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UC Davis, SunPower building solar power system

The University of California, Davis and SunPower Corp. plan to build a 16 MW, ground-mounted solar power plant

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Scotland nears 50 percent renewable energy use

The amount of renewable energy generated in the country rose by almost a third in a year, thanks to bad weather.

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Deadline extended to Oct. 15: Nominate your project or CEO for an award

Any interested party, whether involved with the project or not, may submit an entry for consideration
 

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DistribuTECH Throwback: Projects of the Year 2014

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The Electric Light & Power Utility of the Year is coming

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Electric power prices stay low as nuclear units refuel

09/30/2014

Two more nuclear units have gone offline during the fall refueling season 

California ISO to begin testing energy imbalance market with PacifiCorp, NV Energy

09/30/2014

After a month of simulation, financially binding operations will begin on November 1

Vattenfall orders nine Siemens wind turbines for wind power project

09/30/2014

Vattenfall has ordered nine gearless wind turbines of the type Siemens SWT-3.2-113 for its Juktan project

Schneider Electric to buy InStep Software

09/30/2014

The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014, subject to customary regulatory and other closing conditions

GE to equip 50 MW natural gas power plant in Colorado

09/30/2014 This agreement between Sky Global and San Bernard allows San Bernard to participate in the value of the project through its investment in the purch...

Itron, DTE Energy collaborate on smart city demonstration project

09/30/2014

Located at DTE Energy’s headquarters, the demonstration highlights the important role smart technologies play in managing energy 

Samsung, Pattern Development sign 100 MW wind power deal in Ontario

09/30/2014 Samsung and Pattern Development will jointly develop, own and operate the Belle River Wind project, which will be built in Lakeshore, Ontario 
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Second Texas-Oklahoma 345 kV transmission project done

09/30/2014 Utility crews have finished a second 345-kV transmission line between the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma to provide more export capacity for wind pow...

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Electricity in Africa: is the real problem payment?

Sep 26, 2014

Installing prepaid meters is a big part of the solution, and will play a huge role in protecting electricity suppliers’ revenues 

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Electric power prices stay low as nuclear units refuel

Two more nuclear units have gone offline during the fall refueling season 

GE to equip 50 MW natural gas power plant in Colorado

This agreement between Sky Global and San Bernard allows San Bernard to participate in the value of the project through its investment in the purch...

The Electric Light & Power Utility of the Year is coming

Brazil adds 4.7 GW of power generation to power grid

Brazil has added 4.6 GW of installed capacity to its power grid this year, according to the latest government data 

PPL permits gas firing at big Brunner Island coal plant

The 1,437 MW Brunner Island plant is one of the facilities that PPL plans to contribute to a new company, Talen Energy 

GE, Alstom to equip natural gas combined cycle power plant for Exelon

The four 7HA gas turbines GE is supplying to Exelon will, together with the steam turbines and generators, add a total of 2,000 MW of additional ca...

California ISO to begin testing energy imbalance market with PacifiCorp, NV Energy

After a month of simulation, financially binding operations will begin on November 1

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Second Texas-Oklahoma 345 kV transmission project done

Utility crews have finished a second 345-kV transmission line between the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma to provide more export capacity for wind pow...

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ABB to provide substation solution in Southern India

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Itron, DTE Energy collaborate on smart city demonstration project

Located at DTE Energy’s headquarters, the demonstration highlights the important role smart technologies play in managing energy 

VIDEO: City Utilities of Springfield picks Silver Spring Networks for smart grid project

City Utilities’ advanced smart grid program is expected to unlock increased customer value by leveraging Silver Spring’s unified network platform a...

ERDF selects CG to supply Linky smart meters

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ComEd to refund customers $46 million

Average refunds for residential customers will total about $8 and will appear as a credit on November bills

Itron selected for smart grid program in France

Itron Inc. was selected by Électricité Réseau Distribution France, the electricity distribution network operator in France and distribution unit of...

ERDF picks Landis+Gyr for deployment of Linky smart meters

From the beginning of the project, Landis+Gyr has taken part in both designing and testing of the Linky meter, in accordance with ERDF specifications

Electric power prices stay low as nuclear units refuel

Two more nuclear units have gone offline during the fall refueling season 

California ISO to begin testing energy imbalance market with PacifiCorp, NV Energy

After a month of simulation, financially binding operations will begin on November 1

Schneider Electric to buy InStep Software

The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014, subject to customary regulatory and other closing conditions

Xcel Energy energizes Texas segment of 'Power for the Plains' transmission line

Xcel Energy built the line from TUCO to just east of the Texas-Oklahoma boundary in Beckham County, Okla. 

