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Hydropower decline adds strain to power grids in drought

As extreme weather becomes more common with climate change, grid operators are adapting to swings in hydropower generation

Idaho Power advances grid modernization efforts with fault detection sensors

Last week, Sentient Energy announced that Idaho Power has chosen its sensing solution to provide advanced fault detection.

Clean energy platform creator WattBuy secures an extra $10M to drive growth

WattBuy, a clean energy platform that gives consumers a way to ensure the energy they are using comes from clean sources, today announced it has raised $10 million in additional investment for its Series A round of funding.
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PG&E may perform PSPS impacting thousands over windy forecast

Pacific Gas & Electric said it may shut off power to about 44,000 customers in California beginning on Monday due to potentially dry, gusty winds that could raise the risk electrical equipment sparking fires.

NARUC receives $14.2M to educate state utility regulators

NARUC was awarded five new federal cooperative agreements for the NARUC Center for Partnerships & Innovation to support ongoing education for state utility regulators.

Utilities must manage EV charging to minimize grid impacts

“I believe that EV charging is one of the top transformation opportunities for our customers and our industry. Being prepared for what is coming, actually what is already among us is crucial.”

Top 10 lessons learned from microgrid builders, owners, and operators

This was the week for Microgrid California, a one-day conference produced by Microgrid Knowledge that was jam-packed with educational sessions designed for microgrid owners, developers and technology/equipment suppliers. Speakers offered lessons learned building microgrids. As...

Prysmian Group invests $100M to boost cable-making facilities in advance of new energy goals

Energy and telecom cable system manufacturer Prysmian Group this week announced it is investing an additional $100M over the next two and half years to upgrade its North American plants to support the foreseen growth in the power distribution and transmission markets.

Georgia Power gains state approval for 65-MW/260-MWh battery storage project

Southern Co.-owned utility Georgia Power is going to build and operate the first standalone battery storage project on the state’s transmission grid.

Black & Veatch to design, build Canada’s first true smart grid

As the electric industry addresses growing demands for lower carbon footprints and heightened reliability and resilience, Black & Veatch is announcing that a Canadian community is entrusting it to transform its power system into a technology-driven, enhanced “smart grid” meant to lower consumer costs and slash greenhouse gas emissions.