Posted By: Jim Hoecker
On: July 1, 2016
The brouhaha about the Clean Power Plan (CPP) may miss the point! In fact, CPP may end up a lagging- instead of a leading-indicator of the transformational changes about to hit the power business.  It always struck us that CPP would never work as planned without major transmission upgrades and ... more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
Posted By: Darren Gale
On: June 29, 2016
When the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) unveiled its “Delivering the Nuclear Promise” initiative at the end of 2015, it was a significant step for the industry. Over the last decade increased costs and regulatory pressures have risen to unprecedented levels. As noted by NEI, while average U.S. nuclear power plant ... more...
Filed under: Nuclear
Posted By: Saif Islam
On: June 27, 2016
PV installers in the USA are optimistic about 2016 Almost 60% of American PV installers believe they will install more kWp in 2016 than last year, as the latest study conducted by EuPD Research reveals.  Bonn. US installers are generally looking positively into the future. 58% of the participants of ... more...
Filed under: Solar
Posted By: Aaron Clark-Ginsberg
On: June 24, 2016
SANS ICS456 ‘Essentials for NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection’ is the newest course to be offered in critical infrastructure protection by the SANS Institute.  The course is designed to provide engineers, cybersecurity experts, auditors, vendors, and others working in the electric power industry with a detailed overview of the latest iteration ... more...
Filed under: Communications & Security
Posted By: Nina Plaushin
On: June 22, 2016
As temperatures are heating up for the summer, it is once again a crucial time to heed the call to invest in the country’s electricity grid. Heat waves, extreme weather and other conditions can impact reliability, and a stronger transmission system is essential in helping us manage these challenges. Grid ... more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
Posted By: Lissette Santana
On: June 20, 2016
PPL Corporation today released its 2015 Sustainability Report, which highlights how the company is meeting the challenges of a changing energy landscape and investing in the future.  The report highlights PPL’s ongoing initiatives designed to continue providing safe, reliable and affordable energy to its 10 million customers in the United States ... more...
Filed under: Risk & Operations
Posted By: Lena Hansen
On: June 17, 2016
It has been more than three years since Superstorm Sandy came ashore, creating massive storm flooding, gasoline shortages, and more than a week of power outages. Sandy’s devastation revealed critical gaps in New York’s utility infrastructure that inspired Governor Cuomo’s administration to launch New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) ... more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
Posted By: Mark Muro
On: June 15, 2016
With Devashree Saha, senior policy associate and associate fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program   One of the most exciting infrastructure developments within metropolitan America, the installation of over a million solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in recent years, represents nothing less than a breakthrough for urban sustainability — and the climate. Prices for solar ... more...
Filed under: Solar
Posted By: Rory Christian
On: June 13, 2016
Throughout the United States, utilities earn a profit through a tried and true regulatory model that has worked well for over 100 years. This model was built on the assumption that customers would use ever increasing amounts of electricity, and it worked for some time. But, as the need to save ... more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate
Posted By: Randy Wheeless
On: June 10, 2016
With 670 miles of wire and cable and 487,000 solar panels, Duke Energy’s 40-megawatt (MW) Elm City Solar Facility is the latest addition to the company’s renewable portfolio to power a clean energy future. Duke Energy, Wilson County and Elm City officials will kick off the completed project at an ... more...
Filed under: Solar

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