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Newsom names energy adviser as California’s top utility regulator

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has named his senior adviser on energy policy as the next president of the powerful state body that regulates utilities.

The most common benefits of smart meters for UK consumers

With the rollout of smart meters gaining momentum across the UK as part of the government’s efforts to modernize energy networks and billing systems, what benefits are consumers realizing from the smart devices?

Winds ease but many Southern Californians without power

Santa Ana winds were declining in strength Friday but thousands of Southern California utility customers remained without electricity due to intentional power shutoffs intended to prevent wildfires.

Enel pilots 5G in smart grid in São Paulo

Brazil’s capital São Paulo is the setting for what is believed to be the first 5G project in Latin America’s power distribution sector.
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Canada’s IESO testing reliability in $1.4m smart grid pilot

In Canada, the Independent Electricity System Operator has announced C$1.4 million (US$1.1 million) in funding for a smart grid pilot that aims to integrate local energy networks with the provincial grid for reliability.
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University of Queensland conducts first-ever global vehicle-to-grid study

The vehicle-to-grid study has recruited Tesla owners from around the world through the analytics platform Teslascope.

‘Omnisumer’ demands prove greatest challenge to utility operations – study

While utilities are facing multiple challenges including climate change, securing energy supply, increasing distributed energy resources, cyber threats and digitalization, the rapidly changing customer expectations may be the toughest challenge, according to a study released by EY.

Biden pushes electric vehicle chargers as energy costs spike

President Joe Biden is highlighting billions of dollars in his giant bipartisan infrastructure deal to pay for the installation of electric vehicle chargers across the country, an investment he says will go a long way to curbing planet-warming carbon emissions while creating good-paying jobs.

New Mexico utility executives tout merger to state lawmakers

New Mexico utility officials on Tuesday touted millions of dollars in economic development benefits and customer savings if state regulators approve a multibillion-dollar merger with a subsidiary of global energy giant Iberdrola.

How 24/7 clean energy procurement impacts the grid

Procuring hour-by-hour clean energy within an energy buyer's grid can lead to a greater reduction of greenhouse gas emissions than 100% clean energy matching, while driving deployment of clean firm power generation and long-duration energy storage, according to a new study.