Utility Dive - Latest News https://www.utilitydive.com/news/ Utility industry news and analysis for energy professionals. en-us Tue, 21 Mar 2023 13:02:00 -0400 Eversource, United Illuminating, Connecticut Green Bank launch next phase of energy storage program https://www.utilitydive.com/news/connecticut-green-bank-eversource-united-illuminating-avangrid/645479/ <p>Commercial and industrial customers are eligible for upfront incentives to help reduce the cost of purchasing a battery system with a maximum incentive of 50% of the project cost.</p> Stephen Singer Tue, 21 Mar 2023 13:02:00 -0400 https://www.utilitydive.com/news/connecticut-green-bank-eversource-united-illuminating-avangrid/645479/ Energy Department to fund projects that aim to lower cost of wind energy production https://www.utilitydive.com/news/energy-department-to-spend-30m-on-cost-effective-wind-turbine-production/645556/ <p>The $30 million is meant for projects that improve lightweight composite materials and additive manufacturing for wind turbine components.</p> Megan Ruggles Tue, 21 Mar 2023 11:42:00 -0400 https://www.utilitydive.com/news/energy-department-to-spend-30m-on-cost-effective-wind-turbine-production/645556/ FERC approves canceling NextEra transmission project blocked by Texas right-of-first-refusal law https://www.utilitydive.com/news/ferc-nextera-transmission-Hartburg-Sabine-entergy-texas-miso-rofr/645552/ <p>The agency rejected NextEra Energy&rsquo;s argument the $129 million project should be kept alive because litigation over the law is ongoing.</p> Ethan Howland Tue, 21 Mar 2023 10:14:43 -0400 https://www.utilitydive.com/news/ferc-nextera-transmission-Hartburg-Sabine-entergy-texas-miso-rofr/645552/ NuScale Power, the canary in the small modular reactor market https://www.utilitydive.com/news/nuscale-power-small-modular-reactor-smr-ieefa-uamps/645554/ <p>SMRs are being marketed as a solution to the climate crisis, but they&#39;re already far more expensive and take much longer to build than renewable and storage resources &mdash;&nbsp;technologies we already have.</p> David Schlissel Tue, 21 Mar 2023 10:04:00 -0400 https://www.utilitydive.com/news/nuscale-power-small-modular-reactor-smr-ieefa-uamps/645554/ Democrats press Interior secretary to direct more money to BOEM to reach US offshore wind goals https://www.utilitydive.com/news/offshore-wind-boem-permitting-funding-ira-letter/645521/ <p>The rapid growth of the offshore wind industry will create a need for more staff at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the legislators argued in a Monday&nbsp;letter.</p> Emma Penrod Tue, 21 Mar 2023 09:58:00 -0400 https://www.utilitydive.com/news/offshore-wind-boem-permitting-funding-ira-letter/645521/ World hurtling toward critical global warming benchmark, but IPCC report highlights clean energy potential https://www.utilitydive.com/news/global-warming-ipcc-paris-climate-agreement/645529/ <p>For the electric sector, demand-side management technologies could play a major role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report by the IPCC.</p> Robert Walton Tue, 21 Mar 2023 07:48:03 -0400 https://www.utilitydive.com/news/global-warming-ipcc-paris-climate-agreement/645529/ A new era for smart meters: shifting intelligence to the Edge https://www.utilitydive.com/spons/a-new-era-for-smart-meters-shifting-intelligence-to-the-edge/645133/ <p>The new generation of smart meters that are being developed by Gridspertise are the core of this innovation, since data management is performed both in the cloud and at the edge, closer to the source, enabling near-real time response.</p> Mon, 20 Mar 2023 12:00:00 -0400 https://www.utilitydive.com/spons/a-new-era-for-smart-meters-shifting-intelligence-to-the-edge/645133/ Transmission link between Puerto Rico, US mainland wouldn’t trigger FERC jurisdiction, agency declares https://www.utilitydive.com/news/transmission-puerto-rico-us-mainland-ferc-jurisdiction-transmission-alternative/645422/ <p>The clarification issued Friday could affect Alternative Transmission&rsquo;s proposed&nbsp;undersea cable project&nbsp;that aims to bolster Puerto Rico&rsquo;s grid.</p> Ethan Howland Mon, 20 Mar 2023 10:25:42 -0400 https://www.utilitydive.com/news/transmission-puerto-rico-us-mainland-ferc-jurisdiction-transmission-alternative/645422/ Bay Area regulators opt to phase out NOx emissions from furnaces, water heaters, prepare for grid impacts https://www.utilitydive.com/news/bay-area-regulators-opt-to-phase-out-nox-emissions-from-furnaces-water-hea/645387/ <p>Electric appliances are currently the only technologies that meet zero-NOx standards for these end uses, which means the new standards could lead to increased load, according to an analysis.</p> Kavya Balaraman Mon, 20 Mar 2023 08:53:00 -0400 https://www.utilitydive.com/news/bay-area-regulators-opt-to-phase-out-nox-emissions-from-furnaces-water-hea/645387/ Google, LevelTen Energy team up to improve PPAs, streamline corporate renewable energy procurement https://www.utilitydive.com/news/levelten-energy-google-standardized-ppas-contracts/645386/ <p>Google pioneered the virtual power purchase agreement&nbsp;and introduced concepts such as 24-7 time-matched energy offsetting. Its latest&nbsp;goal for PPAs is contract standardization.</p> Emma Penrod Mon, 20 Mar 2023 08:53:00 -0400 https://www.utilitydive.com/news/levelten-energy-google-standardized-ppas-contracts/645386/