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EPA tells judge why Ameren should install new pollution controls at plant near Festus

By Robert Patrick, St. Louis Post-Dispatch - A federal trial that began Monday morning turns on whether multimillion-dollar upgrades at Ameren's Rush Island facilities near Festus should have required a permit and review process under the Clean Air Act. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

FPL customers paying $4.9 million for rate case costs

By Susan Salisbury, The Palm Beach Post, Fla. - Florida Power & Light Co. customers are paying for the company's estimated $4.9 million cost of conducting its rate case being heard before the Florida Public Service Commission, and that includes some pricey consultants, testimony revealed Tuesday. Tuesday marked the second day of hearings on FPL's request for a $1.3 billion four-year base rate increase that, if granted, would result ... more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care

Western Pa.'s coal site 'monstrosities' re-envisioned

By David Conti, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Two towering symbols of the electric grid's former reliance on coal power cast shadows over Union Township in Washington County. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

PNM deserves fair return on its power investments

- Cheap electricity sounds great. Free sounds even better. As someone once said, “Such a deal!” From that perspective, the recommended decision by a Public Regulation Commission hearing officer on Public Service Company of New Mexico’s rate-hike request sounds great, until you delve into the reasoning, precedent and policy. Then it short circuits. Hearing examiner Carolyn Glick recommended on ... more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Businesses benefit from city-owned, deregulated power providers

By Kathryn Cargo, Victoria Advocate, Texas - Having the option to choose electrical providers rather than relying on municipally-owned power companies is good for business. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

And they all fall down: Provo Power smokestacks demolished

- Provo residents turn out to watch as the 77-year-old Provo Power smokestacks fall early Sunday. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate


By Todd Brecher
On: August 22, 2016
On July 21, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "Commission") issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to (1) collect a wide more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
By Dick Munson
On: August 19, 2016
As a utility executive, it is the best of times, it is the worst of times. It is the age of innovation, it is the more...
Filed under: Risk & Operations
By Wally Wilson
On: August 8, 2016
Minnkota Power's Milton R. Young Station began commercial operation in 1970 with one generating unit, adding a second generating unit in 1977. In 2012, Life more...
Filed under: Risk & Operations
By David Pope
On: August 3, 2016
I've written before about how analytics is the ultimate renewable resource due to the fact that the same "math" can be applied to solve problems more...
Filed under: Information Technology
By Kathleen Wolf Davis
On: August 1, 2016
Don't know Pokemon Go? It's the latest game craze where you go out to "capture" Pokemon creatures using an augmented reality overlay on your smartphone. more...
Filed under: Information Technology


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Global Mineral-oil-based Lubricants Market to Grow at a CAGR of 2% Between 2014-2019 Research Report

By ram singh - Global Mineral-oil-based Lubricants Market 2015-2019 Size and Share Published in 2015-11-11 Available for US$ 2500 at Researchmoz.us Description About mineral more...

Global Geothermal Power Generation Market 2016 Industry Analysis, Segment & Forecast up to 2020

By kara kirkland - Geothermal power is electricity generated by geothermal energy of earth. Geothermal power is considered to be a sustainable, renewable source more...

Global Drill Bits Market Analysis, Trends, Segment & Forecast up to 2020

By kara kirkland - Drill bits machine are cutting tools used to remove material to create holes, always of circular cross-section. Drill bit is more...

Global Smart Transformers Market Analysis, Trends, Segment & Forecast up to 2020

By kara kirkland - Smart transformer is also known as solid state transformer. Smart transformer controls power distribution networks. It makes possible the conversion more...
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Is Bill Gates’ darker side ‘Energy Miracle,’ a brighter side institutional innovation?

By Jose Antonio Vanderhorst-Silverio - The whole title is "Is Bill Gates’ darker side ‘Energy Miracle,’ a brighter side institutional innovation under Great Capitalism?," which more...

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Getting Physical with Cybersecurity

Wednesday Sep 7, 2016 - 1:00 PM Eastern - Your office

IT-OT-Physical Security Convergence for Critical Infrastructure Protection In spite of huge investments in security, attacks in critical sectors are on the rise. Most owners and operators of critical infrastructure assets deal with security in departmental silos which is not only more...

Filed under: Risk & Operations

28th Annual Independent Energy HR Association Conference

Wednesday Sep 21, 2016 - Friday Sep 23, 2016 - Charleston, South Carolina - USA


Filed under: Human Resourcess

Mobile Utility Summit 2016

Tuesday Sep 27, 2016 - Wednesday Sep 28, 2016 - Denver, Colorado - United States

Real-World Solutions, Practical Advice, Field-Tested Strategies Mobile technology is delivering big dividends to utilities, helping them capture new customers, boosting loyalty and connecting field service forces with back-office operations. Now in its third year, Energy Central’s Mobile Utility Summit has more...

Filed under: Billing & Customer Care

Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium

Thursday Sep 29, 2016 - Philadelphia

The Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium is the longest running, most influential gathering of utility industry professionals that meet annually to discuss best practices in smart grid customer education. Whether you are a utility looking to roll out Advanced Metering more...

Filed under: Business & Corporate

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