The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on Jan. 17 authorized Liberty Utilities Co. to install up to 500 Tesla Powerwall 2 batteries behind the meter at customers’ premises under a pilot program intended to achieve customer savings through peak load reductions. Liberty said that the initiative marks the first program in the nation to combine…Details
Democratic Governor Jared Polis on Jan. 17 issued an executive order detailing initiatives and strategies aimed at facilitating a transition to electric vehicles. Polis said that the transition will support the state’s goal of 100 percent renewable electricity by 2040. The order directs the state’s Department of Public Health and Environment to develop a rule…Details
The Virginia State Corporation Commission on Jan. 17 turned down a majority of Dominion Energy Inc.’s 10-year, $6 billion grid transformation proposal, finding that the utility had not shown that the costs are prudent. The agency approved only a $150 million cyber and physical security component for the first three-year phase, estimated to cost $1.5…...
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission accepted Avista Utilities’ 2018 integrated resource plan, which lays out a strategy to meet customer demand for natural gas through 2037, according to a Jan. 17 press release. The utility expects energy efficiency and conservation measures to offset anticipated load growth, contrary to its 2016 resource plan, which found that…Details