Washington Regulators Adopt Rules to Implement 100 Percent Clean Energy Law

The Washington State Department of Commerce and the Utilities and Transportation Commission on Jan 5 adopted rules for the implementation of the 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act. The law requires the state’s electricity supply to be carbon-neutral by 2030 and carbon-free by 2045, and directs electric utilities to phase out coal from their generation portfolio…...

Florida Approves Duke’s 750-Megawatt Clean Energy Program

The Florida Public Service Commission on Jan 5 approved an agreement on Duke Energy Florida ’s Clean Energy Connection Program. The initiative allows the company to provide its customers with about 750 megawatts of new solar power and offer more options for residents, businesses, and local governments for voluntary participation. The program allows customers to…...

Oregon Regulator Examines Resource Adequacy Amid Coal Plant Retirements

The Oregon Public Utility Commission opened an investigation into resource adequacy in the state to address the growing concerns over the level of capacity in the region, according to a Jan. 7 notice. Reports and studies from various organizations including Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Energy+Environmental Economics(E3), Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee, and the California…...

Policy Primer: Distribution System Planning Evolves With Growing DER Deployment

Distribution system planning is occurring across various states as utilities and regulators assess the growing need for grid integration of distributed energy resources (DER) and investments that have long-term implications for the power system.