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Proposal to lay electricity cables under Columbia met with skepticism

The developers say the cables could deliver "clean" energy that will be crucial for getting the most densely developed areas of Cascadia off fossil fuels.

Electric highway coalition doubles in size as utilities gear up for EVs

Now 14 utilities representing 29 states plus DC and serving more than 60M customers have joined a coalition to speed EV adoption. The Electric Highway Coalition (EHC), a group of electric utilities working together to...

Entergy completes $37M transmission upgrade

Utility says it has spent over $400M on T&D upgrades in the past three years. Entergy Mississippi announced that it recently completed a $37-million transmission upgrade that it says will improve service reliability to customers...
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EPRI and NERC join forces to help shore up the grid

EPRI and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) announced a new agreement to collaboratively enable improved resilience and reliability of the electric grid

Utility sustainability initiatives still not hitting home with customers

Few local electric customers have any idea what their utility is planning to do to improve the environment despite a historic bipartisan infrastructure proposal that calls for the single largest federal investment in clean...

Study: More transmission means a more resilient power grid

New study finds that 200,000 homes could have stayed warm during Uri if more transmission was in place Each additional gigawatt (GW) of transmission capacity connecting the Texas power grid (ERCOT) with neighboring states in...
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PG&E will spend at least $15 billion burying power lines

Pacific Gas & Electric plans to bury 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers) of its power lines in an effort to prevent its fraying grid from sparking wildfires when electrical equipment collides with millions of trees and other vegetation across drought-stricken California.
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Tennessee to add electric car charging in state parks

Tennessee officials say they are partnering on an initiative to add electric vehicle charging stations at state parks.

Record-high electricity bills draw criticism to Spain’s govt

Spanish consumers are fretting over record-high power prices just as high summer temperatures are keeping air conditioning and cooling systems operating at full capacity.

Under new law, Minnesota gas utilities could play a role in electrification

A new Minnesota law aims to help natural gas utilities innovate and diversify their businesses as the state works to eliminate carbon emissions. The Natural Gas Innovation Act encourages gas companies to file with regulators...