APPA News

by Ethan Howland
APPA News
Posted August 19, 2019

San Diego, neighboring cities and San Diego County are considering banding together to create a regional joint powers agency that in turn would form a community choice aggregation entity to sell electricity to homes and businesses in the region. They face an Oct. 1 deadline if they want start selling power in 2021.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted August 16, 2019

Kentucky public power utility Henderson Municipal Power & Light (HMP&L) recently issued its first renewable power supply request for proposals for the purchase of solar photovoltaic energy, capacity, ancillaries, and environmental attributes originating from standalone solar-powered generation or solar plus battery energy storage systems.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted August 16, 2019

Texas-based public power utility Austin Energy will receive up to an additional 200 megawatts of wind power from an agreement with E.ON Climate & Renewables, the utility said on Aug. 15.

by Peter Maloney
APPA News
Posted August 15, 2019

A new report from the Congressional Research Service explores the opportunities and challenges associated with the expanded use of Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology in the energy sector.

by Peter Maloney
APPA News
Posted August 15, 2019

The California Energy Commission (CEC) is partnering with public power utilities and community choice aggregators (CCAs) in programs to install public electric vehicle charging stations in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

by Ethan Howland
APPA News
Posted August 14, 2019

When the Texas grid operator called on energy conservation to help get through a stretch of extremely hot and humid weather this week, public power utilities, including Austin Energy, CPS Energy and New Braunfels Utilities, responded by urging their customers to cut their electricity use.

by Ethan Howland
APPA News
Posted August 14, 2019

The United States saw a surge in new wind capacity in the first half of 2019 with a record amount under construction, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted August 14, 2019

With the decision to retire coal-fired units at its Intermountain Power Project (IPP) a few years ago, Utah’s Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) now considers itself an energy provider and hub, with plans to build natural gas-fired generation and serve as a bridge for the supply of renewable energy.

by Peter Maloney
APPA News
Posted August 13, 2019

The Department of Interior on Monday, Aug 12, announced final revisions to the Endangered Species Act designed “to increase transparency and effectiveness and bring the administration of the Act into the 21st century.”

by Peter Maloney
APPA News
Posted August 13, 2019

The board of directors of Valley Clean Energy in Davis, California is studying the possibility of acquiring Pacific Gas and Electric distribution facilities in Yolo County as a way to provide safer, cleaner, and more reliable and affordable electric service to its customers.