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Evergy to lease 900 MHz broadband spectrum for grid modernization

The utility signed a $30M 40-year lease with Anterix to deploy 900 MHz spectrum across Kansas and Missouri.

Grid hardening through DER could soon be a viable, profitable solution for utilities

California residents will be able to sign up to be notified when Flex Alerts take place and indicate if they plan to participate. Then, CalISO will be able to validate those responses by zip code, giving the grid operator better visibility into which areas of the grid might see some relief.

Rhode Island receives grant to study refrigeration energy management

OER, Axiom Cloud, and National Grid will partner to test how an artificial intelligence software platform can provide intelligent forecasting, modeling, and control of refrigeration loads at grocery stores.

Texas cities to deploy more than 46,000 smart water meters with Ameresco

Cleantech integrator Ameresco has announced new deals with two municipal utilities based in Texas for the provision of smart water meters.
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Buckle up utilities, Ford is adding 450 jobs to meet demand for new electric...

Ford Motor Co. plans to spend $250 million and add 450 jobs at three Michigan plants to meet demand for the new F-150 Lightning.

How decades of neglect left Detroit’s grid vulnerable to powerful storms

DTE Energy, formerly Detroit Edison, previously cut branches around segments of distribution lines every nine years, while the industry standard was about five years.

Nicholas lingers in Louisiana, dumps rain as far as Florida

More than 112,000 electricity customers were still without power Wednesday morning in Texas, including 75,000 in the Houston area.

CPS Energy, Hyundai, OCI Solar sign MOU to test storage pilot with recycled EV...

San Antonio municipal utility CPS Energy is partnering with a solar firm and global automobile group to develop a large-scale energy storage testing project from recycled electric vehicle batteries. The memorandum of understanding between CPS,...

TVA launches $500M green bond offering; Fitch assigns it AAA but says outlook is...

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced and priced a $500 million offering of 10-year maturity green bonds today, its first offering of a sustainability-focused financial instrument.

West Virginia utility starts utility pole recycling program

Mon Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. said this week that it is launching a sustainability initiative to recycle and repurpose utility poles in West Virginia.