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How not to shut down coal plants

Utility Cost - 8 hours 37 min ago
“Never in the history of Colorado regulatory jurisprudence has a utility had to replace 75 percent of its capacity essentially overnight,” says Chris Burke, Black Hills’ vice president. “It’s going to have a cost impact to our customers. We don ...

Recurrent Energy sees 2,500MW of utility solar PV in Australia by 2020

Utility Cost - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:45
Recurrent Energy says utility scale solar PV will be cost competitive with wind energy within a few years – as others such as Bloomberg New Energy Finance have pointed out – and that will mean fewer wind farms will be needed to meet the 41,000GWh ...

RCA hearing on Enstar natural gas cost adjustment draws a crowd

Utility Cost - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:36
Many wanted to hear the Southcentral Alaska utility explain the reason for the hike in cost. Some were there to petition the RCA to make Enstar lower the rates. "I don't think it will make any difference," said Caroline Gardner, an Enstar customer ...

What utilities forget when they analyze storage (Hint: It has to do with benefits)

Utility Cost - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:16
Systems that can multitask operating modes to maximize their value to the utility customer at every second of every day. This powerful convergence -- materials innovation and open standards to drive down cost, combined with software innovation to increase ...

What utilities forget when they analyze storage (Hint: It has to do with benefits)

Utility Cost - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:16
Systems that can multitask operating modes to maximize their value to the utility customer at every second of every day. This powerful convergence -- materials innovation and open standards to drive down cost, combined with software innovation to increase ...

Smart meters are a "time bomb" for utilities, warns insurance expert

Utility Cost - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:13
Utilities claim customers have little to fear since those meters ... It quotes reinsurance broker Willis, likening the threat to a “time bomb” that could cost the industry billions of dollars. “A major energy catastrophe – on the same scale as ...

Editorial: In Florida, utilities call the shots

Utility Cost - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:45
More progressive states are focusing on conservation, and the U.S. Energy Department estimates that new natural gas generation costs twice as much as energy efficiency programs. It's no surprise that the utilities reject that math and claim they would be ...

Smart meters are a "time bomb" for utilities, warns insurance expert

Utility Cost - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:44
Utilities claim customers have little to fear since those meters ... It quotes reinsurance broker Willis, likening the threat to a “time bomb” that could cost the industry billions of dollars. “A major energy catastrophe – on the same scale as ...

Smart meters are a "time bomb" for utilities, warns insurance expert

Utility Cost - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:44
Utilities claim customers have little to fear since those meters ... It quotes reinsurance broker Willis, likening the threat to a “time bomb” that could cost the industry billions of dollars. “A major energy catastrophe – on the same scale as ...

Council hears request for breaks in utility costs

Utility Cost - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:15
FRONT ROYAL - The town recently received a handful of requests from property owners asking for breaks on utility fees and rates. Town Council took up three separate yet similar requests from different property owners at a work session Monday seeking ...

Council hears request for breaks in utility costs

Utility Cost - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:15
FRONT ROYAL - The town recently received a handful of requests from property owners asking for breaks on utility fees and rates. Town Council took up three separate yet similar requests from different property owners at a work session Monday seeking ...

Council hears request for breaks in utility costs

Utility Cost - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:15
FRONT ROYAL - The town recently received a handful of requests from property owners asking for breaks on utility fees and rates. Town Council took up three separate yet similar requests from different property owners at a work session Monday seeking ...

A More Efficient Approach To Cooling And Heating

Utility Cost - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:02
Installing an energy-efficient cooling and heating system can be one of the most significant upgrades a homeowner can make to save on these utility costs. A new development in home cooling and heating systems offers that chance. This new line of ductless ...

A More Efficient Approach To Cooling And Heating

Utility Cost - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:02
Installing an energy-efficient cooling and heating system can be one of the most significant upgrades a homeowner can make to save on these utility costs. A new development in home cooling and heating systems offers that chance. This new line of ductless ...

A More Efficient Approach To Cooling And Heating

Utility Cost - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:02
Installing an energy-efficient cooling and heating system can be one of the most significant upgrades a homeowner can make to save on these utility costs. A new development in home cooling and heating systems offers that chance. This new line of ductless ...

A More Efficient Approach To Cooling And Heating

Utility Cost - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:02
Installing an energy-efficient cooling and heating system can be one of the most significant upgrades a homeowner can make to save on these utility costs. A new development in home cooling and heating systems offers that chance. This new line of ductless ...

A More Efficient Approach To Cooling And Heating

Utility Cost - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:02
Installing an energy-efficient cooling and heating system can be one of the most significant upgrades a homeowner can make to save on these utility costs. A new development in home cooling and heating systems offers that chance. This new line of ductless ...

Are Utilities About To Kill Solar Energy’s Future In North Carolina?

Utility Cost - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 03:48
Every two years, the North Carolina Utilities Commission reviews how it calculates the “avoided costs” (the amount utilities would have to pay to generate or buy electricity elsewhere) of clean energy. This time though, regulators are reviewing both ...

Are Utilities About To Kill Solar Energy’s Future In North Carolina?

Utility Cost - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 03:48
Every two years, the North Carolina Utilities Commission reviews how it calculates the “avoided costs” (the amount utilities would have to pay to generate or buy electricity elsewhere) of clean energy. This time though, regulators are reviewing both ...