Emmons County targeted for possible mega-power plant

Aug 29 - Lauren Donovan The Bismarck Tribune, N.D. - In what would be major economic and energy development for the central region, Basin Electric Power Cooperative says it is scouting for land in Emmons County to locate a mega-scale power plant fueled by natural gas. more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass

Duke Energy Indiana proposes plan to modernize its statewide electric grid

PLAINFIELD, Ind., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire - Duke Energy Indiana is filing a plan today with Indiana state utility regulators to modernize its aging electric grid that delivers power to more than 800,000 Hoosier homes, businesses and industries. more...
Filed under: Grid Operations

Calpine to sell power plant to Duke amid debate in Florida

Aug 30 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Ryan Holeywell Houston Chronicle - Calpine Corp. has agreed to sell a Florida power plant to Duke Energy, but the companies have not yet completed the terms of the deal, a Calpine spokesman said. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

Sunrise Coal Closes Acquisition of Vectren Fuels

DENVER, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire - Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ:HNRG) announced this afternoon that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sunrise Coal LLC, closed the acquisition of Vectren Fuels. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

UMaine's wind turbine lab tests largest blade yet

Aug 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Nick McCrea Bangor Daily News, Maine - The UMaine Composites Center has taken in a very, very big test subject. more...
Filed under: Wind

Consumers Energy Speeds Up Meter Technology Upgrade Across Michigan

JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire - Consumers Energy is accelerating its plan to provide updated electric meters to homes and businesses across Michigan. more...
Filed under: Metering
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Posted By: Matt Smith
On: September 2, 2014
Demand Response (DR) has become a strategic program for many utilities in recent years for several reasons, including cost-effective peak load management and the opportunity to build stronger customer relationships more...
Filed under: Demand Response
Posted By: Sarah Battaglia
On: September 1, 2014
Start practicing your best Hamilton Porter impressions because within a few decades, you'll be shouting, "I'm bakin' like a toasted cheeser! It's so hot here!" more...
Filed under: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management
Posted By: Ron Patch
On: August 29, 2014
Even to people with no HVAC knowledge, it is obvious that the large air conditioning units in stores, factories and other large single zone HVAC applications consume massive amounts of more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted By: Harry Valentine
On: August 28, 2014
Several years ago, a summer drought caused water levels to drop to near critical levels in the James Bay hydroelectric power dams of Hydro Quebec, a utility that exports a more...
Filed under: Hydro
Posted By: Gerald Conn
On: August 27, 2014
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has estimated that 60 percent of today's workforce is overweight and out of shape. Furthermore, a recent study published in the American more...
Filed under: Human Resourcess

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

Thursday Sep 4, 2014 - 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's Sierra Energy Group surveyed 70 utilities professionals in IT, finance, trading and risk management roles to better understand what keeps them awake at night. more...

Valuing the Costs and Benefits of Solar

Tuesday Sep 9, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) continues to grow in the United States. While solar PV is predominately installed in California, the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Colorado, Arizona and Hawaii, how to value its contribution and costs is being discussed in legislative and regulatory forums across the country. more...

Revenue Assurance; a boring topic unless it's your revenue

Wednesday Sep 17, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Did you get a paycheck recently? Did you look over your paycheck to make sure you got paid for the work you provided? Would you be concerned if your paycheck was 10, 15, or 20% less than you expected? That's the situation the Bermuda Electric Light Company (BELCO) faced following the global economic slowdown of 2008-2012. more...

Data-to-Value Realized: AMI/OMS Integration

Thursday Sep 18, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

The explosion of data in utilities has at times seemed to have created more problems that it has solved. One refrain from utility executives is often around the quest for more value creation from their investments in smart grid, smart meters and analytics. One area that shows great promise is in the new outage management paradigm enabled by the availability of AMI data that is emerging. more...

Utility Analytics, Challenges & Solutions Webcast Series - Session One

Monday Sep 22, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

The utility analytics marketplace is evolving so fast that it is hard to keep up with new technologies and processes that are transforming how utilities accomplish their mission. This webcast series provides attendees with an opportunity to see and hear from the leading providers of analytics solutions and services. more...

2014 Mobile Utility Week

Monday Sep 15, 2014 - Tuesday Sep 16, 2014 - Phoenix, AZ

This is a must-attend event for utilities professionals who are responsible for creating and implementing their organization's mobile strategy. Walk away with the knowledge and resources required to implement effective mobile solutions within the areas of customer engagement mobility and field service mobility. more...

CounterIntel Conference and Training - Park City, Utah

Tuesday Sep 16, 2014 - Thursday Sep 18, 2014 - Park City, UT - USA

Critical Intelligence will host our first CounterIntel Conference and Training in Park City, Utah, September 16-18, 2014. Join industry peers, industrial control system owners/operators and intelligence experts to discuss situational awareness and intelligence. Learn how leading organizations are incorporating intelligence into their risk management programs to protect critical infrastructure. more...

26th Annual Independent Energy Human Resources Association (IEHRA) Conference

Wednesday Sep 24, 2014 - Friday Sep 26, 2014 - San Diego, California - United States


8th Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange

Wednesday Sep 24, 2014 - Friday Sep 26, 2014 - Aspen, Colorado - USA

Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange (formerly Colorado Utility Efficiency Exchange) facilitates a networking and professional development conference for staff representatives of energy and water utilities serving Colorado and neighboring states who are responsible for developing and implementing customer programs related to energy/water efficiency, renewable energy, demand response and key account customer management. This event attracts about 100 utility and government staff as well as trade allies that provide products and services to support utility programs. The agenda focuses on best practices from regional utilities. This conference is not about how to influence policies or motivate utilities to take action, but rather how utilities that already recognize the need and value are developing and implementing customer programs. more...

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Today's Energy Market Analysis - 02-09-2014

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...
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10 Ways To Green Up Your Labor Day

By Wayne M. Kovach - Summer is coming to an end. Vacations have been enjoyed; visits with friends and family were memorable (or at least more...

Thermic Fluids Market Outlook and Forecast to 2020: Grand View Research, Inc.

By Vasudev Maskare - The global market for thermic fluids is expected to reach USD 3.45 billion by 2020, according to a new study more...

Bitumen Market Analysis, Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2014 To 2020 By Grand View Research, Inc

By Vasudev Maskare - The global market for bitumen is expected to reach USD 95.77 billion by 2020, according to a new study by more...

Emerging technologies for the digital utility

By Thorsten Heller - "Software is eating the word.". Mark Andreesen - cofounder of Netscape - once said that. As digital disruption hits all more...

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