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Dominion has strategic plan to bury power lines

Sep 29 - Carolyn Shapiro The Virginian-Pilot - Whenever the lights go out, particularly during a major storm or for an extended time, Dominion Virginia Power hears a common refrain: Why not bury the power lines? More...

Xcel Energy Powers Up Texas Segment of TUCO-Woodward Electric Transmission Line

AMARILLO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 29, 2014 - The signature transmission project in Xcel Energy’s Power for the Plains grid improvement plan for Texas and New Mexico is now in service, providing a host of benefits to communities across the area, as well as to the industries that underpin the regional economy. More...

West Penn Power Completes Substation Upgrade to Enhance Service Reliability and Benefit Mining Industry in Greene County, Pa.

Sep 26 - PR Newswire - West Penn Power, a FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utility, has completed a significant substation upgrade near Ryerson Station to help enhance customer service reliability in Greene County, Pa., and help support the electricity demand of local coal mines. More...
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Bangor residents, birdwatchers concerned about Saxl Park substation proposal

Sep 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Nick McCrea Bangor Daily News, Maine - Emera Maine's tentative plans to build a new substation in a corner of Saxl Park on the state-owned Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center campus has drawn opposition from a group of area residents, park users and birdwatchers. More...

PG&E, CAL FIRE and California Fire Safe Council Join Forces to Reduce Wildfire Risk

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  - As thousands of firefighters battle extreme fire conditions fueled by near-record drought across California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) responded today announcing $5.5 million to local Fire Safe Councils. More...

Emera reopening talks about new Bangor substation planned for behind Cascade Park

Sep 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Nick McCrea Bangor Daily News, Maine - Emera Maine is ramping up its efforts to build a new substation behind Cascade Park to feed an increasing appetite for electricity in the area, much of which will come from the expansion of nearby Eastern Maine Medical Center. More...

Articles 

By Joyce Tam
On: September 24, 2014
The pressures of running a fleet leave managers little time for strategic changes because they spend most of their workday reacting to the constant demands of tracking and maintaining field vehicles and keeping technicians on more...
By Sarah Battaglia
On: September 9, 2014
tasty sandwich. You pull out the turkey, unscrew the mayo jar, and start to slice the tomato. Just as you begin to un-twist the bag of bread, your electricity goes out, leaving you utterly ravenous more...
By Andres Carvallo
On: August 26, 2014
Innovations in the 20th century drove the fastest and most disruptive transformations in economic history. The automobile devastated the horse-and-buggy industry, railroads consumed large market share from shipping, and airplanes later took passenger and freight more...
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...

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How Utilities Can Mitigate Collections Risk

Tuesday Sep 30, 2014 - 1:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

For any utility, managing collections risk effectively is vital to the business. At the center of this, is the customer who’s satisfaction level is impacted by bill payment requests, shut-offs and reconnects. How can utilities operate with less risk, adhere more...

Is Your Utility Part of Your Customer's "Digital Life?"

Thursday Oct 2, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Utilities play an important role in a customer's life and yet they have not made the leap to be part of their customer's "digital life" - with an average of only 15% receiving their utility bills electronically. more...

Navigating the crossroads of compliance and security

Tuesday Oct 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

We've all heard the industry lament that being compliant isn't being secure and being secure isn't being compliant when it comes to our T&D assets. Volumes have been penned on how to weather and respond to NERC CIP regulations, and more...

Getting a U.S. Energy Policy Right

Thursday Oct 16, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Join us for a live presentation and webinar by Mike Morris, former chairman, president and CEO of American Electric Power (AEP). Moderated by Marty Rosenberg, editor-in-chief of EnergyBiz. more...

2014 Utility Analytics Week

Wednesday Oct 22, 2014 - Friday Oct 24, 2014 - Newport Beach, CA

Join us for our Third Annual Utility Analytics Week event where you will hear and learn about the hottest topics in analytics today. The analytics revolution is pushing utilities to respond to real time needs arising in the industry as more...

2014 Knowledge Executive Summit

Monday Nov 10, 2014 - Wednesday Nov 12, 2014 - NewPort Beach, CA

Connect with an exclusive gathering of over 100 elite CIOs, VP's of Customer Service and VP's of Operations to network and share knowledge around the most critical issues and opportunities facing utility executives. Enjoy a breathtaking resort setting along the more...

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Conducting a shading analysis before any installations are done

By Annie K - Where there is light there is bound to be shadows at some point. One cannot be found without the other. more...
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New York's $5bn renewables vision

By John Ryan - New York's $5bn renewables vision   New York's public sustainable energy body t more...
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New York State to support 214 MW of new solar PV

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Solar lighting for perimeter security applications

By Annie K - These days, the LED movement sensor lights have turned into a fundamental thing because of expanded criminal exercises. Everyone needs more...

Nuclear Power and Equipment Market worth $67.23 Billion by 2019 - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019

By sachin salunkhe - The report "Nuclear Power Plant and Equipment Market by Reactor Type (PWR, PHWR, BWR, HTGR, FBR etc.), by Equipment Type more...


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