By Jon Chavez, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio - May 22--A scuttled rate plan by FirstEnergy Corp. that would have charged customers possibly $4 billion over the next eight years to subsidize the utility's economically noncompetitive coal and nuclear power plants has been revised to allow it to create what amounts to a rainy day fund. That fund, paid for in the next few years by customers, would be used to give customers billing credits ... more... Filed under: Business & Corporate
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser - May 22--Since the end of 2014, government and business leaders have been embroiled in a debate over the future of Hawaiian Electric Industries, the state's dominant power utility. more... Filed under: Business & Corporate
By Frank Munger, The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn. - May 23--OAK RIDGE -- The post-Cold War cleanup is proceeding at a furious pace at an Oak Ridge site once home to the nation's largest uranium-enrichment complex. more... Filed under: Nuclear
By Meghan Foley, The Keene Sentinel, N.H. - May 23--FITZWILLIAM -- A solar array approximately 60- to 80-times more powerful than any currently in the state may be coming to hundreds of acres in Fitzwilliam. more... Filed under: Solar
- Queensbury Town Board is exploring the feasibility of establishing a municipal electricity buying group that would establish a single power provider for all town residents, except those who specifically choose not to participate. more... Filed under: Business & Corporate
May 23, 2016 Atlanta, GA - ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, recently joined top energy experts as a sponsor at the American Gas Association (AGA) Financial Forum in Naples, FL. more... Filed under: Announcements
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According to a new EURELECTRIC report, Technological advancements, telecommunications and data analytics are revolutionising almost all economic sectors. Digitalisation is bringing changes to the way we live, produce, and consume. more... Filed under: Metering
When I talk to media relations representatives at utilities, I often hear how difficult their jobs have become. Newspapers have closed. Dailies have become twice-weeklies. The news hole is shrinking. more... Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
The nuclear energy industry voiced strong support today for a new Senate bill that would change some U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing processes and the agency's fee recovery structure to more... Filed under: Nuclear
A water and electricity authority in the State of Michigan, Lansing's Board of Water & Light, needed a week to recover from a ransomware attack that hit its enterprise systems. more... Filed under: Risk & Operations
We are getting closer to the July deadline for NERC CIP v6. While we’ve come a long way, we have much further to go before we reach ICS cybersecurity standards that ensure industry reliability goals. After the December 2015 Ukrainian attack in which 225,000 people lost power due to a malicious attack, we should all be asking have we done enough to prevent a similarly successful attack on our own operations? more...
In this session Vasan Krishnaswamy, Vice President, Energy Insight, OMNETRIC Group, will share some of the do's and don'ts he sees as utilities start to develop their analytics strategies and get started on project implementation. more...