In the news today…
- Des Moines Register reports that the North American Electric Reliability Corp. urges state regulators to grill utilities on how they would handle controlled outages this summer if extreme heat and high demand combine with insufficient power supplies.
- POWER Magazine reports New England’s grid saw its lowest power demand ever on May 1, which the operator believes was due to over 4,000 MW of generated behind-the-meter solar power.
- New York Times reports Florida Power & Light is building a 176-mile transmission line that critics say was designed to escape regulatory review because its voltage falls below a threshold that would require more extensive scrutiny.
- KSDK reports that Spire and Ameren Missouri launch a “pay as you save” program to help customers upgrade energy efficiency with little to no upfront costs.