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AVANGRID CEO James P. Torgerson to retire in June

Orange, Connecticut-based AVANGRID announced this week that CEO James P. Torgerson, 67, will retire on June 23, 2020, the day immediately following the annual meeting of shareholders. The company is conducting an internal and external search for...

Michigan regulators OK parts of Upper Peninsula Power Co. energy plan

The Michigan Public Service Commission today accepted, subject to their inclusion in a final order, segments of Upper Peninsula Power Co.'s integrated resource plan while also recommending changes to the plan that marks the utility's long-range strategy for meeting its customers' electricity needs.

Home batteries, rooftop solar could balance power grid, but policy changes needed

Rooftop solar panels and home battery systems could play a significant role in balancing the nation's electric grid, but federal regulators need to adopt policies to help make that happen, according to a clean energy group's recent report.

Electricity market reforms could add up to significant savings for Midwesterners

A new report finds that electricity market reforms in the Midwest, Great Lakes, and Mid-Atlantic could save consumers over $6.9 billion every year. The report's conclusions may have major implications for consumer advocates, large industrial companies, businesses,...

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.

MISO predicts adequate power resources for summer

The system's summer peak demand forecast was reviewed during the April 23 Summer Readiness Workshop, a part of MISO's reliability planning efforts

Calpine Corp. sells two gas-fired plants to Starwood equity firm

Starwood is acquiring the 325-MW combined cycle Garrison Energy Center in Delaware and the 503-MW RockGen Energy Center peaker facility in Wisconsin. 

Bethany Owen named president of Allete

The announcement follows an extensive internal executive development process within Allete and strategic succession planning by Allete's directors

The Evolution of Resiliency: Will the Frog Turn into a Prince?

Although the concept originally was to reward on-site fuel storage at coal and nuclear sites, the industry quickly embraced the ambiguous definition and expanded its scope as Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Operators (RTOs) noted that the best approach to resiliency varies by region.  

GridLiance to buy transmission assets from Electric Energy Inc.

"We look forward to closing the transaction and welcoming the transmission operations employees to GridLiance," Crowder added.