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Inside the surprising lessons from PECO's time-of-use rate pilot

Though small in size, the TOU pilot busts some common myths about variable pricing, the utility and its partners say.

May 22, 2015 / Gavin Bade (Utility Dive)

South Mississippi drops bid for portion of Kemper coal gasification plant

Citing rising costs and changing energy needs, South Mississippi Electric has dropped its bid to purchase a portion of Southern Company's gasification plant.

May 22, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Water near Duke Energy coal ash ponds still unsafe for residents

Water in 90% of wells near Duke's coal ash pits was found to be unfit for drinking or cooking, a North Carolina state agency found.

May 22, 2015 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

Did the EPA drop carbon capture tech from its new power plant rules?

A report suggests the agency may have dropped a controversial requirement that new coal plants be built with CCS technology.

May 22, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Southern purchases 103 MW Georgia solar plant

Southern Power now has more than 1,100 MW of renewables in its portfolio.

May 22, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Minnesota co-op Stearns Electric adds community shared solar option

Each $1,300 module will give an expected $5 per month bill credit to member subscribers.

May 21, 2015 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

Xcel approved to fly drones to monitor transmission, gas assets

Xcel joins a growing number of utilities authorized to operate unmanned aircraft to survey their assets.

May 21, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Democratic US rep. files bill to extend solar ITC for 5 years

The measure elicited support from the Solar Energy Industries Association, which predicted it would boost the economy and help maintain electric reliability.

May 21, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Study: Efficiency can drive down costs of Clean Power Plan compliance

A new report examining Clean Power Plan costs finds that many estimates don't plan for efficiency improvements, which could be significant cost savers.

May 21, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

PJM coal burn drops 14% in Q1, driven by low gas prices

The system performed better during the cold 2015 winter than it had the year before, but forced outage rates remain a problem for the grid operator.

May 21, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)