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Utility Consulting Company Adds New Executive

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:48
BRIDGE Energy Group, a consulting and systems integration company focused on utility operational performance, has announced that Roy Pratt has joined the company as chief [...]

Utility Spending On Smart Grid IT Systems Will More Than Double By 2022

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:26
Utility spending on information technology (IT) systems for the smart grid will grow from $8.5 billion in 2013 to $19.7 billion in 2022, according to [...]

SmartEnergy IP Debuts Industry Model For Smart Grid Customer Education

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:26
Smart grid consultancy SmartEnergy IP, a division of SmartMark Communications, has launched the Smart Grid Customer Education Model. According to the company, the model provides [...]

North Carolina Utility Goes With OATI's Conservation Voltage Reduction Solution

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:25
North Carolina-based utility Wake Electric Membership Corp. has selected Minneapolis-based software solutions company Open Access Technology International Inc. (OATI) to provide a conservation voltage reduction [...]

Energy Storage Company Completes $55 Million Financing Round

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:25
Aquion Energy Inc., a developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion batteries and energy storage systems, has closed a $55 million Series D financing round. [...]

Five Reasons The Cleantech Industry Is Stronger Than Ever

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 01:00
As a cleantech CEO who has received $12 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), I feel compelled to assure the public [...]

With Increasing Barriers To Federal Funding, Electric Co-ops Turn To Capital Markets

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 13:09
The growth of U.S. federal government financing for electric cooperatives through the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) loan program has trailed other increasingly more common options [...]

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 [...]