Duke Energy Corp.
Competitive Power Ventures Holdings, LLC (CPV) has announced its renewables division, CPV Renewable Energy Company, has closed construction financing on its latest wind project in Kansas.
Publicly-owned utility Austin Energy is now receiving power from its first utility-scale solar installation.
A member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reiterated Tuesday that FERC’s Order 1000, which becomes effective October 10, 2011 in the face of considerable opposition from certain elements of the electricity utilities sector, will give regional grid operators the means to improve system reliability and will also stimulate much needed investment in transmission lines.
Earlier this month Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) released the white paper Duke Energy: Developing the Communications Platform to Enable a More Intelligent Electric Grid [pdf]. The paper addresses the company’s vision and plan to digitize the electric grid.
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission said June 15 it had approved a 20-year contract for Maui Electric Company to purchase 21 megawatts (MW) of wind power from Sempra Generation’s Auwahi Wind project on the Ulupalakua Ranch in southeastern Maui. The approval also included a determination that Maui Electric could build an above-ground transmission connection to its main local grid line.