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More than 50 environmental groups signed a March 25 letter urging the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to extend public comment on its draft environmental impact statement regarding Holtec International's proposed nuclear waste storage facility in southeastern New Mexico.

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Arizona Public Service has revised the scope of Palo Verde Generating Station's planned refueling and maintenance outage of its Unit 2 reactor in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic. The refueling had been scheduled for early April, according to a filing submitted March 20 to the Arizo…

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A coalition of 32 Native American, community and environmental organizations urged the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management to halt the progress of development on federal lands in New Mexico until the COVID-19 health crisis has passed.

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada and NV Energy on March 25 discussed—via teleconference, due to COVID-19—revisions to the state's policy that allows large customers to leave, with commission approval, the bundled service of NV Energy and obtain power on the wholesale market.

The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission at a March 18 meeting ruled that Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a Colorado-based wholesale cooperative that serves rural electric co-ops in four states, is a state-regulated utility subject to the commission's jurisdiction under…

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Three bills supporting increased electric-vehicle development in Utah cleared the House and Senate amid growing concern for the state's air quality as the Legislature concluded its session March 12. The bills are now headed to Gov. Gary Herbert's desk. A bill amending carbon emissions reduct…

NV Energy on Feb. 27 filed to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada a report on the progress of its 2019-2021 action plan, reviewing the status of all planned facilities approved by the commission, including solar and energy storage facilities.

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Developers of a proposed carbon capture, utilization and sequestration project at the San Juan Generating Station in New Mexico say critics did not have access to studies that support the project's feasibility. Enchant Energy and the City of Farmington on Feb. 28 issued a lengthy response to…

The 2020 New Mexico legislative session concluded at noon on Feb. 20, with two bills related to energy infrastructure heading to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's desk. But a bill that would have restructured the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission died in committee.

The Navajo Nation, which has depended for decades on jobs and revenue from coal-plant and mine operations within and around its borders, on Feb. 11 filed at the Arizona Corporation Commission to intervene in the current rate case of Arizona Public Service [E-01345A-19-0236].

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Analysts at a Cleveland, Ohio-based energy think tank say a carbon capture, utilization and sequestration project proposed for a coal-fired New Mexico power plant would be unlikely to perform as promised and could bring problems for investors and the community affected by the plant's impendi…

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Arizona Public Service customer and ratepayer advocate Stacey Champion said at a Feb. 4 meeting of the Arizona Corporation Commission that more than two years after a controversial rate-case settlement and her subsequent complaint that resulted in an administrative law judge ordering a new r…

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Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque and the operators of Arizona Public Service's Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station near Phoenix believe the comprehensive system-dynamics analysis software that is helping to save millions of gallons of water each day at the 3.3-GW …

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The New Mexico Supreme Court on Jan. 29 ended speculation regarding whether the state's Energy Transition Act will affect the scheduled closure of its largest coal-fired power plant by ordering regulators to apply the law to Public Service Company of New Mexico's filing for abandonment of th…

Federal energy regulators on Jan. 14 gave an early nod to a massive pumped-storage project in northern Arizona that could extend the availability of renewable resources in an area that for 45 years played host to the West's largest coal-fired power plant.

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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association will add more than a gigawatt of new solar and wind resources in Colorado and New Mexico and deliver them to electric cooperatives in the four Western states it serves by 2024, the nonprofit power supplier told reporters in Denver on Jan. 15.…

Jeff Guldner, the new CEO of Arizona Public Service and chairman of the board of its parent company, Pinnacle West Capital, told the Arizona Corporation Commission at its Jan. 14 meeting that the companies will not contribute to the campaigns of its regulators as long as he is in charge.

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Berkshire Hathaway-owned NV Energy of Nevada and Google will seek regulatory approval for what the companies believe will be a record-breaking solar-plus-storage procurement to power a Google data center. But first, they also need the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to approve an agree…

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality on Jan. 7 extended for 65 days the temporary immunity waiver for the Navajo Transitional Energy Company to operate the Spring Creek Mine. NTEC, wholly owned by the Navajo Nation, has been working to obtain bonding for the mine and two others in…

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The Arizona Corporation Commission at its Dec. 11 meeting denied utility requests to establish two-year contract lengths for agreements between utilities and small power-generation facilities that qualify under a 41-year-old federal law intended to encourage energy independence through fossi…