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Mexico spends $11 billion on renewable energy since 2003

11/20/2014 Mexico's renewable energy sector received $11 billion in direct foreign investment during the 2003-13 decade, with wind power leading the charge&nb...

NRC chair: Work needed to finish Fukushima changes

11/20/2014 Allison Macfarlane said the agency must follow through on changes required after the March 2011 crisis at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in J...

Panda Power Funds dedicates 758 MW Sherman Power Plant

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The Panda Sherman facility has the capacity to continuously supply the power needs of up to 758,000 homes

Electric Light & Power Executive Conference sets utility speakers record

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Recently added speakers include a utility CEO, Walmart exec and British knight

Delta big data management platform aims to stop energy theft

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By providing real-time data in a geospatial view of the utility’s assets on one map, DEC-iDAP provides operational efficiency and reliability

NREL teams with SolarCity to maximize solar energy on power grids

11/20/2014

The project is funded in part through an Energy Department solar cost-share program 

Lawmakers: Proposed EPA rules penalize states for nuclear energy capacity

11/20/2014 State lawmakers expressed concern Wednesday that proposed federal regulations to cut carbon emissions from power plants will hurt Virginia's econom...

New England transmission owners seek FERC clarification on base ROE

11/20/2014 The owners seek clarification that Opinion 531-A does not require them to reduce their total ROE by anything other than the 57 basis point decrease...

Regulators OK more time to build nuclear fuel plant

11/19/2014

The NRC announced that it had granted the request by Shaw Areva MOX Services 

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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

Damage prevention refers to the application of engineering designs and advanced technologies that harden the power system to limit damage

Has privatization failed Texas utility customers?

Oct 24, 2014 Relative electricity prices have increased dramatically, and dangerously lower electrical system reliability is the result of Texas electric utilit...

Keeping the lights on

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NRC chair: Work needed to finish Fukushima changes

Allison Macfarlane said the agency must follow through on changes required after the March 2011 crisis at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in J...

Panda Power Funds dedicates 758 MW Sherman Power Plant

The Panda Sherman facility has the capacity to continuously supply the power needs of up to 758,000 homes

Regulators OK more time to build nuclear fuel plant

The NRC announced that it had granted the request by Shaw Areva MOX Services 

Eletrobras says Brazil’s hydropower dams still underpowered due to drought

The country is currently reliant on backup thermoelectric plants to meet a supply shortfall caused by idle hydropower turbines 

NRG protests move by New York PSC toward Ginna nuclear plant extension

Subsidiaries of NRG Energy told the New York State Public Service Commission on Nov. 17 that they are disappointed with a commission order that adv...

Case Study: Orlando Utilities Commission Upgrades Systems

Fred Urban of the Orlando Utilities Commission explains the benefits of its recent RTU retrofit.

Electric Light & Power Executive Conference sets utility speakers record

Recently added speakers include a utility CEO, Walmart exec and British knight

Delta big data management platform aims to stop energy theft

By providing real-time data in a geospatial view of the utility’s assets on one map, DEC-iDAP provides operational efficiency and reliability

New England transmission owners seek FERC clarification on base ROE

The owners seek clarification that Opinion 531-A does not require them to reduce their total ROE by anything other than the 57 basis point decrease...

Siemens, TenneT test BorWin2 transmission link

With a transmission capacity of 800 MW, the BorWin2 grid link can supply about 800,000 households with clean electricity 

Venezuela lowers electric power budget

Another $45.8 million will be used to advance transmission works at the Termozulia III center 

GE opens T&D manufacturing lab in Connecticut

GE’s Industrial Solutions business celebrated the opening of its new advanced manufacturing lab in Plainville, Connecticut 

Delta big data management platform aims to stop energy theft

By providing real-time data in a geospatial view of the utility’s assets on one map, DEC-iDAP provides operational efficiency and reliability

Avantha Group CG to open smart grid facility in France

The company recently won an order from ERDF to participate in the supply of three million Linky smart meters, in the first phase of its 35 million ...

GE helps U.K. utilities meet smart metering requirements

GE's meters will help to enable effective two-way communication between U.K. utilities and their customers 

Con Edison deploys Landis+Gyr smart switches for electric vehicle charging stations

Con Edison has installed Landis+Gyr's L510 load control switches at 50 single-family homes as part of a pilot program 

UK Smart Grid project releases data on consumer energy consumption

Domestic and business customers were monitored over a two-year period to produce industry-leading research into current, emerging and possible futu...

VIDEO: Westar Energy, Landis+Gyr agree to smart grid contract

Agreement includes 200,000 advanced meters and five-year services contract

NRC chair: Work needed to finish Fukushima changes

Allison Macfarlane said the agency must follow through on changes required after the March 2011 crisis at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in J...

