Tri-State G&T facing defections as co-ops seek cheaper, greener energy supply; McIntyre, citing health, steps down as FERC chairman (10/25/18)

Today’s lede: Colorado co-op votes to buy out coal-heavy long-term contract to obtain cheaper green energy supply. Electric cooperative G&T provider Tri-State Generation & Transmission is facing multiple customer defections ...
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Illinois regulator touts new rules on sales and marketing by competitive suppliers; Retail suppliers weigh in at FCC in proceeding on robocalls (10/24/18)

Today’s lede: Illinois regulator touts enhanced rules governing competitive energy suppliers. An “influx” of consumer complaints led the Illinois Commerce Commission in October 2017, two decades after Illinois opened its ...
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S.C. judge reportedly about to declare unconstitutional state law allowing nuclear cost pass-through; ComEd to provide price-to-compare on consumers’ bills (10/23/18)

Today’s lede: S.C. lawmaker tells reporters state’s CWIP law about to be ruled unconstitutional. The regulatory jargon for it is a “construction work in progress,” or CWIP. That is the ...
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Advertising war intensifies as clock ticks down on Nevada electricity choice ballot measure; Chicago business newspaper editorializes in support of shutting down residential electricity choice in Illinois (10/22/18)

Today’s lede: Advertising war peaking as clock ticks down to vote on Nevada’s Question 3. KTNV television cites election reports indicating nearly $100 million in contributions related to Nevada’s ballot ...
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Mild winter forecast may offset price volatility risk from low natural gas storage inventories (10/19/18)

Today’s lede: Will mild winter tamp down price volatility risk from low natural gas storage inventories? There’s been quite a lot of buzz heading into the shoulder months about low ...
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FERC declines comment on rumors chairman will resign; Consumer counsel, large consumers ask Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider ruling denying refunds (10/18/18)

Today’s lede: FERC declines comment on scuttlebutt that McIntyre will resign soon. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s press office declined to comment in response to rumors that Kevin Mcintyre, the ...
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Public power groups weigh in against FERC asserting jurisdiction in Jacksonville muni’s dispute over mounting nuclear power project costs; Massachusetts AG files suit against competitive supplier alleging deceptive marketing (10/17/18)

Today’s lede: Public power associations gang up against Jacksonville muni in FERC proceeding on Vogtle nuclear plant costs. The leading associations representing public power utilities have weighed in at the ...
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Effort to subsidize baseload coal and nuclear plants reportedly hit a roadblock at the White House; Illinois AG echoes Massachusetts counterpart in calling for ban on competitive electricity sales to residential customers (10/16/18)

Today’s lede: Inside sources tell Politico administration’s baseload coal and nuclear subsidy plan on indefinite hold. The inability to find a “legally justifiable methodology” to order financial assistance to uneconomic ...
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Consultant complains after DOE sits on study countering rationale for power plant subsidies; McNamee’s FERC nomination hearing postponed until after the election (10/15/18)

Today’s lede: Consultant complains that DOE kept under wraps study disputing rationale for power plant subsidies. A Texas-based consultant who prepared a study for the Department of Energy on power ...
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Google unveils ambitious 24/7 carbon-free energy goal; Utility-supported group makes push for nuclear subsidies in Ohio; Senate bill would end tax incentives for EVs (10/12/18)

Today’s lede: Google develops roadmap for 24/7 carbon-free electricity goal. Google is proud to be the world’s largest purchaser of renewable energy and the first company of its size to ...
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