The US Dept of Agriculture Awards Loans for $122 Million in Electric Coop Power Grid Upgrades

The USDA provides $122 Million in loans allowing several electric coops to perform major power system upgrades, like upgrading several…

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The Largest Combined Solar-Wind Project in the US

NextEra and Portland General Electric (PGE) are developing the largest renewable project in the US that combines solar, wind &…

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LA Is Going With 100% Green Energy by 2045

Los Angeles has decided to decline upgrading 3 gas plants near their coast in order to focus 100% of their…

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Fossil Power Could Make a Come Back if Natural Gas Prices Spike

Currently there are no power utilities in the US constructing new coal fired power plants. They are simply maintaining existing…

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Power Utilities Will Be Using AI to Help Automate and Improve Efficiency for Renewable Energy

AI is expected to be utilized more in the future for controlling, automating, and improving efficiencies for renewable energy resources.…

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Some Strong Utility Trends for 2019 and Beyond

The electric power grid and the industry is continuing to evolve with major trends happening in 2019. Nuclear Power remains…

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NextEra and Dominion Are Getting Bigger

NextEra Energy recently acquired Gulf Power from Southern Company for $6.475 billion. Likewise, Dominion Energy acquired SCANA Corporation (formerly known…

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The Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) Utility Will Eliminate Fossil Power by 2031

The New Mexico utility regulators have approved PNM’s plan to abandon all coal power generation by 2031. PNM plans to…

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Georgia Electric Coops Are Adding Solar Power as Part of Its Power Distribution Mix

Electric cooperatives in Georgia are making solar energy a part of their reliable power supply mix. The benefits of turning…

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By 2020, an Estimated 150 Gigawatts of Fossil Plants Will Be Retired Since 2010

According to PacifiCorp, fossil power plants cost more to operate than to shutdown and replace. Even though the White House…

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DER and Energy Storage To Take Precedence Over Energy Efficiency & Demand Response

According to new research from the Association of Energy Services Professionals, DER and Energy Storage will become the forefront for…

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California Utilities to Use LiDAR Drones to Prevent Future Wildfires

Utilities in California are using Drones with LiDAR sensors to help evaluate thousands of poles and power lines to determine…

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