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Solar Projects on a Roll With PSC Ruling in Offing

Solar Projects on a Roll With PSC Ruling in Offing

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Carlisle farmer Don Kittler looked out at his 18-acre field east of Lonoke, beaming at row after row soaking up the sun. But these weren’t the usual rows of corn, soybeans and rice he farms on 10,000 acres of in Lonoke and Prairie counties. read more >

PSC's Solar Rate Decision Remains on Horizon

PSC's Solar Rate Decision Remains on Horizon

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Phase 1 set an expedited process for reviewing proposals for generation systems above the state’s 300-kilowatt cap for net metering. Phase II, deliberating future rate structures, has taken time. read more >

Louisiana Regulators OK $4.5B Wind Catcher Project

Louisiana Regulators OK $4.5B Wind Catcher Project

Louisiana utility regulators approved plans Wednesday for a $4.5 billion Oklahoma wind energy project, acting about six weeks after Arkansas’ Public Service Commission gave its approval to the project, known as the Wind Catcher Energy Connection. read more >

Governor Asks PSC to Pass On Benefit of Tax Cut

Governor Asks PSC to Pass On Benefit of Tax Cut

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said in a letter Thursday that the Arkansas Public Service Commission should, “as expeditiously as possible, take whatever steps are necessary to pass the benefit of the corporate tax cut to Arkansas families and businesses in the form of lower utility rates." read more >

PSC Solar Hearing Has 'Mic-Drop Moment'

PSC Solar Hearing Has 'Mic-Drop Moment'

After the state attorney general's office made a case Thursday to allow Arkansas utilities to essentially pay less for electricity generated by customers with solar power systems, citing language in a 2015 law, the law's sponsor begged to differ. read more >

PSC Chairman Criticizes Plan to Prop Up Coal

PSC Chairman Criticizes Plan to Prop Up Coal

The state’s top utility regulator expressed deep doubts Tuesday about Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s proposed rule to fortify the national electric grid’s “resilience” by providing cost recovery for coal and nuclear power plants. read more >