Xcel Energy and three other Colorado utilities plan in 2021 to join the Western Energy Imbalance Market operated by the California ISO, saying it will help them meet clean-energy goals and provide the most benefit to customers compared with alternatives. Read More

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Dec. 20 named Laura Watson director of the state's Department of Ecology. She replaces Maia Bellon, who was director for seven years and a state employee for 25 years. Bellon announced her departure earlier this month, and set it for the end of the year. Watson … Read More

In the spirit of the season, we present our annual energy-themed carols for your holiday enjoyment. Our offices will be closed Dec. 23-27, reopening Dec. 30, and we will resume publishing on Friday, Jan. 3. From all of us at NewsData to all of you, best wishes for the holidays and for 2020! Read More

Pacific Gas & Electric will need to use public-safety power shut-offs for about five more years before improvements in system technology and vegetation management allow the utility to largely stop the practice as a safety measure in connection with wildfires, PG&E Corp. CEO Bill John… Read More