Archives 2017

Archives –Texas Electric News Clips

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Headlines

Dec 8, 2017: General Electric to cut 12,000 jobs in power division

Dec 8, 2017: Deal of the Year: Oncor and its long list of suitors

Dec 8, 2017: Excite Energy Offers Energy Savings For Texas Food And Beverage Manufacturers

Dec 8, 2017: Customers relieved as Oncor finalizes asset swap with Sharyland

Dec 7, 2017: EIA: Nearly half of electricity customers have smart meters

Dec 6, 2017: Denton Record-Chronicle: Denton must keep eye on energy sources

Dec 6, 2017: Sharyland-Oncor customer transfer to start Dec. 11

Dec 5, 2017: Merger means uncertain future for Goliad’s economy

Nov 24, 2017: With artificial intelligence, it’s a brave new world for utilities

Dec 4, 2017: The obscure federal agency that soon could raise your electric bill: 5 questions answered on FERC

Dec 5, 2017: ‘Built on the power of the co-operative’: Another alliance for Texas electric co-ops

Dec 4, 2017: Texas Requests RFS Waiver

Nov 27, 2017: A Look Inside Ideal Power’s Austin Lab

Dec 1, 2017: UT Austin Helping Bring Clean Energy To Mexican Grid

Dec 1, 2017: Competition can be a good thing – until you get it

Dec 4, 2017: Utility of the Year: Austin Energy

Dec 4, 2017: Shutdowns of Texas coal plants may delay demise of others

Generation Adequacy

Dec 6, 2017: Feud of the Year: Nuclear and coal vs. competitive markets

Dec 7, 2017: Deakin University microgrid and energy farm to slash energy usage

Dec 8, 2017: New US FERC chief asks DOE’s Perry for an extension on grid rule

Dec 6, 2017: A Snapshot of America’s Expanding Microgrid Landscape

Dec 6, 2017: Market report discusses microgrids past, present and future

Dec 6, 2017: Scientists develop world’s first power-generating yarn

Dec 7, 2017:  Global Microgrid Technology Market 2017 Top vendors : General Microgrids, Microgrid Solar, Raytheon, Sunverge Energy

Dec 6, 2017: Session Details Challenges and Possibilities of Microgrid Development

Dec 7, 2017: The Intelligent Microgrid and the Value of Software

Nov 30, 2017: New GTM Report Forecasts $12.5B Microgrid Investment within US by 2022

Dec 6, 2017: Fate of $700 Billion Power Trade Hinges on Trump Buzzword

Dec 5, 2017: A smart road map to lower carbon emissions? Look to Texas, of all places

Dec 5, 2017: A radical startup has invented the world’s first zero-emissions fossil-fuel power plant

Dec 5, 2017: As grid modernization accelerates, which states are in the lead, and why?

Dec 5, 2017: National laboratories issue study on growing flexibility and variability of power generators

Dec 4, 2017: ERCOT Stakeholders OK $246.7M in Freeport Reliability Projects

Dec 3, 2017: US Demand for Electricity Falls Further: What Does it Mean?

Dec 4, 2017: Microgrid Deployment Rises: The Biggest Disruptor to the Power Industry is Here

Dec 4, 2017: Data Shows Solid Growth for Energy Storage Market

Dec 5, 2017: The 10 Stories That Defined Energy Storage in 2017

Dec 4, 2017: PG&E Expands Commitment to Energy Storage

Dec 4, 2017: Magnesium Goes Mobile: New Energy Storage Tech Threatens Lithium-Ion Dominance

Dec 4, 2017: NYISO Readies Market for Energy Storage, State Targets

Dec 4, 2017: Government Action Opens Doors for Microgrids and Energy Storage in Massachusetts

Dec 1, 2017: U.S. Firms Courting Saudi Arabia to Build Nuclear Reactors; Rick Perry to Visit Riyadh

Dec 4, 2017: Microgrids Keep These Cities Running When the Power Goes Out

Dec 4, 2017: Energy Storage Market to grow at a CAGR of 32.88% forecast to 2021

Dec 4, 2017: Akasol Opens Up Europe’s Largest Battery Production Facility for Commercial EVs

Dec 4, 2017: Tesla’s huge Australia battery won’t last as world’s largest: Hyundai in the wings

Dec 4, 2017: Siemens Gamesa starts building wind-to-heat storage in Hamburg

Energy Storage

Dec 7, 2017: Utilities are increasingly planning for energy storage (w/ charts)

Dec 7, 2017: UK battery storage deployment held back by government policy claim politicians

Dec 8, 2017: PG&E, Exelon deals underscore power sector’s foray into energy storage

Dec 8, 2017: How Gravity Trains Could Make Energy Storage More Efficient

Dec 6, 2017: Biggest U.S. Nuclear Owner Exelon Invests in Storage Startup

Dec 6, 2017: Exelon, Albemarle Partner to Create New Energy Storage Firm

Dec 7, 2017: U.S. Energy Storage Surges 46% Led by Big Project in Windy Texas

Dec 6, 2017: Tesla Fulfilled Its 100-Day Australia Battery Bet. What’s That Mean for the Industry?

Dec 7, 2017: Storage industry players working to repower Puerto Rico

Dec 6, 2017: Massachusetts awards $20 million for ‘game-changing’ energy storage grants

Dec 5, 2017: Energy Storage Made Practical

Dec 6, 2017: With energy storage, big and cheap beats shiny and new

Dec 6, 2017: Enel receives CSAs for three energy storage projects in US

Dec 6, 2017: NEXTracker Introduces Lithium-Ion and Vanadium Flow Energy Storage Systems for Smarter Renewable Energy Production

Dec 6, 2017: PGE Plans Customer, Community Microgrids as Part of Energy Storage Pilot

Dec 6, 2017: Project of the Year: SDG&E’s Escondido energy storage project

Renewable

Dec 7, 2017: California’s largest solar power plant to extract oil

Dec 7, 2017: What Was Once Hailed as First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Is No More

Dec 7, 2017: Austin scores BIG with solar-powered sports stadium

Dec 2, 2017: The Surprising Solution To The Global Water Crisis: Solar Power

Nov 30, 2017: U.S. East Coast Looks To Become Hub For Wind Power

Dec 2, 2017: New Electron Research Could Lead to Cheaper, More Versatile Solar Cells

Dec 1, 2017: Google Just Bought Enough Wind Power to Offset 100% of Its Energy Use

Dec 1, 2017: Failed US solar company uses global lawsuit as leverage to cover its debts and pump stock price… and it’s working

Dec 6, 2017: Energy Jobs: Google X Spinoff Attracts Top Solar Talent, Enphase Gets a New CCO

Dec 6, 2017: Tomlinson: Solar energy and oil find a way to work together

Dec 6, 2017: ANB Systems Celebrates the Tenth Anniversary of EEPM

Dec 5, 2017: Fitch: Tax reform could stunt U.S. renewables growth in 2018

Dec 5, 2017: Tax Bill Impact: What Happens to Renewable Energy?

Dec 6, 2017: Zero-Point Development and Pro-Tech Energy Solutions Announce the Completion of 31 MW of Massachusetts Solar Projects

Dec 4, 2017: Helman: Why An Oil Company Plans To Build California’s Biggest Solar Energy Project

Dec 1, 2017: Electric cars already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel – study

Dec 4, 2017: Oil Refiners And Farmers Battle Over Biofuels

Dec 4, 2017: Three Reasons Why Renewable Energy Leaders Are Optimistic

Dec 4, 2017: Looking past the horizon of renewable energy

Dec 1, 2017: Tesla removed from German subsidies program

Nov 30, 2017: U.S. wind turbines getting taller and more efficient

Power Grid Security

Nov 30, 2017:  Smart IT investment creates tremendous value – and also new vulnerabilities

Nov 20, 2017:  FBI Expert: Companies are Cyber-Threat Targets Whether They Think So or Not

Other

Dec 5, 2017: CPower Embraces the Changing ERCOT Energy Market Through the Strategic Leadership of Joe Hayden

Dec 5, 2017: Chemist studying electric fields, microfluidics to improve dialysis technology

Nov 30, 2017: Central Texas men help bring electricity to Bolivian villages

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Headlines

Nov 29, 2017: Does the meter matter? Green buildings and better grid citizenship.

Dec 1, 2017: Top regional grid operator says Rick Perry’s plan to save coal would ‘sledgehammer’ power markets

Nov 27, 2017: ‘Alexa, please balance the distribution grid …’

Nov 29, 2017: TEC Announces Alliance With Comanche Electric Cooperative

Nov 30, 2017: Coal Plant Closures Could Raise Electricity Rates In Austin. Or Maybe Not.

