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Exelon’s Calvin Butler honored with BEYA Chairman’s Award for contributions to STEM

Exelon Utilities CEO Calvin G. Butler Jr. was honored February 13 with the BEYA Chairman’s Award during the organization’s annual BEYA STEM conference, hosted virtually. Previously known as the Black Engineer of the Year...

Oil giants joining electric utilities in pushing federal leaders to strengthen GHG emission rules

In a renewed sign that energy companies are progressing beyond whipsawing U.S. government policy on environmental issues, three major oil companies are pushing for a reversal of the Trump Administration's rollback on methane emissions...
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Backed by EPRI, major utilities launch initiative to accelerate economy-wide deep decarbonization

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI) announced this week that they are embarking on a five-year initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. With the increase of decarbonization goals...

Crews from at least 32 states, D.C, and Canada responded to outages caused by...

Tropical Storm Isaias brought high winds, heavy rains, and destructive tornadoes on its path from Florida through New England this week. After tracking close to the southeastern Florida coast, the storm made landfall as...

Exelon takes STEM Academy for female students virtual this time around

Exelon is not letting COVID-19 stop its push for helping young women develop careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Chicago-based utility holding company's non-profit Exelon Foundation is bringing back its annual STEM Innovation Leadership...

FCC move modernizing 900 MHz opens door for safer, deeper utility communication networks

The timeless beauty of the future grid will only be skin deep. The future electricity sector on some level won't look much different than the current one. Some centralized conventional power generation, some distributed energy, lots of substations...

Koch Industries unit acquires Sentient Energy to focus on distribution grid intelligence

Koch Engineered Solutions (KES), a unit of Koch Industries Inc., this week announced it has acquired Sentient Energy, provider of intelligent line sensors and grid analytics software for fault detection, outage prevention, and safe, reliable power delivery. Headquartered in...

Pacific Gas & Electric donating one million (masks and dollars) to coronavirus relief effort

Pacific Gas & Electric is donating nearly one million medical masks to California Gov. Gavin Newsom's emergency office in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Centered in a state which officially has gone into a "shelter in place"...

Coastal states dominate ACEEE’s utility efficiency rankings

Massachusetts utilities clearly lead the way on saving energy, according to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. The ACEEE's latest Utility Scorecard ranked two of the Bay State's utilities together at the top...

Transportation electrification modeling software could help energy stakeholders make better investment decisions

Electrification, shared mobility, and automation shape not only consumer choice but also the decisions utilities, city developers, service providers and other stakeholders make each day. In turn, where they decide to invest and locate their services, circles back...