Pacific Gas & Electric announced it will conduct an islanding test May 9 that will help Humboldt County continue to have power in the event of a public-safety power shut-off or other disruptions. PG&E will be examining the capability of the Humboldt Bay Generating Station to continue… Read More

Redwood Coast Energy Authority signed a 15-year solar procurement contract with EDP Renewables and will be the sole offtaker for 100 MW of generation from the Sandrini Sol 1 Solar Park in Kern County. Read More

Xcel Energy of Minneapolis, which provides energy to parts of Colorado, Texas and New Mexico, on May 7 reported first-quarter earnings of 56 cents per share, or $295 million, compared with 61 cents per share, or $315 million, for the same quarter in 2019. The company said it has not seen a b… Read More

An April 2019 explosion at Arizona Public Service's McMicken Substation occurred after compromised battery modules emitted a mixture of explosive gases that built up in the container and came into contact with an as-yet-unidentified ignition source, the utility said. Read More

The Treasury Department on May 7 said it would modify "safe harbor" rules for production and investment tax credits, a sign that the Trump administration plans to grant extensions sought by renewable-energy industries. Read More