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ORIGINAL REPORTING: HAWAII'S UTILITIES PLAN FOR 67% RENEWABLES BY 2030

Hawaii's utilities plan for 67% renewables by 2030 Herman K. Trabish | September 3, 2014 (Utility Dive) Hawaii's utilities have submitted detailed plans to regulators on how they will meet customer demands for more renewables at lower...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: CAN WARREN BUFFETT'S PACIFICORP BRING THE NORTHWEST'S RENEWABLE RICHES TO MARKET?

Can Warren Buffett's Pacificorp bring the Northwest's renewable riches to market?; The Energy Gateway will change the way America uses energy — when it gets finished. Herman K. Trabish | September 15, 2014 (Utility Dive) States willShow More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: A UTILITY IN THE MAKING: THE MUNICIPALIZATION OF BOULDER, COLORADO

A utility in the making: The municipalization of Boulder, Colorado; “The things that need to be done are not rocket science but you need to know how to do them.” Herman K. Trabish: August 27, 2014 (Utility Dive) The City of Boulder,Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT NATIONAL HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM?

What happened to that national high voltage transmission system?; Clean Line, others still pioneering lines for remote renewables Herman K. Trabish | September 2, 2014 (Utility Dive) Once-bold calls for national high-capacity transmission to harvest abundant but remote U.S. Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: THE STATE OF THE U.S. WIND INDUSTRY (AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR UTILITIES)

The state of the U.S. wind industry (and what it means for utilities); Wind PPA prices now beat natural gas prices. Herman K. Trabish: August 25, 2014 (Utility Dive) The wind industry is facing strange times. A record amount of new capacity...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: HOW SACRAMENTO'S PUBLIC UTILITY IS GETTING IN THE RESIDENTIAL SOLAR BUSINESS

How Sacramento's public utility is getting in the residential solar business; The new utility business model may simply be answering customers’ questions. Herman K. Trabish: August 25, 2014 (Utility Dive) In oday’s competitive marketplace of smart and distributed services, utilities do not have ratepayers — they have customers. Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: HAS APS INVENTED A ROOFTOP SOLAR BUSINESS MODEL FOR UTILITIES?

Has APS invented a rooftop solar business model for utilities?; The plan is to rate-base solar and get more peak production. But is it legal? Herman K. Trabish: August 11, 2014 (Utility Dive) Arizona Public Service’s ground breakingShow More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: THE GRID NEEDS INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATORS

Jon Wellinghoff: Utilities should not operate the distribution grid; The grid needs Independent Distribution System Operators, the former FERC chair told Utility Dive Herman K. Trabish: August 15, 2014 (Utility Dive) As distributed energy...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: HOW SHOULD UTILITIES VALUE SOLAR?

How should utilities value solar?; Utilities can go from Net Energy Metering to Transactive Energy Services with solar Herman K. Trabish: August 4, 2014 (Utility Dive) Solar is a revenue opportunity utilities can no longer ignore. In...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: IS PUERTO RICO THE NEW POSTER CHILD FOR THE UTILITY DEATH SPIRAL?

Is Puerto Rico the new poster child for the utility death spiral?; The island’s public utility got an extension on paying its debt but bankruptcy still looms. Herman K. Trabish: August 13, 2014 (Utility Dive) Puerto Rico never recovered...Show More Summary

Reindeer Stresses

Tis the season. Have reindeer ever faced a dual combination of terrorism and climate change like this? But if anti-depressants fail, there may be another solution. From versusplus via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getShow More Summary

Pink Fracking

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Fighting Duke For Solar

There was a time when utilities like Duke Energy were renewables champions. Now too many talk the talk but seem afraid to walk the walk. From NC WARN via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: WHY UTILITIES CAN ADD 8.8% ROOFTOP SOLAR AT LITTLE COST OR RELIABILITY LOSS

Why utilities can add 8.8% rooftop solar at little cost or reliability loss; “Nothing is very different than the way the system is operated today and the costs appear to be modest.” Herman K. Trabish: July 23, 2014 (Utility Dive) Utilities...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: HOW 4 UTILITIES ARE USING BIG DATA

How 4 utilities are using big data; AEP, Vattenfall, Austin Energy and City of Palo Alto Utilities show that no-one-size-fits-all. Herman K. Trabish: August 5, 2014 (Utility Dive) Utilities and grid operators are turning to experts to handle the big data they are gathering. Use of data about their systems and their customers varies widely. Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: ARE NATURAL GAS AND RENEWABLES THE FUTURE OF TEXAS' POWER GRID?

Are natural gas and renewables the future of Texas' power grid?; Demand response, energy efficiency, and combined heat and power are set to play a bigger role. Herman K. Trabish: July 2, 2014 (Utility Dive) Renewables and natural gas...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: COULD FERC PUT A PRICE ON CARBON?

Could FERC put a price on carbon?; EPA can require emissions cuts but FERC can make emissions unaffordable for utilities. Herman K. Trabish: July 28, 2014 (Utility Dive) The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) could be more effective...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: CAN GEOTHERMAL REPLACE FOSSIL FUELS IN THE WEST?

Can geothermal replace fossil fuels in the West?; Geothermal is a cost-competitive and renewable baseload resource. So why aren't utilities adding more of it to the mix? By Herman K. Trabish: June 25, 2014 (Utility Dive) Recent studies show geothermal energy is cost competitive – so why don't utilities use it more? 2014 analyses by the U.S. Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: WHAT THE E3 STUDY OF NEVADA NET ENERGY METERING REALLY SAYS

What the E3 study of Nevada net energy metering really says Herman K. Trabish: July 16, 2014 (Utility Dive) Through 2013, solar incentives in Nevada have shifted the cost of rooftop solar to non-solar owners’ electricity bills. But starting...Show More Summary

SMART INVERTERS: THE SECRET TO INTEGRATING DISTRIBUTED ENERGY ONTO THE GRID?

Smart inverters: The secret to integrating distributed energy onto the grid?; Utilities and research teams are taking distributed energy solutions to the wires." Herman K. Trabish: June 4, 2014 (Utility Dive) New advanced inverter technology...Show More Summary

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