On September 13, 2012, we experienced another smart grid first: Bangor Hydro Electric Company’s grid received electricity from Ocean Renewable Power Company’s (ORPC’s) Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy Project. According to the press release, this is currently the only non-dam-based ocean energy project that delivers power to a utility grid anywhere in North, Central or

I recently had the opportunity to interview the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Robert F. Powelson, regarding his views on smart meter opt-outs and other issues affecting Pennsylvania’s energy future. Because I live and practice in Pennsylvania, I may be biased but I think Smart Grid Legal News readers will agree it is

The NARUC 2012 Winter Committee Meetings were full of informative sessions. With over 700 people in attendance, the Forum on Reliability and the Environment was definitely one of the popular meetings. The crowd paid close attention to the presentation by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy as she defended the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (“MATS”) Rule