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Plugged In | June 2024

June 11, 2024

Utility Dive

FERC Issues Landmark Transmission Planning, Cost Allocation Rule, With Dissent Over State Roles

As significant load growth highlights the need for grid upgrades and expansion, FERC issued a new transmission planning and cost allocation reform rule.


States Rethink Data Centers as “Electricity Hogs” Strain the Grid

As the high energy demands of data centers becomes more apparent, states are beginning to reconsider their incentives to attract them.

Energy News Network

Massachusetts to Recharge Solar Programs for Low-Income Residents With $156M Federal Grant

The EPA’s Solar for All program awarded Massachusetts funding to provide loans, subsidies and technical assistance to support solar projects for low-income residents.

Utility Dive

New York is 1st State to Launch IRA-Funded Home Energy Rebate Program

New York made almost $40 million available in-home energy rebates for insulation, heat pumps and electrical upgrades for low-income households.

The Hill

White House and 21 States to Announce Grid Modernization Program

The Biden administration plans to announce a new initiative to promote grid modernization efforts in participating states through increased capacity and efficiency.

AP News

Vermont Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Utilities to Source All Renewable Energy by 2035

Vermont’s governor vetoed a 100% renewable energy source requirement due to the high costs it could inflict on ratepayers.

Alaska Beacon

Alaska Legislature Passes Carbon-Storage Bill with Additional Energy Provisions

Alaska lawmakers passed a bill with a wide range of energy provisions including carbon sequestration regulation, natural gas storage and new geothermal definitions.

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