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EnerNOC: FERC Order 745 ruling won't kill demand response

It is too late for a court decision to stem the value of distributed resources, according to the president of EnerNOC.

Sept. 29, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

CPUC email scandal: New judge assigned to PG&E rate case

Acting Chief Administrative Law Judge Timothy Sullivan has assigned himself to oversee the $1 billion rate case.

Sept. 29, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Maine's next governor gets opportunity to reshape state regulatory commission

Huge influence on Maine energy policy, electricity rates, and natural gas supply expected.

Sept. 26, 2014 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

Bidders pull out of Cleco acquisition

Iberdrola SA and Austrialia's Macquarie Bank have backed out. 

Sept. 26, 2014 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

Under pressure, Black Hills Power retracts proposed distributed generation surcharge

The utility wants South Dakota regulators to approve a 13% rate increase to cover grid repairs and coal costs. 

Sept. 25, 2014 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

IRS to investigate Value of Solar tariffs

The agency will decide whether VOST payments are taxable income.

Sept. 25, 2014 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

DOE report: 2.5% solar will cut utility earnings by about 4%

Distributed generations hits shareholders harder than ratepayers, according to a report from the Department of Energy's Berkeley Lab. 

Sept. 25, 2014 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

Buffett's Berkshire, CenterPoint and NextEra weigh bids for Oncor

A bidding war may soon erupt over Energy Future Holdings' prized asset.

Sept. 25, 2014 / Gavin Bade (Utility Dive)

HECO completes first phase of smart grid roll-out

Installation in Oahu marks an important step in the utility's energy vision.

Sept. 25, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Exelon seeks $580M to keep nuclear plants running

But the generator won't guarantee it will continue running all of its plants — even with the rate increase.

Sept. 25, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)