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Clean and Efficient Power Plant Supports Community

Gasification plant in Edwardsport, Ind., helps drive economy
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Rising 18 stories above the fields in rural Indiana, Duke Energy’s Edwardsport power plant is a technological marvel and among the cleanest coal-fired power plants in the world.

Edwardsport Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) station in Knox County, Ind., produced a record 3.9 million megawatt-hours of energy in 2017, a 28 percent improvement over its previous record.

LISTEN | Consumers Energy President & CEO Patti Poppe Discusses the Company's Decision to Stop Using Coal

"I cannot overstate the significance of this news."
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Consumers Energy announced this week that it is seizing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reshape Michigan’s energy future. The energy provider is filing a Clean Energy Plan with Michigan regulators that outlines the path to using zero coal while ensuring affordable and reliable energy for Michigan’s families and businesses. The Clean Energy Plan details how the company will meet the state’s energy needs with increased use of energy efficiency and significantly more renewable energy.

Schneider Electric to Improve Energy Security and Resiliency at Fort Huachuca and Drive $63 Million in Savings

Comprehensive upgrades provide first step toward a microgrid solution to bolster energy security and mission assurance
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SIERRA VISTA, Ariz., June 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Energy and sustainability expert Schneider Electric today announced it is working on a $24 million project to improve energy security, resiliency and efficiency across Fort Huachuca's facilities. The project will reduce energy costs at the U.S. Army installation by 23 percent annually, generating nearly $63 million in savings over 23 years.

Consumers Energy Proposes Long-Term Plan, Cleaner Energy Future for Michigan

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  • Karn 1 and 2 would be retired in 2023
  • 37 percent renewable energy by 2030
  • 43 percent renewable energy by 2040
  • Significant investments in solar and increased use of energy efficiency and customer demand management programs

LEARN MORE: See more information about Consumers Energy's Integrated Resource Plan at www.ConsumersEnergy.com.

Plan includes retirement of coal plants; more renewable energy, energy efficiency
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Fast Facts

  • Karn 1 and 2 would be retired in 2023
  • 37 percent renewable energy by 2030
  • 43 percent renewable energy by 2040
  • Significant investments in solar and increased use of energy efficiency and customer demand management programs

LEARN MORE: See more information about Consumers Energy's Integrated Resource Plan at www.ConsumersEnergy.com.

5 Ways Duke Energy is Using Drone Technology

As technology progresses, so does drone use
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For nearly a century, unmanned aerial vehicles – or drones – were primarily tools for the military, but in the last decade, the use of drones for civilian tasks has skyrocketed. Industries from real estate to agriculture and retail to entertainment are using the technology to work faster, safer and in new ways.

California’s Solar Decree: Could Other States, Utilities Follow Suit?

Black & Veatch Expert: growth of California solar power shows complexity in electric market
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – California energy regulators recently passed a new building code requiring most newly constructed, low-rise homes constructed after 2019 to have built-in solar-powered energy systems, making that state the first to adopt such a mandate. That decree was part of other additions to the building code aimed at bolstering energy efficiency. Ryan Pletka, an innovation and strategy executive at Black & Veatch, a global leader in engineering and power solutions, details key things you should know:

SCE’s Puerto Rico Restoration Effort Wraps Up

With 99 percent of the island’s customers restored, the final work has been transferred to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
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When Southern California Edison asked David Elias to return to Puerto Rico for a second time this year to help restore power on the island, he had his doubts. There were family obligations. There was also the communications course he would have to drop at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree.

“I had all these reasons,” said Elias, an SCE supervisor in the Yucca/Twentynine Palms area, but his wife, Ali, changed his mind.

Black & Veatch: Data Analytics, Resilience and Sustainability Drive Water Discussion

Latest Strategic Directions Report takes deep dive into complexities of water, delivery
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan.,  June 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Collecting data from our water systems is one thing. Acting on that information is game-changing, and a Black & Veatch survey shows that the water space is taking note.

Home Charging Installation Rebates Make it Easier to Drive Electric

SCE announces the new rebate at a celebration of the utility’s 1,000th non-residential charging station
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Southern California Edison celebrated the installation of 1,000 electric vehicle chargers in more than 60 locations throughout the Southland, and also announced that it is starting a new pilot program to help customers install EV charging stations at home.

Texas A&M International to Save $15 Million Through Energy Efficiency Projects With Schneider Electric

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On May 16, 2018, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), located in Laredo, Texas, announced it has started construction on a comprehensive set of campus-wide energy efficiency projects that will streamline facility operations, encourage sustainable behavior and improve the quality of life for students and staff.

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