Nov 30, 2017: Sensus FlexNet Communication Network Prepares Utilities for the Unexpected

Nov 29, 2017: Energy Costs Savings for Texas Hospitality Industry

Nov 29, 2017: Coal Belt to Sun Belt?

Nov 24, 2017: Stockton: Diverse energy sources means America’s grid is less vulnerable

Nov 26, 2017: Regional EPA leader says priorities have changed at the agency

Nov 26, 2017: Regulators Fear Cross-Border Tx Risks ERCOT’s FERC Exemption

Nov 24, 2017: Austin Energy’s Quest to Bring Solar Power to Renters and the Less Wealthy

Nov 21, 2017: Oncor Stakeholder Goes After NextEra For $72M Breakup Fee

Nov 20, 2017: Massive Infrastructure Projects Are Failing at Unprecedented Rates

Nov 27, 2017: American Electric Power Seeks Bids For Coal

Generation Adequacy

Dec 1, 2017: Tesla’s Giant Australian Battery Is Proof That Energy Storage Is Coming of Age

Nov 30, 2017: HECO to install flywheel energy storage system in West Oahu

Nov 30, 2017: Electricity Prices Plummet as Gas, Wind Gain Traction and Demand Stalls

Nov 29, 2017: Coal subsidies derail the Texas clean energy market

Nov 28, 2017: Top Perry aide: Inaction on coal, nuclear plan endangers power grid

Nov 29, 2017: Top energy storage projects driving the sector in 2017

Nov 29, 2017: Why the future of clean energy storage lies in hydrogen

Nov 29, 2017: Statoil awards energy storage contract at floating wind farm

Nov 27, 2017: Wind power blows past coal in Texas

Nov 27, 2017: Red States, Led By Texas, Spearheaded ‘War On Coal’

Nov 27, 2017: Texas’ Comanche Peak-2 reactor remains shut after manual trip

Nov 22, 2017: Tesla Battery Supply Constraints Weigh on a Young Storage Industry

Nov 16, 2017:MIT Reveals a Battery That Stores Solar Energy to Make Heat for Later

Nov 28, 2017: Electric Cars and Energy Storage Seen Arriving Early Next Decade

Nov 28, 2017: Activity descriptors for electrocatalysts in energy storage applications

Nov 27, 2017: Changes in the Texas wholesale energy grid may increase prices

Nov 27, 2017: California, Illinois and Texas lead grid modernization efforts

Nov 26, 2017: Nuclear plant strives to replace retiring workforce

Nov 14, 2017: USGS Assesses Uranium Potential in Southern High Plains of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma

Nov 25, 2017: BYD 6 MWh Energy Storage System In Massachusetts

Renewable

Nov 30, 2017: Brooke Holleman, Texas Perspectives: Solar farms perfect way to reuse blighted power-plant land

Nov 30, 2017: Where It Pays to Drive Electric

Nov 28, 2017: Why Battery Cost Could Put the Brakes on Electric Car Sales

Nov 24, 2017: Texas A&M And UT Expand Renewable-Energy Operations In West Texas

Nov 24, 2017: Why wave power may be the next big thing in green energy

Nov 24, 2017: Hydrogen Cars: Sustainable Fuel for Vehicles of the Future Edges Closer With Solar Breakthrough

Nov 17, 2017: Solar-Powered Device Produces Electricity Using Ion Transport

Nov 28, 2017: Arizona Public Service taps Sunverge for residential energy storage pilot

Nov 18, 2017: Berboucha: Scientists Have Printed Bio-Solar Cells Onto Paper With An Inkjet Printer

Nov 18, 2017: Study: Greater variable renewables challenge flexibility of power systems

Nov 28, 2017: In Cities Across the Country, Driving Electric Is Cheaper Than Gasoline

Nov 23, 2017: Cheapest electricity on the planet is Mexican solar power at 1.77¢/kWh – record 1¢/kWh coming in 2019, sooner

Nov 20, 2017: What is the resource value of solar?

Nov 17, 2017: Research suggests vertical axis turbines could increase public support for new wind energy installations

Nov 12, 2017: Daimler and HPE want to power green data centers with hydrogen

Power Grid Security

Nov 30, 2017:  Smart IT investment creates tremendous value – and also new vulnerabilities

Nov 20, 2017:  FBI Expert: Companies are Cyber-Threat Targets Whether They Think So or Not

Other

Nov 20, 2017: Dynegy Reaches Agreement to Sell Brayton Point Site

 

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Headlines

Nov 21, 2017: Williams, Bonner: West Texas: The Future of Texas Energy Resilience

Nov 20, 2017: Georgetown brewery makes wind-powered beer

Nov 21, 2017:How your electric car could be ‘a virtual power station’

Nov 17, 2017: University of Texas and Monterrey Tech Join Forces to Improve Electric Power in Mexico

Nov 20, 2017: Utilities warn of scams

Nov 17, 2017: Texas a Testbed for Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology

Nov 19, 2017: Excite Energy LLC Offers Energy Cost Savings In Texas For Retail And Commercial Businesses

Generation Adequacy

Nov 21, 2017: Global Energy Storage to Double 6 Times by 2030, Matching Solar’s Spectacular Rise

Nov 21, 2017: Energy Storage Market Benefits From Battery Production

Nov 21, 2017: Grid Connected Battery Energy Storage System, Update 2017

Nov 20, 2017: Layoffs on way as grid operator approves coal plant closures

Nov 20, 2017: More U.S. Coal Units Closing Despite Possible Market Pricing Change

Nov 21, 2017:Lithium battery factories inaugurated in Los Angeles and Europe

Nov 15, 2017: Electrical-grid operator moves to prop up nuclear and coal generators

Nov 15, 2017: U.S. grid regulator: interim plan could aid nuke, coal plants for years

Renewable

Nov 21, 2017: Tesla’s Burning Through Nearly Half a Million Dollars Every Hour

Nov 21, 2017: London’s Iconic Red Buses to Run on Biofuel Made From Old Coffee

Nov 17, 2017: Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions

Power Grid Security

Nov 20, 2017:  FBI Expert: Companies are Cyber-Threat Targets Whether They Think So or Not

Other

Nov 20, 2017: Dynegy Reaches Agreement to Sell Brayton Point Site

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Headlines

Nov 14, 2017: Untapped — The New West Texas

Nov 16, 2017: Talk Of Tariffs Is Already Costing Solar Jobs In Texas

Nov 16, 2017: GridLiance Announces New President & CEO, New CFO and Headquarters Move to Texas

Nov 14, 2017: Data reveals real-time electricity pricing would help nearly all ComEd customers save money

Nov 16, 2017: Governor Abbott Appoints D’Andrea To Public Utility Commission Of Texas

Nov 15, 2017:Texas, Pennsylvania commissions back to full strength after new appointments

Nov 16, 2017: California government mandates send electricity prices skyrocketing, but Texas free market policies keeps prices low

Nov 15, 2017: Summit bankruptcy frees land, city funds

Nov 15, 2017: Texas wind energy projects worth about $11 billion threatened by U.S. House tax vote Thursday

Nov 15, 2017: Despite Presidential Promises, A Texas Town Looks At Life After Coal

Nov 16, 2017: SWEPCO rate case before utilities commission Friday

Nov 10, 2017: How the fastest-growing private company in Houston found its groove

Nov 12, 2017: 3 ways Dynegy is trying to make Illinoisans bail out its aging coal fleet

Nov 12, 2017: As feds focus on baseload, grid modernization is sweeping the nation

Nov 9, 2017: Wamsted: Latest Department of Energy LED Report Illustrates Transition In Electric Power Sector

Nov 14, 2017:Discount Power (Texas) Named No. 1 on Houston Business Journal’s Fast 100 List of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Houston

Nov 13, 2017: How Your Electric Car Could Help Power Your Home

Nov 11, 2017: Tax Breaks for Oil, Wind, Electric Cars Survive in Senate Bill

Nov 10, 2017: Wells Fargo Global Operations Now Powered by 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Generation Adequacy

Nov 15, 2017: A Helium-Resistant Material Could Finally Usher in The Age of Nuclear Fusion

Nov 16, 2017: Xcel Energy making progress on Texas-New Mexico transmission projects

Nov 17, 2017: Younicos installs 3 MW energy storage system on Kodiak Island

Nov 13, 2017: Messbarger: Nuclear — the forgotten energy source

Nov 14, 2017: Panel eyes room for both gas peakers, battery storage in power markets

Nov 15, 2017: Partnership aims to advance renewable energy via storage and microgrid training

Nov 15, 2017: National Grid And DOE Lab Partner On Grid Modernization, Energy Storage Research

Nov 15, 2017: FERC storage/DER integration proposal gets high marks, but other priorities loom

Nov 13, 2017: CO2 emissions from coal fell by record amount in 2015, led by Texas and Midwest

Nov 13, 2017: Subsidizing coal and nuclear power could drive customers off the grid

Nov 12, 2017: Q&A: Do coal plant closures spell disaster for the power grid?

