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FirstEnergy has innovative idea to deal with vegetation in rural areas

Mon Power, a West Virginia utility serving nearly 400,000 customers, is working to clear the way for their transmission and distribution (T&D) corridors with helicopters equipped with aerial saws. The saws will help trim trees and maintain clearances along the way.

Maine's largest utilities partner on transmission projects

Maine's two largest utilities, Emera Maine and Central Maine Power (CMP), have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop electric transmission projects to enhance the strength and capacity of the state's bulk power grid and improve access for new generation resources. 

New line will increase Potomac Edison capacity by 60 percent

To enhance service reliability for existing customers and accommodate future electrical load growth in Maryland and West Virginia, Potomac Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., is rebuilding a major 500 kV transmission line that will replace equipment that is more than 40 years old.

Minnesota Power completes $35M transmission project

After two years, Minnesota Power has completed the $35 million installation of several electric infrastructure projects, including substations and new transmission lines, that will energize the Essar...

Con Edison researchers receive EPRI technology award

The Electric Power Research Institute has bestowed its Technology Transfer Award upon eight Con Edison researchers for their work on making electricity delivery safer and more reliable.

Wind whipping Texas coal generation

Since 2008, Texas has seen significant changes in the electricity market, to the point where wind power and natural gas prices have made large, capital-intensive coal plants uneconomic.

Entergy, ITC transmission deal turns to FERC

Entergy and ITC Holdings this week submitted an application to the Federal energy regulators seeking approval of a plan for Entergy's utility companies to merge their transmission businesses with ITC.

EPRI finds drones can help utilities

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is using drones, or unmanned aircraft systems, to allow utilities to assess storm damage, pinpoint damaged locations and quickly restore power after a