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Distributed generation drops on executive list of priorities

The priorities of energy leaders have shifted significantly in the last year. This is the implication of the second annual Utility of the Future Pulse Survey by DNV GL.

NYISO studying impact of large-scale solar on grid

New York has been working to assure their place in the future of energy and smart technology, but they want to make sure they know where they are headed. The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) will be conducting a study on the potential of solar power resources on the grid of the future -- more specifically, in the next 15 years.

Borrego Springs first community fully-powered by microgrid

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has continued to utilize their microgrid in the Borrego Springs community and, in May, had to use it to power the entire community during a planned grid outage. According to SDG&E, it is believed to be the first time in the country that a community has been fully powered by a microgrid system.

New factory in West Palm Beach will help FPL get smarter

Florida Power & Light (FPL) joined S&C Electric Company at the opening of a new $3 million facility in West Palm Beach, Florida. The facility will be producing smart grid devices, in part that will be used for FPL customers.

APS completes HANG2 transmission line after a decade

APS understood the essential need to increase the capacity to bring electricity into Yuma County even more than 10 years ago, and the HANG2 line meets this need. APS continues to look forward and plan for the future even today.

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