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Landis+Gyr, RWE ink smart meter deal for Poland

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Milbank advises on financing of Petra Nova carbon capture/enhanced oil recovery project in Texas

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Homeland Security Solutions lauds FERC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Physical Security Standard CIP-014-1

After the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) physical security Reliability Standard, CIP-0...

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Brazilian power conglomerate Cemig has secured a 50 percent stake from local renewable energy developer Renova in a project to ...

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has awarded a $5.5 million contract to the team of Juhl Energy Inc., Aegis Renewable Energy an...

Renewables boom propels Brazil into global top 10

Brazil has been ranked among the world's 10 most attractive countries for renewable energy investments by consultancy EY.

Report: US, look at Germany to see unintended consequences of renewables subsidies

Generous subsidies for renewables are unsustainable and have contributed to electricity prices for residential consumers more than doubling in Germ...

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 ...

Juhl Energy to lead development of $5.5M wind energy project at Tooele Army Depot near Salt Lake City

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has awarded a $5.5 million contract to the team of Juhl Energy Inc., Aegis Renewable Energy an...

ACEEE: Germany wins World Cup of energy efficiency

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

Schneider Electric and Green Energy Corp. Develop Microgrid Solutions

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Valley Electric Association adds 5 to work force

Valley Electric Association Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative in Pahrump, Nevada, recently hired five new staff members, many filling...

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...

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...

J.D. Power: Customer satisfaction with residential electric utilities improves; lags other industries

Overall customer satisfaction with residential electric utilities has increased year over year, driven primarily by improvements in corporate citiz...

PECO works to restore electric service after summer storm

More than 150,000 customers restored in less than 36 hours

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...

Big Energy Data-Microanalysis Leads to Macro Results for Manufacturers

Kevin Klustner of Powerit Solutions writes that industrial manufacturers must ask themselves four key questions to make holistic use of their big e...

The Growing Trend of Managed Services for Advanced Metering

Dan Pegan of Itron writes that utilities are turning to smart metering vendors and other third parties to manage and operate their AMI and smart gr...

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...

ComEd to partner with AMSC to increase resiliency, security of Chicago electric grid

AMSC, a global energy solutions provider serving wind and power grid industry leaders, announced that ComEd, a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corp. a...

Los Angeles Air Force Base installs electric vehicle chargers

Concurrent Technologies Corp. picked Princeton Power Systems to design the first fleet of bidirectional electric vehicle charging stations at the L...
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