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Con Edison wins Outstanding System Reliability Award

Con Edison is in the middle of its four-year $1 billion storm hardening program in the wake of 2012's Superstorm Sandy. Some of the investments already have paid dividends, including the installation of 3,000 devices that isolate and clear temporary faults on overhead electric systems.

Software at the heart of communications test and measurement market

Megatrends such as connected living, big data, smart cities and wearable computing will drive the future of the communications test equipment market, according to Frost & Sullivan, as software technologies and connectivity become more pervasive and a digitalized world becomes inevitable and the complexity of smart devices, networks and applications create the need for customized testing and monitoring solutions.

Southern CA a pioneer of microgrids, biorenewables and clean transport

Southern California is driving the state's clean transportation sector and new microgrid and biorenewable technology, and making them world class, according to research from the nonpartisan nonprofit group Next 10, thanks to unique local assets in the Los Angeles area and San Diego region that are being leveraged to drive innovation, investment, and growth in the clean economy.

DoD launches first V2G fleet

The 42 plug-in electric vehicle (EV) fleet at Los Angeles Air Force Base, home of the Space and Missile Systems Center, is part of a year-long small-scale proof-of-concept demonstration and test project as part of the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) broader focus on energy security, energy supply assurance, energy resiliency and energy demand reduction.

Smart grid tech changing demand response business model

Utilities in the United States have run residential direct load control (DLC) programs as forms of demand management for many years, but the development of smart grid technology -- particularly advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and smart, two-way communicating thermostats -- is enabling utilities globally to offer residential demand response programs. 

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The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) is calling on the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) to release all records of communications between Commissioner Ellen Nowak and Wisconsin Energy (WE)-- including the full audio transcript of a June 2014 panel at the Edison Electric Institute's (EEI) annual conference in Las Vegas-- and has announced plans to sue the PSC to overturn its We Energies rate case ruling this month.  

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Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. and ALLETE Clean Energy (ACE) have signed an agreement to purchase a North Dakota wind farm to be developed by ACE. The North Dakota wind project will be comprised of 43 turbines capable of producing 107.5 megawatts of electricity.