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    Dec 11, 2014
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    GE Working on Microgrid Research Project to Improve Grid Reliability in Upstate New York

    GE along with National Grid, DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Clarkson University recently announced a partnership on a research project to improve the reliability and resiliency of electricity delivery in northern New York....More
  • May 21, 2014
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    WESCO Adds to its Utility Market Offerings with Acquisition of Hi-Line Utility Supply

    WESCO Distribution, Pittsburgh, agreed to acquire Hi-Line Utility Supply Co., with locations in Illinois and Massachussetts....More
  • Apr 10, 2014
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    Southwire Opens Energy Center to Focus on Substations and Smart Grids

    Wire giant Southwire, Carrollton, Ga., opened a new Southwire Energy Center at its Villa Rica, Ga., plant where the company will develop components and products for smart grids and renewable energy products and expand the company’s cable technology and solutions for substations....More
  • Mar 4, 2014
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    Insights on Tesla's bet on batteries and the potential disruptive force of its "Gigafactory"

    The question of grid-scale energy storage continues to be one of the most promising and most vexing in technology development right now, and as it cuts across so many sectors of the economy....More
  • Feb 21, 2014
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    Researchers devise a way to keep plug-in electric vehicles from crashing the grid

    A team of engineers from the University of Vermont says it has come up with a novel solution for handling plug-in electric vehicles on the grid that uses the same principles of packet-switching used by communication and data networks....More
  • Oct 16, 2013
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    Navigant expects DC subsystem market to pass $24 billion by 2025

    The future of electric power will include an increasing mix of direct current (DC) systems, particularly in the high-growth data center market, as well as solar and wind power system and the telecommunications and transportation markets. Navigant Research puts a number on the growth of DC....More
  • Oct 2, 2013
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    Duke Energy explores the grid as computer

    Duke Energy is doing some fascinating R&D on the future implications of a grid that’s not only smart but optimized as a computing platform, according to a report in GreenTech Media's GreenTech Grid....More
  • Aug 27, 2013
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    GE now owns 15% of Chinese utility equipment manufacturer

    Read more about the partnerships between GE and China's XD Electric.  ...More
  • Jul 29, 2013
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    Border States Electric acquires UtiliCor

    Border States Electric (BSE), Fargo, N.D., is spreading its utility expertise in the Tennessee market with an agreement to purchase The UtiliCor Corp....More
  • May 20, 2013
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    Kriz-Davis Co. acquires Russell Belden Co.

    Kriz-Davis Co., Grand Island, Neb., plans acquire the Russell Belden Electric Co., Joplin, Mo. The acquisition will expand the Kriz-Davis footprint from 13 to 17 locations, broadening the company’s presence in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. The deal will be effective July 1....More
  • May 14, 2013
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    GE in talks with China's XD Group to sell power transformers business

    This Bloomberg report says GE is in discussions with China's XD Group to sell its Prolec power transformers business unit for the power and transmission segment of the utility market for up to $1 billion.  ...More
  • May 8, 2013
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    HD Supply opens new branches in North Carolina, Texas & Utah

    HD Supply Power Solutions, Atlanta, has opened new locations in Midland, Texas; Durham, N.C.; and Salt Lake City. The new branches will include counter service for electrical contractors. The company also recently announced plans for an IPO Details...More
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