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First Quarter M&A Activity In Utilities Industry Focused On Strategic Opportunities

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 16:40
Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the North American power and utilities industry decreased on a volume basis in the first quarter of this year [...]

Ventyx's Asset Performance Management Software Goes To The Cloud

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 16:40
Industrial enterprise software supplier Ventyx, an ABB company, has announced the availability of its asset performance software portfolio for managing assets, operations and smart grid [...]

Xcel Energy Breaks Wind Power Record In Upper Midwest

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 16:39
Xcel Energy achieved a milestone at 3 a.m. on April 27, when wind power met 46% of customers' electricity needs in the company's Upper Midwest [...]

Electricity From 200.6 MW Wind Farm Flows To Nebraska Utility

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 16:39
Invenergy, a developer of clean energy generation facilities, has started commercial operation of its 200.6 MW Prairie Breeze wind farm in Nebraska. The project is [...]

Dominion Snags Two Tennessee Solar Projects Totaling 32 MW

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 16:38
Energy provider Dominion has acquired two stand-alone solar energy developments in southwest Tennessee with a combined output of 32 MW. The two projects, dubbed Mulberry [...]

JCP&L Upgrades Substation To Help Enhance Service Reliability

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 16:38
FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is installing a new circuit breaker and transformer as part of a $1.2 million upgrade project [...]

WIRES Picks Up Two Utility Members

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 16:38
Utilities Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) and National Grid have joined the Working Group for Investment in Reliable and Economic Electric Systems (WIRES) as [...]

USDA Awards $540M For Electric System Upgrades, Including $35M For Smart Grid

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced $540 million in funding for projects in 18 states to help improve electric service to business and [...]

PSE&G To Spend $1.22B On System Resilience, Including $100M On Smart Grid

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 15:53
New Jersey-based Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G), a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc., has reached a $1.22 billion settlement in its [...]

Clevest Launches Smart Grid Visualization Solution For Data Management

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 15:53
Clevest Solutions Inc., a provider of mobile workforce automation software, has introduced its Smart Grid Visualization software product to help utilities visualize, assess and respond [...]

Hawaiian Electric Seeks Energy Storage To Support Renewables

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 15:52
To meet its goal of adding more renewable generation to the Oahu grid, Hawaiian Electric Co. is seeking proposals for one or more large-scale energy [...]

$23 Million Energy Storage Test Center Opens In New York

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 15:51
The Battery and Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Test and Commercialization Center has opened in Rochester, N.Y., to provide testing and validation services needed to bring [...]

Ciena Helps Arizona Utility Increase Network Capacity And Efficiency

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 15:51
Salt River Project (SRP), an Arizona public power utility and water supplier, will modernize its backbone network with Ciena Corp.'s 6500 converged packet optical platform [...]

4.8 MW Landfill Gas-To-Electricity Facility Goes Online In Georgia

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 15:51
The 4.8 MW Pecan Row landfill gas-to-electricity facility has been completed at the Pecan Row landfill in Valdosta, Ga. Advanced Disposal partnered with Energy Systems [...]

18 MW Solar Array Powers Up In California

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 15:51
Swinerton Renewable Energy has completed the 18 MW Westlands Solar Farms project near Huron, Calif. The project is producing and selling electricity under a power [...]

North Carolina Utility Buys Power From Nine Solar Installations

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 15:50
Strata Solar has installed nine utility-scale solar projects across North Carolina using more than $100 million of tax-equity financing provided by a subsidiary of Wells [...]

Texzon Gets OpenADR 2.0b Certification

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 15:50
Energy management and procurement firm Texzon Utilities has received OpenADR 2.0b certification of its automated demand response (ADR) controller from the OpenADR Alliance, a nonprofit [...]

DOE: There Is Major Potential To Further Develop Hydropower In U.S.

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 00:00
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its Oak Ridge National Laboratory have released a renewable energy resource assessment detailing the potential to develop new [...]

Berkshire Hathaway Energy Acquires Canadian Transmission Provider For $2.9B

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 00:00
Des Moines, Iowa-based Berkshire Hathaway Energy has purchased AltaLink, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of engineering and construction provider SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., for approximately $2.9 [...]