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Portland utility targets distributed energy, smart grid in net-zero plan

Portland General Electric has outlined a path to net-zero emissions that relies on rapidly adding renewable energy assets and utilizing customer-sited distributed energy resources for grid resiliency.
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Top 10 lessons learned from microgrid builders, owners, and operators

This was the week for Microgrid California, a one-day conference produced by Microgrid Knowledge that was jam-packed with educational sessions designed for microgrid owners, developers and technology/equipment suppliers. Speakers offered lessons learned building microgrids. As...
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Backed by EPRI, major utilities launch initiative to accelerate economy-wide deep decarbonization

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI) announced this week that they are embarking on a five-year initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. With the increase of decarbonization goals...

PG&E readies dual-fuel Humboldt Bay station for “islanding” in event of grid shutdown

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has reconfigured its dual-fuel Humboldt Bay Generating Station to directly power area customers in the event of a major system-wide power outage. The 163-MW Humboldt station can now be “islanded,”...

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...

Southern Gas investing $2.5 million toward multi-state coronavirus relief effort

Southern Company Gas Foundation, Southern Co. Gas and its subsidiaries are donating $2.5 million toward the coronavirus relief efforts in seven states. The money will support efforts in California, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia....

Pacific Gas & Electric donating one million (masks and dollars) to coronavirus relief effort

Pacific Gas & Electric is donating nearly one million medical masks to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s emergency office in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Centered in a state which officially has gone into a “shelter in place”...

Coastal states dominate ACEEE’s utility efficiency rankings

Massachusetts utilities clearly lead the way on saving energy, according to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. The ACEEE’s latest Utility Scorecard ranked two of the Bay State’s utilities together at the...

AEP, Eversource, PGE among utilities named in Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

Several utilities and service companies are lauded for their diversity efforts in the new, expanded Bloomberg 2020 Gender-Equality Index. Bloomberg’s latest index now contains 325 public companies globally, up from 230 last year. The Gender-Equality Index (GEI) tracks financial...

EPC Best Practices: Planning, Flexibility and Communication

Good projects gone bad. They do happen and always leave “what ifs” in their wreckage. Many engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms work with scores of utilities annually on major work at power plants throughout the industry spectrum....

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