Why 50 million smart meters still haven’t fixed America’s energy habits

Five years ago came the promise: A great new way of saving money on your energy bills was on its way. An impressive new device called a “smart meter” —  a key component of the much touted “smart grid” —  would let consumers actually see how much power they’re using in their homes, thus empowering them to […]

2015-05-07T15:45:25-05:00January 30th, 2015|National Market|

Power restructuring five years later offers choice, savings

By: DAVID FALCHEK |

As part of Pennsylvania’s long path toward electricity market restructuring, rate caps in place for years were lifted five years ago this month amid uncertainty.

Would the private sector step in to market and sell competitively priced power? Would rates available to the state’s electricity customers compare favorably with what people […]

2015-05-07T15:30:50-05:00January 26th, 2015|Pennsylvania Market|

EDF Renewable Energy’s Hereford Wind Project in Texas Becomes Operational

By: Business Wire |

EDF Renewable Energy announced today that the 200-megawatt (MW) Hereford Wind Project in Texas reached commercial operation (COD) on December 22, 2014. In addition, tax equity financing closed with BNY Mellon and MUFG Union Bank, N.A. Financial details were not disclosed.

Encompassing approximately 15,000 acres in Deaf Smith County, southeast of […]

2015-05-07T15:30:50-05:00January 22nd, 2015|Texas Market|

What is the reason behind increased electric rates?

Representatives say there’s a lack of natural gas

2015-05-07T15:45:16-05:00January 22nd, 2015|Massachusetts Market|

Maine electricity costs to go down

By: Maine Sun Journal |

As gasoline prices drop to under $2 a gallon in some parts of Maine, consumers got more good news Tuesday.

The cost of electricity for residents and small- and medium-size businesses is going down, according to prices set by the Maine Public Utilities Commission.

The PUC announced Tuesday new prices for […]

2015-05-07T15:31:02-05:00January 19th, 2015|Maine Market|