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New wires to improve Chambersburg's power grid

Aug 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Jim Hook Public Opinion, Chambersburg, Pa. - After seven years, the Chambersburg electric grid is better prepared to handle outages and for growth. More...

Regulators release draft environmental review of Badger Coulee

Aug 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Chris Hubbuch La Crosse Tribune, Wis. - State regulators have released the first draft of an environmental impact study of a proposed high-voltage transmission line between La Crosse and Dane counties. More...

MLGW still studying Downtown power outage that hit its headquarters hardest

Aug 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Tom Charlier The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn. - Of all the offices, businesses and residences left in the dark by Friday night's power outage in Downtown Memphis, none was hit harder than a certain five-story building at Second and Beale, where electrical service wasn't restored until 18 hours after all other customers had their lights back on. More...
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Major utility line could go through southcentral Pennsylvania

Aug 19 - Ed Mahon York Daily Record, Pa. - A major new electric transmission line could go through southcentral Pennsylvania to parts of Maryland, although the company behind the project says routes haven't yet been determined. More...

Electric crews make advances in Puna

Aug 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - The Honolulu Star-Advertiser - Hawaii Electric Light Co. crews continued their work Saturday to restore power to 2,700 customers who remained without service in the wake of Tropical Storm Iselle. More...

GE Survey Results: Millions of Americans Willing to Pay $10 More on Monthly Bill for Reliable Grid

ATLANTA, Aug 14, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE - GE's Digital Energy business (NYSE:GE) today released the results of its Grid Resiliency Survey, measuring the U.S. More...

Articles 

By David Rizzo
On: August 18, 2014
Knowing about transformer construction provides the first line of defense. Rapid access to plug-and-play replacements can save hundreds of thousands of dollars per day. more...
Opposition to new transmission lines is nothing new. Concerns about cost, sensitive habitat, safety, and aesthetics are a constant in the debate over all large infrastructure projects. However, significant new challenges are now facing the more...
By Carin van Vuuren
On: July 10, 2014
Consumers everywhere are using their mobile devices to make life easier, gain quick access to information, and manage their day-to-day activities. Smartphone adoption and usage is not limited to certain age groups, markets or demographics; more...
By Ronald Willoughby
On: June 2, 2014
In recent months, many of you have visited the 9's of reliability and are in the process of setting strategic goals on how many 9's will be needed in tomorrow's power system. The "9's" refer more...
By PJ Davis
On: May 20, 2014
From BYOD, to giving field workers immediate access to information, to the policies and technologies that make it all work; the changing state of mobile work force management is top of mind at utilities. more...

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State of the Energy Industry: A Mid-Year Review

Friday Aug 22, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, is pleased to join forces with Energy Central to present an interactive webinar on Friday, August 22, 2014, from 12:00-1:00 PM EDT. This free webcast will be based on ScottMadden's more...

Mobility Computing Solutions - Transitioning to a Tablet Environment

Tuesday Aug 26, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

While many field workers still utilize the clamshell form factor, the adoption of the tablet device within mobile workforces is a rising trend and is gaining considerable ground for a variety of reasons. Attracted to its lightweight form factor and more...

A State of the Utilities Industry Study - What Keeps You Awake at Night?

Thursday Sep 4, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Faced with everything from unpredictable weather to changing renewable energy portfolios to volatile fuel prices, utilities can only be certain about one thing: uncertainty. Energy Central's Sierra Energy Group surveyed 70 utilities professionals in IT, finance, trading and risk management more...

Valuing the Costs and Benefits of Solar

Tuesday Sep 9, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) continues to grow in the United States. While solar PV is predominately installed in California, the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Colorado, Arizona and Hawaii, how to value its contribution and costs is being discussed in legislative and regulatory more...

2014 Mobile Utility Week

Monday Sep 15, 2014 - Tuesday Sep 16, 2014 - Phoenix, AZ

This is a must-attend event for utilities professionals who are responsible for creating and implementing their organization's mobile strategy. Walk away with the knowledge and resources required to implement effective mobile solutions within the areas of customer engagement mobility and more...

ENERGY BLOGS

Wireless Power Transmission Market By Transmission Technology - Forecast to 2020

By Manoj Dhote - The Wireless power technology, in last few years has been involved in many applications like consumer electronics, automotive, healthcare, and more...

China FTZ – empty gestures or meaningful reforms?

By China Online - The China (Shanghai) Free Trade Pilot Zone (FTZ), approved by the State Council at the beginning of July 2013, was more...
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California's utility-scale solar generation hits new peak of 4.8 GW

By John Ryan - The California grid hit a new peak generation record for utility-scale solar PV and CSP of 4.813 GW at 12:03 more...
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US: 100% of new generating capacity in July renewable

By John Ryan - While in 2014 natural gas continues to be the largest source for new generation capacity added to U.S. grids, solar, more...
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Israel to launch net metering pilot program for government buildings

By John Ryan - Israel's Ministry of Public Security announced on Sunday that it would soon tender the construction of 13 net metering solar more...


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