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North Carolina Utility Buys Power From Nine Solar Installations

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 15:50
Strata Solar has installed nine utility-scale solar projects across North Carolina using more than $100 million of tax-equity financing provided by a subsidiary of Wells [...]

Texzon Gets OpenADR 2.0b Certification

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 15:50
Energy management and procurement firm Texzon Utilities has received OpenADR 2.0b certification of its automated demand response (ADR) controller from the OpenADR Alliance, a nonprofit [...]

DOE: There Is Major Potential To Further Develop Hydropower In U.S.

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 00:00
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its Oak Ridge National Laboratory have released a renewable energy resource assessment detailing the potential to develop new [...]

Berkshire Hathaway Energy Acquires Canadian Transmission Provider For $2.9B

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 00:00
Des Moines, Iowa-based Berkshire Hathaway Energy has purchased AltaLink, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of engineering and construction provider SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., for approximately $2.9 [...]

Which Utilities Added The Most Solar Capacity In 2013?

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:04
The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) has named the top 10 U.S. electric utilities that added the most new solar power to their systems and [...]

DOE Issues Guidance To Strengthen Cybersecurity Of Electric Grid's Supply Chain

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:01
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released new guidance to help the nation's industry strengthen energy delivery system cybersecurity. Developed through a public-private working [...]

Hawaii PUC Orders Action Plans To Achieve State's Energy Goals

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:01
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has announced four major orders that collectively provide key policy, resource planning and operational directives to the Hawaiian Electric [...]

Atmel Debuts Power Line Communications Modem For PRIME Standard

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:01
Atmel Corp., a microcontroller and touch solutions provider, has rolled out the ATPL230A, a power line communications (PLC) modem that implements the physical layer of [...]

PG&E Getting Electricity From 290 MW Solar Plant In Arizona

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:01
NRG Energy Inc. and MidAmerican Solar say construction is complete on their 290 MW Agua Caliente solar photovoltaic facility in Arizona. The electricity generated by [...]

Washington Utility's Energy Storage Project To Receive Mitsubishi Battery System

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:00
Washington-based Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) says Mitsubishi International Corp. will install a 1 MW, 500 kWh battery system at the MESA-1 energy storage [...]

Three Companies Join Association For Demand Response & Smart Grid

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 17:00
Nest, C3 Energy and Sensus are the newest members of the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid. C3 Energy offers smart grid analytics software-as-a-service [...]

Exelon Purchases Pepco Holdings For $6.8 Billion In Cash

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 00:00
Chicago-based Exelon Corp. and Washington, D.C.-based Pepco Holdings Inc. have signed a definitive agreement to combine the two companies in an all-cash transaction that totals [...]

Companies Team Up To Help Clients Participate In Demand Response Programs

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 15:02
Premier Alliance Group Inc., a cybersecurity, energy and business advisory solutions company, has signed an agreement with Power Generation Services Inc. (PoGens) to offer fully [...]

Construction Is Under Way On 5.7 MW Solar Facility In Missouri

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 15:02
Utility Ameren Missouri has announced that construction has begun on its 5.7 MW O'Fallon Renewable Energy Center, located in O'Fallon, Mo. According to Ameren Missouri, [...]

Arizona Utility Breaks Ground On 18 MW Solar Array At Army Base

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 15:02
Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is developing an 18 MW solar array at Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Ariz. TEP will own and operate the array [...]

Annual Revenue From FACTS To Top $5 Billion By 2022

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 00:00
Worldwide revenue from flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS) will surpass $5 billion annually in 2022, according to a new report by Navigant Research. FACTS, [...]

Massachusetts City Aims To Slow Down Smart Grid Initiative

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 00:00
A Worcester, Mass., city council subcommittee is looking to delay National Grid's smart grid pilot program because of health, security and privacy concerns. The Massachusetts [...]

SigmaFlow Unveils NERC CIP ROI Calculator To Help Select Automated Solution

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 14:27
SigmaFlow, a compliance process execution solutions company, has launched an online North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) critical infrastructure protection (CIP) return on investment (ROI) [...]

GE-Manufactured ComEd Smart Meters Get Safety Certification From UL

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 14:27
Residential smart meters produced by GE and being installed by Chicago-based utility Commonwealth Edison Co. (ComEd) across its service territory have received certification from UL, [...]

Trilliant Inks MOU With Malaysian Utility For Smart Grid Collaboration

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 14:26
Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), a Malaysian electric utility, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with smart grid platform company Trilliant providing a framework for [...]