Tag Archives: utility

Alaska increases wind power capacity in utility- and distributed-scale projects

September 1, 2015 Source: Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Although wind power provided less than 3% of Alaska’s electric power generation in 2014, Alaska’s wind power capacity has increased 20-fold between 2007 and 2014, growing from 3 megawatts (MW) to 60 MW. This increase is notable in light of the challenges of installing and connecting […]

East Africa: EA Leaders Discuss Utility, Air Space Sharing Potential

EAST African leaders have agreed to join electricity grids to facilitate power sharing and also establish mechanism on keeping peace and security in the region. During their one-day meeting on the Northern Corridor Integration Project in Kigali, Rwanda on day, the Heads of State also deliberated on air space sharing. Related Topics Burundi: What Dissident’s […]

South Africa: Power Utility Reimplements Blackouts

Photo: Eskom Megawatt Park (file photo). Johannesburg — Eskom will implement stage one loadshedding from mid-Tuesday morning, the parastal announced. The utility posted on its Twitter feed shortly after 9am: “Eskom will implement loadshedding stage 1 from 10.30am today. It is likely to continue until 10pm. We will give updates throughout the day”. Earlier on […]

Hawaii’s electric system is changing with rooftop solar growth and new utility ownership

January 27, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, is an independent electric cooperative. In December, (FPL). While FPL does not rely heavily on solar photovoltaics (PV) and other forms of renewable energy to serve its Florida customers, solar PV already plays a large role in Hawaii, and that role is expected to grow significantly over […]

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