Illinois residents sue over Prairie State coal plant

Aug 19 - Jacob Barker St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Electric customers in Batavia, Ill., are suing promoters of the Prairie State Energy Campus, accusing them of misrepresenting construction and electricity costs in order to persuade the small Chicago exurb to participate in the plan to build the troubled coal plant. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Major utility line could go through southcentral Pennsylvania

Aug 19 - Ed Mahon York Daily Record, Pa. - A major new electric transmission line could go through southcentral Pennsylvania to parts of Maryland, although the company behind the project says routes haven't yet been determined. more...
Filed under: Grid Operations

Pilgrim plant offline after latest malfunction

Aug 19 - Christine Legere Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass. - A crack in a heater that raises the temperature of water fed into the reactor caused operators to power down the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station this weekend and go off the grid. more...
Filed under: Nuclear

Illinois coal plant owners say they've done their part

Aug 19 - Julie Wernau Chicago Tribune - Owners of coal- and natural gas-fired power plants in Illinois told regulators Monday that they should look to other generators to reduce the state's carbon footprint. more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass

Environmentalists vow to continue fight in Whatcom after Oregon coal terminal is rejected

Aug 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Ralph Schwartz The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Wash.) - Environmentalists in Whatcom County and Seattle declared a victory in their regional fight against coal terminals, after the state of Oregon on Monday, Aug. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Exelon and Pepco Holdings File for Merger Approval With Maryland Public Service Commission

CHICAGO & WASHINGTON, Aug 19, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE - Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) and Pepco Holdings Inc. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate
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Posted By: Rick Barnett
On: August 20, 2014
On 6/25/13, the Obama administration released their "Climate Action Plan" (CAP). This re-confirmed the nation's 2020 goal from the 2009 Copenhagen Accord, to reduce carbon emissions to a level 17% more...
Filed under: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management
Posted By: Gary Brooks
On: August 19, 2014
For decades, multi-facility organizations have struggled with the frustrating task of collecting data from their disparate utility providers. With all the talk about big data, going green, sustainability and reducing more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: David Rizzo
On: August 18, 2014
Knowing about transformer construction provides the first line of defense. Rapid access to plug-and-play replacements can save hundreds of thousands of dollars per day. more...
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Posted By: Wayne M. Kovach
On: August 15, 2014
Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a hot topic. There has never been a middle ground on the technology; people are either for it or against it. more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted By: Ken Collison , Heidi Pacini , Jake McMurtry , Kiran Kumaraswamy
On: August 14, 2014
Opposition to new transmission lines is nothing new. Concerns about cost, sensitive habitat, safety, and aesthetics are a constant in the debate over all large infrastructure projects. However, significant new more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
 
 
 

State of the Energy Industry: A Mid-Year Review

Friday Aug 22, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, is pleased to join forces with Energy Central to present an interactive webinar on Friday, August 22, 2014, from 12:00-1:00 PM EDT. This free webcast will be based on ScottMadden's upcoming Energy Industry Update, a semi-annual publication featuring our view of recent significant events and emerging trends that is received by more than 10,000 industry leaders. This free webcast will be based on ScottMadden's upcoming Energy Industry Update, a semi-annual publication featuring our view of recent significant events and emerging trends that is received by more than 10,000 industry leaders. more...

Mobility Computing Solutions - Transitioning to a Tablet Environment

Tuesday Aug 26, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

While many field workers still utilize the clamshell form factor, the adoption of the tablet device within mobile workforces is a rising trend and is gaining considerable ground for a variety of reasons. Attracted to its lightweight form factor and the ability to provide a "work anywhere" solution many organizations are seeing value in a tool that lets them do more and carry less. At the same time, organizations are increasingly interested in replacing paper-based processes, increasing collaboration among employees, and are incorporating tablets into their computing infrastructure as a means of empowering employee mobility. more...

A State of the Utilities Industry Study - What Keeps You Awake at Night?

Thursday Sep 4, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Faced with everything from unpredictable weather to changing renewable energy portfolios to volatile fuel prices, utilities can only be certain about one thing: uncertainty. Energy Central's Sierra Energy Group surveyed 70 utilities professionals in IT, finance, trading and risk management roles to better understand what keeps them awake at night. more...

Valuing the Costs and Benefits of Solar

Tuesday Sep 9, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) continues to grow in the United States. While solar PV is predominately installed in California, the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Colorado, Arizona and Hawaii, how to value its contribution and costs is being discussed in legislative and regulatory forums across the country. more...

2014 Mobile Utility Week

Monday Sep 15, 2014 - Tuesday Sep 16, 2014 - Phoenix, AZ

This is a must-attend event for utilities professionals who are responsible for creating and implementing their organization's mobile strategy. Walk away with the knowledge and resources required to implement effective mobile solutions within the areas of customer engagement mobility and field service mobility. more...

CounterIntel Conference and Training - Park City, Utah

Tuesday Sep 16, 2014 - Thursday Sep 18, 2014 - Park City, UT - USA

Critical Intelligence will host our first CounterIntel Conference and Training in Park City, Utah, September 16-18, 2014. Join industry peers, industrial control system owners/operators and intelligence experts to discuss situational awareness and intelligence. Learn how leading organizations are incorporating intelligence into their risk management programs to protect critical infrastructure. more...

26th Annual Independent Energy Human Resources Association (IEHRA) Conference

Wednesday Sep 24, 2014 - Friday Sep 26, 2014 - San Diego, California - United States

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8th Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange

Wednesday Sep 24, 2014 - Friday Sep 26, 2014 - Aspen, Colorado - USA

Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange (formerly Colorado Utility Efficiency Exchange) facilitates a networking and professional development conference for staff representatives of energy and water utilities serving Colorado and neighboring states who are responsible for developing and implementing customer programs related to energy/water efficiency, renewable energy, demand response and key account customer management. This event attracts about 100 utility and government staff as well as trade allies that provide products and services to support utility programs. The agenda focuses on best practices from regional utilities. This conference is not about how to influence policies or motivate utilities to take action, but rather how utilities that already recognize the need and value are developing and implementing customer programs. more...

 
 

Fiber Optic Cable Types and Installations

By doreen song - Fiber optic cables are very different from copper cables.Fiber optic cables transmit data through very small cores over long distance more...
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Solar Solution for Shaded Areas

By Annie K - Solar outdoor lighting is usually associated with vast open spaces with minimal tree coverage. This is of course because this more...

Google Glass, a Game Changer for Energy Service in the Field

By Ron Babich - Mobile-Logix.com Leverages Field Service Management API to Increase Workforce Efficiency with Google Glass The MobileLogix Field Service API will allow more...

Metrics in Energy Can Make All the Difference

By Ron Babich - Even though your field service team is not close by, where it’s easier to keep close metrics, you can improve more...

MobileLogix to Sponsor Field Service Software Review Energy Event

By Ron Babich - MobileLogix is proud to sponsor along with other Field Service industry companies, the premier field service event in Chicago Il, more...
 

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