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Utility gets public input for project

Apr 23 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Brandi Underwood The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va. - Construction on a $56 million transmission improvement project will begin in Fayette County come November, and representatives of Appalachian Power Company hosted a public workshop Tuesday at Midland Trail High School in order to gather community feedback before construction officially gets underway. more...
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PSE&G frustrated by resistance to 'Energy Strong'

Apr 23 - Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) - A few months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Atlantic Coast, New Jersey's largest utility proposed in February 2013 a 10-year, $3.9 billion construction program to "harden" electricity and gas systems against future storms. more...
Filed under: Grid Operations

PSNH president talks Northern Pass, alternative energy

Apr 23 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Kyle Jarvis The Keene Sentinel, N.H. - The Northern Pass project combined with investments in alternative energy sources are part of the solution to the Granite State's desperate need for increased power supply, the new president of Public Service of New Hampshire says. more...
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Electric transmission line celebration Thursday

Apr 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Gavin Aronsen Ames Tribune, Iowa - The Ames Electric Department has planned a celebration for the recent completion of a new transmission line the city says will help prevent major power outages and reduce power costs. more...
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Brigham City council OKs smart meters despite protests

Apr 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Tim Gurrister Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah - Despite citizens' threats to sue, the city council has voted to move ahead with installing "smart meters" on homes and businesses to bill power usage. more...
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Ameren building new substation in Shiloh

Apr 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Will Buss Belleville News-Democrat - A new power substation under construction in Shiloh is the latest example of Ameren Illinois' plans to upgrade the grid. 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...
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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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Samoa sets sights on largest solar array in the Pacific

By John Ryan - Construction of the largest solar power array in the Pacific is expected to commence soon after New Zealand foreign minister more...
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Solar Frontier and other green companies look to set up shop in New York State

By John Ryan - Solar Frontier is poising to join other solar companies in New York State following more...
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Global clean energy investment up 10% in first quarter

By John Ryan - A 42% increase in small-scale solar investment in the first quarter of 2014 has helped the global renewable energy sector grow rapidly, more...
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US adds 584 MW of solar in first quarter, reaches 8.67 GW in March

By John Ryan - The United States added 584 MW of installed large-scale solar capacity in the first quarter of 2014, according to a more...

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By Sophia Smith - With a well-tried log of quite a century, Power electrical device stay the foremost ordinarily used electrical device system these more...

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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

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