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Doble Engineering Co. buys Enoserv

01/28/2015 The Enoserv division of Doble and the existing business of Doble will maintain their respective core offerings and Enoserv’s vendor agnostic nature...

Tenaska power plant moves forward with EPA approval

01/28/2015

Omaha, Nebraska-based Tenaska intends to build a gas-fired generating plant as a joint venture with the Brownsville Public Utilities Board

OPIC plan for Liberia biomass power fails

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PPL, Riverstone accept FERC market power measures

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The combination is expected to establish a new independent power producer called Talen Energy

Photovoltaic, wind, hydropower are top renewable energy technologies

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Previously, less than 50 countries worldwide had support policies for renewable energy; this number now stands at more than 130 

Eaton to improve power reliability at U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range

01/28/2015 Eaton’s Electrical Services and Systems Division will provide turnkey electrical system design, testing and commissioning for the project 

B&W wins contracts for biomass power plant in Wales

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The power plant will be designed to burn 335,000 tons of wood waste biomass annually and generate nearly 40 MW of electricity 

What do low gas prices mean for electric cars?

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Drivers trying to calculate whether it's practical to own an electric car are facing a new math 

Federal regulators to review South Dakota power line project

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Basin Electric is requesting Rural Utilities Service financial assistance for the proposed action 

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GRDA breaks ground on first 501 J Series Gas Turbine in Western Hemisphere

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Jan 13, 2015 The marine power plant Deep Green has now been producing electricity for more than a year, and Minesto’s founder and CEO Anders Jansson shares his ...

Generators must consider energy storage

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Tenaska power plant moves forward with EPA approval

01/28/2015

Omaha, Nebraska-based Tenaska intends to build a gas-fired generating plant as a joint venture with the Brownsville Public Utilities Board

PPL, Riverstone accept FERC market power measures

01/28/2015

The combination is expected to establish a new independent power producer called Talen Energy

B&W wins contracts for biomass power plant in Wales

01/28/2015

The power plant will be designed to burn 335,000 tons of wood waste biomass annually and generate nearly 40 MW of electricity 

Massachusetts lashed by heavy snow, wind but has few outages

01/27/2015

By midmorning, the central town of Shrewsbury had 26.2 inches of snowfall — the most recorded anywhere in Massachusetts 

Massachusetts nuclear reactor shuts down during snowstorm

01/27/2015

Officials say a Massachusetts nuclear power plant was forced to shut down during the blizzard but posed no danger to the public

Blizzard warnings drive up Northeast gas, power prices

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Spot electric power and natural gas prices surged for the Northeast as that region prepared for a major winter storm on Jan. 26 

Eaton to improve power reliability at U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range

01/28/2015 Eaton’s Electrical Services and Systems Division will provide turnkey electrical system design, testing and commissioning for the project 

Federal regulators to review South Dakota power line project

01/28/2015

Basin Electric is requesting Rural Utilities Service financial assistance for the proposed action 

Massachusetts lashed by heavy snow, wind but has few outages

01/27/2015

By midmorning, the central town of Shrewsbury had 26.2 inches of snowfall — the most recorded anywhere in Massachusetts 

NPPD sets route for transmission line

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FERC authorizes PacifiCorp transmission asset transfer

01/26/2015

FERC in a Jan. 22 order authorized PacifiCorp to acquire certain transmission facility assets from the city of Eagle Mountain, Utah 

Federal permit approved on SunZia transmission line

01/26/2015 SunZia is one of seven pilot projects the Obama administration put on a fast track in hopes of boosting renewable energy development mainly across ...

VIDEO: Silver Spring Networks metering program to deploy in Western Australia

01/23/2015 The program is a part of the $34 million project funded by the Western Australian government to reduce operating costs associated with customer ser...

VIDEO: India to spend $21.6 billion on smart grid infrastructure

01/20/2015

India is looking to smart grid infrastructure to help tackle an out-of-control electricity theft problem and improve reliability 

Improving Grid Reliability Through Machine Learning

01/16/2015

Uma Sandilya of C3 Energy shares three steps to unlock the potential of enterprisewide data analytics.

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VIDEO: Silver Spring Networks to buy Detectent Inc.

