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Judge OKs $8.6M Vistra coal plant closure settlement seen as model for helping impacted communities

The agreement to close the E.D. Edwards plant in Illinois calls for a community-led process to transition the surrounding areas rather than the abrupt closure that many coal plants are going through, one NGO noted.

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:32:00 -0500

CPUC demands PG&E defend power shut-off actions, launches investigation into all IOUs

Regulators want PG&E to show why it should not be fined for violating communication protocols during planned outages in October and November. It could be fined up to $100,000 for each offense.

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:29:00 -0500

EV-specific rates are the gateway to direct load management, SEPA report finds

A new report from the Smart Electric Power Alliance illustrates the effectiveness of time-varying rates for electric vehicles, including steps utilities can take to boost enrollment.

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:04:00 -0500

Last GW of 2.25 GW coal-fired Navajo Generating Station expected to shut down any day now

After two years of searching for a new power purchaser, the mammoth plant will close this week, its majority utility owner confirmed.

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 09:38:00 -0500

How does AI improve grid performance? No one fully understands and that's limiting its use

"For 75% of what utilities are doing, outside of maybe forecasting or managing capacity, AI is at the infancy stage and there is no real use case," a data management specialist said.

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 09:24:00 -0500