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Small but vital: Hydro plays big part in NYPA clean energy strategy

The work of two ambitious multi-year capital improvement projects by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to overhaul and extend the life of three small hydroelectric facilities is halfway to completion. The work is taking place at the Crescent Plant and Vischer Ferry Plant, on the Mohawk River in the Capital Region, and the Ashokan Plant on the Ashokan Reservoir in Ulster County.

The evolution of the electric grid: Balancing a three-legged stool

The evolving grid, the evolving customer, and evolving regulation are all part of a three-legged stool that requires balance, according to IEI. Keeping these three legs in balance will ultimately help drive the sustainable evolution of the electricity grid.

The Internet of Things needs regulating, too

The Internet of Things (IoT) may very well be the future, and a group of senators wants to make sure the government has some say. The senators sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) asking them to research IoT.

Too much hype? Understanding the value of IoT

The Internet of Things is more than just an idea, it is on the way to becoming reality-- and that reality could be worth more than $11 trillion in 10 years. According to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute,"The Internet of Things: Mapping the value beyond the hype," IoT will be worth anywhere between $3.9 trillion and $11.1 trillion by 2025.

Could offshore nuclear be the future of energy production?

Offshore wind has been talked about for years, but what about other generation sources? Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed a new concept for a floating nuclear plant.

NV Energy driving Nevada's Electric Highway

NV Energy and the Nevada governor's office are teaming up-- along with businesses on U.S. Route 95-- to power up the state's highways for the "Nevada Electric Highway."

TVA coal site draws Google to the Valley

As TVA continues to develop a cleaner, more diverse energy portfolio, it is working to repurpose former generating sites for economic development opportunities.

U.S., China leaders give green light to further smart grid cooperation

Yesterday marked the end of the seventh round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in Washington, D.C. Chaired by Secretary of State John Kerry, special representative of President Barack Obama, and State Councilor Yang Jiechi, special representative of President Xi Jinping, the Strategic Track, which included participation from senior officials from across the two governments, produced some interesting outcomes related to smart grids and smart cities.

Urban mobility infrastructure making cities smarter

One of the most popular areas of urban innovation is mobility, as cities struggle with ways to reduce vehicle emissions and increase clean transport options. Infrastructure improvements in the form of mass transit systems and the deployment of electric vehicle charging networks are critical.

Energy Storage Trifecta: Lab partners to spur advanced energy storage in California

Through the public-private consortium CalCharge, energy storage companies will soon have unprecedented and streamlined access to three U.S. Department of Energy national labs in the Bay Area. CalCharge is welcoming Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as its newest partner member, joining Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.