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Here’s how utilities use their resource plans to block solar power

At least seven utilities chose to bias their resource modeling against solar in 2019. The good news is that transparent utility modeling could fix the problem. December 23, 2019 William Driscoll Every one of the seven utility resource plans that pv magazine covered in depth this year was biased against solar. Utilities used common techniques …

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Sunrun proposes solar+storage virtual power plants across Puerto Rico

Sunrun has proposed quick deployment of solar-plus-storage virtual power plants across Puerto Rico, while clean energy groups found the island utility’s resource modeling disadvantaged solar, and showed that Hawaii is deploying renewables at twice the rate proposed for Puerto Rico.  Their input came in the form of testimony on the draft integrated resource plan (IRP) …

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States could save consumers billions with solar, by requiring transparent utility modeling

In Michigan, experts found $100 million in potential customer savings from promptly adding 2 GW of solar, as they showed in a regulatory proceeding. Many other states could have a similar opportunity by requiring transparent utility resource modeling—totaling in the billions of dollars across all states. It was not easy to discover the savings potential …

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PREPA supercharges solar and storage in new long-term plan

Puerto Rico is an island that is very much in the process of transition, and this applies as much to its electricity sector as anything. After Hurricane Maria, the island has not only had to rebuild its power grid and restore power, but has done so with a heavily indebted public utility that has been …

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