Garden City, Wheatland sign off on rate settlement

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | By Scott Aust, The Garden City Telegram, Kan.
During a Friday morning special meeting, the Garden City Commission signed off on a settlement agreement regarding the rate Wheatland Electric Cooperative charges the city for accessing electricity through Wheatland's transmission system, which will save the city hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. On Dec. 22, 2015, Wheatland Electric Cooperative filed a request with the Kansas ...

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approves size caps, rate structure for solar projects

Minnesota utilities regulators Thursday maintained size caps on community solar gardens, a move developers say will squelch proposals for new projects. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission also adopted a new rate system for solar gardens after two days of deliberations on the promising but controversial program. After the states solar garden program was launched in late 2014, Xcel Energy ...

Startup company hopes Nectar will make coal more palatable

Fossil & Biomass | By By Tom Lovett of The Gleaner, The Gleaner, Henderson, Ky.
Nectar Technologies of Henderson is banking that a new clean-coal treatment will revolutionize the nation's coal and power industries. Chip Crafton, Nectar Technologies' vice president of operations, says the process reduces the amount of pollutants released when coal is burned. "It's going to change things across our country, not just here in our area," he said. The product, called ...

Power for Progress: Interconnections, contingencies

Grid Operations | Justin Alberty
Like many other electric utilities across this region of the United States, the Grand River Dam Authority is a member of the Southwest Power Pool (SPP). The SPP is one of the nation's regional transmission organizations, established in part to help ensure the reliable flow of electricity across its portion of the national electric power grid. That portion encompasses 575,000 square miles ...

Why San Onofre's nuclear waste stays on the beach

Nuclear | By Rob Nikolewski, The San Diego Union-Tribune
Some 3.6 million pounds of nuclear waste at the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is all stored up with no place to go. The plant has not produced electricity since January 2012 for the nearly 19 million people served by Southern California Edison, the majority owner of the facility, and San Diego Gas & Electric, which owns 20 percent. Edison officials overseeing the ...

Renewables industry blasts Eskom

Eskom is concerned private power producers will undermine its revenue streams. The South African renewable energy industry has come out guns blazing, reproaching Eskom's decision to no longer sign power purchase agreements with private producers after the current round is finalised. According to a Business Day report, in a letter to energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson from Eskom chairman ...

Boulder hopes to move Xcel off long-term commitment to coal

Fossil & Biomass | By Alex Burness, Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo.
It's the $10 million question: For all the money Boulder has spent in the past five years trying to break free from Xcel Energy and form a municipal electric utility, how can the city abandon that bid and still declare victory? It's possible that Boulder stays on its original course and, with the blessing of the state Public Utilities Commission, creates a local utility through which ...

PM approves higher power tariff for Cong Ly

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has authorised Cong Ly Construction-Trade-Tourism Co., Ltd. to sell electricity to state-run Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) from its Khai Long-Ca Mau wind farm for 9.8UScents per kWh, not including value added tax. The figure is equivalent to the purchase price at its Bac Lieu wind power, which is much higher than the 7.8 UScents fixed by the government under ...

ABB wins orders of over $300 million for world’s first 1,100 kV UHVDC power link in China

Annoucement | July 19, 2016 Zurich, Switzerland
ABB transformers and other key equipment to enable Changji-Guquan link to transmit 12,000 megawatts of electricity over 3,000 kilometers at 1.1 million volts, setting new world records on voltage level, transmission capacity and distance.

EC Infosystems Opens New Customer Support Center in Allentown, PA

Annoucement | July 20, 2016 UNIONDALE, NY
Company Adds Experienced Customer Support and Technical Team to Service Growing Customer Base in Mid-Atlantic

ScottMadden Examines Challenges and Opportunities for Nuclear Energy in Advanced Outage Management Business Case

Annoucement | July 12, 2016 Atlanta, GA
"The application of these advanced outage management technologies will significantly reduce the number of resources needed during an outage to oversee and status work performed in the field," said Sean Lawrie, partner at ScottMadden.

ABB completes HVDC system upgrade, delivering clean, reliable hydropower from Canada to US

Annoucement | July 8, 2016 Zurich, Switzerland
Upgrade of world’s first multi-terminal link boosts supply of renewable energy and grid stability for coming decades

ScottMadden to Join Demand Response and Smart Grid Experts at National Town Meeting

Annoucement | July 7, 2016 Atlanta, GA
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, will soon join top experts as a presenter at The National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid being held July 11-13 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. This event provides a unique platform to discuss the latest trends, issues, and business developments for demand response and its enabling technologies and applications.

ScottMadden to Review Challenges Facing Nuclear Generation at Nuclear Generator & Supplier Executive Summit

Annoucement | July 6, 2016 Atlanta, GA
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, will soon join top experts as a sponsor of the 22nd Annual Nuclear Generator and Supplier Executive Summit being held July 12-15 at the Snow Bird Ski & Summer Resort near Salt Lake City, UT. This event, hosted by Utilities Services Alliance, Inc. (USA), allows industry leaders to review the challenges facing the nuclear generation sector in today's demanding environment.

ScottMadden Named as Top Workplace by Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Annoucement | March 29, 2016 - Atlanta, GA
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Recognizes 165 Companies and Organizations in Atlanta as Top Workplaces 2016

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