States review clean energy projects for New England region

By SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press - Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts officials are joining with electric utilities to evaluate more than 50 solicitations from companies to build plants that would generate clean energy for all three states. more...

From Army tanks to electric buses, CEO guides company down a green path

By Louis Hansen, East Bay Times - Ryan Popple figured he was taking the lowest-paying job out of school among his business degree classmates at the College of William and Mary. more...
Filed under: Electric Vehicles

TVA operations chief plans to retire

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn. - Charles G. "Chip" Pardee has announced his decision to retire from TVA effective at the end of the calendar year, according to a news release from the utility. Over the next months, Pardee, an executive vice president and chief operating officer, is expected to work with CEO Bill Johnson to transition his responsibilities. He joined TVA in 2013, according to the TVA ... more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

Alabama Power to make energy efficiency upgrades at Anniston Army Depot

By Patrick McCreless, The Anniston Star, Ala. - The Anniston Army Depot expects to save more than $2 million annually through recently approved energy efficiency upgrades. more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency

Florida county turns to manatees, taxes after nuclear plant's closure

By Stephanie Finucane, The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) - Editor's note: Diablo Canyon's closure in 2025 means an annual economic loss of about $1 billion locally. more...
Filed under: Nuclear

Stack lighting ends at Plant Branch

By Billy Hobbs, The Union-Recorder, Milledgeville, Ga. - Lots of boaters have relied on the giant coal stack lighting at Georgia Power Company's Plant Branch for navigational purposes on Lake Sinclair for many years. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate
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Posted By: Ellen Steiner
On: August 29, 2016
The world has moved from the “age of information” (1990 --- 2010) into the “age of the customer.” This is no longer the “customer-centric” paradigm that companies have embraced over more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: David Pope
On: August 26, 2016
Using analytics on your meter data can help detect and remedy non-technical loss (NTL). Some people associate non-technical loss with just theft, but that is only a part of NTL more...
Filed under: Metering
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

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...

PLMA Demand Response Training Series hosted by Ameren

Monday Sep 12, 2016 - Friday Sep 16, 2016 - St. Louis, MO - United States

The PLMA Demand Response Training Series consists of three courses presented by industry experts and hosted at member offices. All three PLMA Demand Response Training Courses will be offered. Attend one, two, or all three. 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 more...


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