Thursday, October 30, 2014

How the EPA may change the Clean Power Plan | Utility Dive

By Gavin Bade | October 29, 2014 

 Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released itsNotice of Data Availability (NODA) on the Clean Power Plan, itsdraft rule to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants. The document, meant to address concerns raised during the agency's public comment period, opens the door to more flexibility for utilities trying to cope with the new regulations. 
In particular, the EPA document reveals that the EPA will seek further comment from stakeholders in three areas: The 2020-2029 trajectory—or glide path—for emission reductions, the Clean Power Plan's building blocks, and calculating state-specific CO2 goals.

Monday, October 27, 2014

How utilities can streamline rooftop solar interconnection and cut costs | Utility Dive

By  | October 16, 2014

The SEPA survey was performed as part of a U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative award that also funded the development of a new online platform for interconnection application processing by Clean Power Research (CPR)
PowerClerk Interconnection (PC-Interconnect) was developed by CPR out of its widely used PowerClerk Incentives (PC-Incent) online tool. PC-Incent was developed eight years ago for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). It automated the processing of applications for state incentives. It has been used by 22 utilities and agencies to process over 280,000 applications representing more than 6 gigawatts of renewables capacity.

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