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A wider range of Ontario sectors are now eligible to apply for incentives under Stream 3 of the Industrial Electricity Incentive (IEI) program, whi...
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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...

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Massachusetts electric distribution companies to submit grid modernization plan

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ABB has teamed with Volvo Buses, one of the world’s leading bus manufacturers, to co-develop and commercialize electric and hybrid buses with open ...

Milbank advises on financing of Petra Nova carbon capture/enhanced oil recovery project in Texas

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Website simplifies choosing electricity providers for business owners in deregulated Texas

The makers of an online platform designed to help customers make sense of their energy purchase options in deregulated areas rolled out a platform ...

ACEEE: Germany wins World Cup of energy efficiency

Germany comes in first in a new energy efficiency ranking of the world's major economies, followed by Italy, the European Union as a whole, China a...

Homeland Security Solutions lauds FERC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Physical Security Standard CIP-014-1

After the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) physical security Reliability Standard, CIP-0...

Report: US, look at Germany to see unintended consequences of renewables subsidies

Generous subsidies for renewables are unsustainable and have contributed to electricity prices for residential consumers more than doubling in Germ...

Navigant: Wind power will deliver more than 7 percent of world’s electricity by 2018

Headwinds in several key markets, including the United States and Spain, slowed growth in the global wind power market dramatically in 2013.

NextEra Energy Partners completes Bluewater Wind Energy Center

The Bluewater Wind Energy Center in Huron County, Ontario, has begun commercial operation, NextEra Energy Partners LP (NEP) announced.

Milton Community Energy Challenge to drive conservation through community engagement

Milton Hydro, in partnership with Simple Energy, will deliver a social benchmarking program to customers in Milton, Ontario. Funded by the Ontario ...

Renewables provide 56 percent of new US generating capacity in first half 2014

Solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydropower provided 55.7 percent of new installed U.S. electrical generating capacity during the first half of...

Cemig, Renova sign 676-MW Bahia wind deal

Brazilian power conglomerate Cemig has secured a 50 percent stake from local renewable energy developer Renova in a project to ...

Siemens installs two offshore platforms for TenneT in North Sea in July

Siemens has installed a fourth offshore platform in the North Sea, completing an important stage for grid connections of sea-based wind farms. This...

More Ontario sectors eligible for new stream of Industrial Electricity Incentive program

A wider range of Ontario sectors are now eligible to apply for incentives under Stream 3 of the Industrial Electricity Incentive (IEI) program, whi...

ConEdison Solutions white paper: Biggest lesson of polar vortex? Supplier transparence is key

The history-making 2013-2014 winter polar vortex demonstrated the importance of energy supplier transparency, according to a white paper issued by ...

ABB, Volvo form global partnership for electric, hybrid bus fast charging

ABB has teamed with Volvo Buses, one of the world’s leading bus manufacturers, to co-develop and commercialize electric and hybrid buses with open ...

Juhl Energy to lead development of $5.5M wind energy project at Tooele Army Depot near Salt Lake City

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has awarded a $5.5 million contract to the team of Juhl Energy Inc., Aegis Renewable Energy an...

ACEEE: Germany wins World Cup of energy efficiency

Germany comes in first in a new energy efficiency ranking of the world's major economies, followed by Italy, the European Union as a whole, China a...

Schneider Electric and Green Energy Corp. Develop Microgrid Solutions

New microgrid solutions provide improved financial optimization of distributed energy resources for corporate, university and government campuses

GE invests $5M in Mebane, N.C. manufacturing operations, adds 60 jobs

GE’s Industrial Solutions business is investing $5 million to strengthen its Mebane, North Carolina, operations, adding production and testing capa...

East Kentucky Power Cooperative equips electric co-ops with energy apps from Apogee Interactive

East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) is bringing the power of Apogee's nationally accredited energy audit software to its 16 owner-member coopera...

Minnesota DOC approves MyMeter energy-use behavioral program

The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources determined the MyMeter program demonstrated significant energy savings reduction...

StarTex Power home, business customers who install select Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostats eligible for gift cards

StarTex Power, a Constellation company and electricity provider that serves customers across the state, and Honeywell have teamed up to offer homeo...

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...

J.D. Power: Customer satisfaction with residential electric utilities improves; lags other industries

Overall customer satisfaction with residential electric utilities has increased year over year, driven primarily by improvements in corporate citiz...

Littelfuse: Arc flash mitigation is priority in electrical safety

A recent survey conducted by Littelfuse Inc. reveals that arc flash safety is a priority among plant professionals and that protection technologies...

GE invests $5M in Mebane, N.C. manufacturing operations, adds 60 jobs

GE’s Industrial Solutions business is investing $5 million to strengthen its Mebane, North Carolina, operations, adding production and testing capa...

StarTex Power home, business customers who install select Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostats eligible for gift cards

StarTex Power, a Constellation company and electricity provider that serves customers across the state, and Honeywell have teamed up to offer homeo...

Big Energy Data-Microanalysis Leads to Macro Results for Manufacturers

Kevin Klustner of Powerit Solutions writes that industrial manufacturers must ask themselves four key questions to make holistic use of their big e...

The Growing Trend of Managed Services for Advanced Metering

Dan Pegan of Itron writes that utilities are turning to smart metering vendors and other third parties to manage and operate their AMI and smart gr...

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...
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