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Ameren and EPRI showcase 10 energy startups during “ËœDemo Day’

Today, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Incubatenergy Labs program and Ameren Corporation will host "Demo Day 2020" with 10 startup teams showcasing technology innovations as part of the Incubatenergy Labs Challenge 2020.  The teams will present outcomes of their accelerated demonstrations and research projects...
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PGE Foundation grants nearly $1.7 million for wildfire recovery, COVID-19 relief

Today, the PGE Foundation, the corporate foundation for Portland General Electric (PGE), announced that is has made more than $1.68 million in donation grants for wildfire recovery, COVID-19 relief and support for families in 2020, a 50 percent...

Energy storage milestone: PG&E, Tesla begin building 730MWh battery system

Utility-scale battery storage took a major jump forward this month as Pacific Gas & Electric and Tesla began construction on a 182.5-MW lithium ion system in Monterey County, California. PG&E will own the facility at its substation in...

I-5 Clean Energy Corridor needs freight-level EV charging every 50 miles and $850M, utilities...

An ambitious build-out of electric charging infrastructure for freight carriers along the West Coast I-5 corridor will need a major buy-in from utilities, customers, transportation firms, state regulators and private partners. And it should begin with a major...
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PG&E strengthens community resilience with microgrid solutions

The California Public Utilities Commission has approved Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s (PG&E's) microgrid proposals, which are designed to reduce the number of customers affected by Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events and mitigate current impacts. PG&E aims to enhance...
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U.S. utilities take action to help mitigate severe impacts of COVID-19 pandemic

Over the past few weeks, Public Service Electric and Gas (PSEG), Entergy, Portland General Electric (PGE), The Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) and Tennessee Valley Alternative Energy (TVA) have all announced actions...

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...

PGE to procure energy from 162-MW solar farm for select C&I customers

Portland General Electric and Avangrid Renewables this week announced that PGE has agreed to purchase the output of a new 162-MW solar facility that Avangrid is building in eastern Oregon. The new facility will supply power and the...

Utilities and the cloud, disaster management focus of DTECH live webcasts

On Tuesday during DISTRIBUTECH International, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Clevest, two important players in the energy space, presented educational sessions to a packed room of DISTRIBUTECH International attendees and an online audience as well.

AEP, Eversource, PGE among utilities named in Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

Several utilities and service companies are lauded for their diversity efforts in the new, expanded Bloomberg 2020 Gender-Equality Index. Bloomberg's latest index now contains 325 public companies globally, up from 230 last year. The Gender-Equality...