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The PPL Corp. project is designed to take electricity from Pennsylvania's shale gas region and deliver it to N.Y., N.J. and Maryland

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Texas regulators approve expansion of nuclear waste site

Regulators have approved allowing depleted uranium to be buried at a West Texas nuclear waste dump site 

Spending on smart grid to climb to $600 billion

Today, the market for smart grid technologies is evolving rapidly as the need for a more responsive, automated and efficient power grid rises world...

NRC probed by hackers three times in three years

Hackers targeted the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for cyberattacks at least three times in the past three years 

With new hydro project, Isagén is Columbia's 2nd-largest generator

Isagén currently ranks third by installed capacity, behind Emgesa and EPM. Sogamoso's completion would push it past Emgesa

Telecom in off-grid remote areas creates opportunities for hybrid power systems

Hybrid power system manufacturers across the globe can leverage this trend while also targeting potential growth segments such as resorts, remote t...

West Virginia regulators approve power plant agreement

The $615 million plant would be located in Moundsville 

Energy efficiency initiatives to transform the smart building market

Opportunities for manufacturers will be particularly promising in the stabilizing economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China, Germany and the United...

Tucson Electric Power wants rooftop solar panel program

A second major Arizona utility wants to launch a new program to provide customers with company-owned rooftop solar panels 

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Texas regulators approve expansion of nuclear waste site

Regulators have approved allowing depleted uranium to be buried at a West Texas nuclear waste dump site 

Telecom in off-grid remote areas creates opportunities for hybrid power systems

Hybrid power system manufacturers across the globe can leverage this trend while also targeting potential growth segments such as resorts, remote t...

West Virginia regulators approve power plant agreement

The $615 million plant would be located in Moundsville 

Indianapolis utility to convert coal plant to gas plant

IPL will stop burning coal at the power plant at its 3-unit Harding Street complex on the city's south side in 2016 

D.C. Circuit upholds FERC approval of natural gas project

The D.C. Circuit on Aug. 15 rejected an appeal brought by the Minisink Residents for Environmental Preservation and Safety in Minisink, N.Y. 

Luminant CEO says EPA air plan could cost Texas big

The economic impact on Texas coal units from the re-dispatch from coal to gas is right in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s own modeling for t...

Pennsylvania transmission line proposal faces opposition

One of the biggest new electric transmission line proposals in decades is turning into a debate over fracking, renewable energy and the future of a...

Minnesota 'Buy the Farm' ruling puts utility on hook

A small organic dairy in southern Minnesota has prevailed in forcing a buyout by a utility that's building high-voltage power lines along the prope...

ERCOT evaluates demand response programs

The ERCOT board of directors received an update on demand response participation during its Aug. 12 meeting 

Transformer Down! Keeping production online during emergency replacements

Rapid access to plug-and-play replacements can save hundreds of thousands of dollars per day 

Luminant CEO says EPA air plan could cost Texas big

The economic impact on Texas coal units from the re-dispatch from coal to gas is right in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s own modeling for t...

DC Court upholds FERC Order 1000

The D.C. Court of Appeals, in a decision issued Aug. 15, upheld FERC Order 1000 and denied petitions for review of the final rule 

Spending on smart grid to climb to $600 billion

Today, the market for smart grid technologies is evolving rapidly as the need for a more responsive, automated and efficient power grid rises world...

Frost & Sullivan honors smart metering firm Cyan Technology

Cyan collaborates with utilities, system integrators and meter manufacturers across the globe to develop cost-effective smart metering technologies...

Landis+Gyr, RWE ink smart meter deal for Poland

Landis+Gyr will deliver smart meter products and software solutions to energy utility RWE in Poland for installation in residential buildings in Wa...

Itron delivers managed service solution to UK’s Utilita

Utilita, a leading supplier of prepayment gas and electricity in the U.K., has signed a contract with Itron for a full suite of services in support...

Bangalore Electricity Supply Co. chooses Landis+Gyr for metering

BESCOM is responsible for the distribution of power to eight districts in the state of Karnataka, including the city of Bangalore, with a populatio...

Manassas Utilities installs automated meter infrastructure

The utility department and the customers can now have better real-time consumption information

Texas regulators approve expansion of nuclear waste site

Regulators have approved allowing depleted uranium to be buried at a West Texas nuclear waste dump site 

NRC probed by hackers three times in three years

Hackers targeted the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for cyberattacks at least three times in the past three years 

Energy efficiency initiatives to transform the smart building market

Opportunities for manufacturers will be particularly promising in the stabilizing economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China, Germany and the United...

