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Siemens, Spanish Utility Plan Strategic Smart Grid Alliance For Middle East

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 13:09
The Smart Grid Division of Siemens and Spanish utility Iberdrola intend to join forces on smart infrastructure for energy and water in the Middle East. [...]

16 MW Geothermal Plant Comes Online In Nevada

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 13:09
Geothermal company Ormat Technologies Inc. has completed the 16 MW Don A. Campbell geothermal power plant in Mineral County, Nev. According to Ormat, the Don [...]

Toshiba Corp. Acquires Transmission And Distribution Businesses In India

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 13:54
Toshiba Corp. has completed the acquisition of Vijai Electricals Ltd.'s power transmission and distribution (T&D) businesses. The acquired assets include power transformer, distribution transformers and [...]

Enbridge Invests In 110 MW Texas Wind Project

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 13:53
Energy company Enbridge Inc. has entered into an agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. for the construction of the 110 MW Keechi Wind Project, [...]

2 MW Grid Energy Storage Solution Starts Operating In China

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 13:53
A 2 MW Grid Storage Solution from A123 Energy Solutions has entered commercial operation for Ray Power Systems Co. Ltd., a Beijing-based energy services company. [...]

37.5 MW Biomass Plant In Connecticut Enters Commercial Operation

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 13:53
The Plainfield Renewable Energy project, a 37.5 MW biomass plant located in Plainfield, Conn., is substantially complete and commercially operational. Leidos, an engineering, national security [...]

PowerSecure Adds $50 Million In New Business

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 13:52
PowerSecure International Inc., a provider of utility and energy technologies, has announced that the company has been awarded approximately $50 million of new business. According [...]

What Trends Should Utilities Be Watching In 2014 And Beyond?

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 01:00
With recent market changes placing new pressures upon the traditional power utility business model, utilities' roles are likely to change in a number of significant [...]

Public Attitudes Toward Cleantech Sectors Have Rebounded

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:34
Public attitudes toward clean and renewable energy concepts have tended to fluctuate and, in several cases, decline. According to a new consumer survey from Navigant [...]

Ohio Clean Energy Initiative Has Significant Support In State, Poll Finds

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 15:34
A new poll shows that the proposed Ohio Clean Energy Initiative, which would provide $13 billion over 10 years for cleantech projects, has strong support [...]

Transmission Line Secures Key Approval From ISO New England

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 12:11
The Northern Pass, a proposed transmission line carrying hydroelectric power to New Hampshire and New England, has obtained I.3.9 approval from ISO New England, the [...]

Electric, Natural Gas Rates Increase For Residential Customers Of PG&E

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 12:11
Typical residential customers of San Francisco-based utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) will see a forecast increase of about 2.8%, or $3.38, in their [...]

New Officers Elected At Electric Transmission Trade Association

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 01:00
Phillip Grigsby, senior vice president, commercial transmission, at Duke Energy, tops the slate of new officers for WIRES in 2014. Grigsby succeeds Don Clevenger, senior [...]

California ISO Rolls Out Roadmap On Vehicle-Grid Integration

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 11:53
The California Independent System Operator Corp. (ISO) has released a blueprint for integrating electric vehicles (EVs) into the grid. The ISO says the roadmap builds [...]

Georgia Power Seeking Nearly 500 MW Of Utility-Scale Solar

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 13:32
Atlanta-based utility Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co., is soliciting proposals through a combined request for proposals (RFP) process to fulfill nearly 500 MW [...]

5 MW Solar Center Sparks Up In Connecticut

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 13:31
Energy company Dominion has begun commercial operations at its Dominion Somers Solar Center in Somers, Conn. According to Dominion, the solar center generates about 5 [...]

Companies Collaborating On Smart Grid Technologies

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 13:30
Private conglomerate IUSA and fabless semiconductor company EnVerv are working together on a number of projects for advanced metering infrastructure, revenue protection, prepaid metering and [...]

FERC Accepts Duke-Progress Proposal To Join SERTP Planning Region

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 10:26
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved a proposal by the North Carolina utility subsidiaries of Duke Energy Corp. to join the Southeastern Regional [...]

Advanced Metering Infrastructure Mandate Ordered In Massachusetts

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 01:00
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has issued an order aimed at fortifying the state's power grid by requiring Massachusetts' utilities to develop grid [...]

California ISO, CPUC Will Jointly Plan For A Clean-Energy Grid

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 01:00
The California Independent System Operator Corp. (ISO) has approved a plan to collaborate with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on a multi-year reliability planning [...]