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Bold announcements highlight importance of distributed renewables and transmission lines

Even though a recent New York Times article attempted to pit large-scale renewable energy development against distributed renewable energy development, clean energy insiders know that both avenues are being pursued and will be needed in order to deliver a future powered by renewable energy.

Massachusetts utilities propose plans to ramp up electric vehicle infrastructure

The proposals from major utilities National Grid and Eversource, submitted to the state public utilities department over the summer, focus primarily on expanding and improving electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Entergy: Utility sale, municipal takeover options for New Orleans unit after post-Ida criticisms

Entergy Corp. is responding to criticisms by New Orleans leaders and others in and outside the city with four potential options for the future of the utility in the wake of the grid devastation brought by Hurricane Ida.
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Lawsuit: Ida outages due to ‘gum and super glue’ at utility

A lawsuit alleges that Louisiana's largest electric utility used a "bubble gum and super glue" approach to maintenance and construction that left customers sweltering in the dark without adequate sewage treatment after Hurricane Ida.

Judge: Construction can continue on most of $1B transmission corridor through Maine

Construction on a 145-mile (233-kilometer) electricity transmission corridor in western Maine can continue while litigation proceeds over a 1-mile section that was leased by the state, a state Supreme Court justice ruled.

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.