Duke Energy to retire coal operations at its W.C. Beckjord Station

CINCINNATI, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire - Duke Energy today announced it will retire the remaining coal-fired units, 5 and 6, at its W.C. more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass

TVA revenues declining

Aug 28 - Briana Harris The Decatur Daily, Ala. - Tennessee Valley Authority revenue from power sales has decreased each of the past three years, causing a ripple effect for local governments that look to TVA to provide consistent in-lieu-of-tax funding. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

Pace of mine idlings slows, but Appalachian mines still impacted

Aug 28 - Fred Pace Coal Valley News, Madison, W.Va. - The number of coal mines idled in the first half of 2014 slowed compared to second half of 2013, due in part to cold winter weather in early 2014 providing support for a rise in prompt month prices for both Powder River Basin and Central Appalachia coal. more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass

Fluor Completes 170-Megawatt Centinela Solar Energy Facility in Southern California

IRVING, Texas, Aug 28, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE - Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) has completed the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning for both phases of LS Power's new Centinela Solar Energy Facility, one of the largest of its kind in the United States. more...
Filed under: Solar

ClearEdge Power buyer will liquidate Hillsboro hub, exit Oregon

Aug 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Molly Young The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. - The apparent final act of ClearEdge Power in Oregon begins next Tuesday. more...
Filed under: Distributed & Cogeneration

Coal company fines total $245,000 in environmental cases in Bell, Pike counties

Aug 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Bill Estep Lexington Herald-Leader - Federal regulators have proposed fines totaling $245,000 against two companies accused of violating environmental rules in Eastern Kentucky. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
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Posted By: Ron Patch
On: August 29, 2014
Even to people with no HVAC knowledge, it is obvious that the large air conditioning units in stores, factories and other large single zone HVAC applications consume massive amounts of more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted By: Harry Valentine
On: August 28, 2014
Several years ago, a summer drought caused water levels to drop to near critical levels in the James Bay hydroelectric power dams of Hydro Quebec, a utility that exports a more...
Filed under: Hydro
Posted By: Gerald Conn
On: August 27, 2014
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has estimated that 60 percent of today's workforce is overweight and out of shape. Furthermore, a recent study published in the American more...
Filed under: Human Resourcess
Posted By: Andres Carvallo
On: August 26, 2014
Innovations in the 20th century drove the fastest and most disruptive transformations in economic history. The automobile devastated the horse-and-buggy industry, railroads consumed large market share from shipping, and airplanes more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
Posted By: Bennett Fisher
On: August 25, 2014
Tools like ENERGY STAR's Portfolio Manager and accompanying benchmarks like energy use intensity (EUI) have long been the most common way to target energy efficiency opportunities in commercial building portfolios. more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
 
 
 

A State of the Utilities Industry Study - What Keeps You Awake at Night?

Thursday Sep 4, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Faced with everything from unpredictable weather to changing renewable energy portfolios to volatile fuel prices, utilities can only be certain about one thing: uncertainty. Energy Central's Sierra Energy Group surveyed 70 utilities professionals in IT, finance, trading and risk management roles to better understand what keeps them awake at night. more...

Valuing the Costs and Benefits of Solar

Tuesday Sep 9, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) continues to grow in the United States. While solar PV is predominately installed in California, the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Colorado, Arizona and Hawaii, how to value its contribution and costs is being discussed in legislative and regulatory forums across the country. more...

Revenue Assurance; a boring topic unless it's your revenue

Wednesday Sep 17, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Did you get a paycheck recently? Did you look over your paycheck to make sure you got paid for the work you provided? Would you be concerned if your paycheck was 10, 15, or 20% less than you expected? That's the situation the Bermuda Electric Light Company (BELCO) faced following the global economic slowdown of 2008-2012. more...

Data-to-Value Realized: AMI/OMS Integration

Thursday Sep 18, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

The explosion of data in utilities has at times seemed to have created more problems that it has solved. One refrain from utility executives is often around the quest for more value creation from their investments in smart grid, smart meters and analytics. One area that shows great promise is in the new outage management paradigm enabled by the availability of AMI data that is emerging. more...

Utility Analytics, Challenges & Solutions Webcast Series - Session One

Monday Sep 22, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

The utility analytics marketplace is evolving so fast that it is hard to keep up with new technologies and processes that are transforming how utilities accomplish their mission. This webcast series provides attendees with an opportunity to see and hear from the leading providers of analytics solutions and services. more...

2014 Mobile Utility Week

Monday Sep 15, 2014 - Tuesday Sep 16, 2014 - Phoenix, AZ

This is a must-attend event for utilities professionals who are responsible for creating and implementing their organization's mobile strategy. Walk away with the knowledge and resources required to implement effective mobile solutions within the areas of customer engagement mobility and field service mobility. more...

CounterIntel Conference and Training - Park City, Utah

Tuesday Sep 16, 2014 - Thursday Sep 18, 2014 - Park City, UT - USA

Critical Intelligence will host our first CounterIntel Conference and Training in Park City, Utah, September 16-18, 2014. Join industry peers, industrial control system owners/operators and intelligence experts to discuss situational awareness and intelligence. Learn how leading organizations are incorporating intelligence into their risk management programs to protect critical infrastructure. more...

26th Annual Independent Energy Human Resources Association (IEHRA) Conference

Wednesday Sep 24, 2014 - Friday Sep 26, 2014 - San Diego, California - United States

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8th Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange

Wednesday Sep 24, 2014 - Friday Sep 26, 2014 - Aspen, Colorado - USA

Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange (formerly Colorado Utility Efficiency Exchange) facilitates a networking and professional development conference for staff representatives of energy and water utilities serving Colorado and neighboring states who are responsible for developing and implementing customer programs related to energy/water efficiency, renewable energy, demand response and key account customer management. This event attracts about 100 utility and government staff as well as trade allies that provide products and services to support utility programs. The agenda focuses on best practices from regional utilities. This conference is not about how to influence policies or motivate utilities to take action, but rather how utilities that already recognize the need and value are developing and implementing customer programs. more...

 
 
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Australia: Solar costs could rise 50% if RET cut

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Keys to Developing an Energy Strategy

By Nate Nead - In the world of project management, projects are conducted and managed via the circulation of a Work Breakdown Structure, or more...
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Today's Energy Market Analysis - 29-08-2014

By Dan Birkett - Today's energy price report has been published looking at the latest gas, power and oil prices and the different factors more...
 

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