Nov 13, 2017: Colorado electric co-op rolls out ‘community battery’ program

Nov 13, 2017:Puget Sound Energy Adopts Primus Power Battery Storage System

Nov 10, 2017: Likely low ERCOT reserve margins prompt ‘hand-wringing’ at meeting

Nov 8, 2017: Texas wind set for real-time forecast boost in move to faster dispatch

Nov 10, 2017: Pittsburgh’s Microgrids Technology Could Lead The Way For Green Energy

Nov 12, 2017:Solar inverter from Enphase to run when the grid crashes or doesn’t exist – without batteries

Nov 13, 2017: Danish Tech Firm Looks to Batteries for Integrated Wind-Plus-Storage Solution

Renewable

Nov 16, 2017: 40% of U.S. Homeowners Interested in Bundling Solar Power With Electric Utility Bill

Nov 17, 2017: Tesla Unveils Its Electric ‘Semi’ Truck, And Adds A Roadster

Nov 8, 2017: Bio-solar wallpaper made with cyanobacteria can be printed with an inkjet

Nov 13, 2017: ‘World’s First’ Solar Panel Mural Revealed

Nov 13, 2017: Blackwell: Fuel cell technology proves value in hurricane relief efforts

Nov 10, 2017:Moors: Can Solar Survive Without Subsidies?

Nov 13, 2017: The wind industry is evolving in two main directions: new, and bigger turbines including new technologies and new, more extreme markets.

Nov 13, 2017: A New Green Future Is Building on Lake Erie

Nov 12, 2017: Veteran Owned Business: Solar CenTex

Nov 12, 2017: Petersen: The Long Tailpipe: Why All Teslas Are Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles

Nov 12, 2017: The UK’s biggest-ever solar farm will be built without government help

Nov 12, 2017: Are Electric Cars As Clean As They Seem?

Nov 12, 2017: Electric cooperatives light the way toward more community solar

Nov 12, 2017: Utilities push for electric car tax credit

Nov 12, 2017: Will Traditional Auto Makers Steal the Future From Tesla?

Nov 12, 2017: Lamborghini Unveils a Self-Healing, Electric Supercar

Nov 13, 2017: Another Utility Bets Billions on Renewable Energy

Power Grid Security

Nov 7, 2017:  Electric Reliability Update – November 7, 2017

Nov 3, 2017: Reducing Vulnerability of Electric Power Grid to Extreme Weather Events

Other

Nov 9, 2017: Senate confirms top air regulator at EPAs

Nov 6, 2017:Environmentalists just gained a new enemy in the fight against natural gas pipelines

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Headlines

Nov 10, 2017:InfraREIT Announces the Closing of Asset Exchange Transaction with Oncor and Dismissal of Rate Case

Nov 9, 2017: How clean energy is set to overtake coal in this competitive electricity market

Nov 9, 2017: $100 million Texas solar project on hold as Trump administration threatens tariff

Nov 8, 2017: Facebook, Twitter to Provide Data on Energy Market Manipulation

Nov 9, 2017: FERC chairman says Perry’s grid proposal to be decided by Dec. 11

Nov 10, 2017: NRG Energy, Inc. Announces Withdrawal of Proposed Offering of Senior Notes

Nov 9, 2017: NRG Energy seeks $350M in financing to build solar farms in Hawaii

Nov 8, 2017: “The Suniva effect” stalls $100 million project in Texas

Nov 8, 2017: AEP Exec: The Future for Coal Power Is ‘Very Limited’

Nov 8, 2017: EPA head: Climate report won’t impact Obama rule repeal

Nov 8, 2017: NRG Energy, Inc. Announces Proposed Offering of Senior Notes

Nov 8, 2017: City, Austin Energy begin negotiations for new service lines

Nov 7, 2017: Lempriere: Turning the lights back on after Hurricane Harvey

Nov 2, 2017: In new trend, utilities propose separate rate classes for solar customers without rate increase

Nov 8, 2017: AEP Names Llende Vice President, Tax

Nov 8, 2017: NRG Is Said to Seek $350 Million to Build SunEdison Solar Farms

Nov 6, 2017: Dynegy still pushing for bailout while fracker withdraws permit

Nov 5, 2017: What’s the Cost When Two Big Hurricanes Hit the Power Grid? $2.5 Billion

Nov 6, 2017: Total cost for new CPS Energy headquarters could come in at $210 million

Nov 7, 2017: 5 things to know in Texas energy this week

Nov 7, 2017: The feds can’t save Texas coal

Nov 5, 2017: Will NRG Energy’s Transformation Plan Lead to Growth?

Nov 4, 2017: Lazard’s latest energy cost report draws mixed opinions on implications

Nov 5, 2017: CenterPoint reports profit even during Harvey

Nov 6, 2017: Stream Announces David Faranetta as Chief Financial Officer

Nov 4, 2017: Energy Affinity Program Rolled Out in Texas

Generation Adequacy

Nov 9, 2017: Getting on top of the next wave in energy storage: The utility-integrated era

Nov 9, 2017: Toshiba, NRG to deliver 2MW battery for Texas wind farm

Nov 10, 2017: Schneider Electric, NGK announce partnership to promote NaS battery energy storage systems

Nov 9, 2017: Lamborghini’s New Concept Electric Car is Energy Storage On Wheels

Nov 9, 2017: National Grid plans to install a 48 MWh battery storage system on Nantucket

Nov 9, 2017: Heating and A/C company acquires ice energy storage company CALMAC

Nov 9, 2017: As electric capacity is debated, here’s a primer on power

Nov 8, 2017: 4th Grid Modernization Index Finds California, Illinois, Texas, Maryland, And Oregon As Leaders In Grid Modernization

Nov 8, 2017: 250 MW Willow Springs Texas wind farm is operational

Nov 8, 2017: Battery storage holds promise in the commercial market

Nov 2, 2017: US DOE’s Perry sees storage as potential ‘Holy Grail’, sings fossil fuels’ praises

Nov 6, 2017: How Vistra’s coal retirements could impact the Texas power market

Nov 6, 2017: ERCOT OKs Vistra’s plan to retire 2,400 MW coal capacity in Texas

Nov 6, 2017: To make coal plants in southern Illinois competitive, Dynegy seeks lawmakers’ help

Nov 7, 2017: Toshiba and NRG Energy Deliver Battery Energy Storage System for Texas

Nov 7, 2017: Exelon’s Texas merchant subsidiary files for bankruptcy

Nov 6, 2017: Austin Energy: America’s solar storage test bed

Nov 6, 2017: How Vistra’s coal retirements could impact the Texas power market

Nov 6, 2017: The Boy Genius Tackling Energy’s Toughest Problem

Nov 3, 2017: Vistra profits, Dynegy loses in Q3 as $10B merger moves forward

Nov 5, 2017: Comparing American Electric Power (AEP) & Vistra Energy Corp. (VST)

Nov 4, 2017: How Texas can chart a new course in mobility

Renewable

Nov 9, 2017: As Wind Power Sector Grows, Turbine Makers Feel the Squeeze

Nov 9, 2017: UTSA professor to harvest clean energy from hot pavements

Nov 6, 2017: Aging U.S. wind fleet driving surge in O&M spending, says IHS

Nov 9, 2017: IEA: Solar, wind power rapid cost reduction may enable new options for greening industry

Nov 9, 2017: Utilities Push for Electric Car Tax Credit While Ford Stays Neutral

Nov 7, 2017: Solar greenhouses generate electricity and grow crops at the same time

Nov 8, 2017: El Paso Electric to Build Solar Farm for New Mexico Air Base

Nov 8, 2017: Who Should Pay For Electric Vehicle Chargers? Who Should Profit?

