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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

Federal court strikes down major Trump climate rollback

A federal appeals court struck down one of the Trump administration’s most momentous climate rollbacks on Tuesday, saying the administration acted illegally in issuing a new rule that eased federal regulation of air pollution from power plants.

PNM meter reader saves customer’s life

Very few know the streets in town as well as a Public Service New Mexico (PNM) meter reader. Each one walks an average of 8-10 miles per day and drives 20-40 miles per day,...

City of Columbus, Ohio upgrades to smart utility network for water and electricity

The City of Columbus Department of Public Utilities has a long history of superior customer service dating back to 1871 and its first drinking water treatment facility at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers....

California heat, poor planning led to August power outages

Energy regulators on Wednesday last week blamed blackouts last summer that affected hundreds of thousands of Californians on poor planning, electrical market problems and an extreme heat wave that blanketed the West.

Grid modernization and energy storage in focus this week: Join us!

As DER proliferate along the grid, utilities must modernize how they deliver electricity. Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Private LTE networks, Advanced Distribution Management Systems, Behind-the-meter and in-front-of-the-meter batteries, all of these in conjunction will lead...

Court puts halt on construction of $1B Maine power corridor

A federal appeals court has halted construction of a $1 billion power transmission line corridor through Maine to give conservation groups time to make their case against the project.