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Despite stay, EPA moves ahead with state renewable energy incentives for Clean Power Plan

The Clean Power Plan is tied up in court, but federal officials are pressing ahead with the clean energy incentives envisioned to exist alongside the new rules.

April 28, 2016 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)


Top 10 solar utilities see growth through declining prices, favorable policies

SCE, PG&E and Duke took home top honors from SEPA for the most solar capacity deployed by utilities in 2015.

April 28, 2016 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

PPL completes work on $350 million transmission expansion in Pennsylvania

The Northeast-Pocono Reliability Project is the utility's second major transmission project in as many years.

April 28, 2016 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

FERC rules demand response, generation not subject to same operational requirements

Federal regulators rejected calls for demand response resources to face the same requirements as generation in the PJM market.

April 28, 2016 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Ohio PUC Chair Andre Porter to step down, sources say

Though no formal announcement has been made, it appears Porter will step down after just more than a year heading the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

April 28, 2016 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Beyond pilots: Duke Energy looks to install storage in regulated market

The utility has previously completed pilots but now says the time is right for a commercial storage facility operating in a regulated market.

April 28, 2016 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

PJM: March prices lowest in 15 years, depressed by cheap fuel and mild weather

Locational marginal prices declined last month due to mild weather and cheap fuel.

April 28, 2016 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Sunverge unveils inverters to help Hawaii Electric solar+storage technology

Sunverge has introduced inverters designed to meet Hawaii Electric's strict solar installation standards and serve the state's solar + storage market driven in part by Hawaii's 100%-by-2045 renewables mandate. 

April 27, 2016 / Peter Maloney (Utility Dive)


How rate reform can help turn energy efficiency into a 'profit center' for utilities

Traditional ratemaking makes energy efficiency a burden to utilities, but smart regulation can create opportunities for both revenue growth and power conservation.

April 27, 2016 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

How utilities can help auto companies sell EVs

The auto industry has not been very good at selling electric vehicles, but utilities can help, Michael Shepard writes in an op-ed.

April 27, 2016 / Michael Shepard (Utility Dive)