November 20, 2017

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  • North Carolina utility regulators this week asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reconsider its authorization of the controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline, arguing that FERC’s approved recourse rates based on a lush 14 percent return on...
  • California’s three large investor-owned utilities are well ahead of their interim targets for using renewable energy and could reach the state’s 2030 goal a decade early—an early surge that likely will prompt them to curtail new construction and meet...
  • A large group of utilities in the Southwest Power Pool has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to step into a dispute over expansion of the regional transmission organization, saying they are being forced to pay an outsized amount of costs...
  • The Commodity Futures Trading Commission last week imposed a $4 million fine against Statoil in connection with trading activities that the agency said were meant to manipulate index prices in propane markets in an attempt to benefit the company’s...
  • The Justice Department announced last week that a former procurement officer at the Energy Department’s Sandia National Laboratories was indicted by a federal grand jury last week for allegedly orchestrating a scheme to obtain a $2.3 million DOE...
  • In a worrisome turn of events for Southern Co. and it partners in the new reactor project at its Alvin Vogtle nuclear plant in Georgia, the tax reform legislation passed by the Senate Finance Committee last week does not include an extension to a key...
  • In an innovative reform of the state’s solar net metering rules, Ohio regulators have approved a market-based system in which retail energy suppliers will be able to compete with incumbent distribution utilities to serve rooftop solar customers,...
  • In a proposal that follows in the footsteps of a grid reform plan being pursued by New York, Rhode Island officials last week launched an initiative to decentralize the state’s power system by moving away from distribution of output from...
  • In an unusual enforcement deal stemming from a voluntary environmental audit conducted by the company, Enel Green Power North America has agreed to pay $77,000 in fines under a consent decree with the Environmental Protection Agency to resolve nearly...