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Uruguay to raise its power imports from Brazil

Uruguay is set to benefit from an increase in the sale of energy from Brazil.

Power storage systems to compete with gas by 2016

Falling prices for lithium-ion batteries will make power-storage systems competitive with natural gas as a source of electricity during periods of high demand by 2016, according to the chief executive officer of A123 Systems Inc. (AONE).

Con Edison to benefit from Siemens Smart Grid service

Siemens' (NYSE: SI) Smart Grid Division and TIBCO Software are to provide Smart Grid enterprise integration services to Consolidated Edison (Con Edison).

EDF line up controlling stake at Edison

Electricite de France has completed a €700 million ($897 million) preliminary deal to win control of Edison SpA, which will give EDF a controlling stake of 80.7 per cent in the Italian utility.

Company integration creates Italy’s second largest power generator

The integration of regional utility A2A and Edison affiliate Edipower will create Italy's second-biggest power producer with an installed capacity of about 10,000 megawatts, Reuters reports.


FirstEnergy Corp. closed its merger with Allegheny Energy Inc. Feb. 25.


The Four Corners coal-fired power plant was approved for a lease extension through 2041, paving the way for three of its generating units to be shut down.

Pumped storage plant upgrade

The upgrade project will begin in 2013 and is scheduled through 2019. When complete, the maintenance and efficiency upgrade will increase the generating capacity of the plant to approximately 2,172 MW.


Seven new solar power plants capable of providing 12.5 MW of electricity are now online for Southern California Edison customers.


Duke Energy and Sun Edison LLC activated the final phases of a 17.2 MW (DC), 125.5 MW (AC) solar farm in North Carolina.