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DOE’s Moniz says Obama budget includes grid modernization

The budget includes a 42 percent increase proposed for energy efficiency and renewable energy, up to $2.7 billion 

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Apple Inc. to buy solar power from First Solar

First Solar said Apple Inc. committed $848 million for solar energy from First Solar’s California Flats Solar Project 

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PG&E invests in power grid that flows in multiple directions

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EPRI head calls for review of entire power system

EPRI said with an integrated grid, one needs an integrated view of the benefits and cost

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SDG&E wins grant to expand solar power microgrid

The Borrego Springs Microgrid uses advanced technologies — including power generation, energy storage and automated switching

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Michigan Democrats seek 20 percent renewable power by 2022

03/04/2015

Democrats are calling for Michigan to double the amount of electricity that comes from wind power and other renewable energy sources 

Mon Power spending $225 million to strengthen power grid

03/03/2015 Major projects scheduled for 2015 include transmission enhancements to reinforce the system and support economic growth, constructing new distribut...

Southern California Edison picks Opower to deliver energy management

03/03/2015

SCE will leverage the Opower platform, Opower 6, to deliver energy management solutions to all customer classes

Electric utility Dominion flexes political muscles in Virginia

03/03/2015

Legislation it wanted passed, passed. Bills it didn't like did not

Potomac Edison strengthens electric system with T&D upgrades

03/03/2015 About $22 million of the budgeted total will be for transmission-related projects owned by the Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line Co. (TrAILCo), a Fir...

Clean Power Plan legality argued at federal appeals court

03/03/2015 The underlying lawsuit was filed in August 2014 at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit by Murray Energy, a major coal producer based in ...

Utilidata to deliver power grid security solutions in Saudi Arabia

03/03/2015

Software company Utilidata formed a partnership with Al-Rushaid Technologies 

Westar to spend $3.5 billion on transmission and distribution in 5 years

03/03/2015

Westar issued 2015 earnings guidance of $2.25 to $2.45 per share

Eaton: More than 14 million Americans affected by power outages in 2014

03/03/2015

The reported number of people affected by outages increased from 14 million in 2013 to 14.2 million in 2014 

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Crowdsourcing the fight against energy poverty

Feb 19, 2015

Gridmates is designed to eliminate energy poverty through peer-to-peer energy sharing 

Delivering value a common thread for DistribuTECH keynote speakers

Feb 3, 2015 Leveraging technology to deliver value to utility customers was a common thread throughout comments delivered at the DistribuTECH Conference and Ex...

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...

Underwater kite marine energy technology completes trials

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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Electric utility Dominion flexes political muscles in Virginia

03/03/2015

Legislation it wanted passed, passed. Bills it didn't like did not

Exelon-sponsored bill would include nuclear power as clean energy source

03/02/2015 In a move backed by Exelon, Illinois lawmakers have introduced legislation to create a state Low Carbon Portfolio Standard that would include nucle...

McCarthy says Clean Power Plan is needed — GOP leaders slam it

02/27/2015

The Clean Power Plan would reduce CO2 emissions from existing power plants by 30 percent by 2030 

New England governors look to expand renewable energy, natural gas

02/26/2015 Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said the effort is part of a push to reduce energy costs, strengthen grid reliability and increase the region's ec...

Electric utility mergers: Iberdrola USA to acquire UIL Holdings Corp. (VIDEO)

02/26/2015 Iberdrola USA and UIL Holdings Corp. entered into a definitive agreement under which Iberdrola USA will acquire UIL and create a newly listed U.S. ...

Arizona utility tells FERC that EPA will force it to shut down coal plant

02/26/2015 Arizona Electric Power Cooperative in a Feb. 24 filing at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said that the U.S. EPA's CO2-reducing Clean Powe...

Mon Power spending $225 million to strengthen power grid

03/03/2015 Major projects scheduled for 2015 include transmission enhancements to reinforce the system and support economic growth, constructing new distribut...

Potomac Edison strengthens electric system with T&D upgrades

03/03/2015 About $22 million of the budgeted total will be for transmission-related projects owned by the Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line Co. (TrAILCo), a Fir...

Westar to spend $3.5 billion on transmission and distribution in 5 years

03/03/2015

Westar issued 2015 earnings guidance of $2.25 to $2.45 per share

PSEG to spend $13 billion on transmission upgrades

03/02/2015 The utility's capital plan of $11 billion includes PJM-mandated transmission upgrades to relieve projected system overloads and maintain reliabilit...

Appalachian Power customers set new all-time peak demand

02/27/2015

Arctic cold weather across the company’s entire service area helped push electricity consumption past the previous record of 8,460 MW

European Commission unveils draft energy strategy

02/26/2015 The document also concedes that to achieve the 27 percent target new challenges must be addressed including developing appropriate energy markets a...

Silver Spring Networks wins AMI contract in New Zealand

03/02/2015 The deployment will leverage Silver Spring’s multi-application, standards-based IPv6 networking platform and deliver two-way communications 

Tantalus expands power line carrier AMR overlay with AMI platform

02/24/2015

Tantalus, is offering a new network overlay package designed for rural electric cooperative and municipal utilities  

VIDEO: Comision Federal De Electricidad selects Elster technology

02/24/2015

Elster's system was selected by a consortium chosen by Mexico's federal electricity company, Comision Federal de Electricidad de Mexico 

VIDEO: SDG&E launches home area network device loaner program

02/18/2015

Customers can now borrow an in-home display device from the utility at no cost

Putting the 'Smart' Back in Smart Grid-Cybersecurity for the Grid

02/17/2015

Increasingly, utilities are challenged to modernize their power grid to become "smart."

