Colorado Rule Paves Way for Utility Investment in Battery Projects

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission adopted rules to incorporate energy storage procurement into utilities’ long-term planning processes, taking an important step towards harnessing the emerging technology, according to a Dec. 12 decision. The move follows legislation enacted in June 2018 directing the commission to establish a process by February 2019 for electric utilities to evaluate…

Solar Connecticut Unveils ‘Buy-All, Sell-All’ Compensation Plan for Residential Solar Customers

Solar Connecticut Inc. filed an interim solar residential tariff with the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority following legislation enacted in May 2018 requiring the agency to establish procurement plans and tariffs for projects selected under the plans for each electric distribution company. The law grandfathered existing net metering customers through 2039 and ended the program…

New York Clean Energy Standard Enters Third Phase, Incorporates Offshore Wind Credits

The New York Public Service Commission on Dec. 14 approved phase III of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s plan to implement the Clean Energy Standard or CES, adopted in August 2016, to achieve the state’s goal of obtaining half its electricity from renewable resources by 2030. The program includes a renewable…