Nov 8, 2017: Software spotlight: Giving customers insight into electricity data can help them see benefits of solar

Nov 7, 2017: GOP Senators Say Wind Tax Credit Is Safe in Their Tax Overhaul

Nov 7, 2017: EIA reports repowering wind turbines adds generating capacity at existing sites

Nov 7, 2017: ExxonMobil partners with Singapore universities to focus on energy innovation, lower-emissions technologies

Nov 7, 2017: Massive Xcel wind project draws criticism from PRC staff

Nov 5, 2017: Renewable energy boosters alarmed at GOP bill

Nov 5, 2017: AEP to invest $1.8 billion in renewables over the next three years

Nov 4, 2017: Exxon Quietly Researching Hundreds of Green Projects

Nov 4, 2017: This Ban Could Cost Britons $1.3 Billion in Power Bills

Power Grid Security

Nov 7, 2017:  Electric Reliability Update – November 7, 2017

Nov 3, 2017: Reducing Vulnerability of Electric Power Grid to Extreme Weather Events

Other

Nov 9, 2017: Senate confirms top air regulator at EPAs

Nov 6, 2017:Environmentalists just gained a new enemy in the fight against natural gas pipelines

Oct 25, 2017: Mexico Border Wall Won’t Stop Cross-border Power Push

Oct 25, 2017: EPA to review how clean air, water laws affect energy sector jobs

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Any opinions voiced in the articles linked above are those of the article authors only, and not necessarily endorsed by Competitive Assets.
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Headlines

Nov 2, 2017: Consumers rate utilities high on hurricane response in J.D. Power survey

Nov 2, 2017: Sempra’s California Utilities Primed for Growth, Says CEO

Nov 2, 2017: TXU Energy Enables Customers to Adjust Smart Thermostat or Pay Bill with Two New Amazon Alexa Skills

Nov 2, 2017: A California Experiment Could Shape Texas Electricity Rates

Nov 2, 2017: Entergy’s advanced meters come to Grimes County in 2019

Nov 2, 2017: Texas applauds free-market move on electric vehicles

Nov 2, 2017: El Paso Electric Files Unopposed Settlement in Texas Rate Case

Nov 2, 2017: Does the electric company penalize customers who put solar panels on their homes?

Nov 1, 2017: Electricity from Texas wind farms could cross Mississippi

Oct 31, 2017: Southern to Sell Solar Assets, Nuclear Settlement to Raise Cash

Oct 31, 2017: Auto and Utility Industries Team Up to Tackle Emissions

Oct 31, 2017: Wall Street Is Running Out of Power Generators to Bet On

Oct 31, 2017: Joshua Rhodes, Texas Perspectives: Markets killing off coal energy in Texas

Oct 31, 2017: Vistra Energy CEO: Even with the Dynegy acquisition, we’ll have the lowest debt-to-earnings ratio in the industry

Oct 31, 2017: Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Dynegy Inc.

Oct 31, 2017: After the Oncor Acquisition, Sempra Energy’s 3Q Earnings Seem Less Important

Oct 31, 2017: Calpine beats by $0.05, beats on revenue

Oct 31, 2017: Utilities focus on plausibility, prevention in preparing for worst-case scenarios

Oct 30, 2017: Vistra’s Public LBO for Dynegy Says Everything About the Power Business

Oct 30, 2017: Does Vistra-Dynegy merger energy company give the Irving too much power?

Oct 30, 2017: Vistra Energy Cancels Third Quarter 2017 Webcast

Oct 30, 2017: Sempra Energy Earnings Hit By Costs Of 2007 Wildfires

Oct 30, 2017: With power plant closing, Rockdale leaders say they’ll try to lure Amazon, other economic boosts

Oct 30, 2017: KAMC EXCLUSIVE: Are Lubbock Utility Bills Higher than Other Texas Cities?

Oct 30, 2017: Pharmaceutical company McKesson inks deal for NRG solar project

Oct 30, 2017: Perry’s Plan Would Subsidize Coal And Nuclear Power – But It Wouldn’t Apply To Texas

Oct 30, 2017:Vistra to buy Dynegy in $1.7 billion power producer deal

Oct 30, 2017:Vistra Energy and Dynegy to Combine to Create Leading Integrated Power Company

Oct 30, 2017:Sempra Energy Announces Third-Quarter 2017 Earnings

Oct 30, 2017:NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 31, 2017

Oct 26, 2017:NRG Backs Carbon Tax Amid Effort to Sell Clean-Energy Operations

Oct 23, 2017:Denton May Move Up Goal for Renewable Energy

Oct 27, 2017: New general manager named for Denton Municipal Electric

Oct 26, 2017: Puerto Rican electric utility says it’s canceling deal with Whitefish

Oct 26, 2017: El Paso receives national recognition for solar energy

Oct 29, 2017: Excite Energy LLC Brings Energy Savings To Texas

Generation Adequacy

Nov 3, 2017: Layoffs to Follow Dynegy-Vistra Energy Merger: Texas Power Market Continues to Suffer Due to Low Electricity Prices

Nov 3, 2017: Vistra Energy Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results, Narrows 2017 Guidance, and Initiates 2018 Guidance

Nov 2, 2017: NRG Energy (NRG) Q3 2017 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Nov 2, 2017: USDA invests $2.5 billion in rural electric infrastructure

Nov 1, 2017: Texas County to Save More Than $10 Million with Energy Efficiency Project

Nov 1, 2017: ERCOT OKs coal plant shutdown; two more under consideration

Oct 31, 2017: Texas letting one coal plant shutter, undecided on two others

Oct 31, 2017: Here are humanity’s best ideas on how to store energy

Oct 31, 2017: Levitan: Radical Proposal Would Prop Up Coal Power Industry

Oct 31, 2017: ERCOT New Release: Sufficient generation expected for winter and spring seasons

Oct 31, 2017: West Texas to be home to energy storage project

Oct 31, 2017: Smart shipping container offers power grid resilience with ‘self healing’ capability

Oct 30, 2017: Watson, Weiser: Fines likely if ERCOT retirements result in blackouts

Oct 30, 2017:Bates: Renewable energy boom has brought Texas virtual gold rush

Oct 25, 2017: Get Ready for Energy Storage Combinations We’ve Never Seen Before

Oct 30, 2017:Next-Generation Energy Technologies Are Constrained by Outdated Markets. Here’s How to Fix Them

Renewable

Nov 2, 2017: House Tax Bill Trims Wind Tax Credit, Extends Nuclear Provision

Nov 2, 2017: Stanford professor files $10 million lawsuit against scientific journal over clean energy claims

Oct 30, 2017: Why Power Inverters Are the Key to the Solar Industry

Oct 30, 2017: Wind Farms of a Certain Age Eyeing Surgery to Extend Lives

Oct 31, 2017: How Tariffs Could Help And Hurt The Solar Industry

Oct 30, 2017: Wall Street loves electric cars, America loves trucks

Oct 27, 2017: Where clean energy jobs are growing the fastest

Oct 27, 2017: Total’s renewables business posts 49% earnings decline in Q3

Oct 26, 2017: GOP senators ask Trump for meeting on biofuels mandate

Oct 30, 2017:Californians Are Keeping Dirty Energy Off the Grid via Text Message

Oct 26, 2017: Refining-state senators push back on US biofuel mandate after farm states claim victory

Power Grid Security

Nov 3, 2017: Reducing Vulnerability of Electric Power Grid to Extreme Weather Events

Oct 16, 2017: More must be done to protect America’s nuclear power plants from cyberattacks

Oct 16, 2017: U.S. energy head: Nuclear power rescue helps national security

Other

Oct 25, 2017: Mexico Border Wall Won’t Stop Cross-border Power Push

Oct 25, 2017: EPA to review how clean air, water laws affect energy sector jobs

Oct 23, 2017: Judith Talavera: Not all heroes wear capes

Oct 23, 2017: Texas model supports miraculous prosperity

Oct 23, 2017: Total in talks with Engie over potential LNG unit sale

Oct 16, 2017: To Drive or Not to Drive?

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Oct 26, 2017: Texas regulator has tough questions for Sempra over Oncor purchase

Oct 26, 2017: Texas Regulators Are Wary of Sempra’s Deal to Buy Oncor

Oct 27, 2017: Pedernales Electric hires first-ever female CEO

Oct 25, 2017: Texas Becomes ‘Most Interesting’ Power Market on Coal Shutdowns

Oct 26, 2017: Texas Power Market: Mexican Standoff

Oct 25, 2017: Vistra, Dynegy close to merger deal: report

Oct 25, 2017: Vistra close to purchasing Dynegy, WSJ reports

Oct 25, 2017: As electric vehicles make a move to the mainstream, utilities are taking notice

Oct 25, 2017: Auto and Utility Industries Team Up to Tackle Emissions

Oct 25, 2017: ComEd and CLEAResult Approach 100 Million Light Bulb Milestone

Oct 25, 2017: NEM Western Energy Policy Summit Focuses on Energy Choice Initiative

Oct 25, 2017: TCC, Oncor Start Course For Line Workers

Oct 24, 2017:City saves thousands through electricity coalition

Oct 22, 2017: America’s electrical power system is under stress

Oct 24, 2017: Largest U.S. grid operator opposes energy secretary’s plan to save coal

Oct 24, 2017: Denton Could Reach 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2020 If It Follows Group’s Plan

Oct 24, 2017:Can solar save a huge coal plant? Zinke’s thinking about it

Oct 24, 2017:The Next Solyndra: DOE Proposing Massive Energy Subsidies

Oct 24, 2017:Powered by principle six: How electric co-ops join forces to maintain growth

