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NREL To Test Inverters For $1 Million 'Little Box Challenge'

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:29
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will test power inverters submitted to the Little Box Challenge, an open competition to build [...]

California ISO Board Chair Robert Foster To Step Down

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:59
Robert Foster, chair of the board of governors of the California Independent System Operator (ISO), has announced he will step down from the board to [...]

French Utility ERDF Selects CG To Help Supply Linky Smart Meters

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 00:00
CG has announced it has been selected as one of several suppliers to manufacture the first 3 million smart meters for Electricite Reseau Distribution France's [...]

N.Y. Grid Operator Takes A Close Look At Distributed Energy

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 00:00
The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) says that New York State, already ranked fifth in the country for total distributed energy resource (DER) capacity, [...]

Following Long Delay, DTE Energy Commissions Wind Farm In Michigan

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:32
DTE Energy has announced that its long-delayed Echo Wind Park is officially online, helping the utility meet Michigan's renewable portfolio standard (RPS). The 112 MW [...]

Saft To Deliver Third Energy Storage System For California Utility

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:31
Saft says it has received its third contract from an unidentified "major California utility" to deliver a lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage system (ESS). Since the [...]

New Service Aims To Help Utilities Save On Smart Grid Efforts

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:24
The Smart Grid Research Consortium (SGRC), an independent consulting organization, has announced a new service that it claims is guaranteed to find savings in grid [...]

Senate Confirms Sherwood-Randall As Energy Department Deputy Secretary

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:39
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall as the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) deputy secretary. In her role, Sherwood-Randall will support Energy Secretary Ernest [...]

Report: Utility-Scale Renewables Keep Getting Cheaper

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 00:00
Utility-scale wind and solar power are increasingly cost-competitive with traditional energy sources such as coal and nuclear, even without subsidies, according to a new report [...]

ABB Wins Switchgear Order Worth Over $30 Million In New Jersey

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 00:00
ABB has won an order worth over $30 million from Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) to supply gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) for substations to boost [...]

Eaton Supplies Demand Response Tech To PacifiCorp In Utah

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 00:00
Power management company Eaton has announced its Cooper Power Systems business delivered two-way demand response equipment and software to western U.S. utility company PacifiCorp. Eaton [...]

EPA Extends Public Comment Period On Carbon Pollution Rules

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:31
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it will extend the comment period on its proposed Clean Power Plan for 45 days. The plan [...]

Large Battery Power Plant Goes Online In Germany To Help Integrate Renewables

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:47
Berlin-based Younicos has designed and commissioned a 5 MW lithium-ion battery storage unit for WEMAG, a regional energy provider based in the northern German city [...]

ecobee Unveils New Smart Thermostat And Wireless Remote Sensors

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:00
ecobee has introduced its new ecobee3 smart Wi-Fi thermostat and wireless remote sensors. Designed for homes with more than one room, the Wi-Fi-connected ecobee3 solutions [...]

Duke Energy Commits $500M To Major Solar Expansion In N.C.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:00
Following its February request for proposals (RFP) for new solar capacity in North Carolina, Duke Energy is committing $500 million to a major expansion of [...]

JCP&L Using Smart Grid Technology To Boost Reliability For N.J. County

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:23
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) says it is enhancing reliability for nearly 6,000 Morris County, N.J., customers through new technology installed as part of [...]

California ISO, PacifiCorp Outline EIM Implementation Plans

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 14:44
The California Independent System Operator (ISO) and PacifiCorp have announced they will launch their long-planned energy imbalance market (EIM) on Oct. 1 in stages to [...]

Xcel Energy Subsidiary Seeking Up To 200 MW Of Solar

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:55
Southwestern Public Service Co. (SPS), a subsidiary of Xcel Energy, is seeking proposals for additional solar energy resources as a component of its resource planning [...]

Pete Malcolm Named New Head Of REGEN Energy

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00
REGEN Energy, a provider of demand management and demand response solutions, has appointed Pete Malcolm president and CEO of the company. REGEN says Malcolm brings [...]

Survey: More Than Half Of U.S. Companies Plan To Increase Energy Efficiency Investment

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00
Three-quarters of decision-makers at U.S. companies have invested in energy efficiency programs in the past 12 months, and more than half (56%) project their investment [...]