N.Y. utilities seek new pricing plan for distributed energy

By: Peter Behr |

The local utility of the future will be home to more rooftop solar, smart grid technologies and independent energy service providers. But it will need something else, experts say — entirely new ways of pricing customer-supplied electricity supplies and conservation measures.

The owner of several upstate New York utilities has asked […]

2016-04-01T12:41:43-05:00March 31st, 2016|New York Market|

Texas OKs Hunt buying Oncor, but moves to mitigate rate hike

By: Associated Press |

State regulators have approved Dallas mogul Ray L. Hunt’s $18 billion buyout of Texas’ largest electricity utility, but with caveats that could soften expected electric rate increases.

The Texas Public Utility Commission on Thursday sanctioned the deal for Oncor, which serves 3 million-plus Texans.

The deal comes after Oncor’s parent company, Energy […]

2016-04-01T13:59:52-05:00March 26th, 2016|Texas Market|

Massachusetts Leaders Warn Against Change In Proposed Solar Power Bill

By: Brett Reyes |

An agreement in ME reached by stakeholders on both sides, however, would end most net metering and instead allow utilities to pay rates set by regulators under 20-year price agreements with homeowners and small businesses.

The state’s utilities oppose keeping the higher retail rates.

On Monday, dozens of MA mayors and town […]

2016-03-18T16:29:34-05:00March 18th, 2016|Massachusetts Market|

California utilities seek net metering 2.0 changes, repeal

By: pv-magazine.com |

Less than six weeks after regulators approved a successor program to net metering, California’s three big IOUs are already seeking to modify or overturn the decision.

Privately owned utilities in the United States are not passively accepting the ongoing existence of retail-rate net metering for PV system owners, or anything that looks […]

2016-03-15T11:51:39-05:00March 12th, 2016|California Market|