GE to end its run as a conglomerate, split into 3 companies

General Electric, the storied American manufacturer that struggled under its own weight after growing to become a sprawling conglomerate, will divide itself into three public companies focused on aviation, health care and energy.

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Building More Sustainable Grids by Improving Renewables Forecasting and Integration

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During this session, hear from Robbie Berglund and Rob D'Arienzo of IBM, on how AI is helping achieve more accurate predictions due to the advantages provided by combining large-scale geospatial data and analytics with relevant data sources including wind and irradiance forecasts.

When Traditional Overhead Construction Is Not an Option

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This webinar we will review Aerial Spacer Cable applications relative to the many overhead circuit challenges faced by electric utilities today. These applications include limited right of way, multiple circuits, substation exits, long spans, weather extremes and vegetation management.

The Increasing Importance of Advanced Weather Technologies In Building Utility Operations and Field Services...

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In this session, we will share how the latest in artificial intelligence and machine learning in combination with modern modeling techniques, geospatial data and predictive analytics is enabling utilities to build greater resilience across their utility operations and field services organizations. John Villali from IDC will share his perspectives on the key benefits of these technologies while Rob Berglund from IBM will share examples of clients who are benefiting from their use.

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National Grid’s new pylon design to reduce infrastructure footprint

National Grid has erected its first T-pylon in Somerset, Southwest England, demonstrating a new design for an electricity pylon.

Biden’s proposed tenfold increase in solar power would remake the US electricity system

I think the grid of the future will need much higher levels of transmission, energy storage and programs that encourage customers to shift the times when they use power to periods when it’s most abundant and affordable.

Maine public utilities agency seeks new electric suppliers

The new standard offer prices that result from this RFP process will be announced later this year and will go into effect January 1, 2022.
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Poor urban, rural areas could bear financial burden of move from natural gas to...

The push for consumers to go electric for their energy needs has significant environmental benefits as the world deals with the disruptive, deadly effects of climate change. Yet the economic burden of a big switch could fall more on lower income, minority communities.

Correcting residential power factor could unlock more distributed renewables, study finds

New analysis from Pecan Street has found that it is possible to free 12-16% of the distribution system's current capacity without upgrades to existing utility infrastructure.

New York creates $5M fund for communities facing fossil fuel power plant closures

Yesterday, New York State announced $5 million for the Just Transition Site Reuse Planning Program to help communities facing fossil fuel power plant closures with site reuse planning and support.

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