Electric Light & Power Executive Conference sets utility speakers record

Recently added speakers include a utility CEO, Walmart exec and British knight

NREL teams with SolarCity to maximize solar energy on power grids

The project is funded in part through an Energy Department solar cost-share program 

Lawmakers: Proposed EPA rules penalize states for nuclear energy capacity

State lawmakers expressed concern Wednesday that proposed federal regulations to cut carbon emissions from power plants will hurt Virginia's econom...

Regulators OK more time to build nuclear fuel plant

The NRC announced that it had granted the request by Shaw Areva MOX Services 

NRG protests move by New York PSC toward Ginna nuclear plant extension

Subsidiaries of NRG Energy told the New York State Public Service Commission on Nov. 17 that they are disappointed with a commission order that adv...

Mexico spends $11 billion on renewable energy since 2003

Mexico's renewable energy sector received $11 billion in direct foreign investment during the 2003-13 decade, with wind power leading the charge&nb...

NREL teams with SolarCity to maximize solar energy on power grids

The project is funded in part through an Energy Department solar cost-share program 

Eletrobras says Brazil’s hydropower dams still underpowered due to drought

The country is currently reliant on backup thermoelectric plants to meet a supply shortfall caused by idle hydropower turbines 

Lockheed Martin, Concord Blue to build biomass power facility in Germany

Concord Blue's Reformer technology is feedstock-flexible, converting nearly any kind of organic waste into renewable energy 

Eos Energy Storage sells battery system to GDF SUEZ

GDF SUEZ will install and test the Eos battery system at their new GDF SUEZ Batteries Lab at Laborelec, in Linkebeek, Belgium 

We Can Use Less Energy, Increase Standard of Living

CSG's Steve Cowell reflects on the history of energy efficiency in the U.S.

The Next Wave of Customer Engagement, Energy Information

Abhay Gupta of Bidgely explains how the third wave of customer engagement solutions allow homeowners to take energy use into their own hands.

Case Study: World's Largest Steel Manufacturer Joins Capacity Market to Help Solve Peak Power Shortage

Authors Luis de Miguel Martinez of ArcelorMittal Energy SCA and Pieter-Jan Mermans of REstore share how an agreement among Aperam and the two compa...

We Can Use Less Energy, Increase Standard of Living

CSG's Steve Cowell reflects on the history of energy efficiency in the U.S.

How Real are Virtual Power Plants?

Peter Asmus of Navigant Research explores the accelerating reliance on distributed energy resources and one way to manage the increasing two-way co...

AES Southland wins 20-year energy storage power purchase agreement with SCE

This new capacity can deliver 400 MWh of energy and will be built south of Los Angeles at the Alamitos Power Center in Long Beach, California 

Ice Energy wins 25.6 MW in energy storage contracts from SCE

Ice Bears are deployed in smart grid enabled, megawatt-scale fleets, and each Ice Bear can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 10 tons per year 

How Utilities Can Manage Customer Demand, Increase Customer Engagement

Michael Nark of BuildingIQ explains howthe right energy management platform canallow utilities to understand how energy isbeing used and control th...

Peninsula Light Co. uses TextPower communications software for outage management

Text messaging software company TextPower, said Peninsula Light Co. is using TextPower SmartAlerts to communicate directly with utility members dur...

The Mantras of a Consumer-centric Energy Service Provider

In an article that appeared in the June 2014 issue of Electric Light & Power, I talked about the need to move to an energy as a service model.

The Joy of Planning

Planning: the agreed driver of successful businesses and projects; a key skill whether in an individual or the team; precious because it's often ha...

Cracker Jack Moments-The Con Edison Story

This article continues building the Cracker Jack moment series.

Tendril hires PrintReleaf to cut environmental impact of home energy reports

The two companies work together to deliver reports to more than 1.2 million consumers that provide insight into energy usage and energy efficiency ...

Electric Light & Power Executive Conference sets utility speakers record

Recently added speakers include a utility CEO, Walmart exec and British knight

Eos Energy Storage sells battery system to GDF SUEZ

GDF SUEZ will install and test the Eos battery system at their new GDF SUEZ Batteries Lab at Laborelec, in Linkebeek, Belgium 

Avantha Group CG to open smart grid facility in France

The company recently won an order from ERDF to participate in the supply of three million Linky smart meters, in the first phase of its 35 million ...

How Real are Virtual Power Plants?

Peter Asmus of Navigant Research explores the accelerating reliance on distributed energy resources and one way to manage the increasing two-way co...

Revenue from smart grid tech to reach $70.2 billion annually by 2023

Worldwide revenue from smart grid technologies is expected to grow from $44.1 billion in 2014 to $70.2 billion in 2023 

Georgia Power launches EV charger rebate program for businesses

Company rolls out multi-year, industry-leading initiative to encourage adoption of electric vehicles

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