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Renewable energy dominating global M&A sector in 2018

Figures in a new report from global consultancy EY found that the 46 percent of renewables deals comprised 63 contracts totaling $12.9 billion. Most notable was the European Union's landmark agreement to achieve 32 percent renewable energy consumption by 2030, and three renewables deals in the US totaling $3.8 billion.

DER and Bulk Generation

DERs present challenges to the traditional grid operation model. Bulk power and DER will coexist safely and efficiently only if operators have visibility into real data in real time for optimal management and planning. Sensors and analytics are the foundation of that will enable of automated, real-time reaction to real-time changes in power flow, voltage and frequency.

Johnson Controls, Aqua Metals sign battery recycling partnership

Aqua Metals, which recently opened its first plant in McCarran, Nevada, uses an advanced electrochemical process for recycling batteries

Itron developing joint metering effort with China’s Wasion Group

Power grid services firm Itron will partner with China-based Wasion Group to expand a joint electricity-meter technologies, the companies announced Wednesday 

Wisconsin hydro operations set generation record

The upgrades along with above-average precipitation in 2016 contributed to the generation record

Duke Energy completes sale of international business in Brazil

China Three Gorges Corp. is acquiring Duke Energy assets consisting of 10 hydroelectric generation plants

Illinois EPA approves permit for 380 MW expansion of Invenergy power plant

This plant currently functions as an intermediate load facility with two natural gas-fired combined cycle turbines, each with a nominal capacity of 300 MWe 

VIDEO: Duke Energy to sell Brazilian business to China Three Gorges for $1.2 billion

CTG is a clean energy group focused on large-scale hydropower development and operation

VIDEO: Brazil drought hinders Itaipu hydropower output

Power generation from the 14 GW Itaipu hydroelectric plant fell 11 percent in 2014 amid Brazil's worst drought in 84 years 

Alaska Power & Telephone files with FERC on hydropower project

The preliminary permitting phase is just one of many steps required to advance the West Creek project