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Utility Arborist Association welcomes new executive director

The Utility Arborist Association (UAA) said yesterday that it is pleased to welcome Dennis Fallon as UAA Executive Director. Fallon, of Ham Lake, Minnesota, will begin his new position on August 5, 2021. “We are...

A new microgrid for the Bad River Tribe will offer energy resilience

Last week, EnTech Solutions and its affiliate Faith Technologies said that they have partnered with the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians to implement a solar-powered microgrid. The project,...

Xcel teams with LineVision, ORNL to explore new tech for overhead line monitoring plus...

LineVision, provider of non-contact overhead line sensor solutions, said this week that it has been hired by Xcel to deploy its technology across transmission lines in parts of its service territory. This project is...

Xcel celebrates milestone as utility is now halfway to 100% carbon free electricity

For the second year in a row, Xcel Energy has hit a significant milestone in its quest to deliver 100% carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050. Xcel reported that it broke its own record...

FPL tops PA Consulting’s annual ReliabilityOne awards as repeat champ

For the fifth time in six years, Florida Power & Light was ranked as the nation's most reliable electric power utility by a major consulting firm. PA Consulting presented its annual ReliabilityOne top national award...

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...

Ameren and EPRI showcase 10 energy startups during “˜Demo 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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Xcel Energy lays out vision of electrifying 20% of all vehicles in its territory...

The utility says that powering 1.5M EVs will reduce emissions and save customers billions This week, Xcel Energy announced a vision of powering 1.5 million electric vehicles (EVs) in its service areas by 2030. EVs would then...
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Minnesota regulators consider who should have access to smart meter data

A proposal from the state's Citizens Utility Board wants to make anonymous data open to third-party researchers.   As utilities begin to collect more data from smart meters, regulators are facing questions about who should have...

Xcel Energy upgrades substations in New Mexico

To support Xcel Energy's "Power for the Plains" project, Energy Erectors Inc. announced that it has completed a 115/12.47kV substation in Artesia, N.M., which is one in a series of substation construction projects and...