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Fitch: Drought May Pressure California Power Utilities

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:19
Some public power agencies in California could be financially pressured this year by the drought's impact on hydropower production, Fitch Ratings says. Fitch reports that [...]

Microgrid Market To See Nearly Fivefold Growth In Annual Revenue By 2020

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:19
Worldwide vendor revenue from microgrids will grow from $4.3 billion in 2013 to $19.9 billion in 2020 in a base scenario, according to a new [...]

DC Systems Launches Latest Platform For Substation Automation, SCADA Management

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:19
Smart grid software developer DC Systems has released RT Smart Grid Platform Version 6.0. The company says this version includes architectural enhancements designed to increase [...]

CG Opens Manufacturing Facility For Smart Grid Devices In India

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:19
Avantha Group Co. CG, a company focused on the management and application of electrical energy, has opened a facility at the Global Village in Bangalore, [...]

A123 Energy Solutions Installs 3 MWh Grid Storage Solution In Spain

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:18
A123 Energy Solutions, a developer and manufacturer of advanced energy storage systems, has announced the commissioning of its Grid Storage Solution for Red Electrica de [...]

EDF Renewable Energy Acquires New Mexico Wind Project

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:18
Independent power producer EDF Renewable Energy has acquired the Roosevelt Wind Project from Infinity Wind Power. Located in Roosevelt County, New Mexico, the up to [...]

SCE Chooses Company To Work On Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:17
Southern California Edison (SCE) has selected PAR Electrical Contractors Inc., a Quanta Services company, to complete construction of segment seven and portions of segment eight [...]

Upper Great Plains Region Looking To Join Southwest Power Pool

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:17
The Upper Great Plains Region of the Western Area Power Administration has decided to pursue formal negotiations for membership with the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), [...]

New York To Strengthen Electric Grid, Streamline Transmission Projects

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:49
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has unveiled "Reimagining New York for a New Reality," a $17 billion strategy that he says will, among other [...]

KCP&L To Purchase 400 MW Of Wind, Expand Energy Efficiency Programs

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:49
Kansas City Power & Light Co. (KCP&L) plans to purchase 400 MW of power from two new wind facilities in the Kansas City region. In [...]

EDF Renewable Energy Picks Up 194 MW Texas Wind Project

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:48
Independent power producer EDF Renewable Energy has acquired the 194 MW Spinning Spur 3 Wind Project from Cielo Wind Power LP. Spinning Spur 3 is [...]

Companies Receive Grant To Develop Smart Grid Automation Communication Solution

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:48
Information technology security solutions company Patriot Technologies and RADiFlow, a provider of secure industrial Ethernet solutions for critical infrastructure, have received a conditional grant from [...]

GridSense Receives Monitoring-Unit Order From Central American Utility

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:48
Smart grid technology provider GridSense, an Acorn Energy company, has announced that a Central American utility recently placed an order for 150 TransformerIQ monitoring units [...]

Utility Consulting Company Adds New Executive

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:48
BRIDGE Energy Group, a consulting and systems integration company focused on utility operational performance, has announced that Roy Pratt has joined the company as chief [...]

Utility Spending On Smart Grid IT Systems Will More Than Double By 2022

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:26
Utility spending on information technology (IT) systems for the smart grid will grow from $8.5 billion in 2013 to $19.7 billion in 2022, according to [...]

SmartEnergy IP Debuts Industry Model For Smart Grid Customer Education

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:26
Smart grid consultancy SmartEnergy IP, a division of SmartMark Communications, has launched the Smart Grid Customer Education Model. According to the company, the model provides [...]

North Carolina Utility Goes With OATI's Conservation Voltage Reduction Solution

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:25
North Carolina-based utility Wake Electric Membership Corp. has selected Minneapolis-based software solutions company Open Access Technology International Inc. (OATI) to provide a conservation voltage reduction [...]

Energy Storage Company Completes $55 Million Financing Round

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:25
Aquion Energy Inc., a developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion batteries and energy storage systems, has closed a $55 million Series D financing round. [...]

Five Reasons The Cleantech Industry Is Stronger Than Ever

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 01:00
As a cleantech CEO who has received $12 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), I feel compelled to assure the public [...]

With Increasing Barriers To Federal Funding, Electric Co-ops Turn To Capital Markets

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 13:09
The growth of U.S. federal government financing for electric cooperatives through the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) loan program has trailed other increasingly more common options [...]