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The County's Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is exploring the Carbon Free Power Project through its membership in the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS). The project is a projected 600-megawatt small modular reactor (SMR) facility. As it is being designed, the facility would house ...
The vital role that the California Public Utilities Commission has played in advancing the state's leadership in energy and environmental policy is in grave jeopardy. Ironically, the commission's leadership and innovation is being shackled by new rules in the false name of reform and consumer protection.

The Public Utilities Department's Ocean Monitoring Program is the preeminent leader in studying the effects of our regional treatment processes on the marine environment. Each year, the Ocean Monitoring Program holds an open house so the public can see first-hand how the department works.
MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Public Utility Commission is investigating safety concerns at a hydroelectric dam. The Times Argus reports Marshfield emergency management director Michael Billingsley said Tuesday the PUC began investigating the dam after the town's Hazard Mitigation ...
New Jersey's utilities face increased scrutiny over their handling of winter storms Quinn and Riley, as the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) is now officially investigating them at the direction of the governor. © Shutterstock. At the heart of the investigation are the thousands of state residents left ...
This was announced in a public hearing meeting with the PUD hosted by Councilmember David Alvarez. The city's environmental committee is still investigating and working to fix the issue. Deputy Director of the San Diego Public Utility, Brent Eidson, joined Good Morning San Diego this morning to give us ...

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today said that he has directed the state's Board of Public Utilities to investigate of how utility companies responded to the twin winter storms that struck New Jersey over the last week, leaving hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents without power. “My office has ...
Representatives of NPPD and other public utilities testified in support of the amendment. They argued that disclosing such information would allow competitors to undercut their market prices and hurt the Nebraska electrical ratepayers who rely upon them. Representatives from Media of Nebraska, which ...
... for Lincoln Electric System, said the Supreme Court's decision could subject public utilities to a wide range of requests for proprietary information, which would be "to the detriment of our customer-owners” because the public power entities could not receive that information in turn from private competitors.
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today issued an Emergency Order regarding Sunoco Pipeline L.P., also known as Energy Transfer Partners (Sunoco), to suspend operations of the Mariner East 1 Pipeline (ME1) and require additional testing and analysis on that line, ...
LUBBOCK (March 08, 2018) - The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) has approved the entry of Lubbock Power & Light (LP&L) to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The approval of Lubbock's integration to the ERCOT sets the path for Lubbock to be the first major Texas city to ...
Bossier City council members learned today that the city's partnership with Manchac Consulting to manage public utilities resulted in actual savings of more than $2.5 million in 2017, exceeding the budgeted savings of $2.1 million. Councilman David Montgomery praised the reported savings, noting that ...
SALAMANCA — As is the case most years around budget time, the Salamanca Common Council authorized transfering shortfall funds from the city to the Board of Public Utilities. At its regular meeting Wednesday, the council authorized the BPU's electric department to borrow a shortfall amount from the ...
In fact, this all-important transparency obligation for public utilities will take center stage at the Legislature during a hearing Wednesday by the Legislature's Natural Resources Committee. State senators need to be firm in opposing an attempt to change the law and erode the utilities' requirement to provide ...
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) offered safety tips to residents as a winter storm continues to move across the state. In the Franklin County area and surrounding region, the storm has led to wind gusts up to about 50 miles per hour and sustained winds of around 30.
Now, Idaho Power is asking the state Public Utilities Commission to look into how the compensation system works. At issue is whether folks with on-site solar generation should continue to be treated as regular customers who purchase their electricity from the grid. As solar power has become more popular ...
SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - For more than a month, San Diegans have been dealing with skyrocketing water bills. The city stepped in to help some of the affected residents, but others are still dealing with the increase. Saturday, Public Utilities representatives offered some assistance. Tom Larke brought his ...

