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Arkansas regulators favor solar industry in net metering case

SOLAR: Arkansas regulators favor the state’s growing solar industry in a long-awaited net metering case, ruling that customers will continue receiving 10 cents per kWh for power sent back to the grid until 2022. (Arkansas Democrat Gazette)

ALSO:
• Duke Energy plans to launch five new solar projects in Florida in 2021, each having a capacity of about 75 MW. (Florida Politics)
• A coalition of environmentalists, state employees and agricultural researchers in South Carolina are working to help utilities and solar developers grow native grasses and flowers around large solar arrays. (Post and Courier)
• Sunnova, a Houston solar company, looks to hire even amid the slowdown from the coronavirus pandemic. (Houston Business Journal, subscription) 

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PIPELINES:
• Federal environmental regulators finalize a rule shortening the time states have to approve federal permits for energy projects like pipelines in an effort to stop them from delaying projects. (WVPB)
• Environmental groups file a motion urging FERC to do a supplemental environmental impact assessment for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline that takes climate change and energy market changes into account. (S&P Global)

OIL & GAS: The amount of natural gas flowing through pipelines to liquefied natural gas export plants is at its lowest levels in nine months. (Reuters)

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UTILITIES:
• Dominion Energy asks Virginia regulators to allow utilities to suspend service disconnections for another four months due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Associated Press)
• Florida Power & Light says it is factoring the pandemic into all of its hurricane planning and urging customers to do the same. (Power Engineering)

OVERSIGHT: Georgia voters will choose who will fill the Public Service Commission’s two open seats during the state primaries on June 9. (Savannah Morning News)

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