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Electric utility Dominion flexes political muscles in Virginia

03/03/2015

Legislation it wanted passed, passed. Bills it didn't like did not

Clean Power Plan legality argued at federal appeals court

03/03/2015 The underlying lawsuit was filed in August 2014 at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit by Murray Energy, a major coal producer based in ...

Westar to spend $3.5 billion on transmission and distribution in 5 years

03/03/2015

Westar issued 2015 earnings guidance of $2.25 to $2.45 per share

Eaton: More than 14 million Americans affected by power outages in 2014

03/03/2015

The reported number of people affected by outages increased from 14 million in 2013 to 14.2 million in 2014 

Exelon-sponsored bill would include nuclear power as clean energy source

03/02/2015 In a move backed by Exelon, Illinois lawmakers have introduced legislation to create a state Low Carbon Portfolio Standard that would include nucle...

DOE to help tribes advance renewable energy projects

03/02/2015 The START Program has helped 21 tribal communities advance their clean energy technology and infrastructure projects — from solar and wind to biofu...

Michigan Democrats seek 20 percent renewable power by 2022

03/04/2015

Democrats are calling for Michigan to double the amount of electricity that comes from wind power and other renewable energy sources 

Deepwater Wind secures funding for wind farm

03/03/2015 Deepwater Wind announced Monday that its Deepwater Wind Block Island unit has reached financial close on the Block Island Wind Farm, which is alrea...

DOE to help tribes advance renewable energy projects

03/02/2015 The START Program has helped 21 tribal communities advance their clean energy technology and infrastructure projects — from solar and wind to biofu...

DOE invests $10 million in fuel cell technology

02/27/2015 The selected projects will support research and development efforts to address critical challenges and barriers for hydrogen and fuel cell technolo...

Vattenfall wins concession for offshore wind farm

02/27/2015

Now the company awaits approval from the Danish Parliament and EU 

New England governors look to expand renewable energy, natural gas

02/26/2015 Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said the effort is part of a push to reduce energy costs, strengthen grid reliability and increase the region's ec...

Southern California Edison picks Opower to deliver energy management

03/03/2015

SCE will leverage the Opower platform, Opower 6, to deliver energy management solutions to all customer classes

Utilidata to deliver power grid security solutions in Saudi Arabia

03/03/2015

Software company Utilidata formed a partnership with Al-Rushaid Technologies 

DOE to help tribes advance renewable energy projects

03/02/2015 The START Program has helped 21 tribal communities advance their clean energy technology and infrastructure projects — from solar and wind to biofu...

DOE invests $10 million in fuel cell technology

02/27/2015 The selected projects will support research and development efforts to address critical challenges and barriers for hydrogen and fuel cell technolo...

European Commission unveils draft energy strategy

02/26/2015 The document also concedes that to achieve the 27 percent target new challenges must be addressed including developing appropriate energy markets a...

PJM Interconnection CEO to retire

02/26/2015

PJM Interconnection announced that its president and CEO, Terry Boston, will retire from PJM Dec. 31, 2015
 

Southern California Edison picks Opower to deliver energy management

03/03/2015

SCE will leverage the Opower platform, Opower 6, to deliver energy management solutions to all customer classes

Appalachian Power to lower electric bills for Virginia customers

02/26/2015

The decrease will vary depending on electricity usage

Puget Sound Energy to use Opower customer service platform

02/18/2015

With its sixth generation customer engagement platform, Opower 6, the company expands its offerings to include customer care 

When the New Year Means 'New'

02/17/2015

What if your business model called for reinvention every year? How would you plan for it? Staff for it? Fund it?

A Winter's Tale: Optimizing Demand Response With Comprehensive Customer-centric Software

02/17/2015

Employee Value Propositions: A Foundation in Building a Competitive Work Force

02/17/2015

America's work force is aging, and baby boomers are hitting retirement age in large numbers.

FPL to power ‘Formula E’ electric vehicle race

03/03/2015 Florida Power & Light Co. will power the vehicles racing in the country's first-ever electric car race to be held in downtown Miami on March 14...

VIDEO: Apple rumored to have hundreds working on electric vehicle

02/26/2015

If Apple does sell an electric car, it will face some competitors

VIDEO: Energy storage company A123 sues Apple for poaching engineers

02/26/2015

Battery maker A123 Systems is suing Apple, claiming it aggressively poached some key staff members 

European Commission unveils draft energy strategy

02/26/2015 The document also concedes that to achieve the 27 percent target new challenges must be addressed including developing appropriate energy markets a...

VIDEO: Energy storage sector sees 700 MW in new projects

02/25/2015

A total of 696.7 MW of energy storage projects were announced from the third quarter of 2014 to the first quarter of 2015 

Tantalus expands power line carrier AMR overlay with AMI platform

02/24/2015

Tantalus, is offering a new network overlay package designed for rural electric cooperative and municipal utilities  

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