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San Jose Without PG&E? Mayor Wants to Explore City-Owned Utilities

Maggie Angst, Bay Area News Group Summary One week after California’s biggest utility cut power to hundreds of thousands of residents , Mayor Sam Liccardo says he wants to explore a San Jose without Pacific Gas and Electric. Last week’s blackout aimed at reducing the risk of wildfires in...


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US GSA Seeks Information on Grid Interactive Technologies for Buildings

Peter Maloney, Microgrid Knowledge Summary The General Services Administration (GSA) has issued a request for information (RFI) for grid-interactive technologies and services that provide energy savings and load flexibility for buildings. The RFI, issued in coordination with the Department of...


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IDEA and Enwave Submit Comments Regarding the Reinvestment of Proceeds Collected Under the OBPS

On August 30, 2019, Sussex submitted a joint letter on behalf of Enwave and IDEA regarding Comments on Use of Proceeds from the Federal Output-Based Pricing System to the Environmental Protection Branch of Environment and Climate Change Canada. For more information please see the letter below....

OBPS Proceeds - District Energy Submission_30Aug19_ Final.pdf


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Illinois marijuana growers will face energy efficiency and reporting rules

David Thill, Energy News Network Summary The state law seeks to avoid blackouts and other grid problems when its marijuana law takes effect Jan. 1. When Illinois’ new law legalizing recreational marijuana takes effect Jan. 1, growers will face some of the strongest energy efficiency and...


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Abu Dhabi introduces district cooling regulations

Tom Oxtoby, MEP Middle East Summary Abu Dhabi Government has become the first administration in the Middle East to set up a complete integrated regulations system for district cooling. The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) made the announcement after the policy was rubberstamped by the...


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New Jersey Prepares for Second Round of Microgrid Funding

Lisa Cohn, Microgrid Knowledge Summary New Jersey expects to begin accepting applications in November for its second round of microgrid funding, part of a program that already has 13 towns studying the feasibility of microgrids. As a precursor, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities plans...


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House Passes $1.3B for Community Climate Resiliency Projects

Wicked Local Burlington Summary Significant investments to come to Bedford and Burlington through advancements in the microgrid, electric vehicles and energy storage projects As climate change becomes a larger concern at the local-level, State Rep. Ken Gordon, D-Bedford, joined his...


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BCUC Establishes Process for Inquiry into the Regulation of Municipal Energy Utilities

British Columbia Utilities Commission, Globe Newswire Summary VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- By Order G-177-19 , dated August 1, 2019, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) has established an inquiry to examine the regulation of energy utilities...


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Feds Cancel Power Auction by Grid Operator, Market Uncertainty Increases

Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight Summary A federal agency has told the operator of the nation’s largest power grid to cancel a planned auction next month that helps determine how much consumers and businesses pay for electricity. The decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday...


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Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau mandated to include the Dubai's district cooling sector

MEP Middle East Summary Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau for electricity and water in Dubai, RSB, has been mandated to include the Dubai’s district cooling sector. The decision was revealed last year at the 51st meeting of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, headed by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed...