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Kansas city-owned utility buys Tesla to promote electric cars

Above: A Tesla Motors car, photographed by Ted Eytan, courtesy of Creative Commons LINDSBORG, Kan. (AP) — The city-owned utility in Lindsborg wants to sell more electricity to the 3,500 people in town. So it...

Efficiency makes clean energy cost-competitive with new gas power plants

Clean energy, including wind, solar, storage, energy efficiency, and demand flexibility, has reached an economic tipping point and is now cost-competitive with natural gas power generation, according to a new study by the Rocky Mountain Institute...

More than 20 utilities now representing at POWERGEN International

This year's conference and exhibition already has close to 30 speakers from more than 20 utilities talking on all facets of the power generation sector. 

NY governor announces $1.1 billion project to extend life of Niagara Power Project

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that the New York Power Authority is launching a 15-year modernization and digitization program to significantly extend the operating life of the Niagara Power Project.

Accessing national electricity rates is key to optimizing energy management programs

Electricity costs are a major factor in today's business landscape -- whether you are running a hospital, operating a retail store, maintain a commercial office building or managing an industrial facility. Commercial and Industrial (C&I) organizations in the U.S. spend an estimated $130 billion on electricity every year. In order to analyze and optimize electricity costs, it is essential for energy managers to be able to accurately and conveniently obtain electricity rates.

AEP units may invest in 1,500 MW of Oklahoma wind projects

The projects include a 999-MW wind facility being built north of Weatherford, a 287-MW wind facility being built southwest of Enid, and a 199-MW facility being built south of Alva. They are being developed by Invenergy.

El Paso Electric’s Kipp to take CEO reins at Puget Sound Energy

Kipp will join the Seattle-based utility as president and report to Harris and then take the CEO reins in January when Harris departs.

Why you need a power bridging strategy to support grid infrastructure upgrades

Utilities across the globe are exploring the wide range of innovative and emerging technologies that are available today as options for updating grid infrastructure. One of the challenges of navigating this breadth of options is that the timeline for making decisions on upgrading grid infrastructure is quickly approaching.

Illinois smart meter data illustrates demographic divides in electricity use

Illinois' low-income electric customers are using less of the state's costliest and dirtiest power than their higher-income counterparts, a new study shows.

DHS approves AMSC resilient power grid project with ComEd

The system uses AMSC's high temperature superconductor technology and, under the terms of the agreement between AMSC and ComEd, will link existing electric power infrastructure within the city of Chicago