May 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jacob Barker St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Ameren Illinois customers could pay more to keep three nuclear power plants outside of Southern Illinois profitable for Chicago-based Exelon Corp. more... Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
May 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jacob Barker St. Louis Post-Dispatch - With a state permit and approval from utility regulators already in hand, all that stands in the way of Ameren Missouri's plans for a controversial coal ash landfill on the banks of the Missouri River are two lawsuits from environmentalists. more... Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
May 22 - PR Newswire - The board of directors of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) today declared a regular quarterly common stock dividend of 77 cents per share. The dividend is payable on June 15, 2015, to shareholders of record on May 29, 2015. NextEra Energy, Inc.NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of … more... Filed under: Business & Corporate
May 22 - PR Newswire - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) announced today that it received notice on May 21, 2015 from the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE") that it does not presently satisfy the NYSE's continued listing standard requiring the average closing price of a listed company's common stock to be at least $1.00 per share for any period of 30 consecutive trading days. more... Filed under: Business & Corporate
May 25, 2015 -- MarketLine - First Solar, Inc. has announced that Silicon Ranch Corporation, a renewable energy provider, has selected First Solar technology and products for the 12MW AC solar power project that will provide power to Aerojet Rocketdyne and Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation, or AECC, in East Camden, Arkansas. more... Filed under: Solar
May 25, 2015 -- MarketLine - First Solar, Inc. has reported a net loss of $62.29 million, or $0.62 loss per diluted share, for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015, compared to a net income of $112.01 million, or $1.10 per diluted share, for the same quarter ended March 31, 2014. For the second quarter of 2015, the company expects net Sales to be in the range of $750 million to $850 million. more... Filed under: Business & Corporate
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Deloitte's reSources 2014 Survey found a growing number of firms recognizing energy management as essential in corporate growth strategies. This is not a surprising considering that US businesses, institutions and more... Filed under: Risk & Operations
Prices of solar cells and solar panels have fallen dramatically over the last few years. This (and state subsidies) has been good for the advancement of this amazing renewable energy more... Filed under: Solar
When disasters strike, utilities depend on communications networks built to meet Critical Infrastructure (CI) reliability and capability requirements. However, in extreme cases communications infrastructure can be threatened. more... Filed under: Communications & Security
Some startling things have happened in the energy world these last few years that continue to shake up personal transportation. The steep downward trend of gasoline prices bumped up against more... Filed under: Electric Vehicles
A crucial day of decision in the so-called "War on Demand Response" came on Monday April 27. The Supreme Court announced whether it will review the 2-1 decision of the more... Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
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...
Customer satisfaction is the key to a utility's success. Achieving such satisfaction requires commitment and focus across every level of an organization. With company-wide processes and buy-in, and strong support from its customer care partner, handling thousands of outbound calls and delivering activity reports daily, the DTE Cares Program took its JD Power scores from worst to first. more...
Integrating demand response (DR) and energy efficiency (EE) programs delivers significant benefits to both utilities and their customers. However, this approach also brings new considerations that must be managed effectively. more...
Asset intensive organizations need rational criteria to decide which assets or asset systems are most critical and should therefore be looked after first and foremost. Similarly, making the best decisions across your entire organization on how to spend your scarce resources to deliver the highest value is an elusive goal for most organizations. more...
Every utility doing business in our increasingly digital and interconnected world is faced with security issues, and intrusions are predicted to rise over the next few years--whether from rogue nations or homegrown threats, whether actual physical attacks on infrastructure or cyber attacks on control systems. While a sensitive subject, security issues, concerns and plans of counterattack must be shared within the power industry in order to gain a foothold, in order to start building an active line of industry defense. more...
Monday Jun 8, 2015
- Thursday Jun 11, 2015 -
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...
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...