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LADWP urged to better utilize solar FiT program

LADWP needs to staff up in order to fulfill the promise of the FiT program and meet the high priority placed on the program.

ComEd: Putting control in customers' hands

As our energy management tools began to evolve, we were able to see opportunities for greater alignment across various business units with respect to customer messaging and cross-promotion of energy management programs and incentives. Segmentation is an essential tool if we really want to continually improve the experience we can give customers.

Dominion Virginia Power planning 1,600 MW plant in Greensville County

Dominion Virginia Power has announced a proposed 1,600 megawatt (MW) natural gas power station in Greensville County, Virginia. The company said the station would be a combined-cycle facility with three gas-fired combustion turbines as well as a steam turbine.

Every 11 minutes Pacific Gas and Electric connects a new solar customer to its grid

When it comes to rooftop solar, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) had a banner year. In 2014, the utility connected more rooftop solar customers to its grid than any other year in its history and celebrated the connection of its 150,000th solar customer to its electric grid.

NYPA, SUNY to launch largest energy research lab of its kind in the world

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) have signed an agreement to create a world-class facility, the largest of its kind in the world, devoted to energy technology innovation and the rapid deployment of smart grid technology to modernize New York's electric grid. Known as the Advanced Grid Innovation Laboratory for Energy (AGILe), the lab will simulate, develop, test and deploy a more integrated grid.

New report makes strong case for speeding construction of PennEast Pipeline

If the proposed PennEast Pipeline been in place during the 2013-2014 winter, energy users in eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey would have saved more than $890 million in energy costs, according to a new report released today by Concentric Energy Advisors, Inc. and PennEast Pipeline Company.

The biggest surprise of EPRI's Smart Grid Demonstration Initiative

One of the biggest surprises of EPRI's seven-year Smart Grid Demonstration Initiative was the positive impact volt-var control had on participants' distribution systems-- from integrating renewable energy to impacts on energy and demand, to gains in efficiency and planning.

Environmental Champion utilities are ready for the future

The impact of an effective environmental strategy can no longer be denied.  And for the utility industry, planning and managing an approach to environment challenges is the key to future success with regulators and the public. Utilities that excel in customers' eyes when it comes to the environment experience higher customer and regulator appreciation, while utilities without an effective environmental market position or strategy already feel the pain of customer criticism.

TEP wants to change net metering rules in Arizona

Tucson Electric Power is proposing a new net metering plan that would lower the amount a utility is required to pay to a customer who is selling their solar back to the grid.

FPL launches new smart grid data center

Florida Power & Light (FPL) has announced the launch of a smart grid data center to help proactively keep the power running to thousands of customers.