NRC approves nuclear waste storage to allow TVA to proceed with Watts Bar

Aug 26 - Dave Flessner Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn. - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission today approved a plan to store nuclear wastes on site at nuclear plants, ending a two-year suspension on final licensing decisions and clearing the way for the Tennessee Valley Authority to proceed with adding another reactor at its Watts Bar Nuclear Plant. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Duke Energy's reversal: They'll buy an existing power plant, not build a new one

Aug 26 - Ivan Penn Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla. - In a major reversal, Duke Energy Florida said Tuesday that it reached an agreement with the owner of an independent natural gas plant to purchase the Polk County facility and withdraw its proposal to build $190 million in peak power units of its own in 2016. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

Former EPA attorney: Agency 'on shaky ground' with new emissions rules

Aug 26 - Dave Boucher Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va. - While a new federal proposal won't affect West Virginia as much as other states, the policy stands on "shaky ground," according to the former top attorney for the U.S. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Council gets cold feet on coal plant

Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Brian Lockhart The Stamford Advocate, Conn. - A symbolic City Council resolution condemning the coal-fired power plant -- the last facility of its kind in Connecticut and a top city taxpayer -- as a health hazard is hotter than a smoldering briquette. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Utility Analytics Institute Reports on Successful Summer Executive Gathering

Aurora, Colo. - August 26, 2014 (News Release) - The Utility Analytics Institute recently held its first Executive Advisory Council Summer Meeting. more...
Filed under: Announcements

ABB develops complete system solution for 1,100 kV HVDC power transmission

Zurich, Switzerland, Aug 26, 2014 (News Release) - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has successfully developed all major equipment required for the deployment of 1,100 kilovolt (kV) UHVDC power transmission systems. more...
Filed under: Announcements
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Posted By: Gerald Conn
On: August 27, 2014
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has estimated that 60 percent of today's workforce is overweight and out of shape. Furthermore, a recent study published in the American more...
Filed under: Human Resourcess
Posted By: Andres Carvallo
On: August 26, 2014
Innovations in the 20th century drove the fastest and most disruptive transformations in economic history. The automobile devastated the horse-and-buggy industry, railroads consumed large market share from shipping, and airplanes more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
Posted By: Bennett Fisher
On: August 25, 2014
Tools like ENERGY STAR's Portfolio Manager and accompanying benchmarks like energy use intensity (EUI) have long been the most common way to target energy efficiency opportunities in commercial building portfolios. more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted By: Wayne M. Kovach
On: August 22, 2014
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, was banned in New York state in 2008 to study its effects on the environment. Since then, there have been numerous debates on whether or not more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted By: Alastair Turner
On: August 21, 2014
Much has been made of the potential for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Europe's evolving energy mix. However, its progress has stalled in recent years with concerns around cost, more...
Filed under: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management
 
 
 

A State of the Utilities Industry Study - What Keeps You Awake at Night?

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

Faced with everything from unpredictable weather to changing renewable energy portfolios to volatile fuel prices, utilities can only be certain about one thing: uncertainty. Energy Central's Sierra Energy Group surveyed 70 utilities professionals in IT, finance, trading and risk management roles to better understand what keeps them awake at night. more...

Valuing the Costs and Benefits of Solar

Tuesday Sep 9, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) continues to grow in the United States. While solar PV is predominately installed in California, the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Colorado, Arizona and Hawaii, how to value its contribution and costs is being discussed in legislative and regulatory forums across the country. more...

Revenue Assurance; a boring topic unless it's your revenue

Wednesday Sep 17, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Did you get a paycheck recently? Did you look over your paycheck to make sure you got paid for the work you provided? Would you be concerned if your paycheck was 10, 15, or 20% less than you expected? That's the situation the Bermuda Electric Light Company (BELCO) faced following the global economic slowdown of 2008-2012. more...

2014 Mobile Utility Week

Monday Sep 15, 2014 - Tuesday Sep 16, 2014 - Phoenix, AZ

This is a must-attend event for utilities professionals who are responsible for creating and implementing their organization's mobile strategy. Walk away with the knowledge and resources required to implement effective mobile solutions within the areas of customer engagement mobility and field service mobility. more...

CounterIntel Conference and Training - Park City, Utah

Tuesday Sep 16, 2014 - Thursday Sep 18, 2014 - Park City, UT - USA

Critical Intelligence will host our first CounterIntel Conference and Training in Park City, Utah, September 16-18, 2014. Join industry peers, industrial control system owners/operators and intelligence experts to discuss situational awareness and intelligence. Learn how leading organizations are incorporating intelligence into their risk management programs to protect critical infrastructure. more...

26th Annual Independent Energy Human Resources Association (IEHRA) Conference

Wednesday Sep 24, 2014 - Friday Sep 26, 2014 - San Diego, California - United States

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8th Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange

Wednesday Sep 24, 2014 - Friday Sep 26, 2014 - Aspen, Colorado - USA

Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange (formerly Colorado Utility Efficiency Exchange) facilitates a networking and professional development conference for staff representatives of energy and water utilities serving Colorado and neighboring states who are responsible for developing and implementing customer programs related to energy/water efficiency, renewable energy, demand response and key account customer management. This event attracts about 100 utility and government staff as well as trade allies that provide products and services to support utility programs. The agenda focuses on best practices from regional utilities. This conference is not about how to influence policies or motivate utilities to take action, but rather how utilities that already recognize the need and value are developing and implementing customer programs. more...

 
 
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Today's Energy Market Analysis - 27-08-2014

By Dan Birkett - Today's energy price report has been published looking at the latest gas, power and oil prices and the different factors more...
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