Former Bush EPA chief says Watts Bar, nuclear power helps deal with climate change

Apr 30 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Dave Flessner Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn. - To curb carbon emissions and global temperatures, a former EPA administrator under President George W. more...
Filed under: Nuclear

Palo Alto Issues Renewable Power RFP

Palo Alto, California – April 30, 2015 - The City of Palo Alto is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide electric power generated by renewable resources to meet the City's renewable portfolio needs. more...
Filed under: Solar

DTE Energy to receive license for new nuclear unit

Apr 30 - PR Newswire - DTE Energy today received approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a license to construct and operate a new nuclear energy facility on the site of the existing Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant in Newport, Mich. more...
Filed under: Nuclear

Batteries to store solar energy could presage independence from utilities

Apr 30 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Aaron Orlowski The Orange County Register - The problem with putting solar panels on rooftops quickly becomes apparent when the sun sets and the source of electricity needed to power television sets, stoves and heaters disappears beyond the horizon. more...
Filed under: Energy Storage

Developer 'still interested' in Horse Creek wind project in Clayton

Apr 30 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Ted Booker Watertown Daily Times, N.Y. - Though the developer of the Horse Creek Wind Farm project ceased planning efforts more than two years ago, it remains interested in possibly reviving its proposal. more...
Filed under: Wind

Eversource Energy president confident transmission line project will be approved

Apr 30 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Luther Turmelle New Haven Register, Conn. - Eversource Energy is negotiating with New Hampshire officials, including Gov. more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
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Posted By: Doug Napodano
On: May 1, 2015
Industrial plant operators seeking improved maintenance results might take a look at the nuclear industry for some transferable best practices. Maintenance operations at U.S. nuclear power plants are conducted in a more...
Filed under: Nuclear
Posted By: Jan Moore
On: April 30, 2015
Utilities are in a unique position to provide and market products and services to a highly responsive audience. Offering solutions that meet the individual customer’s needs and preferences is the more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: Mallory Sass
On: April 29, 2015
Streamlining how utilities conduct energy assessments is valuable in itself, but the often overlooked yet extremely valuable piece of an energy assessment is actually the data collected during the audit. more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted By: Essie Snell
On: April 28, 2015
The home energy management (HEM) market-made up of systems of smart, networked devices that can dynamically adjust energy use within a home-has been evolving dramatically. more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted By: Anjan Lahiri
On: April 27, 2015
Going digital is the latest buzzword in the utilities sector. One sees utilities drawing up digital roadmaps and making investments geared towards a `digital transformation'. more...
Filed under: Grid Operations

From Forecast to Discovery: Applying Business Intelligence to Power Market Simulations

Tuesday May 12, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Power market participants, investors, project developers and industry stakeholders routinely rely on forecasts of market economics and operations to support their decision processes. The most accurate and comprehensive forecasts are developed with the use of power market simulators that provide a great wealth of often hidden and underutilized information. more...

FERC Order 1000: Understanding Transmission Planning In a New Paradigm

Wednesday May 13, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Are you struggling to understand how FERC Order 1000 has changed the way RTOs plan their transmission systems? The introduction of competitive solicitation/bidding processes for transmission projects stands to dramatically change the transmission landscape in years to come. However, there are a number of challenges currently facing those interested in participating in the competitive processes throughout these systems. more...

Improving Strategic Planning in The Energy Industry

Wednesday May 20, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

To be successful, energy companies across the globe need to make sound long-term strategic decisions around future investments and projects. However, the ability to act and plan freely is limited by many factors including high capital costs and limited budgets. Other factors such as the global push towards greener energy and the regulatory environment add further complication to the planning process. more...

Multi-Application Networks for Smart Cities: How Utilities are Leveraging Smart Grid Networks to Improve Their Cities

Thursday May 21, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

A Close Look at How ComEd is Unlocking New City Services and Benefits: A true multi-application platform creates a foundation for today's smart city applications while providing the flexibility to add new services in the future. more...

Managing Customer Alerts and Preferences for Success

Wednesday May 27, 2015 - 12:00 AM Eastern - Virtual Event

It's widely accepted that proactive customer communications are key to increasing customer satisfaction and improving engagement, but ensuring alerts are accurate, timely, and in your customer's channel of choice requires a robust management system and cross-team coordination. more...

Energy Central's SmartCities

Tuesday May 12, 2015 - Wednesday May 13, 2015 - Charlotte, NC

SmartCities is an Energy Central event established to educate utilities on the steps and paths to collaboratively develop smart cites in their region. At this event attendees will establish early relationships with key stakeholders; discover collaboration strategies that have been shown to increase smart cities project success; explore the current state of smart cities development through specific information sessions; take a deep dive into real world smart city project case studies with leaders of smart cities initiatives; learn how to add new revenue streams, save costs, and manage demand predictability through efficiency. more...

Utility Demand Response & Energy Efficiency

Wednesday May 13, 2015 - Thursday May 14, 2015 - Denver, CO - United States


Utility Integrated Resource Planning

Wednesday May 13, 2015 - Thursday May 14, 2015 - Denver, CO - United States


Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing

Monday May 18, 2015 - Wednesday May 20, 2015 - Pocatello, Idaho - USA

Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing Powering the Future of Nuclear Innovation May 18 - 20, 2015 • Pocatello, Idaho L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center A three-day national conference focusing on advanced nuclear manufacturing with information to establish new relationships, enhance business strategies, identify new technologies and drive new business opportunities. Featuring compelling speakers and panelists from across the nuclear manufacturing industry. more...

AESP 2015 Spring Conference

Tuesday May 19, 2015 - Thursday May 21, 2015 - Portland, Oregon

Spring Conference & Expo, Hilton Portland & Executive Tower | May 19-21, 2015. Implementation and Technology: The Great EEnablers There are some shiny new tools in the energy efficiency toolbox. Let's examine the new programs, pilots and technologies today that are enabling deeper energy savings and engaging customers. Learn about what you can bring into your own programs. Here are just a few of the presentations we've lined up.* Creating Real Customer Value from Information * Leveraging Smart Thermostats to Meet Integrated DSM Goals * Best Practices in Midstream Lighting * Burn that Rebate Form: Movement toward New Program Models more...

AESP Spring Conference

Tuesday May 19, 2015 - Thursday May 21, 2015 - Portland, OR


Utility of the Future Leadership Forum

Monday Jun 1, 2015 - Wednesday Jun 3, 2015 - Washington D.C., District of Columbia - United States


Africa Energy Forum (AEF)

Monday Jun 8, 2015 - Thursday Jun 11, 2015 - Dubai UAE

The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the only international Forum focussed on power generation for Africa with attendance restricted to stakeholders (investors, consultants, developers, ministries, utilities, regulators etc.) from the power sector. AEF comes to the UAE for the first time to capture the massive potential of Middle Eastern investment, and to learn from a region that has successfully built its gas based economy into a booming global empire. more...

The Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium

Thursday Jun 11, 2015 - Chicago, Illinois - United States

The Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium is the longest running, most influential gathering of utility industry professionals that meet annually to discuss best practices in smart grid customer education. Whether you are a utility looking to roll out advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) or are considering dynamic pricing or time-of-use programs, this event is for you. Both marketing and technology professionals will gain from the experience of listening to industry best practices and candid stories around smart grid deployment. more...


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RBI Solar Receives DSA Pre-Check Design Approval for Solar Canopy Structures

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2015 Global Photovoltaic Market Insights Research Study

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