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Investigation into Texas freeze highlights natural gas failures, frequency of cold weather events

The joint report issued by FERC and NERC cited freezing and natural gas fuel supply issues as the two largest causes for the disaster.

Backers push new Ohio energy efficiency incentive plan

Ohio utilities would set a goal of reducing energy waste by 0.5% a year, a more modest goal than the former 2% requirement.

Bidgely raises another $26M

Earlier this month Bidgely, a supporter of DISTRIBUTECH, announced the closing of a $26M round of financing to bolster its utility electrification and decarbonization work that it is conducting around the world. The funders include...

U.S. climate goals require a ‘grid of the future’ now

The U.S. needs a grid of the future, now, to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and continue the rapid deployment of renewable energy assets, according to developers and industry experts.

LS Power installing STATCOM technology in California to bolster grid stability

Siemens Energy announced that U.S. power and energy infrastructure owner, LS Power, will be getting four of its static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) systems at substations in California.

Ford invests in electric vehicle battery recycling company

Ford Motor Co. is investing $50M in an upstart EV battery recycling company as the automaker moves to shore up its U.S. battery supply chain.
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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.