Nevada Opens Fourth Tier of Net Metering Program After Solar Capacity Reaches 80-Megawatt Limit

The Nevada Public Utilities Commission on June 24 announced that subscriptions for the third tier of its net metering program reached the 80-megawatt threshold established by a 2017 law, which created a four-tier structure to compensate customers for grid-exported energy. There is no capacity limit for Tier four, which is now open for applications, but…...

FERC Approves Southwest Generation’s Acquisition of Mankato Energy Center

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on June 24 authorized a transaction allowing Denver-based Southwest Generation Operating Company LLC to acquire the 760-megawatt Mankato Energy Center, a natural gas power plant, from Xcel Energy Inc. Xcel Energy purchased the facility from Southern Power for $650 million in January through a non-regulated affiliate after Minnesota regulators rejected…...