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NRC accepts Yucca Mountain shutdown safety objectives

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Renewable energy up, fossil power down in Uruguay

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Net energy delivered to Uruguay's SIN grid totaled 826 GWh in September, down from 852 GWh in the same month last year 

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EPA gathering information on proposed power plant rules

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When fully implemented, the plan aims to achieve an about 30 percent reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants by 2030

Indiana Michigan Power plans power grid improvements

10/17/2014 The company is seeking regulatory approval to invest about $787 million in its Indiana infrastructure over the seven-year period beginning in 2015

Mexico's CFE announces new board of directors

10/17/2014 Energy minister Pedro Joaquín Coldwell is chairman of the board, which consists of 10 members including the ministers of economy, Ildefonso Guajard...

VIDEO: Alstom secures power grid strengthening contract from PGCIL

10/16/2014

The order is for supply transformers and reactors for the expansion of 400/220 kV grid substations across southern India 

Mon Power upgrades West Virginia power lines

10/16/2014

The $600,000 project will help sectionalize the transmission line into smaller segments 

Siemens signs wind energy agreements in U.S.

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EPA gathering information on proposed power plant rules

When fully implemented, the plan aims to achieve an about 30 percent reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants by 2030

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Officials at the power station say the fire was caused by a "technical failure" and that an investigation into the incident was underway

VIDEO: Exelon, CB&I, 8 Rivers proceed with carbon capture power plant

The plant will be built at a site in Texas, using a new supercritical CO2 turbine supplied by Toshiba, a collaborator on the project 

Japanese governor says too soon for nuclear power plant restarts

Hirohiko Izumida, governor of central Niigata prefecture said regulators look at equipment but don't evaluate local evacuation plans

GE gas turbines to provide electric power for Iraq

The new power plant in Bazyan marks the fourth power project that GE is supporting with its heavy-duty gas turbine technologies in the region 

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Indiana Michigan Power plans power grid improvements

The company is seeking regulatory approval to invest about $787 million in its Indiana infrastructure over the seven-year period beginning in 2015

VIDEO: Alstom secures power grid strengthening contract from PGCIL

The order is for supply transformers and reactors for the expansion of 400/220 kV grid substations across southern India 

Mon Power upgrades West Virginia power lines

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Auction to inject $2.6 billion into Brazil transmission sector

The round will offer nine concession lots, with 2,820 miles of transmission lines and 8.76 GVA of transforming capacity 

AEP West Virginia Transmission Co. files to replace ‘20s-era power line

Construction is scheduled to start in April 2015. The $20 million project is slated to be in service in spring 2016 

UK Smart Grid project releases data on consumer energy consumption

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VIDEO: Westar Energy, Landis+Gyr agree to smart grid contract

Agreement includes 200,000 advanced meters and five-year services contract

Itron, DTE Energy collaborate on smart city demonstration project

Located at DTE Energy’s headquarters, the demonstration highlights the important role smart technologies play in managing energy 

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ComEd to refund customers $46 million

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NRC accepts Yucca Mountain shutdown safety objectives

The multiple natural and man-made barriers would adequately protect public health and groundwater, and sufficiently guard against sabotage or human...

EPA gathering information on proposed power plant rules

When fully implemented, the plan aims to achieve an about 30 percent reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants by 2030

Indiana Michigan Power plans power grid improvements

The company is seeking regulatory approval to invest about $787 million in its Indiana infrastructure over the seven-year period beginning in 2015

Mexico's CFE announces new board of directors

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Renewable energy up, fossil power down in Uruguay

Net energy delivered to Uruguay's SIN grid totaled 826 GWh in September, down from 852 GWh in the same month last year 

Siemens signs wind energy agreements in U.S.

Siemens has signed two long-term wind power service and maintenance agreements covering 132 SWT-2.3 turbines at two wind projects in Washington Sta...

VIDEO: NM to offer state land for new solar power plants

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VIDEO: EcoPower works its Kentucky biomass project through PJM

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EDF EN Canada, MRC complete La Mitis Wind Project

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MidAmerican announces wind power plans in Iowa

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VIDEO: Smart city spending to exceed $174 billion from 2014 to 2023

Cumulative global investment in smart city technologies is expected to total $174.4 billion from 2014 to 2023 

Capacity of virtual power plants worldwide expected to quintuple by 2023

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In an article that appeared in the June 2014 issue of Electric Light & Power, I talked about the need to move to an energy as a service model.

How to Tackle the Challenges of Distributed Generation on the Grid

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The Virtual Power Plant in 2014 -Path to a New Business Model

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Peninsula Light Co. uses TextPower communications software for outage management

Text messaging software company TextPower, said Peninsula Light Co. is using TextPower SmartAlerts to communicate directly with utility members dur...

The Mantras of a Consumer-centric Energy Service Provider

In an article that appeared in the June 2014 issue of Electric Light & Power, I talked about the need to move to an energy as a service model.

The Joy of Planning

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Tendril hires PrintReleaf to cut environmental impact of home energy reports

The two companies work together to deliver reports to more than 1.2 million consumers that provide insight into energy usage and energy efficiency ...

Paducah, Kentucky residents say electric bills too high

Electric utility officials spoke at the city commission meeting last week, and the public was given a chance to ask questions about the high electr...

VIDEO: Smart city spending to exceed $174 billion from 2014 to 2023

Cumulative global investment in smart city technologies is expected to total $174.4 billion from 2014 to 2023 

Honeywell, Constellation deliver smart Wi-Fi thermostats

If only 20 percent of eligible homeowners signed up and installed the technology, they trim their collective energy spend by about $768 million eac...

Fuel cell shipments on the rise

Worldwide shipments of fuel cell systems are expected to exceed 1.5 million annually by 2023, according to a new report from Navigant Research

VIDEO: Light, Landis+Gyr strike smart grid partnership in Brazil

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UK Smart Grid project releases data on consumer energy consumption

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VIDEO: Westar Energy, Landis+Gyr agree to smart grid contract

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