ScottMadden Discusses Financial Trends in Rate Cases and Cost Recovery at AGA’s State Affairs Fall Committee Meeting

Annoucement | October 08, 2015 | Atlanta, GA
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, recently joined leading industry players on a panel at AGA’s State Affairs Fall Committee Meeting.

Duke Energy to take more time on Asheville power line

Grid Operations | Oct 8 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Bruce Henderson The Charlotte Observer
Duke Energy said Thursday it will rethink a controversial transmission line from South Carolina to its Asheville power plant after a wave of local opposition.

Public asked to attend upcoming smart meter town hall

Billing & Customer Care | Oct 8 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Kristy Sturgill Claremore Daily Progress, Okla.
Claremore City Manager Jim Thomas announced Monday that representatives of General Electric, Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) and the city's part-time electric ombudsman would attend an Oct. 12 town hall meeting regarding smart meters and electric billing.

Smart thermostat program could cut energy bills

Billing & Customer Care | Oct 8 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Cynthia Dizikes Chicago Tribune
Looking to move energy savings beyond light bulbs, a coalition of utility executives, environmental groups and government agencies announced a new Chicago-area heating and cooling program Thursday that they said could lower some electricity and gas bills by more than $100 a year.

Xcel Energy executive says company focusing on cleaner energy

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Oct 8 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Brandi Jewett Grand Forks Herald
While some states and utility companies prepare to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency over recently released emission reduction requirements, a regional energy provider is looking to increase its renewable energy output.

Move Over Coal, Natural Gas is Here to Stay

Business & Corporate | Oct 08 -
The amount of electricity generated by natural gas exceeded the amount generated by coal in the United States last April for the first time since the government began recording such things, according to data from the Energy Information Administration.

NRC, FERC Commissioners to Discuss Grid Reliability, Reactor Issues Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C.

Nuclear | Oct 08 - Global Data Point
The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and end at approximately 11:30 a.m., followed by a closed meeting. The meeting will be at FERC, 888 First St. NE, Washington, D.C.

BRIDGE Energy Group Survey Finds Majority of Utilities Struggling to Meet New Cyber Security and Protection Mandates

Communications & Security | Oct 08 - Global Data Point
BRIDGE Energy Group's 4th annual utility survey reveals utility companies current readiness state with regards to the NERC CIP v5 Compliance, April 2016 deadline.

Diablo Canyon Unit 1 Safely Shuts Down for Planned Refueling and Maintenance Outage

Nuclear | Oct 08 - Global Data Point
"Our team at Diablo Canyon, including our contractor teammates who have traveled here to support our refueling and maintenance outage, play a significant role in delivering on our commitment to provide our customers with power that is safe, reliable and affordable.

Battery-stored electricity could reduce power use and save money, report says

Energy Storage | Oct 8 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Ivan Penn Los Angeles Times
Utilities would save consumers money and help support the electric grid if the companies tapped unused power stored in existing home and business batteries, according to a report released Thursday by the Rocky Mountain Institute.

ORNL tests second-chance steam plant

Business & Corporate | OAK RIDGE -- Oct 8 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Frank Munger The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory's new steam plant may turn out to be a winner after all.

GE launches new enterprise, Current

Energy Efficiency | Oct 08, 2015 -- M2 EQUITYBITES
GE Inc announced on Wednesday that it has launched a new company, Current, a first-of-its kind energy company aimed at transforming the energy sector.

TECO approached six utilities proposing sale

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | TAMPA -- Oct 8 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - William R. Levesque Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
TECO Energy initially approached just six potential buyers when it decided earlier this year to put the company on the auction block, a document filed with the Security and Exchange Commission shows.

OMU observing Public Power Month

Billing & Customer Care | Oct 8 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Steve Vied Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky.
October is national Public Power Month and Owensboro Municipal Utilities is observing the event along with more than 2,000 other public electric utilities with several activities.

Planned outage will turn off the lights in part of Monroe County

Grid Operations | Oct 8 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Kurt Christian Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind.
Part of Monroe County will be going dark for about eight hours on Oct. 13, but the purpose is to make it easier to isolate and to repair electrical problems in the future.

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