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Regulators approve Kentucky Power efficiency, demand management programs

Residential customers will see the efficiency surcharge decrease significantly, 

Feb. 25, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

ComEd used $60M in ratepayer money for charity, "politically influential" donations

ComEd says its charitable giving benefits the community.

Feb. 25, 2015 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

FERC approves risk-based approach for NERC planning

The approach will focus on higher-risk problems will still tracking less immediate issues.

Feb. 25, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Consumer advocates press for variable pricing in Illinois

Time-of-use rates will lower energy consumption and customer costs, advocates say.

Feb. 25, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Oregon city worries legal pot will raise electric rates for all

Because the city of Ashland, Ore., buys power from the Bonneville Power Administration, a single large grow operation could raise rates for all residents.

Feb. 25, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

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Coming of age: How utilities are trying to catch up with Uber and Amazon

Opower's new customer care offering help illustrate how the industry is changing and where utilities see opportunity.

Feb. 25, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

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What electric reliability is actually worth and what it means for utilities

Different utilities can use the same means to get to different reliability needs.

Feb. 25, 2015 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

Secret PG&E "self-investigation" finds obstructions on 20% of its gas pipelines

State regulators secretly green-lighted a "self-investigation" for PG&E after the deadly San Bruno explosion in 2008.

Feb. 24, 2015 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

Greens: Duke's maligned coal ash handling is typical for industry

Over 200 contaminations and spills document water contamination and deformed fish near coal ash sites.

Feb. 24, 2015 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

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SDG&E: If you're not prepared for the change, it's too late

Sunny San Diego may be the perfect place for solar, but solar adoption is causing serious problems on the grid. 

Feb. 24, 2015 / Davide Savenije (Utility Dive)