Apple Goes Greener and Smarter

Apple Goes Greener and Smarter

Apple has seen the future – and it involves both green energy and artificial intelligence. The Cupertino, California mega-tech company made two moves this past week that will drive its business forward more efficiently and cost-effectively.

Outlier: SolarCity Responds to Exclusion from Net Metering Case by Nevada PUC

On August 29, the Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUC) excluded SolarCity from participating in a case (Docket Nos. 15-07041, 15-07042) that will decide whether about 17,000 current residential rooftop solar customer-generators can be grandfathered – rather than pay a raised fixed fee for net metering. … Read more…

FERC Prohibits Berkshire Power Suppliers from Selling at Market Rates

Units of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway holdings – including NV Energy, PacifiCorp, and Sierra Pacific Power– were prohibited by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in a June 9 order (Docket No. ER10-2475-006, et. al.) from selling power at market rates in the PacifiCorp-East (PACE), PacifiCorp West (PACW), Idaho Power, and NorthWestern balancing authority areas.

SPPC Customers Won’t Have to Dig Deeper to Pay Bills Through 2020

NV Energy filed its required General Rate Case (Docket No. 16-06009) on June 6 with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) for its northern utility, Sierra Pacific Power (SPPC). The filing requests no change to the company’s core electric operations revenue requirement, which are costs associated with management of the utility and delivering electricity to customers.

Nevada PAC Seeks Entry into State for Retail Energy Suppliers

On February 3, a new political action committee (PAC) – Nevadans for Affordable, Clean Energy Choices – filed “The Energy Choice Initiative” petition with the Office of Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske. The petition seeks to open the Silver State to retail energy suppliers – … Read more…

Nevada PUC Hikes Costs for Commercial, Residential Rooftop Solar

The three-member Nevada Public Utility Commission (PUC) on December 21 voted unanimously (Dockets No. 15-07041, 15-07042) to approve higher charges on all small commercial and residential owners of solar rooftop generation units as of January 1 – in a move that industry advocates say will … Read more…

NV Energy Enters the Western Energy Imbalance Market

The California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAL-ISO) and NV Energy announced on December 1 that the Nevada-based utility had successfully begun participating in the western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM). “We welcome NV Energy’s entry into the western EIM,” said CAL-ISO CEO Steve Berberich, adding, “The … Read more…

FERC Clears NV Energy Entry into Western EIM

The California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAL-ISO) and NV Energy received direction from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Docket No. ER15-861-004) on November 19 that allows the Nevada-based utility to move forward with participating in the western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM).   NV Energy – … Read more…

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