Two major nonprofits dedicated to grid modernization and clean energy, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and SGIP, intend to merge under the SEPA brand and organizational umbrella. “Within SEPA’s mission of facilitating the electric power sector’s smart transition to [Read More]
Minnesota Power has announced it is seeking proposals for additional renewable energy from large-scale projects, as well as from customer-driven resources. The utility says the search is part of the company’s broad resource evaluation process to further its EnergyForward strategy, [Read More]
The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) says it has received federal approval for a new framework aimed at driving distributed energy resources (DERs) into the electric grid. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently approved CAISO’s proposal, which will allow [Read More]
A new guide shows utilities how to increase the value of community solar programs by integrating a smart grid solution.
In response to the continuing evolution of solar and clean energy, the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) will undergo a rebranding as the Smart Electric Power Alliance on April 11. According to SEPA’s release, the new name reflects what the [Read More]
Electric utilities are facing a variety of challenges because of rising amounts of solar, storage and other distributed energy technologies on their systems. In response, they are speeding their integration planning efforts. That is the finding of a new paper [Read More]
To help satisfy the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP), Arizona-based Tucson Electric Power (TEP) anticipates an additional 1.1 GW of new renewable capacity by the end of 2030, boosting its total renewable energy portfolio to approximately [Read More]
With a continued goal of operating a cleaner energy grid, the California Independent System Operator Corp.’s (CAISO) board of governors has approved several proposals that CAISO says will support improved integration of energy storage and demand response resources in the [Read More]