Category: Utilities

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Utilities, once represented by UARG, now part of the ‘Electric Generators for a Sensible Transition’ in their suit against the EPA

A new ad hoc coalition of electric utilities has sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its newly proposed rules to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal and new...

/ June 11, 2024

Wisconsin utilities file for rate, profit hikes after Republicans ousted Huebner from PSC

A trio of Wisconsin utilities owned by WEC Energy Group is pushing to raise rates after Republican lawmakers ousted state utility regulator Tyler Huebner.

/ June 7, 2024

American Gas Association

The American Gas Association is a gas utility trade group. AGA promotes the use of methane gas and leads anti-electrification campaigns.

/ June 6, 2024

FirstEnergy floats $13.6 million refund in Pennsylvania in response to Ohio criminal investigation and audits of influence spending charged to customers 

FirstEnergy is proposing to refund $13.6 million to Pennsylvania customers who the company mischarged for payments related to the utility’s bribery schemes in Ohio, as well as advertising, lobbying, sports...

/ April 4, 2024

Charities and groups funded or connected to APS filed comments in support of its $460 million rate hike request

Over 2,000 people submitted comments to the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) throughout Arizona Public Services’ (APS) rate case application, with many expressing frustration and anger with the utility’s proposed $460...

/ April 1, 2024

Tracking State Legislation to Get Politics Out of Utility Bills

Tracker: States protecting customers from paying for the political activities of utilities.

/ February 20, 2024

Southeastern Utilities Block Transmission Necessary for Decarbonization

Decarbonizing the economy will require a significant expansion of interstate and interregional transmission, but investor-owned utilities in the South, such as Southern Company and Entergy, have spent years undermining efforts...

/ February 7, 2024

As Rate Case Approached, Avangrid’s CEO Tried to Improperly Influence CT’s Utility Regulator, Documents Allege

Shortly before requesting a substantial rate increase in August of 2022, the CEO of Avangrid, which owns gas and electric utilities in Connecticut, tried to improperly influence the state’s top...

/ January 23, 2024

Legislators backed by Dominion contributions to appoint Virginia utility commissioners

UPDATE, 3 pm EST Jan 23, 2024: The Virginia House Labor and Commerce Committee announced Tuesday morning that Sam Towell and Kelsey Bagot are likely to fill the SCC Judge...

/ January 23, 2024

Virginia bill would bar utilities from charging customers for politics, joining other states

A Virginia lawmaker introduced a bill last week that, if passed, would prohibit the utilities Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power from charging customers for many of their political activities.  The...

/ January 17, 2024