utilities

Inside the battle over who gets to build the grid of the future

BY: - April 6, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy issued a draft report in February that found a “pressing need” for new electric transmission infrastructure across the country to improve reliability, connect a rapidly growing number of solar, wind and battery storage projects, supply increasing electric demand and alleviate scattered pockets of consistently high prices across the country. To […]

Bill aiming to preserve Kentucky’s coal-fired power plants becomes law without Beshear’s signature

BY: - March 27, 2023

A bill that would make it harder for Kentucky’s utility regulator to allow utilities to retire coal plants on the state’s electricity grid became law Friday without Gov. Andy Beshear’s signature.  Senate Bill 4, primarily sponsored by Sen. Robby Mills, R-Henderson, would create a series of prerequisites on the Kentucky Public Service Commission before it […]

Bill making it harder to retire Kentucky coal plants heads to governor’s desk

BY: - March 16, 2023

FRANKFORT — A bill backed by Kentucky’s coal industry that would make it harder for utilities to retire fossil fuel-fired power plants received final passage Thursday in the Kentucky House of Representatives, sending the legislation for Gov. Andy Beshear’s consideration.  Senate Bill 4, primarily sponsored by Sen. Robby Mills, R-Henderson, would impose a series of […]