Sonoma Clean Power officials oppose 'opt-in' bill

Apr 17 - Press Democrat, The (Santa Rosa, CA) - Officials with Sonoma County's startup public power provider said legislation recently introduced in Sacramento poses a major threat to the agency and others like it seeking to launch across the state. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Citizens' Utility Board sues Public Service Commission over We Energies plant

Apr 17 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) - The Citizens' Utility Board sued the state Public Service Commission on Wednesday, contending that We Energies' electricity customers should not bear almost all of the costs of converting the Valley power plant in downtown Milwaukee from coal to natural gas. more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass

S.C. Supreme Court hears challenge to nuclear plant's higher costs

Apr 17 - State (Columbia, SC) - After hearing arguments Wednesday, the S.C. Supreme Court now will decide whether SCE&G is responsible for a $278 million cost increase at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant or if the utility can pass part of that tab along to ratepayers. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Emails show PUD's Wright was tipped to hiring concerns at Bonneville

Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Christine Pratt The Wenatchee World, Wash. - Chelan County PUD General Manager Steve Wright says that emails released this month to a newspaper show that his actions as head of the Bonneville Power Administration were correct, if minimal, in delegating concerns about the federal agency's practices for hiring veterans. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

Alliant Energy gets final Marshalltown plant permit

Apr 17 - Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA) - Alliant Energy's Interstate Power and Light Co. secured the final permit on Monday from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for its proposed $700 million, 650-megawatt natural gas-fired plant in Marshalltown. more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass

Fermi 2 goes offline indefinitely

Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Tom Henry The Blade, Toledo, Ohio - DTE Energy took its Fermi 2 nuclear plant in northern Monroe County offline today for an indefinite amount of time. more...
Filed under: Nuclear
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Posted By: Howard Ng
On: April 17, 2014
Several years ago, many utilities went down the path of attempting to use advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) for demand response (DR). As more pursued this option and implemented pilots that more...
Filed under: Metering
Posted By: Sarah Battaglia
On: April 16, 2014
Being involved in the energy industry, we've received loads of questions regarding natural gas. It's a hot commodity right now so we understand that our readers want answers. Below you more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted By: Matthew Cohen
On: April 15, 2014
Matthew Cohen, Energy Management Practice Leader with Direct Recruiters, Inc. had the opportunity to interview Roderick Morris, SVP, Marketing and Operations at Opower, provider of cloud-based software to the Utility more...
Filed under: Human Resourcess
Posted By: Joao Gomes
On: April 14, 2014
Today 70% of the Brazilian Electric Power comes from Hydroelectric Plants - Renewable Energy - this relation was worse in the past. I do not know if today we can more...
Filed under: International
Posted By: Justine Sears , Karen Glitman
On: April 11, 2014
The electrification of transportation is posing a challenge and opportunity for utilities across the country, with significant implications for planning, load forecasting, and demand response. As the number of plug-in more...
Filed under: Electric Vehicles
 
 
 

Boosting Reliability & Efficiencies for Resiliency - How Munis, Coops, IOUs See Big Gains from Distribution Automation

Tuesday Apr 22, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Listen to how the City of Orangeburg (Munil), Wake Electric (Coop) and Con Edison (IOU) are using increased intelligence in their distribution networks to achieve reliability. Moderating this important discussion is Martin Rosenberg, Editor-in-Chief, EnergyBiz Magazine. more...

Best Practices in Recruiting Participants for Energy Management Programs

Wednesday Apr 23, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

The key to success for energy management programs, whether demand response or energy efficiency, is getting customers enrolled. This free webcast will feature Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) discussing the marketing tactics and tools that have contributed to the success of its residential demand response program. more...

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...

AGA/EEI Customer Service Conference & Exposition

Monday Apr 21, 2014 - Thursday Apr 24, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - USA

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The Importance of Advanced Lead Acid Batteries in Renewable Power Generation

By Deja Kirkwood - When renewable energy sources are used to produce electrical power, the output cannot be guaranteed. It can be estimated with more...
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Suspended Sentence for Plumber Whose Illegal Gas Work Put People in Danger

By Kevin Burke - An unregistered plumber has been given a suspended prison sentence after putting people's lives in danger by performing illegal gas more...
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Solar power in Canada: Success, Failure and The Road Ahead

By Annie K - The demand for solar power has been increasing day by day throughout world limits. Every country is focused on obtaining more...
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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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