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Diversifying Utility Regulation: State regulators voice opinions as mixed as the nation’s geography.
Only if you’re a governor, legislator, regulator ... or customer.
If PJM markets should lose demand response as a capacity resource.
For DATC, grid expansion is a team effort.
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) completed upgrades on 16 major circuits serving more than 30,000 customers in the counties of Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Warren. The upgrades included installing more resilient polymer fuses, adding larger 10-foot cross-arms to increase wire clearance, and installing fault indicators that help identify problem areas on a circuit which helps speed the restoration process if an outage occurs.
The regulator’s role in a world divided by distributed generation.
Exelon agreed to buy fuel-cell power plants with 21 MW of capacity that Bloom Energy plans to install at 75 corporate sites in four states. Commercial customers including AT&T will purchase the electricity for each plant’s ability to provide power locally with less pollution and more reliability than the grid. Fuel cell generators produce electricity where it’s consumed from natural gas through a chemical reaction that produces fewer carbon emissions than plants that burn fuel.
Recent trends in distribution line undergrounding.
Solar for Everyone, including Utilities