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Kentucky Power Seeks Regulatory Rate Review to Address Customer Loss
 
FRANKFORT, Ky., June 28 -- Kentucky Power, a unit of American Electric Power, issued the following news release: Kentucky Power on Wednesday filed an application to the Kentucky Public Service Commission to seeking a regulatory review of base rates. If approved, new rates could go into effect in January 2018.The new rates are necessary due to a decrease of... Read article
 
#legal-&-regulatory   #utility-business   
 
NYSERDA Announces $4 Million Available to Develop Pilot Programs to Bring Together Cleantech Startups and Manufacturing Industries
 
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced the availability of up to $4 million for entities to help bridge the gap between clean energy technology hardware startup companies and manufacturers that can help bring their products to market. Bringing cleantech products to the marketplace is vital to supporting... Read article
 
#utility-business   
 
U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for June 29: San Francisco Wired
 
Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: The first electric power company in America, and perhaps the world, was formed this week in 1879 in San Francisco. This was nearly four months before Thomas Edison successfully tested his practical ... Read article
 
#legal-&-regulatory   #utility-business   
 
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$1.3M grant will boost Pitt nuclear energy research
 
The University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering and... Read abstract
 
#nuclear   
 
Bird Conservation Groups Win Fight Against Great Lakes Wind Project
 
American Bird Conservancy and Black Swamp Bird Observatory have won their campaign to stop a planned wind turbine in a major bird migration corridor close to the shores of Lake Erie. In response to a lawsuit by ABC and BSBO, the Ohio Air National Guard has announced that it has not approved or authorized plans to install a large turbine at its Camp Perry... Read article
 
#clean-power   #environment   
 
Ovivo awarded a major contract worth over £27 million to supply the cooling water intake screening system at Hinkley Point C
 
Ovivo Inc. ("Ovivo"), through its wholly owned subsidiary Ovivo UK Limited, was awarded a major contract worth over £27 million by EDF Energy, to provide the cooling water intake screening system for the new 3,200 MW Hinkley Point C nuclear power station to be built in Somerset, the first nuclear plant project approved in the United Kingdom since 1987. ... Read article
 
#nuclear   
 
With Rep. Issa Leadership, House Advances Nuclear Waste Bill to Clean Up San Onofre
 
Rep. Darrell E. Issa, R-Calif., issued the following news release:Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce approved legislation which paves a new path forward for the safe storage of the nation's nuclear waste.The Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017... Read article
 
#environment   #legal-&-regulatory   #nuclear   
 
U.S. Geothermal Inc. Announces Successful Results From Three Wells Drilled at San Emidio II
 
U.S. Geothermal Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE MKT:HTM), a leading and profitable renewable energy company focused on the development, production, and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, today announced that it has successfully intersected high temperature resource in the three additional wells drilled in the Southwest Zone of the resource ... Read article
 
#geothermal   #renewables   
 
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The Case for Utilities to Bundle Their Energy Businesses—Before They’re Cannibalized
 
The utility industry has already been undergoing significant change... Read abstract
 
#grid   #utility-business   
 
Landis+Gyr Recognized as 2017 Grid Edge Award Winner for Demand Manager Project
 
Landis+Gyr, the global leader in transforming how energy is delivered and managed, has been named a 2017 Grid Edge Award winner by Greentech Media. Representatives from the company accepted the award during the Grid Edge World Forum on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in San Jose, California. The Alpharetta headquartered business for the Americas, was selected as a ... Read article
 
#demand-management   #grid   #intelligent-utility   
 
Green Charge Networks, Stem, and Sunverge Rank as Leading Integrators of Distributed-Scale Energy Storage Systems
 
Grid benefits from distributed-scale energy storage systems are driving the development of software platforms that can serve as virtual power plants. A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 14 leading integrators of distributed-scale energy storage systems (ESSs).... Read article
 
#energy-storage   #grid   
 
Penn State Test Reduces Demand on the Regional Electrical Grid by 40 Percent
 
Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Penn State's annual test of University Park's ability to reduce its demand on the regional electrical grid was once again a success with an impressive 40 percent reduction on June 22. Between 4 and 5 p.m., Penn State's Office of Physical Plant worked behind the scenes remotely to power down as... Read article
 
