Minnesota Power Files for State and Federal Permits to Build Great Northern Transmission Line for Hydropower Delivery from Canada to Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn., Apr 16, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE - Minnesota Power, an ALLETE Company (NYSE:ALE), this week applied to state and federal regulators for permits to build the 500-kilovolt Great Northern Transmission Line from the Minnesota-Manitoba border to an electric substation on the Mesabi Iron Range. more...
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Support from Canadian and British Columbian Governments Helps Vancouver Startup to Close Its Industry's Biggest Deal

Vancouver, BC - April 17, 2014 (News Release) - Pulse Energy, the global leader in energy intelligence for utilities' commercial customers, announced today a multi-million dollar, three year contract with British Gas. more...
Filed under: Announcements

NV Energy Files for Approval to Participate in the California ISO Energy Imbalance Market

FOLSOM, Calif. & LAS VEGAS, Apr 16, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE - NV Energy filed a request today with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) seeking approval to participate in the California Independent System Operator Corporation's (ISO) energy imbalance market (EIM). more...
Filed under: Grid Operations

ComEd asks state for rate hike to help fund smart grid

Apr 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Julie Wernau Chicago Tribune - Commonwealth Edison Co. is asking regulators to add $3 to the average electricity bill next year to help it fund its massive overhaul of the electricity grid. more...
Filed under: Grid Operations

Xcel Energy Named No. 1 Wind Provider for 10th Consecutive Year

MINNEAPOLIS, Apr 16, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE - For the tenth consecutive year, Xcel Energy has been named the country's top wind energy provider, according to a newly released report from the American Wind Energy Association, the national trade association for wind energy. more...
Filed under: Wind

Clean Line president defends transmission project

Apr 16 - Ray Scherer St. Joseph News-Press, Mo. - The president of Clean Line Energy Partners said Tuesday a proposed electric transmission project will boost the area's power grid and economic development. more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
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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...
Filed under: Human Resourcess
Posted By: Joao Gomes
On: April 14, 2014
Today 70% of the Brazilian Electric Power comes from Hydroelectric Plants - Renewable Energy - this relation was worse in the past. I do not know if today we can more...
Filed under: International
Posted By: Justine Sears , Karen Glitman
On: April 11, 2014
The electrification of transportation is posing a challenge and opportunity for utilities across the country, with significant implications for planning, load forecasting, and demand response. As the number of plug-in more...
Filed under: Electric Vehicles

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


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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Solar power in Canada: Success, Failure and The Road Ahead

By Annie K - The demand for solar power has been increasing day by day throughout world limits. Every country is focused on obtaining more...
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Today's Energy Market Analysis - 16-04-2014

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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The Real Cost Associated With Neodymium Wind Turbines

By Danny Burns - According to a research organized by a group of UK scientists, it is predicated that 15% of the country’s energy more...
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Ultrasonic Sensor

By carot wu - Pepperl+Fuchs has introduced its Series IO Ultrasonic Sensors. These IO-Link compatible sensors are versatile, featuring simple pushbutton programming that provides more...
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The Philosophy and mathematics of number

By Alexander Khripkov - Use of numerical values by traditional mathematics increases a gap between concepts of number and philosophy of a numerical symbol. more...

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