Oct 23, 2017: Perry’s power grid proposal nabs some union backing

Oct 23, 2017: Are You Breaking Up with Me? Termination Fees in Bankruptcy Called into Question

Oct 19, 2017: Amazon’s Largest Wind Farm Will Be Able to Power 90,000 Homes in Texas

Oct 20, 2017: CPS Energy rolls out new, cost effective air quality monitor

Oct 23, 2017: Pedernales Electric Cooperative Goes Live with Trimble’s Network Information System

Generation Adequacy

Oct 24, 2017: Stanford’s Ultra-Cheap Batteries Are Ushering in a New Age in Energy

Oct 24, 2017: ERCOT adopted Aurora after open review process

Oct 24, 2017: Jarrett: Why coal and nuclear aren’t going anywhere

Oct 24, 2017: Storage or generation? AEP case could help answer the question in Texas

Oct 23, 2017: Westinghouse sold an unfinished product, then the problems snowballed

Oct 24, 2017: Luminant announces mine closure near Elgin

Oct 20, 2017: Consumers drive power market transformation: observers

Oct 20, 2017: The Most Powerful Microbiological Solar Cell Yet

Oct 20, 2017: Low Electricity Prices Doom Two Coal Plants In Texas

Oct 19, 2017: Texas’ planned coal retirements could depress ERCOT reserve margin

Oct 20, 2017: Cloud Peak’s 25% spike this week owes to hotter coal for leaner plants

Renewable

Oct 25, 2017: Transparent solar technology represents ‘wave of the future’

Oct 25, 2017:First look at working prototypes of Sono Motors’ solar and battery-powered electric car

Oct 25, 2017:TransCanada selling Ontario solar power holdings in move against renewable energy trend

Oct 25, 2017: Tesla lays off hundreds of SolarCity employees as part of broader housecleaning

Oct 25, 2017: US production tax credit pulls big wind construction effort: AWEA

Oct 25, 2017: Fortune 500’s, traditional utilities: Everyone is buying wind power

Oct 24, 2017: World’s First Floating Wind Farm Begins Operating in Scotland

Oct 23, 2017: Nissan Unveils an Electric Car More Powerful Than Its GT-R

Oct 23, 2017: New Study Supports the Creation of Wind Farms High Above the Earth’s Surface

Oct 23, 2017: The Energy 202: Tax debate opens door for renewables to get same break as fossil fuels

Oct 24, 2017: Big Oil is investing billions to gain foothold in clean energy

Oct 23, 2017: Nissan Unveils an Electric Car More Powerful Than Its GT-R

Oct 19, 2017: Renewable Energy Threatens the World’s Biggest Science Project

Oct 19, 2017: The US government keeps spectacularly underestimating solar energy installation

Oct 17, 2017: ‘This is the future’: solar-powered family car hailed by experts

Oct 17, 2017: Houston’s Sunnova delivering power to Puerto Rico

Oct 17, 2017: The shipping industry may finally be turning to wind power

Power Grid Security

Oct 16, 2017: U.S. energy head: Nuclear power rescue helps national security

Other

Oct 25, 2017: Mexico Border Wall Won’t Stop Cross-border Power Push

Oct 25, 2017: EPA to review how clean air, water laws affect energy sector jobs

Oct 23, 2017: Judith Talavera: Not all heroes wear capes

Oct 23, 2017: Texas model supports miraculous prosperity

Oct 23, 2017: Total in talks with Engie over potential LNG unit sale

Oct 16, 2017: To Drive or Not to Drive?

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Headlines

Oct 19, 2017: The Battle Between Small-town Churches and Sharyland

Oct 15, 2017: Your home could be powered by solar-powered batteries in the near future

Oct 19, 2017: Jeff Bezos christens Amazon’s big Texas wind farm

Oct 19, 2017: Rick Perry’s Plan Looks DOA But Could Spark a Dynegy Deal

Oct 19, 2017: Perry pursuing policy on coal, nuclear power at odds with Texas record

Oct 18, 2017: 7 Mega-Influential Energy Leaders

Oct 18, 2017: 5 Safe-Bet Utility Stocks Poised to Beat Q3 Earnings

Oct 18, 2017: TEC Announces Alliance With Greenbelt Electric Cooperative

Oct 18, 2017: Alcoa forecasts boost to annual earnings after terminating electric contract in Texas

Oct 18, 2017: Irving-based Fluor wins $240 million contract to help restore power in Puerto Rico

Oct 19, 2017: Whitefish Company Wins Power Restoration Contract In Puerto Rico

Oct 18, 2017: NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) announces a quarterly dividend of $0.03

Oct 19, 2017: What the Numbers Say About Exelon Corporation (EXC) and NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG)

Oct 19, 2017: What’s The Story Behind NRG Energy, Inc.

Oct 19, 2017: NRG Energy Pulls Controversial California Gas Project

Oct 17, 2017: Power producers in high-energy debate on subsidies

Oct 17, 2017: El Paso Electric customers could see lower bills if reduction fuel factor is approved

Oct 17, 2017: SPP Tx Owners Take Zonal Placement Concerns to FERC

Oct 18, 2017: Oncor Schedules Third Quarter 2017 Investor Call

Oct 18, 2017: NRG Energy (NRG) Declares $0.03 Quarterly Dividend; 0.5% Yield

Oct 17, 2017: Texas Coalition for Affordable Power: Electricity Complaints Fall to New Low

Oct 15, 2017: The pull of energy markets – and legal challenges – will blunt plans to roll back EPA carbon rules

Oct 17, 2017: Electricity Customers in 30 States Could Foot the Bill for Perry’s Coal Bailout

Oct 17, 2017: This is what America’s eco city of the future looks like

Oct 15, 2017: Trump wants former TCEQ head to lead his environmental advisory panel

Oct 14, 2017: Pedernales Electric Cooperative customers can sign up for solar rate option starting in December

Oct 16, 2017: Shell to buy electric vehicle charging provider

Oct 16, 2017: Bandera Co-op developing power solutions for rural Africa

Generation Adequacy

Oct 18, 2017: Wind could overtake coal in a few years in Texas

Oct 15, 2017: A new sulfur-based battery takes on the problem of energy storage “at the terawatt scale”

Oct 18, 2017: Next wave of US LNG export facilities could face credit risk: S&P

Oct 20, 2017: FERC: Winter NatGas Market Conditions Moderate; Production to Gain 5 Bcf/d by April

Oct 18, 2017: Texas’ planned coal retirements could depress ERCOT reserve margin

Oct 18, 2017: Solar Wants to Help Fix a Power-Grid Problem It Helped Create

Oct 18, 2017: What Can Save the Staggering U.S. Nuclear Industry?

Oct 18, 2017: A dozen reasons for the economic failure of nuclear power

Oct 17, 2017: ERCOT reserve margins likely to dip below target: IMM

Oct 17, 2017: Fuel security and power generation in the United States

Oct 17, 2017: Coal still holds a slight edge as U.S. power source

Oct 17, 2017: Spark and Dark Spreads Indicate Profitability of Natural Gas, Coal Power Plants

Oct 15, 2017: ERCOT, ETT invest heavily in Valley

Oct 17, 2017: More than 4,000MW of coal power slated for retirement in Texas. But why?

Oct 15, 2017: 3 Takeaways From Unprecedented Texas Coal Plant Closures

Oct 15, 2017: Utilities Accept the New, But Will They Embrace It?

Oct 16, 2017: Study: Proposed change to Texas power pricing could hurt wind sector

Oct 15, 2017: Gas loses ERCOT fuel mix share to wind, coal in September

Oct 16, 2017: ERCOT, AEP Texas invest heavily in RGV growth

Oct 16, 2017: Vistra Energy, Energy Future Agree to Arbitrate Tax Fight

Oct 16, 2017: Coal plant closures are coming to Texas. Now what?

Oct 16, 2017: Clean air scores win in Texas

Oct 14, 2017:Battery Maker Backed by African Fuel Company Seeks More Cash

Renewable

Oct 17, 2017: Why Solar Microgrids May Fall Short in Replacing the Caribbean’s Devastated Power Systems

Oct 19, 2017: Utility pilot projects could soothe contentious regulatory proceedings

Oct 17, 2017: Intelligent EV Charging Startups Shouldn’t Copy The Gas & Utility Business Model

Oct 3, 2017: Why Wind Operators Need Predictive Analytics Right Now

Oct 13, 2017: how much of the ocean would need to be covered in wind turbines to power Earth

Oct 17, 2017: ‘This is the future’: solar-powered family car hailed by experts

Oct 17, 2017: Houston’s Sunnova delivering power to Puerto Rico

Oct 17, 2017: The shipping industry may finally be turning to wind power

Oct 16, 2017: The Energy of Tomorrow May Not Be Solar, but Seaweed

Oct 15, 2017: Total moves deeper into solar energy market

Oct 15, 2017: Google Will Hit 100 Percent Renewable Energy This Year

Oct 15, 2017: Australia: Have you heard of a floating solar farm?

