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Pilgrim site eyed for $100M energy substation

By Christine Legere, Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass. - May 26--PLYMOUTH -- When Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shuts down permanently in mid-2019, it may not be long before another energy producer -- one with the ability to transmit considerably more clean power to the region each year -- takes its place on the same site. More...

The Case of the Utility Pole Predicament

Ben Miller, P.E. - Utility poles typically feature a combination of power conductors and communication cables, such as phone or cable television. More...

Xcel Energy requests nearly $90 million switching fee if LP&L joins ERCOT

By Matt Dotray, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Texas - May 24--Xcel Energy is seeking an interconnection switching fee estimated to cost $88.7 million if Lubbock Power & Light procedes with its plan to disconnect from Xcel's system to join the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in 2019. More...
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SAIC Opens New Office in Downtown Chicago to Support Transmission and Distribution Market

SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation) - Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) [NYSE: SAI] announced today the opening of its Chicago, Ill. more...

Are Utilities Wasting Money on Marketing?

E Source Companies, LLC - A new three-part E Source report reveals strategies for calculating the return on marketing investment (ROMI) for utilities, along with case studies of existing measurement solutions and future opportunities based on smart grid data. more...

ABB wins PV SCADA solution project in Arizona

ABB Inc. - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced that it has won a contract from Fluor Corporation for the 125-megawatt photovoltaic (PV) Arlington Valley Solar Project (AVSE II). more...

Articles 

By Kathleen Wolf Davis
On: March 30, 2016
When you run a smart grid magazine, it makes you nervous when your boss says he hates the term 'smart grid.' It makes you knee-knocking nervous, like that cemetery caretaker character in Disney's Haunted Mansion more...
By Michael Schwartz
On: March 25, 2016
Today’s power companies and utilities must deal with unprecedented volatility in power prices, complex transmission networks, and evolving regulatory requirements. Sudden swings in power prices impair forecasts and negatively impact bottom lines. Volatile transmission costs more...
By Gary Stern
On: March 11, 2016
Alex Laskey, the founder and president of Opower, an Arlington, Virginia-based, cloud-based software and mobile app company, has been an evangelist for change in the utility industry from the very start. more...
By Salvatore Salamone
On: March 9, 2016
The threat of cyber attacks on electrical grids looms large. Just last month, U.S. investigators found evidence confirming a December attack on a Ukrainian power grid caused a blackout for hundreds of thousands of people. more...
By Mark Sardella, PE
On: January 14, 2016
Nearly half of all electricity generated in the world today comes from power plants that use steam turbines built in the days of rotary telephones and manual typewriters, operating at thermal efficiencies of around thirty-percent more...

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