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Aspen goes 100% renewable with new Nebraska wind deal

The city has struck a deal to replace coal and source all of its power from renewable energy sources.

April 23, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Vermont solar advocates push lawmakers to expand net metering

Solar advocates want to drop restrictions limiting the size of net metered projects to 500 KW.

April 23, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

ISO-NE delays demand response integration due to FERC Order 745 uncertainty

Demand response may not be fully integrated in the Northeast until 2018.

April 23, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Report: Exelon Illinois nuke subsidy would cost ratepayers $1.6B

Customer bills would rise more than $2 per month according to the new analysis.

April 23, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)


Is We Energies behind the push to defund Wisconsin's consumer advocate?

Observers say the proposal has the utility's fingerprints all over it. The utility denies the allegations.

April 23, 2015 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

National energy efficiency bill passes Congress, heads to President Obama's desk

If signed into law, the legislation would help protect an important resource for rural electric cooperatives: large electric water heaters. 

April 22, 2015 / Gavin Bade (Utility Dive)

Tesla to unveil not one, but two new battery products next week

One will be the home battery many expected; the other will be a "very large" utility scale battery. 

April 22, 2015 / Davide Savenije (Utility Dive)

AEP leaning toward selling Ohio generation fleet

The head of American Electric Power has confirmed the company's preference is to dispose of its unregulated Ohio generation.

April 22, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Chicago will end power pact with Constellation, return customers to ComEd

For the last two years Chicago has procured electricity from Integrys Energy Services (now Constellation), but the city concluded the deal was no longer in the best interest of residents.

April 22, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

White House calls for billions in new grid infrastructure spending in QER

The first Quadrennial Energy Review recommends spending billions of dollars to bolster gas transportation assets and modernize the electric grid.

April 22, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)