The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission on Dec. 31 issued a notice seeking comments on a draft rule for competitive resource acquisition by utilities. The proposal is a result of stakeholder workshops and public comment processes since the commission unveiled a proposal in 2016 to examine whether rules governing the integrated resource plan and utility…Details
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission on Jan. 3 determined that the proposed sale of Washington-based Avista Corporation to Canada-based Hydro One Limited would violate state law that bars the transfer of regulated electric utility assets to an entity that is owned or controlled by another state. The move follows similar action last month by Washington…Details
The Maryland Board of Public Works on Jan. 2 unanimously rejected a permit for Columbia Gas Transmission LLC to build a pipeline across the state to transport natural gas from Pennsylvania to West Virginia. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan joined Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy Kopp to vote against an easement required to install a…...
Consumers Energy, DTE Electric to Return $162 Million in Federal Tax Cut Savings to Michigan Customers
The Michigan Public Service Commission approved the second round of federal tax cut adjustments, called Credit B, requiring Consumers Energy Company and DTE Electric Company to return about $69.7 million and 92.8 million, respectively, to their electric customers beginning this month. With this ruling, the commission has ordered $228 million in Credit B refunds, in…Details