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ComEd signs Enchanted Rock to deliver gas-fired generation supporting microgrid cluster project

Enchanted Rock will own and operate the microgrid’s power generating system and use its integrated Reliability on Call (iROC) service to deliver long-duration backup power with the cleanest technology available. Around-the-clock monitoring by the company’s Microgrid Network Operations Center (mNOC) helps identify and address issues before they become problems.

To build or not to build: TVA seeks comments on construction of large solar...

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is asking for public input on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the North Alabama Utility-Scale Solar Project in Lawrence County. In January 2019, TVA announced that it holds a...

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks to install large battery for grid balancing and reserve...

Wärtsilä announced this week that it will provide grid balancing services and reserve power to Scotland’s Shetland Islands with the supply of its advanced energy storage system. The system will deliver 8 MW/6 MWh...
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Group urges climate adaptation funding in pandemic recovery

An organization that promotes efforts to adapt the environment to cope with the effects of climate change is calling on governments and financers around the globe to include funding for adaptation projects in their COVID-19 recovery spending.

Shell buys European electric car charging firm ubitricity

BERLIN (AP) — Oil and gas giant Shell is buying ubitricity, a major provider of electric vehicle charging points in Europe. Shell said Monday that it would buy a 100% stake in the Berlin-based startup,...

Mainers getting an upgraded electricity network with AMI from Itron

Itron announced that Versant Power, an electric transmission and distribution utility serving around 160,000 customers in northern and eastern Maine, will deploy Itron’s multi-purpose solution, including an IoT network and more than 160,000 distributed...

Thousands of PG&E customers now restored after severe windstorm and PSPS event

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) crews continue to patrol and inspect powerlines, and make any necessary repairs, after a strong windstorm interrupted electric service for more than 371,000 customers across Central and Northern...

Biden puts U.S. back into fight to slow global warming

President Joe Biden returned the United States to the worldwide fight to slow global warming in one of his first official acts Wednesday and immediately launched a series of climate-friendly efforts that would transform how Americans drive and get their power.

SECC releases new fact sheets to help utilities educate their customers about the smart...

Compared to just a decade ago, today’s energy consumers have access to more electric rate plans, utility programs and services, and data-driven insights than ever before. The “Exploring Your Power Options” fact sheet explains in an easy-to-understand manner what goes into electricity pricing and provides examples to help consumers understand time-of-use rates, peak-time incentives and more.
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Fire official: Arcing power lines caused big Reno brush fire

Satellite imagery and surveillance video from a casino roof 5 miles (8 kilometers) away helped pinpoint arcing power lines in gale force winds as the cause of a November brush fire that destroyed five Reno homes and damaged two dozen others, investigators said Tuesday