Ohio regulators threw up a hurdle for a solar project that's slated to be the state’s largest, rejecting plans from American Electric Power’s Ohio subsidiary to charge ratepayers for costs to build the 300-megawatt project.
A U.S. district court judge has denied Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its new rate structure and grid access charge, rejecting the utility's arguments that the plaintiffs lacked standing to bring the suit.
"A new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) speaks volumes about the level of commitment that corporate giants have made to embrace PV energy both in the present and moving forward."
Similar to Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), the idea would be to ensure that biogas comes from a renewable source and allow customers to pay to offset their fossil-fuel gas consumption. Proponents of the trading scheme say the system will help avoid fraud in the renewable natural gas market.
The study found both benefits and concerns regarding solar power’s ability to meet peak demand and said further work should be done to establish capacity payments that would make wider solar power penetration more viable.
The city's municipal utility, the Tennessee Valley Authority's largest customer, has launched a study to explore whether it can save money by breaking away from TVA, possibly by developing or buying renewable energy sources like solar and wind.