APPA News

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted February 14, 2019

Smart community projects are “a natural for public power,” said Sue Kelly, President and CEO of the American Public Power Association on Feb. 11 in remarks made at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ 2019 Winter Policy Summit in Washington, D.C.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted February 13, 2019

While proposals to purchase Santee Cooper could lead to rate reductions as outlined in a recent ICF report, some South Carolina lawmakers at a Feb. 6 hearing said that there were still too many unanswered questions to say with any degree of certainty that rates would go down.

by Peter Maloney
APPA News
Posted February 13, 2019

Electrify America has announced that the second, $300 million cycle of its National Zero Emissions Vehicle investment plan is available and that the 30-month investment period begins on July 1.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted February 13, 2019

American Electric Power (AEP) on Feb. 12 announced that its competitive renewable energy subsidiary has signed an agreement to acquire Sempra Renewables LLC and its 724 megawatts of operating wind generation and battery assets for approximately $1.056 billion, including $551 million in cash, assumption of $343 million in existing project debt and $162 million in tax equity obligation.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted February 12, 2019

Sunrun Inc., a home solar, battery storage and energy services company, won a bid to deliver home solar and batteries as a source of energy capacity through ISO New England’s recently completed forward capacity auction (FCA) procuring capacity for the 2022-2023 delivery year.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted February 12, 2019

A subscription plan concept for the energy industry with characteristics similar to Netflix and Verizon was outlined by Navigant’s Lon Huber on Feb. 10 at a National Association of Regulatory Commissioners (NARUC) panel that focused on rate design innovations.

by Peter Maloney
APPA News
Posted February 12, 2019

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that New York is making up to $31.6 million available to expand the number of electric vehicle fast-charging stations in the state.

by Nathan Mitchell
APPA News
Posted February 11, 2019

As we saw throughout 2018, nation states continue to launch campaigns targeting the electricity sector and are looking for ways to access critical infrastructure. It is unlikely this threat will go away in 2019.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted February 11, 2019

Michael Bloomberg, the United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action, on Feb. 8 joined City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, and Clint Bullock, General Manager & CEO of public power utility Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), for a tour of OUC’s Gardenia Operations Facility.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted February 11, 2019

A recent bankruptcy court order that maintains existing arrangements between community choice aggregators (CCAs) and investor-owned Pacific Gas & Electric is credit positive for CCAs in California, Moody’s Investors Service said.