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A Rush of Cautious Optimism Reigns in Energy Storage Circles

Companies such as Fluence are cautiously optimistic about the future as they get ready to attend the Energy Storage Association Conference and Exhibition set April 18-20 in Boston. The 28th annual event is feeling charged up, no doubt, as U.S Energy Storage Monitor research shows 431 MWh installed last year.

Big 3 California utilities rethink rooftop solar

The new plan proposes changes to the power charge indifference adjustment and supports continued community choice aggregation growth, among other things

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Each month POWERGRID International magazine highlights some of the electricity industry's latest important news stories.

FERC asks why utilities haven’t noted tax cuts in rate plans

FERC is asking the utilities to explain why they are still showing a maximum 35 percent corporate tax rates in their formulas which ultimately factor in costs for customers.

Sempra Energy CEO to retire May 1, CFO to take over

CEO Debra Reed guided Sempra Energy for more than six years and oversaw what looks to be a successful $10 billion bid for Oncor

California hits solar power record: Meets nearly half demand

California ISO reported on its Twitter feed that the all-time peak percentage of demand served by solar hit 49.95 percent at 12:58 p.m. that day

Conference Champs

The challenge of transformation was taken up early and often at the nation's biggest annual conference and exhibition for the electric T&D and smart grid sectors.

Electric Vehicle Market Gaining Momentum, Part II

Final in a two-part series by B&V authors. The accelerating pace of electric vehicle (EV) adoption challenges utilities to satisfy new requirements for high-power charging stations.

San Diego to develop hydropower energy storage project

500 MW San Vicente energy storage facility would increase renewable energy capacity, accessibility

B&V Series on EV Adoption: Electric Vehicle Momentum Gaining Speed

The time to start planning for that inevitable spike in demand is now, because of the complexity that arises when so many players are involved and due to the time it takes to navigate regulatory and governmental environments.