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Finance


The Evolution of Power Business Models

Traditional models have been upended by recent disruptions, including decarbonization, decentralization, and even the COVID pandemic, but new ones are replacing them that focus on customer preference, regulatory, and market…



Rural Electric Cooperatives Get Big Money to Improve Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said it will provide loans and loan guarantees to rural electric cooperatives and utilities to build or improve infrastructure in 21 states. The funding…


Renewables Gain Investors as Some Flee Oil, Gas, and Coal

The global crash of prices for crude oil, on top of a prolonged slump in the price of natural gas, is taking a toll on the oil and gas sector.…


IRS Grants Wind and Solar Sectors Critical COVID-19 Reprieves

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has granted a one-year extension of the continuity safe harbor, providing much-needed relief for many wind developers, which, crippled by pandemic-related delays, were racing…


THE BIG PICTURE (Infographic): Capital Costs

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) in February 2020 published capital costs and performance characteristic estimates for 25 new electric power generating technologies. These estimates come from global engineering and design…


POWER Digest [May 2020]

OPG Reaches First Criticality at Darlington 2, Delays Work at Unit 3 Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG’s) Darlington Unit 2 reactor, the first of four reactors the company is overhauling at…