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Power cable project charges forward, with few complaints

Aug 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Dustin Luca The Salem News, Beverly, Mass. - Months of work replacing underground utility cables downtown is charging forward and on schedule, but a break in some of the work looms as the city plunges into its busiest period of the year. More...

Delmarva Power to upgrade poles and power lines in Centreville, Maryland

Aug 22, 2015 -- MarketLine - Delmarva Power, an electric utility company, has announced that it will replace several poles and upgrade associated infrastructure on power lines on Brown Street and Kidwell and Little Kidwell avenues in Centreville, Maryland. More...

SAIC Opens New Office in Downtown Chicago to Support Transmission and Distribution Market

SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation) - Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) [NYSE: SAI] announced today the opening of its Chicago, Ill. more...
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Are Utilities Wasting Money on Marketing?

E Source Companies, LLC - A new three-part E Source report reveals strategies for calculating the return on marketing investment (ROMI) for utilities, along with case studies of existing measurement solutions and future opportunities based on smart grid data. more...

ABB wins PV SCADA solution project in Arizona

ABB Inc. - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced that it has won a contract from Fluor Corporation for the 125-megawatt photovoltaic (PV) Arlington Valley Solar Project (AVSE II). more...

OSI Receives Contract from Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska for a Generation Management System

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) - Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been awarded a new contract by the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN), for a new SCADA and Generation Management System (GMS) based on OSI’s monarch™ (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) platform. more...

Articles 

By Steve Ehrlich
On: August 12, 2015
In the wake of the massive 2003 power outage throughout the northeast United States and eastern Canada, research by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that power outages cost the United States $80 billion per more...
By Rod Lenfest
On: August 6, 2015
Policymakers across the country are wrestling with the economic impact of aging energy infrastructure. America's energy grid lags behind other developed nations, and according to the U.S. Department of Energy, "power quality issues are estimated more...
By Charles Y. Chen, PhD
On: July 24, 2015
I am addicted to C-SPAN. Especially now, when the 2016 presidential election season is well underway. more...
By Anthony F. (Tony) Sleva, PE
On: July 10, 2015
In the continental United States, major, statewide, blackouts occur every 5 years or so. Most recently, Southwest in September 2011, Florida in February 2008, and Northeast in August 2003. more...
By Alana Lemarchand
On: June 15, 2015
Rapid change is occurring in the electricity industry, due in part to robustly expanding distributed PV (DPV), emerging grid parity, and surging maturation of many other distributed energy resources (DER) technologies, especially automated, aggregated load more...

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