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TVA to Provide Information on Proposed Transmission Line Project
25.07.2014
The Tennessee Valley Authority is proposing to rebuild about 3.5 mi of transmission line in the Lynnville area to improve service reliability. read more

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ABB Awarded $400 Million Order for Maritime Link Power Project in Canada
25.07.2014
ABB has won an order worth approximately $400 million from NSP Maritime Link Inc., a subsidiary of Emera Inc. to supply a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission solution creating the first electricity link between the island of Newfoundland and the North American power grid. read more

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National Grid Delivers Vital Overhead Line Upgrade to South Essex, UK 
25.07.2014
National Grid is delivering the latest phase of its vital upgrade to the South Essex Overhead Power Line, which runs between its substations at Tilbury, Rayleigh and Coryton, UK. read more

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What Happens to Solar Panel Pricing after the WTO Ruling?
25.07.2014
The World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) issued a panel report to its members on a dispute between China and the United States involving solar panels and sixteen other products. Recent reports delcared the U.S. countervailing duties “illegal” as a result of the ruling, which may be a misleading summary of what actually occur

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Transformer Moved, but No Driver Needed
25.07.2014
Transporting the 378,000 pound CapX2020 Briggs Road Transformer almost 7 mi from a rail siding didn’t require a driver, at least not one behind the wheel. Content Classification:  Curated read more

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Solar Software Tools Slashing Soft Costs
25.07.2014
It’s estimated installers spend up to $3,000 to acquire each new customer. This high price of customer acquisition is one of the many so called “soft costs” that increase the price of solar and reduce installer margins. Every step along the road to a signed contract has inefficiencies, which is spurring new software solutions to help installers increase their sales volume and close deals faster.

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Rosneft varautuu Venäjä-pakotteiden torjumiseen
25.07.2014
Venäjän suurin öljy-yhtiö, valtio-omisteinen Rosneft valmistautuu pakotelistalle joutumiseen. Yhtiön mukaan sen toisen neljänneksen tulos lähes kaksinkertaistui.

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ABB acquires Spirit IT to strengthen its measurement product portfolio
25.07.2014
2014-07-25 - By adding innovative liquid flow computers and software for oil and gas applications, ABB boosts its offering in smart metering and control for custody transfer of oil and gas between operators.

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Orix Plans to Build as Many as 15 Small-scale Geothermal Plants in Japan
25.07.2014
Orix Corp., a Tokyo-based finance and leasing company, plans to build as many as 15 geothermal power stations in Japan in the next five years.

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As US Clean Energy Goes Mainstream, Leadership Is Focused on States and Cities
25.07.2014
Clean Edge’s recently released 2014 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index finds the U.S. clean-tech market making impressive strides in many areas, while still hampered by inaction and inertia in others. As has been the case in recent years — even with encouraging national-level initiatives from the Obama administration — states and cities continue to be where most of the action is.

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Electric Upgrade in Southwest Great Falls Underway
25.07.2014
NorthWestern Energy will began upgrade work on underground electric lines in the Grande Vista area of southwest Great Falls on Monday, July 21, 2014. read more

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ATC Places New Transmission Line in Service
25.07.2014
A new 6-mi electric transmission line and a new substation have been placed in service in the Escanaba, Michigan, area. read more

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Done Digging: Mission Accomplished for Cleopatra as she Leaves Hackney, UK
25.07.2014
National Grid’s flagship London Power Tunnels reached a major milestone as tunneling machine Cleopatra completed her work on the project. read more

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Clone of Advanced Meter Fort Collins Project
24.07.2014
Elster deployed a Smart Grid solution that will power an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system for Fort Collins Utilities' electric and water customers, delivering system and operational improvements and providing consumers with more flexibility in electric and water usage. read more

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Despite Ohio Freeze, Renewable Energy Continues To Be Hot
24.07.2014
Last month, Ohio Governor Kasich signed legislation putting a two-year ‘freeze’ on the state’s proven, successful, and money-saving renewable energy standard. Doing so, he is moving Ohio backward as other states move forward, developing job-creating  CO2-neutral/CO2-light, clean renewable energy. This new state law freezes economic growth in a sect

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India Plans Its Biggest Solar Power Auction with 1,500 Megawatts
24.07.2014
India plans to auction 1,500 megawatts of solar-power capacity in its biggest tender yet, saying photovoltaics may supply power as cheaply as coal five years earlier than it expected.

