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Benefits of upgrading US grids far outweigh costs

Benefits of upgrading US grids far outweigh costs

"Some of our transmission lines are over 100 years old. Think about that -- we're charging iPhones and powering smart TVs with infrastructure built when large portions of the country still didn't have access to the electricity needed for a simple light bulb," said AWEA's Amy Farrell, as the trade body called for greater investment in grids to help reduce bills.

US utility suffers cyberattack

US utility suffers cyberattack

A 'distributed denial-of-service' (DoS) attack was launched against an unknown utility on 5 March, the Department of Energy revealed in its most recent Electric Emergency and Disturbance Report.

PG&E power deals ruling set for judicial decision

PG&E power deals ruling set for judicial decision

A judge overseeing the bankruptcy of PG&E Corp will now have to rule on who has jurisdiction over the utility's contracts with renewable energy providers.

Haliade-X R&D hits GE Renewable Energy profit

Haliade-X R&D hits GE Renewable Energy profit

GE Renewable Energy slipped into the red during Q1 2019, posting a segment loss of $162 million as of the result "higher R&D investment for the Haliade-X, tariffs, joint venture consolidation, and pricing".

US adds 6.1GW to pipeline in Q1

US adds 6.1GW to pipeline in Q1

US project developers announced new wind projects amounting to 6.1GW in the first quarter of 2019, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

Vestas US development arm gains momentum

Vestas US development arm gains momentum

Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas is moving further into US project development, with its Steelhead Americas subsidiary joining forces with RES Group on a 200MW site in Texas.