Rhode Island Regulators Seek to Update Distributed Generation Rules to Boost Renewable Energy Adoption

The Rhode Island Distributed-Generation Board submitted its recommendations for the 2020 Renewable Energy Growth Program Year to the Public Utilities Commission on Oct. 23, with proposed changes to classes, tariff term lengths, ceiling prices and the state allocation plan affecting mostly solar and wind generation. Regarding classes, the board proposes to combine the small and…

California Regulators Mull Changes to Emergency Power Shut Off Procedure Following Historic Blackout

The California Public Utilities Commission is launching a formal investigation into the recent Public Safety Power Shut-offs (PSPS), utility compliance with CPUC regulations and requirements, as well as series of immediate measures to protect consumers and overhaul the rules governing the mass safety measure, according to an Oct. 28 press release. The regulator is tackling the…

EnerKnol’s Visual Primer – U.S. States Push for Innovative Electric Vehicle Programs to Reach New Market Segments

More than a dozen states have enacted measures or advanced programs over the last six months to boost electric vehicle (EV) usage and attract private investment in charging infrastructure. Growing concern about emissions and climate change is drawing increased attention to the transportation sector, the nation’s biggest polluter.

California Regulator Clears PG&E’s Proposal to Offer Subscription Pricing for Commercial Electric Vehicles

The California Public Utilities Commission on Oct. 28 approved Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s proposal to create a rate class for commercial electric vehicle charging with two new rate schedules for small and large customers. The new rates feature a monthly subscription charge and a time-of-use volumetric rate intended to encourage charging during times of…