APPA News

by Peter Maloney
APPA
Posted December 13, 2018

A new study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory identifies challenges and makes recommendations for utilities implementing distributed energy resource (DER) aggregation programs.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted December 12, 2018

The New York Power Authority on Dec. 11 said that it will invest $250 million between now and 2025 to accelerate the flexibility of the electric grid in order to provide greater access to renewable energy resources.

by Bob Matyi
APPA
Posted December 12, 2018

Nebraska Public Power District's embrace of hydrogen as a conversion fuel at the public power entity's 125-MW coal-fired Sheldon Station Unit 2 could lead to a collaboration with Finland-based Wartsila to convert hydrogen into methanol to use as fuel in Wartsila engines.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted December 11, 2018

Illustrating its ongoing commitment to help solve the cybersecurity workforce shortage, the American Public Power Association was one of the sponsors of a recent Department of Energy competition in which opposing teams face off against each other in a series of cyberattack simulations.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted December 10, 2018

Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, will co-chair the House Municipal Finance Caucus, according to a statement released on Dec. 10 by current caucus co-chairman Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md.

by Peter Maloney
APPA
Posted December 10, 2018

In a new forecast, investment research firm Morningstar says that cannabis cultivation, data centers and electric vehicle charging could boost U.S. power demand substantially, making the firm’s forecast more robust than the forecast of the Energy Information Administration and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted December 10, 2018

Moody’s Investors Service on Dec. 6 said that it is maintaining its stable outlook for the public power electric utility sector for 2019, reflecting the industry’s self-regulated cost recovery mechanisms, sound financial metrics and competitive product.

by Sue Kelly
APPA President and CEO
Posted December 10, 2018

After visiting Conway, Arkansas in early December, I flew straight on from Little Rock through Chicago O’Hare to Rochester, Minnesota. Both flights were late for the same reason—the dreaded delays at O’Hare to “de-ice” the wings before takeoff. (While these winter flight delays are inconvenient, I certainly prefer de-icing over not de-icing and taking one’s chances in the air.) I finally reached Rochester about 11 pm. The blast of frigid air and snow that greeted me as I left the terminal to claim my rental car made it very clear I was not in (Ar)kansas anymore!

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted Decmeber 7, 2018

The Platte River Power Authority Board of Directors on Dec. 6 unanimously passed a resource diversification policy calling for a 100 percent non-carbon energy mix by 2030 provided key advancements are achieved that would enable goal attainment.

by Ethan Howland
APPA
Posted December 7, 2018

North Carolina’s energy storage market could grow to more than 1,000 megawatts by 2030, according to a report released by researchers at N.C. State University and N.C. Central University.