Management Matters: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Utility Management Group – June 10, 2021Posted to Energy Central in the Utility Management Group
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Welcome to the Utility Management Group roundup, Management Matters. As always, your fellow group members are paying close attention to utility management trends and sharing their insights. This month’s selection includes information about climate-resilient energy delivery, incentives for rooftop solar, and more. Be sure to like and comment on your favorite posts. Happy reading!
TVA Pulling Out of a Nuclear Plant Sale Raises Green Issues
Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/um/tva-pulling-out-nuclear-plant-sale-raises-green-issues
In this post, Llewellyn King, Executive Producer at White House Media points out that a legal issue involving Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is not just a business matter, but also an environmental one. The matter involves TVA canceling a sale of two units of its Bellefonte nuclear plant to Nuclear Development LLC. TVA’s stated reason for canceling the sale was an administrative one. Given that clean energy is a national priority, Llewellyn wonders, why couldn’t the two parties have worked something out, allowing the electricity output from the plant to be used for its intended purpose?
How Con Edison Is Building a Climate-Resilient Energy Delivery System for New York City
Given that our energy infrastructure is vulnerable to climate change and becoming ever more so, and that, simultaneously, customers increasingly rely on their utilities for uninterrupted energy delivery, Con Edison has developed a Climate Change Implementation Plan to provide a strong foundation for action. In this piece, Nelson Yip, Director, Strategic Planning at Con Edison explains that the plan will affect nearly everything the company does and details how it will incorporate climate change into its planning, engineering design, operations, emergency response, and corporate governance.
Residential Solar’s Proliferation Has California Utilities Looking to End Long-Offered Incentives
Utility customers in California with rooftop solar systems have been enjoying comfortable incentives for years. But some argue those incentives impose a financial burden on non-solar and lower-income customers, which is why utilities are now aiming to decrease incentives, implement new solar fees, and lower the value of surplus energy produced by rooftop solar. Here, Christopher Neely, a journalist at an independent local news organization, explains that such changes could mean a migration of customers away from the local community energy agency and back to Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E).
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