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Hearings slated to begin in Tucson Electric Power solar rate case

Hearings slated to begin in Tucson Electric Power solar rate case State regulators will soon decide Tucson Electric Power Co.’s solar rate case in a ruling that will likely dictate the pace of rooftop solar installations in the area for years to come. After a three-month delay, Arizona Corporation Commission hearings are set to start … Continue reading Hearings slated to begin in Tucson Electric Power solar rate case

#New_Mexico regulators move forward on clean energy standard

New Mexico regulators move forward on clean energy standard New Mexico utilities are embracing clean energy, but under a proposal put forward by the state’s attorney general and consumer advocates, they could have even more impetus to move to renewable energy. Under the proposed clean energy standard, utilities would have to cut CO2 emissions by … Continue reading #New_Mexico regulators move forward on clean energy standard

Solar groups and utility made a deal because ‘in Utah, we do things differently’

Solar groups and utility made a deal because ‘in Utah, we do things differently’ Utah’s recent net metering settlement, negotiated by solar industry leaders and the state’s largest electric utility, is a shining example of using dialogue to solve seemingly intractable problems, according to Gov. Gary Herbert. “Differing opinions is not necessarily a bad thing,” … Continue reading Solar groups and utility made a deal because ‘in Utah, we do things differently’

#Utah regulators approve end of net metering, beginning of new deal for #Rocky_Mountain_Power solar customers

Utah regulators approve end of net metering, beginning of new deal for Rocky Mountain Power solar customers Negotiated in private, the settlement approved Friday by state Public Service Commission will allow solar sales to continue in Utah, industry leaders say. Advocates for solar power in Utah were catching their breath Friday after receiving word that … Continue reading #Utah regulators approve end of net metering, beginning of new deal for #Rocky_Mountain_Power solar customers

#Rocky_Mountain_Power, other parties defend plan to raise #Utah power bills to pay for solar power

Rocky Mountain Power, other parties defend plan to raise Utah power bills to pay for solar power Utility says it could walk away from settlement, if state regulators seek to change its carefully negotiated deal with solar advocates. State regulators have the future of Utah’s solar power industry in their hands — and, possibly, the … Continue reading #Rocky_Mountain_Power, other parties defend plan to raise #Utah power bills to pay for solar power

#Idaho_Power wants to put rooftop solar customers in separate rate class

Idaho Power wants to put rooftop solar customers in separate rate class Idaho is the latest state to enter a nationwide debate over its net metering policy, a popular pricing mechanism that credits rooftop solar customers — usually at the retail rate — for their excess energy sent to the grid. Established on a state-by-state … Continue reading #Idaho_Power wants to put rooftop solar customers in separate rate class

#Avista selling to Canadian firm #Hydro_One for $5.3 billion

Avista selling to Canadian firm Hydro One for $5.3 billion Spokane’s homegrown utility, Avista Corp., is being sold for $5.3 billion to a Canadian company. The sale to Hydro One Ltd., described as a friendly acquisition, is expected to be finalized next year. The deal creates one of North America’s largest regulated utilities, but will … Continue reading #Avista selling to Canadian firm #Hydro_One for $5.3 billion

#Rocky_Mountain_Power makes wind power investment in #Wyoming

Rocky Mountain Power makes wind power investment in Wyoming CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back coal and climate-change regulations aren’t discouraging a utility from making a $3.5 billion investment in wind energy, the bulk of which will build dozens of new wind turbines in the top coal-producing state. Rocky Mountain … Continue reading #Rocky_Mountain_Power makes wind power investment in #Wyoming