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Utilities more into social media than ever

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Tollgrade launches smart grid sensor for voltage monitoring

Tollgrade Communications Inc. announced the availability of their LightHouse Medium Voltage Power Sensor

Tantalus names new CEO, president

Tantalus appointed Peter Londa as president, CEO and board member

Power generators to reveal earnings after polar vortex

Harsh winter could boost earnings for some companies

GE signs wind turbine support agreement with EDF EN

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NRG Energy, Chevron approved by FERC for power plant swap

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Rooftop solar: Google, SunPower to finance $250 million in solar power

Thousands of homeowners are expected to finance solar power systems through SunPower solar leases in this program

SunEdison closes on Ontario solar power plants

SunEdison will manage the construction of the two plants, which are both planned to be operational by the end of 2014

El Paso Electric names new executives

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Power generators to reveal earnings after polar vortex

Harsh winter could boost earnings for some companies

NRG Energy, Chevron approved by FERC for power plant swap

NRG will get part of one power plant in this deal, while Chevron will get parts of others

LS Power to buy 3,500 MW in power plants in U.S. Southeast

The portfolio consists of six combined-cycle generation facilities that use natural gas as the primary fuel source

Southern Power, Turner Renewable Energy close on solar power plant

The solar power facility represents the partnership's sixth solar project and is expected to begin commercial operation in May

Oklahoma House approves solar power surcharge

The House passed Senate Bill 1456 in a 83-5 vote. The Senate approved the bill in March.

Robot helps with cleanup at Japan's Fukushima

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) completed demonstration work of its MEISTeR remote controlled robot to help with decommissioning efforts inside U...

NRG Energy, Chevron approved by FERC for power plant swap

NRG will get part of one power plant in this deal, while Chevron will get parts of others

El Paso Electric names new executives

Prior to joining EPE, Michael D. Blanchard was assistant general counsel at Nebraska Public Power District

FACTS market to pass $5 billion in revenue by 2022

Worldwide revenue from flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS) will surpass $5 billion annually in 2022

TRC wins substation contract from Public Service of New Mexico

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Mon Power, Potomac Edison announce tree trimming program

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Tantalus names new CEO, president

Tantalus appointed Peter Londa as president, CEO and board member

JCP&L hires meter readers to improve customer service

Jersey Central Power & Light hired 15 new meter readers who have been deployed throughout the company's 13-county service area

Analytics, cloud services, smart grids to enhance building automation

Building analytics, the cloud and smart grids are likely to play the most important role in strengthening the BAS market over the next four years

Skipping Stone partner elected to NAESB committee

The North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) has confirmed the election of Ross Malme, a partner at Skipping Stone LLC, to the Executive Commi...

Illinois Rural Electric Cooperative picks Tantalus for AMI deployment

Tantalus said Illinois Rural Electric Cooperative picked Tantalus for the design and implementation of an AMI communications network

Accenture, Siemens form smart grid joint venture, Omnetric Group

Omnetric Group will bring together Siemens’ smart grid products and solutions; Accenture’s management and technology consulting, systems integratio...

Power generators to reveal earnings after polar vortex

Harsh winter could boost earnings for some companies

NRG Energy, Chevron approved by FERC for power plant swap

NRG will get part of one power plant in this deal, while Chevron will get parts of others

SunEdison closes on Ontario solar power plants

SunEdison will manage the construction of the two plants, which are both planned to be operational by the end of 2014

El Paso Electric names new executives

Prior to joining EPE, Michael D. Blanchard was assistant general counsel at Nebraska Public Power District

TRC wins substation contract from Public Service of New Mexico

The new security systems will help PNM meet current and future NERC CIP compliance requirements and will provide sophisticated analytics to better ...

TransForum West: 15 percent off for TransmissionHub subscribers

For our loyal TransmissionHub subscribers, we’re offering a 15 percent registration discount for the upcoming TransForum West conference to be held...

GE signs wind turbine support agreement with EDF EN

The contract will allow EDF EN Services to decrease downtime to maximize production of the wind turbine

 

Rooftop solar: Google, SunPower to finance $250 million in solar power

Thousands of homeowners are expected to finance solar power systems through SunPower solar leases in this program

SunEdison closes on Ontario solar power plants

SunEdison will manage the construction of the two plants, which are both planned to be operational by the end of 2014

Radian Generation provides solar power asset management for Dominion

Long-term power purchase and other agreements have been executed for each of the projects

TransForum West: 15 percent off for TransmissionHub subscribers

For our loyal TransmissionHub subscribers, we’re offering a 15 percent registration discount for the upcoming TransForum West conference to be held...

Kyocera to invest in New York solar photovoltaic project

USLE (formerly New York Light Energy) is in the final stages of installing 9.4 MW DC of PV systems, with the expectation that the installations wil...

EEI honors AEP for customer service

This marks the seventh time that AEP’s National Account program has received EEI’s top award for providing superior service to multi-site customers

Smart thermostat company ecobee wins OpenADR certification

ecobee’s certification of OpenADR 2.0b was sponsored by the Ministry of Energy and funded in part through the Ontario Smart Grid Fund initiative

Top utility companies for demand response named

The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) has announced seven winners of its 11th Annual PLMA Awards

Jamaica grants OK for natural gas power plant

The project would be the biggest power plant in Jamaica and be implemented over a period of 26 months

Johnson Controls buys air conditioning company

Johnson Controls reached an agreement with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to acquire its Air Distribution Technologies business

MISO clears 136,912 MW in annual capacity auction

This year's auction produced three auction-clearing prices for the 2014-15 planning year

EEI honors AEP for customer service

This marks the seventh time that AEP’s National Account program has received EEI’s top award for providing superior service to multi-site customers

JCP&L hires meter readers to improve customer service

Jersey Central Power & Light hired 15 new meter readers who have been deployed throughout the company's 13-county service area

Analytics, cloud services, smart grids to enhance building automation

Building analytics, the cloud and smart grids are likely to play the most important role in strengthening the BAS market over the next four years

Electricity prepayment study shows high customer satisfaction and energy savings

Customers who enroll in prepay electric service reduce their energy usage from 5.5 to 14 percent as a result of changes in behavior due to more rea...

Utilities more into social media than ever

Social media are critical in reaching customers during power outages but also in providing energy savings tips, bill pay and other customer engagem...

Sensus buys smart grid company Veerdeeco

Specific applications in the Verdeeco portfolio include transformer use, load aggregation and alert and alarm management

Tollgrade launches smart grid sensor for voltage monitoring

Tollgrade Communications Inc. announced the availability of their LightHouse Medium Voltage Power Sensor

Tantalus names new CEO, president

Tantalus appointed Peter Londa as president, CEO and board member

FACTS market to pass $5 billion in revenue by 2022

Worldwide revenue from flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS) will surpass $5 billion annually in 2022

Tesla Motors ships its first electric cars to China

Tesla Motors Inc. delivered its first eight electric vehicles to customers in China on Tuesday and CEO Elon Musk said the company will build a nati...

Ambient Corp., IntelliSAW collaborate on protecting electric power assets

IntelliSAW and Ambient will deploy the first joint solutions with customers in Europe and South America, and will pursue opportunities in the geogr...

Camgian Microsystems, Vanderbilt University launch Internet of Things application

Camgian Microsystems Corp. and Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering have collaborated to prototype a new Internet of Things  energy i...
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