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The 3 best states for renewable energy

03/05/2015

Which states are the most amenable to using renewable energy to provide electricity for homes and buildings?

ColumbiaGrid transmission expansion plan estimated at $2.5 billion

03/05/2015 The ColumbiaGrid board recently adopted ar transmission plan that includes 56 new transmission infrastructure projects that will cost an estimated ...

Anbaric transmission project at end of interconnection process with PJM, NYISO

03/05/2015

In New York, that means that the project is in the class year of 2015. The project’s in-service date is scheduled for 2020.

Unit shut down at Prairie Island nuclear plant in Minnesota

03/05/2015 Xcel Energy says there's no indication of a fire, but managers began taking Unit 2 off line Thursday morning so investigators can determine why the...

SolarCity brings solar power loan program to New Mexico

03/05/2015 SolarCity announced plans that include opening an operations center in Albuquerque and hiring at least 30 employees for sales and installation 

Connecticut lawmakers asked to limit electric charges

03/05/2015 Connecticut lawmakers are considering legislation that would limit certain charges for electric services paid by residential customers, as well as ...

VIDEO: Lithium ion batteries dominate grid energy storage market

03/04/2015

Li-ion accounted for 419 MW and 1,555 MWh of proposed energy storage systems in 2014

Westar Energy seeking $152 million rate increase in Kansas

03/04/2015

Westar has about 700,000 customers in Kansas, including 595,000 residential ones

Vermont House endorses renewable energy package

03/04/2015 Vermont's new requirement would be that utilities get 55 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2017, ramping up to 75 percent by 2032

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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 

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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...

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Unit shut down at Prairie Island nuclear plant in Minnesota

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Westar Energy seeking $152 million rate increase in Kansas

03/04/2015

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Electric utility Dominion flexes political muscles in Virginia

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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 

ColumbiaGrid transmission expansion plan estimated at $2.5 billion

03/05/2015 The ColumbiaGrid board recently adopted ar transmission plan that includes 56 new transmission infrastructure projects that will cost an estimated ...

Anbaric transmission project at end of interconnection process with PJM, NYISO

03/05/2015

In New York, that means that the project is in the class year of 2015. The project’s in-service date is scheduled for 2020.

Mon Power spending $225 million to strengthen power grid

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Potomac Edison strengthens electric system with T&D upgrades

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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

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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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ColumbiaGrid transmission expansion plan estimated at $2.5 billion

03/05/2015 The ColumbiaGrid board recently adopted ar transmission plan that includes 56 new transmission infrastructure projects that will cost an estimated ...

Anbaric transmission project at end of interconnection process with PJM, NYISO

03/05/2015

In New York, that means that the project is in the class year of 2015. The project’s in-service date is scheduled for 2020.

Unit shut down at Prairie Island nuclear plant in Minnesota

03/05/2015 Xcel Energy says there's no indication of a fire, but managers began taking Unit 2 off line Thursday morning so investigators can determine why the...

Connecticut lawmakers asked to limit electric charges

03/05/2015 Connecticut lawmakers are considering legislation that would limit certain charges for electric services paid by residential customers, as well as ...

Westar Energy seeking $152 million rate increase in Kansas

03/04/2015

Westar has about 700,000 customers in Kansas, including 595,000 residential ones

Vermont House endorses renewable energy package

03/04/2015 Vermont's new requirement would be that utilities get 55 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2017, ramping up to 75 percent by 2032

SolarCity brings solar power loan program to New Mexico

03/05/2015 SolarCity announced plans that include opening an operations center in Albuquerque and hiring at least 30 employees for sales and installation 

Vermont House endorses renewable energy package

03/04/2015 Vermont's new requirement would be that utilities get 55 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2017, ramping up to 75 percent by 2032

VIDEO: 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...

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.

VIDEO: Lithium ion batteries dominate grid energy storage market

03/04/2015

Li-ion accounted for 419 MW and 1,555 MWh of proposed energy storage systems in 2014

VIDEO: 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 

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