NV Energy Receives OK to Tap into Western Energy Market

FOLSOM, Calif., Aug 27, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE - The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approved on August 26 NV Energy's request to participate in the expanded Energy Imbalance Market (EIM), which automatically optimizes resources across a wide geographic region and in turn reduces energy costs. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Nuclear plants prevail on storage of waste

Aug 27 - Cape Cod Times (Hyannis, MA) - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a final rule Tuesday that essentially concludes nuclear waste can be stored on-site for 160 years or more after a reactor has shut down. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

HECO plan would triple solar

Aug 27 - Kathryn Mykleseth The Honolulu Star-Advertiser - Hawaiian Electric Co. wants 65 percent of its power to come from renewable sources by 2030, cut customer bills by 20 percent, convert remaining power plants to liquefied natural gas and charge customers with rooftop solar much more. more...
Filed under: Solar

Austin Energy: Renewable energy push is 'too much of a good thing'

Aug 27 - Lilly Rockwell Austin American-Statesman - In a quest to make Austin Energy the greenest utility in the nation, the Austin City Council will consider a proposal Thursday that would require the utility to more aggressively invest in renewable energy, with an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2030. more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass

Duke Energy files Keowee-Toxaway license application

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire - Duke Energy today filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) an application for a new license for the Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project in South Carolina. more...
Filed under: Hydro

Quebec hydropower line through Vermont moves ahead

Aug 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - David Brooks The Telegraph, Nashua, N.H. - A project similar to Northern Pass, which would bring a gigawatt of electricity into New England from Quebec hydropower has taken the next step ahead. more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
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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
Posted By: Wayne M. Kovach
On: August 22, 2014
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, was banned in New York state in 2008 to study its effects on the environment. Since then, there have been numerous debates on whether or not more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
 
 
 

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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UK distributed power generation market could decline by 2019

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Inositol Side Effects

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Solar solution for Shaded areas

By Annie K - Home solar based force frameworks, while certainly on the ascent, can make perplexity and fear in the personalities of potential more...
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How to Protect Yourself from Utility Imposters

By Sarah Battaglia - There’s a hot, new scandal happening in the utility industry that you’re going to want to avoid.  Customers across the more...
 

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