Category: Utilities

Ohio corruption scandal hits Energy Harbor bankruptcy case

The judge in Energy Harbor’s bankruptcy case has hit the brakes on approving millions of dollars in fees and expenses for the utility’s outside law firms and consultants after learning...

/ August 13, 2020

Consumers Energy-Funded 501(c)(4) Citizens for Energizing Michigan’s Economy Is Active Again, Promoting Specific Candidates

Citizens for Energizing Michigan’s Economy (CEME), a dark money 501(c)(4) that has received at least $43 million from Consumers Energy since 2014, is promoting at least five candidates who are...

/ August 3, 2020
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AEP contributed to dark money group that gave money to Generation Now

Update: AEP has acknowledged funding Empowering Ohio's Economy, a dark money organization that contributed to Generation Now

/ July 24, 2020
Householder, FirstEnergy criminal complaint

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder arrested. Will FirstEnergy Corp. be charged next? What you need to know

Federal prosecutors have charged Householder in a $60 million corruption scheme. Will FirstEnergy Corp. be charged next?

/ July 22, 2020
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Florida Power and Light quietly reduces solar commitment, shifting some proposed solar to Gulf Power in midst of merger

FPL reduced solar plans by over 500 MW, apparently moving some proposed projects to Gulf Power’s service territory in the Florida panhandle. FPL’s solar reductions come despite its parent company’s...

/ July 13, 2020

ExxonMobil attacks wind power, carbon tax in Texas

ExxonMobil, Kinder Morgan and Occidental Petroleum are part of a coalition of companies that opposed a utility’s plan to provide 309 megawatts of new wind energy to customers in Texas....

/ July 6, 2020

Alabama Power earned $1+ billion in profits over industry average on the backs of customers since 2014

The profits on top of industry average, and allowed by the Alabama Public Service Commission, total to just over $700 per Alabama Power customer account over the years 2014-2018.

/ July 1, 2020

Georgia Power Set to Automatically Enroll New Residences in Demand Charge Rates

Georgia Power will begin levying demand charges on new residential premises starting in January 2021. The new rate schedule, approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) in December 2019,...

/ June 24, 2020
DTE Energy set a net-zero carbon goal but continues to invest in gas

Michigan’s new PSC members will decide whether DTE electric customers should pay for some NEXUS gas pipeline costs

“DTE ratepayers should not be burdened with the unreasonable and unlawful costs resulting from DTE’s bad deal with its affiliate NEXUS” - Michigan Environmental Council

/ June 3, 2020

TVA Cuts “Flexibility” Promises to Local Power Companies by 80%, Enters Into Questionable Contracts

Key Points: The Tennessee Valley Authority promised its local distribution utilities the ability to self-generate up to 5% of their own electricity, what it termed “flexibility”, as an incentive to...

/ May 29, 2020