Consumer Protection

North Carolina groups call for end to utility monopoly, 100% renewable energy

Their petition calls on elected officials to transition the state to 100% renewables; end Duke Energy’s monopoly on generation; refuse to accept campaign contributions from the utility; and appoint citizen-oriented utility commissioners.

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TVA announces future generation planning by cancelling solar program

The Tennessee Valley Authority is moving to the next stage of its 2019 Integrated Resource Plan, and concurrently announced the cancellation of the Green Power Providers program as of January 1, 2020.

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Texas rules in favor of wind and solar

Texas regulators have ruled that any renewable generation source connected to the state’s HVAC grid does not have to account for marginal losses, as the market turbulence it would cause isn’t worth the benefit, and it would go against the original spirit of the project.

Getting solar to the other 329 GW of homeowners

PosiGen has raised $90 million from the Connecticut Green Bank for a credit facility to fund low- to moderate- income households, which represent 42% of residential buildings in the United States.

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Killing coal in Colorado with solar+wind+storage by 2025

Per an analysis by Vibrant Clean Energy, it’ll take approximately 2.8 GW of solar power, 8 GW of wind and 765 MW / 3 GWh of energy storage to allow Colorado to shut down its 4 GW of coal by 2025, while also lowering electric rates by 5%.

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Solar power asks what the definition of “need” is

Ohio regulators are reviewing AEP’s proposal to pass on the costs for building 900 MW of renewable energy to utility customers, on the basis of whether these new electricity generation resources are “needed” for Ohio.

The Clean Peak questionnaire

Massachusetts has scheduled a stakeholder meeting regarding the state’s Clean Peak Energy Portfolio Standard, releasing a questionnaire that gives insight into the state’s thinking on this upcoming clean energy requirement.

Solar+storage+sewage in Orlando resiliency plan

Duke Energy has presented a plan to the City of Orlando for a 1 to 3 MWac solar plant plus a 5 to 10 MW energy storage facility at a local sewage plant. The project is the first of potentially 14 solar+storage sites at strategic city locations.

pvMB: REC sells 200 MW in December, $300 billion for EVs, solar worker death

Today’s pv magazine USA morning brief also features RGS Energy’s first solar shingle install, four New York municipalities teaming up for 100% renewables, new Vote Solar staff, and more!

pvMB: 850 MW of solar portfolio transactions, updated residential ROIs, surveys, more!

In today’s pv magazine morning brief, John Hancock and APEX Clean Energy buy into 412 and 443 MW solar portfolios, Solarpowerrocks.com updates their residential return on investment charts, Swift Solar raises $4.6 million for perovskite research, Wood Mackenzie requests residential acquisition costs survey, more!

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