U.S. Power Industry May Ask Key Employees to Live at Work if Coronavirus Worsens

March 23, 2020

Essential staff in the U.S. electric industry may be asked to live on site at power plants and control centers to keep operations running if the Coronavirus outbreak worsens.   Read more here:   https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-utilities/u-s-power-industry-

2020 outlook: Natural gas faces regulatory, environmental scrutiny but still wants role in carbon-free grid

March 17, 2020

Major natural gas investments, in recent years, could bring the sector to its tipping point. However, some stakeholders say the fuel still has an important role to play in a decarbonized future. Read more here:  https://www.utilitydive.com/news/2020-outlook-natural-gas-faces-regulat

Grid Operators Cancel Travel, Shift to Remote Meetings, as Industry Preps for Broad Coronavirus Absenteeism

March 12, 2020

Grid operators are taking steps to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.   Read more here:     https://www.utilitydive.com/news/grid-operators-cancel-travel-shift-to-remote-meetings-as-industry-preps-f/573988/      

LNG Ready to Play its Part

March 10, 2020

LNG is projected to have a growing role in the electrification of the global energy economy, Read more here: https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/lng/2020/lng-ready-to-play-its-part

Peak Shale Could Spark An Offshore Drilling Boom

March 5, 2020

A CEO of a large U.S. based independent oil producer claims there will be a peak in U.S. shale oil production, resulting in an Offshore drilling boom.   Read more here:   https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Peak-Shale-Could-Spark-An-Offshore-Drilling-Boom.html  

Tri-State to shut New Mexico, Colorado coal plants by 2030

March 2, 2020

Tri-State to shut New Mexico, Colorado coal plants by 2030. Read more here:   https://www.utilitydive.com/news/tri-state-to-shut-new-mexico-colorado-coal-plants-by-2030-but-move-may-no/570163/  

U.S. Energy Exports to Climb as China Pledges Ramp-up in Purchases

February 24, 2020

U.S. energy exports to China will increase as a result of a recent trade agreement. Read more here: https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-trade-china-energy/u-s-energy-exports-to-climb-as-china-pledges-ramp-up-in-purchases-idUSL1N29K1UG

2020 Outlook: 10 trends driving the US power sector

February 13, 2020

The U.S. power sector is undergoing a fundamental transformation. Read about the biggest trends to watch for in 2020.   https://www.utilitydive.com/news/2020-outlook-10-trends-driving-the-us-power-sector/570189/  

Parents Of Retail Suppliers To Exchange Ownership Of Generation Assets

February 6, 2020

Two retail suppliers have applied at FERC for a series of transactions that will result in two generating assets, currently co-owned by the companies, to each becoming solely owned by one of the respective companies.   Read more here:   http://www.energychoicematters.com/stories/20

Rising Demand, Renewables Generate New Challenges for Electric Utilities

February 3, 2020

An interesting article, which describes the difficulties that remain for utilities to balance investment in baseload capacity with the increasing demand for renewables. Read more here: https://www.dallasfed.org/research/swe/2019/swe1904/swe1904d