Community & Environment

Ohio Lawmakers Line Up to Repeal Subsidy for Coal Plants

Some Ohio lawmakers want to end subsidies for two unprofitable coal plants that have cost electric customers millions of dollars.

Tennessee Utility Gives Up Construction Permit for Nuclear Plant

Tennessee Valley Authority has given up a construction permit for a nuclear plant in Northeast Alabama.

SRP to Partner in Large Solar Plant in Arizona

A power utility in Arizona is building a solar plant near Flagstaff, AZ.A

New ASCE Book Aids Stakeholders in Underground Excavation

A new book released by ASCE press aids stakeholders in reducing damage during the excavation of underground utilities.

Utility Proposals Include City Takeover After Ida Power Outages

New Orleans city council will meet to discuss investigations surrounding the major power losses from Hurricane Ida.

Sauk-Suiattle Tribe Sues Seattle City Light Over Green Stance

An Indian Tribe has filed a lawsuit against a Seattle utility over misleading green power claims that are hurting the tribe.

Ørsted and Williams Partner for Clean Energy Opportunities

Ørsted and Williams sign an agreement to work on clean energy projects in the U.S.

PECO Announces Recovery Fund for Communities Affected by Tropical Storm Ida

PECO and Exelon will donate funds to support community organizations that are providing relief efforts for those impacted by Tropical Storm Ida.

Lawsuit: Ida Outages Due to ‘Gum and Super Glue’ at Utility

A lawsuit against Entergy seeks to represent residents who lost power during Ida and blames the utility for improper maintenance and inspection of utility equipment.

Virginia State Corporation Commission Staff Say Dominion Made Well Above Fair Profit

Testimony from the State Corporation Commission staff says that Dominion Virginia should be refunding $312 million back to customers.

$2.5M in Refunds Approved for Utility Customers in a Louisiana Town

A refund of $2.5 million was approved to provide rebates to customers in a Louisiana town.

ICC and Power Supplier Deal Refunds Customers

Customers of an Illinois power supplier will be receiving refunds as part of a settlement with the ICC.

Crews Work to Restore Power After Storms in Washington State

Puget Sound Energy crews work to restore power from weekend storms.

High Utility Bills in Europe Raise Fears for Winter

High wholesale prices for gas and electricity in Europe raise concerns for winter price spikes and shortages.

Dominion Energy Proposes Largest Expansion of Solar and Energy Storage

Dominion Energy proposes the expansion of its solar and energy projects in Virginia to make another step toward Virginia's clean energy goals.

Judge Digs Deeper into PG&E’s Suspected Role in Dixie Fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Pacific Gas & Electric troubleshooter spent nearly two hours in federal court Monday fielding questions about whether the beleaguered utility could have turned off the electricity sooner to a power line now suspected of sparking the monstrous Dixie Fire two months ago. The gr..

CenterPoint Energy Assess Storm Damage, Begins Restoring Service

CenterPoint Energy begins to assess the damage of Hurricane Nicholas and begins restoring service to over 440,000 customers that lost power.

Dominion to Partner on Solar Project in Virginia Coalfields

Dominion Energy is working on a project to convert coalfields into solar.

West Virginia Regulators Consider Utility Upgrade Request

Regulators in West Virginia consider a request to have state residents pay for power plant upgrades.

Public Utilities Agency Seeks New Electric Suppliers

A public utility agency in Maine is seeking proposals for new electric suppliers.

Apartment Building Explosion Injured 4 in Atlanta

A likely gas explosion caused the partial collapse of a three-story apartment building in Atlanta.

San Diego Gas & Electric Pays $57M Over Botched Bulb Program

A California utility will refund ratepayers and pay a fine for a mismanaged program to encourage customers to buy energy-efficient lightbulbs.

Minnesota Defers OK for Permit Linked to ND Power Plant Deal

Minnesota regulators are requiring more information for a permit transfer of a coal-fired power plant.

SoCalGas Begins Switch to 100% Renewable Power With Green Rate Program

SoCalGas begins the transition to renewable power through its Green Rate Program.

Severe Storm Left More Than 154,000 Michigan Customers Without Power

Crews are working to restore power to thousands of Michigan residents after a severe storm on Aug. 7.

Duke Energy Puts Two Buildings in Charlotte Up For Sale

Duke Energy puts two of its buildings up for sale as part of the company's transition to reduce its real estate footprint and consolidate to one building.

Referendum Could Create Hurdle for Maine Customer-Owned Utility

A referendum requiring voter approval in Maine could create a hurdle for issuing bonds to replace the state's private utility with a customer-owned utility.

Hurricane Ida Turns Spotlight on Louisiana Power Grid Issues

Hurricane Ida has made a significant impact on the Louisiana power grid and has caused widespread outages that are receiving criticism.

Eversource Names New President of New Hampshire Operations

Eversource chooses Doug Foley as its new leader for the New Hampshire operations.

23 Homes on the Navajo Nation Finally Getting Electricity

Several homes in the community of Tonalea will soon have electricity for the first time after the Tribal President Johnathan Nez signed a subgrant to extend power lines to the community.