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BPA ready to begin work on power line

Apr 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Eric Barker Lewiston Tribune, Idaho - Construction crews will soon break ground on a $120 million transmission line between substations at Central Ferry and Lower Monumental Dam in southeastern Washington to accommodate power generated at the Tucannon Wind Farm. more...
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Airport Board frustrated over moving of power lines

Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Dianne Frances D. Powell The Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Ind. - Terre Haute International Airport officials are working on a power line project that could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, but they seem to have their lines tangled with a utility company. more...
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Georgia, Armenia to be linked by high-voltage power line

Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Nana Kirtzkhalia Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan - Georgia and Armenia will be linked by a 500-kilovolt power transmission line. more...
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Mon Power and Potomac Edison Announce New Tree Trimming Program

FAIRMONT, W.Va., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire - FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) subsidiaries Mon Power and Potomac Edison have received authorization for a new tree trimming program to help lessen the frequency and duration of power outages associated with storms in their West Virginia service areas. more...
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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...
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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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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 more...
Filed under: Metering
By pradeep pathak
On: April 2, 2014
Communication Systems are used in automation to pass data between device level (sensors, actuators, transducers etc.) and control level (PLC's, RTU's, IED's etc.), between different more...
Filed under: Communications & Security
By Marc Tannenbaum
On: April 1, 2014
In spite of all the potential value ascribed to Smart Meters, retail electric providers have yet to overcome the inertia that has prevented them from more...
Filed under: Metering
By Dr. Nokhum Markushevich
On: March 27, 2014
The notion about the near-real-time information exchange between the Energy Management Systems of advanced microgrids and Distribution Management System of the area Electric Power System more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
By Dr. Nokhum Markushevich
On: March 20, 2014
The Distribution Management Systems (DMS) of Electric Power Systems (EPS) with a high penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) will require near-real-time two-way information exchanges 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...

The Importance of Advanced Lead Acid Batteries in Renewable Power Generation

By Deja Kirkwood - When renewable energy sources are used to produce electrical power, the output cannot be guaranteed. It can be estimated with more...
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IBC Solar lands in Japan, expands activities in India

By John Ryan - Germany’s IBC Solar is expanding its footprint in Asia with new projects in Japan and India. p style="border-top: 0px; border-right: more...
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Google buys solar-powered drone company

By John Ryan - Google on Monday announced the acquisition of Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum in a move that sees the technology 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...

Filed under: Grid Operations

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 more...

Filed under: Grid Operations

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 more...

Filed under: Communications & Security

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 more...

Filed under: Metering

AGA/EEI Customer Service Conference & Exposition

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


Filed under: Metering

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