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Solar Power International 2014: 'The best energy we have had for years'

Utility participation in solar’s annual conclave is bigger than ever—right down to the gift bags.

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

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Leverage: How a municipalization threat created a unique energy partnership in Minneapolis

Organizers in Minneapolis found a novel way to gain the upper hand in negotiations with utilities.

Oct. 23, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Solar discounts are the new employee benefit at 3 major companies

3M, Kimberly-Clark, Cisco and the National Geographic Society will help employees purchase solar systems.

Oct. 23, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Study: US consumers largely unaware of falling solar prices

70% of Americans believe cost is a barrier to installing solar, the report found.

Oct. 23, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Appeals court grants stay on decision to overturn FERC Order 745

The decision means Order 745 is technically alive, though perhaps only through mid-December.

Oct. 22, 2014 / Gavin Bade (Utility Dive)

Texas cities: Centerpoint's rate of return is too high

A coalition of municipalities says the utility earned $46.5M more than regulators allow.

Oct. 22, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

LG&E, Kentucky Utilities to add up to 737MW of gas generation

The two PPL utilities told regulators new generation is required due to coal retirements.

Oct. 22, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

MISO September real-time prices rose on outages

MISO load peaked early in the month at 111.2 GW.

Oct. 22, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

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The 'epic fail' on solar's doorstep—and how the grid can help

There is about to be too much solar at the midday peak and, without the grid, the cost could be great.

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

Head of Nuclear Regulatory Commission to resign

Allison M. Macfarlane will step down on Jan. 1, with more than three years left in her term.

Oct. 22, 2014 / Gavin Bade (Utility Dive)