National Grid to invest $93M in Rhode Island infrastructure project

To bring more reliable power to homes and businesses in Portsmouth, Middletown and Newport, Rhode Island, National Grid will invest approximately $93 million in the electricity transmission and distribution systems on Aquidneck Island as part of the Aquidneck Island Reliability Project. The project will increase delivery capacity on the Island to meet power supply needs well into the future.

Fluctuating prices driving IoT in oil and gas industry

In the digital energy industry, fluctuating oil prices will cause shifts in mergers and push oil companies to embrace IoT to monitor analytics and optimize efficiencies. 

Landslide: WV Senate votes to dump renewable energy standards

West Virginia is thought of as a coal state, and it should be. It is a heavy coal producer and coal-fired generation plants provide about 95 percent of the state's net energy generation. Renewable energy is growing in West Virginia, but the most recent vote in the state legislature this week seems to assure that growth will have a rough time of it.

Utah business group promotes more EV charging stations

Wasatch Front, a string of communities and cities tucked against the Wasatch Range in north central Utah, has a problem. A thick haze of pollution layers over the region and the rest of the Salt Lake Valley during the winter months and has raised serious questions regarding air quality and health. Now, an organization of Utah businesses has joined in a broader effort to deal with it.

Can rooftop solar tech help keep the electric grid stable?

A group of utility executives, worried about the massive influx of distributed solar power generation on their electric grids, were almost begging in 2013 for smart solar inverters which could mitigate voltage fluctuations that can be damaging to equipment. It seems to have taken a while, but their wish is gradually coming true.


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After more than three years of oil prices at between $100 and $110 per barrel, prices collapsed by nearly 50 percent in late 2014 after OPEC refused to cut production.  Combined with modest oil demand growth since 2010, restored production in countries like Libya and Iraq and the huge increase of U.S. light tight oil production, OPEC's decision has contributed to a massive supply/demand imbalance and the resulting price drop, according to Ernst & Young.


With a major solar plant on the way and the possibility of another, Buffalo, New York is emerging as a solar manufacturing powerhouse.