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National Grid’s new pylon design to reduce infrastructure footprint

National Grid has erected its first T-pylon in Somerset, Southwest England, demonstrating a new design for an electricity pylon.

National Grid venture firm seeding funds into AI energy startups Aperio & AiDash

The investment arm of global utility firm National Grid will stake $6 million into data analytics startups which use artificial intelligence (AI) to protect critical infrastructure such as power systems. National Grid Partners led two...

DISTRIBUTECH International 2021 now accepting abstracts

Let’s think about a future where COVID-19 is in the rearview mirror. Let’s think about DTECH 2021. Clarion Energy is pleased to announce that the DISTRIBUTECH International 2021 call for abstracts is now open. The...

Tucson Electric, SCE, AVANGRID & Enel among latest utilities to deploy resources toward fighting...

Utilities and service companies around the world are responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic by getting out their proverbial checkbooks in one way or another. This involves money to help the most vulnerable as...

S&C Electric insights on grid resiliency and reliability

S&C Electric has a unique, long-term view on the switching and protection sides of the power grid, having designed and manufactured products for 109 years. Its experts have a pretty good understanding of customer expectations surrounding grid reliability. The...

ComEd leader Donnelly offers insights on grid modernization, STEM education and microgrids

Think of them as the four dials on a proverbial utility clock: Top of the hour grid reliability, quarter past intermittent renewables, climate change at the bottom and cost efficiency on the left hand side. It’s...

Ameresco says CHP-energy storage-microgrid project will save $175M for Naval shipyard

The U.S. Navy is tasking power infrastructure firm Ameresco with improving the long-term energy resiliency at its Portsmouth Shipyard in Maine. The $58 million project will deploy on-site generation, battery storage and microgrid controls to improve energy...

Schneider, Scale Microgrid supplying solar, storage and gas-fired power for indoor farming operation in...

As populations shift more toward urban centers, they still desire food that is locally generated, energy efficient, fresh and healthy. During its annual breakfast briefing at DISTRIBUTECH International, Schneider Electric detailed its move into this relatively new arena for...
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Eaton promotes Wehrli to lead power systems group focused on grid modernization

Power management firm Eaton has named a new president for its power systems division in the electrical sector. Jon Wehrli was promoted to the post. Wehrli is based in the Milwaukee area. He will lead the Eaton team which...

Microgrids might be sexy, but they may be a little immature, too

The recent film “The Current War” focuses on the battle between Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse over the future of electric power transmission. Edison lost and, for the most part, alternating current emerged as...

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