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  • Correction appended: The Public Service Company of New Mexico on Thursday asked the state Public Regulation Commission for approval to raise its rates for residential customers by 15.8 percent
  • The new Tesla P85D scored a 103 out of 100 on a new Consumer Reports test, so the company had to totally reconfigure its rating system. The official score is now a mere perfect 100.
  • Early adopters of rooftop solar and electric cars are finding a new obsession in energy storage as the first generation of consumer-friendly batteries capable of supporting household circuits comes to market.
  • The Management of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) said on Wednesday that it would soon distribute 500,000 pre-paid meters to electricity consumers in three states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
  • Chugach Electric Association reported that power has returned for about 2,000 customers in the Sand Lake neighborhood of Anchorage Thursday night after a tree fell into a power line.
  • Attorneys representing several Los Angeles residents who sued the Department of Water and Power over the disastrous rollout of its new billing system are balking at a proposed settlement that the utility reached in a separate lawsuit over inflated and erroneous bills, calling it "half-baked."
  • Most Grant County PUD customers are satisfied with the utility's customer service, and think its prices are reasonable. But a majority are not willing to pay extra to extend fiber optic service.
  • The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is pushing Penelec to improve service to the utility's 582,000 customers in 31 Pennsylvania counties.
  • A group of customers who don't want smart meters being installed by Public Service Co. of Oklahoma listed a litany of complaints during a two-hour hearing Thursday at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
  • With all the variables in play, it becomes imperative to devise a better way to manage pricing structures. One solution to this problem would be to strike a balance between customization and the price that a utility supplier must be able to protect itself against.