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February 2021

APS Stakeholder Meeting

APS is hosting a stakeholder meeting on February 23rd.  

Here's the info.

APS will host a virtual IRP stakeholder meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to discuss a number of topics and receive feedback.  The meeting agenda will include:

  • RFP Update
  • 2020 Review and 2021 Updates
  • 2021 DSM Implementation Plan
  • Transportation Electrification Update
  • Coal Communities Transition Overview
  • Energy Rules Overview
  • Resource Planning Advisory Council Development and Timeline

Please RSVP by Friday, February 19.  We look forward to the discussion and hearing from you.

 

 


PNM IRP

When I served in the Arizona House of Representatives I was surprised by the complexity of Government--and especially the number of acronyms.  At one point I asked a committee analyst for an explanation of what they all meant and she said that I needed to consult the LOA.  Naturally, I had no idea what the LOA was and she pointed me to the back of my budget book which contained a "List of Acronyms."

I try not to rely too heavily on jargon or acronyms--but sometimes you just can't help it.  I'm sure if you are even remotely interested in this blog then you will know that Public Service Company of New Mexico has filed its Integrated Resource Plan.  It's possible however that you needed a link.  Here you go. 

 


CA Shows us the Way?

Here's an interesting discussion of regulatory hurdles in  the Golden State.

To understand why, you need to look beyond the sheen of California’s impressive climate targets and navigate the labyrinth of cautious regulators and bureaucratic silos that critics say are stifling badly needed clean energy infrastructure — and will keep doing so unless Gov. Gavin Newsom demands greater urgency.

The article includes a link to the "must read" CAISO report on the Root Cause of this summer's disruptions. 

On August 14 and 15, 2020, the California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAISO) was forced to institute rotating electricity outages in California in the midst of a West-wide extreme heat wave. Following these emergency events, Governor Gavin Newsom requested that, after taking actions to minimize further outages, the CAISO, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and the California Energy Commission (CEC) report on the root causes of the events leading to the August outages.