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Minnesota Power seeks wind and solar proposals for its EnergyForward Plan

Allete's Minnesota Power is releasing a series of RFPs for large scale wind and solar energy projects after receiving backlash from customers and renewable energy advocates over its 15 year plan.

Alliant Energy pledges $1B for wind power expansion

Alliant Energy will invest $1 billion to expand its wind power operations throughout the state of Iowa. The company announced its plans Wednesday to expand the Whispering Willow Wind Farm in Franklin County and begin building new wind facilities elsewhere in the state over the next five years. Alliant aims to increase Iowa's wind power capacity by 500 MW.

NV Energy proposes 20-year grandfather period for net metering customers

Nevada's NV Energy filed a proposal with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) Wednesday asking that private residential solar customers be given a 20-year grandfather period for the state's net metering compensation system.  

National Grid taps Itron for smart grid infrastructure upgrade

Electricity and gas company National Grid has tapped Itron, an energy management solutions company, for help with upgrading its power utility infrastructure.

Duke Energy brings 4 MW solar installation online in Florida

Duke Energy's newest 17-acre Osceola Solar Facility is now generating electricity for residents in Osceola County, Florida.

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