Approximately 20 percent of Snohomish County PUD's residential customers are now eligible for bill assistance under the utility's new guidelines that took effect July 1, as the utility expects to almost double its spending on bill assistance from 2019. Read More

FERC set a July 14 deadline for filing comments in BPA's request to suspend its Financial Reserves Policy surcharge, effective July 1. If approved, the change in Bonneville's tariff would save its customers $39 million through fiscal year 2021 and help them cope with financial hardships due … Read More

Three stories to ruminate upon. First, the utility industry is increasingly finding itself enmeshed in global trade and security disputes. Second, the next big wave of motorized vehicle electrification could be occurring down on the farm. Third, the abrupt closing of a newsprint mill in nort… Read More

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For your convenience, NewsData has compiled a list of the acronyms we utilize throughout the Clearing Up Publication. Read more

FERC on July 2 granted late intervention to the Copco Fire Protection District, which is "vehemently against removal of the Klamath River Dams," the fire district wrote in its June 17 request to intervene in a license transfer for the four lower Klamath dams [P-2082, P-14803]. Read More

The Department of Energy on July 6 authorized the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal to export up to 1.08 Bcf of LNG per day, but the proposal still faces significant hurdles, including opposition from Oregon state agencies and litigation. Meanwhile, a Supreme Court order cl… Read More