Apr 22 - Paul Monies The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City - The wind industry receives at least $193 million in state tax incentives each year in Oklahoma, a group wanting additional regulations on future wind developments said Monday. more... Filed under: Wind
Apr 22 - Derrek Asberry Aiken Standard, S.C. - Gov. Nikki Haley's visit to the Savannah River Site's MOX facility reaffirmed her belief that the state of South Carolina is getting a raw deal in the federal government's push to freeze funding for construction of the facility. more... Filed under: Nuclear
Apr 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Rachel Morgan Beaver County Times, Pa. - Nuclear plants across the country were required last month to submit seismic hazard re-evaluations to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, part of the agency's post-Fukushima directives. more... Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
Apr 22 - David Conti The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Earthquakes could affect the Beaver Valley Power Station more than engineers thought when they built the plant's two nuclear reactors in the 1970s, according to a review that regulators ordered because of the Fukushima disaster in Japan. more... Filed under: Nuclear
Apr 22 - Targeted News Service - Solar panels are becoming a familiar site in communities across the United States, but what about solar fuels? A solar fuel is produced from sunlight through artificial photosynthesis, mimicking what Mother Nature has been doing for billions of years. more... Filed under: Solar
Apr 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Jacob Barker St. Louis Post-Dispatch - A Franklin County Board of Zoning Adjustment meeting to hear an appeal of Ameren Missouri's plan for a coal ash landfill has been canceled. more... Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
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People do things in the workplace nearly every day that make us shake our heads and wonder, "What were they thinking?" Sure, there's a small percentage who may simply be more... Filed under: Human Resourcess
Modern energy and utility companies are becoming vulnerable in ways they are not familiar with: via cyber-attacks. A Symantec report in January said that in the first half of 2013, more... Filed under: Information Technology
The Gordian knot of carbon footprints, global warming, energy costs, and home/transportation inefficiencies is enough to exhaust the most resilient optimist. But.help is on the way. The path forward-to lower more... Filed under: Energy Efficiency
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
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...