Utility

Chicago’s ComEd Seeking Four-Year Electricity Rate Increase to Bolster Electric Grid

Chicago’s ComEd Seeking Four-Year Electricity Rate Increase to Bolster Electric Grid

Commonwealth Edison Co. (ComEd) has filed to raise monthly electricity rates by about $4.25 for the average monthly residential electricity bill annually from 2024-2027 as it strengthens the grid and prepares for increased electrification.  The Chicago-based Exelon Corp. subsidiary noted that its electricity utility customers currently see an average bill of $93/month, about 20% lower…

January 18, 2023
Natural Gas E&Ps, Utilities Deliver A Helping Hand for the Holidays

Natural Gas E&Ps, Utilities Deliver A Helping Hand for the Holidays

From assisting natural gas and electric utility customers in paying higher-than-usual energy bills, to decorating Ronald McDonald Houses for the holiday season, the energy industry has once again stepped up to the plate to spread cheer this holiday season.  Jackson, MI-based Consumers Energy said it would provide $7.25 million to help Michiganders struggling with winter…

December 28, 2022
Another California County Bans Natural Gas Hookups ‘Beyond State Code’

Another California County Bans Natural Gas Hookups ‘Beyond State Code’

Residents with new homes in 2023 in Marin County, CA will do their cooking with electric appliances after the Board of Supervisors in November voted to ban natural gas hookups in new buildings.  The county, a peninsula sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, is expected to adopt Ordinance No. 3776 in January.…

December 7, 2022
PJM Says Ready for Winter Energy Demand on Strengthened ‘Preparations and Processes’

PJM Says Ready for Winter Energy Demand on Strengthened ‘Preparations and Processes’

PJM Interconnection LLC, which serves 65 million across the Mid-Atlantic, said it is armed to combat winter, with adequate fuel and energy supplies to meet a forecast peak demand of about 137 GW. The regional transmission operator serves customers in Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West…

December 5, 2022
Natural Gas Utility Bills Rising, but Freeport LNG Outage Adds Downward Price Twist

Natural Gas Utility Bills Rising, but Freeport LNG Outage Adds Downward Price Twist

Major utilities across the United States are paying more for natural gas-fired generation, and they are passing the higher cost on to consumers. Earlier this month, the American Gas Association (AGA) reported that U.S. domestic gas demand averaged 68.8 Bcf/d in May, up 3.5% year/year. AGA attributed most of the additional demand to power burn,…

June 15, 2022
PG&E Takes ‘Underground Up’ Approach to Fire Mitigation, Future Growth

PG&E Takes ‘Underground Up’ Approach to Fire Mitigation, Future Growth

California’s Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) reported increased natural gas revenues and progress with wildfire prevention and gas infrastructure goals as its management touts a new direction for the company. The San Francisco-based combination utility set a series of wildfire mitigation and financial goals starting in 2022, which CEO Patti Poppe said were off…

May 2, 2022
National Grid Launches Plan to Replace Fossil Fuel Gas Network with RNG, Hydrogen

National Grid Launches Plan to Replace Fossil Fuel Gas Network with RNG, Hydrogen

National Grid plc is working to replace all fossil fuel in its New York and Massachusetts gas networks with renewable natural gas (RNG) and hydrogen as a part of its path to net-zero emissions by 2050, the company announced. The London-based gas and electric utility announced the plans as a part of its overall blueprint…

April 25, 2022
PG&E Flows First Biomethane Into Natural Gas Transmission System

PG&E Flows First Biomethane Into Natural Gas Transmission System

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has begun flowing its first pipeline-ready biomethane into its natural gas transmission system, marking the latest step forward in California’s bid to make renewable natural gas (RNG) less expensive and easier to access. Deliveries of biomethane through a third-party pipeline began in December from Maas Energy Works’ facility in…

January 25, 2022
California Biorefinery to Cut Carbon Behind the Meter

California Biorefinery to Cut Carbon Behind the Meter

Utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) will help Global Clean Energy Holdings Inc. (GCEH) lower its operating costs and carbon footprint at GCEH’s Bakersfield Renewable Diesel Refinery in California. Under a newly signed master services agreement, PG&E will identify, design and implement “behind the meter” renewable generation and energy management projects at the California…

October 26, 2021
National Fuel Gas Set to Reduce Methane Intensity, GHG Emissions Across Businesses

National Fuel Gas Set to Reduce Methane Intensity, GHG Emissions Across Businesses

National Fuel Gas Co., whose footprint extends across the country, has set a goal to lower its carbon footprint in 2030 by double-digits across the exploration, midstream and utility segments.  The goals were announced last week in the company’s 2020 Corporate Responsibility report, which provided a review of environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics. The…

September 13, 2021
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