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The future of the robust U.S. wind market is uncertain as subsidies and mandates end - Energize Weekly, August 16, 2017 The wind energy market is being spurred by declining prices and rising efficiency, but faces[...]
Coordinated Vegetation Management Programs Lead to Better Communities - By Joe Bennett, Vice President, Engineering, ITC Holdings Corp. When blackouts hit, they serve as a harsh reminder of the[...]
Western utilities get ready for a solar power blackout during coming total eclipse - Energize Weekly, August 8, 2017 The total solar eclipse set to sweep across the sky on Aug. 21 is going[...]
Corporate power purchase agreements are rapidly growing - Energize Weekly, August 2, 2017 Corporate power purchase agreements, initially the domain of high-visibility, multi-billion-dollar enterprises, are increasingly being used[...]
New York announces $440 million transmission project to boost renewable energy generation - Energize Weekly, August 2, 2017 A $440 million project to upgrade a 75-year-old transmission line to carry renewable energy was[...]
Minnesota study shows solar-storage tandem becoming an alternative to peakers - Energize Weekly, July 26, 2017 Solar arrays linked to energy storage could be an economic and environmental alternative to natural[...]
As natural gas prices rise, coal-fired electricity generation takes the lead - Energize Weekly, July 26, 2017 After natural gas-fired generation slipped ahead of coal as the main source for U.S. electricity[...]
Our Energy Values - by Seth H. Handy, Handy Law LLC Rhode Island laments its high cost of electricity for good reason; it is[...]
Western utilities eye joining Southwest Power Pool, state regulators are wary - Energize Weekly, July 19, 2017 The Mountain West Transmission Group, which represents utilities in eight western states, is considering joining[...]
New analytical tool measures generation costs on price of natural gas, strength of the wind and sun - Energize Weekly, July 12, 2017 Utilities across the country, when building new generation, are opting for natural gas-fired plants, wind[...]
Suniva trade cash could slash solar installations, company challenges those estimates - Energize Weekly, July 5, 2017 The push by an U.S.-based solar panel manufacturer to have tariffs slapped on imported solar[...]
Minnesota is adopting a methodical approach to grid modernization - Energize Weekly, July 5, 2017 Minnesota—unhampered by the pressures facing some other states—is taking a step-by-step approach in planning and[...]
Colorado Utilities Commission approves Xcel grid modernization plan and revenue decoupling - Energize Weekly, June 28, 2017 The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) took two steps toward modernizing the state’s electricity system[...]
More than $10 billion to be spent on new generation worldwide—most of it on renewables - Energize Weekly, June 28, 2017 The world’s energy mix is continuing to evolve with wind and solar projected to account[...]
Price of solar falls below $1 a watt, but future prices imperiled by trade case - Energize Weekly, June 21, 2017 The federal SunShot Initiative set a goal of an installed price for photovoltaic solar modules[...]
Natural gas-fired plants cheapest to build, wind farms the cheapest to operate, EIA data shows - Energize Weekly, June 14, 2017 The cost of building new electricity generation is coming down across the board with the[...]
States and utilities across the country are moving on grid modernization, survey finds - Energize Weekly, June 7, 2017 Actions to modernize the nation’s electric grid—some small, some sweeping—are underway this year by utilities,[...]
As renewable electricity is added to the grid, are power markets misfiring? - Energize Weekly, May 31, 2017 When increasing megawatt-hours of variable solar and wind energy began coursing through the grid, the[...]
Xcel grid modernization gets wary reception at Colorado utilities commission - Energize Weekly, May 24, 2017 A proposed $612 million grid modernization program by Xcel Energy for its Colorado system came[...]
Trump getting serious about cybersecurity - Energize Weekly, May 17, 2017 Last Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order designed to strengthen the cybersecurity of[...]