Utilities

More Than $26 Million to 37 State, Local, & Tribal Governments to Support Clean Energy…

President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Helping Upgrade Public Infrastructure in Communities Across the Country to Deploy Even More Cleaner, Cheaper Power, Build Up Energy Resilience WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday announced more than $26.9 million to nine … [continued]

U.S. DOE Releases New Report Outlining Solutions to Meet Growing Electricity Demand

President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Equips Utilities and Power Providers With a Suite of Tools to Meet Increasing Demand, While Keeping Costs Affordable for Consumers, Cutting Emissions and Ensuring Reliability Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today outlined a wide array of solutions to address increased electricity demand … [continued]

EnergyHub & Toyota Collaborate to Support the Electrical Grid and Improve EV Ownership Experience

EnergyHub announces that they are collaborating with Toyota Motor North America (Toyota) to improve the electric vehicle (EV) ownership experience. A direct integration with EnergyHub’s platform enables Toyota and Lexus drivers to take advantage of certain utility programs designed to reduce the cost of charging for EV customers, while helping utilities … [continued]

Solar Industry Statement on CPUC Community Solar Decision

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — This week the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a proposed decision that rejects a plan to bolster the state’s community solar market and instead approves a utility-backed alternative. Following is a statement from Stephanie Doyle, California State Affairs Director for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):  … [continued]

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Planning for PJM’s Grid of the Future Starts Today

PJM’s proposed long-term regional transmission planning marks a new way forward. How much it will deliver is still uncertain. It may be a new calendar year, but the US grid is facing many of the same challenges it did in 2023, including lengthy interconnection queue delays, a lag in transmission buildout, and accelerating fossil retirements. … [continued]

Realigning Utility Incentives for Today’s Priorities

RMI’s new PIMs database helps you find regulatory tools to meet the demands of a 21st-century grid. Utilities, regulators, and advocates alike are grappling with the evolving needs of a 21st-century grid: renewables face prolonged delays in coming online, jeopardizing state, community and corporate climate goals and escalating costs. The increasing frequency … [continued]

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How to Fix What Xcel Got Wrong on Clean Heat

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission should approve a Clean Heat Plan that delivers more emissions reductions at a lower cost Landmark Clean Heat legislation from 2021 requires Colorado’s gas utilities to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from gas burned inside their customers’ homes and buildings by 4 percent by 2025 and 22 … [continued]

U.S. DOE: $70 Million To Strengthen Energy Sector Against Physical & Cyber Hazards

All-Hazards Energy Resilience Funding Opportunity Will Support Research Projects to Help Make the Nation’s Energy Systems More Secure, Resilient, and Reliable, Bolstering America’s Ability to Quickly Recover from Energy Disruptions WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $70 million in funding to support research into … [continued]