NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, July 15: ARIZONA UTILITY CUTS NET METERING; MIDWESTERN UTILITY WANTS WIND FOR OK, TX, NM; PLUG IN VEHICLES AND THE MILITARY

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    Monday, July 15, 2013

    QUICK NEWS, July 15: ARIZONA UTILITY CUTS NET METERING; MIDWESTERN UTILITY WANTS WIND FOR OK, TX, NM; PLUG IN VEHICLES AND THE MILITARY

    ARIZONA UTILITY CUTS NET METERING APS Offers New Solar Plan For Arizona Customers

    12 July 2013 (Solar Industry)

    “Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) is submitting a plan to the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) that will change the rate protocol for rooftop solar customers… The plan is built around two options. Under the net metering option, future rooftop solar customers would be compensated through the current net metering structure and pay a charge for their use of the grid, based on how much electricity they use…Under the bill credit option, net metering would be replaced by a bill credit given to solar customers for the energy they generate, at a price set by the ACC and based on the market rates APS pays other generators for power…” click here for more

    MIDWESTERN UTILITY WANTS WIND FOR OK, TX, NM Xcel to Buy 700 Megawatts of NextEra, Infinity Wind Power

    Ehren Goossens, July 11, 2013 (Bloomberg News)

    “Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL), the biggest U.S. provider of wind power, plans to boost its wind capacity by about 14 percent to reduce fuel costs…Xcel’s Southwestern Public Service unit is asking regulators for permission to buy power from almost 700 megawatts of wind farms in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico…The deal will save customers $590 million in fuel expenses over 20 years and the wind farms will generate power at costs lower than most of Xcel’s natural gas plants…” click here for more

    PLUG IN VEHICLES AND THE MILITARY Alternative Drive Vehicles for Military Applications; Hybrid, Plug-In, and Biofuel Vehicles for Tactical and Non-Tactical Military Markets

    2Q 2013 (Navigant Research)

    “The U.S. military is the largest single consumer of energy and fossil fuels on the planet…To capture the economic, environmental, and strategic benefits offered by alternative fuels, the military is investing heavily in various types of alternative drive vehicles (ADVs), including hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), and ethanol-powered vehicles, as well as vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. Near-term strategies are focused on the adoption of microgrids, ADVs, and V2G technologies within the military’s non-tactical vehicle fleet. Navigant Research forecasts that military spending on ADVs for the non-tactical fleet will increase from over $435 million in 2013 to $926 million by 2020…” click here for more

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