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Colorado regulators OK Xcel Energy’s 345-kV transmission project

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Entergy Arkansas to install 81 MW of solar power

The project will consist of an array of stationary solar panels covering nearly 500 acres 

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Siemens installs converter stations at France-Spain HVDC transmission link

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SPI, ZBB partner on energy storage technology

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FirstEnergy Corp. spokeswoman Jennifer Young says a bad bearing is believed to be responsible for the pump's failure

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DOE awards funds for advanced nuclear energy development

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FPL rate decrease approved by Florida PSC

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ET Solar to build 70 MW solar power plant in the Philippines

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Con Edison to buy GE energy storage system

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VIDEO: Senate approves long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency

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Senators approved the bill by voice vote shortly before beginning a two-week recess

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Con Edison to buy GE energy storage system

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Rockland Electric spending $60 million on electric system storm hardening

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