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Siemens to provide long-term service at Blythe Energy Center in California

01/30/2015

The customer is AltaGas Ltd, headquartered in Alberta, Canada 

DOE announces five-year renewal of funding for first energy innovation hub

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Maine activists push solar power, energy efficiency bills

01/30/2015 The six-bill package outlined by the Environmental Priorities Coalition includes measures that would provide incentives for solar power investments

NextEra Energy will not lay off Hawaiian Electric workers after merger

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An official at NextEra Energy told Hawaii lawmakers that his company does not plan to lay off staff if it acquires Hawaiian Electric 

Interior Department sells land off Massachusetts for wind energy development

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The auction comes as the future of the Cape Wind project — which had been billed at the nation's first offshore wind farms — is in doubt

Builder says expect more delays for Plant Vogtle nuclear plant project

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Southern Co. said the firms building its new nuclear power plant in Georgia estimate the project will be delayed 18 months 

SunEdison, TerraForm Power close acquisition of First Wind

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The portfolio is expected to add $73 million of cash available for distribution in 2015

SolarCity to install solar power at MillerCoors brewery

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The solar power system is expected to produce enough energy to brew more than 7 million cases of beer annually 

Siemens hands over first North Sea grid connection to TenneT

01/30/2015 The German-Dutch transmission grid operator has accepted the project following successful completion of test runs by Siemens. The grid connection i...

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GRDA breaks ground on first 501 J Series Gas Turbine in Western Hemisphere

Jan 26, 2015 The 495 MW power plant will burn Oklahoma natural gas and should be the most efficient combined-cycle power plant in the U.S., said Dan Sullivan, G...

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Jan 13, 2015 The marine power plant Deep Green has now been producing electricity for more than a year, and Minesto’s founder and CEO Anders Jansson shares his ...

Generators must consider energy storage

Dec 29, 2014

Energy storage is no longer the technology of the future. It's here already 

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Dec 3, 2014

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DOE announces five-year renewal of funding for first energy innovation hub

01/30/2015 This will help enable the role that nuclear energy has in providing dependable and affordable energy to America while advancing research in an ener...

NextEra Energy will not lay off Hawaiian Electric workers after merger

01/30/2015

An official at NextEra Energy told Hawaii lawmakers that his company does not plan to lay off staff if it acquires Hawaiian Electric 

Builder says expect more delays for Plant Vogtle nuclear plant project

01/30/2015

Southern Co. said the firms building its new nuclear power plant in Georgia estimate the project will be delayed 18 months 

DTE Electric issues RFP for natural gas generation capacity

01/30/2015 DTE Energy issued a request for proposal to solicit bids for the company to acquire operational natural gas simple-cycle generating plants for up t...

Public Service Electric & Gas files complaint against PJM over Order 1000 issue

01/30/2015 PSE&G filed on Jan. 29 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a complaint against PJM Interconnection over grid reliability issues around ...

Gov. Inslee's cap-and-trade plan makes polluters pay

01/29/2015 The governor-backed bill, which must be approved by the legislature, faces resistance from some businesses and Republicans, who control the Senate

Siemens hands over first North Sea grid connection to TenneT

01/30/2015 The German-Dutch transmission grid operator has accepted the project following successful completion of test runs by Siemens. The grid connection i...

Public Service Electric & Gas files complaint against PJM over Order 1000 issue

01/30/2015 PSE&G filed on Jan. 29 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a complaint against PJM Interconnection over grid reliability issues around ...

Potomac Edison uses helicopters to inspect transmission lines in Maryland

01/29/2015

The helicopter patrols are slated for completion by late February, depending on weather and other conditions

FirstEnergy unit spends $198 million on T&D system enhancements

01/29/2015 Planning continues for additional projects that are expected to be completed in 2015, including new substations, transmission lines and circuit upg...

Officials scramble after massive power outage hits Pakistan

01/29/2015

By morning, power had been partially restored to many parts of the country 

Eaton to improve power reliability at U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range

01/28/2015 Eaton’s Electrical Services and Systems Division will provide turnkey electrical system design, testing and commissioning for the project 

VIDEO: Silver Spring Networks metering program to deploy in Western Australia

01/23/2015 The program is a part of the $34 million project funded by the Western Australian government to reduce operating costs associated with customer ser...

VIDEO: India to spend $21.6 billion on smart grid infrastructure

01/20/2015

India is looking to smart grid infrastructure to help tackle an out-of-control electricity theft problem and improve reliability 

Improving Grid Reliability Through Machine Learning

01/16/2015

Uma Sandilya of C3 Energy shares three steps to unlock the potential of enterprisewide data analytics.

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VIDEO: Silver Spring Networks to buy Detectent Inc.

01/07/2015 Detectent’s utility analytics solutions will be offered both as a stand-alone solution or powered by Silver Spring’s smart grid big data platform

VIDEO: Utility outage management systems market to reach $1.3 billion annually by 2023

12/30/2014

Global spending on outage management systems is expected to grow from $929.4 million annually in 2014 to $1.3 billion in 2023 

DOE announces five-year renewal of funding for first energy innovation hub

01/30/2015 This will help enable the role that nuclear energy has in providing dependable and affordable energy to America while advancing research in an ener...

