California Utilities Face Investigation Following Massive Wildfires

The California Public Utilities Commission is launching a probe into the corporate governance, structure, and operation of Pacific Gas and Electric Company to determine the best course of action for safe electric and gas service in the wake of wildfires that caused widespread destruction in Northern and Southern California, according to a Nov. 15 statement…

U.S. Energy Department Awards Over $105 Million for Next Generation Technologies, Grid Resilience

The U.S. Energy Department announced $98 million in funding for 40 new projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s open funding opportunity to spur innovative technologies that can transform the energy system, according to a Nov. 15 press release. The projects, located in 21 states, cover a broad range of technologies in multiple…

FERC Enforcement Actions in FY 2018 Result in Over $330 Million in Fines, Refunds

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved settlements of over $83 million in civil penalties and disgorgement of over $66 million in unjust profits during fiscal year 2018, according to the Office of Enforcement’s twelfth annual report issued on Nov. 15. The report underscores agency action in the areas of fraud and market manipulation, violations of…

EverPower Wind Holdings Wins Key Regulatory Approval to Advance 126-Megawatt Wind Farm in New York

The New York Public Service Commission approved the construction and operation of a 126-megawatt utility-scale wind generation project proposed by Cassadaga Wind LLC, a subsidiary of EverPower Wind Holdings Inc., according to a Nov. 15 press release. The commission determined that the developer is financially able to move forward with the project. In January, the…