Recent Press Releases

PPL Electric Utilities Improving Distribution System in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Along back roads, main highways and in rights of way through the woods of northeastern Pennsylvania, PPL Electric Utilities is at work upgrading local power lines, modernizing equipment at local...

Dr. Ernest Moniz Sworn in as 13th Secretary of Energy

WASHINGTON – Dr. Ernest Moniz was sworn in as the nation's 13th Secretary of Energy by Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman in a ceremony this morning for the Department's...

MidAmerican Solar and SunPower Start Major Construction on World's Largest Solar Power Development

579-Megawatt Antelope Valley Solar Projects Expected to Create Approximately 650 Jobs and Inject More Than $500 Million Into the Regional Economy DES MOINES, Iowa and SAN JOSE, Calif., April 26,...

Redfin Reveals Top 10 Cities With The Greenest Homes

SEATTLE, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With Earth Day just around the corner, Redfin, a technology-powered real estate broker, today announced a ranking of the country's top 10 cities with the...

In Celebration of Earth Day, Green Builder® Media Releases New Consumer Research on Green Living

SEATTLE, April 18, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer research recently conducted by Green Builder Media reveals that consumers believe they are educated on the value of energy-efficient home...

Xcel Energy Inc : Kilowatt Crackdown celebrates biggest energy savers

MINNEAPOLIS - The Building Owners and Managers Associations of Greater Minneapolis and Greater St. Paul today joined Xcel Energy in announcing the winners of the second annual Kilowatt Crackdown, an...

Most Americans concerned about home water

INDIANAPOLIS, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of Americans have concerns about the quality of their water – and we are increasingly showing a willingness to pay for treatment in...

California Becomes 1st State in U.S. to Mandate Energy Storage Systems for Electric Grid Capacity

California became the first state in the U.S. to require a utility to use energy storage systems as capacity for the electric grid. Yesterday afternoon, the California Public Utilities Commission...

Sunrise Powerlink Project Wins Highest Honors in California Engineering Competition

BREA, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 6, 2013) - The American Council of Engineering Companies of California has awarded its highest accolade, the Golden State Award, to Burns & McDonnell for the Sunrise...

Tollgrade Expands the LightHouse® Grid Modernization Platform to 50Hz for Europe and Asia

Tollgrade combines industry-leading visibility and predictive analytics to improve distribution grid reliability without 'data deluge' RESTON, Va., April 3, 2013Tollgrade...

Western Power Distribution Deploys Tollgrade LightHouse® Platform in the United Kingdom for Grid Modernization Project

Tollgrade provides real-time visibility into distribution grid to improve reliability and ease transition to a low-carbon future RESTON, Va., April 3, 2013 – Tollgrade Communications, Inc., a...

ACEEE Recognizes Exemplary Energy Efficiency Programs

ACEEE recently completed its 3rd National Review of Exemplary Energy Efficiency Programs. We are pleased to recognize the programs listed below. ACEEE and an expert review panel selected these...

Fortune Designates Southern Company World's Top Utility for Financial Soundness for Fourth Consecutive Year

ATLANTA, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fortune magazine's 2013 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" has Southern Company at the top in the electric and gas...

Centre for Carbon Measurement set to deliver large carbon reductions

The Centre for Carbon Measurement at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) will deliver eight megatonnes of carbon emissions reductions and over half a billion pounds in economic benefit over the...

G.hn Recognized as Smart Grid Standard

Beaverton, Ore., 05 March 2013 News Highlights: The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), which was established as a Smart Grid industry public-private partnership by the US National Institute...

IESO's 18-Month Outlook Points to Continued Reliability as the Supply Mix Evolves

TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The next 18 months will see a significant amount of renewable energy integrated into Ontario's bulk power system, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)...