PG&E Utilizes Advanced Design, Construction And Technology To Strengthen Its Readiness For Catastrophic Earthquakes

SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire - Serving an active earthquake region, advanced preparation for natural disasters is a top priority for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to help ensure safe and reliable operations. more...
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Calpine Agrees to Sell Six Southeast Power Plants for $1.57 Billion

HOUSTON, Apr 18, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE - Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) today announced that it has agreed to sell six power plants in its Southeast region to LS Power for $1.57 billion in cash, subject to working capital and other adjustments. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

Power assets not for sale, LCRA executive says

Apr 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Laylan Copelin Austin American-Statesman - The Lower Colorado River Authority has no plans to sell off any of its electricity assets, LCRA's new general manager Phil Wilson said on Friday. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

Solar panel initiative does well

Apr 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Michelle Firestone The Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn. - Columbia town officials have touted the results of the Solarize Connecticut program, through which they teamed up with Lebanon. more...
Filed under: Solar

ABB standardizes circuit breaker retrofit

Chicago, IEEE PES, April 18, 2014 (News Release) - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced it has launched OneFit, a unique, standardized new circuit breaker retrofit solution. more...
Filed under: Announcements

Pilgrim nuclear plant to stage attack drill

Apr 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Christine Legere Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass. - Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station personnel and area public safety agencies will be tested at the end of this month to determine how well-prepared they would be for a terrorist attack on the Plymouth reactor. more...
Filed under: Nuclear
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Posted By: Dan Sosland , Jamie Howland
On: April 21, 2014
The Gordian knot of carbon footprints, global warming, energy costs, and home/transportation inefficiencies is enough to exhaust the most resilient optimist. But.help is on the way. The path forward-to lower more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted By: Jim Bell
On: April 18, 2014
Here we go again, justifying doing something bad to do something supposedly good. I'm referring to the plans to scrape off hundreds of square miles of desert and other habitat more...
Filed under: Solar
Posted By: Howard Ng
On: April 17, 2014
Several years ago, many utilities went down the path of attempting to use advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) for demand response (DR). As more pursued this option and implemented pilots that more...
Filed under: Metering
Posted By: Sarah Battaglia
On: April 16, 2014
Being involved in the energy industry, we've received loads of questions regarding natural gas. It's a hot commodity right now so we understand that our readers want answers. Below you more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted By: Matthew Cohen
On: April 15, 2014
Matthew Cohen, Energy Management Practice Leader with Direct Recruiters, Inc. had the opportunity to interview Roderick Morris, SVP, Marketing and Operations at Opower, provider of cloud-based software to the Utility more...
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Boosting Reliability & Efficiencies for Resiliency - How Munis, Coops, IOUs See Big Gains from Distribution Automation

Tuesday Apr 22, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Listen to how the City of Orangeburg (Munil), Wake Electric (Coop) and Con Edison (IOU) are using increased intelligence in their distribution networks to achieve reliability. Moderating this important discussion is Martin Rosenberg, Editor-in-Chief, EnergyBiz Magazine. more...

Best Practices in Recruiting Participants for Energy Management Programs

Wednesday Apr 23, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

The key to success for energy management programs, whether demand response or energy efficiency, is getting customers enrolled. This free webcast will feature Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) discussing the marketing tactics and tools that have contributed to the success of its residential demand response program. more...

A New Approach to Substation Security and NERC compliance

Tuesday Apr 29, 2014 - 1:00 PM Eastern - Fremont

High profile intrusions and physical attacks against substations have spurred a lot of discussion about physical security resulting in a FERC directive, for NERC to propose new physical security standards from NERC. A holistic approach to security has been proven to be more effective and addresses compliance requirements In the Utilities Industry at the same time. It is now essential to monitor and report roles-based physical access to various facilities, control rooms, substations and critical assets. Utilities of all size need to know who has access to specific facilities, critical assets and cyber critical assets and how much area access they should have within those facilities. more...

Asset Intelligence - Using analytics to increase reliability and manage total cost of asset ownership

Tuesday Apr 29, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

The growing use of asset monitoring and management technologies is creating a new paradigm in asset management. This new model expands the use of existing data to arrive at a significantly deeper and more precise assessment of the utility operation's asset fleet. Yet compelling questions remain for the asset manager. more...

Maximizing Workforce Management to Improve Customer Experience and Increase Operational Efficiency

Wednesday Apr 30, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

The webinar will focus on: How to apply the key tenets of Workforce Management to existing or new practices; Application of effectiveness measures for each process of Workforce Management; and Lessons learned during a Workforce Management practice optimization project (processes and technology). more...

AGA/EEI Customer Service Conference & Exposition

Monday Apr 21, 2014 - Thursday Apr 24, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - USA

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Lean Green Transportation Machines: Adopting Strategies For The Future

By Annie K - The challenge of implementing greener transportation systems—ones that don’t rely on fossil fuels—includes the adoption of new technology, modifying infrastructure more...
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New Magnetic Materials For Extracting Energy From Tides

By Danny Burns - The main objective of the MAGNETIDE project is to create a new sort of generator that changes the mechanical energy more...
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No US solar shortage this year, says IHS

By John Ryan - Higher solar costs resulting from a long-running global PV battle between the U.S. and China over antidumping and subsidy charges more...
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China figures not a surprise, says IHS analyst

By John Ryan - Stefan de Haan, associate director for the solar supply chain at IHS, was speaking more...
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Today's Energy Market Analysis - 17-04-2014

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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