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Xcel takes Boulder municipalization fight to FERC

The utility asks FERC to move the case from the courts to Colorado regulators.

Aug. 27, 2014 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

13 states argue proposed EPA emissions rule invalidated by missing data

The states say EPA left out "vital" net heat rate and emissions data and 84% of modeling runs.

Aug. 27, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

NRC rubber-stamps nuclear fuel storage rule, ends licensing moratorium

NRC Chair Allison Macfarlane has directed her staff to further consider the potential range of environmental impacts for indefinite, no-repository storage.

Aug. 27, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Qubitekk Gets DOE Grant For Development Of Cyber-Attack Protection

San Diego start-up Qubitekk, formerly GridCOM Technologies, has been given a $3 million Department of Energy (DOE) grant to speed up the development of its [...]

Aug. 27, 2014 / (Utility Dive)

GE Helps Bring More Wind Energy To New England Transmission Network

GE Digital Energy has announced that in order to support the public's demand for wind energy, it is providing a synchronous condenser technology for First [...]

Aug. 27, 2014 / (Utility Dive)

Minnesota Utility Embarking on Major Solar Power Project

Minnesota Power is working with the Minnesota National Guard to develop a 10 MW solar power installation at Camp Ripley, the state's largest military base. [...]

Aug. 27, 2014 / (Utility Dive)

Utility to Employ Outage, Distribution Management Systems

Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro (CND) has chosen Advanced Control Systems (ACS) to supply an outage management system (OMS) and distribution management system (DMS) to [...]

Aug. 27, 2014 / (Utility Dive)

National Grid Chooses Trilliant For Smart Grid Communications Platform

Trilliant, a global smart grid communications company, says it has been selected by National Grid to deploy its smart grid communications platform for volt/VAR optimization [...]

Aug. 27, 2014 / (Utility Dive)

Hawaiian Utilities Will Go All-Out on Renewables, Smart Grid

Hawaiian Electric Co. Inc. and its Hawaii Electric Light Co. Inc. and Maui Electric Co. Ltd. subsidiaries will be significantly boosting the amount of renewable [...]

Aug. 27, 2014 / (Utility Dive)

A Solar Bird Death Story Ignites Controversy

What the flux? Renewable energy and its advocates and detractors are having a moment, that’s what, a bout of hysteria after the Associated Press revealed that, OMG, renewables aren’t a magical force capable of keeping our air conditioners humming and big-screen TVs aglow without exacting some tol...

Aug. 27, 2014 / (Utility Dive)