Utility http://electricalmarketing.com/taxonomy/term/7381/more en ABB Partnerships with Fluor and Microsoft Highlight Plans for Power and Factory Data http://electricalmarketing.com/global/abb-partnerships-fluor-and-microsoft-highlight-plans-power-and-factory-data <div class="node-body article-body">To help drive further growth in its power grids business, ABB announced a partnership with engineering firm Fluor Corp., Irving, Texas, in which the companies will work together on large-scale turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) offerings for utility substations.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/global/abb-partnerships-fluor-and-microsoft-highlight-plans-power-and-factory-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/global/abb-partnerships-fluor-and-microsoft-highlight-plans-power-and-factory-data#comments Global Industrial Utility Premium Fri, 07 Oct 2016 13:27:00 +0000 30831 at http://electricalmarketing.com Photo courtesy of ABB ABB to Sell High-Voltage Cables Business to NKT Cables http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/abb-sell-high-voltage-cables-business-nkt-cables <div class="node-body blog-body">NKT Cables designs, manufactures and supplies power cables for low-, medium- and high-voltage solutions mainly in the alternating current (AC) market.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/abb-sell-high-voltage-cables-business-nkt-cables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/abb-sell-high-voltage-cables-business-nkt-cables#comments Global Utility Wire & Cable Mergers & Acquisitions Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:41:00 +0000 30581 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p><em>Photo via ABB</em></p> The Energy Times’ California Renewables Conference Set for April 6 in San Francisco http://electricalmarketing.com/utility/energy-times-california-renewables-conference-set-april-6-san-francisco <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The California Renewables Rush conference will be held on April 6 in San Francisco to explore the transformation of the utility and energy industry in California. The conference will be run by The Energy Times, one of the energy and utility properties published by Penton Media along with Electrical Marketing, Electrical Wholesaling, Electrical Construction &amp; Maintenance and Transmission and Distribution World.</p></div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/utility/energy-times-california-renewables-conference-set-april-6-san-francisco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/utility/energy-times-california-renewables-conference-set-april-6-san-francisco#comments California Utility News Sun, 28 Feb 2016 23:07:00 +0000 27081 at http://electricalmarketing.com (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Irby Adds Electrical Test Labs of Georgia to Tools & Safety Division http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/irby-adds-electrical-test-labs-georgia-tools-safety-division <div class="node-body blog-body">Irby Company, Jackson, Miss., a subsidiary of Sonepar USA, announced the acquisition of Electrical Test Labs of Georgia, Inc. (ELTG), Lake Park, Ga. The purchase will expand Irby’s test lab offering and product range.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/irby-adds-electrical-test-labs-georgia-tools-safety-division" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/irby-adds-electrical-test-labs-georgia-tools-safety-division#comments Georgia Utility News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:31:00 +0000 25431 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>Image: Scott Olson/Getty Images</p> New Power Plant Generating Capacity Shifts Toward Renewables and Natural Gas http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/new-power-plant-generating-capacity-shifts-toward-renewables-and-natural-gas <div class="node-body article-body">Although the latest construction spending data and forecasts for the electric utility market do not reflect any major year-over-year growth, a fascinating array of new power plants are scheduled to come on line in the next year or are on the drawing boards.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/new-power-plant-generating-capacity-shifts-toward-renewables-and-natural-gas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/new-power-plant-generating-capacity-shifts-toward-renewables-and-natural-gas#comments Economy Utility Premium Sat, 05 Sep 2015 00:56:00 +0000 25091 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>EIA said that in total, electric generating companies expect to add more than 20 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale generating capacity to the power grid this year. The additions are dominated by wind, natural gas, and solar.</p> David McNew / Getty Images News In Surprise Move, Anixter to Buy HD Supply Power Solutions Unit for $825 Million Cash http://electricalmarketing.com/utility/surprise-move-anixter-buy-hd-supply-power-solutions-unit-825-million-cash <div class="node-body article-body">HD Supply Holding, Inc., Atlanta, owner of HD Supply, says it has a definitive agreement to sell its HD Supply Power Solutions business unit to Anixter International for $825 million in cash. The deal is the largest-ever acquisition by Anixter, and suggests a departure for the company.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/utility/surprise-move-anixter-buy-hd-supply-power-solutions-unit-825-million-cash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/utility/surprise-move-anixter-buy-hd-supply-power-solutions-unit-825-million-cash#comments Utility Mergers & Acquisitions News Premium Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:23:00 +0000 24591 at http://electricalmarketing.com Utilities Form Alliance for Emergency Grid Gear http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/utilities-form-alliance-emergency-grid-gear <div class="node-body blog-body">Grid Assurance plans to own and maintain equipment at secure, strategically located warehouses, contending that it can do so more cost-effectively than companies independently securing emergency spare equipment for high-impact, low-frequency events due to economies of scale, diversification and improved logistics.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/utilities-form-alliance-emergency-grid-gear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/utilities-form-alliance-emergency-grid-gear#comments Utility News smart grid utility Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 10 Jun 2015 19:50:00 +0000 24211 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p class="artist">Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News</p> Schneider Partners with ComEd to Provide Commercial Scale Energy Data Access http://electricalmarketing.com/news/schneider-partners-comed-provide-commercial-scale-energy-data-access <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Schneider Electric, Palatine, Ill., has formed a partnership with Chicago utility ComEd to provide ComEd customers in northern Illinois with access to their energy data through Green Button Connect My Data. Green Button is an industry-led initiative proposed by the White House to provide electricity customers with easy access to their energy usage data in a consumer-friendly and computer-friendly format.</p></div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/news/schneider-partners-comed-provide-commercial-scale-energy-data-access" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/news/schneider-partners-comed-provide-commercial-scale-energy-data-access#comments Utility News Premium Fri, 22 May 2015 17:51:00 +0000 23951 at http://electricalmarketing.com Milbank to host 2016 conference on microgrids http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/milbank-host-2016-conference-microgrids <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Milbank Manufacturing Co., Kansas City, Mo., has been selected as the presenting sponsor of the 2016 National Conference on Microgrids to be held in Kansas City April 13‐16, 2016.&nbsp; Technical sessions will focus on a wide range of topics pertaining to microgrids and distributed energy technologies including generation, storage, advanced controls, metering and communication protocols. Conference attendees get a behind‐the‐scenes look at Milbank&rsquo;s microgrid, which manages the company&rsquo;s wind and solar‐powered Milbank National Training Center in Kansas City, Mo.</p></div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/milbank-host-2016-conference-microgrids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/milbank-host-2016-conference-microgrids#comments Utility News microgrids Milbank Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Wed, 20 May 2015 20:33:00 +0000 23891 at http://electricalmarketing.com S&C teams up with Schneider to build microgrid for utility Oncor http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/sc-teams-schneider-build-microgrid-utility-oncor <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Schneider Electric, Andover, Mass., and S&amp;C Electric Co., Chicago, recently&nbsp; unveiled a microgrid in North America for Oncor, a Texas-based electric transmission and distribution company that operates the largest distribution and transmission system in Texas, delivering power to more than 3.3 million homes and businesses and operating more than 121,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines in the state.</p></div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/sc-teams-schneider-build-microgrid-utility-oncor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/sc-teams-schneider-build-microgrid-utility-oncor#comments Utility News Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:29:00 +0000 23441 at http://electricalmarketing.com