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New York’s Sugar Hill community solar farm testing real-time optimal power flow software

On June 16, Latham, NY based community solar developer U.S. Light Energy, along with its partner Standard Solar hosted the CEO of National Grid John Pettigrew and the utility’s US President Badar Khan on a...

DLR provider LineVision secures $12.5 Million in Series B financing

LineVision’s V3 sensors collect real-time data on overhead power lines including line temperature, sag, horizontal motion, and anomalies.
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Construction begins on UK’s first grid stabilization facility

Siemens Energy has started work to construct one of the UK's first grid stabilization facilities. The new site is being commissioned in South Wales, UK, on behalf of independent power developer, Welsh Power. The facility,...
Smart Thermostat

National Grid expands DER portfolio with EnergyHub to manage C&I

This week EnergyHub said that National Grid is now managing commercial and industrial (C&I) demand response through EnergyHub's Mercury DERMS platform. National Grid's C&I program has enrolled 13 aggregators and 900 individual sites in Massachusetts, New...

Nominations now open for the best utility customer-centric programs

The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) recently announced the opening of the nominations window for the 2021 Best Practices Awards, a unique awards program that highlights leadership from electricity providers in developing customer-centric programs, services and strategies. Previous...

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...
People Talking

White paper offers examples of successful utility programs for residential customers

The Smart Energy Customer Collaborative (SECC) announced the release of a new white paper, "Identifying and Meeting Customer Needs," which highlights services for residential customers from electricity providers across the U.S. The white paper is based on five themes...
Transmission

UK’s National Grid gets first-of-its-kind STATCOM scheme

Last week, GE Renewable Energy's Grid Solutions group announced that it has energized the Dynamic Reactive Compensator (DRC) project for National Grid in the UK. The project is the largest utility-grade Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) scheme in...

Small city in Massachusetts gets “˜smart’ with new initiative to monitor roads via streetlight...

Grant funding from National Grid and the Massachusetts Area Planning Council (MAPC) helped pay for the new project. On April 30, smart city technology provider CIMCON announced that Spencer, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 12,000 people, is planning...
Powerlines

Finland’s second-largest utility gets EIB backing on grid modernization

Finnish utility Elenia will be leveraging a â‚¬100 million ($108 million) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to modernize its grid network. Elenia will use the loan to improve the security of supply by replacing overhead cables...