Con Edison’s Pipeline Expansion Deal Could End Gas Connection Moratorium in 2023

The Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc. on April 24 announced an agreement with Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company LLC to boost the capacity in its existing pipeline that connects the utility’s distribution system to Westchester County. The utility said that the expansion could be in service by November 2023, providing the capacity needed to…

Texas Retail Electric Provider Fined $85,000 for Violating Customer Protection Standards

Stream SPE Ltd agreed to pay an administrative penalty for infringing on rules governing payment plans for outstanding customer bills, according to an April 23 settlement filed by the Texas Public Utility Commission staff. The agreement resolves claims related to the investigation into nearly 4,000 improperly applied switch-holds placed on customer accounts between Jan. 1,…

Indiana Regulator Denies Vectren’s 850-Megawatt Gas-Fired Plant, Citing Financial Risks to Customers

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission on April 24 turned down Southern Indiana Gas & Electric Company’s proposal to construct an 850-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant to replace its retiring coal power units. The agency said that the investment in the project, which is estimated to cost about $780 million, could become uneconomic over the long-term…

Washington State Lawmakers Pass Bill for 100 Percent Clean Energy by 2045

The Washington legislature on April 22 approved a measure requiring the state’s electricity supply to be carbon-neutral by 2030 and 100 percent carbon-free by 2045. The bill now moves to Democratic Governor Jay Inslee’s desk to be signed into law. Inslee said he looked forward to signing the bill, calling it the nation’s most forward looking…