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Georgia Power, Southern Co. award $1.6M in support of Georgia’s Historically Black Colleges and...

Georgia Power and its parent, Southern Co., are supporting Georgia's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with $1.625 million in funding through the Southern Company Foundation. The grants will be used for technology tools, infrastructure, professional development and...

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...

Southern Company receives 92nd annual EEI Edison Award for advancing energy storage

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) this week awarded Southern Company the electric utility industry's most prestigious honor, the EEI Edison Award. Southern Company received the award for its portfolio of energy storage research and development (R&D) initiatives. "As...

1.5-MW Georgia Tech microgrid project ready for operation in Atlanta data center

A new microgrid will provide emergency, islanding and research learning power for a developing data-tech neighborhood in downtown Atlanta. The Tech Square Microgrid addition to the ATL1 data center was announced by owner DataBank. The...
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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...
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100 largest US power producers cut carbon emissions 8% in 2018

Carbon dioxide emissions from the largest 100 power producers in the U.S. decreased 8% over the course of 2018 largely due to natural gas, wind and solar projects displacing coal-fired generation, sustainability group Ceres said in a...
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Southern Company partners with A2V to enhance utility cybersecurity

The Asset to Vendor Network for Power Utilities (A2V) announced the signing of Southern Company, as the group's first new partner, on Monday. Founded by Fortress Information Security (Fortress) and American Electric Power (AEP), A2V was created to...

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...
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Customer satisfaction with energy providers falters for second straight year, American Customer Satisfaction Index...

According to the 2019-2020 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ASCI) Energy Utilities Report, customer satisfaction dropped 1.5% to 72.1 (on a 0-100 scale). Overall in the sector, customer satisfaction with natural gas delivery fell 3% with an index score of...