Tag Archives: Electric grid

Court Decisions Affirm States’ Authority to Incentivize Generation Development and Retention

In two recent federal court decisions, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois affirmed state authority to implement programs to incentivize generation development and retention. The two decisions are the … Continue reading

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Issues Report on Multiyear Rate Plans

Earlier this month, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory issued a report entitled State Performance-Based Regulation Using Multiyear Rate Plans for U.S. Electric Utilities.  This report provides in-depth analysis of multiyear rate plans (MRPs).  MRPs are a particular type of performance-based … Continue reading

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New Report Tracks States’ Grid Modernization Efforts

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center has released its 50 States of Grid Modernization Report for the first quarter of 2017.  This is the first report in what will be an ongoing quarterly series.  Grid modernization is a broad term … Continue reading

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EIA Reports Increases in Generating Capacity in 2016

According to the Energy Information Administration, in 2016, more generating capacity was added to the U.S. grid than in years past and that by the end of the year wind generating capacity surpassed hydropower capacity. EIA reports that in 2016, … Continue reading

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White House and Senate Democrats Turn Their Attention to Infrastructure

Earlier this week, both the new Trump administration and Senate Democrats offered some insight into their visions on how to best go about revitalizing U.S. infrastructure.  On January 24, 2017, the White House put out an Executive Order Expediting Environmental … Continue reading

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