FOLSOM, Calif., Dec 18, 2013 -- BUSINESS WIRE - The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) Board of Governors today approved collaborating with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on a multi-year reliability planning process to ensure long-term electric reliability as the California power grid continues its clean energy transformation. more... Filed under: Grid Operations
Dec 18 - Alan Yonan Jr. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser - A temporary change in state tax policy put in place a year ago that limits the ability of homeowners and businesses to claim multiple tax credits for solar systems has been made permanent. more... Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
Dec 18 - Peter Roper The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. - Remember the federal wind power tax credit? It was just over a year ago that President Barack Obama came to Pueblo and told cheering supporters he'd protect and extend the federal tax credit that helps wind-turbine makers like Vestas stay in business. more... Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
Dec 18 - Jiji Press English News Service - Tokyo Electric Power Co. , at a board meeting on Wednesday, decided to decommission the No. 4 reactors at the center of Japan's worst nuclear crisis, triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated coastal areas of northeastern Japan including Fukushima Prefecture. more... Filed under: International
SAN DIEGO, Dec 18, 2013 -- BUSINESS WIRE - EDF Renewable Energy announces it has acquired the Longhorn North Wind Project from Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. more... Filed under: Business & Corporate
Dec 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Matt Sanctis Dayton Daily News, Ohio - Representatives from the Buckeye Wind farm said they are backing out of a controversial proposal that would have relocated a temporary construction yard outside Urbana. more... Filed under: Wind
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Consumer expectations for utility service providers are rising quickly as they see the benefits of a broad range of information-based products from other parts of their lives. As it happens, more... Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
The Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region is mainly comprised of ex-Soviet states, some of which have joined the European Union. As most of these countries have adopted western-style free-market more... Filed under: International
Last winter, New England experienced the highest average natural gas and electricity prices in the country. On any given day, New England natural gas markets have the highest and most more... Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
How long will gas prices stay low? How much impact will LNG exports have on prices? What is the outlook for the coal industry? Will emissions costs drive more coal plants toward retirement? What is the latest on generation technology costs? Join Black & Veatch as we answer these questions and more and explore a 25-year movement to a more integrated power, emissions, and natural gas market, and the signposts stakeholders should watch for when planning strategies for their constituents. more...
Mobile apps have become a must-have for utilities looking to tap into the mobile channel to improve customer satisfaction scores and reduce call center costs. Bringing traditional self-service capabilities to mobile devices was a natural first step for utilities, but mobile apps are capable of much more. By taking advantage of the full range of mobile app functions, utilities can transform the way they communicate with their customers. more...
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Energy efficiency isn’t just about savings. What are all the elements that result in lasting behavioral change, defensible results and satisfy the needs and goals of all stakeholders? Once a year, AESP gathers all the disciplines of energy efficiency together to discuss the broad issues and specific topics that concern and challenge the industry. Whether you are a program designer, implementer, evaluator, marketer, policymaker, regulator, consultant, or manufacturer, this is where you need to be. more...