Creating a ready-and-able workforce to usher the United States into its green energy future will require reaching out to the nation’s youth as early as their first school field trips, industry witnesses told a congressional hearing.
The push to fire-up students about future careers in science ... Read More »
WASHINGTON – The U.S. power industry needs to be on top of cybersecurity threats because so much of the country’s economic health is dependent upon a reliable power grid, the head of a leading trade association for electric utilities said on Wednesday.
“Electricity is 5 percent of the gros... Read More »
WASHINGTON – A pan
el of energy experts agreed Wednesday, while Congress holds the keys to major reforms to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), state legislatures and public service commissions can make meaningful changes to the 40-year-old law in order to affect their own... Read More »
Federal and state officials discussed the importance of energy storage and highlighted the need for a supportive regulatory environment at the Energy Storage Association (ESA) annual Policy Forum held recently in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) announced plans to introduce legi... Read More »
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) unveiled Tuesday a new piece of smart grid technology, called the Automated Transformer Switch (ATS), also called a VacuFuse Self-Resetting Interrupter, which helps to prevent and reduce power outages.
“The investments we’ve made throughout the last 1... Read More »
Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) plans to rebuild approximately 20 miles of transmission line in Indiana’s Delaware and Grant counties, modernizing the grid supported therein.
The announcement means that for customers in the east-central portion of the state, new towers will soon be on hand, ... Read More »
Four organizations are joining forces to help cities secure more than 2.8 gigawatts of renewable capacity, which represents more than the total existing solar capacity in three states.
The Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge, the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), the World Resources Instit... Read More »
Four Alaska utilities submitted an application to
the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to form a transmission-only utility in
Alaska’s Railbelt region.
The four utilities that filed the application are
the Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA), Anchorage Municipal Light and
Power (ML&P... Read More »
General Motors has partnered with DTE Energy on
an initiative to bring 300,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy to GM
facilities in Michigan.
Specifically, the 300,000 mwh will provide 100
percent of the electricity needs of GM’s global technical center in Warren and
its Renaissance Center ... Read More »
A bipartisan group of senators recently sent a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen urging them ban the use of inverters made by the Chinese-owned company, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, citing cybersecurity concerns.
“Huawei has recently become... Read More »