Oct 16, 2017: New Mexico regulators move forward on clean energy standard

Oct 16, 2017: Solar panel customers in Texas score a win against discriminatory rate charges

Oct 16, 2017: Widespread outage prompts search for alternative

Oct 16, 2017: Widespread outage prompts search for alternative

Power Grid Security

Oct 16, 2017: U.S. energy head: Nuclear power rescue helps national security

Oct 11, 2017: New U.S. project to use artificial intelligence to minimize electric grid failures

Oct 10, 2017: North Korea Targeted U.S. Electric Power Companies

Oct 9, 2017: Secretary Perry Urges FERC To Take Swift Action To Address Threats To Grid Resiliency

Oct 3, 2017: Electricity industry, government monitor Las Vegas shooting for possible broader threat

Other

Oct 16, 2017: To Drive or Not to Drive?

Oct 10, 2017: The bankrupt utility behind Puerto Rico’s power crisis

Oct 7, 2017: HyperLoop Texas Hype Excites Dallas Leaders

Oct 2, 2017: Frontier asking Bryan to pay for relocation of utilities for hospital-area improvement project

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Headlines

Oct 13, 2017: Vistra Energy to close two more Texas coal plants

Oct 13, 2017: More Americans Are Getting Their Electricity Cut Off

Oct 12, 2017: Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order in Energy Future-Vistra Tax Fight

Oct 12, 2017: SEIA Applauds Approval Of Texas Utility’s Rate Case Settlement

Oct 12, 2017: Alcoa forecasts boost to annual earnings after terminating electric contract in Texas

Oct 12, 2017: Houston energy company NRG to sell 10,000 acres

Oct 11, 2017: Oncor settlement ends byzantine solar rate request

Oct 11, 2017: Kilgore joins coalition studying SWEPCO wind project

Oct 11, 2017: InfraREIT’s Regulated Subsidiary Receives Approval from the Public Utility Commission of Texas for its Pending Asset Exchange Transaction and Dismissal of Rate Case

Oct 11, 2017: FERC Proposal Supporting Coal And Nuclear Prompts Howls From Gas, Wind, Solar, Antinuclear

Oct 11, 2017: Rick Perry’s vision of hot tub-sized nuclear power plants isn’t so far-fetched

Oct 11, 2017: Energy Future Wrangles With Vistra Over Tax Breaks — Update

Oct 10, 2017: Monticello Goes Under, More Coal and Nuclear Imperiled in Texas

Oct 10, 2017: Luminant to close Mount Pleasant plant, affecting 200 jobs

Oct 10, 2017: Factories attack Perry’s plan for power grid

Oct 10, 2017:David Spence, Texas Perspectives: Big Coal has an influential friend in Washington

Oct 10, 2017:Energy Future Wrangles With Vistra Over Tax Breaks

Oct 11, 2017:Ambit Energy Launches New Plans for Texas Residents

Oct 9, 2017: DMN: Texas’ Monticello power plant closes, signaling the undeniable shift to natural gas and renewable energy

Oct 9, 2017: LP&L officially applies to join ERCOT; vote to happen in first quarter of 2018

Oct 9, 2017: Inside The STP During Hurricane Harvey Was No Picnic

Oct 9, 2017: Cathy Conery: Things keep looking up for the muni

Oct 10, 2017: T5 and Iconiq’s IPI Plan Campus around Facebook Data Center in Texas

Oct 5, 2017: BlackRock Inc. Invests $203.14 Million in Vistra Energy Corp. (VST) Stock

Generation Adequacy

Oct 13, 2017: Perry questions value of ‘free market’ in energy

Oct 12, 2017: 25% of remaining US coal fleet headed for retirement or conversion, new report says

Oct 12, 2017:WFU researcher involved in new method to remove radioactive waste from nuclear fuel rods

Oct 11, 2017: What the EPA’s Repeal of the Clean Power Plan Means for Texas

Oct 11, 2017: Alternatives continue to bury Texas coal-powered plants

Oct 11, 2017: Why 2017 will go down as the beginning of the end of the internal combustion engine

Oct 10, 2017: Hyper-Local Power Markets: Time for a rethink of traditional utilities model

Oct 10, 2017:Tyson Says We Can Use Hurricanes to Power the Cities of Tomorrow

Oct 11, 2017:Oklahoma Wind Power Project To Be Biggest In Nation, Push Supply To Arkansas, Texas And Louisiana

Oct 9, 2017: ERCOT real-time power price spikes above $1,100/MWh

Oct 9, 2017: Trump administration to sign climate rule repeal proposal Tuesday

Oct 9, 2017:In New Rule, Trump EPA Allows Texas Coal Plants to Pollute Even More Than They Already Do

Oct 9, 2017:Power Producers Should Cheer Coal’s Closing Time

Oct 7, 2017: East Texas coal plant, once a big polluter, snuffed out by cheap natural gas

Oct 4, 2017: US Energy Secretary visits Texas Mineral Resources’ rare earths-from-coal project

Renewable 

Oct 10, 2017: Gigantic Wind Farm? No Problem! IRENA Says Low Cost Energy Storage Can Handle It

Oct 10, 2017: The solar industry’s new growth region: Trump Country

Oct 11, 2017: New Mexico regulators move ahead with clean energy proposal

Oct 11, 2017: King’s Senate Field Hearing Focused on Generating Electricity from Maine Wood

Oct 10, 2017: There’s enough wind energy over the oceans to power human civilization, scientists say

Oct 10, 2017: Already steeped in wind, Statoil enters solar market

Oct 10, 2017: Tesla Supercharger station in Southlake will be like no other

Oct 9, 2017: EPA chief: I’d ‘do away with’ wind, solar tax credits

Oct 9, 2017:The electric car that charges itself while driving

Oct 9, 2017:IEA: Solar growing at record pace, faster than all other forms of power

Oct 9, 2017:Why utilities need to respond now to the EV boom

Oct 7, 2017: Why renewable energy’s rising use challenges grid integrity

Oct 7, 2017: 10 Giant Companies Commit to Electric Vehicles, Sending Auto Industry a Message

Oct 9, 2017: Microvast Launches Next-Generation Batteries for E-Mobility Applications

Power Grid Security

Oct 11, 2017: New U.S. project to use artificial intelligence to minimize electric grid failures

Oct 10, 2017: North Korea Targeted U.S. Electric Power Companies

Oct 9, 2017: Secretary Perry Urges FERC To Take Swift Action To Address Threats To Grid Resiliency

Oct 3, 2017: Electricity industry, government monitor Las Vegas shooting for possible broader threat

Other

Oct 10, 2017: The bankrupt utility behind Puerto Rico’s power crisis

Oct 7, 2017: HyperLoop Texas Hype Excites Dallas Leaders

Oct 2, 2017: Frontier asking Bryan to pay for relocation of utilities for hospital-area improvement project

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Headlines

Oct 5, 2017: Millions of Texans to see lower utility bills if Austin OKs $9.45 billion bid for Oncor

Oct 4, 2017: Sempra Falls on Plan to Issue More Equity to Get Oncor Approved

Oct 4, 2017: Sempra revises financing for $9.5B deal to buy Oncor

Oct 5, 2017: Statement from Lubbock Power & Light: LP&L Moves to The Approval Stage Of ERCOT Integration

Oct 5, 2017: LP&L Hopes a Move to ERCOT Could Lower Utility Costs

Oct 5, 2017: LP&L moves toward ‘cost effective’ changes with ERCOT

Oct 5, 2017: Building that’s home to Texas power regulators suffering power outage

Oct 5, 2017: Judge won’t postpone FourWinds trial

Oct 5, 2017: The Energy 202: Rick Perry manages to unite oil, gas, wind and solar — against him

Oct 5, 2017: Sempra to seek total ownership of Energy Future Holdings in new filing

Oct 5, 2017: Sempra to avoid outside investors in revised bid for Oncor

Oct 5, 2017: Sempra Gets Less Messy With Texas

Oct 4, 2017: Sempra, the bidder for Texas’ largest regulated utility, says it won’t burden Oncor with new debt

Oct 5, 2017: Oncor And Sempra Energy To File For Texas Regulatory Approval

Oct 4, 2017: In wake of Hurricane Harvey, city asks for electric bill protections for residents

