Category: Electricity

Federal report gives Texas wind power lines high marks

Since the CREZ power lines were completed, incidents of both wind curtailment and wind-related negative electricity prices have decreased in Texas, suggesting the projects have largely succeeded at their mission.  More »

Crumbling US grid gets jolt driving smart Houston power

When fully deployed, CenterPoint’s intelligent grid will give the utility unprecedented control and insight into its almost 50,000 miles of power lines and systems.  More »

Coal: A ‘Million Dollar Mile’ Getting Longer In the U.S.

U.S. demand for coal has fallen in recent years and export has become ever more important to domestic coal producers. Asia is the obvious export target, but challenges abound.  More »

Texas power companies warn of scam

Power companies warn that as weather heats up, so do scams that seek money or financial information on the threat of disconnecting electricity that powers precious air conditioning.  More »

France agrees to buy 20% stake in Alstom

The final obstacle to GE’s $17 billion takeover of Alstom’s power division was overcome Sunday after the French government agreed to terms with the French engineering company’s main shareholder.  More »

Vampires at home? Household items draining energy

Like vampires, household appliances quietly suck up electricity while you sleep and while you’re away at work. TCAP has analyzed the data to get a sense as to how much these devices may be costing you every year.  More »

This may whet your appetite for a new dryer

Your old dryer may be hampering your home energy efficiency.  More »

Google planning energy push with technology for power companies

Google, a big consumer of electricity for the computer servers that power its services, is looking at ways to transform the century-old utility industry, which has been struggling to adapt to changing demands for power management and production.  More »

Buffett to expand energy wager ‘as far as the eye can see’

Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which has struck deals to expand its utility business in Nevada and Western Canada, plans more investment in the industry, in part by betting on renewable power, Chairman Warren Buffett said.  More »

Buffett ready to double $15B solar, wind bet

Warren Buffett briefly lost track of how many billions of dollars his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is spending to build wind and solar power in the U.S. That didn’t stop him from vowing to double the outlay.  More »

Bankruptcy judge approves $9.9B in loans to troubled Texas power firm

A federal bankruptcy judge on Friday approved $4.47 billion in loans to Energy Future Holdings, which had sought debt to pay the bills for its retail electricity business while in bankruptcy.  More »

Buffett’s $26 billion power bet seen paying off

Warren Buffett’s $26 billion bet on western U.S. power plants, transmission lines and wind farms is poised to pay off.  More »
Page 3 of 9812345...102030...Last »