Net Metering

Renewable Energy Update – February 2017 #3

Government Report Cites Solar Industry Supports More Jobs Than Coal Industry

A firm controlled by Philip Anschutz, the billionaire entertainment and pro sports magnate, will soon build the largest wind farm in the U.S. to serve utilities in California.

Renewable Energy Update – August 2016 #2

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Governor Jerry Brown’s plan for a regional electricity grid is being put on hold this year.

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

Imagine a utility receives $57 million from the Department of Energy and a matching amount from its customers, then uses that money to demonstrate how new technologies could save millions more. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal, right? Not if you’re FirstEnergy, whose business model doesn’t call for saving money. FirstEnergy – serving several states… Keep reading →

Renewable Energy Update – January 2016 #4

Congress Meets As Government Shutdown Looms

The Supreme Court sided with federal regulators last Monday, upholding a rule meant to incentivize efforts to reduce electricity demand.

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The electric utility industry is experiencing significant changes affecting virtually every part of the traditional utility business model, including the regulatory and ratemaking aspects. As utilities grapple with these issues, four key regulatory practices that utilities are seeking have emerged. According to Black & Veatch’s 2015 Strategic Directions: U.S. Electric Industry report, the top rate… Keep reading →


This article is part of the series highlighting the “Top Things You Didn’t Know About…” Be sure to check back for more entries soon. 10. Distributed wind power is used at or near where it is generated, as opposed to wind power from wholesale generation, where power is sent to consumers via transmission lines and… Keep reading →

Apple Borrego

The commercial and industrial solar power sector has not yet taken flight in the same way that residential and utility-scale solar has in recent years. But to many in the solar industry, that just screams opportunity. The C&I solar market is a strange animal for several reasons, but changing economics, regulations and technology appear to… Keep reading →

Houston Scenics

How ERCOT’s idea for aggregating solar, storage and other DERs could unlock the state’s grid-edge potential  Texas, despite being one of the country’s largest and sunniest energy markets, has not seen a lot of growth of distributed solar power. Beyond low energy prices, one big reason is that the Texas deregulated energy market, which covers… Keep reading →

Plug-In 2008 Conference And Expo Highlights Latest Hybrid Electric Car

The state’s solar future can’t rely on a flawed modeling platform, say those who’ve tried to use it.  California’s attempt to rework its solar regulations could be stymied by a flawed and ineffective software planning tool meant to model the cost-effectiveness of proposed policies to replace the state’s current net metering regime. That’s the stunning… Keep reading →

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Warren Buffet came in for criticism after his company, Berkshire’s NV Energy, Nevada’s dominant utility opposed the proposal to increase a cap on the amount net metering for state citizens. “While the billionaire’s famed holding company has reaped tax credits from investing in wind farms and solar arrays, net metering is often seen by utilities… Keep reading →

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