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PG&E Bankruptcy Tests Who Will Pay for California Wildfires

Ivan Penn, Thomas Fuller and Lisa Friedman, The New York Times Summary Pacific Gas and Electric workers in Paradise, Calif. on Monday. The company, facing billions of dollars in liability claims from two years of wildfires, sees bankruptcy protection as "the only viable option." (Photo:...


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Distribution system planning: Proactively planning for more distributed assets at the grid edge

Coley Girouard and Ryan Katofsky, Advanced Energy Perspectives Summary This is the seventh in an occasional series from AEE, originally published in Utility Dive, that addresses how the power sector can successfully transition to a 21st Century Electricity System. U.S. utilities invest...


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MRC Submits Comments to FERC in Response to Reliability Pricing Model Submitted by PJM

On November 6, 2018, the MRC filed comments to FERC in response to the proposal for revisions to its Reliability Pricing Model (RPM) submitted by PJM in response to the Commission's "Capacity Order" dated June 29, 2018. #MRC #FederalPolicy #PolicyandRegulation ...

MRC Comments EL16-49 et al.pdf


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Boss of Vattenfall on how the Swedish utility giant is making green energy pay

Jillian Ambrose, The Telegraph Summary T he boss of Sweden’s largest utility appears too tall for the cramped central London meeting room he strides into. Magnus Hall, chief executive of Vattenfall, seems better suited to more expansive horizons; softly rolling hills perhaps – or cold, bright...


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Energy Agreement Fuses Three Downtown Projects

Baihly Warfield, WDIO-TV Eyewitness News Summary DULUTH, Minn. - An agreement between the City of Duluth, Duluth Energy Systems and Essentia Health ties together three major downtown projects: the steam plant conversion, Superior Street reconstruction and Essentia expansion. As the hospital...


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After Dozens of Gas Explosions, a Community Looks for Alternatives to Natural Gas

Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News Summary Nearly 9,000 households in eastern Massachusetts have had to make do without natural gas since mid-September, when an aging natural gas pipeline failed and set off a series of explosions and fires across the cities of Lawrence, Andover and North...


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Weinberger appoints Darren Springer as GM of Burlington Electric

Timothy McQuiston, Vermont Business Magazine Summary Mayor Miro Weinberger announced the appointment of Darren Springer as General Manager of the Burlington Electric Department at a press conference Tuesday morning at BED. Springer brings extensive experience in the energy field to the...


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Alabama Power Renewable Energy RFP

Summary Alabama Power has issued a 2018 Request for Proposal ("RFP") for renewable energy resources. This RFP will be consistent with the authorization granted the Company by the Alabama Public Service Commission i n Docket No. 32382 . Qualifying proposals submitted through this RFP will...


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Alabama Power Seeks Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy World Editors, Hydroworld.com Summary Alabama Power said last week that the utility is seeking proposals to meet future energy and reliability needs, including proposals for potential renewable energy projects. The company issued two requests for proposals (RFPs). One is for...


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Unexpected Outages, Intense Heat Behind ISO-NE Labor Day Price Spike

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary Real-time power prices topped $2600/MWh in ISO-New England on Monday after unplanned generation outages and higher-than-expected power demand from a Labor Day heatwave triggered emergency procedures from the grid operator. ISO-NE accessed emergency generation...