Navajo Nation leaders and other tribal delegates made clear to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission that they are anxious for a decision on whether regulators will apply the state's newly passed Energy Transition Act to Public Service Company of New Mexico's abandonment of the San Jua…
Tucson Electric Power will replace coal-burning units with new natural gas generators as it brings 446 MW of renewable resources and a 30-MW battery to its system in 2020.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said she intends to work with legislators to reform the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission prior to next year’s legislative session.
The Arizona Corporation Commission at its Aug. 6 meeting approved changes to regulated utilities’ disconnection policies, flowing from the commission’s June 20 decision that adopted emergency rules to prevent shut-offs for nonpayment during the hottest months of this year.
The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada on Aug. 1 approved an agreement among its regulatory operations staff, NV Energy and the state Bureau of Consumer Protection that will result in a $21.9-million rate decrease for northern Nevada residential electric customers and a $15.7-million rate…
NV Energy filed a complaint seeking slightly more than $45 million in damages and demanding a jury trial with the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada against a bushings manufacturer with operations in France and Canada.
Arizona regulators on July 30 and 31 participated in a thorough discussion of retail electric competition with stakeholders from within the state and around the country at the first of several likely workshops at the Arizona Corporation Commission in Phoenix.
Western environmental organizations want Arizona to join its neighbors in adopting a plan that will bring the state to 100 percent clean energy in the coming decades.
A group of Colorado agencies and automakers reached an agreement on a proposed zero-emission vehicle standard, which they are jointly submitting to the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission for its consideration.
Delta-Montrose Electric Association will end its power-purchase agreement with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association next spring, ending a saga that has embroiled both parties and other entities over the future of rural electricity in Colorado and elsewhere in Tri-State territory.
A Colorado-based environmental organization wants clarity from New Mexico regulators about which law they plan to utilize in the abandonment proceeding for the San Juan Generating Station.
Arizona regulators have begun paving the way for wider adoption of electric vehicles in the state, suggesting that the state’s utilities create sweeping EV implementation plans.
Climate goals, national security threats and grid reliability in a landscape defined by increasing load and an expanding population were hot topics at Law Seminars International’s annual Electric Power in the Southwest Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on July 15 and 16.
Wyoming’s great wind potential has been recognized by academics, energy developers and politicians; however, whether that potential will be fully developed depends on many factors, including whether state officials will increase wind production taxes.
The impact of expanding renewable-energy development in the Southwest is changing laws, regulatory policy and the economy in many states. But building the transmission infrastructure needed to deliver wind and solar power generated in rural parts of the region to its load centers and to Cali…
Renewable-energy production in New Mexico is experiencing a “boom,” according to the New Mexico State Land Office, which recently announced the awarding of a bid for state land to a wind developer.
Westminster, Colorado-based Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association will close the 100-MW coal-fired Nucla Station power plant in southwestern Colorado two years early as part of the wholesale cooperative’s new commitment to reduce fossil-fuel usage and pursue a Responsible Energy Plan.
New Mexico regulators, in an apparent attempt to do an end run around recently enacted legislation, voted July 10 to oversee Public Service Company of New Mexico’s abandonment of the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station via a docket established prior to passage of the state’s landmark Ener…
The Arizona Corporation Commission at its July 10 meeting voted to dismiss a complaint against Arizona Public Service brought by customer Stacey Champion in January 2018, having launched a new APS rate case last month.
Nevada regulators might fine NV Energy for its failure to reserve $10 million in incentive funds for energy storage projects as required by the passage of SB 145, 2017 legislation.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission’s board of directors on July 9 voted to take action that will place the 43-member wholesale cooperative under the rate-regulating authority of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Public Service Company of New Mexico filed with state regulators on July 1 an application for abandonment of the 847-MW, coal-fired San Juan Generating Station in June of 2022 [19-00195-UT]. The filing, expected as part of PNM’s compliance with the state’s Energy Transition Act passed in Mar…
The Arizona Corporation Commission’s June 20 decision to enact a statewide moratorium on summertime power disconnections for nonpayment is stirring up controversy within the commission and among utilities it regulates.
A disgruntled Tri-State Generation and Transmission member filed suit in a Colorado district court July 2 seeking to prevent the 43-member wholesale cooperative from taking action on its effort to become regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
The third tier of Nevada’s net-metering compensation program, in which rooftop-solar customers will receive 81 percent of the retail rate for excess energy they feed back into the grid, is open for applications.
NV Energy is proposing to build three new solar and battery storage projects that would supply an additional 1,200 MW of power and 560 MW of storage to its customers by the end of 2023.
Arizona Corporation Commission staff on June 25 issued findings from a commissioner-requested review of circumstances surrounding a disconnection incident involving Arizona Public Service Company and the death of a 72-year-old customer.
The Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association board of directors has begun evaluating whether it should become subject to federal rate regulation.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association on June 13 issued a request for proposals for renewable energy, the sixth renewables-based RFP issued by the Colorado-based organization, which is seeking proposals for projects capable of generating 10 MW to 200 MW and delivering 30,000 MWh/…
The protracted, precarious negotiations between the City of Boulder and Xcel Energy continues moving forward with several recent developments in the city’s bid to create its own utility, which includes it extending a final $82 million offer to Xcel for its electrical distribution infrastructure.
The Arizona Corporation Commission passed an emergency rule that bars utilities from disconnecting customers who have not fully paid an outstanding electric bill.