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Appalachian Power requests energy efficiency programs for Virginia

10/24/2014

Appalachian expects the six programs to save about 43,000 MWh in energy usage

Electric distribution investment up from past decades

10/24/2014 Electricity distribution systems differ from transmission systems, which have also experienced increased investment over the past two decades 

Toledo Edison builds transmission line to serve Home Depot warehouse

10/24/2014

The new 1.65-million square foot facility will be used primarily for online order fulfillment 

Rwanda to switch on peat-fired power plant

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The $36 million project will produce cheaper electricity compared to hydro or thermal power 

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Heat wave tests Bolivia power grid

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Electric power consumption last month totaled 658 GWh, up 13 percent compared with September 2013 

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Rwanda to switch on peat-fired power plant

The $36 million project will produce cheaper electricity compared to hydro or thermal power 

VIDEO: Carbon capture and conversion pilot project opening in Texas

This nearly $40 million project included $28 million in grants awarded under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act 

NRC increases oversight of Connecticut nuclear power plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Oct. 21 that it has moved to examine certain issues at nuclear plants in Iowa and Connecticut 

VIDEO: Dominion could spend $6 billion on CO2 compliance in Virginia

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TECO Energy to sell its coal unit

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Appalachian Power requests energy efficiency programs for Virginia

Appalachian expects the six programs to save about 43,000 MWh in energy usage

Electric distribution investment up from past decades

Electricity distribution systems differ from transmission systems, which have also experienced increased investment over the past two decades 

Toledo Edison builds transmission line to serve Home Depot warehouse

The new 1.65-million square foot facility will be used primarily for online order fulfillment 

Heat wave tests Bolivia power grid

Electric power consumption last month totaled 658 GWh, up 13 percent compared with September 2013 

PSEG Long Island names new vice president

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Nexidia, Vertex Business Services announce partnership

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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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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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ERDF selects CG to supply Linky smart meters

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ComEd to refund customers $46 million

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ETT proposes Del Sol to JackieHoward transmission line in South Texas

Electric Transmission Texas is planning to construct a new $24.5 million, 345-kV transmission line to connect the 200 MW Los Vientos IV wind farm t...

VIDEO: Carbon capture and conversion pilot project opening in Texas

This nearly $40 million project included $28 million in grants awarded under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act 

NRC increases oversight of Connecticut nuclear power plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Oct. 21 that it has moved to examine certain issues at nuclear plants in Iowa and Connecticut 

VIDEO: Dominion could spend $6 billion on CO2 compliance in Virginia

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California ISO: Challenging 2014 summer but reliability held firm

Drought, heat waves and fires make for busy grid operations, but reliability maintained

TECO Energy to sell its coal unit

TECO Energy expects to use sale proceeds to repay debt and for general corporate purposes

ETT proposes Del Sol to JackieHoward transmission line in South Texas

Electric Transmission Texas is planning to construct a new $24.5 million, 345-kV transmission line to connect the 200 MW Los Vientos IV wind farm t...

Gamesa delivers 74 MW wind farm to Grupo Mexico

Gamesa currently has 1 GW of installed wind capacity in Mexico, with another 70 MW in the pipeline at the Dos Arbolitos project, in Oaxaca state&nb...

Southern Co. unit buys California solar power facility

The project will consist of more than one million thin-film PV solar modules mounted on single-axis tracking tables manufactured by First Solar 

Acciona to build 45 MW wind farm in Chile

The addition of Punta Palmeras will bring Coquimbo's total installed wind capacity to 552 MW 

VIDEO: DOE announces $53 million to cut cost of solar power

These awards support advancements that will help reduce the cost of solar energy and make solar electricity more affordable and accessible 

Three LDK solar companies seek quick Chapter 11 reorganization

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Appalachian Power requests energy efficiency programs for Virginia

Appalachian expects the six programs to save about 43,000 MWh in energy usage

Energate collaborates with PowerStream in dynamic pricing project

This is the second time Energate has been selected to receive funding through the Ministry of Energy’s Smart Grid Fund, which promotes smart grid u...

Samsung, Earth Networks partner on energy efficiency with WeatherBug Home

Texas pilot program to combine WeatherBug Home’s virtual energy audits with Samsung’s customized service plan recommendations

How Utilities Can Manage Customer Demand, Increase Customer Engagement

Michael Nark of BuildingIQ explains howthe right energy management platform canallow utilities to understand how energy isbeing used and control th...

Volt-VAR Case Study Swissgrid Improves Reliability and Operational Efficiency, Achieves Cost-savings

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The Many Ways to Use Meter Data Across the Enterprise

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How Utilities Can Manage Customer Demand, Increase Customer Engagement

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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

Planning: the agreed driver of successful businesses and projects; a key skill whether in an individual or the team; precious because it's often ha...

Cracker Jack Moments-The Con Edison Story

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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 ...

Electric distribution investment up from past decades

Electricity distribution systems differ from transmission systems, which have also experienced increased investment over the past two decades 

Energate collaborates with PowerStream in dynamic pricing project

This is the second time Energate has been selected to receive funding through the Ministry of Energy’s Smart Grid Fund, which promotes smart grid u...

Samsung, Earth Networks partner on energy efficiency with WeatherBug Home

Texas pilot program to combine WeatherBug Home’s virtual energy audits with Samsung’s customized service plan recommendations

VIDEO: Pepco Holdings hires with Landis+Gyr for grid analytics solution

The analytics package includes a suite of applications aimed at enhancing asset life, reliability and distribution system optimization

VIDEO: S&C installs energy storage solutions in Australia

S&C Electric Co. won a contract by Ergon Energy, an Australian utility, to provide 20 S&C PureWave Community Energy Storage Systems for the...

VIDEO: USDA invests $1.4 billion to improve rural electric infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service on Oct. 16 awarded $1.4 billion in loan guarantees to 35 organizations to improve the de...
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