Day: February 19, 2021

Maine Public Utilities Commission to examine state’s electric distribution system

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (Commission) opened a case Feb. 18 to investigate the future design and operation of the electric distribution system in Maine. The Commission will conduct an in-depth, structured, and comprehensive examination to determine how best to accommodate increasing amounts of renewable energy, including solar installations and energy storage, and substantial load …

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Millions Without Power Amid Strain On Texas’ Electric Grid

Electric grids are an indispensable infrastructure, as evidenced this week by winter storms that have left an estimated 3 million Texans without power in dangerously cold temperatures. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the electric grid operator for the state, lost control of the power supply this week, prompting Gov. Greg Abbott to launch an investigation, while …

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Five things to know about Texas’s strained electric grid

Texas’s electric grid has been thrust into the national spotlight amid a deadly winter storm that left 2.7 million households without power as of Wednesday morning. The grid that typically brings electricity to homes and businesses buckled under the frigid temperatures, leading to…Read More