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FERC backs PJM on capacity auction transition rules

FERC Chairman Norman Bay dissented, saying the new rules would cost consumers more than $1 billion more and supply little benefit in return.

Aug. 27, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Nevada regulators vote to keep retail rate net metering through end of year

Nevada has hit its 235-MW cap on net metering, but regulators this week voted to allow current rates to continue through the end of the year.

Aug. 27, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Michigan Tea Party lawmaker looks to incentivize solar, restructure energy choice

Green advocates in Michigan may have found an unlikely ally in Tea Party Republican state Rep. Gary Glenn.

Aug. 27, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

NRG: Western NY coal plant conversion in jeopardy due to Entergy lawsuit

Two years ago the state hailed a plan to convert the NRG Dunkirk coal facility to gas, but a lawsuit from Entergy Corp. challenging subsidies means the coversion has now been delayed.

Aug. 27, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

SoCal Edison integrating over 1,000 MW of demand response into wholesale markets

The utility takes advantage of new CAISO rules allowing aggregations of demand side resources to bid into wholesale markets.

Aug. 26, 2015 / Gavin Bade (Utility Dive)


How will utilities profit in the future? New York's REV initiative is trying to figure it out

The Empire State is remaking its utility industry, but one key piece – where the money comes from – remains elusive, and regulators are taking a fairly hands-off approach to finding the answer.

Aug. 26, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

FPL's natural gas investment isn't saving customers money, yet

State regulators allowed Florida Power & Light to invest directly in natural gas production, but so far that decision is costing ratepayers millions of dollars.

Aug. 26, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Siemens to construct islanding microgrid on northern California reservation

The microgrid, designed for the Blue Lake Rancheria reservation, will test microgrid management software to predict power needs and control the grid without an operator present.

Aug. 26, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

AEP data center push helps it land Amazon for Ohio location

Though details are so far sketchy, the deal shows American Electric Power's strategy of courting large data customers is working.

Aug. 26, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)


How demand flexibility is about to transform electricity delivery

For utilties, when consumers use energy could become just as important to their bottom lines as if they generate it themselves.

Aug. 26, 2015 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)