Regulatory & Legal

  • A lawyer and human rights activist, Toluwani Yemi Adebiyi has filed a contempt proceedings on the chairman of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission and the chief executive officers of all electricity distribution companies across the country over the implementation of the new electricity tariff despite a subsisting court order halting same.
  • GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited is a Special Purpose Vehicle for development, operation and maintenance of 1050 MW Kamalanga Power Station at Dist.Dhenkanal, Odisha.
  • Malawians will continue dipping deeper in their pockets to pay for electricity as Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority has effected a tariff hike to K57.07 (about $0.10) from the current K53.69 (about $0.08) per kilowatt-hour.
  • New Bern electric customers could see another reduction in their utilities bill in May as aldermen consider a 1.25 percent decrease in the electric rate.
  • Converting the coal-burning, 290-megawatt Unit 2 of the Elmer Smith Station power plant to natural gas operation or obtaining power through a partnership with a natural gas power plant somewhere else
  • A coalition that includes the state's top consumer watchdog agency is staunchly opposing legislation it says would result in higher electricity bills for Utah ratepayers.
  • After NV Energy was accused of waffling on a plan to shield thousands of rooftop solar customers from a rate increase, it has clarified its position.
  • Black Hills Energy will be back under the spotlight Monday when a coalition of Pueblo-area groups go to City Council's work session to report on the impact of electric rates on city residents and businesses.
  • A persistent critic of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District's smart meter program has filed suit against the utility, seeking to recoup charges he paid for switching from a smart electric meter to an analog meter.
  • The organised labour and its civil society allies have planned to embark on a march on major government offices across the country to protest against the 45 per cent hike in electricity tariff.
  • The state-run power distribution companies are waiting for the MP Electricity Regulatory Commission approval to provide pre-paid electricity meters to domestic connection holders in the state.
  • DTE Electric has filed a request with the Michigan Public Service Commission to continue a multi-year modernization of southeast Michigan's electric distribution infrastructure.
  • Hot weather and blasted a/c might be two factors influencing your utility bill. But since utility prices in Texas are ultimately decided by a computer, not humans, consumers may have something else to worry about
  • The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission voted 5-0 on Wednesday to open a new regulatory case to examine whether large electricity customers are receiving undue fuel savings as a result of Public Service Company of New Mexico's investments in renewable energy.
  • Public Service Company of New Mexico could face stiff opposition to its request for a 14.4 percent increase in its annual base revenue when hearings on the case begin in March.
  • In an effort to provide federal protections for rooftop solar customers, Sens. Harry Reid and Angus King introduced language that would regulate how utilities could change rates for customers who receive credits for generating excess electricity under a program known as net metering.
  • San Diego Gas & Electric has won approval from the California Public Utilities Commission for its electric vehicle grid-integrationpilot project
  • Area residents will have another opportunity to comment on a 21.1 percent rate increase for electricity that has been requested by Montana-Dakota Utilities Company.
  • The calendar recently turned to 2016, but the Sherman City Council is already making plans for 2022.
  • The state hearing scheduled to begin last week for El Paso Electric's proposed rate increase in Texas has been suspended while the utility negotiates a possible settlement with the city of El Paso and others involved in the case.