GE and EDF Celebrate Production of First 9HA Unit, the World’s Largest and Most Efficient Gas Turbine Technology

BELFORT, France (The Associated Press) - May 28 - After years of research and development supported by a billion dollar investment plan, GE (NYSE: GE) is celebrating today that the first 9HA, the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbine technology, has been manufactured at the company’s Belfort Gas Turbine Center of Excellence in France. more...
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PNM granted more San Juan time

May 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Kevin Robinson-Avila Albuquerque Journal, N.M. - State regulators voted 4-1 on Wednesday to give Public Service Company of New Mexico more time to finalize an ownership restructuring agreement and coal supply contract before deciding on the utility's plan to shut down half of the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

NRC authorizes staff to issue Unit 2 license at Watts Bar

May 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Dave Flessner Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn. - For the first time in nearly two decades, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has voted to issue an operating license for a new nuclear power plant, pending staff approval of final startup tests. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

APS Completes One of the Largest Transmission Construction Projects in the West

PHOENIX (The Associated Press) - May 28 - Arizona Public Service recently completed work on one of the largest transmission construction projects in the west – a 500-kilovolt (kV) power line that connects Phoenix to Yuma. more...
Filed under: Grid Operations

Connecticut House approves ban on variable-rate electricity contracts

May 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Luther Turmelle New Haven Register, Conn. - The Connecticut House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve passage of a bill that would ban variable-rate electric contracts for residential power customers. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

TVA stays mum on land cost for expanded landfill

May 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Bob Fowler The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn. - While TVA purchased the needed land more than three years ago, it's just now seeking the public's input on its plan to expand its dry ash landfill at adjoining Bull Run Fossil Plant onto that property. more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
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Posted By: David Bonk
On: May 29, 2015
The utility industry is facing more challenges to its traditional business model since the heyday of deregulation in the late 90's. Those of us in the industry at that time more...
Posted By: Stuart McCafferty, PMP
On: May 28, 2015
Every IT professional knows that USB storage devices such as flash drives are notorious for carrying malware and exploiting USB autorun features to expose viruses to corporate enterprises. In fact, more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
Posted By: Harry Valentine
On: May 27, 2015
The recent thaw in American - Cuban relations opens possibilities for co-operation in such areas as energy, initiatives that may spread to include several other Caribbean nations. more...
Filed under: International
Posted By: Stephen Heins
On: May 26, 2015
On April 8th, 2015, the Wall Street Journal headline read "Bloomberg Criticizes New York Fracking Ban." more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted By: Jerry Jackson
On: May 22, 2015
Deloitte's reSources 2014 Survey found a growing number of firms recognizing energy management as essential in corporate growth strategies. This is not a surprising considering that US businesses, institutions and more...
Filed under: Risk & Operations

Managing Complexity in the Integration of Demand Response and Energy Efficiency

Wednesday Jun 3, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Integrating demand response (DR) and energy efficiency (EE) programs delivers significant benefits to both utilities and their customers. However, this approach also brings new considerations that must be managed effectively. more...

Using Criticality and Value to Reach Optimal Decisions in a Constrained World

Friday Jun 5, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Asset intensive organizations need rational criteria to decide which assets or asset systems are most critical and should therefore be looked after first and foremost. Similarly, making the best decisions across your entire organization on how to spend your scarce resources to deliver the highest value is an elusive goal for most organizations. more...

Diving deeper into the details of nuclear power security

Wednesday Jun 17, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Every utility doing business in our increasingly digital and interconnected world is faced with security issues, and intrusions are predicted to rise over the next few years--whether from rogue nations or homegrown threats, whether actual physical attacks on infrastructure or cyber attacks on control systems. While a sensitive subject, security issues, concerns and plans of counterattack must be shared within the power industry in order to gain a foothold, in order to start building an active line of industry defense. more...

Utility of the Future Leadership Forum

Monday Jun 1, 2015 - Wednesday Jun 3, 2015 - Washington D.C., District of Columbia - United States


Africa Energy Forum (AEF)

Monday Jun 8, 2015 - Thursday Jun 11, 2015 - Dubai UAE

The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the only international Forum focussed on power generation for Africa with attendance restricted to stakeholders (investors, consultants, developers, ministries, utilities, regulators etc.) from the power sector. AEF comes to the UAE for the first time to capture the massive potential of Middle Eastern investment, and to learn from a region that has successfully built its gas based economy into a booming global empire. more...

The Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium

Thursday Jun 11, 2015 - Chicago, Illinois - United States

The Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium is the longest running, most influential gathering of utility industry professionals that meet annually to discuss best practices in smart grid customer education. Whether you are a utility looking to roll out advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) or are considering dynamic pricing or time-of-use programs, this event is for you. Both marketing and technology professionals will gain from the experience of listening to industry best practices and candid stories around smart grid deployment. more...

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Worldwide Stationary Fuel Cells: Market Shares, Strategies and Forecasts 2014 to 2020

By David Mark - Report Overview:   Stationary Fuel Cells are on the cusp of becoming commercially viable, creating companies that are profitable and more...
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Sodium gluconate producers in China see sharp increase in exports in 2014

By Kinki Lin - The total domestic capacity of China's SG continued its rapid expansion in the past three years, following the entrance of more...
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Not quite $1.1 billion

By Jim Brumm - Duke Energy's Western Carolinas Modernization Project is a big deal. But the proposal's cost will fall short of the $1.1-billion more...
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Is Brazil in your business development radar?

By Rafael Herzberg - Watch this 5 min Video [External Link] more...
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2020 Forecast:Global Wind-solar Complementary Electric Generator Market

By Carol Wilson - The Global Wind-solar complementary electric generator Industry Report 2015 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of more...

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