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Fortum Strikes Agreement To Develop Wave Power In U.K.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 14:44
Finnish energy company Fortum has signed a leasing agreement with U.K.-based Wave Hub in order to test wave power solutions off the coast of Cornwall, [...]

OpenADR, Wi-SUN Partner To Help Improve Smart Grid System Interoperability

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 14:43
The OpenADR Alliance and Wi-SUN Alliance have reached a liaison agreement to more quickly accelerate the rollout of energy efficient program offerings. OpenADR helps foster [...]

Renewables Account For 99% Of New U.S. Generation In January

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 01:00
Non-hydro renewable energy sources accounted for more than 99% of all new U.S. electrical generating capacity installed during January for a total of 324 MW, [...]

NREL To Evaluate And Demonstrate CellCube Vanadium Flow Battery

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 14:38
Integrated energy storage company American Vanadium Corp. has announced that the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will evaluate and demonstrate the [...]

HCC Debuts File System For Smart Meter Applications

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 14:37
HCC Embedded, a supplier of advanced embedded middleware for storage and communication, has developed an advanced file system that is custom designed for the needs [...]

Illinois Commerce Commission Signs Off On 345 kV Transmission Line

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 14:37
Ameren Transmission Co. of Illinois (ATXI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ameren Corp., has received siting approval of final routes and substations from the Illinois [...]

Utility To Purchase Output From Solar Project In Texas

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 14:37
El Paso Electric Co. (EPE) and Newman Solar LLC, owned by Colorado-based juwi solar Inc. (JSI), have agreed to build a 10 MW solar energy [...]

FirstEnergy Infrastructure Spending Spree Continues In Ohio

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 14:36
FirstEnergy Corp. plans to invest about $176 million this year on service reliability infrastructure upgrades in its Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. (CEI) northeast Ohio service [...]

Changes Coming To ISO New England Board

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 14:36
Kathryn J. Jackson will step down as chair of the ISO New England board of directors, effective April 25. The grid operator says Philip Shapiro [...]

Survey Says 40% Of Consumers Will Allow Utility To Remotely Control HAN Devices

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 01:00
A recent survey of over 1,000 U.S. consumers by ON World found that 40% of respondents are willing to allow utilities to remotely control home [...]

DOI Approves 550 MW Of Solar Projects On Public Land

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 13:39
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has approved two solar projects, one in California and the other in Nevada. The DOI says that the [...]

Stakeholders Form Microgrid Resources Coalition

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 13:39
Microgrid stakeholders have launched a new coalition to support deployment of microgrids to help deliver greater grid resiliency, enhanced energy efficiency and other economic benefits. [...]

PowerSecure Adds $20 Million In New Business

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 13:39
PowerSecure International Inc., a provider of utility and energy technologies, says it has been awarded approximately $20 million of new business. According to the company, [...]

Report: Geothermal Potential In California Underutilized

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 01:00
Trade group Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) says that California's geothermal resources are largely untapped. The GEA notes that it has issued a status report on [...]

Almost $600M In Infrastructure Upgrades Heading To FirstEnergy Ohio Territories

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:55
FirstEnergy Corp. plans to invest nearly $575 million this year in two of its Ohio service areas for infrastructure upgrades. These investments are in addition [...]

STMicroelectronics Unveils Security Module For Smart Grid Fortification

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:55
STMicroelectronics (ST), a semiconductor and digital security company, has introduced KERKEY, an advanced security module that ST says helps prevent malicious attacks on smart grid [...]

Demansys Helping To Improve Reliability Of New York Grid

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:54
Smart grid company Demansys Energy LLC has begun operation of a 75 MW aggregate of real-time, demand side resources in New York through a New [...]

S&C Energy Storage System Minimizes Power Outages In Remote Canadian Community

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:54
Chicago-based S&C Electric Co., a smart grid and energy storage integration provider, says that its PureWave storage management system in Field, British Columbia, is helping [...]

China Surpasses U.S. At The Top Of $15 Billion Global Smart Grid Market

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 01:00
Global smart grid investment reached $14.9 billion last year, up from the $14.2 billion recorded in 2012, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Notably, [...]

IEEE Launches Standards-Development Projects To Improve Smart Grid Functionality

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 14:06
The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) has approved two new projects to develop future standardization of phasor data concentrators (PDCs): IEEE PC37.247 "Standard for Phasor Data [...]