The amendment by Hughes, who chairs the Natural Resources Committee, would give public utilities a free pass to ignore Nebraska's open records law on grounds that the requested material is “proprietary or commercial information which if released would give advantage to business competitors.”.
HALLOWELL, Maine (WABI) - Following many complaints of high power bills, the Maine Public Utilities Commission voted Tuesday to launch an investigation into Central Maine Power. The state will probe to determine whether there's a systemic problem with how the utility is run. About a hundred ...
Orangeburg's Department of Public Utilities is improving the street lighting along a three-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 301. GENE ZALESKI, T&D. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. The Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities is upgrading the street lights along a three-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 301 ...
COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Columbus Department of Public utilities is warning residents about a new phone scam. According to John Ivanic, Assistant Director of the Department of Public Utilities, the caller ID says the call is coming from 614-645-8276, which is the number for the department's customer ...
(Image: Hawaii News Now). The Public Utilities Commission regulates companies that provide electricity, water, sewage, telephone and other public utility services in the state.
In fiscal year 2016, about 70 percent of operation and maintenance contracts with Mississippi public utilities went to out-of-state companies. The website ... Presley said this can help companies in the state learn what to do in the future to improve chances of landing public utility contracts. This rule is the first ...
Norwich — Norwich Public Utilities agreed to pay $35,000 in May of 2016 to settle a harassment complaint filed by a female NPU employee in September 2015 against then-utilities commission Chairman James Sullivan, one month before Sullivan resigned from the commission. The Day obtained the ...
PHOENIX – A cryptocurrency mining boom in parts of Washington State offers both risk and reward potential for public power utilities there, as they navigate the sudden explosion in demand driven by the global appetite for electronic money. Central Washington has become a destination for a modern day ...
The Public Utility Commission gave Lubbock Power & Light a few more instructions Thursday, and predicts a final vote on LP&L's bid to join the Electric Reliability Council of Texas grid should take place at the next meeting March 8. With LP&L having already entered into agreements with both parties, there ...
The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) has set the path for the successful entry of Lubbock Power & Light to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The commissioners of the PUCT gave instruction to PUCT staff to return at the March 8th open meeting to present a final order for their ...
“We just don't understand why PG&E is requiring this unnecessary equipment, which is going to take more money and more time,” said Tyler Gamble with the SF Public Utilities Commission. It is an unconventional situation. The city's public utility agency and PG&E coexist as both partners and competitors.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Mayor Megan Barry has announced a program that will protect the city's trees. The mayor said trees are constantly cut down because of new development. Because of that, Mayor Barry signed an executive order that recognizes trees as a public utility. “It's critical because it ...
The river we now call “Cape Fear” originally was known as the Sapona—a lyrical name given by our area's natives. When the Spanish explorer Giovanni de Verrazzano sighted it 492 years ago, he called it “Rio Jordan.” In 1662 English explorer William Hilton Jr. referred to it as “Charles,” after England's ...
Hawaii regulators have green lighted the implementation of Hawaiian Electric Cos.' grid modernization strategy, which is setting the course toward renewable-ready island grids and increased reliability. The state Public Utilities Commission said in its Feb. 7 order that the strategy “presents a holistic view of ...
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission recently scheduled two public hearings for March 1 in Boise and March 5 in Pocatello on a proposal from Idaho Power Company to reclassify customers who generate their own electricity. © Shutterstock. The hearings will provide an opportunity for interested parties to ...
For the first time since NBC 7 Responds started asking the Public Utilities Department questions about high water bills, the city admits mistakes were made. In a news conference on Thursday, Public Utilities Department Director Vic Bianes said his agency investigated 3,000 meters in the Carmel Valley, ...
To dodge its obligation, a state utility company paid a fancy law firm triple the amount of money required to fix damages caused by one of its trucks. It's yet another example of government wasting taxpayer dollars, a senseless misuse of public funds that is all too common in government at all levels. It's also a ...
Presidential decrees considering development projects as public utilities. By: MENA. Thu, Feb. 8, 2018. CAIRO - 8 February 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued two decrees considering as public utility the expropriation of two buildings used as schools in Sharqiya governorate. The president issued decree no.
At the end of 2017, the California Public Utilities Commission issued Resolution ALJ-344 which implements statutory amendments pursuant to Senate Bill (SB) 215, reflects changes in the Commission's administration, streamlines certain procedures, and provides greater clarity. These changes come ...
Norwich – Norwich Public Utilities renewed its long-standing relationship with a regional affordable housing group Tuesday, announcing a $500,000 state tax credit investment to renovate 32 apartments in Taftville and on the West Side. The donation to Eastern Connecticut Housing Opportunities is being ...
The event is hosted by Clark Public Utilities and its Operation Warm Heart, an entirely donor-funded program that has provided more than $2.5 million in assistance to about 12,000 customers since launching in 1985. The race itself has raised over $100,000 for Operation Warm Heart in the past three years.
Six state lawmakers will hold a public hearing Friday in Santa Rosa to consider the role of public utilities in preventing wildfires. State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Gas, Electric and Transportation Safety, will conduct the hearing along with all five North Bay ...
Speakers will include Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott along with Greg McFadden, assistant regional chief, and Daniel Berlant, an assistant deputy director of the state firefighting agency; California Public Utilities Commission president Michael Picker and Elizabeth Malashenko, director of the PUC's safety and ...
Six state lawmakers will hold a public hearing Friday in Santa Rosa to consider the role of public utilities in preventing wildfires. State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Gas, Electric and Transportation Safety, will conduct the hearing along with all five North Bay ...
The City of Delaware has appointed Blake Jordan to be director of the city's Public Utilities Department, effective Jan. 22. Jordan will replace Brad Stanton, the current director who is retiring. Stanton has been with the city for 32 years, all of it in the utilities department, including the last 10 years as director.
Workers from Norwich Public Utilities leave for Puerto Rico on Wednesday to help restore power to areas still in the dark after the island was devastated ... Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) workers are heading to Puerto Rico to help many people on the island who are still in the dark after hurricanes Irma and ...
At a Public Utilities Committee meeting Tuesday, the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board presented its quarterly update. But the new interim team had little information to report and could not answer many of the councilmembers' questions. Marcie Edwards, who was hired as the new interim executive ...
This meeting was the second time residents gathered together to vent their frustration over their recent bills and the response they received from the city's Public Utilities Department. “It rained and I collect rainwater,” one woman said, “I have 400 gallons of rainwater which I use for my garden and my bill is ...
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) initiated on Thursday further study of supplier consolidated billing (SCB), a customer billing practice used by competitive electric generations suppliers (EGS). © Shutterstock. The PUC will hold an en banc hearing to explore, among other things, the ...
The project will cost around $530,000 and is fully funded through a grant from the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board's Relight Washington Program and Clark Public Utilities' Energy Savings Incentives program, with $358,000 coming the from state grant and $172,000 coming from the ...
Norwich – Norwich Public Utilities will send rotating two-person crews to Puerto Rico starting Wednesday as part of a national effort to restore power on the island still recovering from two hurricanes last September. NPU will send the first two-person line crew, comprised of Will Maxeiner and Tom Holmes, ...
LONGVIEW - If you're a Swepco customer, expect your bill to be higher next month. The Public Utility Commission has approved Swepco's rate increase plan. Swepco officials say the rate increase will help to pay for investments and operating costs. "This is only the third-rate case we have had since 1985,” ...
Randall Iwase is the chair of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. The former state senator was appointed to the position by Gov. David Ige in January 2015 for a term that is set to expire on June 30, 2020. Together with his fellow commissioners, Lorraine Akiba and James Griffin, and the entire PUC staff, ...


 

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