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Category: Electric Utility


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California utilities finding their way on renewables integration

October 17, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

California’s utilities are at the frontline of meeting renewable energy goals, but often they are not the ones leading the charge. “We are not the driver; that is the challenge for us,” Mark Irwin, director of contract origination at Southern […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Bright outlook: solar trifecta is key to integrating smart utility-scale solar

October 16, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Utility-scale solar has become an important and growing part of the electric generation portfolio in the Unites States. Existing or “traditional” utility-scale solar is designed and operated to generate and deliver the maximum amount of electricity in real time. Operational […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Washington utilities need to consider storage in resource planning, regulators say

October 13, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Regulators in a growing number of states are including energy storage in their planning processes. Though it fell short of a full-fledged mandate, Massachusetts in June set a 200 MWh energy storage target. And New York is in the process […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

A bipartisan view on modernizing the US electric grid

October 11, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

One of the most pressing challenges facing lawmakers today is the need to update and modernize an aging American infrastructure, including the way we produce, distribute and consume energy. The American energy grid serves as the backbone of our economy, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

The future of regulated electric utilities is tied to EV charging

October 10, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

In a world that is becoming empowered by individual end-users, the evolution of the product considered the vehicle of individual empowerment, the automobile, has created a significant opportunity for utilities to become a catalyst of socially beneficial technology. Utilities – […]


Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works

Why utilities need to respond now to the EV boom

October 9, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Accelerating growth forecasts for electric vehicles have energy analysts urging utilities to start planning for their impacts on the grid today. By 2021, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) forecasts U.S. electric vehicle (EV) sales could reach 800,000 annually. By 2025, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

The Investment Fund Helping Utilities Buy In to Cleantech

October 6, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

How do you bet on the next big thing when your job is to keep the lights on no matter what? Utility business models are changing after a century of general continuity, and some companies are looking beyond the already […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Portland General Electric joins California power trading market

October 3, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Expansion of CAISO may be on hold, but its EIM keeps growing, adding its fifth utility member outside of California this week. On Sunday, PGE began operations in the EIM, which allows utilities to source least-cost generation from around the […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Why It’s time to fully embrace America’s energy grid diversification

September 29, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

The United States is at an energy crossroads. There’s a significant movement underway, led by innovative private sector entities and a few forward-thinking regulators, that’s capturing the attention of Americans looking increasingly toward energy sources outside the traditional utility purview […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Burns & McDonnell responds to latest T&D challenges

September 27, 2017

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Burns & McDonnell has completed a large-scale expansion of its Asset Health Centre, a facility dedicated to analytics, data collection and testing of advanced new power equipment. The company said that the expansion at its headquarters in Kansas, US, is […]