Regulatory and rate proceedings at FERC can be time consuming and expensive, but this hurdle can be overcome.
How project developers form their bidding strategies – and what it means for prices and the industry.
Industry wins exemption for ‘beneficial use’ but faces tighter rules on impoundments and landfills.
Electric executives open up on what they’re planning next.
The competitive transmission genie is out of the bottle.
Wall Street is back in business. What’s next for utility finance?
How DG and microgrids change the game for utilities.
Energy microgrids have emerged as more than just a curiosity. The technology is improving, costs are falling, and developers are lining up to build projects. How will microgrids overcome the substantial challenges that stand in their way?
Engineers and constructors adapt to serve an industry in transition.
From gas pipelines to PV arrays, the nation’s contractors are seeing growth in utility infrastructure. Fortnightly talks with executives at engineering and construction firms to learn what kinds of projects are moving forward, where they’re located, and what lies over the horizon.
Free markets are not a fad.
Portfolio planning in the age of gas.
PUCs are concerned that a rapid shutdown of coal-fired plants will start a full-tilt dash to gas—similar to the one that caused bankruptcies among independent power producers in the late 1990s and early 2000s. But this time around, ratepayers and not IPP investors will be stuck with the risk, if utilities rush to add all that new gas-fired capacity to rate base.