#demand-response   #t&d-operations   
 
Rep. Walden Helps Advance Eight Bills to Modernize Energy Infrastructure, Improve Environmental Laws, Promote Job Growth in Oregon
 
Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., issued the following news release: Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today helped advance eight pieces of legislation to modernize energy infrastructure, improve environmental laws, and promote job growth in Oregon. During today's legislative session, Walden highlighted the... Read article
 
#t&d-operations   
 
Tantalus and UtilityHawk Partner to Deliver an Integrated Smart Grid Consumer Portal
 
Tantalus Systems, a leading provider of smart grid networks and applications, and UtilityHawk Solutions, a developer of user-friendly consumer engagement systems, have teamed up to provide a cost-effective utility and consumer smart grid portal solution. ... Read article
 
#smart-grid   
 
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Landis+Gyr Recognized as 2017 Grid Edge Award Winner for Demand Manager Project
 
Landis+Gyr, the global leader in transforming how energy is delivered and managed, has been named a 2017 Grid Edge Award winner by Greentech Media. Representatives from the company accepted the award during the Grid Edge World Forum on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in San Jose, California. The Alpharetta headquartered business for the Americas, was selected as a ... Read article
 
#demand-management   #grid   #intelligent-utility   
 
Smart Cities Connect: Dallas to share smart city data with developers
 
As the world headquarters for AT&T, Dallas was an obvious choice... Read abstract
 
#smart-cities   
 
ComEd celebrates $2.5 billion in customer savings
 
ComEd's Energy Efficiency Program has saved customers a... Read abstract
 
#energy-efficiency   
 
Tantalus and UtilityHawk Partner to Deliver an Integrated Smart Grid Consumer Portal
 
Tantalus Systems, a leading provider of smart grid networks and applications, and UtilityHawk Solutions, a developer of user-friendly consumer engagement systems, have teamed up to provide a cost-effective utility and consumer smart grid portal solution. ... Read article
 
#smart-grid   
 
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END-USE news
 
 
 
Landis+Gyr Recognized as 2017 Grid Edge Award Winner for Demand Manager Project
 
Landis+Gyr, the global leader in transforming how energy is delivered and managed, has been named a 2017 Grid Edge Award winner by Greentech Media. Representatives from the company accepted the award during the Grid Edge World Forum on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in San Jose, California. The Alpharetta headquartered business for the Americas, was selected as a ... Read article
 
#demand-management   #grid   #intelligent-utility   
 
Penn State Test Reduces Demand on the Regional Electrical Grid by 40 Percent
 
Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Penn State's annual test of University Park's ability to reduce its demand on the regional electrical grid was once again a success with an impressive 40 percent reduction on June 22. Between 4 and 5 p.m., Penn State's Office of Physical Plant worked behind the scenes remotely to power down as... Read article
 
#demand-response   #t&d-operations   
 
ComEd celebrates $2.5 billion in customer savings
 
ComEd's Energy Efficiency Program has saved customers a... Read abstract
 
#energy-efficiency   
 
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CLEAN POWER news
 
 
 
Halter firm strikes solar power deal with Clarksville utility
 
Scenic Hill Solar , the company headed by former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter... Read abstract
 
#clean-power   #utility-business   
 
BUSINESS: Duke to pump more wind power into Hoosier State
 
Duke Energy Indiana will add up to 200 megawatts of new wind energy to... Read abstract
 
#clean-power   
 
Ann Arbor seeks houses of worship to go solar in national challenge
 
To help meet the city's solar goal of 2.4 megawatts per year, the city... Read abstract
 
#clean-power   #utility-business   
 
Building a National Consensus on Climate Action: An Electricity Sector Perspective
 
The Canadian Electricity Association issued the following news release: Today, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) released a discussion paper on the benefits and costs of Canadian climate action. Entitled Canadian Climate Action: Clean Power and Consensus Building, the paper is intended to inform the national conversation and help build a balanced... Read article
 
