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PJM auction yields some surprising results

The Base Residual Auction for the 2019/20 Delivery Year, the second auction held under PJM's Capacity Performance construct, resulted in four separately cleared capacity prices – RTO, BGE, EMAAC and ComEd capacity zones.

Low-risk business plan: PPL poised for value, growth

In 2015, PPL invested more than $3.5 billion in infrastructure improvements. Over the next five years, the company plans to invest an additional $16 billion to make the energy grid more reliable, resilient and secure, to advance a cleaner energy mix, and to incorporate new technology.

Navigant names Top 10 UK Smart Cities

In the United Kingdom, a number of cities have become significant proponents of smart city concepts, and many more are now seeking to develop their own smart city plans.

NYPA formalizes mutual assistance protocol

The New York Power Authority, along with the state's investor-owned utilities, and municipal and cooperative electric providers, have created a plan that details how utilities can help each other during emergencies or weather events that lead to widespread outages.

Renewable energy job growth defies energy sector trends

More than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry -- up five percent from last year, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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Despite declining production at a key gas field in the Netherlands, natural gas prices in Europe remain at lowest level in six years. The Netherlands, the largest natural gas producer in the European Union, supplied 14 percent of the European Union's natural gas in 2014.

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Solar power's growth curve in Germany is falling so fast the German government said it would suspend further reductions in the solar feed-in tariff.