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SCE Flips The Switch On Large Energy Storage Project

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:07
Southern California Edison (SCE) has opened the 32 MWh Tehachapi Energy Storage Project, which the utility describes as the largest battery-based storage installation in North [...]

gridComm, EDMI Collaborate On Narrowband PLC Smart Meters

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:07
gridComm, a provider of power line communications (PLC) solutions, has announced that it will collaborate with EDMI to create narrowband PLC smart meters. The companies [...]

10 MW Landfill Solar Project Started Under PSE&G Program

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:59
Edison, N.J.-based Conti Enterprises Inc. has started construction on a 10 MW solar farm on the capped Parklands Landfill in Bordentown, N.J. The project is [...]

Companies Propose $8B Wind Energy And Storage Project To Power Los Angeles

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 15:34
Four companies have teamed up to propose an $8 billion initiative to bring large amounts of clean electricity to the Los Angeles area by 2023. [...]

ComEd Refunding Customers $46 Million Following Settlement

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 15:34
Chicago-based ComEd recently announced it will refund customers $46.2 million as part of a settlement agreement. The agreement resolves long-pending lawsuits challenging the utility's rate [...]

Demand Response And Renewables Help SDG&E Tackle Record-Breaking Heat Wave

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:51
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) says demand response and renewable energy greatly helped the utility deal with a record-breaking heat wave last week. Due [...]

Mississippi Electric Co-op Chooses PRISM SCADA From ACS

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:58
Advanced Control Systems (ACS) says it has reached an agreement with 4-County Electric Power Association to install a PRISM SCADA system to better serve the [...]

GRID20/20 Nets Ontario Smart Grid Grant For Demo Project

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:52
GRID20/20 Inc. has formally received a grant agreement totaling nearly $1.7 million from the Ontario Ministry of Energy's Smart Grid Fund for a demonstration project. [...]

PowerStream And Korean Utility Partner On Microgrid, Smart Grid Tech

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:40
Ontario-based PowerStream has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO), South Korea's only electric utility. PowerStream says the MOU specifically [...]

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 [...]