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The Newest Member of the Power Restoration Team: Drones


"Stay home, if you can" was the message given to residents of the Southeast as a major winter storm pushed through the Southern and Eastern United States in mid-February.

NRC begins special inspection at Duke Energy nuclear power plant


Special inspections began at Duke Energy’s (NYSE: DUK) Catawba nuclear power plant in North Carolina after abnormal findings in Unit 1 emergency diesel generators.

SCE, SDG&E plan to replace SONGS nuclear plant output approved


The California Public Utilities Commission approved a plan for two utilities to fill the gap left when the 2,000-MW San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station shut down more than two years ago.

Bill Gates-backed startup to install energy storage battery at wind power project in Hawaii


A Massachusetts-based startup backed by Microsoft’s Bill Gates plans to install its energy storage battery at First Wind’s wind power projects in Oahu, Hawaii.

GE announces new wind turbine with energy storage


General Electric (NYSE: GE) has new smarter, more powerful wind turbine.

Report: US energy storage demand to increase up to 18% by 2016


The energy storage market in the U.S. is expected to grow 18.17 percent from 2012-2016, according to a new report.

Developer files storage, solar power project application with FERC


Green Energy Storage Corp. filed for a preliminary permit for the proposed Sacaton Pumped-Storage Project in Arizona, which would include hydroelectric and solar power.

GE to invest $1.4B in on-site power, new distributed generation business


GE (NYSE: GE) has a new distributed generation business venture that combines three product lines—Aeroderivative Gas Turbines, Jenbacher Gas Engines and Waukesha Gas Engines.

American Vanadium: First Cellcube energy storage in US


The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory ("NREL") will evaluate and demonstrate the American Vanadium’s CellCube vanadium redox flow energy storage system at its testing facility.

Demansys adds 75-MW of reliability to NY power grid


Demansys Energy began the operations of a 75-MW aggregate of real-time, demand-side resources through a New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) program.

NRC to increase oversight at Duane Arnold nuclear power plant


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a white finding of low-to-moderate significance to the Duane Arnold nuclear power plant in Iowa.

Utility-scale energy storage to grow to $2.5B in revenue


Advanced batteries for utility-scale energy storage applications will grow from $164 million in in revenue in 2014 to more than $2.5 billion in 2023.

S&C energy storage system reduces outages at BC Hydro


S&C Electric Company's PureWave® SMS Storage Management System in Field, B.C., is helping reduce the length and frequency of power outages in the community.

Navigant Research: Energy storage for microgrids to reach 15,182-MWh by 2024


The microgrid market is expected to see a significant increase over the next 10 years.

PG&E sets company reliability record in 2013


Pacific Gas and Electric Co. announced Wednesday that its 15 million customers experienced the fewest minutes without electricity in company history in 2013.

Arista Power, EaglePicher sign contract for New York City projects


EaglePicher Technologies LLC (EPT) and Arista Power Inc. (Arista Power) signed a Letter of Cooperation Agreement for EPT to supply and integrate its PowerPyramid(TM) energy storage into Arista Power's Power on Demand (PoD) system for a large multi-story building in New York City.

A123 Energy completes energy storage system in Spain


A123 Energy Solutions commissioned its Grid Storage Solution for Red Eléctrica de España, the Spanish Transmission Operator (TSO).

Four U.S.-Israel clean energy projects picked for $3.6mn funding


Four projects were selected to receive $3.6 million to address energy challenges with teams of U.S. and Israeli entities.

Alstom sues EDF over nuclear backup power tender


Alstom is suing EDF over allegations that Alstom was excluded from a tender to provide backup diesel engines in EDF’s nuclear power plants.

TEPCO: Fukushima nuclear reactor failure caused by tsunami, not earthquake


Tokyo Electric Power Co. says in a new report that the damage at Unit 1 of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan was caused by the impact of the tsunami and not coolant loss caused by the earthquake.

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