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Holistic Distribution Modernization Programs Require More Than Only Information Technology Upgrades

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Electric utilities are realizing that distribution modernization programs, also referred to as grid modernization, can no longer be put off. Overhauling the electric distribution system will require upgrades to OT, as well as to the networks that allow IT and OT components to communicate to improve reliability. The benefits are clear: Grid operators need advanced sensors, communications and automation so they can see what’s happening in real time, which will lessen disruption while enhancing efficiency, reliability, security and safety.

Consumers Energy: It's Time - Clean Energy Goal

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For us, loving Michigan means more than providing power. It means giving Michigan the power to be its best by leading the way in protecting the environment. We've challenged ourselves to completely eliminate the use of coal for generating electricity by 2040, and to cut carbon emissions by 80%. At the same time, more than 40% of the energy produced will come from renewable sources and energy storage.

5 Ways Schneider Electric Celebrates Earth Day, Every Day

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What does it mean to consistently be recognized as one of the most sustainable and ethical companies in the world?

A Lineman’s Commitment to Keeping the Lights On, in Good and Bad Times

April 18 is National Lineman Appreciation Day and a chance to thank all linemen
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Only a select few become journeymen linemen at Southern California Edison since the job is both physically demanding and challenging. Gonzalo Garcia, 33, is now part of the utility’s select group of highly skilled individuals after he recently passed all assessments and was offered the competitive position.

“Safety is critical and is a core value at SCE. Everyone takes it seriously, so we can all go home safely to our families every day,” said Garcia, of La Habra Heights.

From Chasing Storms to Scaling Poles, Duke Energy Lineworkers Keep the Grid Running

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April 18 is National Lineman Appreciation Day to celebrate lineworkers and their role in powering the lives of millions of people across the country

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April 18 is National Lineman Appreciation Day to celebrate lineworkers and their role in powering the lives of millions of people across the country

Merck Advances Clean Energy Goals with Invenergy

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KENILWORTH, N.J., April 17, 2018 – Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Invenergy, North America’s largest privately held renewable energy company, today announced a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) that adds 60 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy to the electrical grid and supports Merck’s environmental sustainability goals.

New Energy Companies: “Green,” Sustainable, and Profitable

by Chris Dartnell, President of Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals, Schneider Electric
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Future growth hinges on the appropriate response to present conditions while strategically developing longer-term plans. For most industries, social, environmental, and political issues are having increasingly greater impact in reshaping the present and future business environment. In particular, the oil and gas (O&G) industry is challenged to reliably and economically deliver transportation fuels in the present day while working strategically to provide “cleaner” energy products in the future.

Cleaner, High-tech Natural Gas Plant in South Carolina Now Benefiting 2.5 Million Duke Energy Customers

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  • $700 million investment addresses growth in the region and accommodates customers' energy demand now and in the future.

  • Project benefited 150 companies, created more than 600 temporary construction jobs and contributed $12 million to local subcontractors.

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  • $700 million investment addresses growth in the region and accommodates customers' energy demand now and in the future.

  • Project benefited 150 companies, created more than 600 temporary construction jobs and contributed $12 million to local subcontractors.

Duke Energy Florida Nears Completion of State-of-the-art Natural Gas Plant

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  • The 1,640-megawatt natural gas plant in Citrus County will provide reliable energy to 1.8 million customers across 35 counties

  • New plant will further reduce carbon emissions, allow retirement of coal-fired units

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  • The 1,640-megawatt natural gas plant in Citrus County will provide reliable energy to 1.8 million customers across 35 counties

  • New plant will further reduce carbon emissions, allow retirement of coal-fired units

Schneider Electric VIDEO | Harmonizing the Habitats of Over 1,500 Species Under One Roof While Reducing Energy Use

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In today’s digital economy, a new breed of buildings is emerging. As a key ingredient in expanding urban landscapes, buildings of all types are undergoing a major technological shift toward greater efficiency and sustainability, driven by connected technologies, big data and analytics. 

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