A laboratory complex set up by Southern California Edison in 2009 to keep the utility at the forefront of new developments in grid and energy technology gets results that gives the firm’s Advanced Technology Division an impact beyond its $19 million annual budget, Reuters reports.
In a fresh tilt at net metering, Hawaii Electric has applied to the state’s Public Utilities Commission to phase out the existing program of issuing credits to customers with solar panels who supply electricity back to the grid, as the utility claims they are not paying their fair share of grid maintenance, E&E reports.
Utilities wouldn’t be able to pass along the costs associated with their natural gas investments to their electricity customers, under a bill introduced in the Florida legislature by Democratic state Rep. Dwight Dudley, Platts reports.
Millions of Pepco customers could end up paying more for electricity under a proposed merger that would combine the company with Exelon, according to a report due out from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, which recommends that the D.C. Public Service Commission reject the application, The Washington Post reports.
Some of the demands Delaware has made over Exelon’s proposed merger with Pepco have drawn criticism from the company president in comments filed ahead of public hearings by the state’s Public Service Commission next month, The News Journal reports.
A potential power crisis in Upper Michigan has been averted in a complex deal that will see the Presque Isle coal plant keep running until a new natural gas-fired plant can be built, Crain’s Chicago Business reports.
Setting its sights on catering to the younger generation of Millennials, NRG Home CEO Steve McBee explains to U.S. News & World Report that the company wants to move on from the traditional limited and centralized utility services to offer individuals customized choices.
Three GOP presidential hopefuls - Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Marco Rubio, R-Fla. - are co-sponsoring a bill to block the Environmental Protection Agency's Waters of the United States rule, The Hill reports. Paul announced the bill Friday.
A report from the center-right think tank American Action Forum estimates that the Environmental Protection Agency's power plant carbon rules could eventually force more than 90 coal-fired plants to retire and cost the economy nearly 300,000 jobs, The Washington Times reports.