Category Archives: Transmission Lines

Today’s Analyst Roundup: WFR, FSYS, ORA, ERII, JASO, TSL, ABB, ELON, RBCN

Another wild day and I’m busy watching the market and getting behind on green stocks updates!  Lots of analyst rating changes today..

Wunderlich Securities upgraded MEMC Electronic Materials (WFR) from Hold to Buy.  Shares of WFR of doing a decent job of holding all time lows despite being hammered after earnings and during yesterday’s market crash.  Get a Free WFR trend analysis here.


Craig-Hallum downgrades Fuel Systems Solutions (FSYS) Buy to Accumulate and slashed … Read the rest

Xcel Energy (XEL) Completes BRIGO Transmission Projects

Xcel Energy just announced the completion of their Buffalo Ridge Incremental Generation Outlet (BRIGO) Transmission Projects, which will increase the company’s ability to distribute wind energy to customers in Minnesota and South Dakota.

The projects involved installing over 50 miles of new transmission lines, and are part of a larger effort by Xcel to upgrade its transmission capabilities in the region. Since 1999, Xcel has increased the systems capacity from 260 megawatts to approximately 1,200 … Read the rest

American Superconductor (AMSC) Announces New China Smart Grid Order, Distribution Partner

American Superconductor (AMSC) has received a 2nd order for its D-VAR system for a Chinese smart grid and will deliver it to   China National Machinery Industry Complete Engineering (note to China: shorten your company names!) by the end of this year.  CMCEC will use the D-VAR to meet local grid interconnection requirements for Phase 1 of the Guanting Wind Farm which is ultimately expected to provide 150MW of wind power once completed.  Furthering AMSC’s push … Read the rest

ITC Holdings (ITC) Green Power Express Motoring Along With MDU Resources Alliance

ITC Holdings (ITC) may be the biggest player in the build out and upgrade of transmission lines in order to distribute renewable energy across the US.  The company solidifies that with a key ally in its Green Power Express initiative – MDU Resources Group (MDU).  Today, ITC announced an agreement with MDU Resources to collaborate on design and development of the project and a possible investment in Green Power Express LP down the road. 

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Deutsche Bank On Quanta (PWR): Uniquely Positioned To Benefit From Solar, Wind, Transmission Line Build Out

According to Street Insider this morning, Deutsche Bank has initiated coverage on Quanta Services (PWR) with a Buy rating and price target of 28. 
Deutsche analyst says, “Quanta, a leading specialty contractor servicing the electrical power market, is well positioned to benefit from the anticipated spike in transmission-related investment. To accommodate the rising mix of renewable energy, utilities and grid operators are increasingly turning to Quanta to help build transmission networks. With an attractive … Read the rest