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EPA Racks Up Over 1.6 Million Comments On Carbon Pollution Plan

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 01:00
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received over 1.6 million comments on its proposed Clean Power Plan before the agency's Dec. 1 deadline. In June, [...]

Ameren Missouri Commissions 5.7 MW Solar Project

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 01:00
Ameren Missouri has announced that the utility's 5.7 MW O'Fallon Renewable Energy Center is now online and providing electricity to the grid in Missouri. The [...]

EnerNOC Buys Customer Engagement Software Provider Pulse Energy

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 15:39
EnerNOC Inc., a Boston-based provider of energy intelligence software, has acquired Pulse Energy, a British Columbia-based provider of customer engagement software for the utility industry. [...]

Hawaiian Electric Seeks Demand Response Partners

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 15:18
The Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) is looking for information on private companies that can join in promoting demand response programs. HECO is inviting interested companies [...]

Itron Teams Up With Brazilian Utility On Smart Grid Project

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:48
Itron Inc. has signed a contract with Brazilian utility AES Eletropaulo to supply its OpenWay Riva solution for a smart grid project in the city [...]

Fraunhofer ISE Launches New Spin-Off Company, Enit Systems

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:25
The Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) has announced Enit Energy IT Systems GmbH, a new spin-off company that it says can help [...]

Ontario Pumps More Funds Into Smart Grid Projects

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 01:00
The Ontario Ministry of Energy has announced the province is backing 17 new energy projects through its Smart Grid Fund program. Launched in April 2011, [...]

Emera Unit Breaks Ground On 500 MW HVDC Maritime Link

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 01:00
NSP Maritime Link Inc., an Emera subsidiary, has kicked off construction of its Maritime Link, a 500 MW high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission line between Nova [...]

Imergy Batteries Selected For U.S. Navy Microgrid Project

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 01:00
Foresight Renewable Solutions has selected Imergy Power Systems' ESP30 series vanadium-based flow batteries for a smart microgrid project sponsored by the California Energy Commission and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 01:00
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 [...]

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 [...]