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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…

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…

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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…

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.

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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…

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.

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.