DOE Fossil Energy NEWSALERT - March 6, 2014 - President Obama's FY 2015 budget seeks $711.0 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to advance technologies related to the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels as well as manage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and Northeast Home Heating oil Reserve to provide strategic and economic security against disruptions in U.S. more... Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Mar 6 - Caitlin Perrone The Eagle, Bryan, Texas - Four new gas-fired plants are expected to go online in August prior to the Texas heat wave, but the state's largest electric grid said Wednesday to expect tight reserves throughout the beginning of the summer. more... Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Mar 06 - News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) - Duke Energy has found eight more corrugated metal pipes at power plants that store coal ash, after telling state regulators that the pipe that collapsed at its Dan River facility in early February was the only one made of the weaker material. more... Filed under: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management
Mar 6 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Bruce Henderson The Charlotte Observer - Duke Energy must take "immediate action" to stop groundwater contamination from its coal ash ponds, a Wake County judge ruled Thursday. more... Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire - Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced today the successful completion of its Cornerstone Project--an initiative which helped the utility achieve record electric reliability delivered to its customers in 2013. more... Filed under: Grid Operations
WASHINGTON, Mar 6, 2014 -- UPI - According to the latest numbers from the Energy Information Administration at the Department of Energy, wind power is the fifth largest electricity source in the U.S., and accounts for nearly one-third of all new electricity capacity created over the last five years. more... Filed under: Wind
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There has been a lot of discussion about the electric vehicle revolution and what its impacts will be. Are EV's gaining traction or getting stuck in the mud? Will they more... Filed under: Electric Vehicles
Testing an Outage Management System (OMS) is a critical part of a successful implementation. Outage Management is a mission critical system where its greatest value comes when it is under more... Filed under: Grid Operations
It is important to refute the bad rap that coal is getting. Coal gets a bad name because people say the carbon dioxide released to the atmosphere during the combustion more... Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
I admire the energy of solar enthusiasts, much more than the Sun's light energy converted into electricity by solar panels. Journalists write on solar industries, some of them on some more... Filed under: Solar
One of the perennial questions on every environmentalist's mind is: Who killed the electric car? The consensus is that big oil killed it through its political connections in Washington DC. more... Filed under: Electric Vehicles
NERC CIP v5 brings a tenfold increase on the number of critical assets utilities now need to classify within scope - including such assets as control centers, substations, and generation facilities. With time, resources, and a "roadmap" in short supply, this complementary one-hour webinar will offer real-world NERC CIP insights from executives at ComEd, Deloitte and BRIDGE Energy Group to help you move forward. more...
Management of the electric grid in North American has had some pretty impressive intelligence and automation progress dating back 40+ years to the early era EMS and SCADA systems to advances in communication technologies to advances in intelligent devices deployed across the grid. Today, with the build-out of the Smart Grid complete in any regions we see new opportunities for massive improvements in how the grid itself, as well as the assets managing the grid, is managed, yielding improvements in system and asset reliability and financial performance. This webcast will feature insights into this revolution from three perspectives: Utility Analytics Institute research results, observations from a leading services provider/integrator, and on-the-ground experiences from a utility distribution operations leader. more...
Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
- Friday Mar 28, 2014 -
Kahului, Hawaii - USA
The “Electric Utilities: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be” will be held March 26-28, 2014, at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The conference will welcome nationally recognized energy policy leaders and businesses to talk openly and frankly about the country’s rapidly changing energy landscape and its implications for power utilities, policymakers and consumers. As Hawaii continues to move aggressively toward clean energy goals, this dialogue will contribute to creating a new template for how utilities best serve our residents. The conference registration fee is $395. To learn more, go to www.hightechmaui.com/energyconference. more...
The Utility Analytics Summit (www.utilityanalyticssummit.com) is where utility analytics leaders go to learn from, and share with, their executive and management peers on how analytics is supporting or even driving their major corporate goals and strategic imperatives across the grid and customer utility enterprise. more...