TOP HEADLINES

First ROW grant in federal waters paves way for Block Island renewable energy access

The project as proposed would involve the installation of a bi-directional submerged transmission cable between Block Island and the Rhode Island mainland. The transmission system would connect Deepwater Wind's proposed 30 MW Block Island Wind Farm, located in Rhode Island state waters about 2.5 nautical miles southeast of Block Island, to the Rhode Island mainland and transmit power from the existing onshore transmission grid on the mainland to Block Island. The ROW corridor, which is about eight nautical miles long and 200 feet wide, comprises the portion of the transmission line that crosses federal waters.

Index ranks states on future-readiness of grid

Last year was the first time the GWA and SGPC published the GMI based upon the degree to which the states and DC had progressed toward the "Grid of the Future." The GMI is designed with future requirements for a modernized electric grid in mind.

Smart grid technology business booming

The smart grid is becoming big business, driven by the need for a more responsive, automated global power grid. With the past two years seeing rapid technological advancements and shifting priorities among industry players, as well as a clearer picture of the quantifiable benefits of smart grid technology like improved grid reliability and economics, business is booming.

Energy storage clusters driving CA clean tech sector

Northern California is leveraging its forward-looking policies and innovative clean tech entrepreneurs to drive clean tech innovation and build the state's clean economy, with certain regions carving out specialized niches in the global clean tech sector, according to research from nonpartisan nonprofit Next 10.

Georgia Power hot on the EV circuit

Showing its support of electric transportation and Georgia businesses, Georgia Power has launched its new electric vehicle (EV) charger rebate program for business customers -- part of a larger electric transportation pilot initiative which includes promoting public education, supporting community charging stations for public use, enhancing charging options at select Georgia Power facilities and offering rebates for residential customers who install EV chargers at their homes.

MORE NEWS

From Our Sister Sites

FierceEnergy

Meriden, Connecticut has taken an interesting approach to shaving its electric bills by generating power from water that normally would spill over a dam. A project is underway to take advantage of technology commonly attributed to Archimedes.

FierceEnergy

The news reports and speculation over what Congress will do with federal wind energy tax credits when Republicans control both the House and Senate come January are numerous. The biggest backers of the wind industry tax credit program are not expected to have as much pull as they did, which could mean a questionable future for the industry.