Oct 4, 2017: South Texas utilities get closer to full restoration

Oct 4, 2017: A trio of storms could mean grid modernization in hard-hit areas

Oct 3, 2017: US DOE proposal for FERC market reforms draws heavy fire at GCPA

Oct 2, 2017: Disappointment and hope in Perry’s Texas

Oct 3, 2017: FERC moves spark outrage from unlikely coalition of groups

Oct 3, 2017: CEO Panel: DOE NOPR Continues ‘Cycle of Subsidies’

Oct 2, 2017: Austin Energy to turn over Holly Power Plant site by December

Oct 3, 2017: How Hurricane Responders Track People Whose Lives Depend On Power

Oct 3, 2017: 28 utilities join RESTORE program to boost grid resilience, reliability

Oct 3, 2017: Sempra Energy To Hold Oct. 4 Conference Call For Oncor Transaction Update

Oct 2, 2017: Texas PUC Resistant to NextEra’s Minority Interest in Oncor

Oct 2, 2017: Texas solar industry watches as trade case moves forward

Oct 2, 2017: Smith, Weber, Babin: Electric grid resiliency – the update America needs

Oct 1, 2017: DOE rulemaking threatens to destroy wholesale markets with no tangible benefit

Oct 2, 2017: NRG Energy’s Houston staff reduction planned for December

Oct 1, 2017: How DOE’s baseload power rule ‘would blow the market up’

Sept 29, 2017: Nanogrid storage could prevent future Puerto Rico-style electricity disasters

Oct 1, 2017: Is NRG Energy Inc (NRG) A Financially Sound Company?

Generation Adequacy

Oct 6, 2017: Luminant Announces Decision to Retire Its Monticello Power Plant

Oct 6, 2017: Vistra closing mega coal plant in East Texas

Oct 4, 2017: Tesla Has 100 Days To Finish Building South Australia’s 129 MWh Energy Storage Facility … Or Its Free

Oct 4, 2017: Panel weighs changes to pricing in the state’s electricity market

Oct 4, 2017:: Texas’ Largest PACE Project Will Reduce Electricity Use By More Than 6.6 Million Kilowatt Hours Per Year

Oct 4, 2017:Houston-based Enchanted Rock, Ltd. to invest almost $8 million to build, install back up power at RELLIS

Oct 4, 2017: Electric Vehicles Report: Part 2 – The Impacts Of The Electric Vehicle Revolution

Oct 4, 2017: Trump Begins Repeal of Obama Power Plant Emission Cuts

Oct 3, 2017: RELLIS Announces Public-Private Partnership with Enchanted Rock Ltd. for Microgrid Technology

Oct 2, 2017:: Shell to Seek Sale of Stake in $1.4 Billion Wind Farm

Sept 30, 2017: One Lesson For DOE From Harvey & Maria: Fossil Fuels Aren’t Always Reliable

Sept 30, 2017: ‘Fuel-secure’ steps in Washington counterintuitive, green group says

Sept 26, 2017: Can this Tesla alum build the world’s greenest battery?

Sept 30, 2017: South Texas nuclear power plant granted license extension

Sept 30, 2017: Blackstone, Apollo team up for Westinghouse bid – sources

Sept 29, 2017: Nuclear power plant outages see 10 percent decrease in Summer 2017

Renewable 

Oct 4, 2017: Report charts a path for more corporate purchases of utility-scale solar power

Oct 5, 2017: Cheap Offshore Wind Won’t Make UK Give Up on Nuclear

Oct 4, 2017: ‘Speculative frenzy’ over electric cars and battery tech as investors mull lithium futures

Sept 28, 2017: Why Local Means Nimble in the Volatile Solar Manufacturing Space

Oct 2, 2017: This New Solar Collector Design Could Bring CSP Costs to Record Lows

Sept 29, 2017: Saudi Arabia opens bidding for its first utility-scale solar power plant

Sept 29, 2017: Nathwani: Solar power alone won’t solve energy or climate needs

Sept 30, 2017: Bioreactors on a chip renew promises for algal biofuels

Sept 30, 2017: G.M. and Ford Lay Out Plans to Expand Electric Models

Sept 30, 2017: Iowa View — Swanson: Industrial wind turbines are a horrible nuisance

Sept 26, 2017: Conca: Renewable Energy Tax Credits – Forever?

Sept 29, 2017: Duke Energy partners with Sentient Science to reduce wind turbine management cost

Sept 29, 2017: Over $37 Billion Worth Of Wind Turbine Blade Materials Expected Over Next Decade

Sept 29, 2017: US researchers to use $1.1m grant to improve biofuel crops

Sept 27, 2017: Wind power hits headwinds in New York

Sept 29, 2017: Scientists Have Designed a Crystalline Type of Aluminium That’s Insanely Light

Power Grid Security

Oct 3, 2017: Electricity industry, government monitor Las Vegas shooting for possible broader threat

Sept 13, 2017: How solar power can protect the US military from threats to the electric grid

Sept 14, 2017: Energy doles out $33 million to help grid withstand cyber and physical attacks

Other

Oct 2, 2017: Frontier asking Bryan to pay for relocation of utilities for hospital-area improvement project

Sept 28, 2017: Texas’ oil regulator took vacation amid Harvey

Sept 28, 2017: State moves to yank power-selling license from Texas firm

 

Headlines

Sept 27, 2017: After the Hurricanes, Can We Rebuild a Stronger, Greener Grid?

Sept 27, 2017: Pattern Energy Provides Operations and Financial Guidance Update in Light of Recent Weather Events

Sept 27, 2017: CenterPoint (CNP) Presents At Wolfe Research 2017 Utilities & Power Leaders Conference – Slideshow

Sept 25, 2017: Texas firm Dynegy sells Milford power plant in $119M sale

Sept 27, 2017: The Watchdog: Your updated 2017 guide to shopping for electricity in Texas

Sept 27, 2017: Shows: What The Media Won’t Tell You About Gulf Coast Hurricane Recovery

Sept 26, 2017: TXU Energy inks wind, solar PPA with Texas pizza chain

Sept 26, 2017: One step back, another forward: Denton hobbled in exit from coal-fired power

Sept 26, 2017: Xcel Energy to double Texas, New Mexico wind power capacity

Sept 26, 2017: Diversification of power grid necessary to aid disaster outages, experts say during hearing

Sept 25, 2017: Texas governor taps DeAnn Walker to lead PUC

Sept 25, 2017: Toyota’s New North American Headquarters Brings a Green Mission to Texas

Sept 25, 2017: US DOE to award $36 mil toward carbon capture research

Sept 25, 2017: Perry ‘frustrated’ with anti-fossil fuel movement

Sept 22, 2017: Grid+ Raises $40 Million as Blockchain Fever Grows

Sept 21, 2017: Texas energy regulators may have broken law by reaching consensus behind closed doors, experts say

Sept 22, 2017: Texas’ top oilfield regulator resigns amid internal discord

Sept 21, 2017: Debra Reed,Chairman, President, and CEO, Sempra Energy

Sept 22, 2017: PowerSecure Awarded Multi-year Contract to Serve Oncor with Utility Infrastructure Services

Generation Adequacy

Sept 27, 2017: South Texas Project staffers spent days waiting out Harvey

Sept 27, 2017: Arizona utility will use ‘reverse demand response’ to avoid renewables curtailment

Sept 27, 2017: Fales: Federal energy subsidies go to far more than nuclear and coal producers

Sept 27, 2017: Harvey’s rain caused coal-to-gas switching: NRG Energy

Sept 27, 2017: Evaporative Power Has the Potential to Create Electricity for Large Parts of the U.S.

Sept 27, 2017: Battery Storage Still Needs Solar for Growth

Sept 27, 2017: Take a Look at This Electric Motorhome Powered by Solar Panels and a Battery Pack

Sept 24, 2017: Analysts Debate Potential Vistra Coal Retirements

Sept 22, 2017: Too much energy creates a challenge for Texas electricity grid

Renewable 

Sept 27, 2017: Sweet: What’s the best way to buy renewable energy?

Sept 27, 2017: Citi Commits To 100% Renewable Energy By 2020

Sept 27, 2017: Tesla Is ‘Structurally Unprofitable,’ Chanos Says

Sept 27, 2017: Electric vehicles trigger search for lithium and cobalt

Sept 22, 2017: Solar Panel Tariff Threat: 8 Questions Homeowners Are Asking

Sept 27, 2017: Xcel Energy plans 300 MW wind farm in South Dakota

Sept 27, 2017: Dyson to launch new electric car by 2020 following £2billion investment by vacuum cleaner giant

Sept 25, 2017: IHS Report: Rush to Renewables Sacrifices Resiliency and Jobs

Sept 26, 2017: Kelly-Detwiler: Solar Plus Storage Projects Will Increasingly Offer Resiliency

Sept 25, 2017: Renewable Energy Tax Credits – Forever?

