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    1. Risk for Texas-style power grid failure is growing in Western states

      Risk for Texas-style power grid failure is growing in Western states

      The Western Electricity Coordinating Council, which runs the Western Interconnection, has studied resources in the region and confirmed that at some times of the year, there's little surplus energy to call upon in an emergency.

      'Most subregions of the West have some hours of the year when they would be at risk if imports from other areas are limited,' said Victoria Ravenscroft, senior policy and external affairs manager at WECC, while updating Arizona regulators in March.

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    2. Salt River Project to Install Large Battery for Big Arizona Solar Plant

      Salt River Project to Install Large Battery for Big Arizona Solar Plant

      Salt River Project will build the biggest battery on the power grid in Arizona as part of its pledge last year to add 1,000 megawatts of solar to its supply by 2025. SRP said last year it would reduce its reliance on natural-gas-burning power plants and save money by adding solar and batteries to its system. At the time, SRP only had about 200 megawatts of solar, but now the electric utility has lined up projects that get it about 60% of the way toward that 1,000-megawatt goal.

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    3. SRP negotiating for power from two big battery projects

      SRP negotiating for power from two big battery projects

      Salt River Project's elected board of directors on Monday approved the purchase of power from two large battery projects, one of which includes a 20-megawatt solar power plant. The board approved the deals, but the agreements have not been signed yet, so SRP only is releasing limited information on the projects. Details such as the locations will be released if and when the public utility signs agreements with the project developers, SRP spokesman Scott Harelson said.

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    4. Emerging Technologies Could Upend the Way Electric Companies Operate

      Emerging Technologies Could Upend the Way Electric Companies Operate

      Arizona utility regulators have been conducting workshops this year on emerging technologies such as rooftop solar and microgrids that eventually could upend the way electric companies operate. Last month, a new report was added to the public record on those hearings, suggesting a new way utilities might be regulated to accommodate such new technology and allow utilities to continue operating profitably once the business of producing electricity was largely in the hands of customers.

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