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TransActions Newsletter - Q4 2020

Download PDF EV TIPS – Technology, Infrastructure, Policy, Strategy If you have asked yourself any of these or similar questions, you are not alone. Numerous utilities, municipalities, and states are exploring and moving forward with electric vehicle system investments...

Whose Line Rating Is It Anyway? FERC Enters the Line Rating Discussion

On November 19th, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) in Docket No. RM20-16-000 to reform the pro forma Open Access Transmission Tariff and its own regulations under the Federal Power Act to improve the accuracy...

Transactions Newsletter - Q3 2020

Download PDF Solar and Battery Storage – The New Future With the increasing penetration of distributed generation (DG), the electric utility system in the U.S. is becoming more complex with every new project added to the grid. Among the most popular DG projects are...

Solar and Battery Storage - The New Future

With the increasing penetration of distributed generation (DG), the electric utility system in the U.S. is becoming more complex with every new project added to the grid. Among the most popular DG projects are solar and battery storage. With increasing concerns over...

Beneficial Electrification

Beneficial Electrification is getting a lot of buzz. Is that the sound of humming transformers? The fan on a heat pump? This article introduces the topic with deeper dives into beneficial electrification policies, programs, and technologies in future articles. But before...

TransActions Newsletter - Q2 2020

Download PDF Let’s Talk Arc Flash – the new IEEE 1584-2018 Many utilities and industries around the world were holding their breath for many years for publication of the new Arc-flash calculation guide. At the end of 2018, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics...

Rate Design in the Face of Emerging Technologies

Ten years ago, if someone told a room full of electric utility personnel that energy sales and the economy were highly correlated and that sales would increase year after year, most people would nod their head in agreement. With steady and predictable energy sales,...

Let's Talk Arc Flash - The New IEEE 1584-2018

Many utilities and industries around the world were holding their breath for many years for publication of the new Arc-flash calculation guide. At the end of 2018, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) voted and approved a new Arc-Flash...

Key Takeaways from FERC's Final Rule on the Treatment of TCJA Effects in the Development of Transmission Rates

On November 21, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) issued Order 864, a final rule that addresses the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (“TCJA”) on accumulated deferred income taxes (ADIT) recovered under wholesale...

Is a Rate Study Worth the Money?

Throughout history there have been many parables and stories that discuss the issues that arise when proper investments are not made to protect assets and infrastructure. In this issue of TransActions, we are going to discuss how conducting a water rate study can...