Distributed Wind

GA Commission Approves Wind Generation as Part of Georgia Power’s Resource Mix

Source: Georgia Public Service Commission The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) took another step today to diversify Georgia’s energy portfolio. The Commission approved a proposed agreement that will add 250 megawatts of clean renewable wind energy to Georgia’s electric grid. Under

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Electricity supplier won’t buy Vermont renewable energy credits

Source: Brattleboro Reformer One of the nation’s top renewable power suppliers said it will no longer trade Vermont’s renewable energy credits, which are also counted toward the state’s clean electricity goals. NextEra Energy announced last week that it will no

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The Federal Government Announces Biggest Clean Energy Boost Since the Stimulus

Source: Greentech Media The biggest policy boost for clean energy during President Obama’s second term isn’t coming from the Department of Energy or from Congress — it’s coming from the Environmental Protection Agency. This morning, the EPA finally announced plans to slash

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Solar Paired With Energy Storage Scores a Regulatory Win in California

Source: Greentech Media Adding an energy storage system to a NEM-eligible solar system or generator in California just became a little easier and more transparent under a new Public Utility Commission ruling. Last month, Jeff St. John reported on the

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Hawaii Passes the Point of No Return on Distributed Generation

Source: Greentech Media When Hawaiian Electric Company submitted its integrated resource plan on April 29, it was the last straw for regulators. Shortly after HECO’s inadequate plan was released, the Public Utilities Commission issued four regulatory orders and a white

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Restructuring New York State’s utilities

Source: Lexology New York State’s electric industry may undergo a drastic transformation.  Recently, the New York State Public Service Commission (“Commission”) issued its Reforming the Energy Vision, NYS Department of Public Service Staff Report and Proposal (“Vision Proposal”) to remodel New York’s

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Texas utility regulators expect to open investigation on wind ‘cost apportionment’

Source: SNL With a new report showing robust wind energy development and production in the Lone Star State, Texas utility regulators are expecting by month’s end to open an investigation into how the renewable resource’s growth is expected to impact

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Transmission: More than Meets the Eye

True or false: Transmission and transmission planning are only relevant to large, conventional electricity generators, and distributed renewables are only concerned with the distribution system, and never the twain shall meet. For many decades, this statement was profoundly true. But nowadays, with evolving technologies, improved planning processes and an expanded emphasis on integrated systems, the two previously disparate elements of our energy system are beginning to intersect.

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Xcel Energy sets wind power record in MN

Source: PostBulletin.com  Xcel Energy issued a press release Wednesday declaring that it had achieved a milestone when 46 percent of customers’ electricity needs in the Upper Midwest were met by wind energy at 3 a.m. Sunday. That’s an all-time high

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Connecticut lawmakers approve wind regulations

Source: Lexology On Earth Day, April 22, the Connecticut Legislative Review Committee approved proposed regulations that will allow for the siting of wind turbines in the state. The new regulations would end what has effectively been a three-year moratorium on

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