A Texas startup's big energy idea: storing electricity underground

Alison Moodie - In a field in Central Texas, Aaron Mandell and his crew are running pumping equipment to bring a former oil and gas well back to life. more...
Filed under: Energy Storage

SWEPCO Issues Request for Proposals for Purchase of Wind Energy Assets

- AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase of wind energy assets as the company seeks to add more renewable energy to its diverse resource mix. more...
Filed under: Wind

Duke Energy receives new 30-year operating license for Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project

- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a new 30-year operating license for Duke Energy's Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project, which will allow the company to continue operating the Jocassee Pumped Storage Hydro Station, Keowee Hydro Station and associated lakes. more...
Filed under: Hydro

Chattanooga homeowners to pay about $2 more a month for electricity next year

By Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn. - The typical Chattanooga homeowner who heats his or her home with electricity will pay about $2 more a month for power next year under the fiscal 2017 budget adopted today by the board of the Tennessee Valley Authority. more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care

Fortis Inc. Acquisition of ITC Holdings Corp. Approved by Oklahoma Corporation Commission

- Fortis Inc. and ITC Holdings Corp. announced the final approval of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission of the Corporation's application to acquire ITC. The approval marks another milestone in the regulatory approval process with the transaction expecting to close by the end of the year. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

ScottMadden Energy Industry Update Reviews FERC Jurisdiction Policy Priorities

August 25, 2016 - ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, recently released its newest edition of The Energy Industry Update. more...
Filed under: Announcements
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Posted By: David Pope
On: August 26, 2016
Using analytics on your meter data can help detect and remedy non-technical loss (NTL). Some people associate non-technical loss with just theft, but that is only a part of NTL more...
Filed under: Metering
Posted By: Kathleen Wolf Davis
On: August 24, 2016
This month, FERC released a new Common Metrics Report (AD14-15-000) that gives a glimpse inside regional transmission organizations and independent system operators. more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
Posted By: Todd Brecher
On: August 22, 2016
On July 21, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "Commission") issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to (1) collect a wide range of "connected entity" data more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
Posted By: Dick Munson
On: August 19, 2016
As a utility executive, it is the best of times, it is the worst of times. It is the age of innovation, it is the age of stagnant tradition. With more...
Filed under: Risk & Operations
Posted By: Kathleen Wolf Davis
On: August 17, 2016
Distributed generation (DG) is on the verge of disrupting the power sector, bringing power generation, notably from renewable sources, and integration at or near the location of use, according to more...
Filed under: Distributed & Cogeneration

Getting Physical with Cybersecurity

Wednesday Sep 7, 2016 - 1:00 PM Eastern - Your office

IT-OT-Physical Security Convergence for Critical Infrastructure Protection In spite of huge investments in security, attacks in critical sectors are on the rise. Most owners and operators of critical infrastructure assets deal with security in departmental silos which is not only inefficient, but creates gaps that fail to provide a holistic view of security. Learn how IT-OT-Physical Security Convergence is changing the game by eliminating the siloes between IT, Corporate Security and Operations, including control systems that drive large industrial operations. more...

Navigant's Energy Market Outlook and Industry Trends: A View of the Energy Industry Going Forward

Thursday Oct 6, 2016 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

The energy industry is experiencing unprecedented change. It is an exciting time as the industry reshapes and redefines itself. Changes affecting the markets and industry are wide-ranging. This presentation will look at the effects of these fundamental and structural changes and draw some conclusions on the likely impact they will have on our clients and the energy and natural gas industries. more...

28th Annual Independent Energy HR Association Conference

Wednesday Sep 21, 2016 - Friday Sep 23, 2016 - Charleston, South Carolina - USA


Mobile Utility Summit 2016

Tuesday Sep 27, 2016 - Wednesday Sep 28, 2016 - Denver, Colorado - United States

Real-World Solutions, Practical Advice, Field-Tested Strategies Mobile technology is delivering big dividends to utilities, helping them capture new customers, boosting loyalty and connecting field service forces with back-office operations. Now in its third year, Energy Central’s Mobile Utility Summit has established itself as the premier event where utility executives can gain actionable insights into what’s next on the mobile front. more...

Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium

Thursday Sep 29, 2016 - Philadelphia

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 deployments. From education design to measuring behavior change, this event covers all aspects of smart grid customer education. For more information, visit www.smartgridcustomereducation.com. more...


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