New Power Generation Quarterly: 2022 Q4

Date: 16 Mar 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

8.4 gigawatts of new power generation capacity came online in the fourth quarter of 2022. 60 percent of that total, or nearly six gigawatts, was new solar power. Wind power generation capacity grew steadily with 3.4 gigawatts added.… Read More

Interconnection and Grid Planning — Episode 179 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 15 Mar 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Sky Stanfield discusses how good interconnection policy and proactive grid planning can capitalize on existing distribution infrastructure for the most cost-effective clean energy transition.… Read More

Arizona Adopts a Useless Community Solar Policy

Date: 9 Mar 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On March 7, the Arizona Corporation Commission adopted a community solar policy statement that takes into account few, if any, stakeholder suggestions. The policy has many fatal flaws and will not spur any community solar development in Arizona.… Read More

National Community Solar Programs Tracker: 2022 Q4

Date: 8 Mar 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

20 states have policies allowing some form of community renewable energy. This quarterly update (2022 Q4) shows the capacity built in seven states: Colo., Ill., Mass., Md., Minn., N.J., and N.Y. It focuses on programs in investor-owned utility service territory.… Read More

Mainstreaming Electric Homes — Episode 178 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 1 Mar 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Nate Adams and Steve Pantano discuss how education is the foundation for informed decision making, what builds trust between contractors and homeowners, and the additional support needed to make home electrification mainstream.… Read More

The 2023 Community Power Scorecard

Date: 23 Feb 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Communities can do a lot to advance energy democracy, but some tools must be granted by state policy. This annual scorecard from ILSR’s Energy Democracy Initiative grades states on whether their policies help or hinder local clean energy action.… Read More

California’s Community Solar Program

Date: 22 Feb 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

California passed a new community renewable energy program in 2022 (AB2316). To maximize benefits to subscribers, 51 percent of which must be low-income households, developers are incentivized to pair community solar with battery storage.… Read More

Survey Says: Interconnection Data is Unavailable — Episode 177 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 15 Feb 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Justin Baca and David Gahl discuss how an information gap trips up small solar developers. They also explain their letter to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, which asks for more federal data collection from electric utilities and transmission operators.… Read More

Commission Failed Georgians in Nuclear Fiasco — Episode 176 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 1 Feb 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Patty Durand, candidate for the Georgia Public Service Commission, explains how the Commission failed to protect consumers from the Vogtle nuclear power plant, what Durand will do differently, if she is elected, and why her candidacy faced legal challenges.… Read More

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