Upgrades to Plant Vogtle Unit 1 enhance the production of low-cost, carbon-free electricity

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire - Unit 1 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. more...
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SoCal Edison to lay off hundreds in effort to streamline management

Apr 15 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Marc Lifsher Los Angeles Times - Southern California Edison Co. plans to lay off hundreds of employees as part of a management streamlining and outsourcing of some functions such as information technology. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

MISO Clears Second Annual Capacity Auction

CARMEL, IN, Apr 15, 2014 -- Marketwired - MISO successfully completed its second annual Planning Resource Auction under its enhanced Resource Adequacy construct this week. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

PGE to take bigger stake in Boardman coal plant; strikes deal to keep buying hydropower from Tribes

Apr 14 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Ted Sickinger The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. - Portland General Electric plans to increase its ownership stake in the Boardman coal plant, which is slated for shutdown or a possible conversion to run on biomass in 2020. more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass

Utilities Warned To Prepare For Increasing Cyberattacks

Apr 15 - Brian Dowling The Hartford Courant - Many utilities that Connecticut residents rely on for electricity, natural gas and water have been compromised or penetrated by cyberattacks, according to a report released Monday outlining steps to further protect the state. more...
Filed under: Communications & Security

Dynegy Completes Exchange Offer for $500 Million in Senior Notes

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 15, 2014 - Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN) has completed an exchange offer (the Exchange Offer) of $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.875% Senior Notes due 2023 registered under the Securities Act of 1933 (the Exchange Notes) for all $500 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 5.875% Senior Notes due 2023 (the Notes). more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate
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Posted By: Sarah Battaglia
On: April 16, 2014
Being involved in the energy industry, we've received loads of questions regarding natural gas. It's a hot commodity right now so we understand that our readers want answers. Below you more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted By: Matthew Cohen
On: April 15, 2014
Matthew Cohen, Energy Management Practice Leader with Direct Recruiters, Inc. had the opportunity to interview Roderick Morris, SVP, Marketing and Operations at Opower, provider of cloud-based software to the Utility more...
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Posted By: Joao Gomes
On: April 14, 2014
Today 70% of the Brazilian Electric Power comes from Hydroelectric Plants - Renewable Energy - this relation was worse in the past. I do not know if today we can more...
Filed under: International
Posted By: Justine Sears , Karen Glitman
On: April 11, 2014
The electrification of transportation is posing a challenge and opportunity for utilities across the country, with significant implications for planning, load forecasting, and demand response. As the number of plug-in more...
Filed under: Electric Vehicles
Posted By: Gerry DeNotto
On: April 10, 2014
Imagine, if you would, the following scenario which recently occurred. A man walked down a dark street in his neighborhood in a typical northeastern United States suburb, trying to avoid more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
 
 
 

How to craft the perfect field mobility program: Trends to adopt, traps to avoid and tapping into experience

Wednesday Apr 16, 2014 - 2:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Efficiency isn't just for your customer, and it's not just about saving cash for your end-user. Putting efficiency to work within your field units can bring a real tech ROI into focus. One way to get clearer vision on that efficiency: the proper use of mobile devices. Last year, PricewaterhouseCoopers reported "game-changing benefits" for utilities that put mobility solutions into practice, with productivity improvements clocking in between twenty and thirty percent. How do you get those numbers and make for happier customers, too? Join us for this webinar where we reveal details on mobility options, planning for mobility programs and a case study on mobility in action. more...

Boosting Reliability & Efficiencies for Resiliency - How Munis, Coops, IOUs See Big Gains from Distribution Automation

Tuesday Apr 22, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Listen to how the City of Orangeburg (Munil), Wake Electric (Coop) and Con Edison (IOU) are using increased intelligence in their distribution networks to achieve reliability. Moderating this important discussion is Martin Rosenberg, Editor-in-Chief, EnergyBiz Magazine. more...

Best Practices in Recruiting Participants for Energy Management Programs

Wednesday Apr 23, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

The key to success for energy management programs, whether demand response or energy efficiency, is getting customers enrolled. This free webcast will feature Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) discussing the marketing tactics and tools that have contributed to the success of its residential demand response program. more...

Asset Intelligence - Using analytics to increase reliability and manage total cost of asset ownership

Tuesday Apr 29, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

The growing use of asset monitoring and management technologies is creating a new paradigm in asset management. This new model expands the use of existing data to arrive at a significantly deeper and more precise assessment of the utility operation's asset fleet. Yet compelling questions remain for the asset manager. more...

Maximizing Workforce Management to Improve Customer Experience and Increase Operational Efficiency

Wednesday Apr 30, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

The webinar will focus on: How to apply the key tenets of Workforce Management to existing or new practices; Application of effectiveness measures for each process of Workforce Management; and Lessons learned during a Workforce Management practice optimization project (processes and technology). more...

AGA/EEI Customer Service Conference & Exposition

Monday Apr 21, 2014 - Thursday Apr 24, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - USA

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IBC Solar lands in Japan, expands activities in India

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Google buys solar-powered drone company

By John Ryan - Google on Monday announced the acquisition of Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum in a move that sees the technology more...
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EPA Gives Us 25 Ways to Limit Climate Change

By Sarah Battaglia - The earth is getting warmer.  There’s no doubt about that.  The average temperature of our planet rose 1.4°F over the more...
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Today's Energy Market Analysis - 15-04-2014

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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It’s like déjà vu all over again

By Joel Gilbert - What a fun French phrase!  You no doubt know this originated when Yogi Berra witnessed Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris more...
 

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