SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire - Serving an active earthquake region, advanced preparation for natural disasters is a top priority for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to help ensure safe and reliable operations. more... Filed under: Nuclear
HOUSTON, Apr 18, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE - Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) today announced that it has agreed to
sell six power plants in its Southeast region to LS Power for $1.57
billion in cash, subject to working capital and other adjustments. more... Filed under: Business & Corporate
Apr 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Laylan Copelin Austin American-Statesman - The Lower Colorado River Authority has no plans to sell off any of its electricity assets, LCRA's new general manager Phil Wilson said on Friday. more... Filed under: Business & Corporate
Apr 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Michelle Firestone The Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn. - Columbia town officials have touted the results of the Solarize Connecticut program, through which they teamed up with Lebanon. more... Filed under: Solar
Chicago, IEEE PES, April 18, 2014 (News Release) - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced it has launched OneFit, a unique, standardized new circuit breaker retrofit solution. more... Filed under: Announcements
Apr 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Christine Legere Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass. - Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station personnel and area public safety agencies will be tested at the end of this month to determine how well-prepared they would be for a terrorist attack on the Plymouth reactor. more... Filed under: Nuclear
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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
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
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
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...