Iowa Regulator Proposes Rules for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The Iowa Utilities Board issued a proposed rule on Feb. 6 that would remove electric vehicle charging stations from the definition of public utility under state law. The proposal, intended to establish guidelines for charging at public facilities, follows a discussion held last October to gather stakeholder input. The proposal would specify that electricity sold…

NorthWestern Energy’s Peak Demand Deficit in Montana Would Improve From Federal Customer’s Hydropower Allocation

Malmstrom Air Force Base, one of NorthWestern Energy’s main federal electricity customers, proposed the creation of a new tariff that would allow the base to utilize hydropower originating from the Western Area Power Administration’s Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, according to a Feb. 12 filing with the Montana Public Service Commission. The hydropower, which comes from resources…

Competitive Suppliers Accounted for 77 Percent of Ohio’s Renewable Energy Compliance Requirements in 2017: Report

The compliance obligations under Ohio’s renewable portfolio standard have been shifting from electric distribution companies to competitive retail suppliers as consumers are exercising their choice of electric service providers, according to a Feb. 11 draft annual report by the Ohio Public Utilities Commission staff. Competitive suppliers were responsible for about 77 percent of Ohio’s overall…...