Energy Newswatch: Utilities
10 years after Fukushima, safety is still nuclear power's greatest challenge
05 Mar 2021 20:14:26 UT
An International Atomic Energy Agency investigator examines Reactor Unit 3 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant, May 27, 2011. Greg Webb, IAEA/Flickr , CC BY-SA Ten years ago, on March 11, 2011,...
Council calls on Xcel Energy to accelerate carbon energy generation phase out
05 Mar 2021 20:10:00 UT
The Northfield City Council is calling on Xcel Energy to more rapidly phase out carbon-based energy generation and “center equity” in such decisions. The letter, signed by Mayor Rhonda Pownell and...
Xcel proposes major transmission project in Colorado to boost renewable energy access
05 Mar 2021 19:01:52 UT
The Colorado Sun: Xcel Energy on Tuesday filed a plan with state electricity regulators for a $1.7 billion project to build 560 miles of transmission lines encircling eastern Colorado designed to...
GAO-21-274, Electricity Grid: Opportunities Exist for DOE to Better Support Utilities in Improving Resilience to Hurricanes, March 05, 2021
05 Mar 2021 17:00:00 UT
What GAO Found Since 2012, utilities have taken steps to improve grid resilience to severe hurricanes, such as (1) implementing storm hardening measures to enable the grid to better withstand the...
Wyoming lawmakers kill renewable energy tax increase bills
05 Mar 2021 18:59:11 UT
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Lawmakers in Wyoming have voted down two bills intended to increase the tax burden on companies generating electricity from solar or wind energy, which already pay property, sales...
Texas PUC Working On Extending Settlement Invoice Dispute Timelines At ERCOT
05 Mar 2021 18:59:27 UT
During today's open meeting, the Texas PUC said that it is working on the issue of extending the settlement invoice dispute timelines at ERCOT, though no formal action was taken at the meeting...
Texas will not fix ERCOT's $16 billion power billing mistake
05 Mar 2021 18:53:47 UT
An Austin Energy truck in Austin after a winter snowstorm hit Texas on Feb. 15, 2021. Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune Texas’ utility regulator had an opportunity Friday to eliminate...
Kansas Corporation Commission working with utilities, federal government to soften blow of expected spike in monthly bills
05 Mar 2021 18:19:03 UT
Now three weeks after a massive surge of cold air and the resulting freeze-up of energy sources to our south, the Kansas Corporation Commission says it's busy on several fronts to make things better...
Profiling the five largest solar power plants in the world
05 Mar 2021 18:19:02 UT
As the world aims to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels amid the energy transition, several major economies are now looking to ramp up their share of solar power Solar power is continuing to...
Entergy Texas undergoing review following winter storms
05 Mar 2021 18:00:00 UT
Texans could be paying for last month’s historic winter storm for years. As millions of Texans shivered in dark, cold homes for nearly a week in much of the state, residents in Southeast Texas...

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