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NYSERDA announces winners of clean energy challenge to modernize New York’s electric grid

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) last week announced that five teams have won awards under the first two rounds of the Future Grid Challenge aimed at developing solutions to integrate clean and...

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...

Insurers owed billions in wildfire claims want to take over PG&E

PG&E filed for bankruptcy in January to deal with an estimated $30 billion in liabilities from wildfires its equipment may have ignited in 2017 and 2018, including the wildfire in the Northern California town of Paradise and killed 85 people

California cities say bill harms PG&E, other public utilities

But new legislation aimed at bringing financial stability to PG&E and other utilities could make it harder for local governments to do that

Eos supplying non-lithium batteries for Duke, UCSD storage projects

Eos Energy Storage is manufacturer and supplier of the zinc-based Aurora 2.0 battery system for Duke Energy's McAlpine substation and as a behind-the-meter solution at the University of California, San Diego. 

LA now biggest U.S. city to announce 100% renewable energy goals

As of 2018, the city of Los Angeles boasted close to 350 MW of installed local solar power, according to reports. Its solar capacity increased some 44 percent year over year.

Three ways utilities can partner with smart renewable cities to deliver on their objectives

Cities and renewable electricity have, respectively, become the habitat and energy of choice globally. The two are increasingly inseparable. Urbanization and electrification trends have turned cities and the grid into leading platforms for human activity, presenting unique opportunities for today's utilities to partner with municipalities to achieve their smart city goals.

From DTECH: Schneider Electric expands Marine base resilience project

The company talked about the expansion Wednesday during its DistribuTECH briefing

SRP, Georgia Power, Entergy top JD Power utility rankings

Salt River Project earned its 17th straight top rating in the West Large Utility category, while MidAmerican Energy and Georgia Power were also repeat honorees for their regions. Baltimore Gas & Electric took the top spot in the East Large category, ending PPL Electric Utilities' six-year run atop the rankings.