After months of back and forth, Oregon’s Public Utility Commission gave its blessing this week to both Portland General Electric’s and PacifiCorp’s plans to acquire more renewable energy, albeit with a variety of conditions designed to protect ratepayers. 30 more words
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PacifiCorp has announced the Western Energy Imbalance Market with California ISO has yielded more than $100 million in customer savings.
Three years after launching a fully automated, real-time energy exchange market with California utilities, PacifiCorp announced earlier this month the project has surpassed $100 million in overall savings for customers. 7 more words
Staff advisers at Oregon’s utility regulator threw cold water on PacifiCorp’s plan to spend $3.5 billion, one of its biggest upgrades ever, on wind turbines and a new transmission line. 39 more words
Public Utility Commission staff say the utility hasn’t justified a need for the investment.
Once again, an Oregon utility is proposing a big investment in renewable energy, and once again state regulatory staff are pushing back against it. 51 more words