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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

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SunPower expects to own and operate the solar power plant during construction.

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Direct Energy buys Astrum Solar

Astrum Solar serves homeowners and small businesses in the Northeast, California and Arizona 

SPCG, Kyocera build 275 MW worth of solar power arrays in Thailand

SPCG commenced the solar farm project in 2009 to construct and operate multiple solar power plants in Thailand 

Duke Energy to buy ElectriCities in $1.2 billion deal

The regional power agency has 270,000 retail customers and is managed by ElectriCities of North Carolina

Community group appeals San Diego power plant to CPUC

The state commission voted unanimously earlier this year to approve it despite concerns from environmentalists

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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 

Opponents, supporters talk power plant clean air rules

Hundreds of people are expected to attend public hearings this week in a handful of cities across the U.S. to tell federal regulators what they thi...

Duke Energy to buy ElectriCities in $1.2 billion deal

The regional power agency has 270,000 retail customers and is managed by ElectriCities of North Carolina

Community group appeals San Diego power plant to CPUC

The state commission voted unanimously earlier this year to approve it despite concerns from environmentalists

Gaza Strip's only power plant shelled in Israeli campaign

The power plant, run by the Gaza Power Generating Co., is reportedly shut down following the strike 

Coal power use to drop by nearly one fourth by 2020

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ABB replaces HVDC transmission link between Oklahoma, Texas

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Gaza civilians struggle with power outages during Eid

There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit 

FERC: Black Hill’s formula rate protocols are unreasonable

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Duke Energy realigns executive vice presidents

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Saft to supply energy storage system for Hawaii utility

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Mexico state utility CFE proposes transmission projects

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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

Opponents, supporters talk power plant clean air rules

Hundreds of people are expected to attend public hearings this week in a handful of cities across the U.S. to tell federal regulators what they thi...

Duke Energy to buy ElectriCities in $1.2 billion deal

The regional power agency has 270,000 retail customers and is managed by ElectriCities of North Carolina

Coal power use to drop by nearly one fourth by 2020

Because coal-fired power plants emit 2.5x as much CO2 per MWh generated as do combined-cycle gas units, such a change in cost could be achieved by ...

Record year for only nuclear plant in Northwest

The operators of the only nuclear power plant in the Northwest say it generated a record amount of electricity in the fiscal year that ended in Jun...

Brazil's renewable energy manufacturing gearing up for growth

The company has until now focused mainly on producing equipment for local hydroelectric and biomass plants 

NextEra Energy names Naren Gursahaney to board

NextEra Energy announced the appointment of Naren Gursahaney to its board of directors

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 

SunPower expects to own and operate the solar power plant during construction.

After completion, which is scheduled for late 2015, the Quinto project is expected to generate enough electricity for 40,000 homes 

Direct Energy buys Astrum Solar

Astrum Solar serves homeowners and small businesses in the Northeast, California and Arizona 

SPCG, Kyocera build 275 MW worth of solar power arrays in Thailand

SPCG commenced the solar farm project in 2009 to construct and operate multiple solar power plants in Thailand 

Solar array to provide renewable energy for Toledo Zoo

Government and business leaders attended the dedication ceremony this week for the 2.1 MW array consisting of 28,000 solar panels 

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 ...

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

New microgrid solutions provide improved financial optimization of distributed energy resources for corporate, university and government campuses

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...

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...

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...

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...
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