Fitch: Will Coal Cash In on Distressed Bond Prices?

Mar 03 - Business Wire - Some coal producers are reluctant to sacrifice liquidity to tender for distressed securities, Fitch Ratings says, even as several entities face eventual restructuring should a market recovery remain elusive. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

Solar jobs in Pennsylvania lag behind national figures

Mar 03 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) - Supporters of solar energy have plenty to cheer about following a recent report on employment in the U.S. more...
Filed under: Solar

PNC to cut back financing of mountaintop removal

Mar 03 - Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) - PNC Bank will substantially cut its financing of coal companies that practice mountaintop-removal mining, according to a new policy included in a bank report released Monday. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

ComEd Is the First Utility to Receive FAA Approval for Operational Use of UASs

CHICAGO (The Associated Press) - Mar 3 - ComEd announced that it has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to use innovative, unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), or aerial robotics, to inspect its lines. more...
Filed under: Grid Operations

Proposal would allow neighbors to share cost, credit for solar projects

Mar 03 - Chicago Tribune (IL) - In hopes of bringing solar energy to the masses, the Citizens Utility Board and Environmental Defense Fund on Tuesday announced a proposal to allow Illinois neighborhoods to invest in solar projects together and share in the compensation credits that result from the energy savings. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Fitch Rates Tucson Electric Power Co.'s Senior Unsecured Notes 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable

Feb 24 - Business Wire - Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'BBB+' rating to Tucson Electric Power Co.'s (TEP) issuance of senior unsecured notes. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate
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Posted By: S. Jasjeet Singh , Debapriya Chatterjee
On: March 3, 2015
Utilities have taken various initiatives with regards to achieving smart grid and deployed millions of smart meters for its residential customers & businesses. These smart devices are capable of recording, more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: Anuja Nakkana
On: March 2, 2015
The core service of a utility focuses primarily on delivering reliable and cost effective power, exceeding the expectations of customers, and external and internal stakeholders. more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
Posted By: Dennis Wamsted
On: February 27, 2015
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the newly installed Senate majority leader, is fond of lambasting the Obama administration for its 'war on coal' and its impact on his Kentucky constituents. more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted By: Kevin Clark
On: February 26, 2015
In many shale plays, the composition of the "flowback" from fracking sites are a complex combination of water, extraction chemicals, soluble and insoluble gases, oil, as well as proppants (small more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted By: Katrina McMurrian
On: February 25, 2015
The grid. It might not sound that exciting, but look beneath the surface and you'll find a dynamic system that is essential to our everyday lives and constantly developing and more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency

Leveraging Mesh Connected Grid Routers for Distribution Automation Optimization

Wednesday Mar 4, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

While the use of unlicensed mesh-radio technologies in the ISM band has become an increasingly more common way to establish a communications infrastructure to support Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) there are a number of aspects of these networks that warrant additional considerations and design requirements when they are used in Distribution Automation (DA) applications. As more and more IP-connected devices enter the energy industry, the focus will become centered on managing an Internet of Things (IoT) throughout the utility enterprise. more...

Segment-specific approaches to commercial energy efficiency: A better way to create happy customers and meet goals

Tuesday Mar 10, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Creating happy customers is challenging at any time, and programmatic approaches are often technology - rather than customer - centered. Designing customer-centric programs for specific segments can create enduring relationships that deliver substantial on-going savings over time, spanning a broad range of technologies and end-uses. more...

Uncovering Transmission Opportunities Created by the Clean Power Plan

Tuesday Mar 17, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

How can utilities, merchant transmission companies, and investors position themselves for substantial opportunities in the transmission area? In this webinar, ICF International experts leverage their unique insights into the Clean Power Plan to help utilities, merchants, and investors prepare and plan for the implications of the proposed rule on the reliability of the electric system. more...

Moving Ahead of Siloes: Integrated Solution for Governance, Risk and Compliance Functions

Wednesday Mar 18, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

The Electric Utility sector is seeing an influx of challenges due to increased risks, growing regulatory obligations, compliance mandates, cyber security threats etc. As these challenges are predicted to only rise in the coming years, companies have to prepare themselves to transform their business models to gain a competitive advantage. The transformation would also mean embracing new technologies in addition to ensuring total compliance with cross-industry mandates. An integrated GRC solution can help organizations drive higher business benefits, identify & mitigate emerging risks, and contribute to effective governance. more...

Best Practices for Demand Management Program Design

Thursday Mar 26, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Executing a successful demand response, energy efficiency, or customer engagement program can be a complex endeavor. You need to make sure your program includes the right incentives to get the right number of participants and the right amount of load. more...

Energy Central's Utility Analytics Summit

Tuesday Mar 3, 2015 - Thursday Mar 5, 2015 - Phoenix, AZ

As analytics progress in the utility industry, so do the needs for greater return on investment while gaining maximum strategic advantage and value. The Utility Analytics Summit will help you ignite your program while helping you solve the most challenging analytic hurdles. If you're new to analytics, kicking off a new initiative, or exploring new ways to position analytics throughout your entire utility, there's no better place to get your bearings than The Utility Analytics Summit. You'll see what other utilities are doing, witness insightful presentations, participate in discussions with experts and network with your colleagues! more...

Comverge Utility Conference 2015

Wednesday Apr 8, 2015 - Friday Apr 10, 2015 - St. Petersburg, Florida

Join your peers in the demand management industry for the Comverge Utility Conference (CUC) April 8-10 at the historic Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. Investor-owned utilities, public power utilities, electric cooperative utilities, regulators, vendors, and consultants in attendance will hear from noted industry experts on hot topics in demand response, energy efficiency, and customer engagement. more...

International SAP Conference for Utilities

Monday Apr 13, 2015 - Wednesday Apr 15, 2015 - Berlin Germany

The Digital Utility – Transform, Simplify, and Execute. more...

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Apple Continues its 'Eco' Streak with Solar Farm

By Sarah Battaglia - When asked which tech company has recently stolen the spotlight from its competitors, I immediately thought,Apple. Duh.   I have yet more...
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Today's Energy Market Analysis - 03-03-2015

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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Lib Dems plan to insulate 10 million homes by 2025

By Kevin Burke - Up to 10 million homes will be insulated by 2025 should the Liberal Democrats' Green Homes Bill come into force more...

Switchgear Market worth $136.71 Billion by 2019

By sachin salunkhe - The report "Switchgear Market by Type (High, Medium, and Low Voltage) and by Application (Industries, Utilities, Transportation and Power Generation) more...

Global Metal and Ceramic Injection Molding Market is Expected to Reach USD 3.57 Billion in 2020

By john 123 - Transparency Market Research has published a new report, According to the report, the global metal and ceramic injection molding market more...

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