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ISO Study Finds Minnesota Can Accommodate Up To 40% Renewables Penetration

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:46
A study conducted by Minnesota public utilities in cooperation with the Midcontinent Independent System Operator says Minnesota's power system can accommodate renewable generation representing up [...]

Illinois Regulators Approve 3.5 GW Wind Energy Transmission Line

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:36
The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has unanimously approved an order granting a certificate of public convenience and necessity to construct and operate the Illinois portion [...]

Smart Grid Interest Continues To Spread Among U.S. Rural Utilities

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:35
Nearly all U.S. rural electric utilities surveyed in a recent poll have some sort of smart grid effort in place, according to the 2014 Rural [...]

Aclara Moves Into The Smart Infrastructure Solutions Space With iiDEAS

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 14:38
Aclara Technologies says it is moving into the smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) space with the launch of its new iiDEAS Operational Data Management System. According [...]

Two Texas Co-ops Sign Up For Oklahoma Wind Energy

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 14:38
Apex Clean Energy has secured renewable energy purchase agreements with two Texas-based electric cooperatives for the majority of the output from an Oklahoma wind project. [...]

PowerStream Signs Multiyear Agreement Under Ontario's 'Conservation First' Initiative

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 14:21
Community-owned energy company PowerStream has signed on to the Ontario Ministry of Energy's "Conservation First" framework for 2015-2020. PowerStream's agreement, which was signed on Nov. [...]

Georgia Power Launches EV Charger Rebate Program For Businesses

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 14:02
Georgia Power has launched its new electric vehicle (EV) charger rebate program for business customers. The utility's two-year program, informed by feedback from Georgia businesses, [...]

Wind Power Dominates New U.S. Electrical Generating Capacity In October

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:57
Wind power provided over two-thirds (68.41%) of new U.S. electrical generating capacity in October, according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report from the Federal [...]

Allete And Montana-Dakota Utilities Ink Deal On North Dakota Wind Farm

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 01:00
Allete Clean Energy (ACE) has finalized a development agreement with Montana-Dakota Utilities for a 107 MW wind farm in North Dakota. Under the deal, ACE [...]

National Lab Teams Up With SolarCity To Maximize Solar Power On Electrical Grids

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:44
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and SolarCity have entered into a cooperative research agreement to address the operational issues associated with large amounts of [...]

FERC Signs Off On $7 Billion Merger Of Exelon And Pepco

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:23
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved the proposed merger of Exelon Corp. and Pepco Holdings Inc. (PHI), moving the $6.8 billion deal one [...]

Alberta Group Seeks Energy Storage Companies To Help Integrate Renewables

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:56
Alberta Innovates - Energy and Environment Solutions (AI-EES) has announced that it is making C$2 million in funding available to help develop next-generation energy storage [...]

SCE On The Lookout For Up To 50 MW Of Renewable Energy

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 01:00
Southern California Edison (SCE) has issued a request for offers (RFO) to acquire up to 50 MW of electricity from new renewable distributed generating facilities. [...]

CG Building Smart Meter Production Facility In France

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 15:04
India-based CG has announced it will be opening a new facility in Grenoble, France, to produce, test and calibrate over 2 million ZIV smart meters [...]

Aclara Introduces New Consumer Engagement Platform

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 14:42
Aclara Technologies has introduced a new consumer engagement platform. The company says the scalable platform empowers utility partners to integrate data from multiple sources and [...]

Delta Unveils Platform To Help Utilities Manage Big Data

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 14:32
Delta Energy & Communications has launched its new Intelligent Distribution Analytic Platform (DEC-iDAP), a solution that the company says allows utilities to perform analysis of [...]

Global Smart Grid Tech Revenue Slated For Solid Growth

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:00
The past two years have seen accelerating technological advancements and shifting priorities among utility industry stakeholders, according to a report from Navigant Research. The benefits [...]

New Report Ranks U.S. States On Smart Grid Efforts

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 14:38
The GridWise Alliance and the Smart Grid Policy Center have released the 2014 Grid Modernization Index (GMI), which evaluates and ranks states based on their [...]

BPA Taps AutoGrid Systems For Demand Response

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 14:15
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has selected AutoGrid Systems' Demand Response Optimization and Management System (DROMS) application to implement and manage DR demonstrations across its [...]

Electrovaya Providing Energy Storage Systems To Canadian Utilities

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 13:51
Electrovaya Inc. has received a $1.3 million grant award to deliver multiple intelligent energy storage systems (IESS) at various locations with Canadian utilities Toronto Hydro [...]