Southern Company subsidiary acquires fourth California solar project; 32-megawatt Lost Hills-Blackwell

(The Associated Press) - Apr 16 -  Reflecting its long-standing commitment to develop the full portfolio of energy resources, Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced the acquisition of a controlling interest in the 32-megawatt (MW) Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility in California from First Solar, Inc. more...
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Con Edison Development Enters into Agreement to Procure GE Energy Storage System

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (The Associated Press) - Apr 16 - GE (NYSE:GE) today announced it will supply Con Edison Development (CED) with an 8 MWh battery energy storage system in Central Valley, CA. more...
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NH House roundup: Solar energy proponents win one

Apr 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Garry Rayno The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester - The House killed a bill that would have made it easier for electric utility companies to own solar generating systems. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Takahama nuclear restart injunction polarizing

Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Eric Johnston Japan Times, Tokyo - A provisional injunction handed down Tuesday by the Fukui District Court against the restarting of Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Takahama No. more...
Filed under: International

Oklahoma wind rush continues as questions remain over state incentives

Apr 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Paul Monies The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City - Oklahoma was second only to Texas in adding wind capacity last year as the state rose to fourth place in the nation, a national trade group said Wednesday. more...
Filed under: Wind

Groups intent to sue over mountaintop removal

Apr 16- McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Fred Pace Coal Valley News, Madison, W.Va. - Seven local, regional and national groups filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
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Posted By: Ronald Willoughby
On: April 17, 2015
The term "Automation (A)" was introduced in the 1970s as a way to describe the use of advanced controls and communication technologies to improve power system performance and reduce operating more...
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On: April 16, 2015
The revision cycle for the National Electrical Code (or NEC for short) continues through its phases, similar to the changing seasons. While many readers may be familiar, a brief summary more...
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On: April 15, 2015
In the utility industry, customers expect - actually they demand - uninterrupted service and perfect product delivery. The threshold of tolerance for "mistakes" or slow response is low; the audience more...
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Posted By: Davis Swan
On: April 14, 2015
I was pretty certain that Texas would be encountering severe problems because of the fluctuations in their wind energy generation. more...
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Posted By: John Cameron
On: April 13, 2015
Mobile technology is redefining the workday. Field techs increasingly leverage mobile devices for tasks that previously required time-intensive phone calls and paperwork. more...
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ICForecast Long-Term Integrated Power and Fuels Outlook 2015-2040

Tuesday Apr 21, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

While the power sector waits for MATS to be resolved and for the final Clean Power Plan rule from EPA, companies in the power and fuel sectors must continue to develop plans and make investments. In this webinar, ICF will discuss its views of the gas, coal, power, and renewable markets through 2040 to support those types of decisions, all in the context of the regulatory and fundamental market factors that drive them. more...

How Much Is Manual Workforce Scheduling Really Costing You?

Thursday Apr 23, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Amidst an ever-growing skills gap, it's crucial to understand how people are scheduled and how work gets done. Across the Energy spectrum, including Oil & Gas, Renewables, Nuclear and Utilities, many of today's organizations remarkably still rely on manual employee scheduling processes. more...

Defining the Value of the Grid

Wednesday Apr 29, 2015 - 2:00 PM Eastern - Virtrual Event

Our legacy grid has value and deserves continued investment. As we transition toward a more integrated grid that can accommodate new distributed energy sources, utility-scale renewables and energy storage, we need to keep the best of the old while embracing the new. This webinar will explore a number of issues facing utilities, regulators and public policy makers. more...

Evolving Beyond AMI to the Utility/Customer Nexus

Thursday Apr 30, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Enabled by two-way communications between the utility customer and the utility, smart grid technologies like Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) have fundamentally changed the energy landscape. And with a future sure to be characterized by a growth in distributed generation and new energy management technologies, the relationship between the utility and its customers is shifting radically, and old business models are being challenged. more...

Improving Strategic Planning in The Energy Industry

Wednesday May 20, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

To be successful, energy companies across the globe need to make sound long-term strategic decisions around future investments and projects. However, the ability to act and plan freely is limited by many factors including high capital costs and limited budgets. Other factors such as the global push towards greener energy and the regulatory environment add further complication to the planning process. more...

CS Week 2015 & Conference 39

Monday Apr 27, 2015 - Friday May 1, 2015 - Charlotte, NC - US

The premier utility customer service conference - presenting a wide range of current utility topics at levels from introductory to advanced. more...

National Electric Safety Code® (NESC®) Summit: Past, Present and Future

Tuesday Apr 28, 2015 - Wednesday Apr 29, 2015 - Alexandria, Virginia - USA


Energy Central's SmartCities

Tuesday May 12, 2015 - Wednesday May 13, 2015 - Charlotte, NC

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...

Utility Demand Response & Energy Efficiency

Wednesday May 13, 2015 - Thursday May 14, 2015 - Denver, CO - United States


Utility Integrated Resource Planning

Wednesday May 13, 2015 - Thursday May 14, 2015 - Denver, CO - United States


AESP Spring Conference

Tuesday May 19, 2015 - Thursday May 21, 2015 - Portland, OR


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Wind Power In Turkey, Market Outlook To 2025, Update 2015 - Capacity, Generation And Levelized Cost

By swapnil devale - Wind Power in Turkey, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 - Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, more...
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UK Power Market Outlook To 2025, Update 2015 - Market Trends, Regulations, And Competitive Landscape

By swapnil devale - UK Power Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 - Market Trends, Regulations, and Competitive Landscape provides information on pricing, market analysis, more...
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Today's Energy Market Analysis - 17-04-2015

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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Demands- Global Floating Natural Gas LNG Market Deman Will Reach At CAGR of 15.2% between 2015-2019

By swapnil devale - Global Floating LNG Market 2015-2019 provides information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast, and company profiles for key industry participants. - more...
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Cashback and loans for energy efficient home improvements now available in Scotland

By Kevin Burke - The Home Energy Efficiency Programmes Scotland (HEEPS) cashback scheme has now launched, enabling Scottish homeowners to receive significant financial assistance more...

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