#canada   #clean-power   
 
Bird Conservation Groups Win Fight Against Great Lakes Wind Project
 
American Bird Conservancy and Black Swamp Bird Observatory have won their campaign to stop a planned wind turbine in a major bird migration corridor close to the shores of Lake Erie. In response to a lawsuit by ABC and BSBO, the Ohio Air National Guard has announced that it has not approved or authorized plans to install a large turbine at its Camp Perry... Read article
 
#clean-power   #environment   
 
Phase two of Ellershouse Wind Farm in Nova Scotia is now generating clean power
 
Today, the launch of phase two of the Ellershouse Wind Farm is being celebrated by Bullfrog Power®, East Coast Credit Union, developer Minas Energy, and Alternative Resource Energy Authority (AREA), which is the facility owner. AREA, a partnership between the Towns of Antigonish, Berwick and Mahone Bay in Nova Scotia, was created by the towns to reduce ... Read article
 
#canada   #clean-power   
 
Paying more for power — An Environmentalist’s View: Rate hikes not needed to grow clean energy, protect environment
 
Power companies across the country realize that investing in clean... Read abstract
 
#clean-power   
 
Solar energy plant to be dedicated
 
The City of Commerce will play host to a new renewable energy facility that is planned to have a dedication ceremony Thursday. The company building the facility, 1 Solar Solution, has partnered with Farmer's Electric Co-op to open a five-acre solar farm on FM 71 in northeast Commerce. The facility is expected to create 1.5 million kWh of electrical energy... Read article
 
#clean-power   #utility-business   
 
Trump not out against wind energy, Grassley says
 
Sen. Chuck Grassley, who once said Donald Trump would end a tax incentive for wind energy production "over my dead body," doesn't think the president has a "case out against wind." That hasn't stopped the Iowa Republican from reminding the White House that he's the author of the wind energy production tax credit legislation and should be consulted when the... Read article
 
#clean-power   #legal-&-regulatory   
 
A Warm and Wet First Quarter Negatively Impacted Solar Performance in the US
 
The early months of 2017 brought a departure from normal global... Read abstract
 
#clean-power   
 
How to solve California's solar energy glut: Create a single electrical grid for all western states
 
Your article overlooks one key solution to the state’s overabundance... Read abstract
 
#clean-power   
 
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Interview: New coal power plants may block Japan's carbon emissions goal - minister
 
Japan may not achieve its carbon emissions target if an ambitious plan... Read abstract
 
#coal   #fossil-fuel   #international   
 
New nuclear plants `needed to meet world`s demand for electricity`
 
New nuclear power plants are needed to meet the worlds rising demand for electricity, according to the director general of the World Nuclear Association. Speaking in London County Hall at the Nuclear Industry Association`s Nuclear New Build 2017 conference, Agneta Rising said progress had been good in recent years - particularly in countries such as China... Read article
 
#international   #nuclear   #utility-business   
 
Iberdrola to modernise electricity networks in Spain with EUR500m loan from EIB
 
Spanish electric utility company Iberdrola has signed a loan agreement with European Investment Bank (EIB) for an amount of 500m to modernise electricity distribution networks and digitisation of electricity meters across the country. The loan will help Iberdrola in its aim to improve the quality of service and also to realise its STAR Project (Grid Remote... Read article
 
#international   #utility-business   
 
Beyond patronage politics: Where is SA going with Eskom?
 
Eskom constantly being in the news for all the wrong reasons is... Read abstract
 
#international   #utility-business   
 
1366 Technologies and IHI Corporation Mark Completion of First Commercial Solar Installation to Feature Direct Wafer® Products
 
Silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies today announced that Japan’s IHI Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary IHI Plant Construction Co., Ltd (IPC), has completed the grid connection and begun commercial operation of a 500 kW solar installation featuring 1366’s high performance wafers. During its lifespan, the array is expected to ... Read article
 
#clean-power   #international   
 
Tanzania: Magufuli Snubs Critics of Stiegler's Gorge Hydropower Project
 
President John Magufuli yesterday dismissed as groundless criticisms... Read abstract
 
