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Utility sustainability initiative 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...

Hawaiian Electric to use up to 50 MW of behind-the-meter storage for grid support

Hawaiian Electric will pay a cash incentive for customers on Oahu to add energy storage (a battery) to an existing or new rooftop solar system.
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Utility Arborist Association welcomes new executive director

The Utility Arborist Association (UAA) said yesterday that it is pleased to welcome Dennis Fallon as UAA Executive Director. Fallon, of Ham Lake, Minnesota, will begin his new position on August 5, 2021. “We are...

PG&E says its equipment possibly linked to big wildfire

Pacific Gas & Electric reported to California utility regulators that its equipment may have been involved in the start of a fire burning in the Sierra Nevada that is threatening hundreds of homes.

NY transmission developer creates $270M fund for job training, education, community health and the...

The fund will serve both communities near generation facilitates and those located along the 175-mile 1,300 megawatt HVDC transmission link.