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‘Powering What’s Next Plan’ to expand consumer clean energy adoption

Alliant Energy has come up with a new plan to accelerate the transition to cleaner energy for its customers in Wisconsin.
Hurricane Dorian

Utilities come together in preparation for Hurricane Dorian

Utilities across the US states of Florida and North and South Carolina have been making extensive preparations ahead of the now Category 5 Hurricane Dorian, expected to make landfall on Tuesday.
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Group seeks to overturn Trump’s “dirty” affordable Clean Energy plan

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) joined major public interest groups to urge the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to overturn the Trump administration’s plan claiming to address climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently finalized a plan that would fail to avoid a climate catastrophe.

US Agriculture allocates $181 million in funding for smart energy upgrades

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service administrator Chad Rupe today announced $181 million in funding to upgrade 12 rural electric systems in 10 states, including $7.7 million to finance smart grid technologies that improve system operations and monitor grid security.

Chicago prepares for heatwave

With forecasts for the longest stretch of consecutive days in the upper 90s (32 - 38 degrees C) since 2012, ComEd is preparing for an increase in demand by increasing crew staffing, proactively opening its Emergency Operations Center and readying equipment to respond quickly if power outages occur.
California wildfires

PG&E now using satellite to monitor wildfires

PG&E has deployed its satellite fire detection and alerting system to monitor and fight against California wildfires.
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2018 sustainability report highlights massive utility savings

EC Energy Group has released its 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report which highlights the firm’s social, environmental and governance performance.
New Zealand

100% carbon free by 2050 – Achieving the Xcel Energy goal

David Eves, VP - Utilities Group for Xcel Energy looks at how the utility aims to achieve its goal to provide customers with clean energy by 2050
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Utility to work with scientists to achieve new 2050 carbon reduction...

US utility Madison Gas and Electric has set a new goal of net-zero carbon electricity for its customers by 2050.
smart cities

Montgomery celebrated as North American Smart Cities Challenge winner

The US city of Montgomery, Alabama’s state capital, has been recognised as one of the five winners of the North American Smart Cities Challenge. The challenge is open annually to all cities in the US, Canada and Mexico.
smart city

The transition into smart operations

This article looks at the smart city industry with a specific focus on North America, the factors driving adoption of technologies and...
advanced meter

Utility expands AMI portfolio with 500,000 more units

Utility will add over 500k advanced meters to deployment and extend services contract.

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