Recent News

July 29, 2008

One of the agenda items for the July 29, 2008 regular open meeting of the New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission was the issuance of a final order on the state’s proposed IC/NM rules (particularly for generators of 10 MW or

July 29, 2008

On July 14, 2008, the California Public Utilities Commission released its Draft Strategic Plan for Energy Efficiency. On-site distributed generation is mentioned in this report as a component of the goal to deliver zero net energy to new homes and

July 29, 2008

On July 16, 2008, PSEG announced that it is now offering residential customers access to its innovative solar loan program. This program, which can accommodate about 900 residential customers for a total of 6 MW of solar generation, is one

July 29, 2008

On July 15, 2008, Exelon Corporation announced a carbon-reduction strategy entitled, “Exelon 2020: A Low-Carbon Roadmap.” which could set a new benchmark for environmental action by a major U.S. utility. This plan sets a goal of reducing, offsetting, or displacing

July 29, 2008

On June 25, 2008, GE Energy announced the formation of a strategic alliance with GAF Materials Corporation, the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. Through this alliance, the companies will market and ultimately develop solar roofing systems for commercial and

July 29, 2008

On June 30, 2008, National Semiconductor announced that it is field testing new technology which can increase the overall energy output of solar photovoltaic systems. The product, called SolarMagic, uses the company’s expertise in power conversion and advanced algorithms to

July 29, 2008

On July 17, 2008, the Public Utilities Commission of Texas approved a transmission plan (Case 33672) that will bring 18,500 MW of wind-generated power from West Texas and the Panhandle to the state’s major metropolitan areas. The plan, which was

July 29, 2008

On June 26, 2008, U.S. House Representative Jay Inslee, along with three other democratic representatives, introduced H.R. 6401, the Renewable Energy and Jobs Security Act, which would provide long-term (20-year), fixed rate utility contracts to renewable and other clean generators

July 29, 2008

On June 23, 2008, Delmarva Power, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc., announced a 25-year purchase power agreement with Babcock and Brown to buy 200 MW of power from what is likely to be the first off-shore wind farm in

July 29, 2008

On July 2, 2008, the North Dakota Public Service Commission formally accepted a letter of intent filed by FPL Energy regarding its plan to build a 1,000-MW wind farm in west-central North Dakota. (See Case PU-08-400.) The facility, which would

 

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