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$30 Million Refund Heading To Connecticut Power Customers

Oct 21 - Hartford Courant (CT) - Federal energy regulators have ruled that transmission rates in New England are too high and ordered power companies like Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating to issue in estimated $70 million in refunds to ratepayers. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Va. SCC states opposition to EPA's proposed plan

Oct 20 - Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - In a 49-page comment dated Oct. 14, the staff of the Virginia State Corporation Commission made it's position very clear to Gina McCarthy, administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Agency that if the EPA's Clean Power Plan is approved in the form it was presented earlier this year, the costs would be to great for Virginians to bear. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

PSC Cost Recovery Hearing Set for Wednesday

Oct 21 - Targeted News Service - The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release:

Florida's Public Service Commission (PSC) will begin its Cost Recovery Clause hearing on Wednesday, October 22 , to determine 2015 recovery charges for customers of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), Duke Energy Florida, Inc. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Vattenfall Sells Thermal Assets in the Netherlands

Oct 21, 2014 -- Close-Up Media - Vattenfall, through its subsidiary Nuon Energy, sold its thermal assets in Utrecht to Dutch energy firm Eneco. more...
Filed under: International

Wartsila to supply Flexicycle power plant for Energia del Caribe

Oct 21, 2014 -- MarketLine - Wartsila Corporation, a supplier of engines and power systems to the marine industry, has received a contract to supply a Flexicycle power plant, consisting of seven 50SG gas engines and a combined cycle, to produce 139 MW of power for Energia del Caribe, S.A. more...
Filed under: International

Solar subsidy cut to farmers will add to uncertainty over UK renewable strategy

Oct 21, 2014 -- M2 PRESSWIRE - Reacting to news that the Government is to scrap some support mechanisms for solar farms to help safeguard agricultural land for farming, Friends of the Earth Renewable Energy Campaigner Alasdair Cameron said: Solar power will soon be cheaper than gas, and could be the cheapest form of energy within a decade - but it needs stability and support to get there. more...
Filed under: International


By Joel Gordes
On: October 20, 2014
Recently, Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P), a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities (NU), filed for a rate increase with the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA). more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate
By Steve Ehrlich
On: October 14, 2014
Consider this near-perfect storm: Many utilities in the United States have some part of their infrastructure that is more than 50 years old and long more...
Filed under: Risk & Operations
By Michael Wolk
On: October 10, 2014
More and more energy companies are focusing their efforts around business intelligence (BI) to bring together data, information technology tools and knowledge to improve their more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate
By Michelle Goldsmith
On: October 7, 2014
Disruptive technologies, or disruptive innovations, are those technological advances that fundamentally change a market or industry, often by displacing an existing technology. more...
Filed under: Information Technology
By Kevin Herring
On: September 22, 2014
Doubt can be a real show-stopper. When people doubt, they lack confidence, lose motivation, and often stop trying altogether. It shows up when managers give more...
Filed under: Human Resourcess


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A transparent sensor to enable brain study

By Kamlesh Jolapara - Researchers have created a transparent sensor that could help monitor brain activity without visually blocking it. The sensor could also more...
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Today's Energy Market Analysis - 21-10-2014

By Dan Birkett - Today's energy price report has been published looking at the latest gas, power and oil prices and the different factors more...
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UK farmers with PV to lose subsidies under new guidelines

By John Ryan - UK farmers with PV to lose subsidies under new guidelines   The UK government has continued its a more...
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Today's Energy Market Analysis - 20-10-2014

By Dan Birkett - Today's energy price report has been published looking at the latest gas, power and oil prices and the different factors more...
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Global Renewable Distributed Energy Generation Technologies Market Size, Analysis,Industry 2014-2018

By Marvin Viber - About Renewable Distributed Energy Generation Technologies Renewable distributed energy generation includes small-scale renewable generation technologies such as solar PV, small more...

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DEVELOPING THE SECURITY PLAN: Protecting the Grid with an Integrated Plan

Thursday Oct 23, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

POINTS FOR DISCUSSION: * How does a quality security plan provide strong value to the utility? * How can I leverage technologies across my operations, network/cybersecurity, and physical security as part of my security plan? * What are the steps more...

Filed under: Risk & Operations

NERC Reliability Assurance Initiative (RAI): Bolstering your internal controls for compliance in the new paradigm

Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Since 2007, the utility industry has been working to improve its compliance programs based on guidance from NERC and the Regional Entities, as well as lessons learned through audits. "Internal Controls" are central to the RAI, so it is critical more...

Filed under: Risk & Operations

ISO 55000 Planning: A Guide to Getting Started

Thursday Nov 13, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

In a world of aging assets and limited financial and human resources, organizations often struggle to decide which asset-related capital projects should get the most attention. The new ISO 55000 international standard for asset management tells us it's not just more...

Filed under: Risk & Operations

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...

Filed under: Information Technology

Reforming the Energy Vision: The Utility of the Future

Monday Oct 27, 2014 - New York, New York - United States

In this New York-based Energy and Environment Breakfast, ICF International welcomes Audrey Zibelman who will offer up various perspectives about the power industry and the challenges involved in gaining consensus in a time of great flux. It's hard to recall more...

Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

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...

Filed under: Information Technology

Utilities Executive Forum and Roundtable: November 18-20, 2014

Tuesday Nov 18, 2014 - Thursday Nov 20, 2014 - Ponte Vedra Beach , Florida - USA

Allow us to be your host for a gathering of senior utility executives featuring industry experts from Ferranti Computer Systems, Microsoft and Avanade discussing current challenges and trends in the Utility and Energy industry. We will be providing attendees an more...

Filed under: Information Technology

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