Sep 29 - State (Columbia, SC) - Duke Energy's plan to build two nuclear reactors near Gaffney is being challenged by environmentalists that oppose utilities expanding nuclear power. more... Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
AMARILLO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 29, 2014 - The signature transmission project in Xcel Energy’s Power for the Plains grid improvement plan for Texas and New Mexico is now in service, providing a host of benefits to communities across the area, as well as to the industries that underpin the regional economy. more... Filed under: Grid Operations
Sep 29 - PR Newswire - Exelon Generation announced today that it is planning to build two combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) units in Texas utilizing a new General Electric technology that will make them among the cleanest, most efficient CCGTs in the state and the nation. more... Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Sep 29 - Orlando Sentinel (FL) - Security staffers at Orlando's utility have been watching for more than a year now as the digital tentacles of hackers reach through the World Wide Web and caress the power provider's computerized operations -- not a few times, or thousands, but millions of times a day. more... Filed under: Communications & Security
Sep 29 - Los Angeles Times (CA) - A new face showed up early this year on the steps of the California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco, where officials regulate the state's corporate electric and gas utilities and other services. more... Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
Sep 29 - Business Wire - One of the largest, most environmentally-friendly, battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) in the United States will be installed at the University of California, San Diego the campus announced today. more... Filed under: Energy Storage
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The utility industry is confronted with a condition often called "disruptive challenges". Introduced by the Edison Electric Institute's 2013 report ("Disruptive Challenges: Financial Implications and Strategic Responses to a Changing more... Filed under: Distributed & Cogeneration
Many people value outside-the-box thinking, especially for its ability to see a new pathway forward. If you find yourself lacking in innovation, try implementing a disciplined approach to analyzing the more... Filed under: Energy Efficiency
The pressures of running a fleet leave managers little time for strategic changes because they spend most of their workday reacting to the constant demands of tracking and maintaining field more... Filed under: Grid Operations
For any utility, managing collections risk effectively is vital to the business. At the center of this, is the customer who’s satisfaction level is impacted by bill payment requests, shut-offs and reconnects. How can utilities operate with less risk, adhere to regulatory mandates and meet customer satisfaction expectations? more...
Utilities play an important role in a customer's life and yet they have not made the leap to be part of their customer's "digital life" - with an average of only 15% receiving their utility bills electronically. more...
We've all heard the industry lament that being compliant isn't being secure and being secure isn't being compliant when it comes to our T&D assets. Volumes have been penned on how to weather and respond to NERC CIP regulations, and even more volumes have amassed on the extra components required to truly keep assets safe. In this hour, we'll bring together both sides of the issue and examine how to blend processes. Since you'll have to contend with both concepts using the same equipment, the same people and the same technology, smart thinking dictates looking at both needs and planning efficiently at the same time. But where do you start? more...
Tuesday Oct 7, 2014
- Thursday Oct 9, 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...
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...
Monday Nov 3, 2014
- Wednesday Nov 5, 2014 -
San Diego, CA - United States
SmartCities 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...
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...