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Burns & McDonnell to build 56 MW power plant for Stillwater Utilities Authority

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Brazil utility raises money for waste-to-energy power plant

Brazil's Goiás state water utility Saneago has launched a $46.3 million tender to build a waste-to-energy system in state capital Goiânia 

Coal ash bill stalls in North Carolina Senate

Senate leaders sent their bill back to committee before heading home, nearly six months after a spill at a Duke Energy power plant in Eden 

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NRG Energy invests in fuel cell power developer

NRG now owns about 17 million shares, or 6 percent, of FuelCell Energy

Pro-coal advocates clash with environmentalists at EPA coal power hearings

Members of the United Mine Workers of America marched chanting, "Hey, hey, EPA! Don't take our jobs away!"

Toledo Edison crews move transmission equipment for underpass project

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PPL Electric Utilities to seek partners for 725-mile, 500-kV transmission line

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ABB replaces HVDC transmission link between Oklahoma, Texas

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Gaza civilians struggle with power outages during Eid

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FERC: Black Hill’s formula rate protocols are unreasonable

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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

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Manassas Utilities installs automated meter infrastructure

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Tantalus wins bid for AMI communications network at Gainesville Regional Utilities

Gainesville Regional Utilities picked Tantalus for a strategic deployment of an AMI communications network and applications for its customers in no...

Massachusetts electric distribution companies to submit grid modernization plan

State regulators opened investigation into grid modernization in 2012

Defense bill requires study on Maryland wind farm

The measure now goes to the full Senate for a vote, which has not yet been scheduled

Coal ash bill stalls in North Carolina Senate

Senate leaders sent their bill back to committee before heading home, nearly six months after a spill at a Duke Energy power plant in Eden 

PPL Corp. names IBM VP to board

PPL Corp. named Rodney C. Adkins, an executive with more than 30 years of service at IBM, to the company's board of directors, effective August 1&n...

NRG Energy invests in fuel cell power developer

NRG now owns about 17 million shares, or 6 percent, of FuelCell Energy

PPL Electric Utilities to seek partners for 725-mile, 500-kV transmission line

The project is in its preliminary stages

Pro-coal advocates clash with environmentalists at EPA coal power hearings

Members of the United Mine Workers of America marched chanting, "Hey, hey, EPA! Don't take our jobs away!"

Brazil utility raises money for waste-to-energy power plant

Brazil's Goiás state water utility Saneago has launched a $46.3 million tender to build a waste-to-energy system in state capital Goiânia 

Dominion generates half its energy from zero-carbon sources

The company added more than 200 MW of renewable energy capacity and saw a 33 percent increase in customer participation in Dominion Virginia Power’...

New York to buy land for solar energy complex

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the $2.8 million purchase from the city on Tuesday

Arizona utility wants to install rooftop solar power systems

The request filed Monday by Arizona Public Service Co. would allow the Phoenix-based company to partner with installers to put rooftop solar power ...

Brazil reserve energy auction heavy with solar, wind power

Eight biogas-fired thermoelectric plants have also been included in the auction 

Exelon, Bloom Energy to provide distributed power to commercial customers

This is the first investment by an energy company in Bloom Electrons, and it will support the program’s largest commercial deployment to date 

TEPCO uses Opower customer service platform

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

Leidos wins Ameren Illinois contract to manage energy efficiency

The agreement covers work Leidos will perform to help business and residential customers save energy through Ameren Illinois's ActOnEnergy portfoli...

Exelon's Constellation buys Integrys Energy Services

Integrys Energy Services will become part of Exelon’s Constellation business unit 

More Ontario sectors eligible for new stream of Industrial Electricity Incentive program

A wider range of Ontario sectors are now eligible to apply for incentives under Stream 3 of the Industrial Electricity Incentive (IEI) program, whi...

ConEdison Solutions white paper: Biggest lesson of polar vortex? Supplier transparence is key

The history-making 2013-2014 winter polar vortex demonstrated the importance of energy supplier transparency, according to a white paper issued by ...

ABB, Volvo form global partnership for electric, hybrid bus fast charging

ABB has teamed with Volvo Buses, one of the world’s leading bus manufacturers, to co-develop and commercialize electric and hybrid buses with open ...

TEPCO uses Opower customer service platform

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

GE invests $5M in Mebane, N.C. manufacturing operations, adds 60 jobs

GE’s Industrial Solutions business is investing $5 million to strengthen its Mebane, North Carolina, operations, adding production and testing capa...

East Kentucky Power Cooperative equips electric co-ops with energy apps from Apogee Interactive

East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) is bringing the power of Apogee's nationally accredited energy audit software to its 16 owner-member coopera...

Minnesota DOC approves MyMeter energy-use behavioral program

The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources determined the MyMeter program demonstrated significant energy savings reduction...

StarTex Power home, business customers who install select Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostats eligible for gift cards

StarTex Power, a Constellation company and electricity provider that serves customers across the state, and Honeywell have teamed up to offer homeo...

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...

Panasonic, Tesla to build energy storage battery 'gigafactory'

American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plan...

Exelon, Bloom Energy to provide distributed power to commercial customers

This is the first investment by an energy company in Bloom Electrons, and it will support the program’s largest commercial deployment to date 

Saft to supply energy storage system for Hawaii utility

The system will also regulate the distribution bus voltage, serve as spinning reserve and provide frequency support during the loss of generation b...

Littelfuse: Arc flash mitigation is priority in electrical safety

A recent survey conducted by Littelfuse Inc. reveals that arc flash safety is a priority among plant professionals and that protection technologies...

GE invests $5M in Mebane, N.C. manufacturing operations, adds 60 jobs

GE’s Industrial Solutions business is investing $5 million to strengthen its Mebane, North Carolina, operations, adding production and testing capa...
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