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UK Announces $340 Million Renewable Power Contract Auction
24.07.2014
The U.K. said renewable-power projects will compete for guaranteed payments worth more than 200 million pounds ($340 million) a year as part of its first auction of contracts to spur low-carbon electricity.

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Landis+Gyr and RWE Sign Smart Meter Deal for Poland
24.07.2014
Landis+Gyr will deliver smart meter products and software solutions to energy utility RWE in Poland for installation in residential buildings located in the city of Warsaw. read more

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Elster Releases Meter Evaluation Infographic
24.07.2014
Elster Solutions announces publication of a new infographic focused on the most important questions utilities should answer when evaluating smart meters. read more

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Dominican Republic’s National Transmission Co. Selects New SCADA/EMS Project
24.07.2014
Open Systems International, Inc. has been selected by the Dominican Republic’s national transmission company, Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica Dominicana (ETED) to supply a comprehensive new SCADA/EMS system based on OSI’s monarch technology. read more

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NREL Supercomputer Tackles Grid Challenges
24.07.2014
Big data" is playing an increasingly big role in the renewable energy industry and the transformation of the nation's electrical grid, and no single entity provides a better tool for such data than the Energy Department's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) located on the campus of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Content Classification:  Curated read more

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Western Farmers Electric Cooperative Equips Field Techs with Motion Rugged Tablets
24.07.2014
Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) has improved operational accountability and reporting by extending Motion Computing's Esri geospatial information system (GIS) into the field on Motion Rugged Tablets with Blue Dot Mobile Field Service Solutions. read more

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States, Consumers and Industry Rally for Demand Response Appeal
24.07.2014
State utility regulators, electric grid operators, demand response providers, industrial consumers, and consumer advocates all filed to request a rehearing en banc in the court, expressing strong support for all types of demand response as a valuable resource to the nation’s electric grid. read more

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Utility Partners of America Upgrades to Enterprise-Grade Call Center
24.07.2014
Utility Partners of America (UPA) completed an enterprise-level upgrade of its call center systems. read more

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PSE&G Outage Map Helps Customers Navigate Stormy Weather
24.07.2014
With summer storm season in full swing, Public Service Electric and Gas Co. has made it easier for customers to track the status of power outages using its online Outage Map. read more

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ComEd to Partner with AMSC on Superconductor-based Resilient Electric Grid System
24.07.2014
ComEd has agreed to develop a deployment plan for AMSC’s high temperature superconductor technology to build a superconducting cable system that will strengthen Chicago’s electric grid. read more

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UK Energy Supplier to Use Prepayment Managed Service
24.07.2014
Utilita, a supplier of prepayment of electricity in the UK, has signed a contract with Itron for a full suite of services in support of its customers using key prepayment electricity meters. read more

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House Passes Payne Smart Grid Study as Part of Larger Appropriations Bill
24.07.2014
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a provision requested by Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) as part of the Energy and Water Appropriations Act of 2015. read more

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New Solar Bill Would Destroy Community Solar Potential in Massachusetts
24.07.2014
In 2013 Massachusetts was ranked 4th for most solar installed, behind California, Arizona, and New Jersey. Despite this success, legislation, officially known as H.4185 (an act relative to net metering), is pending at the Massachusetts State House that could drastically change the direction of the Massachusetts solar industry.

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Wind Energy Innovation: Vortex Generators
24.07.2014
The wind energy industry has doggedly pursued higher energy yields and lower costs of energy with each successive generation of wind turbines.  As a result, the wind energy industry has lowered its costs by over 40 percent in just the past four years.  Innovations in wind turbine design, materials, and the sub-component supply chain are continually

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