EnerKnol Grid Modernization Tracking Table

A growing number of states are exploring grid modernization to keep pace with fast-evolving technological advances and growing distributed generation. The smart grid concept ties together multiple initiatives ranging from solar-battery microgrids to vehicle-to-grid power flow management, and grid hardening to support reliability and resiliency. It may also include advanced meters, which are a pivotal…...

Visual Primer: State Utility Regulators Consider Net Metering Changes for Equitable Rate Structure

The pressing trend towards revisiting retail rate net metering for rooftop solar continues, in a bid to ensure proper compensation for solar customers and avoid cost shifting to non-solar customers. Net energy metering, which credits customer generators for grid-exported power, has been a key component of the policy framework to spur investment in customer-sited renewable energy facilities, including solar and energy storage systems.

EnerKnol COVID-19 Response Actions Tracking Table

The volatile situation created by the COVID-19 spread has prompted state utility commissions to respond with new directives and guidance on a number of proceedings. Regulators have responded with various measures, including suspending service disconnections, transitioning to virtual meetings, and delaying rate cases. The Tracking Table below provides summaries of commission actions and utility filings…

California’s Twenty-Fifth Carbon Auction Generates $590 Million

The twenty-fifth quarterly carbon auction held by California and Quebec sold all of the nearly 56.4 million carbon permits offered for current emissions at a price of $16.93 per allowance, above the floor price of $ 16.68, according to the results released on Nov. 24 by the California Air Resources Board. The auction also sold…...

New York Commission Slashes NYSEG, RG&E Rate Increase Request by 70 Percent

The New York Public Service Commission on Nov. 19 established a three-year rate plan for New York State Electric & Gas Corporation and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation, both subsidiaries of Avangrid Inc., starting from April 2020. The commission approved a combined first-year rate increase of $65million, which is about 70 percent lower than what…...