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Jamaica aims to double renewable energy capacity

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LATEST UTILITY NEWS

Western power grid can handle 7 GW of coal power retirements

09/22/2014 In June EPA published its rule proposal to have states draft implementation plans to cut CO2 emissions from the power sector 30 percent by 2030

Saft wins energy storage contract in California

09/22/2014

 The lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage systems will be used to mitigate power fluctuations inherent with solar-generated electricity.

Solar power trade group: Utilities lead way on community solar energy

09/22/2014 Community solar power projects are popping up across the U.S., offering those without the perfect rooftop solar installation, even those with no ro...

FERC seeks comments on improved data reporting standard

09/22/2014

In addition, it redefines the terms 'demand side management' and 'total internal demand'

Governor: Montana can cut carbon emissions, keep jobs

09/22/2014

The White House goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030 has generated a backlash in many coal-dependent states 

Mexico energy reform a credit positive

09/22/2014

The passage of the energy reform is unlikely to have a near-term impact on the sovereign ratings of Mexico 

Court OKs Entegra Power's Chapter 11 reorganization plan

09/22/2014

The plan approved by Judge Peter Walsh restructures and reduces the debt of those companies, allowing them to emerge intact

USDA invests in 8 renewable energy projects in South Dakota

09/22/2014 The agency says the funding includes loan guarantees and grants for solar energy projects to create jobs and advance the use of renewable fuels 

DNV GL, partners develop HVDC standards for offshore wind power connection

09/22/2014 As offshore wind farms are being built farther from the coast and more offshore oil and gas installations are powered from shore, there will be an ...

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How the DOE Loan Programs Office spent its summer

Sep 9, 2014

This summer, the LPO announced a $4 billion renewable energy and energy efficiency loan guarantee solicitation

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POWER INDUSTRY NEWS BY TOPIC

Western power grid can handle 7 GW of coal power retirements

In June EPA published its rule proposal to have states draft implementation plans to cut CO2 emissions from the power sector 30 percent by 2030

Governor: Montana can cut carbon emissions, keep jobs

The White House goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030 has generated a backlash in many coal-dependent states 

Mexico energy reform a credit positive

The passage of the energy reform is unlikely to have a near-term impact on the sovereign ratings of Mexico 

Court OKs Entegra Power's Chapter 11 reorganization plan

The plan approved by Judge Peter Walsh restructures and reduces the debt of those companies, allowing them to emerge intact

NYISO discusses distributed energy resources for New York

DER power generation and storage resources are typically located on or near an end-user’s property and supply all or a portion of the end-user’s el...

Greens leave Finnish government over nuclear energy

The exit weakens Prime Minister Alexander Stubb's coalition though it retains a majority in Parliament by one seat 

FERC seeks comments on improved data reporting standard

In addition, it redefines the terms 'demand side management' and 'total internal demand'

Court OKs Entegra Power's Chapter 11 reorganization plan

The plan approved by Judge Peter Walsh restructures and reduces the debt of those companies, allowing them to emerge intact

DNV GL, partners develop HVDC standards for offshore wind power connection

As offshore wind farms are being built farther from the coast and more offshore oil and gas installations are powered from shore, there will be an ...

Hurricane Odile downs power lines, cuts power in Mexico

As travelers wait to be taken to safety, connecting with relatives and loved ones has proven difficult due to the sparse cell phone reception and d...

NYISO discusses distributed energy resources for New York

DER power generation and storage resources are typically located on or near an end-user’s property and supply all or a portion of the end-user’s el...

Transmission grid planning must stay flexible, ERCOT utilities say

The cooperative was among those responding to the Public Utility Commission of Texas’ Aug. 13 request for comments concerning ERCOT planning and sy...

ComEd to refund customers $46 million

Average refunds for residential customers will total about $8 and will appear as a credit on November bills

Itron selected for smart grid program in France

Itron Inc. was selected by Électricité Réseau Distribution France, the electricity distribution network operator in France and distribution unit of...

