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Small rural co-ops leading Wisconsin solar

Dairyland Power Cooperative and Richland Electric Cooperative have broken ground on the first of 12 solar projects developed as part of the Dairyland Power Cooperative solar initiative launched earlier this year.

Northeast saves millions from energy efficiency

Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) has named six regional organizations as this year's Northeast Business Leaders for Energy Efficiency for their outstanding efforts to advance energy efficiency and achieve a cumulative annual cost savings of more than $2.4 million.

Georgia Power goes all-in on social media

There are some utilities who just "get" the importance of social media to their business. Georgia Power is one of those. The utility has gone "all-in" when it comes to social media, opening a new, state-of-the-art Social Media Center to meet the increasing demand for social media engagement and enhance customer service and communication.

4 keys to global renewable integration

As energy demand continues to increase globally, many countries -- and utilities -- are exploring ways to meet the need for reliable, efficient and affordable electricity while also implementing more renewable generation into the fuel mix.

Can't we all just get along? Energy-Efficiency Implementers, Evaluators and Utility Profits

Relationships can be good or bad, but if they start from a position of trust, people can find solutions to problems that they might not otherwise have found. Sounds like the advice of a good marriage counselor, but this expert was speaking to a different type of couple: energy-efficiency implementers and evaluators.

Study finds home automation, IoT benefits for utilities, consumers

The increasing use of home automation technology through the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential for substantial energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions reductions, according to a new study conducted by the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

Private sector data key to Amsterdam's smart city transformation

The city of Amsterdam has enjoyed many successes as the result of its efforts to partner with insurance, technology, transportation, education, energy, and healthcare companies to become one of the world's truly smart cities, as demonstrated in a new case study released by MIT Sloan Management Review.

NY utilities to become distributed system providers

The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) has issued a groundbreaking order, outlining a new revenue model for electric utilities.

Goodbye electric bills? Solar plus storage could make it happen

The utility bill savings enabled by Solar+storage systems could essentially eliminate electric bills for some property owners, delivering additional savings similar to solar PV alone for about a third of the cost, according to a new report.

Annual report "clears" RGGI of anti-competitive conduct

No evidence of anti-competitive conduct has been found in the market for Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) CO2 allowances, according to the independent market monitor's newly released 2015 Annual Report on the Market for RGGI CO2 Allowances.

Riding the Wave: Navigant names the best in wind turbines

With growth occurring in almost every market, 2015 marked another record-breaking year for the wind industry. Overall, 63 GW of wind power capacity was added globally in 2015, reflecting a 23.2 percent increase from the 51 MW installed in 2014.

San Diego Gas and Electric leading charge to electrify transportation

San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) will invest $7.5 million over the next five years to develop a bold new education campaign to create awareness, expand electric vehicle (EV) ownership and lead the charge among large cities to electrify the transportation sector.

Light it up: Seemingly stagnant CHP, fuel cell market really smoldering

According to new research, 11 gigawatts of new customer-sited, fuel-based generation will be deployed in the U.S. over the next decade. The GTM research forecasts that the cumulative U.S. CHP and fuel cell market will grow from 84 gigawatts today to 95 gigawatts by 2026.

Environmental, public health benefits stack up in LBNL solar study

Solar power could deliver $400 billion in environmental and public health benefits throughout the United States by 2050, according to a study from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

EU energy directive kick starting new revenue opportunities

The European Union (EU) is aiming to replace at least 80 percent of electricity meters with smart metering systems by 2020, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. This could reduce emissions across European states by up to 9 percent, and cut annual household energy consumption by similar amounts.

Smart City Open Data Pioneers: IDC names the 2016 Innovators

International Data Corporation (IDC) has named its 2016 IDC Innovators -- pioneering players in the smart city open data platforms market. IDC Innovators are companies with less than $50 million in revenue that offer an inventive technology and/or groundbreaking new business model.

LLNL helping meet DOE renewables goal with solar

PSEG Solar Source has officially opened the PSEG Lawrence Livermore Solar Center, occupying 10 acres on the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) site near San Francisco.

Taking Flight: Pacific Gas and Electric testing NASA tech on drones

One of a small handful of U.S. utilities the Federal Aviation Administration has authorized to begin testing the use of drones, or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), to assist with inspections of electric and gas infrastructure, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is conducting testing programs to explore the feasibility of using safety drones to monitor electric infrastructure in hard-to-reach areas and to detect methane leaks across its 70,000-square-mile service area.

Report: Cleaner ERCOT grid will make federal regs irrelevant

Natural gas and renewable energy can provide all of the new electric power that Texas will need in the foreseeable future, according to a new Brattle Group report prepared for the Texas Clean Energy Coalition (TCEC).

EPRI geared for grid engineering education

With the help of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative award of $1 million, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will lead a three-year collaboration to update, develop, and implement college-level curricula that focuses on power systems engineering with distributed energy resources and new grid modernization technologies.