Energy Department scraps millions in fees for nuclear loan guarantee

Apr 24 - Examiner, The (Washington, DC) - Developers of a Georgia nuclear project didn't have to pay millions of dollars in fees designed to prevent risk for taxpayers when it secured $6.5 billion in loan guarantees from the Energy Department in February, the agency confirmed Tuesday to the Washington Examiner. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Energy siting committee to be revamped after House passes bill

Apr 24 - Garry Rayno The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester - Lawmakers voted to change the makeup of the committee that approves new or expanded energy facilities and to expand public involvement in the process. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

EPA nears decision on coal ash regulation

Apr 24 -Dave Flessner Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn. - Southern environmental leaders who want stricter controls over the disposal of coal ash are challenging utility complaints that such regulations will push up the price of electricity. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Stakes are high in PPL union talks

Apr 24 - Scott Kraus The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) - PPL's contract with its largest labor union will expire in 21/2 weeks. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

PRC chief's trouble exposes deepening rift among commissioners

Apr 24 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Staci Matlock The Santa Fe New Mexican - The gloves are off, and there's a deepening fissure between members of the Public Regulation Commission. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Mine company vows to sue

Apr 24 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - David Beard The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va. - Just a few hours after the U.S. Department of Labor announced its new coal dust rule, Murray Energy Corp. -- which operates three mines in Monongalia and Marion counties -- announced its intention to sue the Labor Department. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
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Posted By: Sarah Battaglia
On: April 24, 2014
You're familiar with the situation. You go to the store to replace a couple light bulbs that burnt out and you're faced with an entire aisle of options: incandescents, LEDs, more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: Kevin Herring
On: April 23, 2014
People do things in the workplace nearly every day that make us shake our heads and wonder, "What were they thinking?" Sure, there's a small percentage who may simply be more...
Filed under: Human Resourcess
Posted By: Arun Krishnamurthi
On: April 22, 2014
Modern energy and utility companies are becoming vulnerable in ways they are not familiar with: via cyber-attacks. A Symantec report in January said that in the first half of 2013, more...
Filed under: Information Technology
Posted By: Dan Sosland , Jamie Howland
On: April 21, 2014
The Gordian knot of carbon footprints, global warming, energy costs, and home/transportation inefficiencies is enough to exhaust the most resilient optimist. But.help is on the way. The path forward-to lower more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted By: Jim Bell
On: April 18, 2014
Here we go again, justifying doing something bad to do something supposedly good. I'm referring to the plans to scrape off hundreds of square miles of desert and other habitat more...
Filed under: Solar
 
 
 

A New Approach to Substation Security and NERC compliance

Tuesday Apr 29, 2014 - 1:00 PM Eastern - Fremont

High profile intrusions and physical attacks against substations have spurred a lot of discussion about physical security resulting in a FERC directive, for NERC to propose new physical security standards from NERC. A holistic approach to security has been proven to be more effective and addresses compliance requirements In the Utilities Industry at the same time. It is now essential to monitor and report roles-based physical access to various facilities, control rooms, substations and critical assets. Utilities of all size need to know who has access to specific facilities, critical assets and cyber critical assets and how much area access they should have within those facilities. 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...

 
 
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See why utilities and regulators can't fix the electricity crisis: industry restructuring is the way

By Jose Antonio Vanderhorst-Silverio - Under the article When utilities fight back: PSEG to New Jersey regulators: If you're so smart, you fix it!, posted more...
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Today's Energy Market Analysis - 24-04-2014

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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Here Comes the Sun—Africa’s Renewable Energy Advantage

By Annie K - In post-industrial developed nations, solar energy is often thought of as a replacement for conventional fossil fuels. While solar energy more...
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Today's Energy Market Analysis - 23-04-2014

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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Samoa sets sights on largest solar array in the Pacific

By John Ryan - Construction of the largest solar power array in the Pacific is expected to commence soon after New Zealand foreign minister more...
 

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