Regulators stop review of Rock Island Clean Line

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Nov 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - B.A. Morelli The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
State regulators have suspended a review of a proposed $2 billion interstate electric transmission line at the request of developers.

Suit looks to block Northern Pass

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Nov 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Dave Solomon The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester
The battle over Northern Pass, as expected, has ended up in the courts.

Wisconsin lawmakers consider ending moratorium on nuclear power plants

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Nov 20 - Spooner Advocate (WI)
Republican lawmakers are reviving a long-discussed plan to lift Wisconsin's moratorium on new nuclear power plants.

Oklahoma Corporation Commission again discusses $1.1 billion Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. compliance case

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Nov 20 - Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)
Anticipation was high Thursday morning at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission that regulators would issue a final order in the long-running, $1.1 billion case for environmental compliance and replacement generation brought by Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.

Chevy Volt wins Green Car of the Year at LA Auto Show

Electric Vehicles | LOS ANGELES, Nov 20, 2015 -- Xinhua
The second-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt has been named 2016 Green Car of the Year at 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.

National Grid's Mary Ellen Paravalos Named To Board Of New England Women In Energy And Environment

Business & Corporate | WALTHAM, Mass. November 20, 2015 -- 3BL Media
Mary Ellen Paravalos has been elected to the board of directors of New England Women in Energy and Environment, or NEWIEE.

Dominion Energy Acquires Solar Project in Accomack County

Solar | Nov 20 - Pan African News Agency
An 80-megawatt solar energy project in Accomack County has been acquired by Dominion Energy.

Grids That Are Smart Enough to Weather Tomorrow’s Storms

Grid Operations | Nov 20 - 3BL Media
When Hurricane Sandy stormed toward the Atlantic coast three years ago, it threatened to leave a swath of devastation behind in New York City, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Will the closure of FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant jeopardize New York's clean energy future?

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Nov 20 - City & State (New York, NY)
The FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant this month announced it will close after its sole reactor runs out of fuel next year and the plant's supporters are blaming a system that ignores its value as a clean energy resource.

Egypt signs agreement with Russia to build nuclear power plant

International | Nov 20 - Agence de Presse Africaine
Egypt and Russia signed an agreement on Thursday for Russia to build a nuclear power plant in northern Egypt, with a Russian loan to cover the cost of construction.

ABB unveils ballistic protection solution for power transformers

Annoucement | Raleigh, NC, November 19, 2015
ABB introduces AssetShield ballistic protection system to protect substation equipment to UL-752 level 10 performance as part of a new ABB transformer and grid resiliency initiative addressing rising physical security concerns in substations.

ABB launches Substation Physical Security and Resiliency Initiative

Annoucement | Raleigh, NC, November 18, 2015
ABB addresses U.S. grid resiliency issues with a comprehensive, five-step strategy for preventing and restoring transformers and substations from a physical attack, centered around Assessment, Hardening, Monitoring, Rapid Repair and Rapid Replacement.

ScottMadden Energy Industry Update: Utility-Government Cybersecurity Information Sharing

Annoucement | November 16, 2015 | Atlanta, GA
New Legislation

Belmont Municipal Light Department Selects NISC as Their IT Partner

Annoucement | St. Louis, Mo., October 13, 2015
Belmont Municipal Light Department headquartered in Belmont, MA. recently selected National Information Solutions Cooperative as its primary integrated software solutions provider for their billing and accounting operations.

Ioway Energy Chooses EC Infosystems’ UtiliBill™ Platform for Integrated CIS/Billing and EDI

Annoucement | UNIONDALE, N.Y. –November 11, 2015
EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for clients in the deregulated energy industry, today announced that Ioway Energy has selected the company's UtiliBill™ integrated EDI and CIS/Billing solution.

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