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Consumer groups challenge #Wisconsin regulators over rate assessment

Consumer groups challenge Wisconsin regulators over rate assessment Consumer groups say Wisconsin utility regulators are obscuring the state’s high electricity prices in a new evaluation of supply and cost. Specifically some advocates are taking issue with how the Public Service Commission addressed rates in a draft of the latest Strategic Energy Assessment, a document the … Continue reading Consumer groups challenge #Wisconsin regulators over rate assessment

#Minnesota adjusts solar incentives to cover more commercial projects

Minnesota adjusts solar incentives to cover more commercial projects The state’s solar industry thinks the change could spur new development and maybe attract out-of-state companies. Minnesota solar industry leaders are hopeful recent changes to two utility incentive programs will bring new commercial development to the state. State lawmakers doubled the size limit for Xcel Energy’s … Continue reading #Minnesota adjusts solar incentives to cover more commercial projects

#Illinois can do without Vistra coal plants, greens claim

Illinois can do without Vistra coal plants, greens claim Dynegy said before it completed the merger with Vistra that nuclear subsidies passed by Illinois lawmakers in 2017 had made some of its Illinois coal plants unprofitable, and said it was considering closing down some capacity. Now with the merger complete, the consolidated company believes it … Continue reading #Illinois can do without Vistra coal plants, greens claim

INDIANA IN-DEPTH: Solar advocates believe industry will overcome net metering changes

INDIANA IN-DEPTH: Solar advocates believe industry will overcome net metering changes GOSHEN — The slowing gain of jobs in the Indiana solar power industry is being viewed as a one-time occurrence for a segment of the economy that has been thriving. One of the industry’s advocacy organizations, The Solar Foundation based in Washington, D.C., reported … Continue reading INDIANA IN-DEPTH: Solar advocates believe industry will overcome net metering changes

#DTE_Energy power outages: 250,000 customers remain without power

DTE Energy power outages: 250,000 customers remain without power The utility company reported Monday morning more than 370,000 customers overall were impacted by the storm. Crews have worked to restore power to more than 120,000 customers. More Headlines Metro Detroit weather forecast: First the ice, and now the snow DTE expects 90 percent of customers … Continue reading #DTE_Energy power outages: 250,000 customers remain without power

MISO states push for authority over DER in electricity markets at FERC meeting

MISO states push for authority over DER in electricity markets at FERC meeting FERC called the aggregated DER technical conference in February when it approved a separate order regarding how energy storage facilities. That order allowed large-scale storage in each regional electricity market to provide multiple services, but regulators could not settle on similar rules … Continue reading MISO states push for authority over DER in electricity markets at FERC meeting

#DTE plan calls for doubling renewable power by 2022

DTE plan calls for doubling renewable power by 2022 DTE Energy says it will rely heavily on wind power double its renewable energy production by 2022. The state’s largest utility submitted its latest plans to comply with Michigan’s renewable energy portfolio standards to the Michigan Public Service Commission Friday. Those standards require utilities to get … Continue reading #DTE plan calls for doubling renewable power by 2022

Anti- solar bill hurts #Kentucky ’s energy future. It’s also a case of dirty politics.

Anti-solar bill hurts Kentucky’s energy future. It’s also a case of dirty politics. The anti-solar energy bill that was narrowly passed by the House and is awaiting action in the Senate illustrates two weaknesses in Kentucky’s civic character: We try to cling to the past, and we tolerate dirty politics. House Bill 227 was written … Continue reading Anti- solar bill hurts #Kentucky ’s energy future. It’s also a case of dirty politics.