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Boeing delivers fuel cell storage system for US Navy

Highlighting the military's growing interest in energy security and storage, the U.S. Navy is testing the first of its kind fuel cell energy storage system in conjunction with a microgrid in Port Hueneme, California. 

Feb. 10, 2016 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Report: Dominion dumped 33.7 million gallons of untreated coal ash water in Quantico Creek

The utility is working on a plan to manage 200 million gallons of coal ash, but critics question whether drainage into Quantico Creek fell within water permits the utility obtained.

Feb. 10, 2016 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Ex-regulator: NextEra's energy vision for Hawaii isn't good enough

Former Arizona Corporation Commission Chairwoman Kristin Mayes said NextEra Energy failed to show "strong tangible conditions attached to the deal." 

Feb. 10, 2016 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

Companies launch first US community solar trade group

The Coalition for Community Solar Access will work to expand policies propelling community solar in emerging markets. 

Feb. 10, 2016 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

Supreme Court puts Clean Power Plan on hold

In a surprise move, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to stay the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan until the D.C. Circuit Court reviews it and appeals to the high court are exhausted. 

Feb. 9, 2016 / Davide Savenije and Krysti Shallenberger (Utility Dive)


How the US can unlock efficiency's potential to meet energy demand

A new Regulatory Assistance Project study says it will take an "all hands on deck" approach to meet almost a third of energy demand in 2026 through efficiency. 

Feb. 9, 2016 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)


How Austin Energy is looking to manage solar-plus-storage on its grid

Austin Energy has been awarded a $4.3 million grant to implement a DERMS system aimed at integrating solar power into its grid.

Feb. 9, 2016 / Peter Maloney (Utility Dive)

Canada's Fortis to buy ITC Holdings in $11.3B deal

Canadian company Fortis Inc. is moving to acquire ITC Holdings Corp. in a bid to enter the FERC-regulated U.S. transmission market. 

Feb. 9, 2016 / Krysti Shallenberger (Utility Dive)


How Tucson Electric Power's CEO wants to grow DERs in Arizona

As solar deployment spreads, TEP seeks rate design reforms and aims for a full suite of utility-owned DERs.

Feb. 9, 2016 / Gavin Bade (Utility Dive)

Pennsylvania utilities prep for time-of-use pilot

Duquesne Light recently received the go-ahead for a time-of-use pricing program that will leverage up to 200,000 smart meters this summer.

Feb. 9, 2016 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)