APPA News

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted April 22, 2019

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 18 directed the PJM Interconnection and the New York Independent System Operator to implement tariff changes to ensure their pricing practices for fast-start resources are just and reasonable.

by Bob Matyi
APPA News
Posted April 22, 2019

While it is a bit smaller than many of its amphibian cousins, the Oregon spotted frog, at first glance, looks a lot like a frog you might see hopping across your back yard.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted April 22, 2019

The American Public Power Association is supporting legislation introduced by Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., that would provide grant funding for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations and hydrogen fueling infrastructure along designated corridors across the National Highway System.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted April 19, 2019

Marking the latest example of how the public power community comes together to help one another in times of need through mutual aid, more than a dozen public power utilities that are members of American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) sent crews earlier this week to assist the city of Shelby, Ohio, with restoration efforts after the city was hit by a tornado.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted April 19, 2019

Texas public power utility Austin Energy on April 18 said that it has reached an agreement with Southern Power to acquire the Nacogdoches Generating Facility, a wood waste biomass-fueled power plant in East Texas, for $460 million.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted April 19, 2019

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities on April 18 awarded zero emission certificates (ZECs) to the Salem One and Two and Hope Creek nuclear power plants in the state.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted April 18, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington in late March denied a motion filed by a group of cryptocurrency miners asking the court to enjoin Grant County PUD No. 2 from implementing an electricity rate class for cryptocurrency miners designed to protect the interests of existing PUD customers.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted April 18, 2019

Several public power entities on April 18 said that they are sponsoring a study to determine how best to ensure that Interstate 5, which extends more than 1,300 miles from the Canadian to the Mexican border, is equipped with sufficient charging to support electric long-haul trucks.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted April 17, 2019

The Sterling Municipal Light Department (SMLD) in Massachusetts is marking a major milestone related to the department’s two energy storage systems. In March, SMLD celebrated over $1 million in avoided costs to the light department, thanks to the two systems, the public power utility said on April 16.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted April 17, 2019

Texas public power utility New Braunfels Utilities on April 16 hosted a ribbon cutting for its eleventh substation, which will allow the utility to maintain resiliency in the face of growth.