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Summit Seeks 30% Rate Increase for Natural Gas Service

The utility said the increase is necessary to offset the cost of inflation, economic conditions and capital investments in its natural gas infrastructure. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

Utilities Answer State Order Seeking Plans on Federal Funds

Regulators wanted to know whether utilities will take advantage of programs offering millions of dollars in incentives for energy-saving projects and new power transmission connections. Arkansas’ biggest utilities said yes, but with considerable qualifications. read more >
Construction / Energy

Black Hills Energy Seeks $44M in Base Rate Increase

The natural gas provider said the hike is necessary for capital infrastructure and operational costs. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

Arkansas Regulators Reverse Decision, Accept $142M Settlement for Grand Gulf Costs

The Arkansas Public Service Commission rejected Entergy's "low-ball" offer in August 2022. Now the commission has dropped its objections with little fanfare. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

PSC Approves Lower Gas Rates for Summit Customers

Arkansas natural gas customers will pay less per cubic foot on their bills this winter than they have for the past three years. read more >
Energy / Legal

Summit Utilities Back in Court Over Billing Issues

A lawsuit filed Sept. 18 in Garland County Circuit Court accuses the utility of price gouging. read more >
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Lost Generation: Solar Power Shines Bright as Coal Plants Prepare to RetireLock Icon

New solar plants will help offset the loss of the two coal plants, which are set to close in 2028 and 2030. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics / Legal

Summit Nears Return To Normal Collections

The Arkansas Public Service Commission, the state attorney general’s office and Summit Utilities have agreed on a framework for Summit to resume natur read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

PSC Clears Summit Utilities to Resume Shutoffs, Late Fees

The company says it has worked through problems with its billing system that led to thousands of complaints. read more >
Energy / Legal

Ruling Tells Cooperatives To Cease Solar Practices

Electric cooperative members are now free from burdensome constraints to solar power net metering since a judge’s ruling in May, Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Director Lauren Waldrip says. read more >
Energy

SWEPCO Gets Approval for $2.2B in Solar and Wind Power

The company said aging generation units drove the need for the developments. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

PSC Stalls Plans for Summit to Resume Gas Shutoffs and Fees

The commission, which regulates utilities in the state, pledged to revisit the decision in 60 days. read more >
Energy

Summit to Resume Gas Shutoffs in July

The company, based in Denver, suspended disconnecting customers for nonpayment and charging late fees in November after implementing a new billing and customer experience platform. read more >
Energy / Legal

Summit’s Cost-Benefit Analysis Fail (Editorial)

Summit Utilities’ fumble of its billing conversion could be an expensive lesson for the natural gas provider. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics / Legal

Summit Utilities Beefs Up After Arkansas Issues

The company says it has strengthened its customer response staff and cut call wait times as it faces complaints over billing issues. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics / Legal

Plaintiffs Voluntarily Dismiss Summit Utilities Suit, Deferring to PSC

Summit had previously agreed that the state regulatory body was the proper venue to hear grievances against the company. read more >
Summit Utilities CEO Kurt Adams says Arkansas is ‘the most important place’ for his company.
Energy / Legal

In Billing Suit, Judges Bar Summit From Cutting Off Gas

The restraining order also prevents Summit from assessing late fees on customers. read more >
A crew from Seal Solar of North Little Rock installs solar panels at 107 Liquor in Sherwood.
Energy / Government & Politics

Bill Cutting Solar Power Credits Goes to Governor

The state’s largest power company, Entergy Arkansas, praised the passage of the legislation. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Legal

Bill to Cut Solar Panels’ Return on Investment Clears State Senate

The amended bill will essentially halve the credit that utilities pay to customers — both residential and commercial — who generate their own power. read more >
A solar installer at a job financed via Loanpal, which finances sustainable home projects. It opened a planned 100-worker operation last month in Bentonville.
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Businesses, Nonprofits Rally Behind Solar Power, Against New Bill

They say the legislation, which would roll back net metering, would cripple the industry. read more >