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May 23, 2024

Utah

Bureau of Land Management
BLM to Consider Changes to Western Transmission Corridors
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on potential changes to about 673 miles of seven designated transmission corridors.
Rocky Mountain Power
PacifiCorp Utah Program Takes Read on EV Driver Needs
After spearheading an EV charging program that created two “electric highways” in Utah, PacifiCorp is using lessons learned to expand the project.
NREL
Mountain States Partner to Secure Hydrogen Hub
Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico team up to compete for a share of federal funds to be awarded for the development of regional clean hydrogen hubs.
Dominion Commits to Net-zero Supply Chain Emissions by 2050
By 2030, Dominion's generation in South Carolina will be coal-free, while it will “have only two remaining facilities in Virginia,” CEO Robert Blue said.
Rocky Mountain Power
‘Connected Communities’ Get $61M in DOE Funding
PacifiCorp will receive $6.42 million in Department of Energy funding for a “connected communities” pilot project in Utah, one of 10 projects nationwide.
Andrew Roberts via Unsplash
9 Western Governors Sign EV Infrastructure MOU
Governors from nine Western states agreed to create an integrated network of zero-emission vehicle infrastructure to support travel and commerce in the region.
WECC
Glick Says West Should ‘Finish the Job’ on RTO
FERC Chairman Richard Glick says "the time is right for the states, the region’s utilities and other key stakeholders" to form one or more Western RTOs.
Utah Office of Energy Development and S&P Global Market Intelligence
Study Shows RTO Could Save West $2B Yearly by 2030
The development of a single RTO covering the U.S. portion of the Western Interconnection could save $2 billion a year in energy costs by 2030, study says.
Utilities Likely to Pass Tax Bill Gains to Customers
Although electric utilities will see their tax rate fall from 35% to 21% under the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, few are making plans to spend their savings.
RGGI
State Briefs
This week's state briefs include news on California, Connecticut, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey and others.

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