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The Canadian government has spent several million dollars on a tar sands advocacy fund in its failed push to export oil, new documents have revealed. [The Guardian] CPS Energy CEO Doyle Beneby, who has pushed the San Antonio owned utility toward using cleaner energy sources, has announced his resignation. [San Antonio Express News] Chile mines… Keep reading →

Houston Scenics

How ERCOT’s idea for aggregating solar, storage and other DERs could unlock the state’s grid-edge potential  Texas, despite being one of the country’s largest and sunniest energy markets, has not seen a lot of growth of distributed solar power. Beyond low energy prices, one big reason is that the Texas deregulated energy market, which covers… Keep reading →

As advanced information technology continues to permeate the power sector and the two-way data flow between utility and customer deepens, countless opportunities to streamline the delivery and consumption of electricity arise. Across the US, utilities are taking innovative approaches to fostering energy efficient behavior by working with customers to build sustainable practices, programs and business models.

The key is to use all available channels – including social networking – to engage customers with a simple message, you need to “keep [customers] informed and show [them] results,” Bill Andrew, President and CEO of the Delaware Electric Cooperative told audience members at last week’s DNV Kema Utility of the Future Leadership Forum in Washington DC. Keep reading →

It is easy to enumerate the challenges facing the utility sector over the coming decade, but participants in DNV KEMA’s fifth “Utility of the Future” Summit in Washington, DC today were optimistic about the opportunities to build on what many pointed out was a relationship of deep trust with consumers and regulators.

Southern Company Services CEO Susan Story grabbed the conference’s attention with an easy command of extensive facts about the largest vertically integrated US utility’s efforts to adjust to changing operating and technology environments. She balanced the deep dives with illustrative examples and a strategic view of her industry’s changing place in the world. Keep reading →

Renewable energy developments seem to be sprouting up everywhere in recent months.

Last week, Western Wind Energy began operating its newest 10.5 MW wind-solar project in Arizona while on Tuesday Duke Energy announced plans to build its fifth wind power project in Texas. Duke Energy also recently announced plans to build its second wind farm in Pennsylvania this year. Read more: Duke Energy Adds Wind. Keep reading →