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National Grid Earns EEI Emergency Recovery Award for Storm Restoration Support Following Winter Storm Quiana

National Grid earns award for exceptional performance when restoring power to 365,000 in New York and New England following February storm
Press Release

WALTHAM, Mass., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid has been named the recipient of Edison Electric Institute’s Emergency Recovery Award for the company’s exceptional performance in restoring power after Winter Storm Quiana impacted more than 365,000 customers across upstate New York and New England.

Consumers Energy Starts New Era for Renewable Energy in Michigan with Approval of Clean Energy Plan

Plan Will Eliminate Coal, Reduce Carbon Emissions 90%, Add Renewables
Press Release

JACKSON, Mich., Friday, June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Consumers Energy has received approval from state regulators for its Clean Energy Plan, ushering in a new era for renewable energy in Michigan.

The Clean Energy Plan puts Consumers Energy on a path to eliminate coal; reduce carbon emissions by over 90 percent; and meet customers’ future electricity capacity needs with 90 percent clean energy resources by 2040. The Michigan Public Service Commission this morning approved the plan, which also had support from leading Michigan environmental and business groups.

Duke Energy Progress Continues to Be a Shining Star for Solar Power

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  • Company ranked No. 4 in 2018 for connecting solar power to its energy grid
  • Lands in the Top 10 for the seventh straight year
  • Continues to drive solar adoption in the region
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  • Company ranked No. 4 in 2018 for connecting solar power to its energy grid
  • Lands in the Top 10 for the seventh straight year
  • Continues to drive solar adoption in the region

Microgrid Delivers Efficiency and Resilience to Lidl Finland

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Lidl Finland's logistics center constantly learns to be more energy efficient through an integrated Schneider Electric EcoStruxure™ Microgrid Advisor & EcoStruxure Building Operation solution that uses demand response and targets more than 50% energy cost savings.

Watch this video to learn more about how Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure™ delivers efficiency and resiliency to Lidl Finland.

Water Meets "New Energy": Surging Renewables Have Utilities Eyeing Alternative Power Sources

Water suppliers and wastewater service providers are grappling with ways to reduce power costs
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Water and energy systems long have been intrinsically intertwined, given electricity's entrenchment as one of a water or wastewater utility's biggest expenditures. But as water suppliers and wastewater service providers grapple with ways to reduce power costs, advance toward "green" energy and participate in the electric industry evolution, there's talk of "ner energy."

Edison International Sustainability Report Highlights Clean Energy Progress, Leadership in the Transformation of the Electric Power Industry

Press Release

ROSEMEAD, Calif., June 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Edison International has released its 2018 Sustainability Report reflecting its sustainability strategy and 2018 sustainability performance. The report shows how the company is leading the transformation of the electric power industry and operating its business with excellence by focusing on customers, communities and employees, with safety as its top value.

Webinar: Is Your Company Ready for Energy Convergence?

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT
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The need to manage energy in a holistic and integrated way is becoming more imperative. Growth in renewable energy and other distributed energy resources, decentralization, and commodity volatility means that energy market complexity has never been higher. Yet, recent research shows that many companies are leaving money on the table when it comes to energy sourcing and energy efficiency.
 

Duke Energy Florida to Build Its Largest Battery Storage Projects Yet

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22 megawatts of electricity storage to enhance Florida’s smart grid

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22 megawatts of electricity storage to enhance Florida’s smart grid

Black & Veatch: Shift to Digital Water Can Help Overcome Threats to Water Supplies

New Strategic Directions Report reflects critical role of data and planning in water infrastructure systems
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., 4 June 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Smarter infrastructure, with data at its core, will play a crucial role in overcoming varied threats to our water supply. From precise reads of consumption rates and customer engagement to improved leak detection and climate change planning, a new culture of data science can extend our supply to drive sustainability and resilience. The accelerating move to embrace digital water by service providers and industry leaders will also better inform the asset management and planning programs necessary to overcome continued funding challenges.

PacifiCorp Names Black & Veatch As EPC Contractor for Combined Solar Power With Battery Energy Storage Project

Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A new solar project in southern Utah is bringing together one of the West’s top utilities and a global leader in renewable energy projects to implement a combination of grid-scale battery storage and renewable power to address a transmission and distribution system reliability need.

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