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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…
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.
Georgia Power Company, a subsidiary of utility giant Southern Company, proposed a 20-year energy plan with state regulators in December 2021.
Spurred by state decarbonization policy, strong customer demand, and rapidly improving technology, carbon-free energy is playing a growing role in PJM, the United States’ largest wholesale electricity market.
RMI research has consistently shown that “clean energy portfolios” (CEPs)—comprising wind, solar, battery storage, energy efficiency, and demand flexibility—are now cost-competitive with new natural gas power plants, while providing the same grid reliability services.
Nebraska public officials adopted net-zero carbon goals across the electricity sector.