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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...

VIDEO: Colombia considers transmission interconnection with Chile

Chile pays high energy prices compared to Colombia and could be a potentially lucrative market

Fortum completes Unit 3 at Nyagan Power Plant in Russia

Capacity payments under the Russian government's capacity supply agreement for 418 MW are scheduled to start as of January 1, 2015 

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Covert, Michigan, power plant plans interconnect to PJM market

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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. 

VIDEO: Colombia considers transmission interconnection with Chile

Chile pays high energy prices compared to Colombia and could be a potentially lucrative market

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...

VIDEO: USDA approves plan for RG&E electric reliability project

The USDA has approved an alternative plan submitted by RG&E for its proposed Rochester Area Reliability Project, resolving certain landowner co...

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

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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

Residential demand response to reach 65 million by 2023

Residential demand response, in the form of programs designed to encourage consumers to use less electricity during peak hours and to shift their e...

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 ...

VIDEO: USDA approves plan for RG&E electric reliability project

The USDA has approved an alternative plan submitted by RG&E for its proposed Rochester Area Reliability Project, resolving certain landowner co...

Covert, Michigan, power plant plans interconnect to PJM market

New Covert cleared capacity in PJM’s Reliability Pricing Model auction in May 2013 and May 2014 

California's King Fire mostly spares power lines, power plants

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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 

Kauai Island Utility invites public to solar power project

Engineers will explain how the facility's more than 45,000 panels provide electricity to the power grid

Scotland nears 50 percent renewable energy use

Fresh statistics from DECC estimate renewables met a record-breaking 46.4 percent of electricity use in 2013 

Uruguay to launch 70 MW wind farm in 2016

Gamesa will build the $170 million project, which is scheduled to begin operations in 2016 

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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.

Salt River Project meets energy efficiency goals

Salt River Project exceeded its annual goal of helping residential and commercial customers save energy and money through the utility’s energy effi...

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

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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

Collection of new products of special interest to the electric power transmission and distribution automation systems, engineering and information ...

Wireless Field-area Networks for Smart Grid Communications

Bert Williams of ABB Tropos Wireless Communications Systems writes that smart grid applications can help utilities meet conflicting demands, but an...
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