PJM Grid 20/20 Focuses On Resource Diversity, Explores The Impacts Of Shifting Trends In Resource Types

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The impacts of the

world's largest and fastest fuel switch, evolving federal policies and

the increasing use of non-traditional generation are driving the

industry to recognize the greater need for resource diversity said PJM

Interconnection President and CEO Terry Boston. more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass

ACEEE: Massachusetts Tops California as Most Energy-Efficient State, While Arkansas, D.C., Kentucky, and Wisconsin are Most Improved

Oct 22 - PR Newswire - Governors and lawmakers in state capitals across the nation continue to take major steps to lower energy costs, reduce pollution, and save consumers money by increasing their states' energy efficiency, according to the findings of the 8th edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency

Closing nuclear plants would be costly

Oct 22 - News-Gazette (Champaign-Urbana, IL) - A new study from the Nuclear Energy Institute says Illinois could lose $3.6 billion in output and as many as 13,300 jobs if Exelon Corp.'s Clinton, Byron and the Quad Cities nuclear plants close prematurely. more...
Filed under: Nuclear

Few violations found under new dust rules fought by coal industry

Oct 22 - Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - Nearly all air samples collected from coal mines in August and September complied with stricter new limits on dust even though the industry had argued it would have trouble meeting the standards, federal regulators announced. more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass

FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities Launch Request for Proposal for 2014 Solar and Renewable Energy Credits

Oct 22 - PR Newswire - FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) announced that a Request for Proposal (RFP) will be issued to purchase Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) and Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) for its Ohio utilities – Ohio Edison, Cleveland Electric Illuminating and Toledo Edison – to meet the Companies' 2014 renewable energy obligations established under Ohio's alternative energy law. more...
Filed under: Solar

Females small but growing percentage of electrical workers

Oct 21 - Cape Cod Times (Hyannis, MA) - Being one of only eight women among 600 NStar lineworkers is nothing new for Christine Ratches. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate
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Posted By: Charles Botsford
On: October 22, 2014
The West Coast Electric Highway (WCEH) comprises 57 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Oregon and Washington. It is one of the largest contiguous networks of direct current (DC) fast more...
Filed under: Electric Vehicles
Posted By: Sven Lindstrom
On: October 21, 2014
Seven billion people will live and work in urban areas by 2050 and the demand for energy for all these people will be huge. Local production of energy will be more...
Filed under: Solar
Posted By: Joel Gordes
On: October 20, 2014
Recently, Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P), a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities (NU), filed for a rate increase with the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA). While such a rate increase more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate
Posted By: Dan Garvey
On: October 17, 2014
The Importance of Forecasting and Demand Planning in Managing a Lean Supply Chain more...
Filed under: Demand Response
Posted By: Malcolm Loro
On: October 16, 2014
The primary goals of any national electrical Smart Grid program are to add monitoring, analysis, control and communication capabilities to a nation's power delivery system to maximize the system's efficiency, more...
Filed under: Communications & Security
 
 
 

DEVELOPING THE SECURITY PLAN: Protecting the Grid with an Integrated Plan

Thursday Oct 23, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

POINTS FOR DISCUSSION: * How does a quality security plan provide strong value to the utility? * How can I leverage technologies across my operations, network/cybersecurity, and physical security as part of my security plan? * What are the steps in an implementation approach? * How do I measure the effectiveness of my security plan? * How can I use my security plan to enhance organizational effectiveness? more...

NERC Reliability Assurance Initiative (RAI): Bolstering your internal controls for compliance in the new paradigm

Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Since 2007, the utility industry has been working to improve its compliance programs based on guidance from NERC and the Regional Entities, as well as lessons learned through audits. "Internal Controls" are central to the RAI, so it is critical to understand the changes to obtain reasonable assurance of compliance. more...

Preparing for the next big convergence: smart grids and smart cities

Wednesday Nov 5, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual event

It's not a question of when it's coming; it's how fast, what it means to utilities and how to be ready. If you are interested in what the smart grid-enabled community of the future will look like, this is a webinar that you don't want to miss. more...

ISO 55000 Planning: A Guide to Getting Started

Thursday Nov 13, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

In a world of aging assets and limited financial and human resources, organizations often struggle to decide which asset-related capital projects should get the most attention. The new ISO 55000 international standard for asset management tells us it's not just about the assets, it's about maximizing the value realized from those assets. It helps clarify some of the principles, but doesn't help you select or apply a methodology -- or provide any guidance on how to implement it. So where should you begin? more...

