APPA News

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted January 22, 2020

Arizona public power utility Salt River Project has issued a request for proposals for up to 400 megawatts (MW) of new solar energy.

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted January 21, 2020

A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order directing PJM Interconnection to implement a sweeping expansion of its current minimum offer price rule (MOPR) will expose public power utilities and their customers to the risk of having to pay twice for new capacity resources, without providing them any effective way to mitigate that risk, the American Public Power Association, American Municipal Power and the Public Power Association of New Jersey said in seeking rehearing of the decision.

by Peter Maloney
APPA News
Posted January 21, 2020

Seattle City Light has taken two recent steps to facilitate the adoption of electric vehicles.

by Susan Partain
APPA News
Posted January 17, 2020

The expiring U.S. production tax credit is expected to drive a record 18.5 gigawatts of wind capacity to come online by the end of 2020, according to the Energy Information Administration in its inventory of electric generators. The additions would beat the record for capacity additions set in 2012, when 13.2 GW of wind was added to the grid.

by Ethan Howland
APPA News
Posted January 16, 2020

Partly driven by falling renewable energy prices, at least 70,000 megawatts of coal-fired capacity could be shuttered this decade, on top of the 24,000 MW that is already set to retire, according to Morgan Stanley & Co.

by Susan Partain
APPA News
Posted January 16, 2020

In a report released January 15, S&P Global noted that it expected its credit ratings for public power and electric cooperatives to remain resilient and stable despite “significant credit disruptors” for the industry overall in 2020.

by Peter Maloney
APPA News
Posted January 15, 2020

Several trade groups, including the American Public Power Association and the Utilities Technology Council, on Monday released a report warning of the risks if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) opens up the 6 GHz bandwidth to unlicensed users.

by Ethan Howland
APPA News
Posted January 15, 2020

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission must consider the environmental effects of a power plant slated to be built in Wisconsin, according to a state appeals court, which overturned the agency’s approval of the project.

by APPA Staff
Posted January 15, 2020

Members of the American Public Power Association are invited to nominate candidates for the American Public Power Association's 2020-2021 board of directors. The nomination form can be found here and must be submitted electronically by February 11, 2020.

by Peter Maloney
APPA News
Posted January 14, 2020

The most recent report on California’s efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions found that while GHG emissions have declined, the state’s existing range of policies shows uneven cost effectiveness of a wide variety of programs.