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Idaho utilities want a federal review of 4-hour power outage

A power substation fire in Idaho caused a several hour long power outage for more than 100,000 customers this week, and the local electric cooperatives and utilities are calling for a federal review of the incident.

Sempra acquires in-progress Michigan wind farm

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power acquired an in-progress wind farm project in Michigan from utility-scale wind and solar energy developer Geronimo Energy, LLC, the utility announced today.

NERC to develop a better cybersecurity standard for the grid

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved an order Thursday directing the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to develop a new Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) reliability standard.

Dominion East Ohio engaging customers with energy savings program

Dominion East Ohio is helping customers cut energy costs by offering a low-cost home energy assessment and savings program.

In part 2 of Tesla Master Plan, Elon Musk pushes hard for combined energy storage

Combining energy generation with storage is the future of sustainable energy, Tesla's founder Elon Musk insists. And working toward a sustainable future isn't just for hippies, he wrote in a blog post Wednesday.

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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.