Texas Power Suppliers Win with “Power Generation” Redefined

Municipal-owned utilities and electric cooperatives are breathing easier after the Texas legislature this week clarified how energy storage facilities affect the definition of “power generator”.

To Fight Climate Change, NM Governor Pushes for Regulatory Committee Reforms

Lujan Grisham emphasizes unity among energy advocates, calling for changes to the state authority to increase energy efficiency and combat climate change.

The Ninth Circuit Finds PURPA Preempts CA Renewable Energy Program

The light shines for California’s Qualifying Facilities.

South Carolina PSC Axes Consultant for Hiding $3 Million Contract With Duke Energy

Public Service Commission pledges public interviews for consultant candidates to help commission determine solar rates for Duke Energy and Dominion Energy.

Smart One Energy Hit with Historic Fine for Illegal ‘Slamming’

Maryland PSC also revokes Smart One Energy’s license while levying the largest fine in history against a retail supplier.

RESA Rebuffs Massachusetts AG’s Claim that MA Is Paying More for Retail Electricity

Retail energy group says AG’s bashing of competitive electricity is unwarranted and that data says otherwise.

Massachusetts AG Says State’s Consumers Pay More for Competitive Electricity

Attorney General’s office says customers of competitive electricity suppliers pay about $0.02 per kilowatt-hour more than the basic rate utilities charge.

Direct Energy, Microsoft Battle Dominion’s Minimum Charge Bid

Opponents say Dominion’s request to Virginia’s State Corporation Commission for a market-based rate including a minimum charge provision would give it too much power.

Arizona Utilities and Co-Ops Battle Energy Choice

Utilities and at least one electricity cooperative came out blasting competitive markets in an open stakeholders’ meeting before the Arizona Corporations Commission.

Berkeley’s Natural Gas Ban Hailed as ‘Landmark’, Denounced as ‘Stupidity’

The first-in-the-nation ban has become a lightning rod for debates about the reality and feasibility of the push for carbon-free, renewables-powered electricity grids.