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Xcel asks federal regulators to ensure wind power pays its own way

Source: Denver Business Journal As wind energy grows as a power source in Colorado, Xcel Energy Inc. is asking federal regulators for permission to change the way it charges other utilities that use Xcel’s transmission lines to move their wind-based power to

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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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HI PUC Order Action Plans to Achieve State’s Energy Goals

Source: Hawaii PUC The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) announced four major decisions and orders today that collectively provide key policy, resource planning, and operational directives to the Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO Companies). The orders require the HECO Companies to

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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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PSE&G Wins Approval for Pared-Down $1.2B ‘Energy Strong’ Plan

Source: Greentech Media After a year of negotiations, Public Service Electric and Gas Company reached a $1.2 billion settlement with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for its Energy Strong proposal. The approval of $1.2 billion over five years is far

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Arizona Commission Opens Benefit/Cost docket for DG

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has opened a docket and issued a memo on January 27, requesting comments on the process and methodology for establishing the costs and benefits of distributed generation (DG), including net metering systems. A number of DG costs and benefits were identified in an Arizona Public Service Net Metering Cost Shift Solutions docket that concluded late last year.

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