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PSEG CEO: Reliability fundamental to industry excellence

PSEG is investing billions in projects that will provide customers with better and more reliable service while boosting New Jersey's economy and creating hundreds of jobs.

ComEd installs one-millionth smart meter

ComEd has been making big moves toward smart grid technology, and announced this week that they have installed their one millionth smart meter -- however, it's only 25 percent toward their ultimate goal.

Potomac Energy investing in future growth in Virginia, West Virginia

Transmission lines in West Virginia and Virginia are about to get a big upgrade. FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary Potomac Edison will be installing new conductors on three of their 138,000 volt transmission lines in Jefferson County, West Virginia and Clarke County, Virginia.

Power sector disruption just the start of energy industry transformation

Global megatrends -- such as technological breakthroughs, rapid urbanization and resource shifts -- are creating new opportunities and challenges in customer behavior, new forms of competition, different generation models, and regulatory changes that could "quickly eclipse current company and country strategies," according to PwC.

USDA increases commitment to rural electrification and smart grids

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced funding for six electric infrastructure projects in rural areas. Of those six, three of the projects will be located in North Carolina and will use solar energy for the rural customers.

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Construction on three solar facilities has ramped up in North Carolina, as part of Duke Energy's $500 million commitment to solar in the state. The facilities are underway in Bladen, Duplin and Wilson counties.

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More than a billion dollars' worth of natural gas is wasted in the United States every year, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are in the process of setting standards to address some of that waste. At the same time, a new report offers several solutions to solve one part of the issue-- flaring.