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Board members of the publicly owned Arizona utility Salt River Project on June 23 voted to pursue a legal appeal of the Arizona Corporation Commission's decision to deny an expansion of the Coolidge Generating Station, a natural gas peaking plant outside of Phoenix. Read More

In the latest episode of NewsData's Energy West podcast, California Energy Markets Editor Jason Fordney and Clearing Up Associate Editor Dan Catchpole discuss expanding the Southwest Power Pool’s regional transmission organization into the West, California’s ambitious plan to install 250,000 EV chargers, the reliability of hydropower in the West during droughts, and more.

A federal appeals court on June 17 ruled against the Turlock and Modesto irrigation districts in their litigation challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's actions in connection with Clean Water Act certification of the Don Pedro and La Grange hydroelectric projects. Read More