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Demand Response Provider Asks Feds to Open States to Energy Market Competition

Demand Response Provider Asks Feds to Open States to Energy Market Competition Over the past half-decade, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has consistently won court battles upholding its authority over states to set the rules for how distributed energy resources can play in wholesale energy markets. Now FERC is being asked to put that authority … Continue reading Demand Response Provider Asks Feds to Open States to Energy Market Competition

Here’s sun in your eyes: #Kentucky_Utilities completes solar array for whiskey maker

Here’s sun in your eyes: Kentucky Utilities completes solar array for whiskey maker Solar aficionados can toast to this news if they so choose. Kentucky Utilities announced that its joint venture solar array is now online in Loretto. The 560 panels are producing to offset power use by Maker’s Mark whiskey production. The new ground-mounted … Continue reading Here’s sun in your eyes: #Kentucky_Utilities completes solar array for whiskey maker

The duel for the future of #Indiana ’s energy identity

The duel for the future of Indiana’s energy identity While state legislators decide the fate of a bill aimed at adding restrictions to the retirement of existing generation plants, the state’s second-largest utility has issued the results of an unprecedented solar solicitation. On February 27th, the Indiana Senate Utilities Committee will hear House Bill 1414, … Continue reading The duel for the future of #Indiana ’s energy identity

Grid operators cancel travel, shift to remote meetings, as industry preps for broad #coronavirus absenteeism

Grid operators cancel travel, shift to remote meetings, as industry preps for broad coronavirus absenteeism Independent System Operators (ISO) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO) responsible for operating the nation’s electric grid are working to limit the spread of the coronavirus, as EEI signaled companies need to prepare to continue delivering electricity with a smaller workforce. … Continue reading Grid operators cancel travel, shift to remote meetings, as industry preps for broad #coronavirus absenteeism

Retaining outmoded monopolies and coal plants keeps #Indiana in the Dark Ages

Retaining outmoded monopolies and coal plants keeps Indiana in the Dark Ages The Indiana statehouse is abuzz as state utilities plan to shutter thousands of megawatts of coal-fired power plants in the coming years. Unfortunately, a false panic about electricity reliability may translate into an unnecessary expansion of bureaucratic review of retiring coal plants via … Continue reading Retaining outmoded monopolies and coal plants keeps #Indiana in the Dark Ages

#Wisconsin Sees Spike In Interest In Wind Energy Production

Wisconsin Sees Spike In Interest In Wind Energy Production MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is seeing growing interest in wind energy as production costs decline and utilities look toward renewable energy. Michael Vickerman is policy director of clean energy nonprofit RENEW Wisconsin. Vickerman tells Wisconsin Public Radio that three wind projects are being considered in … Continue reading #Wisconsin Sees Spike In Interest In Wind Energy Production

Are old Midwest coal plants pushing renewables offline?

Are old Midwest coal plants pushing renewables offline? Midwest regulators are probing whether a little-known practice is slowing the region’s accelerating pivot away from coal toward renewables and gas. Utility commissions in Minnesota and Missouri are looking at the way companies run older coal plants, even when those units aren’t the cheapest option — and … Continue reading Are old Midwest coal plants pushing renewables offline?

Businesses benefit from expansion of solar energy offerings

Businesses benefit from expansion of solar energy offerings Efforts are underway to expand affordable solar power in Indiana and Illinois, including in the Wabash Valley. In Indiana, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has approved a Duke Energy customer pilot program that makes it easier for businesses, schools and nonprofits to have solar energy at their … Continue reading Businesses benefit from expansion of solar energy offerings