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​From Maryland to California and beyond, rate design innovations are boosting the energy transition

Success with time-of-use rates can allow utilities to start integrating more variable and distributed generation, leading to more sophisticated time-varying rates that allow for higher penetrations of such generation.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:24:00 -0500

Design updates, financial shakeup prompt utilities to rethink structure of NuScale's $6.1B SMR project

A number of western municipal utilities are trying to avoid getting locked into a first-of-a-kind nuclear project if its costs continue to go up.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 08:46:00 -0500

Treasury Department proposal prohibits banks from denying lending to energy, gun companies

The 45-day comment period is uncommonly short, but may allow the agency a brief window to issue the rule before the Biden administration is expected to take office Jan. 20.

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:06:00 -0500

ConEd faces $102M penalty, possible license revocation for Hurricane Isaias response

Some customers were without power for about a week following the storm, and an expedited investigation concluded utilities failed to follow regulator-ordered emergency response plans.

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:00:00 -0500

CAISO approves hybrid storage policies as California preps to add 1.5 GW by 2022

The new policy provides market certainty around how hybrid resources are supposed to operate in the market, according to Jin Noh, policy manager at the California Energy Storage Alliance.

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:56:00 -0500