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Portland utility targets distributed energy, smart grid in net-zero plan

Portland General Electric has outlined a path to net-zero emissions that relies on rapidly adding renewable energy assets and utilizing customer-sited distributed energy resources for grid resiliency.
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Penn Power using infrared and ultraviolet technology for inspections of transmission lines

To keep power flowing for Penn Power and West Penn Power customers through the upcoming winter months, proactive aerial inspections were recently completed along nearly 1,000 miles of 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission lines in the...
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Massachusetts school bus shaves peak demand in first V2G program for district

Highland Electric Fleets announced this week what it called a “historic breakthrough for local clean energy” in which an electric school bus in Beverly, Massachusetts successfully delivered power back to the electricity grid for more than 50 hours over the course of the summer.

Quiniones resigns as president and CEO of New York Power Authority

The New York Power Authority announced this week that President and Chief Executive Officer Gil C. Quiniones has resigned after 10 years in the role, to accept a position as CEO at Commonwealth Edison...

FERC’s deadlock means SEEM is here to stay—Why are renewables worried?

The 15 utilities behind the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) hailed the proposal as providing "cost, reliability and environmental benefits." So, why is the renewable energy industry so concerned?

World Energy Outlook 2021: Transition to renewables not fast enough for net-zero targets

The International Energy Agency called for "unmistakable" action by world leaders to reduce emissions ahead of the COP26 Climate Change Conference, warning that the global transition to renewable energy isn't happening quickly enough to meet net-zero goals.

Hitachi drops ABB Power Grids and is now officially Hitachi Energy

This summer Hitachi announced its intention to change its name to Hitachi Energy and drop the joint venture name it adopted when it purchased the grid business from ABB. Today, the company is announcing that the former name, Hitachi ABB Power Grids, has been officially changed to simply Hitachi Energy.

Energy agency urges bigger global push to cut emissions

The International Energy Agency is urging governments to make stronger commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions at an upcoming U.N. climate summit, warning the world is not on track to meet environmental goals.

More than $60M spent in a battle over hydropower corridor

Spending on a fall referendum aimed at stopping a utility corridor in western Maine has topped $60 million, with energy companies pouring money into advertising ahead of the vote.

Analysis: Lacking energy efficiency efforts undercut state climate goals

Of the 25 states and the District of Columbia with expressed emissions reduction goals, eight don't mention energy efficiency.