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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...

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...

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...

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...

ComEd asks state for rate hike to help fund smart grid

Apr 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Julie Wernau Chicago Tribune - Commonwealth Edison Co. is asking regulators to add $3 to the average electricity bill next year to help it fund its massive overhaul of the electricity grid. More...

Articles 

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 and some examples supporting this notion were introduced in 'What more...
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 with advanced microgrids connected to the distribution system to adequately more...
By Chris Evanich
On: March 19, 2014
A typical distribution circuit is most susceptible to outages from weather, lightning and automobile accidents which are measured by Customer Minutes Interrupted (CMI) and relate to the System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI). Adding Faulted more...
By Ross Shaich
On: March 6, 2014
Testing an Outage Management System (OMS) is a critical part of a successful implementation. Outage Management is a mission critical system where its greatest value comes when it is under great stress of a major more...
By Kristopher Settle
On: January 10, 2014
It's tough to believe that a little over one year ago, Superstorm Sandy struck the Atlantic coast. The devastation from the massive storm was wide-spread and unyielding, knocking out power to over 8.5 million people 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...

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...

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...

Maximizing Workforce Management to Improve Customer Experience and Increase Operational Efficiency

Wednesday Apr 30, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

The webinar will focus on: How to apply the key tenets of Workforce Management to existing or new practices; Application of effectiveness measures for each process of Workforce Management; and Lessons learned during a Workforce Management practice optimization project (processes more...

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