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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s workload is decreasing, but regulations are increasing, said Sen. Jim Inhofe

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We Energies power plant hatches new peregrine falcons

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We Energies has been working to help the peregrine falcon recover for nearly 25 years 

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Massachusetts nuclear plant back online after upgrades

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The Sierra Solar project is sPower’s first in Los Angeles County

India’s Modi promises renewable power, less pollution

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Coal mine layoffs hit Ohio, Illinois, West Virginia

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Tucson Electric Power transmission line to strengthen electric service

05/22/2015

More than half of the line’s about 180 steel poles — each 150 to 190 feet tall — have been installed 

Electric cooperatives ranked highly on customer satisfaction

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Across all 43 industries measured by the ACSI, electric co-ops have the 10th highest customer satisfaction score

VIDEO: Ohio EPA permits expansion of natural gas power plant

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Tucson Electric Power transmission line to strengthen electric service

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More than half of the line’s about 180 steel poles — each 150 to 190 feet tall — have been installed 

VIDEO: ISO New England capacity market grows in participation

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The average real-time price of wholesale electric power in 2014 rose about 13 percent, to $63.32 per MWh    

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VIDEO: Duke Energy to retire coal plant, invest in natural gas, solar power

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FirstEnergy CEO reviews company strategies, management

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VIDEO: Itron expands smart grid project in Austria with adaptive communications

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Who Owns the Data?

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Eltel wins smart metering contract in Norway

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The rollout consists of 180,000 AMM meters to be installed by 2019

Massachusetts nuclear plant back online after upgrades

05/26/2015 Entergy, the owner of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, announced that the plant returned to full service on Tuesday morning 

Coal mine layoffs hit Ohio, Illinois, West Virginia

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VIDEO: Ohio EPA permits expansion of natural gas power plant

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Electrical cooperative pulls out of Kemper power plant deal

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Atlantic Power Corp. to appoint new board member

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VIDEO: ISO New England capacity market grows in participation

05/21/2015

The average real-time price of wholesale electric power in 2014 rose about 13 percent, to $63.32 per MWh    

Beacon Power to build flywheel, battery energy storage system in Alaska

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sPower breaks ground on 22 MW solar power park in Los Angeles County

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The Sierra Solar project is sPower’s first in Los Angeles County

India’s Modi promises renewable power, less pollution

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Utilities not marketing service offerings effectively to Gen Y customers

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Pepco Energy wins energy efficiency contract with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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VIDEO: SunEdison wins 33 MW to upgrade California power grid with solar power

05/21/2015

SCE will purchase the electricity from 17 rooftop solar systems 

Pepco Energy wins energy efficiency contract with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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VIDEO: ISO New England capacity market grows in participation

05/21/2015

The average real-time price of wholesale electric power in 2014 rose about 13 percent, to $63.32 per MWh    

CPS Energy building R&D center in old power plant

05/20/2015

The EPIcenter will be focused on new and emerging energy industry technologies

FirstEnergy CEO reviews company strategies, management

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VIDEO: Plug-in electric vehicles could make money through demand response

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VIDEO: A look at Maryland’s approval of the Exelon/Pepco merger

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Electric cooperatives ranked highly on customer satisfaction

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Across all 43 industries measured by the ACSI, electric co-ops have the 10th highest customer satisfaction score

Utilities not marketing service offerings effectively to Gen Y customers

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According to the study, Gen Y is inclined to take control of their energy usage    

Tree Service Fleets Use GPS Tracking Technology to Solve Common Problems

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Tree service companies widely have adopted GPS tracking technology to make their fleet operations more efficient and productive.

How Electric Utilities Can Compete in the Digital Consumer Economy

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The Benefits, Challenges of Integrating Consumer-driven Technology Into Utilities

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Who Owns the Data?

05/15/2015 We live in a world ripe with technological advancements that make our lives better, or at least more efficient. With many applications' being used ...

Beacon Power to build flywheel, battery energy storage system in Alaska

05/26/2015 The project will combine proven and durable high-power flywheel energy storage technology from Beacon Power, with an existing lower duty-cycle conv...

VIDEO: Itron expands smart grid project in Austria with adaptive communications

05/20/2015 In the second phase of its smart grid pilot project, Salzburg AG will upgrade its OpenWay smart grid solution with Itron Riva edge intelligence tec...

VIDEO: Plug-in electric vehicles could make money through demand response

05/19/2015 By participating in grid-balancing services, such as frequency regulation or demand response, plug-in electric vehicles can accrue revenue and incr...

ComEd electric distribution system ready for summer season

05/19/2015 This work includes upgrading substation equipment, installing new transmission wires, poles and smart meters, and inspecting circuits and equipment...

Microgrid capacity tripled last year

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Total identified microgrid capacity has grown from 4,393 MW in the second quarter of 2014 to more than 12,000 MW today 

The Steady (but Speedy) Technology March of Demand Response

05/15/2015 Large, rotating masses are the unsung heroes of reliability on the electric grid. Loads come and go, but our Newtonian friends, Momentum and Inerti...
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