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Fitch: U.S. Utilities 'Well Positioned' To Deal With Upcoming Obstacles

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 14:01
U.S. public power utilities and electric cooperatives are well positioned to cope with near-term challenges, such as impending environmental regulation, persistent rate pressures and increased [...]

MISO Board Approves $2.5 Billion In New Transmission

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 14:01
The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) board of directors has unanimously approved the MISO Transmission Expansion Plan (MTEP) for 2014. The grid operator says MTEP14 [...]

South Carolina Solar Stakeholders Sign Net Metering Agreement

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 14:01
South Carolina's Office of Regulatory Staff has filed an agreement with the state's Public Service Commission (PSC) that spells out solar net metering policies. The [...]

Black & Veatch Joins Smart City Demo At Port Of San Diego

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 13:08
Black & Veatch has announced it is providing its Asset360 analytics software for the Port of San Diego Smart City Initiatives demonstration project. The project [...]

EnerNOC Adds Kirk Arnold To Its Board Of Directors

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 13:03
EnerNOC Inc., a provider of energy intelligence software, has added software and services executive Kirk Arnold to its board of directors. Arnold is CEO of [...]

Green Light From FERC Moves U.S.-Canada Transmission Line Forward

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:00
Minnesota Power says its proposed Great Northern Transmission Line has received another important approval: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently signed off on a [...]

National Grid And Anbaric Partner On Renewables Transmission Work In New England

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 15:33
National Grid, a utility company with deep roots in the U.S. Northeast, and Anbaric, a Massachusetts-based transmission project developer, have announced they are joining forces [...]

Coalition Launches New York Microgrid Research Project

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 15:31
GE says it has partnered with National Grid, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Clarkson University on a microgrid [...]

To Help Combat Costly Electricity Theft, Emerging Markets Turn To Smart Grid Infrastructure

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 15:23
Electricity theft is a widespread problem across the globe, especially in many emerging market countries, according to a new study by Northeast Group LLC. In [...]

Solar And Wind Power Increasingly Shaping California Load Curves

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 01:00
As more solar and wind electric generating capacity is added in California, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) is facing an increasingly different net load [...]

Sensus Conducting AMI Long-Range Radio Trial In Tokyo

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 01:00
Sensus has announced it will be conducting a trial of long-range radio technology for advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) in Tokyo. The purpose of the trial, [...]

Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative Highlights Florida Power And Light Co.'s Efforts

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 14:17
The Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) has released a case study on Florida Power and Light Co. (FPL). In 2013, the utility completed one of [...]

Comverge Names Art Beckman Chief Technology And Information Officer

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:00
Comverge Inc., a provider of demand management solutions for electric utilities, has appointed Art Beckman the company's chief technology and information officer. Previously, Beckman led [...]

Report: Utilities Face Big Revenue Cuts From Distributed Energy Resources

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:00
Continued growth of distributed energy resources and energy-efficiency measures could cause significant demand disruption and drive down utilities' revenues by up to $48 billion a [...]

Siemens And Duke Energy Demonstrate Smart EV Charging Tech

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:00
Siemens' energy management division teamed up with utility company Duke Energy to demonstrate the results of an 18-month effort to expand and reduce the cost [...]

PG&E President Shares Vision Of An Interconnected Energy Grid

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:00
The electric grid of the future is the platform that enables continued gains for clean energy technology and the U.S.' economy as a whole, said [...]

Survalent Provides ADMS To Electric Co-op In Kansas

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:00
Ontario-based Survalent Technology says Kansas-based Wheatland Electric Cooperative (WEC) has selected the company's advanced distribution management system (ADMS) in order to provide faster restoration times [...]

NextEra To Acquire Hawaiian Electric In $4.3 Billion Merger Deal

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:00
NextEra Energy Inc. and Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (HEI) have announced a definitive agreement under which the companies have agreed to merge. The transaction, which [...]