Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive

Iulia Gheorghiu

Utility Dive

Tustin, CA, United States

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Past articles by Iulia:

Massachusetts passes 'landmark' climate bill to decarbonize multiple sectors, add 5.6 GW offshore wind

The wide-ranging bill supports the decarbonization of the state’s building and transportation sectors, scrapping language that would have blocked residential retail energy choice. → Read More

State regulators approve Georgia Power's plans to retire all coal plants by 2028 except for Plant Bowen

The state’s Public Service Commission voted to decide the retirement of the remaining two units at Plant Bowen, totaling nearly 1,600 MW, in the utility’s 2025 IRP proceeding. → Read More

As Mass. lawmakers consider energy bills, power suppliers press to continue residential retail choice

A petition this week from over 1,000 Massachusetts residents asks legislators to remove language supported by the Attorney General’s office intended for consumer protection. → Read More

Idaho Power kicks off process to consider net metering study

Regulators must assess the study as a “credible and fair” analysis before the utility proposes changes to net metering, but environmental advocates see the effort as a path for Idaho Power to restrict distributed solar. → Read More

Massachusetts lawmakers consider ending retail electric choice for residential customers

Retail energy providers argue that an investigation of market competition by state regulators would be a better approach than rolling back customer choice through a broad clean energy bill. → Read More

Biden to pause solar tariffs for 2 years amid supply chain disruption from Commerce investigation

The White House is expected to announce a two-year reprieve from tariffs on solar panels from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, which would run parallel to the ongoing anti-circumvention investigation for panels in those countries. → Read More

Duke Energy, TotalEnergies win North Carolina offshore wind leasing auction with $315M in total bids

The state aims to deploy 2.8 GW of offshore wind power by 2030, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management says the two lease areas could support at least 1.3 GW. → Read More

Texas hydrogen 'proto-hub' leads the US in technical potential for DOE-funded regional hubs: GTI

The Houston-based pilot, run by a partnership that includes the Gas Technology Institute, has grown to include several applications of the technology, including energy storage and fuel cell deployment, in its first two years. → Read More

Largest US offshore wind lease auction attracts $1.5B in bids and counting

The Bureau of Energy Management continues its lease auction Thursday for six parcels of land off the shore of New York and New Jersey, estimated to support 5.6 GW to 7 GW of development. → Read More

Arizona regulators reject 100% clean energy rules package, energy efficiency standard extension

Commissioners expressed support for moving forward on efficiency components and integrated resource planning through separate rulemakings during Wednesday's open meeting. → Read More

2022 Outlook: Top US power sector trends to watch

The Biden administration entered 2022 with some key strengths and significant challenges to implementing its clean energy agenda, but states, companies and others are continuing to advance the energy transition. → Read More

Dominion pushes ahead with shift from non-regulated assets, echoing Exelon, DTE and other utilities

The company continues on a path to focus on its "attractive regulated utility businesses" and to lower business risks with a new sale, according to its chief financial officer. → Read More

Rocky Mountain Power's distributed battery grid management system puts Utah 'years ahead' of California

The program, which currently only supports sonnen batteries, encourages existing Utah solar customers to add energy storage that provides greater grid management capabilities for the utility. → Read More

GE announces European partnerships to advance full wind turbine recycling

"Europe may be ahead of the U.S. in requiring recyclable systems, but all will soon follow," said Paul Veers, chief engineer at NREL's National Wind Technology Center. → Read More

Advanced nuclear tech in 'early innings' but essential to widespread decarbonization, utility execs say

Utility industry news and analysis for energy professionals. → Read More

South Carolina regulators reject Dominion net metering proposal, siding with solar industry

Utility industry news and analysis for energy professionals. → Read More

DOE offers over $8B in transmission loans for clean energy projects

An independent analysis identified 22 "shovel-ready" transmission projects in the U.S. that would require over $33 billion of investments to bring more than 60 GW of clean energy online. → Read More

LevelTen Energy eyes C&I sector interest in contracting energy storage resources

A week after announcing the facilitation of a deal to power 550 Starbucks stores in California through virtual solar and energy storage agreements, the company began offering a new storage contract that would reduce risk in larger project investments. → Read More

South Carolina directs Dominion to model early coal fleet retirement, pre-2026 additions of solar and storage

State regulators ordered the utility to analyze early coal plant closures amid considerations to retrofit its Williams and Wateree plants, as well as adding demand side management and clean energy resources. → Read More

South Carolina regulators reject Dominion rate hike, ask for short-term renewables plan

Utility industry news and analysis for energy professionals. → Read More