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Despite freeze on clean energy mandates, all but one Ohio utility will keep programs in place

Ohio's Senate Bill 310 is "not Armageddon" for energy efficiency and renewable energy, according to American Electric Power.

July 23, 2014 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

Report: Smart meter data shown to change customer behaviors

Utility customers who study their usage data get more efficient.

July 23, 2014 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

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Why utilities can add 8.8% rooftop solar at little cost or reliability loss

A new study of Arizona Public Service's operations shows PV need not threaten reliability or ratepayers.

July 23, 2014 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

Michigan lawmakers introduce 'Energy Freedom' bills

The bipartisan four-bill package addresses net metering, microgrids, rate design and community renewables.

July 23, 2014 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

Why wind energy is a perfect fit for Tornado Alley

The destructive power of tornadoes can be the source of an energy boom.

July 22, 2014 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

NY regulators want to shut down 2 GW Indian Point nuclear plant for summer

The plant serves about 25% of Manhattan's energy needs and would leave the area short of capacity going into the summer peak demand period. 

July 22, 2014 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

Can third-party financing work for energy efficiency?

Developers and energy managers leave hundreds of millions in financing on the table.

July 22, 2014 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

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How to build substations for solar

Eaton, ABB, and S&C Electric are exploring ways to pre-design, pre-engineer, and pre-package substations and deliver them faster to cut costs.

July 22, 2014 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

SDG&E wants to buy 633 MW from NRG Energy

NRG Energy is planning to build a new natural gas peaker plant in southern California. 

July 22, 2014 / Claire Cameron (Utility Dive)

ConEd: Winter power price spikes to continue without new gas pipelines

High winter power prices seen this winter set to continue over the next few years.

July 22, 2014 / Claire Cameron (Utility Dive)