Ohio Electricity Regulators Reject Bailout for Uneconomic Power Plants

March 3, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Ohio Regulators and Power Plants

Ohio’s clean energy economy celebrated a big win this week. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) denied American Electric Power Company’s (AEP) request for guaranteed profits to operate its aging and uneconomic coal power plants.[read more]

Utility 2.0: NY Utility Regulators Should Consider Change to "Formula for Success"

August 20, 2014 by Rory Christian

Utility Regulators' New 'Formula'

Acquire more customers, sell more electricity. This primary formula has fueled the runaway success of utility companies. But in an era when customers are technologically savvy, price conscious, and environmentally aware, more families are pursuing opportunities that will cut electricity bills and carbon emissions.[read more]

Texas Regulators Debunk Major Claim from 'Ban Fracking' Activists

May 30, 2014 by Steve Everley

Texas Regulators and Fracking Bans

A case of flammable water that anti-fracking groups have used to foment doubt about the safety of shale development was not due to oil and gas drilling. This marks the second time that regulators have investigated the case of methane in private water wells and found no link to drilling or fracking.[read more]

Regional Transmission Efforts Good for Re-routing Information Flows to Regulators

January 19, 2012 by Michael Giberson

Peter Behr, at ClimateWire, describes the U.S. Department of Energy’s efforts to rework its electric transmission study processes, created in the 2005 Energy Policy Act but stalled by adverse court decisions and political missteps. I’m not so sure that the new approaches will be any better received than the old, but I noticed in the...[read more]

Texas regulators choose companies to build transmission to reach wind power

January 30, 2009 by Michael Giberson

Michael Giberson On Thursday, Texas utility regulators selected nine companies to build portions of the nearly $5 billion-worth of transmission to better connect existing and anticipated generating resources in the western part of the state to the large consumer load centers in the east, central and southeast parts of the state.  (...[read more]