Sept 25, 2017: VIA lands federal grant to add electric-powered buses to fleet

Sept 25, 2017: DOE Studies Impact Of Drought On Biomass Products

Sept 20, 2017: The Race For The “Holy Grail” Of Renewables

Power Grid Security

Sept 13, 2017: How solar power can protect the US military from threats to the electric grid

Sept 14, 2017: Energy doles out $33 million to help grid withstand cyber and physical attacks

Other

Sept 28, 2017: Texas’ oil regulator took vacation amid Harvey

Sept 28, 2017: State moves to yank power-selling license from Texas firm

Sept 17, 2017: UT System regents commit up to $4.5M for a bid to run Los Alamos

Sept 14, 2017: Ideal Electric purchased; company plans to bring back employees and hire more

Sept 12, 2017: Craddick seeking another term on Railroad Commission

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Headlines

Sept 21, 2017: In wake of hurricanes, 85 percent of Americans favor an improved energy grid

Sept 21, 2017: New El Paso Electric rate increase would be used to cover costs of new power stations

Sept 21, 2017:Utility pilot projects could soothe contentious regulatory proceedings

Sept 19, 2017: Grid+ Hopes To Light Up The World Via Blockchain

Sept 19, 2017: CTEC schedules power outage in Harper area

Sept 19, 2017: Some question decision to keep Texas nuclear plant open during Harvey

Sept 19, 2017: What happens when the coal and nuclear plants close?

Sept 19, 2017: Agreement slashes EP Electric rate increase request

Sept 18, 2017: Austin Electric Vehicles Forms Strategic Partnership With Circuit of the Americas

Sept 18, 2017: Power Restored for 97% of Customers in Irma’s Wake

Sept 18, 2017: Hurricanes show need to shore up nation’s energy systems, Perry says

Sept 17, 2017: During Irma’s Power Outages, Some Houses Kept The Lights On With Solar And Batteries

Sept 15, 2017: A glimpse of AEP Texas’ work during the Harvey recovery

Generation Adequacy

Sept 19, 2017: Texas ERCOT grid on target for record 2017 wind generation

Sept 19, 2017: What Would It Take for the U.S. to Bury Its Power Lines?

Sept 17, 2017: US EPA postpones power plant effluent guidelines

Sept 17, 2017: DOE Panel Hears Results of Academies’ Resilience Study

Renewable

Sept 20, 2017: Accelerator company develops product to help wind turbines

Sept 20, 2017: Solar panel prices fell 30% in the first quarter of 2017, NREL report says

Sept 20, 2017: Mercedes Plots Tesla Attack With $1 Billion U.S. Electric Push

Sept 20, 2017: GE Renewable Energy Unveils Largest Onshore Wind Turbine

Sept 20, 2017: Republic Services Unveiled Northeast Texas Landfill – a Clean Fuel and Energy Source

Sept 20, 2017: Hydrogen power moves a step closer

Sept 20, 2017: A vast ‘wind power hub’ could supply 70 to 100 million people with renewable energy

Sept 18, 2017: The Next Big Renewable Fuel? Accountants

Sept 18, 2017: Clean Energy Is Approaching a Tipping Point

Sept 18, 2017: The entrepreneurs turning carbon dioxide into fuels

Sept 14, 2017: With high-performance cells, China takes aim at high-end solar market

Sept 18, 2017: What’s Driving Corporate Renewables Purchases?

Sept 17, 2017: Little-Known Lender’s Stand Threatens a $29 Billion Solar Market

Sept 17, 2017: Going beyond decoupling to drive utility investments in energy efficiency

Sept 17, 2017: New approach boosts performance in thermoelectric materials

Sept 17, 2017: Electric Vehicles Have an Energy Problem—Hydrogen May Be the Answer

Sept 17, 2017:UPS inks deal as first U.S. customer of new all-electric truck fleet

Power Grid Security

Sept 13, 2017: How solar power can protect the US military from threats to the electric grid

Sept 14, 2017: Energy doles out $33 million to help grid withstand cyber and physical attacks

 

Other

Sept 17, 2017: UT System regents commit up to $4.5M for a bid to run Los Alamos

Sept 14, 2017: Ideal Electric purchased; company plans to bring back employees and hire more

Sept 12, 2017: Craddick seeking another term on Railroad Commission

Headlines

Sept 15, 2017: Hurricane Harvey caused transmission system outages, decreased electricity demand, EIA report says

Sept 14, 2017: Shell closes buy of US power firm MP2

Sept 14, 2017: Abbott announces home repair plan as Turner names recovery czar

Sept 13, 2017: Should we bury our power lines?

Sept 12, 2017: McClure: Our Perspective on Xcel Energy canceling the fuel surcharge

Sept 13, 2017: Study shows Xcel Energy pricing is below state average

Sept 12, 2017: Pedernales Electric Cooperative Sends 21 Employees To Restore Power In Florida

Sept 12, 2017: Entergy, AECC, SWEPCO Send Crews to Hurricane Zone

Sept 13, 2017: Mega Energy Successfully Converts to EC Infosystems for EDI and Billing/CIS in Texas and Northeast Markets

Sept 11, 2017: Xcel Energy withdraws plan for surcharge on Texas customer bills

Sept 12, 2017: Oncor sends aid to Florida, Harvey assistance continues

Sept 10, 2017: Austin Energy crews head to Florida to repair outages from Irma

Sept 6, 2017: Potts: Forecasting Electric Utility Returns

Sept 11, 2017: Stream Named Among the Top 10 Most Trusted Electric Providers in Texas

Generation Adequacy

Sept 14, 2017: Natural gas supplies half of ERCOT demand in August; nuclear share rises

Sept 14, 2017: Hanger, Spitzer: States Have the Power to Keep Nuclear in the Mix

Sept 14, 2017: DOE grid study offers no panaceas to struggling nuclear and coal plants

Sept 7, 2017: New battery technologies getting venture investors charged up

Sept 14, 2017: Hanger, Spitzer: States Have the Power to Keep Nuclear in the Mix

Sept 12, 2017: Browne: The Future of Electrical Energy Storage Solutions – No Lithium Supremacy

Sept 12, 2017: Utilities see benefits in energy storage, even without mandates

Sept 11, 2017: SEPA Survey: 31 Utilities Deployed Their First Energy Storage Project in 2016

Sept 7, 2017: Seasonal forecasts show sufficient generation in ERCOT for fall and winter

Sept 7, 2017: Report: CPS Energy should cease investments in Texas coal plant

Sept 3, 2017: Did This Startup Solve The Carbon Capture Challenge?

Renewable

Sept 14, 2017: Citing cost drop, U.S. government shifts focus of solar funding

Sept 14, 2017: How Drones Could Shape the Next Generation of Solar Power Cells

Sept 14, 2017: Can this giant turbine turn the tide for ocean energy?

Sept 15, 2017:California Lawmakers Debate 100 Percent Clean Energy Mandate

Sept 14, 2017: Solar Power to Rival Nuclear Energy by the End of This Year

Sept 14, 2017: Nearly 2.4 gigawatts of solar installed in the US during second quarter of 2017

Sept 12, 2017: Energy Department expands goals for solar power initiative

Sept 12, 2017:Why the U.S. offshore wind market is going to be even bigger than you think

Sept 12, 2017:3D printing poised to explode in wind turbine industry

Sept 12, 2017:Tesla Boosts Car Battery Power During Irma, Raising Questions of Control

Sept 12, 2017:Leyden: 5 Ways to Take 100% Renewable Energy From Dream to Mainstream

Sept 11, 2017: Volkswagen spends billions more on electric cars in search for mass market

Sept 11, 2017: BMW Revives Electric-Car Push With Plans for Low-Slung ‘i’ Sedan

Sept 11, 2017: A Maturing Solar Market Ripens Toward String Inverters, but With Central Architecture

Sept 10, 2017: U.S. Solar Bracing for First Decline as Rooftop Demand Slumps

Sept 10, 2017: Uber: London drivers must use hybrid or fully electric cars from 2020

Sept 8, 2017: MIT readapts ancient firebrick technology to boost profitability of renewables

Power Grid Security

Sept 14, 2017: Energy doles out $33 million to help grid withstand cyber and physical attacks

Sept 7, 2017: Hackers gain direct access to US power grid controls

Other

Sept 14, 2017: Ideal Electric purchased; company plans to bring back employees and hire more

Sept 12, 2017: Craddick seeking another term on Railroad Commission

Sept 11, 2017: Irma’s $200 billion threat — Hurricane may cause energy utility to be rebuilt ‘from the ground up’

Sept 11, 2017: DHS waives Jones Act to address fuel shortages

Sept 2, 2017: After Hurricane Harvey, long gas lines throughout Texas show one way EVs are better prepared for disasters

Sept 11, 2017: Irma knocks out power to about 5.8 million: Authorities

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