#international   #nuclear   
 
Phono Solar will supply 150MW PV modules to Germany
 
Phono Solar announced recently that it has signed a 150MW PV modules framework agreement with Wattkraft as exclusive partner for Germany. The EU market has become more inaccessible in the recent years for a number of Chinese companies due to price regulations linked to Chinese product origin. Phono Solar is currently producing its product line for the EU... Read article
 
#clean-power   #international   
 
Kudat set to be model for renewable energy generation
 
The Kudat district in northern Sabah is being geared up to become the... Read abstract
 
#clean-power   #international   #utility-business   
 
Hydropower projects with 13,363 MW capacity register cost overruns: Study
 
Several hydropower projects with a cumulative capacity of about 13,363... Read abstract
 
#hydro   #international   #renewables   
 
Why Uganda is the Next Energy Investment Destination
 
Uganda’s immense power potential and enormous energy investment opportunities will be in focus when stakeholders and decision makers meet for a strategic two-day conference and showcase during the inaugural Future Energy Uganda in Kampala from 12-13 September 2017. “The numbers in Uganda’s energy sector speak for themselves: the country is without a ... Read article
 
#international   #utility-business   
 
Morocco and IEA Sign Three-Year Work Programme
 
The International Energy Agency issued the following news release: The Kingdom of Morocco, which joined the International Energy Agency as an Association Country in November 2016, signed a three-year Joint Programme of Work with the IEA to deepen bilateral cooperation in the areas of energy security, energy efficiency, renewable energy, capacity building and... Read article
 
#clean-power   #energy-efficiency   #international   
 
Jolywood Launches the Testing Standard of Bifacial Cell Jointly with TUV NORD and CPVT
 
Jolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology Co. Ltd (Jolywood), a leader in... Read abstract
 
#clean-power   #international   #utility-business   
 
Green Investment Bank, Green Giraffe and More Discuss Future of Offshore Wind Energy Market
 
SMi Reports: Green Investment Bank, Green Giraffe, and others to discuss offshore wind investment at SMi’s Benelux Infrastructure Forum on the 22-23rd November..The recent statement signed by Germany, Denmark and Belgium on 6th June is an acknowledgement of the importance of offshore wind as a viable source of energy for Europe. Speaking to ... Read article
 
#clean-power   #international   
 
Kenya says major wind power line to be ready in three months
 
NAIROBI, June 29 A power line linking a 310 megawatt (MW) wind power... Read abstract
 
#clean-power   #international   
 
Maybe It’s Not ‘Either-Or’ For Central and String Inverters
 
Allan Gregg’s phone has been ringing a lot recently. As the chief... Read abstract
 
#clean-power   #international   #utility-business   
 
Surge in renewables to balance Australia's future energy equation, AEMO says
 
Australia's energy future will be increasingly reliant on renewable... Read abstract
 
#international   #utility-business   
 
McPhy Energy : Power-to-Gas: McPhy delivers 4 MW of H2 production units to China's Hebei province and strengthens its position for multi-MW international projects.
 
McPhy delivers 4 MW of H(2) production units to China's Hebei province and strengthens its position for multi-MW international projects. As expected, McPhy delivered the Power-to-Gas platform to its customer Jiantou Yanshan (Guyuan) Wind Energy, confirming its expertise in executing major clean hydrogen production projects. La Motte Fanjas, 29 June 2017 ... Read article
 
#clean-power   #international   #renewables   #utility-business   
 
GE Energy Financial Services Raises Largest* Solar Fund in Japan with Development Bank of Japan as Anchor Investor
 
GE Energy Financial Services (“GE EFS”), the energy investing unit of... Read abstract
 
#clean-power   #international   #utility-business   
 
5 Largest Solar Power Plants in the World
 
2016 was a good year for the solar industry. Developers installed more than 76 gigawatts last year, up from 50 gigawatts installed the year before. The U.S. added 14.6 gigawatts while China installed 34 gigawatts in 2016. In this article, we’ll talk about top 5 largest utility-scale solar plants in the world, none of which located in the U.S. China has the... Read article
 
#clean-power   #international   #utility-business   
 
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