Fitch: Net Energy Metering Provides a Regulatory Dilemma

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 30, 2014 - The combination of federal subsidies and net energy metering (NEM) policies, in addition to declining system costs, are having the intended effect of increasing distributed generation (DG), according to Fitch Ratings. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

PPL Montana Agreement to Sell Hydroelectric Facilities to NorthWestern Energy Wins Final Montana Public Service Commission Approval

(The Associated Press) - Sep 30 - PPL Montana's agreement to sell its hydroelectric facilities to NorthWestern Energy has received final approval from the Montana Public Service Commission. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

JEA says EPA pollution plan is 'disruptive'; Utility: Carbon emissions reduction by 2030 is too soon and very expensive

Sep 30 - Florida Times Union - JEA casts a critical eye toward President Barack Obama's proposal seeking to curb pollution from the nation's power plants, using unusually pointed language to say the regulations would imperil local ratepayers, strip Florida utilities of needed fuel flexibility and have major impacts on the state economy. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

NRG Residential Solutions Offers Goal Zero Portable Solar Products to New Customers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

PHILADELPHIA (Business Wire) - Sep 30 - Philadelphia based electricity retail supplier NRG Residential Solutions customers can take the power of the sun with them anywhere thanks to a first of its kind offer. more...
Filed under: Solar

SunEdison, EBRD and OPIC Close $50 Million Project Financing Arrangement for one of the Largest Solar Power Plants in Jordan

BELMONT, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  - SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:

SUNE), a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced the closing of a $50 million debt financing arrangement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). more...
Filed under: International

Calpine to Receive California Energy Commission Grant to Study Flexibility Enhancements at The Geysers

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 30, 2014 - Calpine Corporation (NYSE: CPN), on behalf of its subsidiary Geysers Power Company LLC (The Geysers), announced today that it has been selected by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to receive a $3 million grant for “Advancing Utility-Scale Clean Energy.” more...
Filed under: Future & Alternative Generation
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Posted By: Wayne M. Kovach
On: October 1, 2014
I'd venture to say that many, if not most, things in life are not planned and happen beyond our control. Education, relationships, families, and vocation occupy the majority of our more...
Filed under: Demand Response
Posted By: Sarah Battaglia
On: September 30, 2014
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a.drone! San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) became the first utility in the country to gain approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) more...
Posted By: Rick Barnett
On: September 29, 2014
The utility industry is confronted with a condition often called "disruptive challenges". Introduced by the Edison Electric Institute's 2013 report ("Disruptive Challenges: Financial Implications and Strategic Responses to a Changing more...
Filed under: Distributed & Cogeneration
Posted By: Thomas Yoder
On: September 26, 2014
Many people value outside-the-box thinking, especially for its ability to see a new pathway forward. If you find yourself lacking in innovation, try implementing a disciplined approach to analyzing the more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted By: Devon Bass
On: September 25, 2014
For years Texas was producing more wind power than it could effectively put to use. Between 2006 and 2009 over 7,000 megawatts of wind capacity was built in the state. more...
Filed under: Wind

Is Your Utility Part of Your Customer's "Digital Life?"

Thursday Oct 2, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Utilities play an important role in a customer's life and yet they have not made the leap to be part of their customer's "digital life" - with an average of only 15% receiving their utility bills electronically. more...

Navigating the crossroads of compliance and security

Tuesday Oct 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

We've all heard the industry lament that being compliant isn't being secure and being secure isn't being compliant when it comes to our T&D assets. Volumes have been penned on how to weather and respond to NERC CIP regulations, and even more volumes have amassed on the extra components required to truly keep assets safe. In this hour, we'll bring together both sides of the issue and examine how to blend processes. Since you'll have to contend with both concepts using the same equipment, the same people and the same technology, smart thinking dictates looking at both needs and planning efficiently at the same time. But where do you start? more...

THREATS, VULNERABILITIES, AND RISKS: Identifying the Highest Priorities

Thursday Oct 9, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Points for Discussion on October 9th: • What are the components of a threat, vulnerability, and risk assessment? • How do threats, vulnerabilities, and risks drive my security plan? • What are common threats to the energy sector? • What cybersecurity considerations can I incorporate with CIP 014? • What law enforcement policies, standards, and doctrines can I leverage? more...

Getting a U.S. Energy Policy Right

Thursday Oct 16, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Join us for a live presentation and webinar by Mike Morris, former chairman, president and CEO of American Electric Power (AEP). Moderated by Marty Rosenberg, editor-in-chief of EnergyBiz. more...

NERC Reliability Assurance Initiative (RAI): Bolstering your internal controls for compliance in the new paradigm

Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Since 2007, the utility industry has been working to improve its compliance programs based on guidance from NERC and the Regional Entities, as well as lessons learned through audits. "Internal Controls" are central to the RAI, so it is critical to understand the changes to obtain reasonable assurance of compliance. more...

Utilities Executive Forum and Roundtable: October 7 - 9, 2014

Tuesday Oct 7, 2014 - Thursday Oct 9, 2014 - Ponte Vedra Beach , Florida - USA

Allow us to be your host for a gathering of senior utility executives featuring industry experts from Ferranti Computer Systems, Microsoft and Avanade discussing current challenges and trends in the Utility and Energy industry. We will be providing attendees an in-depth look at MECOMS™ - a fully integrated CIS & MDM business support system that: >Includes a robust set of fully integrated transaction management capabilities for the North American de-regulated markets. >Easily and quickly adapts to your changing business needs >Helps lower your overall costs to serve >Allows you the ability to penetrate and address new market opportunities, quickly and efficiently >Offers an integrated system with all functionality and company processes in one application You will also have the opportunity more...

2014 Utility Analytics Week

Wednesday Oct 22, 2014 - Friday Oct 24, 2014 - Newport Beach, CA

Join us for our Third Annual Utility Analytics Week event where you will hear and learn about the hottest topics in analytics today. The analytics revolution is pushing utilities to respond to real time needs arising in the industry as well as addressing increasingly complex data feeds and information demands. more...

Smart Cities 2014

Monday Nov 3, 2014 - Wednesday Nov 5, 2014 - San Diego, CA - United States

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...

2014 Knowledge Executive Summit

Monday Nov 10, 2014 - Wednesday Nov 12, 2014 - NewPort Beach, CA

Connect with an exclusive gathering of over 100 elite CIOs, VP's of Customer Service and VP's of Operations to network and share knowledge around the most critical issues and opportunities facing utility executives. Enjoy a breathtaking resort setting along the California coastline while you sit down and work with your peers to develop new insights and solutions to move your utility forward. more...


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Oil Wells: How Low Can Ya Go?

By Sarah Battaglia - The first oil wells reached depths of 240 feet, which is sort of a laughing matter in today’s world.  These more...
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Today's Energy Market Analysis - 30-09-2014

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Shopkeeper commits suicide after British Gas cut his shop's electricity supply

By Kevin Burke - A shopkeeper hung himself over a £5,000 British Gas energy bill after the company's staff put him "on-the-spot" by cutting more...
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