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Minnesota Power U.S.-Canada transmission line wins FERC approval

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Electric Light & Power names Dominion 2014 Utility of the Year

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An interview with Dominion CEO Thomas F. Farrell II

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FirstEnergy names new C-level management

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Expect EPA litigation, stable outlook for utilities in 2015

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Partners secure financing for 215 MW wind power project in Panama

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The World Bank-led financing provides $300 million for the project, which is expected to reach commercial operation in 2015

Southern Co. unit to expand solar development in Georgia

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The solar power facility will be constructed on a 911-acre site in Taylor County

Duke Energy gets permit for Citrus combined cycle natural gas project

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Duke Energy Florida, a unit of Duke Energy, won approval this past fall from the Florida Public Service Commission for this project

PGE completes 267 MW Tucannon River Wind Farm

12/17/2014

Tucannon River Wind Farm is located on 20,000 acres near Dayton, Wash.

Regulators to consider Georgia nuclear power plant costs

12/16/2014

Utility regulators will continue their review of the costs of building a new nuclear plant in eastern Georgia 

Latin American utilities future stable despite economy

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Kentucky Power says rate hike needed because of EPA regulations

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DOE to see billions back from energy loan program

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The results of a new study into the program could surprise those who view it as a government boondoggle

Using EPRI technology to weather the next Superstorm

Oct 31, 2014

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Has privatization failed Texas utility customers?

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FirstEnergy names new C-level management

FirstEnergy Corp. announced today that its board of directors has elected Anthony J. Alexander, 63, executive chairman of the company, effective Ja...

Expect EPA litigation, stable outlook for utilities in 2015

Despite anxiety over the financial impact of the Environmental Protection Agency Clean Power Plant to cut carbon dioxide emissions, Moody’s Investo...

Duke Energy gets permit for Citrus combined cycle natural gas project

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Regulators to consider Georgia nuclear power plant costs

Utility regulators will continue their review of the costs of building a new nuclear plant in eastern Georgia 

Kentucky Power says rate hike needed because of EPA regulations

The request completes the recovery of Kentucky Power’s remaining commitment to purchase half of the coal-fired Mitchell power plant in Moundsville,...

EPSA worries about impact of state CO2 plans on interstate markets

The group is worried about the structure of the EPA proposal that instructs states to draft plans to cut CO2 emissions 30 percent by 2030 

Expect EPA litigation, stable outlook for utilities in 2015

Despite anxiety over the financial impact of the Environmental Protection Agency Clean Power Plant to cut carbon dioxide emissions, Moody’s Investo...

Latin American utilities future stable despite economy

Macroeconomic headwinds are expected to slow electricity demand in the region, given the strong correlation between GDP growth and energy demand in...

With more transmission, Nebraska could integrate 2 GW more wind power

The state of Nebraska could benefit from developing an additional 5,000 to 10,000 MW of wind power, but this could require building out transmissio...

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CL&P completes 115-kV Stamford underground transmission project

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PECO continues work to enhance electric system reliability

This work is in addition to more than 370 projects completed during the first half of 2014 

Sensus to test radio AMI technology in Tokyo

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Smart thermostats change game for residential demand response

Worldwide revenue from residential demand response is expected to grow from $332 million in 2014 to $2.3 billion in 2023

Delta big data management platform aims to stop energy theft

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GE helps U.K. utilities meet smart metering requirements

GE's meters will help to enable effective two-way communication between U.K. utilities and their customers 

Con Edison deploys Landis+Gyr smart switches for electric vehicle charging stations

Con Edison has installed Landis+Gyr's L510 load control switches at 50 single-family homes as part of a pilot program 

FirstEnergy names new C-level management

FirstEnergy Corp. announced today that its board of directors has elected Anthony J. Alexander, 63, executive chairman of the company, effective Ja...

Expect EPA litigation, stable outlook for utilities in 2015

Despite anxiety over the financial impact of the Environmental Protection Agency Clean Power Plant to cut carbon dioxide emissions, Moody’s Investo...

PGE completes 267 MW Tucannon River Wind Farm

Tucannon River Wind Farm is located on 20,000 acres near Dayton, Wash.

