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Minnesota Power U.S.-Canada transmission line wins FERC approval

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Electric Light & Power names Dominion 2014 Utility of the Year

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Nebraska nuclear power plant taken temporarily offline

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The Fort Calhoun nuclear plant in Nebraska has been taken temporarily offline due to a lockout of its main generator

North Carolina group wants Duke Energy to build fewer power plants

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ITC energizes Kansas transmission line, substations

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The 122-mile double-circuit, 345 kV transmission line runs east of Medicine Lodge, Kan., to Spearville, Kan. 

Gunfire damages BPA transmission insulators

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Damaged insulators can put people nearby at risk of electric shock, serious injury or death

Tantalus provides AMI overlay for 15 municipal, cooperative utilities

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Nebraska nuclear power plant taken temporarily offline

The Fort Calhoun nuclear plant in Nebraska has been taken temporarily offline due to a lockout of its main generator

North Carolina group wants Duke Energy to build fewer power plants

Duke Energy responded in a statement that NC WARN is complaining after the company built natural gas and solar power units to replace many of the c...

SDG&E Sunrise Powerline transmission line delivers 1 GW of renewable energy

San Diego Gas & Electric said more than 1,000 MW of renewable power is being delivered to the San Diego region made possible by the Sunrise Pow...

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Expect EPA litigation, stable outlook for utilities in 2015

Despite anxiety over the financial impact of the Environmental Protection Agency Clean Power Plant to cut carbon dioxide emissions, Moody’s Investo...

SDG&E Sunrise Powerline transmission line delivers 1 GW of renewable energy

San Diego Gas & Electric said more than 1,000 MW of renewable power is being delivered to the San Diego region made possible by the Sunrise Pow...

ITC energizes Kansas transmission line, substations

The 122-mile double-circuit, 345 kV transmission line runs east of Medicine Lodge, Kan., to Spearville, Kan. 

Gunfire damages BPA transmission insulators

Damaged insulators can put people nearby at risk of electric shock, serious injury or death

Vattenfall completes $260 million power cable sale in the U.K.

Vattenfall has completed the sale of Thanet Offshore Wind Farm transmission infrastructure in a nearly $259 million deal 

Alabama Power activates Alstom outage management system

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Tantalus provides AMI overlay for 15 municipal, cooperative utilities

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Delta big data management platform aims to stop energy theft

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GE helps U.K. utilities meet smart metering requirements

GE's meters will help to enable effective two-way communication between U.K. utilities and their customers 

Nebraska nuclear power plant taken temporarily offline

The Fort Calhoun nuclear plant in Nebraska has been taken temporarily offline due to a lockout of its main generator

North Carolina group wants Duke Energy to build fewer power plants

Duke Energy responded in a statement that NC WARN is complaining after the company built natural gas and solar power units to replace many of the c...

FirstEnergy names new C-level management

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

Expect EPA litigation, stable outlook for utilities in 2015

Despite anxiety over the financial impact of the Environmental Protection Agency Clean Power Plant to cut carbon dioxide emissions, Moody’s Investo...

PGE completes 267 MW Tucannon River Wind Farm

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Latin American utilities future stable despite economy

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North Carolina group wants Duke Energy to build fewer power plants

Duke Energy responded in a statement that NC WARN is complaining after the company built natural gas and solar power units to replace many of the c...

Revenue from zero energy buildings to total nearly $4.6 trillion through 2035

Worldwide revenue from zero energy buildings is expected to total nearly $4.6 trillion from 2014 through 2035, according to a report from Navigant ...

SDG&E Sunrise Powerline transmission line delivers 1 GW of renewable energy

San Diego Gas & Electric said more than 1,000 MW of renewable power is being delivered to the San Diego region made possible by the Sunrise Pow...

E.On commissions large scale wind and solar projects

E.On has developed 2.7 GW of wind projects in the United States since 2005 

GE to supply wind power project in Poland

Galicja is GE’s first wind farm in the southern Polish region of Podkarpackie

Allete buys wind farm from NRG Energy

The unit of Allete paid $15 million to NRG Energy to acquire Storm Lake 1, which is adjacent to Storm Lake 2 

Revenue from zero energy buildings to total nearly $4.6 trillion through 2035

Worldwide revenue from zero energy buildings is expected to total nearly $4.6 trillion from 2014 through 2035, according to a report from Navigant ...

Expect EPA litigation, stable outlook for utilities in 2015

Despite anxiety over the financial impact of the Environmental Protection Agency Clean Power Plant to cut carbon dioxide emissions, Moody’s Investo...

Converging Building Efficiency Trends and the Potential Impact on Traditional Electric Utilities

Robert Wilkins of Danfoss lists five trends that are posed to converge. Are electric utilities ready for a big change?

ComEd Builds Community Microgrids One Neighborhood at a Time

Shay Bahramirad and Joseph Svachula of ComEd, Amin Khodaei of University of Denver and Julio Romero Aguero of Quanta Technology share how ComEd is ...

DTE Energy turns vacant building into energy efficient office space

The three-story, 32,000 square-foot building will be home to about 140 employees from DTE's information technology department 

Global smart grid: The international market for smart grid

Around the world, governments, businesses, and citizens are beginning to understand that aging electric grids are not equipped to be the critical i...

Tantalus provides AMI overlay for 15 municipal, cooperative utilities

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

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

Advanced Meters Give Oncor Customers More Control Over Energy Costs, Management

Oncor's Anna Kurian explains how advanced metering is improving how the company does business one year after the installation.

Electric Light & Power names Dominion 2014 Utility of the Year

An interview with Farrell is published in the November/December issue of the magazine with Farrell’s photo on the cover 

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Celebrating Those Who Deliver Cracker Jack Moments

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Tantalus provides AMI overlay for 15 municipal, cooperative utilities

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Preventing Electric Meter Fires: Two Perspectives

Sangeet Dutta of Apex CoVantage and Scott Mann of Brooks Utility Products answer the most common meter installation safety questions.

PG&E chairman sees electric vehicles as an opportunity

In an address to the Detroit Economic Club, Tony Earley, chairman, CEO and president of PG&E Corp., laid out a vision of an environmentally cle...

Electric Light & Power names Dominion 2014 Utility of the Year

An interview with Farrell is published in the November/December issue of the magazine with Farrell’s photo on the cover 

NREL to advance technologies for microgrid projects

NREL will test microgrid controllers developed by EPRI and GE using its megawatt-scale power hardware-in-the-loop capability, which is part of the ...
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