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With storm hardening 'a larger focus,' DC approves PEPCO underground distribution lines

Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive Summary The District of Columbia Court of Appeals on Thursday affirmed the D.C. Public Service Commission's (DCPSC) 2017 approval of a proposed $500 million Pepco program to operate a number of the utility's power lines and ancillary services underground. ...

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Daily on Energy, presented by GAIN: Green New Deal not a priority as state regulators descend on Washington

John Siciliano & Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner Summary GREEN NEW DEAL NOT A PRIORITY AS STATE REGULATORS DESCEND ON WASHINGTON: State energy regulators descend on Washington this week for a major winter policy conference, and to take up policy resolutions that set their lobbying...

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A PG&E bankruptcy timeline: The road to Chapter 11 and beyond

Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive Summary When Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) raised the specter of bankruptcy earlier this summer, the investor-owned utility expected extensive charges related to liabilities from wildfires in 2017 and earlier, which were still being assessed and challenged...

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New Proposal Aims to Make Legacy FDR Works Project the Flagship Of A Green New Deal

Alexander C. Kaufman, Huffington Post Summary In May 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act establishing the nation’s largest public utility and setting in motion an ambitious New Deal policy to provide electricity and jobs to some of the poorest...

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Southern CEO: Georgia Power to consider resilience in IRP for first time

Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive Summary Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning said on Thursday that its subsidiary, Georgia Power, will introduce concepts of resilience in its upcoming Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). This is the first time that any of Southern's subsidiaries will model resilience...

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Texas regulators direct higher plant payment amid capacity crunch concerns

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary Texas utility regulators last week directed the state's power market operator to boost payments to generators during periods of high electricity demand amid growing concerns that the state could run short of capacity this summer. The Public Utilities...

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FORTIA ENERGIA and Statkraft sign first long-term PPA for large industrial consumers in Spain

GlobeNewswire, Nasdaq Summary Madrid/Düsseldorf, 21 January 2019. FORTIA ENERGIA, the Spanish energy sourcing platform for large industrial consumers, and Statkraft, the largest producer of renewable energy and leading market access provider in Europe, have signed the first long-term power...

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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