Latin American utilities future stable despite economy

Macroeconomic headwinds are expected to slow electricity demand in the region, given the strong correlation between GDP growth and energy demand in...

Kentucky Power says rate hike needed because of EPA regulations

The request completes the recovery of Kentucky Power’s remaining commitment to purchase half of the coal-fired Mitchell power plant in Moundsville,...

EPSA worries about impact of state CO2 plans on interstate markets

The group is worried about the structure of the EPA proposal that instructs states to draft plans to cut CO2 emissions 30 percent by 2030 

Partners secure financing for 215 MW wind power project in Panama

The World Bank-led financing provides $300 million for the project, which is expected to reach commercial operation in 2015

Southern Co. unit to expand solar development in Georgia

The solar power facility will be constructed on a 911-acre site in Taylor County

PGE completes 267 MW Tucannon River Wind Farm

Tucannon River Wind Farm is located on 20,000 acres near Dayton, Wash.

With more transmission, Nebraska could integrate 2 GW more wind power

The state of Nebraska could benefit from developing an additional 5,000 to 10,000 MW of wind power, but this could require building out transmissio...

EDF confirms 400 MW Brazil hydro acquisition

French energy firm EDF has secured a 51 percent stake in Brazil's 400 MW Sinop hydroelectric project from local developer Alupar 

PG&E chairman sees electric vehicles as an opportunity

In an address to the Detroit Economic Club, Tony Earley, chairman, CEO and president of PG&E Corp., laid out a vision of an environmentally cle...

Expect EPA litigation, stable outlook for utilities in 2015

Despite anxiety over the financial impact of the Environmental Protection Agency Clean Power Plant to cut carbon dioxide emissions, Moody’s Investo...

Converging Building Efficiency Trends and the Potential Impact on Traditional Electric Utilities

Robert Wilkins of Danfoss lists five trends that are posed to converge. Are electric utilities ready for a big change?

ComEd Builds Community Microgrids One Neighborhood at a Time

Shay Bahramirad and Joseph Svachula of ComEd, Amin Khodaei of University of Denver and Julio Romero Aguero of Quanta Technology share how ComEd is ...

DTE Energy turns vacant building into energy efficient office space

The three-story, 32,000 square-foot building will be home to about 140 employees from DTE's information technology department 

Global smart grid: The international market for smart grid

Around the world, governments, businesses, and citizens are beginning to understand that aging electric grids are not equipped to be the critical i...

Utilities face revenue losses from solar power, energy storage, energy efficiency

Additionally, as part of the research, Accenture conducted its second annual survey of global utilities executives and found that perceptions of th...

FirstEnergy names new C-level management

FirstEnergy Corp. announced today that its board of directors has elected Anthony J. Alexander, 63, executive chairman of the company, effective Ja...

Advanced Meters Give Oncor Customers More Control Over Energy Costs, Management

Oncor's Anna Kurian explains how advanced metering is improving how the company does business one year after the installation.

Electric Light & Power names Dominion 2014 Utility of the Year

An interview with Farrell is published in the November/December issue of the magazine with Farrell’s photo on the cover 

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Celebrating Those Who Deliver Cracker Jack Moments

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Glendale Water & Power launches mobile app

The new mobile app, called GWP – Mobile My Connect will allow customers to view current and historical bills as well as pay bills, set budget goals...

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Preventing Electric Meter Fires: Two Perspectives

Sangeet Dutta of Apex CoVantage and Scott Mann of Brooks Utility Products answer the most common meter installation safety questions.

PG&E chairman sees electric vehicles as an opportunity

In an address to the Detroit Economic Club, Tony Earley, chairman, CEO and president of PG&E Corp., laid out a vision of an environmentally cle...

Electric Light & Power names Dominion 2014 Utility of the Year

An interview with Farrell is published in the November/December issue of the magazine with Farrell’s photo on the cover 

NREL to advance technologies for microgrid projects

NREL will test microgrid controllers developed by EPRI and GE using its megawatt-scale power hardware-in-the-loop capability, which is part of the ...

VIDEO: GE, partners work on underground microgrid in New York

The focus area will be the village of Potsdam, near the Canadian border, which is prone to ice storms that could damage utility lines and other abo...
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