Southwestern utility efficiency programs to save $5.5B

Energy efficiency programs from electric utilities in the Southwest U.S. will save customers $5.5 billion net according to the utilities' own data.

Kansas regulators investigating distributed generation cost and benefits

Amid the proposed $12.2 billion merger of Great Plains Energy with Kansas electric utility Westar Energy, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) is investigating the rate design for distributed power generation customers.

Smart inverter tech ahead of industry standards

A smart inverter technology able to meet real-time grid demand complies with an industry standard that will become mandatory for some in the near future.

Cleanspark microgrid to save $300,000 per year

An 832kW "flex Power System" microgrid created by energy and control technology company CleanSpark has been completed in Borrego Springs, California. 

DOE paying for 12 power grid cybersecurity projects

The U.S. Department of Energy will fund 12 cybersecurity projects with up to $34 million to the reliability and resilience of the nation's energy infrastructure.


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