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Southern California Edison Seeks 290 MW In Small-Scale Renewables

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 15:03
Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched a 290 MW round of solicitations for small-scale renewable source projects, including solar, wind, geothermal and biomass facilities between [...]

Wisconsin Energy To Buy Integrys Energy Group For $9.1 Billion

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 15:03
Wisconsin Energy Corp. has entered an agreement to acquire Integrys Energy Group Inc. for $9.1 billion. Upon completion of the transaction, the combined company will [...]

Tantalus Wins Bid For AMI Communications Network In Florida

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 15:03
Tantalus has been selected by Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU), a multi-service utility owned by the City of Gainesville, Fla., for a strategic deployment of an [...]

Falling Wind Power Costs Allow Consumers Energy To Eliminate Surcharge

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:36
Citing the decreasing cost of wind power, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has approved Consumers Energy's request to eliminate a renewable energy surcharge for [...]

California Utility Taps DVI For Grid Voltage Optimization Pilot

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 00:00
California's Glendale Water & Power (GW&P) has signed a license agreement with Dominion Voltage Inc. (DVI), a subsidiary of Dominion Resources, to deploy DVI's EDGE [...]

Survalent Commissions New ADMS For Georgia Utility

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 00:00
Survalent Technology has commissioned a new advanced distribution management system (ADMS) for Sumter Electric Membership Corp., a not-for-profit electric utility that provides energy to more [...]

Rocky Mountain Power Signs Up For 320 MW Of Utah Solar

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:37
Rocky Mountain Power, a division of PacifiCorp and part of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, has finalized four 20-year solar power purchase agreements with developer First Wind [...]

Arizona Public Service Co. Seeks Developers To Build 20 MW Of Solar

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:20
Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) from developers and installers to construct two 10 MW solar photovoltaic facilities, which [...]

NextEra, NPPD Dedicate 74.8 Wind Project In Nebraska

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 10:53
NextEra Energy Resources LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc., has officially dedicated the 74.8 Steele Flats Wind Energy Center, located in Jefferson and Gage [...]

Survey: Americans Financially Motivated To Participate In Demand Response Programs

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 14:15
Electric energy providers are working hard to encourage participation in demand response programs designed to boost bottom lines and ease the burden on the U.S.' [...]

U.S. Energy Department Recognizes Two Utilities For Wind Power Leadership

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 11:54
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), together with the American Public Power Association (APPA), has recognized the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) and Silicon Valley [...]

Ohio Halts Renewables, Efficiency Mandates For Two Years

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 00:00
On June 13, Ohio became the first U.S. state to roll back its renewable energy mandate after Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, signed S.B.310 into law. [...]

Texas Utility Says Solar Will Help It Be Coal-Free By 2016

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 15:17
Texas-based utility El Paso Electric Co. (EPE) says it is well positioned for the new carbon standards proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and [...]

Montana Utility Seeks 45 MW Of Community-Owned Renewables

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 15:16
Montana-based utility NorthWestern Energy has issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking up to 45 MW of community-owned renewable generation. The company is required to [...]

Consumers Energy Offers Progress Report On 105 MW Wind Farm

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 15:15
Michigan-based utility Consumers Energy says that the first batch of wind turbines has started to arrive at its 105 MW Cross Winds Energy Park, located [...]

Massachusetts Orders State Utilities To Modernize Grid

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 00:00
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has issued two orders requiring state electric distribution companies to modernize the electric grid. Although other states have [...]

ComEd To Complete Smart Meter Rollout Three Years Early

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 14:57
Chicago-based ComEd has received approval from the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to speed up the utility's smart meter installation plans. As a result, ComEd says [...]

Energy Dept. Awards $10 Million To Smart Grid Software Projects

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 14:57
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a total of more than $10 million to six projects it says will help improve the reliability [...]

Wind Industry Unites In Support Of 3.5 GW HVDC Transmission Project

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:49
About 20 wind energy companies have joined the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and The Wind Coalition in sending letters to U.S. Department of Energy [...]

Itron Total Grid Now Connected With Milsoft's OMS Via MultiSpeak

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 12:59
Itron Inc. has successfully integrated Itron Total Grid, a combined managed services and smart grid offering, with Milsoft's Outage Management System (OMS). "Interoperability between our [...]