Federal judge rules against Edwards coal-fired energy plant

By Andy Kravetz, Journal Star, Peoria, Ill. - A federal judge on Tuesday ruled against the owner of a coal-fired energy plant in Edwards, saying its owners allowed too much soot to be emitted from the smoke stacks there. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

NIPSCO looks at closing one coal-fired power plant, part of another

By Keith Benman, The Times, Munster, Ind. - NIPSCO is laying plans to significantly reduce its coal-fired electric generation, unveiling plans Tuesday to close Chesterton's Bailly Generating Station by mid-2018 and a good portion of Wheatfield's Schahfer Generating Station in 2023. more...

Atlantic Wind submits revised public involvement plan for Horse Creek Wind Farm

By Marcus Wolf, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y. - Atlantic Wind LLC and their legal representatives from Young/Sommer LLC revised numerous sections of their public involvement plan to clarify their area study, area boundaries and public involvement, but while all of the concerns expressed by the state Department of Public Service were noted, not all of them were addressed in the revisions for the Horse Creek Wind Farm. more...
Filed under: Wind

California lawmakers approve extension of climate change law

By The Associated Press - California lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend the state's landmark climate change law — the most aggressive in the nation — by another 10 years, resisting fierce opposition from oil companies and other business interests to keep the program alive at least through 2030. more...
Filed under: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management

OPALCO awarded $1 million grant

- Orcas Power and Light Co-op's spirit of innovation was recognized this week as the co-op was awarded a $1 million grid modernization grant by the Washington Clean Energy Fund. more...
Filed under: Energy Storage

MOX responds to Nuclear Regulatory Committee about construction violations

By Thomas Gardiner, Aiken Standard, S.C. - AREVA MOX Services, project management contractor for the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, or MOX, delivered a response letter last week after receiving official notification of construction violations. more...
Filed under: Nuclear
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Posted By: Kathleen Wolf Davis
On: August 24, 2016
This month, FERC released a new Common Metrics Report (AD14-15-000) that gives a glimpse inside regional transmission organizations and independent system operators. more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
Posted By: Todd Brecher
On: August 22, 2016
On July 21, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "Commission") issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to (1) collect a wide range of "connected entity" data more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
Posted By: Dick Munson
On: August 19, 2016
As a utility executive, it is the best of times, it is the worst of times. It is the age of innovation, it is the age of stagnant tradition. With more...
Filed under: Risk & Operations
Posted By: Kathleen Wolf Davis
On: August 17, 2016
Distributed generation (DG) is on the verge of disrupting the power sector, bringing power generation, notably from renewable sources, and integration at or near the location of use, according to more...
Filed under: Distributed & Cogeneration
Posted By: Chester Lee
On: August 15, 2016
Electric utilities in North America are facing mounting pressures: slowing demand for electricity, aging infrastructure, rising customer expectations, changing workforce demographics, increasing availability of "competing" product and service options, rapid more...
Filed under: Grid Operations

Getting Physical with Cybersecurity

Wednesday Sep 7, 2016 - 1:00 PM Eastern - Your office

IT-OT-Physical Security Convergence for Critical Infrastructure Protection In spite of huge investments in security, attacks in critical sectors are on the rise. Most owners and operators of critical infrastructure assets deal with security in departmental silos which is not only inefficient, but creates gaps that fail to provide a holistic view of security. Learn how IT-OT-Physical Security Convergence is changing the game by eliminating the siloes between IT, Corporate Security and Operations, including control systems that drive large industrial operations. more...

Navigant's Energy Market Outlook and Industry Trends: A View of the Energy Industry Going Forward

Thursday Oct 6, 2016 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

The energy industry is experiencing unprecedented change. It is an exciting time as the industry reshapes and redefines itself. Changes affecting the markets and industry are wide-ranging. This presentation will look at the effects of these fundamental and structural changes and draw some conclusions on the likely impact they will have on our clients and the energy and natural gas industries. more...

28th Annual Independent Energy HR Association Conference

Wednesday Sep 21, 2016 - Friday Sep 23, 2016 - Charleston, South Carolina - USA


Mobile Utility Summit 2016

Tuesday Sep 27, 2016 - Wednesday Sep 28, 2016 - Denver, Colorado - United States

Real-World Solutions, Practical Advice, Field-Tested Strategies Mobile technology is delivering big dividends to utilities, helping them capture new customers, boosting loyalty and connecting field service forces with back-office operations. Now in its third year, Energy Central’s Mobile Utility Summit has established itself as the premier event where utility executives can gain actionable insights into what’s next on the mobile front. more...

Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium

Thursday Sep 29, 2016 - Philadelphia

The Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium is the longest running, most influential gathering of utility industry professionals that meet annually to discuss best practices in smart grid customer education. Whether you are a utility looking to roll out Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) or are considering dynamic pricing or time-of-use programs, this event is for you. Both marketing and technology professionals will gain from the experience of listening to industry best practices and candid stories around smart grid deployments. From education design to measuring behavior change, this event covers all aspects of smart grid customer education. For more information, visit www.smartgridcustomereducation.com. more...


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