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Despite Global Drop In Renewables Investment, Future Looks Promising

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 01:00
Global investment in renewable energy decreased 11% last year, but an abundance of opportunities in new markets, new technologies and new sources of capital all [...]

NRTC Extends Smart Grid Partnership With Sensus To Support Rural Electric Co-ops

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 01:00
The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC), which represents the advanced telecommunications and information technology interests of more than 1,500 rural utilities and affiliates in 48 [...]

Kansas City BPU Enters 25 MW Wind Contract

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 13:00
Wind developer OwnEnergy Inc. has signed a 20-year purchase power agreement (PPA) with the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) for 25 MW generated [...]

Arizona Utility Breaks Ground On 138 kV Transmission Line

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 13:00
Arizona-based utility Tucson Electric Power (TEP), a subsidiary of UNS Energy Corp., is beginning construction of a new 138 kV transmission line. According to UNS, [...]

ComEd Aims To Pick Up The Pace Of Smart Meter Installations

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 01:00
Chicago-based utility Commonwealth Edison Co. (ComEd) is seeking to accelerate the timetable for installing smart meters and intends to file a request with the Illinois [...]

Smart Grids, Energy Storage Key To $1.5 Trillion Smart City Market

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:18
Smart cities are anticipated to create huge business opportunities across different industries, with a total market value of $1.57 trillion by 2020, according to Frost [...]

IREC Backs Adoption Of Expedited Grid Interconnection Reviews In Massachusetts

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:18
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) supports a recommendation that the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) use 100% of minimum load as the penetration [...]

More Money Coming To FirstEnergy Territories For Infrastructure Upgrades

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:17
FirstEnergy Corp. plans to invest nearly $300 million in two Pennsylvania territories this year for service reliability infrastructure upgrades. The company has previously announced major [...]

GE Announces Multiple Series Compensation Projects

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:17
The flexible alternating current transmission system product line from GE's Digital Energy business was awarded several key customer orders in the second half of 2013. [...]

Landis+Gyr Picks Up 13 Utility Contracts For Advanced Metering

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:15
Integrated energy management products provider Landis+Gyr has announced 13 new contracts this year from North American utilities for Gridstream PLX, a power line carrier (PLC) [...]

IEC Signs Off On OpenADR Specification

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:15
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has approved the OpenADR 2.0b Profile Specification as a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) IEC/PAS 62746-10-1 to be the basis for [...]

EnerVault, NORAM Team Up To Commercialize Energy Storage System

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:14
EnerVault, a designer and manufacturer of long-duration, grid-scale energy storage systems, and NORAM, a specialized engineering and process design firm, have reached a collaborative agreement [...]

Global Smart Meter Market To Top $22 Billion By 2020

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 01:00
The global market for smart meters is expected to reach $22.18 billion by 2020, finds a new study by Grand View Research Inc. Grand View [...]

Massachusetts Has 409 MW Of Wind Power Coming Its Way

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 01:00
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has approved 12 long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for onshore wind facilities in New England, representing a total [...]

Itron Bundles Smart Grid Solutions Into Services Package

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 13:56
Technology and services provider Itron Inc. is rolling out Itron TOTAL, a new way of delivering the company's smart grid and advanced metering infrastructure solutions. [...]

Bes-Tech Adds Demand Response Feature To Rooftop HVAC Technology

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 13:56
Omaha, Neb.-based energy efficiency technology company Bes-Tech Inc. has unveiled a demand response option for HVAC rooftop units. The demand response feature is a function [...]

$300M Heading To FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Territories To Improve Infrastructure

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 13:55
FirstEnergy Corp. plans to invest about $300 million on infrastructure upgrades in two Pennsylvania territories this year. These investments are in addition to infrastructure upgrades [...]

Florida Utility Invests $170 Million In Infrastructure Upgrades

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 13:55
Utility Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) is investing in upgrades to nearly 100 main power lines and other infrastructure this year to strengthen its [...]

10 MW Solar Project Sparks Up In Canada

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 13:55
GDF SUEZ Canada Inc. has announced that the 10 MW Beckwith Solar Project in Ontario has entered commercial operation under a 20-year power purchase agreement [...]

GridEdge Develops Distributed Generation Transfer Trip Protection System

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 14:44
Smart grid communications solutions provider GridEdge Networks Inc. has concluded a research and development (R&D) project to create a grid protection system for transfer trip [...]