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Senators seek to capitalize on Nebraska wind energy

FirstEnergy makes leadership changes in Akron, Pennsylvania, Met-Ed, Toledo Edison

01/23/2015

FirstEnergy Corp. made a series of leadership changes in its utility business, effective on February 1, 2015 

EDF switches on 200 MW Texas wind power project

01/23/2015

The project commenced construction of 54 GE 1.85 MW, and 50 Vestas V100 2 MW wind turbines in November 2013 

Orange County landfill to produce trash-to-energy capacity

01/23/2015

The $60 million plant is expected to generate 20 MW of electricity when it opens in a year

Silver Spring Networks metering program to deploy in Western Australia

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U.S. nuclear power plants posted record efficiency in 2014

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Actual electricity production from nuclear energy facilities last year was the sixth highest ever, at an estimated 798.4 billion kWh

Vermont bill would set new standards for renewable energy

01/23/2015 Legislation to be described to the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee on Friday would also allow utilities to collect renewable energy cr...

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...

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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 

Helping industry and utilities accommodate renewable energy

Dec 3, 2014

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DOE to see billions back from energy loan program

Nov 13, 2014

The results of a new study into the program could surprise those who view it as a government boondoggle

Using EPRI technology to weather the next Superstorm

Oct 31, 2014

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U.S. nuclear power plants posted record efficiency in 2014

01/23/2015

Actual electricity production from nuclear energy facilities last year was the sixth highest ever, at an estimated 798.4 billion kWh

Oniqua chosen by AEP for inventory optimization

01/22/2015

AEP will also use Oniqua analyst services to support workload prioritization and completion

Trade groups say state of power generation is strong

01/22/2015

Organizations connected with coal-fired utilities or coal production cited concern over compliance with the EPA Clean Power Plan 

VIDEO: Power plants, gas companies still feeling each other out

01/21/2015 Power generators and the businesses that provide them natural gas are still figuring each other out, and a new white paper concludes that if differ...

VIDEO: KCP&L to stop burning coal at three power plants

01/21/2015 KCP&L said it will make final decisions regarding whether to retire the units at Montrose and Sibley, or convert them to an alternative fuel so...

Accenture, Exelon roll out power plant mobile technology solution

01/20/2015 Power plant operator Exelon collaborated with Accenture to implement a mobile technology solution to enhance the productivity of its workforce and ...

FirstEnergy names senior vice president, and president, utilities business

01/22/2015

The change will be effective on February 1, 2015

Oniqua chosen by AEP for inventory optimization

01/22/2015

AEP will also use Oniqua analyst services to support workload prioritization and completion

Cox Industries buys utility pole business from Koppers

01/21/2015

Cox Industries Inc. completed the acquisition of the U.S. utility pole business from Koppers Inc., a unit of Koppers Holdings Inc.

CG wins $26 million contract to reinforce Indonesian power grid

01/21/2015 Avantha Group Co. CG sealed a deal with PT PLN Indonesia, for the manufacture and supply of 37 units of 60 MVA, 30 MVA and 150/20 kV Power Transfor...

Micromem, Northeast Utilities form transformer tech partnership

01/20/2015

Both companies are now proceeding to prototype development, field-testing and system optimization 

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 

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.

Get Smarter! DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition Celebrates 25th Anniversary in San Diego

01/16/2015

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 

FirstEnergy makes leadership changes in Akron, Pennsylvania, Met-Ed, Toledo Edison

01/23/2015

FirstEnergy Corp. made a series of leadership changes in its utility business, effective on February 1, 2015 

Orange County landfill to produce trash-to-energy capacity

01/23/2015

The $60 million plant is expected to generate 20 MW of electricity when it opens in a year

U.S. nuclear power plants posted record efficiency in 2014

01/23/2015

Actual electricity production from nuclear energy facilities last year was the sixth highest ever, at an estimated 798.4 billion kWh

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...

Trade groups say state of power generation is strong

01/22/2015

Organizations connected with coal-fired utilities or coal production cited concern over compliance with the EPA Clean Power Plan 

Republicans: Obama’s speech missed mark on energy issues

01/22/2015

When referring to the energy sector, Obama mainly focused on his climate change plan 

EDF switches on 200 MW Texas wind power project

01/23/2015

The project commenced construction of 54 GE 1.85 MW, and 50 Vestas V100 2 MW wind turbines in November 2013 

Orange County landfill to produce trash-to-energy capacity

01/23/2015

The $60 million plant is expected to generate 20 MW of electricity when it opens in a year

Total, SunPower build 70 MW solar power plant in Chile

01/23/2015 PV Salvador power plant is expected to produce nearly 200 GWh of solar energy per year, enough to supply electricity to about 70,000 households in ...

Vermont bill would set new standards for renewable energy

01/23/2015 Legislation to be described to the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee on Friday would also allow utilities to collect renewable energy cr...

Trade groups say state of power generation is strong

01/22/2015

Organizations connected with coal-fired utilities or coal production cited concern over compliance with the EPA Clean Power Plan 

Republicans: Obama’s speech missed mark on energy issues

01/22/2015

When referring to the energy sector, Obama mainly focused on his climate change plan 

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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01/16/2015 Collection of new products of special interest to the electric power transmission and distribution automation systems, engineering and information ...

RI Public Utilities Commission Approves 2015-2017 EE plan

01/16/2015

The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission on Oct. 30 unanimously approved the 2015-2017 Energy Efficiency Program Plan.

Demand response revenue to grow in C&I sector

01/15/2015

Total commercial and industrial demand response revenue is expected to reach nearly $40 billion from 2014 through 2023 

FERC approves demand response integration in New England wholesale market

01/14/2015 The rules will become active in June 2017 with the full integration of ISO-NE’s transitional program for demand response to participate in the regi...

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...

FirstEnergy names new C-level management

12/17/2014 FirstEnergy Corp. announced today that its board of directors has elected Anthony J. Alexander, 63, executive chairman of the company, effective Ja...

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

3 Questions for Planning Electric Grid Modernization

01/16/2015 Aging infrastructure, regulatory pressure and an increasing array of distributed energy resources have altered the utility landscape and are spurri...

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.

The Global Grid-Smart Grid Growth in International Markets, US Government Support for Exporters

01/16/2015 The U.S. smart grid industry is setting its sights overseas, write Andrew Bennett of the U.S. Department of Commerce: International Trade Administr...
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