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14 Reasons Utilities Should Consider Private Broadband Deployment

July 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM EDT / 10:00 AM CDT / 8:00 AM PDT / 3:00 PM GMT

In May 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took action to make six MHz of low-band spectrum available for the development of critical wireless broadband technologies and services. This long-awaited proposal aims to modernize the 900 MHz spectrum band so utilities can deploy private, secure LTE networks across their infrastructure to enhance grid cybersecurity and modernize the aging power grid. 
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Worker at 1,100-MW Site C hydro project tests positive for COVID-19

BC Hydro confirms that a worker at its 1,100-MW Site C hydro project work camp in Fort St. John, British Columbia, tested positive for COVID-19. The worker arrived from Alberta on July 13, and BC Hydro says...
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Lior Handelsman, SolarEdge VP of Marketing and Product Strategy and Co-Founder, to Step-Down

This week, SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. announced that co-founder and VP of Marketing Lior Handelsman will be leaving the company to start a career in venture capital. He will serve as an advisor to the...
Start Up

Australian wind farm monitoring startup Ping raises $1.3M

This week, Australian tech startup, Ping Services, announced it has raised a $1.3 million Seed funding round to accelerate growth and scale up manufacturing of Ping Monitor, which is says  is a world-first device that can...
Business Women

Former NYSERDA CEO Alicia Barton takes the reins at pumped storage company First Light

FirstLight Power, operator of the Northfield Mountain energy storage facility and other hydroelectric, solar and energy-storage assets in Massachusetts and Connecticut, has named Alicia Barton its new chief executive officer, effective Aug. 3. Barton previously served as President and CEO...
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Four ways to advance corporate renewable strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic

History should teach us not to underestimate the creativity of the US corporate office or its financial markets, nor should we underestimate the resilience of the renewable energy industry. For example, US tax equity...
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Rishi Sunak lays foundation for ‘Green Economy’

The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced a £3bn ($3.78B USD) boost to the green economy with a package that seeks to create jobs, save money and decarbonize the British housing...
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Iberdrola launches startup challenge to improve wind farm O&M

Wind farm developer Iberdrola announced yesterday that it is launching a Startup Challenge to find innovative and competitive solutions that will help improve monitoring systems on wind farms. Monitoring systems for wind turbines extend the life of...
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Drone inspection company secures 7.5 million secured to expand into renewables

Funds will also contribute to automated data analysis Germany-based aerial data analytics company, DroneBase, announced it has raised $7.5 million in Series C funding, expanding its renewable energy services with its new platform DroneBase Insights for Wind and...
Wind Turbine

New virtual reality game aims to save lives of wind turbine technicians

A university-developed virtual reality (VR) game could help save the lives of wind turbine technicians who are at risk of fatal accidents or serious injury without regular refresher training. The game, created by third-year students...