Regulators: Central Station Generation Will Stay Dominant Despite Emerging Tech

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:39:32 +0000

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A nationwide survey of state utility commissions suggests regulators are increasingly grappling with issues that could “profoundly” alter energy delivery and utility business models. However, over the next decade, they expect central station generation will continue to dominate state portfolios, and utility-scale solar growth will surpass customer-owned photovoltaic (PV).  The survey to take the “regulatory […]

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Chile Presents a Coal Exit Plan

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0000

Chile, a country that relied on coal for about two-fifths of its power generation in 2016, in June announced it would mothball eight coal plants, totaling 23 GW, of its existing 28-plant coal fleet over the

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Comelec: Namfrel approved use of transmission router

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 13:27:26 +0000

MANILA, Philippines – The National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) was among the stakeholders who agreed to use the transmission router for vote-counting machines (VCMs) in the May 13 midterm elections, Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Friday.

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Wind Industry Prepares for Massive Expansion

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:31:24 +0000

Construction activity on wind projects across the U.S. surged to a record level of more than 20 GW in the third quarter of 2018, and about 35.1 GW of new wind capacity was under construction or in advanced development at the end of 2018, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).  In 2018, the […]

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Global Report Warns of Looming Skills Shortages in Power, Nuclear, Renewables Sectors

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2019 14:48:25 +0000

Power companies worldwide are struggling to balance talent shortages with changing skills needed for an increasingly digitalized business, the newly released Global Energy Talent Index (GETI) suggests.  The Jan. 22–released annual energy recruitment and employment trends report by Airswift, a global energy workforce provider, and Energy Jobline, an online jobsite dedicated to the energy and […]

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Despite Financial Hurdles, Utility Capital Spending to Remain Elevated

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2018 16:34:36 +0000

Despite higher taxable income and pressure on balance sheets, capital spending by regulated utilities will remain elevated—and much of it will be dedicated to replacing aging infrastructure, hardening or efficiency-boosting measures, and on renewables and environmental projects, said Moody’s Investors Service in a recent sectoral briefing.  The credit ratings agency for the first time this […]

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Hitachi Acquires ABB Power Grids Business in $11 Billion Deal

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:42:40 +0000

Hitachi Ltd. and ABB on December 17 announced that Hitachi will acquire 80.1% of ABB’s Power Grids unit in an $11 billion deal. Reports of the possible acquisition surfaced December 16, with several media outlets including POWER  discussing the agreement, citing sources familiar with the deal who asked not to be identified. Hitachi plans to […]

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Innovative Narrowband Solution for SCADA Communications

Great River Energy rolled out an extensive 700-MHz point-to-multipoint communications project within its 56,000-square-mile service area. Using high-order modulation, combined with full-duplex

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Innovative Narrowband Solution for SCADA Communications

Great River Energy rolled out an extensive 700-MHz point-to-multipoint communications project within its 56,000-square-mile service area. Using high-order modulation, combined with full-duplex

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