FirstEnergy says demand response putting power plants out of business

Nov 25 - Anya Litvak Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - FirstEnergy Corp. has a traditional view of wholesale electricity markets: They're a competition between iron-in-the-ground facilities that can put megawatts on the grid when those megawatts are needed. Think coal plants, nuclear reactors and hydroelectric dams. more...
Filed under: Demand Response

Dispute over Big Bend skies tied to coal-fired power plants

Nov 25 - Matthew Tresaugue Houston Chronicle - Federal regulators are taking their fight with Texas over pollution from coal-fired power plants to an unlikely new front: Big Bend National Park. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Groups File Lawsuit Against BLM on Coal Leasing Program

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire - Friends of the Earth and the Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC), with the support of philanthropist Paul G. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Clean energy groups join N.D.-Minn. energy appeal

Nov 25 - David Shaffer Star Tribune (Minneapolis) - Clean-energy interests on Monday jumped into a Minnesota-North Dakota appellate court battle, hoping to reverse a federal court ruling that tossed out a 2007 Minnesota ban on new coal-fired electricity generation. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Federal sale will be a record for offshore wind power

Nov 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Ryan Holeywell Houston Chronicle - The federal government said Monday that it will hold its largest-ever competitive lease sale for offshore wind development early next year. more...
Filed under: Future & Alternative Generation

New federal analysis favors Maine biomass plants

Nov 25 - Scott Thistle Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine - A new analysis by the federal Environmental Protection Agency may be good news for Maine firms that make electricity by burning wood, but some environmental groups are crying foul. more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
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Posted By: Sarah Battaglia
On: November 28, 2014
There's one thing you probably don't know about Apple. The information technology conglomerate was ranked 48th on Newsweek's Greenest Companies of America list this year. To put that in perspective, more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted By: Trilochan Sahoo , Mukul Sarkar
On: November 26, 2014
Smart Grid connectivity continues to gain momentum as global utilities embrace the technology and invest in the infrastructure. Bulk of the investment is seen in replacing manual read, AMR meters more...
Filed under: Metering
Posted By: Joyce Tam
On: November 25, 2014
Over the last decade, field service organizations have been overwhelmed by the relentless flow of information coming in from multiple sources, in various formats and through an array of tools more...
Filed under: Metering
Posted By: James Mater , Jim Zuber , Rolf Bienert
On: November 24, 2014
Let's begin under the premise that you (end-user, utility, aggregator, etc.) want to acquire technology from different vendors, specify the communications interface between products and have all such products install more...
Filed under: Information Technology
Posted By: Sarah Battaglia
On: November 21, 2014
Ripping open a heating bill during the height of the holiday season is worse than unraveling a string of twinkle lights. Since when does it cost more to heat a more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care

Five Year Outlook: Asset Management Practices and Challenges

Wednesday Dec 3, 2014 - 1:00 PM Eastern - Your City

Recently, and IBM conducted the largest and most inclusive asset management study ever, having surveyed 1,000 asset managers from around the world and cross-industries. In this video webcast, hear and watch our featured panel of EAM industry experts provide insights into this research on the state of asset management. more...

W2W4: What to Watch for in 2015 & Beyond

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

The utility analytics market has developed at a dizzying rate over the last few years. Now, as utilities become more adept at leveraging data for business improvement and predictive operations, new challenges are on the horizon. How will utilities be able to continue to leverage data to continue to improve both grid and customer operations with a landscape that is full of challenges...and opportunities? more...

Training for Disruption - The PG&E and Con Edison Stories

Wednesday Dec 10, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Utilities are focused like never before on training to deal with disruptions - from increasingly violent weather events to threats of physical and cyber-terrorists and criminals. Two utilities have dealt with these issues in depth. more...

AMI Analytics for Distribution Operations: Myth or Reality?

Thursday Dec 11, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

More than 40 million smart meters have been deployed in the United States since 2012. The digitization of the grid has enabled operational efficiency for many business functions within the utility, but there are still many opportunities left to leverage AMI data for Distribution Operations using cutting edge analytics tools. more...

Physical Security from Mars, Cyber Security from Venus

Thursday Dec 11, 2014 - 2:00 PM Eastern - Fremont, CA - United States

Join this must-attend webinar and hear from Mark Weatherford, Principal, The Chertoff Group (former Under Secretary, DHS, and former CSO at NERC) as he discusses the challenges Utilities and other Energy companies are dealing with when it comes to integrating Physical Security programs with Cyber Security. Joining Mark, will be Jasvir Gill, Founder and CEO of AlertEnterprise, an expert in Security Convergence. Together they will examine how companies are dealing with complex threats and what they can do to keep themselves off the unwanted headlines. more...

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Global Natural Gas Storage Market Size, Analysis, Share 2014-2018

By Alexus Robinson - About Natural Gas Storage   Research Beam adds a report titled “Global Natural Gas Storage Market 2014-2018” that provides detailed more...
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Innovative material which radiates heat away to cool buildings

By Kamlesh Jolapara - Keeping buildings cool isn't easy. In fact, conventional air conditioning methods are very energy intensive and account for up to more...
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Research Report - Global Fiber Optic Power Meters Market Share And Forecasts To 2014

By Vasudev Maskare - 2014 Market Research Report on Global Fiber Optic Power Meters Industry> was professional and depth research report on Global Fiber more...
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Global Power Divider Market Share And Forecasts 2014 By Radiant Insights

By Vasudev Maskare - 2014 Market Research Report on Global Power Divider Industry was a professional and depth research report on Global Power Divider more...

Yongkang Melon Vine Hanging Technique Is Effective

By Yuehu Gu - Melon vine hanging is actually consuming time, but there is indeed some skills can be used to change the situation. more...

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