RMI’s Solar RFP Aims to ‘Lighten’ Economic Load in Eastern Colorado

RMI’s Solar RFP Aims to ‘Lighten’ Economic Load in Eastern Colorado

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) – a nonprofit organization dedicated to cost-effectively shifting businesses, communities, and institutions to energy efficiency and renewables – issued a request for proposals (RFP) on March 14 to develop 16.75-MW of community-scale solar generation on behalf of six rural electric cooperatives based in eastern Colorado.

NY PSC Adopts Landmark Orders to Value Distributed Energy, Test Energy Storage

On March 9, the New York State Public Service Commission approved a new pricing structure (Cases 15-E-0751, 15-E-0082) for distributed energy resources, designed to promote community solar projects statewide and to gradually phase out net energy metering. The commission also directed the state’s investor-owned utilities to deploy at least two energy storage projects by the end of 2018.

As a result of the order, rooftop solar may decline after 2020 and community solar has been fostered.

Passel of State Bills, Likely Backed by Oil Industry, Would Penalize EV Drivers

Since January, six states – Indiana, South Carolina, Kansas, Tennessee, New Hampshire, and Montana – have introduced legislation that would require EV owners to pay a fee of up to $180 annually, according to a report released by the environmental advocacy group, Sierra Club.

El Paso Electric Requests $42.5M in Rates, Plus Distributed Generation with Demand Charges

On February 13, El Paso Electric filed (Docket No. 46831) with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to request an increase in non-fuel base revenues of approximately $42.5 million, or 8.71 percent over its adjusted test year base rate revenues. .

TEP to Offer Demand, TOU Pricing Plans in March

TEP to Offer Demand, TOU Pricing Plans in March

Tucson Electric Power‘s 417,000 customers in southern Arizona will be able to choose from several new pricing plans under revised rates approved (Docket No. E-019933A-15-0322) on February 8 by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC).

NPGA: ‘Unlawful’ DOT Rule to Cost Commercial And Residential Propane Consumers Millions

On the first working day of the Trump Administration – Monday, January 23 – a rule imposed by the federal Department of Transportation during the Obama Administration is set to impose $125 million in new costs on residential, commercial, and industrial propane consumers, according to a January 18 alert from the industry group, the National Propane Gas Association.

Missouri PSC OKs Ameren Request for Higher Energy Efficiency Tariff

In a reversal of a January 2016 order, the Missouri Public Service Commission approved a request on January 11 (Case No. ER-2017-0149) filed by Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri to adjust the Energy Efficiency Investment Charge (EEIC) Rider that appears on the monthly bills of the utility’s 1.2 million electric customers statewide.

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