ERDF picks Landis+Gyr for deployment of Linky smart meters

From the beginning of the project, Landis+Gyr has taken part in both designing and testing of the Linky meter, in accordance with ERDF specifications

Residential demand response to reach 65 million by 2023

Residential demand response, in the form of programs designed to encourage consumers to use less electricity during peak hours and to shift their e...

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.

Western power grid can handle 7 GW of coal power retirements

In June EPA published its rule proposal to have states draft implementation plans to cut CO2 emissions from the power sector 30 percent by 2030

Saft wins energy storage contract in California

 The lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage systems will be used to mitigate power fluctuations inherent with solar-generated electricity.

FERC seeks comments on improved data reporting standard

In addition, it redefines the terms 'demand side management' and 'total internal demand'

Governor: Montana can cut carbon emissions, keep jobs

The White House goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030 has generated a backlash in many coal-dependent states 

Mexico energy reform a credit positive

The passage of the energy reform is unlikely to have a near-term impact on the sovereign ratings of Mexico 

Court OKs Entegra Power's Chapter 11 reorganization plan

The plan approved by Judge Peter Walsh restructures and reduces the debt of those companies, allowing them to emerge intact

Solar power trade group: Utilities lead way on community solar energy

Community solar power projects are popping up across the U.S., offering those without the perfect rooftop solar installation, even those with no ro...

Governor: Montana can cut carbon emissions, keep jobs

The White House goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030 has generated a backlash in many coal-dependent states 

USDA invests in 8 renewable energy projects in South Dakota

The agency says the funding includes loan guarantees and grants for solar energy projects to create jobs and advance the use of renewable fuels 

Jamaica aims to double renewable energy capacity

Sun-splashed, wind-swept Jamaica positioned itself Thursday to nearly double the amount of electricity it generates from renewable energy sources&n...

DTE Energy's Echo Wind Park begins commercial operation

The wind park will be operated and maintained by a team of seven permanent employees hired by DTE

Covanta to build waste-to-energy power plant in Dublin, Ireland

Facility construction is expected to take about three years, with commencement of operations targeted for late 2017

Western power grid can handle 7 GW of coal power retirements

In June EPA published its rule proposal to have states draft implementation plans to cut CO2 emissions from the power sector 30 percent by 2030

FERC seeks comments on improved data reporting standard

In addition, it redefines the terms 'demand side management' and 'total internal demand'

USDA invests in 8 renewable energy projects in South Dakota

The agency says the funding includes loan guarantees and grants for solar energy projects to create jobs and advance the use of renewable fuels 

U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps modernize Vietnam power grid

USTDA also finalized an agreement with the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam for an automated demand response feasibility study and pilot...

NYISO: New York's power could be affected by power plant retirements

The ability of New York’s high-voltage electric system to transport power will be affected by the combination of recent and proposed retirements or...

VIDEO: Demand response capacity to increase more than six-fold

The total worldwide capacity of demand response programs is expected to grow from 30.8 GW in 2014 to more than 196.6 GW by 2023, according to a rec...

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

Saft wins energy storage contract in California

 The lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage systems will be used to mitigate power fluctuations inherent with solar-generated electricity.

ComEd to refund customers $46 million

Average refunds for residential customers will total about $8 and will appear as a credit on November bills

U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps modernize Vietnam power grid

USTDA also finalized an agreement with the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam for an automated demand response feasibility study and pilot...

NYISO discusses distributed energy resources for New York

DER power generation and storage resources are typically located on or near an end-user’s property and supply all or a portion of the end-user’s el...

Power grid-tied energy storage taking off

Developing energy storage that is viable for power grid applications has been a goal of vendors and grid operators for a number of years

Rural electrification programs to boost Asia-Pacific microgrid market

The proliferation of microgrids in Asia-Pacific is encouraged by the rural electrification programs in developing countries, and establishment of c...
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