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Australia’s Ergon Energy picks Pulse Energy for energy efficiency program

The program is designed to help customers increase their energy efficiency and run their businesses better

NV Energy wins OK to tap into western energy market

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approved on August 26 NV Energy’s request to participate in the expanded Energy Imbalance Market  

Indiana solar power project switches on

A utility says its latest solar energy project in eastern Indiana has started generating electricity 

Duke Energy files with FERC for hydroelectric project

The license would allow Duke Energy to continue operating Lake Jocassee, Lake Keowee and their associated hydropower stations in the Upstate region...

GE opens fuel cell facility in New York

GE believes these so-called oxide fuel cells could generate from one to 10 MW of power

ABB commissions power transmission link in Brazil

HVDC link will transmit 3,150 MW of electricity across 1,500 miles with minimum losses

Vermont power line project to get environmental review

The power line proposed by TDI New England would bring hydroelectric and wind power from energy-rich Quebec to the energy-hungry cities of southern...

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GE opens fuel cell facility in New York

GE believes these so-called oxide fuel cells could generate from one to 10 MW of power

EPA gathers comments on Four Corners power plant

That increase means the power plant is required to get a permit from the EPA that requires the plant operator to minimize the emissions

Coal-to-gas boom hits China

This is the first of more than 60 coal-to-gas plants China wants to build, mostly in remote parts of the country 

Nuclear power plant false alarms caused by lightning

Emergency notification sirens for two Exelon-run nuclear units went off during a thunderstorm on the morning of Aug. 18 

Pennsylvania agency works on air permits for 1,300 MW power plant project

The project consists of three three identical 1 x 1 power blocks

Nuclear inspector calls for Diablo Canyon nuclear plant to close

The NRC and plant owner Pacific Gas and Electric Co. say the facility is safe

NV Energy wins OK to tap into western energy market

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approved on August 26 NV Energy’s request to participate in the expanded Energy Imbalance Market  

ABB commissions power transmission link in Brazil

HVDC link will transmit 3,150 MW of electricity across 1,500 miles with minimum losses

Vermont power line project to get environmental review

The power line proposed by TDI New England would bring hydroelectric and wind power from energy-rich Quebec to the energy-hungry cities of southern...

Report: PSE&G transmission investment boosts New Jersey economy

The company's 10-year, $8.1 billion transmission investment program will support 6,000 jobs annually  

Kansas files complaint against Westar Energy

The Kansas Corporation Commission is objecting in its filing to what it called Westar's unreasonably high return on equity in a formula that sets i...

Investment in electricity transmission infrastructure shows steady increase

There has been a five-fold increase in new electricity transmission investment in the United States by major investors and privately owned companie...

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.

Smart meter installations to support European meter data management market

Although the scope for MDM in Europe is currently limited, the market is expected to take off in the foreseeable future

Spending on smart grid to climb to $600 billion

Today, the market for smart grid technologies is evolving rapidly as the need for a more responsive, automated and efficient power grid rises world...

Frost & Sullivan honors smart metering firm Cyan Technology

Cyan collaborates with utilities, system integrators and meter manufacturers across the globe to develop cost-effective smart metering technologies...

Landis+Gyr, RWE ink smart meter deal for Poland

Landis+Gyr will deliver smart meter products and software solutions to energy utility RWE in Poland for installation in residential buildings in Wa...

Itron delivers managed service solution to UK’s Utilita

Utilita, a leading supplier of prepayment gas and electricity in the U.K., has signed a contract with Itron for a full suite of services in support...

NV Energy wins OK to tap into western energy market

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approved on August 26 NV Energy’s request to participate in the expanded Energy Imbalance Market  

Duke Energy files with FERC for hydroelectric project

The license would allow Duke Energy to continue operating Lake Jocassee, Lake Keowee and their associated hydropower stations in the Upstate region...

Vermont power line project to get environmental review

The power line proposed by TDI New England would bring hydroelectric and wind power from energy-rich Quebec to the energy-hungry cities of southern...

Investment in electricity transmission infrastructure shows steady increase

There has been a five-fold increase in new electricity transmission investment in the United States by major investors and privately owned companie...

EPA gathers comments on Four Corners power plant

That increase means the power plant is required to get a permit from the EPA that requires the plant operator to minimize the emissions

Young bull moose surprises workers at Siemens offices

At a Siemens office in Dresden, Germany, a young bull moose eluded captors, got itself stuck inside the building near the office's canteen 

Indiana solar power project switches on

A utility says its latest solar energy project in eastern Indiana has started generating electricity 

Duke Energy files with FERC for hydroelectric project

The license would allow Duke Energy to continue operating Lake Jocassee, Lake Keowee and their associated hydropower stations in the Upstate region...

Vermont power line project to get environmental review

The power line proposed by TDI New England would bring hydroelectric and wind power from energy-rich Quebec to the energy-hungry cities of southern...

China-led solar power market to grow 75 percent in 2019

At a CAGR of 16.3 percent, the Americas will be the fastest-growing region in the world as its new installations market nearly triples  

Brazil's 700 MW hydropower plant wins environmental OK

Brazilian environmental regulator Ibama has approved an installation permit for the 700 MW São Manoel hydroelectric plant in the Amazon basin 

Microgrid Solar to build install solar power for Chicago

The company recently kicked off a national expansion plan to open offices in five cities, including Chicago.

Australia’s Ergon Energy picks Pulse Energy for energy efficiency program

The program is designed to help customers increase their energy efficiency and run their businesses better

National Grid picks Trilliant to increase energy efficiency for customers

This initial phase will support a demonstration of Volt/VAR Optimization (VVO) in the state of Rhode Island 

Leidos Engineering director named to Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Leidos Engineering’s John Nicol was recently elected to serve a two-year term as a member of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance board of direc...

Energy-efficient Buildings, Analytics and Con Edison

Buildings consume 40 percent of all U.S. energy, and up to half of the energy that buildings use is routinely wasted, according to data from the En...

How to Transform Data Into Value-added Information Through Analytics

Large-scale deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and intelligent energy devices (IEDs) combined with grid edge power conditioning e...

Energy efficiency initiatives to transform the smart building market

Opportunities for manufacturers will be particularly promising in the stabilizing economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China, Germany and the United...

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

Smart grid as a service to hit $11.2 billion by 2023

Revenue from smart grid as a service solutions will grow from $1.7 billion annually in 2014 to $11.2 billion in 2023 

National Grid picks Trilliant to increase energy efficiency for customers

This initial phase will support a demonstration of Volt/VAR Optimization (VVO) in the state of Rhode Island 

Electric motorcycles growing in customer adoption

Cumulative worldwide sales of electric motorcycles and electric scooters will total 55 million from 2014 to 2023

Quanta Technology, DOE to advance synchrophasor technology

The DOE is seeking to improve the reliability and resiliency of the U.S. electric grid through the use of advanced sensors, synchrophasors 

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.

Smart meter installations to support European meter data management market

Although the scope for MDM in Europe is currently limited, the market is expected to take off in the foreseeable future

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