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New York Utilities Increasingly Embrace Non-Wires Alternatives as ConEd Forges the Path

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary Representatives from New York's utilities met this week to discuss the process of procuring and implementing non-wires projects, highlighting how prevalent the approach has become. Consolidated Edison said it is continuing to seek additional load reduction...


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Horizon Power-backed international body to champion microgrids

Sophie Vorrath, One Step Off the Grid Summary Western Australia is building on its experience as leader in the deployment of decentralised and stand-alone power systems, with the establishment of the Perth-based International Microgrid Association (IMA). The not-for-profit organisation...


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ABB and Rolls-Royce announce global cooperation on microgrids

Robin Whitlock, Renewable Energy Magazine Summary ABB and Rolls-Royce have announced a global partnership on microgrid technology and advanced automation in which the two companies will offer an innovative, energy-efficient microgrid solution for utilities, commercial and industrial...


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Maine lawmakers try again to get the state's microgrid law right

Bill Opalka, Energy News Network Summary Amid complaints that the state’s current law is unworkable, legislators revive a vetoed bill under a new governor. Maine lawmakers are trying again after a veto last year to fix a microgrid law that critics say make the projects unworkable in the...


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Microgrid boosters hope Michigan 'energy district' will spur more interest

Andy Balaskovitz, Energy News Network A rendering shows the vision for a smart energy district in Jackson, Michigan. Photo by Consumers Energy Consumers Energy plans to combine solar and storage in a 4-square-block project in Jackson, Michigan. Summary Microgrid advocates hope a...


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Entergy VP: We have to fundamentally 'reshape the grid'

Juan Monge, GreenTechMedia Summary Delivering electricity to 2.9 million customers in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas, Entergy is implementing advanced data analytics and internet-of-things technology across all its divisions. We sat down with VP Raiford Smith ahead of our inaugural...


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With storm hardening 'a larger focus,' DC approves PEPCO underground distribution lines

Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive Summary The District of Columbia Court of Appeals on Thursday affirmed the D.C. Public Service Commission's (DCPSC) 2017 approval of a proposed $500 million Pepco program to operate a number of the utility's power lines and ancillary services underground. ...


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Nuts and Bolts of Design Resiliency: Improved Facility Performance and Availability at Least Cost

Summary This presentation will discuss how to apply innovation and continuous process improvements to achieve design resiliency at the local level, or the nuts and bolts of design resiliency. Drawing upon innovations from recent design this presentation will share design attributes, that when...

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America Crece Energy Panama Meeting to be held Feb 20

America Crece Energy is an innovative, whole of government initiative designed to facilitate and catalyze private sector energy investments in Latin America and the Caribbean, by addressing structural, regulatory, legal, and market barriers to investment. On August 17, 2018 the United States...


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Tabreed integrates OSIsoft PI System to improve plant performance

Technical Review Middle East Summary National Central Cooling Company PJSC (Tabreed), one of the leading UAE-based regional district cooling utility companies, has announced to integrate data-based operational intelligence software across its network of district cooling plants to improve...