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Federal agencies approve North Dakota power transmission line

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Basin Electric to begin construction after transmission line gets final approval

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More coal-fired units retiring than planned, GAO report finds

Power companies now plan to retire a greater percentage of coal-fired generating capacity and retrofit less capacity with environmental controls th...

NRC certifies GE-Hitachi nuclear reactor design

The NRC’s certification Sept. 16 means the reactor design meets the commission’s safety requirements

Oyster Creek nuclear power plant taken offline for refueling

The Oyster Creek plant in Lacey Township was shut down early Monday

West Virginia legislators say anti-coal rhetoric not helping

In the Mountain State, federal campaigns have hammered on the fear of federal regulation further stifling coal 

Indiana city backs deal for $800 million power plant

A northern Indiana city council has approved a development agreement for a proposed $800 million power plant despite some doubts remaining over the...

Ontario power plant converts from coal to biomass power

The Atikokan Generating Station in Ontario, Canada conversion is complete and the station is now generating electricity from biomass

Federal agencies approve North Dakota power transmission line

Basin Electric is still waiting on approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Western Area Power Administration

Basin Electric to begin construction after transmission line gets final approval

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CenterPoint Energy, ERCOT, others argue over Houston Import project

The Houston Import Project is a new 345-kV transmission line from the Limestone substation the Zenith substation 

Con Edison withdraws 345 kV transmission line

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Chile to study impact of transmission interconnection

CNE plans to have the interconnection complete by 2020 as part of President Michelle Bachelet's 2014-18 energy agenda 

ISA, Transelec win Chile transmission line contracts

Transelec won a contract to build a third 500/220kV 750 MVA autotransformer bank at the Alto Jahuel substation

Itron selected for smart grid program in France

Itron Inc. was selected by Électricité Réseau Distribution France, the electricity distribution network operator in France and distribution unit of...

ERDF picks Landis+Gyr for deployment of Linky smart meters

From the beginning of the project, Landis+Gyr has taken part in both designing and testing of the Linky meter, in accordance with ERDF specifications

Residential demand response to reach 65 million by 2023

Residential demand response, in the form of programs designed to encourage consumers to use less electricity during peak hours and to shift their e...

Duke Energy Indiana proposes smart grid modernization

Duke Energy Indiana is filing a plan with Indiana state utility regulators to modernize its aging electric grid 

S&T AG to buy Echelon's power grid operations

The closing is conditioned upon regulatory approvals. The companies expect the deal to close by the end of the year.

Smart meter installations to support European meter data management market

Although the scope for MDM in Europe is currently limited, the market is expected to take off in the foreseeable future

More coal-fired units retiring than planned, GAO report finds

Power companies now plan to retire a greater percentage of coal-fired generating capacity and retrofit less capacity with environmental controls th...

ComEd wins DOE grant for microgrid controller

The DOE picked ComEd to receive a $1.2 million grant to build a master controller that could drive the operations of clusters of microgrids 

NRC certifies GE-Hitachi nuclear reactor design

The NRC’s certification Sept. 16 means the reactor design meets the commission’s safety requirements

Federal agencies approve North Dakota power transmission line

Basin Electric is still waiting on approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Western Area Power Administration

California ISO, PacifiCorp discuss energy imbalance market

For the past several months, EIM has been tested in a simulation environment

CenterPoint Energy, ERCOT, others argue over Houston Import project

The Houston Import Project is a new 345-kV transmission line from the Limestone substation the Zenith substation 

Connecticut Supreme Court backs wind energy regulation

The Connecticut Supreme Court announced Monday a unanimous decision backing a state agency regulating wind energy, rejecting a challenge by opponen...

Pattern Energy signs O&M agreement with Duke Energy Renewable Services

Duke Energy Renewable Services signed a long-term agreement to service Pattern Energy Group Inc.'s 283 MW Gulf Wind energy project in Armstrong, Te...

Virginia's Dominion to buy two EDF solar power projects in California

Earlier in 2014, Dominion announced agreements to purchase solar energy projects totaling 159 MW in California 

VIDEO: Brazil's hydropower potential may be completely tapped by 2030

Brazil's installed capacity currently stands at about 130 GW, of which hydro accounts for more than two thirds

VIDEO: Burlington, Vermont now uses 100 percent renewable energy

Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renew...

VIDEO: Duke Energy to spend $500 million bringing solar power to North Carolina

The company will acquire and construct three solar power facilities totaling 128 MW of capacity  

California ISO, PacifiCorp discuss energy imbalance market

For the past several months, EIM has been tested in a simulation environment

Home energy management company EcoFactor appoints CEO

He will be responsible for accelerating market adoption of EcoFactor and setting the company’s vision as it moves into its next chapter of market e...

Public to mull New England electricity forecast

The 2014 regional system plan describes how transmission upgrades, power generation and reducing electricity with conservation and energy efficienc...

Schneider Electric opens Massachusetts energy research center

Energy management firm Schneider Electric opened its new North American research and development center in Andover, Massachusetts 

Stem to install distributed energy storage for Hawaiian Electric Co.

Stem will manage its advanced energy intelligence solution for commercial and industrial customers throughout Oahu

Appalachian Power, AEP launch energy efficiency programs in West Virginia

These custom energy efficiency programs are designed to help business facilities implement cost-effective energy efficiency projects that don’t fit...

Scam targets Kentucky Power utility customers

Small business owners who are customers of Kentucky Power are the latest targets of scam artists seeking to extort cash

Electric utility customer satisfaction on the rise from last year

Despite an extremely severe winter and correspondingly high electricity bills, satisfaction with retail electric providers has improved dramaticall...

Vodophone: Machine-to-machine on the rise

M2M, which connects previously isolated machines or devices to the internet to make the Internet of Things possible, is set to grow from 4.4 billio...

Duke Energy's Data Modeling & Analytics Initiative

David Lawrence of Duke Energy with David Mulder and Zac Canders of Leidos Engineering explain the Duke Energy-sponsored Data Modeling and Analytics...

Provo City Utilities picks AAC Utility Partners to upgrade CIS

AAC Utility Partners will guide Provo City Utilities through the process of identifying its key business processes and technical requirements

TEPCO uses Opower customer service platform

Opower launches new features for customers on TEPCO’s free web service Denki Kakeibo

ComEd wins DOE grant for microgrid controller

The DOE picked ComEd to receive a $1.2 million grant to build a master controller that could drive the operations of clusters of microgrids 

JCP&L customers to benefit from DOE grid enhancement program

These improvements are expected to reduce both the numbers of customers affected and length of service interruptions by up to 30 percent

Nevada governor signs bill to bring Tesla gigafactory to state

Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to the ...

Siemens kicks off energy transition research project in Germany

The project will investigate power grid structures and their operational management based on technical and economic criteria

Stem to install distributed energy storage for Hawaiian Electric Co.

Stem will manage its advanced energy intelligence solution for commercial and industrial customers throughout Oahu

Zero energy building revenue to reach $1.4 trillion by 2035

Worldwide revenue from zero energy buildings is expected to grow from $629 million annually in 2014 to more than $1.4 trillion in 2035

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