2014 Utility Analytics Week

Wednesday Oct 22, 2014 - Friday Oct 24, 2014 - Newport Beach, CA

Join us for our Third Annual Utility Analytics Week event where you will hear and learn about the hottest topics in analytics today. The analytics revolution is pushing utilities to respond to real time needs arising in the industry as well as addressing increasingly complex data feeds and information demands. more...

Reforming the Energy Vision: The Utility of the Future

Monday Oct 27, 2014 - New York, New York - United States

In this New York-based Energy and Environment Breakfast, ICF International welcomes Audrey Zibelman who will offer up various perspectives about the power industry and the challenges involved in gaining consensus in a time of great flux. It's hard to recall a time when the power industry was undergoing more change and uncertainty than today. Generation is facing EPA regulations, plant retirements, NERC regulations, gas availability, transmission is dealing with FERC Order 1000; and distribution is grappling with distributed resources, smart grid devices, and rate restructuring proposals. Our guest speaker examines these topics and provides answers to critical questions such as: -How will the industry navigate these challenges while keeping the lights on, keeping rates under control, and meeting environmental needs more...

Smart Cities 2014

Monday Nov 3, 2014 - Tuesday Nov 4, 2014 - San Diego, CA - United States

Smart Cities is an Energy Central event established to educate utilities on the steps and paths to collaboratively develop smart cites in their region. At this event attendees will establish early relationships with key stakeholders; discover collaboration strategies that have been shown to increase smart cities project success; explore the current state of smart cities development through specific information sessions; take a deep dive into real world smart city project case studies with leaders of smart cities initiatives; learn how to add new revenue streams, save costs, and manage demand predictability through efficiency. more...

15th PLMA Fall Conference - Moving the Demand Response Cheese: How DR's Value Proposition is Evolving

Tuesday Nov 4, 2014 - Wednesday Nov 5, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA - United States

Gain real-world insight from market practitioners, technology firms, and energy utilities/marketers active in the demand response marketplace. About 150 industry professionals are expected to attend, including: energy utility/marketer professionals, regulatory, and business professionals responsible for demand response as well as Industry advisors, including consultants as well as product and service providers. more...

2014 Knowledge Executive Summit

Monday Nov 10, 2014 - Wednesday Nov 12, 2014 - NewPort Beach, CA

Connect with an exclusive gathering of over 100 elite CIOs, VP's of Customer Service and VP's of Operations to network and share knowledge around the most critical issues and opportunities facing utility executives. Enjoy a breathtaking resort setting along the California coastline while you sit down and work with your peers to develop new insights and solutions to move your utility forward. more...

Utilities Executive Forum and Roundtable: November 18-20, 2014

Tuesday Nov 18, 2014 - Thursday Nov 20, 2014 - Ponte Vedra Beach , Florida - USA

Allow us to be your host for a gathering of senior utility executives featuring industry experts from Ferranti Computer Systems, Microsoft and Avanade discussing current challenges and trends in the Utility and Energy industry. We will be providing attendees an in-depth look at MECOMS™ - a fully integrated CIS & MDM business support system that: >Includes a robust set of fully integrated transaction management capabilities for the North American de-regulated markets. >Easily and quickly adapts to your changing business needs >Helps lower your overall costs to serve >Allows you the ability to penetrate and address new market opportunities, quickly and efficiently >Offers an integrated system with all functionality and company processes in one application You will also have the opportunity more...

 
 
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Energy Market Analysis – 22-10-2014

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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Global Wind Turbine Gearbox market will grow at a CAGR of 7.1 percent over the period 2013-2018

By Porter Stein - About Wind Turbine Gearbox A gearbox is used in a wind turbine to increase the rotational speed from a low-speed more...
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Global Clean Coal Technologies market to grow at a CAGR of 8.2 percent By 2018

By Porter Stein - Biogas is prepared from by-products of biodiesel and ethanol and also from the anaerobic digestion of of energy crops and more...

Electric Motors Market is Expected to Reach $129 Billion, Globally, by 2020 - Allied Market Research

By Ashish Gedamkar - A new report by Allied Market Research titled, "Global Electric Motors Market (Motor Types, Output power, Applications and Geography) - more...
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Global Grid Optimization Solutions Market Size, Research Growth 2012-2016

By David Mark - Global Grid Optimization Solutions Market Size, Analysis, Share, Research, Application, Growth, Structure, Trends, Report, Opportunities and Forecast 2012-2016 Report overview: more...
 

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