ISO-NE fuel security program will take effect due to lack of FERC quorum
An ISO New England program to pay resources that keep fuel or another form of potential energy on hand during the winter will go into effect by operation of law because the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission lacked a quorum to act on the grid operator's proposal.
New York underpins clean energy goals with new $1.1B hydro investment
The New York Power Authority launched a $1.1 billion, 15-year modernization of the Niagara Power Project that will help the state shift to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040.
Utilities see risks, rewards in cryptocurrency power demand
With huge power demands and a highly competitive industry, miners of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are constantly searching for cheap electricity.
Exelon continues to warn of power plant closures absent market reforms
Exelon Corp. management continues to call for market reforms to keep power plants operating.
NY authorities ask FERC to change market rules hampering energy storage growth
Two New York state authorities asked FERC to exempt storage resources from market rules they claim will inhibit the state from meeting its ambitious clean energy targets.
Ariz. regulators get earful from utilities opposed to retail competition
In a third effort over the last 25 years to consider opening utility monopolies to retail competition in Arizona, state regulators heard utilities and cooperatives say the idea is still a bad one that would harm electric service reliability, drive up rates and threaten progress in renewable energy and efficiency.
Tariff threat could boost U.S. wind tower manufacturers as market slows
Facing a potential market downturn, U.S. companies that make steel towers for wind farms are asking the Trump administration to impose barriers to foreign competition.
US House Democrat proposes carbon tax to fund infrastructure
U.S. Rep. John Larson, D-Conn., introduced a bill to create a tax on carbon emissions that could generate $1.2 trillion over 10 years to help rebuild the nation's infrastructure.
Trump administration advances proposed auto standards freeze
The Trump administration is proceeding with a proposal to weaken Obama-era national vehicle standards despite a recent deal between California and four major automakers that will see the companies comply with the state's tougher rules.
Colorado proposes regulations for wholesale power cooperatives
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission released proposed rules governing resource planning for wholesale electric power cooperatives.
FERC clears additional requirements to strengthen grid's malware defenses
With an eye on preventing malicious code from infiltrating the nation's electric grid through less-critical assets, FERC signed off on improvements to security management controls for electronic devices.
US Senate lawmakers introduce bill to codify EPA water rule rollback
Two GOP lawmakers in the U.S. Senate introduced a bill to create a new definition of federally protected waters and codify the Trump administration's efforts to rescind the Obama-era Clean Water Rule derided by many energy producers.