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AMSC and ComEd to collaborate on electric grid system project

Jul 22, 2014 -- MarketLine - American Superconductor Corporation, or AMSC, an energy solutions provider serving wind and power grid industries, has announced that ComEd, an electric utility, has agreed to develop a deployment plan for AMSC's superconductor technology to build a superconducting cable system that will reportedly strengthen Chicago's electric grid. More...

Duke Energy launches mobile app for investors

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire - Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today announced the release of an investor app for iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices. More...

Xcel Energy announces $106.7 million investment for new substations in Texas

Jul 21, 2014 -- MarketLine - Xcel Energy Inc., an electricity and natural gas company, has announced an investment of $106.7 million in new substations and high-voltage transmission lines in Hale, Castro, Parmer, Swisher, Bailey and Lamb counties in Texas. More...
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Power line dig finds forgotten farms, pottery, historic sites in Litchfield

Jul 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Kathryn Skelton Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine - Central Maine Power Co. hired a New Hampshire firm to scout 430 miles of power line corridor during its billion-dollar upgrade to look for archaeologically relevant finds. More...

Power goes out -- again -- in Bar Harbor

Jul 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Bill Trotter Bangor Daily News, Maine - July 18--BAR HARBOR, Maine -- Another day, another power outage. More...

JCP&L Completes Substation Expansion in Monmouth County to Increase Capacity and Enhance Service Reliability

MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire - Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed a $15 million transmission substation expansion project in Eatontown to enhance customer service reliability and help meet the growing demand for electricity in Monmouth County. More...

Articles 

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...
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...

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Thursday Jul 31, 2014 - 2:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Please join Black & Veatch as we review our Mid-Year 2014 Energy Market Outlook and Industry Trends in a free, one-hour webinar. This webinar will discuss our insights into the near and long-term energy market, providing an outlook for the more...

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Gas and Electric Law and Policy: The Shifting Regulatory and Market Landscape

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US federal government tips solar for leading energy role

By John Ryan - A new report published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), which maps out the country's new energy generation needs more...


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