Obama to urge aggressive climate action in Alaska visit

WASHINGTON Aug 30, 2015 New York Times - President Obama will travel to Alaska on Monday to call for urgent and aggressive action to tackle climate change, capitalizing on a poignant tableau of melting glaciers, crumbling permafrost and rising sea levels to illustrate the immediacy of an issue he hopes to make a central element of his legacy. more...
Filed under: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management

The Procrustean bed of mandatory capacity markets

Sue Kelly and Elise Caplan | Aug 28, 2015 - For too long now, consumer-owned electric utilities in the East have been forced to lie in the Procrustean bed of mandatory capacity markets operated by the Eastern regional transmission organizations - PJM, ISO New England, and the New York ISO. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Failed solar company lied to get its loan guarantee, report says

San Francisco Chronicle | Aug 28, 2015 - A report issued by federal investigators argues that Solyndra consistently overstated its sales prospects to win a loan guarantee from the Department of Energy to build its factory. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Driving B2B pricing in utilities over the smart metering edge

Shiuly Kisku | Aug 28, 2015 - With all the variables in play, it becomes imperative to devise a better way to manage pricing structures. more...
Filed under: Metering

Electric Power

Aug 29 - Chemical Engineering Progress - The role of natural gas for electricity generation is expanding, as utilities take advantage of the low cost and lower emissions of natural gas, as well as the ability of natural-gas-based systems to provide on-demand power during periods of peak consumption. more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass

Major Investor Owned Utility Selects OSI Smart Grid Platform for Advanced Distribution Management

Minneapolis, MN August 28, 2015 - Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been selected by a major investor owned utility (MIOU) to implement an Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS). more...
Filed under: Announcements
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Posted By: Michael Schwartz
On: August 31, 2015
Everyone is talking about Big Data these days: how to capture it; how to manage it; how to store it; and how to use it. Businesses that deal in physical more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted By: Stephen Heins
On: August 28, 2015
Now that the EPA has issued its final regulations for its Clean Power Plan (CPP), all of the interested parties, in and out of government, are spending hours and hours more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
Posted By: John Cray
On: August 27, 2015
Summer is ending, and with Fall and Winter around the corner, one can't help but think back to the winter of 2014. more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: Mia Papanicolaou
On: August 26, 2015
Florida municipal utility, the City of Tallahassee Utilities (CoT) customers are now enjoying the convenience of making payments directly from the body of emailed bill statements via Speedpay, a subsidiary more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: Mark V. Burlingame, CPA
On: August 25, 2015
On August 10th, Hunt Consolidated, a group of junior creditors, investment firms and the Texas teachers' pension fund (Hunt) reached an agreement with Energy Future Holdings (EFH) in bankruptcy court more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

Demand Side Analytics for Utilities: Strategic and Analytical Support for Decision Making at PG&E

Tuesday Sep 1, 2015 - 1:00 PM Eastern - Your City

Utilities companies everywhere are bombarded with the idea of ‘Big Data,’ and must evaluate both old and new strategies to gain a competitive advantage. In an effort to do just this, PG&E created the Demand Side Analytics Team to provide strategic and analytics support for decision making within Customer Energy Solutions (CES) and other groups throughout the company. more...

Combined Heat and Power - Recent Actions Point to a Bright Future

Thursday Sep 10, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

In this webinar, ICF experts will provide an assessment of recent combined heat and power (CHP) market trends and how federal and state actions may encourage CHP. The webinar will highlight current market trends along with drivers related to environmental regulations, integrated resource planning, new utility business models, and changing energy rate structures. more...

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

Tuesday Sep 15, 2015 - 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 surveyed nearly 250 utilities professionals in IT, finance, trading and risk management roles to better understand what keeps them awake at night. more...

ScottMadden's Fall 2015 Energy Industry Update - Strange Brew: Adapting to Changing Fundamentals

Friday Sep 25, 2015 - 12:00 AM Eastern - Virtual Event

During the webcast, based on ScottMadden's upcoming Energy Industry Update, ScottMadden energy experts will address several topics from the Update: Community Solar, the Clean Power Plan Final Rule, and Grid Transformation. more...

Part 3 of 3 - Driving a Better Utility Customer Experience with Analytics as a Service: Increasing Program Success with Predictive Analytics

Tuesday Sep 29, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

A Free Intelligent Utility Webinar Series: Tuesday, July 28 - Making the Most of Multichannel | Tuesday, August 18 - Responding to the Voice of the Customer | Tuesday, September 29 - Increasing Program Success with Predictive Analytics more...

Mobile Utility Summit 2015

Tuesday Sep 22, 2015 - Wednesday Sep 23, 2015 - Dallas, Texas

Insightful utility professionals know mobile technologies have the power to create workforce efficiencies, major cost savings and increased customer satisfaction. Now in its second year, Mobile Utility Summit has established itself as the premier event to gain actionable insights into the mobile initiatives and solutions that are contributing to positive transformation at utilities across North America. more...

27th Annual IEHRA Conference

Wednesday Sep 23, 2015 - Friday Sep 25, 2015 - San Antonio, Texas

Join your HR peers, associates and friends in San Antonio this Fall for another outstanding IEHRA Conference. ACT NOW to take advantage of the Early Bird pricing - $950 if registered before August 1, 2015 More details about the conference; http://www.cvent.com/d/3rqzr0/1Q more...


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