01/07/2015 Detectent’s utility analytics solutions will be offered both as a stand-alone solution or powered by Silver Spring’s smart grid big data platform

VIDEO: Utility outage management systems market to reach $1.3 billion annually by 2023

12/30/2014

Global spending on outage management systems is expected to grow from $929.4 million annually in 2014 to $1.3 billion in 2023 

OPIC plan for Liberia biomass power fails

01/28/2015 The company, Buchanan Renewables, dismissed 600 workers and left the country amid complaints of workplace injuries, environmental harm and, at time...

Photovoltaic, wind, hydropower are top renewable energy technologies

01/28/2015

Previously, less than 50 countries worldwide had support policies for renewable energy; this number now stands at more than 130 

B&W wins contracts for biomass power plant in Wales

01/28/2015

The power plant will be designed to burn 335,000 tons of wood waste biomass annually and generate nearly 40 MW of electricity 

Federal permit approved on SunZia transmission line

01/26/2015 SunZia is one of seven pilot projects the Obama administration put on a fast track in hopes of boosting renewable energy development mainly across ...

GE wind turbines picked for 151 MW wind power project in China

01/26/2015

The deal also includes a service agreement for two years of operations and maintenance

Mexico to add 66 GW to power grid

01/26/2015

Mexico will add 66 GW to its power grid over the next 15 years, with investments of $90 billion expected in renewables 

VIDEO: Indiana state senate panel passes energy efficiency utility bill

01/23/2015 The Senate Utilities Committee voted 7-3 to approve a bill that would reduce statewide oversight of major utility companies' energy efficiency prog...

PJM files with FERC changes to rules involving demand response

01/21/2015 PJM Interconnection on Jan. 15 said it has filed with FERC proposed changes to its rules addressing participation by demand response in PJM’s capac...

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RI Public Utilities Commission Approves 2015-2017 EE plan

01/16/2015

The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission on Oct. 30 unanimously approved the 2015-2017 Energy Efficiency Program Plan.

Demand response revenue to grow in C&I sector

01/15/2015

Total commercial and industrial demand response revenue is expected to reach nearly $40 billion from 2014 through 2023 

FERC approves demand response integration in New England wholesale market

01/14/2015 The rules will become active in June 2017 with the full integration of ISO-NE’s transitional program for demand response to participate in the regi...

How to Optimize the Value of Information Through Data Analytics

01/16/2015

Brian Crow of Sensus explains how to collect data, analyze that data and then convert the analysis into actionable insights.

National Grid seeks approval for Rhode Island T&D infrastructure

01/15/2015

The company is proposing to spend $24.1 million in FY16 to replace assets that must be replaced to maintain reliability performance

VIDEO: Electric utility customers most satisfied since 2009

01/14/2015 The study measures satisfaction among business customers of 101 U.S. electric utilities, each of which serves more than 25,000 business customers

GE study helps assess resiliency of New Jersey’s electrical grid

12/23/2014

Study helps state’s electrical distribution companies prepare for potential grid disturbances related to major storms

Tantalus provides AMI overlay for 15 municipal, cooperative utilities

12/18/2014 These utilities that have already begun the migration represent just a portion of the nearly 40 million electric and 20 million gas and water legac...

FirstEnergy names new C-level management

12/17/2014 FirstEnergy Corp. announced today that its board of directors has elected Anthony J. Alexander, 63, executive chairman of the company, effective Ja...

What do low gas prices mean for electric cars?

01/28/2015

Drivers trying to calculate whether it's practical to own an electric car are facing a new math 

KCP&L to install more than 1,000 electric vehicle charging stations

01/28/2015

Over the next several months, KCP&L will install more than 1,000 charging stations throughout the Greater Kansas City region 

VIDEO: Silver Spring Networks metering program to deploy in Western Australia

01/23/2015 The program is a part of the $34 million project funded by the Western Australian government to reduce operating costs associated with customer ser...

VIDEO: India to spend $21.6 billion on smart grid infrastructure

01/20/2015

India is looking to smart grid infrastructure to help tackle an out-of-control electricity theft problem and improve reliability 

Grid flexibility crucial to integrating renewable energy in Europe

01/20/2015

As the concept of energy security grows in importance, so does the need to manage grid flexibility in Europe

3 Questions for Planning Electric Grid Modernization

01/16/2015 Aging infrastructure, regulatory pressure and an increasing array of distributed energy resources have altered the utility landscape and are spurri...
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