NextEra Energy will not lay off Hawaiian Electric workers after merger

01/30/2015

An official at NextEra Energy told Hawaii lawmakers that his company does not plan to lay off staff if it acquires Hawaiian Electric 

Interior Department sells land off Massachusetts for wind energy development

01/30/2015

The auction comes as the future of the Cape Wind project — which had been billed at the nation's first offshore wind farms — is in doubt

Public Service Electric & Gas files complaint against PJM over Order 1000 issue

01/30/2015 PSE&G filed on Jan. 29 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a complaint against PJM Interconnection over grid reliability issues around ...

AWEA: U.S. wind power installation rebounded in 2014

01/29/2015 Industry leaders blamed uncertainty over federal policy. The renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) was only extended for two weeks at the en...

Gov. Inslee's cap-and-trade plan makes polluters pay

01/29/2015 The governor-backed bill, which must be approved by the legislature, faces resistance from some businesses and Republicans, who control the Senate

DOE announces five-year renewal of funding for first energy innovation hub

01/30/2015 This will help enable the role that nuclear energy has in providing dependable and affordable energy to America while advancing research in an ener...

Maine activists push solar power, energy efficiency bills

01/30/2015 The six-bill package outlined by the Environmental Priorities Coalition includes measures that would provide incentives for solar power investments

NextEra Energy will not lay off Hawaiian Electric workers after merger

01/30/2015

An official at NextEra Energy told Hawaii lawmakers that his company does not plan to lay off staff if it acquires Hawaiian Electric 

Interior Department sells land off Massachusetts for wind energy development

01/30/2015

The auction comes as the future of the Cape Wind project — which had been billed at the nation's first offshore wind farms — is in doubt

SunEdison, TerraForm Power close acquisition of First Wind

01/30/2015

The portfolio is expected to add $73 million of cash available for distribution in 2015

SolarCity to install solar power at MillerCoors brewery

01/30/2015

The solar power system is expected to produce enough energy to brew more than 7 million cases of beer annually 

Maine activists push solar power, energy efficiency bills

01/30/2015 The six-bill package outlined by the Environmental Priorities Coalition includes measures that would provide incentives for solar power investments

Gov. Inslee's cap-and-trade plan makes polluters pay

01/29/2015 The governor-backed bill, which must be approved by the legislature, faces resistance from some businesses and Republicans, who control the Senate

NYISO builds new primary power control center

01/29/2015 The new control center was immediately pressed into service in January 2014 when extremely cold weather produced challenges to electric system cond...

VIDEO: Indiana state senate panel passes energy efficiency utility bill

01/23/2015 The Senate Utilities Committee voted 7-3 to approve a bill that would reduce statewide oversight of major utility companies' energy efficiency prog...

PJM files with FERC changes to rules involving demand response

01/21/2015 PJM Interconnection on Jan. 15 said it has filed with FERC proposed changes to its rules addressing participation by demand response in PJM’s capac...

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NextEra Energy will not lay off Hawaiian Electric workers after merger

01/30/2015

An official at NextEra Energy told Hawaii lawmakers that his company does not plan to lay off staff if it acquires Hawaiian Electric 

How to Optimize the Value of Information Through Data Analytics

01/16/2015

Brian Crow of Sensus explains how to collect data, analyze that data and then convert the analysis into actionable insights.

National Grid seeks approval for Rhode Island T&D infrastructure

01/15/2015

The company is proposing to spend $24.1 million in FY16 to replace assets that must be replaced to maintain reliability performance

VIDEO: Electric utility customers most satisfied since 2009

01/14/2015 The study measures satisfaction among business customers of 101 U.S. electric utilities, each of which serves more than 25,000 business customers

GE study helps assess resiliency of New Jersey’s electrical grid

12/23/2014

Study helps state’s electrical distribution companies prepare for potential grid disturbances related to major storms

Tantalus provides AMI overlay for 15 municipal, cooperative utilities

12/18/2014 These utilities that have already begun the migration represent just a portion of the nearly 40 million electric and 20 million gas and water legac...

NYISO builds new primary power control center

01/29/2015 The new control center was immediately pressed into service in January 2014 when extremely cold weather produced challenges to electric system cond...

What do low gas prices mean for electric cars?

01/28/2015

Drivers trying to calculate whether it's practical to own an electric car are facing a new math 

VIDEO: KCP&L to install more than 1,000 electric vehicle charging stations

01/28/2015

Over the next several months, KCP&L will install more than 1,000 charging stations throughout the Greater Kansas City region 

VIDEO: Silver Spring Networks metering program to deploy in Western Australia

01/23/2015 The program is a part of the $34 million project funded by the Western Australian government to reduce operating costs associated with customer ser...

VIDEO: India to spend $21.6 billion on smart grid infrastructure

01/20/2015

India is looking to smart grid infrastructure to help tackle an out-of-control electricity theft problem and improve reliability 

Grid flexibility crucial to integrating renewable energy in Europe

01/20/2015

As the concept of energy security grows in importance, so does the need to manage grid flexibility in Europe

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