Regulators OK 330-mile Canada-NYC transmission line

Federal energy regulators have given final approval for construction of a 330-mile electric transmission line to carry lower-cost Canadian hydroele...

EPA revises state plan for PNM’s San Juan Generating Station

Implementation of the revised plan would result in a reduction of water use and emissions at the plant and a 30 percent reduction of coal in PNM’s ...

California ISO to begin testing energy imbalance market with PacifiCorp, NV Energy

After a month of simulation, financially binding operations will begin on November 1

Vattenfall orders nine Siemens wind turbines for wind power project

Vattenfall has ordered nine gearless wind turbines of the type Siemens SWT-3.2-113 for its Juktan project

Samsung, Pattern Development sign 100 MW wind power deal in Ontario

Samsung and Pattern Development will jointly develop, own and operate the Belle River Wind project, which will be built in Lakeshore, Ontario 

DistribuTECH Throwback: Projects of the Year 2014

VIDEO: Battery energy storage systems to be installed at UC San Diego

The 2.5 MW, 5 MWh energy storage system will be integrated into the university’s microgrid, which generates 92 percent of the electricity used on c...

PNM submits plan for new solar energy production

New Mexico's largest electricity provider wants to build new solar power plants to produce enough power to serve 40,000 homes 

Itron, DTE Energy collaborate on smart city demonstration project

Located at DTE Energy’s headquarters, the demonstration highlights the important role smart technologies play in managing energy 

DistribuTECH Throwback: Projects of the Year 2014

NSTAR Electric: Massachusetts DPU should approve substation project

Estimated project cost is about $19 million

VIDEO: City Utilities of Springfield picks Silver Spring Networks for smart grid project

City Utilities’ advanced smart grid program is expected to unlock increased customer value by leveraging Silver Spring’s unified network platform a...

M2M Testing Times for UK Utilities

Angus Panton of SQS Group Ltd. predicts that the ability to control devices such as thermostats from a smartphone will be big business.

Customer Engagement- A New Approach Needed

Mike Guyton of Oncor Electric Delivery shares how the Texas utility is breaking the molds to meet customers' needs.

Paducah, Kentucky residents say electric bills too high

Electric utility officials spoke at the city commission meeting last week, and the public was given a chance to ask questions about the high electr...

Massachusetts electric customers to pay $33 per month

Many Massachusetts households are going to see their electric bills shoot up 37 percent this winter

Beyond Asset Mapping - Three More Ways to Leverage Your GIS

Matt Crooks of Schneider Electric writes that utilities can use their GIS to share knowledge across the organization, plan an expansion and manage ...

Customer Engagement- A New Approach Needed

Mike Guyton of Oncor Electric Delivery shares how the Texas utility is breaking the molds to meet customers' needs.

J.D. Power: Satisfaction With Retail Electricity Providers Improves

Despite an extremely severe winter and correspondingly high electricity bills, satisfaction with retail electric providers has improved dramaticall...

Scam targets Kentucky Power utility customers

Small business owners who are customers of Kentucky Power are the latest targets of scam artists seeking to extort cash

Itron, DTE Energy collaborate on smart city demonstration project

Located at DTE Energy’s headquarters, the demonstration highlights the important role smart technologies play in managing energy 

DistribuTECH Throwback: Projects of the Year 2014

VIDEO: Battery energy storage systems to be installed at UC San Diego

The 2.5 MW, 5 MWh energy storage system will be integrated into the university’s microgrid, which generates 92 percent of the electricity used on c...

VIDEO: LG Chem switches on 32 MWh energy storage system in California

LG Chem’s 32-MWh battery energy storage system, for Southern California Edison (SCE), has reached operation in Tehachapi, California 

VIDEO: City Utilities of Springfield picks Silver Spring Networks for smart grid project

City Utilities’ advanced smart grid program is expected to unlock increased customer value by leveraging Silver Spring’s unified network platform a...

Line Locator With Bluetooth, GPS

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