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US distribution utilities must rapidly transform to stay relevant

Ernst & Young LLP and GridWise Alliance launch new report that maps the future of the US distribution system

Nebraska Public Power District to keep electricity rates flat

Next year will be the seventh year in a row of stable rates for NPPD's retail customers. The utility says retail customers will also receive a monthly credit of between 2% and 4% of their bills in 2020.

Connecticut utility regulators seek to reduce electric shutoffs

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority in response to a surge in shutoffs over the past few years this week asked Eversource and United Illuminating to prepare a script that call centers would use when talking to customers to determine and recognize hardship eligibility, according to the Hartford Courant.

Dominion Energy partnership to convert manure to energy

Dominion estimates the project will reduce emissions by an amount comparable to taking nearly 100,000 cars off the road for a year.

Baltimore Gas & Electric, Oracle reshape peak pricing programs

BGE is using Oracle Utilities Opower Behavioral Load Shaping Cloud Service to engage customers with a proactive, personalized experience designed to help them save on their utility bills.

Hawaiian Electric names new president, CEO

Scott Seu, a senior vice president at Hawaiian Electric Co., will succeed Alan Oshima as president and chief executive officer of the company effective in the first quarter of 2020.

Customer satisfaction with utilities climbs, J.D. Power finds

Overall business customer satisfaction with electric utilities has climbed this year, but the gap between the highest-ranking and lowest-ranking utilities also has grown.

PG&E predicts more than $6 billion in wildfire costs

PG&E filed for bankruptcy in January to deal with an estimated $30 billion in liabilities from wildfires that its equipment may have ignited in 2017 and 2018, including a wildfire last November that essentially wiped out the Northern California town of Paradise and killed 85 people.

Germany’s RWE sells solar power to Georgia Power

Under the terms of the agreement, RWE's Broken Spoke Solar project, a 195.5 MW facility coupled with a 40 MW 2-hour battery energy storage device, will begin supplying power in late 2021.

PG&E meets with governor amid bankruptcy case

Newsom also reiterated the state would consider a potential takeover of the utility if the bankruptcy is not resolved by June 30.