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CenterPoint Energy declares $0.2375 quarterly dividend Southern Company elects Larry D. Thompson to board of directors

HOUSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  - CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s.

(NYSE: CNP) board of directors today declared a regular quarterly cash

dividend of $0.2375 per share of common stock payable on Dec. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

Duke, PSNC won't bill customers for tax cut

Oct 22 - News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) - In a utility rate dispute that has exposed a political rift on the N.C. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

PIRA Energy Group's Weekly Natural Gas, Power and Coal Market Recap for the Week Ending October 19th, 2014

Oct 22 - PR Web - NYC-based PIRA Energy Group believes that demand for spot volumes remains tepid amid growing supplies. more...
Filed under: Risk & Operations

Court Approves Flawed EPA Air Pollution Plan for 'Scenic Landscape' States

Oct 22 - Targeted News Service - A federal court ruled against ( http://earthjustice.org/sites/default/files/files/14-10-21%20OPINION.pdf ) conservation groups today, and allowed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to proceed with a plan that effectively exempts eight coal-fired power plants in Wyoming , Utah and New Mexico from federal requirements to reduce emissions of haze-causing sulfur dioxide (SO2) that pollutes national parks and wilderness areas. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

NRC Issues 'White' Inspection Finding for Millstone 3 Nuclear Plant; Level of Oversight to be Increased

Oct 22 - Targeted News Service - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will increase its level of oversight at the Millstone Unit 3 nuclear power plant following the finalization of a "white" (low to moderate safety significance) inspection finding for the Waterford, Conn., facility. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

North Carolina Department of Utilities Commission Issues Order Issuing Certificate for a New Renewable Energy Facility of Application of Chowan Jehu...

Oct 22 - Targeted News Service - The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order: In the Matter of Application of Chowan Jehu Road Solar, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Construct a 5-MW Solar Facility in Chowan County, North Carolina. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

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By Katia Lundy
On: October 23, 2014
Retail residential electricity prices across the U.S. rose in the first half of this year, averaging 12.3 per kilowatt hour, a 3.2 percent price hike more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
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
 

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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

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...

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