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Georgia Power seeks $235M boost to pay for nuclear plant

Georgia Power Co. is asking regulators to let it raise annual rates on customers by $235 million a year as the utility seeks to pay for its share of a huge nuclear project.

California residents again urged to conserve power in heat wave

California residents were asked to voluntarily conserve power again Friday as a heat wave baking the U.S. West strained the state's energy grid and raised the possibility of rotating outages.

AES Ohio to invest $249M in smart grid upgrades after receiving PUC approval

AES Ohio announced a new milestone in its comprehensive settlement agreement that enables the deployment of smart grid technology for customers in the Miami Valley. Today, the Public Utility Commission of Ohio (PUCO) issued...

FERC teams up with NARUC to work on electricity transmission reform

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) today announced the formation of a joint federal-state task force on electric transmission, which FERC established by order issued today.

WAPA using geospatial software for transmission line inspection

This week geospatial productivity and collaboration software developer IQGeo said that the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) will be using its solution to support its electrical transmission line inspection process. The WAPA team will combine the IQGeo...

New Mexico weighs rules for community solar program

New Mexico utility regulators have nearly a year to create a set of rules for governing community solar projects in the state. But utilities say they are already being flooded with applications and requests for interconnection from prospective developers.

Puerto Rico probes fire that left 900K clients without power

Authorities said Friday they are investigating what sparked a fire at a key substation that plunged 900,000 customers into darkness across Puerto Rico, with thousands still without power.

California may urge power conservation due to heat wave

Californians may be asked to voluntarily conserve electricity this week as record-breaking heat blankets the West.

High-voltage equipment e-commerce start-up raises $1 million seed funding

By Pamela Largue Elektrik, the “Amazon-style” startup that operates as a store-front for high voltage electrical supplies, has raised a $1 million seed round from accelerator, Album VC. The startup based in Orem, Utah, connected with...

Utility’s green energy plan fuels debate in Kansas, Missouri

Kansas' largest electric company expects to make its first big investments in solar energy over the next three years and promises zero net carbon emissions in 2045.