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Finland nuclear power plant further delayed until 2018

French-German engineering conglomerate Areva-Siemens is building the nuclear reactor, which has been plagued by delays over faulty materials and pl...

PNM to request electric rate increase

PNM wants to recover costs for investment in power plants and other infrastructure, and to make up for a decrease in power consumption 

Dominican Republic power plant project moves forward

Environment ministry Mimarena granted the license after analyzing the EIS, according to a release from CDEEE 

Duke Energy to retire coal power units at Ohio power plant

Beyond those necessary for the transition to decommissioning, current Beckjord employees will be relocated to nearby Duke Energy Ohio plants

Iran redesigning nuclear reactor to make less plutonium

Iran's nuclear power chief said Wednesday that workers have begun redesigning its nearly completed Arak heavy water reactor to limit the amount of ...

GE opens fuel cell facility in New York

GE believes these so-called oxide fuel cells could generate from one to 10 MW of power

Brazilian utilities Copel, Eletrosul, build transmission 'ring'

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Los Angeles utility worker shocked by power line

About 460 customers were briefly left without power after the accident 

NV Energy wins OK to tap into western energy market

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approved on August 26 NV Energy’s request to participate in the expanded Energy Imbalance Market  

ABB commissions power transmission link in Brazil

HVDC link will transmit 3,150 MW of electricity across 1,500 miles with minimum losses

Vermont power line project to get environmental review

The power line proposed by TDI New England would bring hydroelectric and wind power from energy-rich Quebec to the energy-hungry cities of southern...

Duke Energy Indiana proposes smart grid modernization

Duke Energy Indiana is filing a plan with Indiana state utility regulators to modernize its aging electric grid 

S&T AG to buy Echelon's power grid operations

The closing is conditioned upon regulatory approvals. The companies expect the deal to close by the end of the year.

Smart meter installations to support European meter data management market

Although the scope for MDM in Europe is currently limited, the market is expected to take off in the foreseeable future

Spending on smart grid to climb to $600 billion

Today, the market for smart grid technologies is evolving rapidly as the need for a more responsive, automated and efficient power grid rises world...

Frost & Sullivan honors smart metering firm Cyan Technology

Cyan collaborates with utilities, system integrators and meter manufacturers across the globe to develop cost-effective smart metering technologies...

Landis+Gyr, RWE ink smart meter deal for Poland

Landis+Gyr will deliver smart meter products and software solutions to energy utility RWE in Poland for installation in residential buildings in Wa...

PNM to request electric rate increase

PNM wants to recover costs for investment in power plants and other infrastructure, and to make up for a decrease in power consumption 

Siemens to help U.S. Geological Survey increase energy efficiency

Siemens Government Technologies Inc. won a $11 million task order by the USGS to implement energy efficiency measures at three of its facilities&nb...

POWERGRID International wants your Project of the Year Award nominations

Any interested party, whether involved with the project or not, may submit an entry for consideration 

Duke Energy Indiana proposes smart grid modernization

Duke Energy Indiana is filing a plan with Indiana state utility regulators to modernize its aging electric grid 

Duke Energy to retire coal power units at Ohio power plant

Beyond those necessary for the transition to decommissioning, current Beckjord employees will be relocated to nearby Duke Energy Ohio plants

Oklahoma landowners sue over wind farm plan

Seven central Oklahoma landowners filed a federal lawsuit against several companies planning wind farms, expressing concern for the health and safe...

Green Mountain Power, NRG Energy team on microgrid tech in Vermont

Green Mountain Power and NRG Energy Inc. formed a partnership to deploy a series of new products and services for Vermont businesses and residents

PNM to request electric rate increase

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Fluor Corp. completes 170 MW solar power facility

LS Power and Fluor broke ground on the new facility in December 2012

Chile opens 115 MW wind power project

The $300 million project is Chile's largest wind farm, and one of 15 non-conventional renewable energy projects in operation in Coquimbo

U.S. to fund Myanmar solar power plants

The agreement is aimed at helping ease electricity shortages in the country of 60 million, which only recently emerged from a half-century of milit...

Oklahoma landowners sue over wind farm plan

Seven central Oklahoma landowners filed a federal lawsuit against several companies planning wind farms, expressing concern for the health and safe...

Green Mountain Power, NRG Energy team on microgrid tech in Vermont

Green Mountain Power and NRG Energy Inc. formed a partnership to deploy a series of new products and services for Vermont businesses and residents

Siemens to help U.S. Geological Survey increase energy efficiency

Siemens Government Technologies Inc. won a $11 million task order by the USGS to implement energy efficiency measures at three of its facilities&nb...

POWERGRID International wants your Project of the Year Award nominations

Any interested party, whether involved with the project or not, may submit an entry for consideration 

Europe to invest in energy efficient buildings

Buildings account for 40 percent of Europe’s final energy consumption, and thus represent a key focus in efforts to improve overall energy efficien...

Australia’s Ergon Energy picks Pulse Energy for energy efficiency program

The program is designed to help customers increase their energy efficiency and run their businesses better

National Grid picks Trilliant to increase energy efficiency for customers

This initial phase will support a demonstration of Volt/VAR Optimization (VVO) in the state of Rhode Island 

Scam targets Kentucky Power utility customers

Small business owners who are customers of Kentucky Power are the latest targets of scam artists seeking to extort cash

Electric utility customer satisfaction on the rise from last year

Despite an extremely severe winter and correspondingly high electricity bills, satisfaction with retail electric providers has improved dramaticall...

Vodophone: Machine-to-machine on the rise

M2M, which connects previously isolated machines or devices to the internet to make the Internet of Things possible, is set to grow from 4.4 billio...

Duke Energy's Data Modeling & Analytics Initiative

David Lawrence of Duke Energy with David Mulder and Zac Canders of Leidos Engineering explain the Duke Energy-sponsored Data Modeling and Analytics...

Provo City Utilities picks AAC Utility Partners to upgrade CIS

AAC Utility Partners will guide Provo City Utilities through the process of identifying its key business processes and technical requirements

TEPCO uses Opower customer service platform

Opower launches new features for customers on TEPCO’s free web service Denki Kakeibo

Green Mountain Power, NRG Energy team on microgrid tech in Vermont

Green Mountain Power and NRG Energy Inc. formed a partnership to deploy a series of new products and services for Vermont businesses and residents

POWERGRID International wants your Project of the Year Award nominations

Any interested party, whether involved with the project or not, may submit an entry for consideration 

Duke Energy Indiana proposes smart grid modernization

Duke Energy Indiana is filing a plan with Indiana state utility regulators to modernize its aging electric grid 

Smart grid as a service to hit $11.2 billion by 2023

Revenue from smart grid as a service solutions will grow from $1.7 billion annually in 2014 to $11.2 billion in 2023 

National Grid picks Trilliant to increase energy efficiency for customers

This initial phase will support a demonstration of Volt/VAR Optimization (VVO) in the state of Rhode Island 

Electric motorcycles growing in customer adoption

Cumulative worldwide sales of electric motorcycles and electric scooters will total 55 million from 2014 to 2023

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