Pennsylvania transmission line proposal faces opposition

One of the biggest new electric transmission line proposals in decades is turning into a debate over fracking, renewable energy and the future of a...

ERCOT evaluates demand response programs

The ERCOT board of directors received an update on demand response participation during its Aug. 12 meeting 

Indianapolis utility to convert coal plant to gas plant

IPL will stop burning coal at the power plant at its 3-unit Harding Street complex on the city's south side in 2016 

With new hydro project, Isagén is Columbia's 2nd-largest generator

Isagén currently ranks third by installed capacity, behind Emgesa and EPM. Sogamoso's completion would push it past Emgesa

Telecom in off-grid remote areas creates opportunities for hybrid power systems

Hybrid power system manufacturers across the globe can leverage this trend while also targeting potential growth segments such as resorts, remote t...

DOE: U.S. is second in wind power capacity

The U.S. ranks second in installed wind power capacity in the world, according to two reports released by the Department of Energy

Luminant CEO says EPA air plan could cost Texas big

The economic impact on Texas coal units from the re-dispatch from coal to gas is right in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s own modeling for t...

Solar power array planned for Ford Motor headquarters

The project, funded by Detroit-based DTE, will provide Ford employees in Dearborn with 360 covered parking spaces and power for 30 charging station...

Siemens wins wind turbine, service order for offshore wind farm

The 72 offshore wind turbines of the type SWT-4.0-130 for Sandbank offshore wind power plant will be rated at 4 MW each 

Energy efficiency initiatives to transform the smart building market

Opportunities for manufacturers will be particularly promising in the stabilizing economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China, Germany and the United...

ERCOT evaluates demand response programs

The ERCOT board of directors received an update on demand response participation during its Aug. 12 meeting 

Microalloyed Copper Overhead Line Conductors

Fernando Nuño of the European Copper Institute writes that network operators need a conductor that can replace old conductors on existing rights of...

Eye on the World

Germany comes in first in a new energy efficiency ranking of the world's major economies, followed by Italy, the EU as a whole, China and France, a...

Help Your Project Get the Recognition it Deserves

Late summer often is referred to as the dog days of summer, a time when many people slow down and await the first signs of fall and cool weather to...

DTE Energy unveils DTE Insight energy efficiency app

DTE Insight offers energy efficiency tips, customer alerts, real-time energy usage information, energy use reports and energy efficiency challenges

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

Electric utility customer satisfaction on the rise from last year

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

Vodophone: Machine-to-machine on the rise

M2M, which connects previously isolated machines or devices to the internet to make the Internet of Things possible, is set to grow from 4.4 billio...

Duke Energy's Data Modeling & Analytics Initiative

David Lawrence of Duke Energy with David Mulder and Zac Canders of Leidos Engineering explain the Duke Energy-sponsored Data Modeling and Analytics...

Provo City Utilities picks AAC Utility Partners to upgrade CIS

AAC Utility Partners will guide Provo City Utilities through the process of identifying its key business processes and technical requirements

TEPCO uses Opower customer service platform

Opower launches new features for customers on TEPCO’s free web service Denki Kakeibo

Spending on smart grid to climb to $600 billion

Today, the market for smart grid technologies is evolving rapidly as the need for a more responsive, automated and efficient power grid rises world...

Investment in microgrids in Asia Pacific to reach $31 billion from 2014 to 2023

Cumulative investment in microgrids across the region will total $30.8 billion from 2014 to 2023, according to a recent report from Navigant Resear...

Vodophone: Machine-to-machine on the rise

M2M, which connects previously isolated machines or devices to the internet to make the Internet of Things possible, is set to grow from 4.4 billio...

Duke Energy's Data Modeling & Analytics Initiative

David Lawrence of Duke Energy with David Mulder and Zac Canders of Leidos Engineering explain the Duke Energy-sponsored Data Modeling and Analytics...

Top 5 Foundational Activities in Using Smart Meter Data for Grid Operations

David G. Kreiss of AMI Operations Consulting LLC writes that utilities are finding it more difficult to use smart meter data than anticipated.

Help Your Project Get the Recognition it Deserves

Late summer often is referred to as the dog days of summer, a time when many people slow down and await the first signs of fall and cool weather to...
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