New Transmission Line Constructed in Ohio Edison's Eastern Ohio Area to Help Support Shale Gas Industry

AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  - As part of its efforts to help support Ohio's growing shale gas industry, FirstEnergy Corp. more...
Filed under: Grid Operations

Details emerge on Jessup natural gas plant

Oct 30 - Times-Tribune (Scranton, PA) - Jessup may soon be home to one of the state's largest natural gas power plants. more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass

Middletown power plant project called a "game-changer" for region

Oct 30 - Dayton Daily News (OH) - Plans to build a natural gas-fired power plant in Middletown have so far faced no public opposition and developers say they're on schedule to start construction of the more than $500 million project next year pending regulatory approvals. more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass

Commission rejects $438 million plan to build solar plant in Moapa Valley

Oct 30 - Las Vegas Sun (NV) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is unhappy that state regulators rejected a plan by Nevada Power to build a $438 million solar energy plant on the Moapa Valley Paiute Reservation about 50 miles from Las Vegas. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Renewable energy investors in far-flung areas

Oct 30 - Forexpros - Renewable energy can help bring electricity, and with it development, to 4 million households in remote parts of the country. more...
Filed under: International

KCP&L Files Rate Increase Request with Missouri Public Service Commission

Oct 30 - Business Wire - Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L), a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP), today filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission to increase base rates for electric service to approximately 270,000 of its 565,000 Missouri customers in the KCP&L Missouri service area. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate
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Posted By: Katia Lundy
On: October 30, 2014
Imagine getting paid, or otherwise compensated, for not using energy! It's a reality these days, and it's known as demand response. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission defines demand response as more...
Filed under: Demand Response
Posted By: Brian O'Connell
On: October 29, 2014
An urban area that creates sustainable economic development and high quality of life along with a wise management of natural resources requires investment in infrastructure and technology. Such smart cities more...
Filed under: Information Technology
Posted By: Camilo Patrignani
On: October 28, 2014
When Mexico reformed its energy markets to attract foreign investment, analysts focused bullish outlooks on natural gas and petroleum. And without a doubt, the country will attract billions in new more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted By: Marie Bahl McKenna
On: October 27, 2014
As you've heard me say previously, a key tenet of the emerging energy-as-a-service model is consumer centricity. I can hear the resounding 'Duh!' from utility employees far and wide. more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: Shira Weintraub
On: October 24, 2014
Most companies engage in manual data entry in some form. One area manual data entry is prevalent is energy management. Although it is essentially ubiquitous, the process consists of an more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
 
 
 

Preparing for the next big convergence: smart grids and smart cities

Wednesday Nov 5, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual event

It's not a question of when it's coming; it's how fast, what it means to utilities and how to be ready. If you are interested in what the smart grid-enabled community of the future will look like, this is a webinar that you don't want to miss. more...

MOVING BEYOND THE CIP: UTILIZING ENERGY SECURITY TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

Thursday Nov 6, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Points for Discussion on November 6th: * How do I merge my grid resiliency and physical security efforts? * What key DoD and intelligence technologies can be used to enhance my physical security? * How can I realize the benefits of big data analytics today? * How do electromagnetic pulses (EMP) and geomagnetically induced currents (GIC) threaten utility security? * How do I apply cybersecurity protection in an increasingly porous network environment? more...

ISO 55000 Planning: A Guide to Getting Started

Thursday Nov 13, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

In a world of aging assets and limited financial and human resources, organizations often struggle to decide which asset-related capital projects should get the most attention. The new ISO 55000 international standard for asset management tells us it's not just about the assets, it's about maximizing the value realized from those assets. It helps clarify some of the principles, but doesn't help you select or apply a methodology -- or provide any guidance on how to implement it. So where should you begin? more...

Smart Cities 2014

Monday Nov 3, 2014 - Tuesday Nov 4, 2014 - San Diego, CA - United States

Smart Cities 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...

15th PLMA Fall Conference - Moving the Demand Response Cheese: How DR's Value Proposition is Evolving

Tuesday Nov 4, 2014 - Wednesday Nov 5, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA - United States

Gain real-world insight from market practitioners, technology firms, and energy utilities/marketers active in the demand response marketplace. About 150 industry professionals are expected to attend, including: energy utility/marketer professionals, regulatory, and business professionals responsible for demand response as well as Industry advisors, including consultants as well as product and service providers. 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...

Utilities Executive Forum and Roundtable: November 18-20, 2014

Tuesday Nov 18, 2014 - Thursday Nov 20, 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(TM)- 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 to more...

 
 
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5 energy myths that energy vampires love

By Kevin Burke - The UK is full of energy vampires. Although these vampires might seem benign and harmless, they continually suck money out more...
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Today's Energy Market Analysis - 30-10-2014

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...

World Becoming Solar Hearted

By Elnet TV - Utility companies have always viewed the creative nature of solar power as a threat rather than an asset to energy. more...
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Global Smart Energy Meter Market Size, Share, Study, Trends, Growth, Industry, Forecast 2012-2016

By Mark Lesnar - Report Overview TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Smart Energy Meter market to grow at a CAGR of 24.25 percent over more...
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Global Smart Grid Managed Services Market Size, Share, Study, Trends, Growth, Forecast 2012-2016

By Mark Lesnar - Report Overview TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Smart Grid Managed Services market to grow at a CAGR of 51.29 percent more...
 

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