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FERC grants NYISO request to give behind-the-meter resources market access

Federal regulators last week approved tariff changes for the New York ISO, allowing some distributed energy resources to participate in capacity and energy markets.

May 25, 2016 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Report: Connecticut emissions rise, putting carbon-cutting goal in danger

After eight years of decline, Acadia Center reports Connecticut's greenhouse gas emissions increased from 2012 to 2014.

May 25, 2016 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

NextEra's pursuit for Oncor dims future of Hawaiian Electric merger

NextEra Energy's proposed acquisition of Hawaiian Electric Industries could take a back seat to a renewed bid for Texas utility giant Oncor.

May 25, 2016 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Greens push to block proposed SDG&E gas plant in California

If a lawsuit to block San Diego Gas & Electric's proposed Carlsbad Energy Center is allowed to move ahead, it could spur other challenges to at least three gas plants in the region.

May 25, 2016 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Utility fund backs big data company AutoGrid in VC round

AutoGrid raises $20 million to deploy software designed to enable a variety of distributed resources.

May 24, 2016 / Peter Maloney (Utility Dive)

SolarCity: Nevada rooftop solar delivers 1.6¢/kWh in net benefits to grid

A new report from the leading rooftop solar installer argues previous analyses of solar's value to the state have been incomplete.

May 24, 2016 / Gavin Bade (Utility Dive)


Two years after EPA's coal ash rule, progress depends on states

North Carolina’s struggle with coal ash illustrates the persisting issues with the federal rules meant to govern its disposal.

May 24, 2016 / Shalina Chatlani (Utility Dive)

California boasts some of the lowest per-capita energy usage in the US, report says

The state ranks among the lowest in the nation for both per-capita energy consumption and per-capita energy spending, according to a new report from Next 10.

May 24, 2016 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)


A grid of DERs: DOE program aims for 100% solar penetration on the distribution system

The new SunShot program will dole out $25M to solutions aimed at integrating truly unprecedented amounts of distributed generation.

May 24, 2016 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)


Thin Film PV Pulls Ahead in Technology Race

Thanks to a focus on R&D for thin film photovoltaic solar, First Solar has increased efficiency and decreased costs for utility-scale systems. 

May 24, 2016 / (Utility Dive)