Mar 11 - Tux Turkel Portland Press Herald, Maine - Central Maine Power Co. wants customers that generate some of their own electricity from renewable sources to pay higher monthly service charges, but the idea is being challenged as an attack on Maine's renewable-energy industry. more... Filed under: Solar
Mar 11 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Bruce Henderson The Charlotte Observer - Records from the N.C. Utilities Commission have been subpoenaed as part of a federal grand jury investigation prompted by the Duke Energy ash spill on the Dan River. more... Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
LAS VEGAS, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire - NV Energy is seeking information from renewable energy developers to assist the company's effort in identifying potential new solar sites available for company-owned assets in association with Senate Bill 123. more... Filed under: Solar
CALIFORNIA, Mar 11, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE - Today NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), announced that it has partnerships and agreements in place to have more than 200 fast-charging Freedom Station(R) charging sites built throughout California. more... Filed under: Electric Vehicles
Mar 11 - Voice of America News - On a visit to India, the U.S. energy secretary has said that India needs to resolve a contentious civil nuclear liability law which is hampering investment in the country's fast-growing nuclear energy sector. more... Filed under: International
NEW YORK, Mar 11, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE - Fitch Ratings has published a sector-specific special report describing the credit factors the agency uses to analyze U.S. more... Filed under: Business & Corporate
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I recently reviewed the latest CO2 data published by the U.S. EIA. China was the leading producer of CO2 emissions at 8,715 million tonnes in 2011, up 9.0% over the more... Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
There has been a lot of discussion about the electric vehicle revolution and what its impacts will be. Are EV's gaining traction or getting stuck in the mud? Will they more... Filed under: Electric Vehicles
Testing an Outage Management System (OMS) is a critical part of a successful implementation. Outage Management is a mission critical system where its greatest value comes when it is under more... Filed under: Grid Operations
It is important to refute the bad rap that coal is getting. Coal gets a bad name because people say the carbon dioxide released to the atmosphere during the combustion more... Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
NERC CIP v5 brings a tenfold increase on the number of critical assets utilities now need to classify within scope - including such assets as control centers, substations, and generation facilities. With time, resources, and a "roadmap" in short supply, this complementary one-hour webinar will offer real-world NERC CIP insights from executives at ComEd, Deloitte and BRIDGE Energy Group to help you move forward. more...
In California, energy efficiency is the name of the game. And Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is leading the way by using analytics to reduce energy consumption and better serve their consumers. PG&E is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the US, delivering energy to 15 million people across 70,000 square miles in Northern and Central California. Join us as Michael Glass, Director, Demand Side Systems at PG&E, discusses trends in data and analytics in the utility industry, and how big data and accompanying applications enable utilities to provide new information and insights to customers, employees and third parties. During this webinar, you’ll learn about: • Impacts to PG&E’s customer programs • Short and more...
Management of the electric grid in North American has had some pretty impressive intelligence and automation progress dating back 40+ years to the early era EMS and SCADA systems to advances in communication technologies to advances in intelligent devices deployed across the grid. Today, with the build-out of the Smart Grid complete in any regions we see new opportunities for massive improvements in how the grid itself, as well as the assets managing the grid, is managed, yielding improvements in system and asset reliability and financial performance. This webcast will feature insights into this revolution from three perspectives: Utility Analytics Institute research results, observations from a leading services provider/integrator, and on-the-ground experiences from a utility distribution operations leader. more...
Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
- Friday Mar 28, 2014 -
Kahului, Hawaii - USA
The “Electric Utilities: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be” will be held March 26-28, 2014, at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The conference will welcome nationally recognized energy policy leaders and businesses to talk openly and frankly about the country’s rapidly changing energy landscape and its implications for power utilities, policymakers and consumers. As Hawaii continues to move aggressively toward clean energy goals, this dialogue will contribute to creating a new template for how utilities best serve our residents. The conference registration fee is $395. To learn more, go to www.hightechmaui.com/energyconference. more...
The Utility Analytics Summit (www.utilityanalyticssummit.com) is where utility analytics leaders go to learn from, and share with, their executive and management peers on how analytics is supporting or even driving their major corporate goals and strategic imperatives across the grid and customer utility enterprise. more...
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...