Late in 2021, Southern Company, the giant utility headquartered in Atlanta, announced it would pursue the retirement or conversion of 15 coal-fired generation units at its power plants, totaling nearly 9,000 MW of capacity. One Southern-owned plant was conspicuously absent from those plans: the Red Hills Generating…
The United States needs to rapidly expand its long-range transmission infrastructure to meet its climate goals. Federal regulators are now taking important steps to address key barriers to that build-out.
In June 2021, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved an extensive portfolio of performance mechanisms, including almost 40 metrics and scorecards that provide visibility into a wide scope of utility operations.
Performance-based regulation has gained significant traction in the United States in the past year and a half, with four new states enacting laws authorizing PBR.
As households across the United States began to feel the multifaceted impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of grassroots organizers rallied for a moratorium that would protect vulnerable customers facing disconnections from their utility. Disconnecting households for unpaid energy bills would have meant the loss of critical energy services…