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FERC approves Clean Line to transmit wind power from Oklahoma to Tennessee

Aug 20 - Chattanooga Times Free Press (TN) - A Houston company that plans to build a $2 billion transmission line from Oklahoma to Tennessee has gained approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to negotiate power rates and bilateral agreements for all of its proposed 3,500 megawatt electricity route. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

NRC Awards FY14 Nuclear Education Grants

Aug 20 - Targeted News Service - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has awarded $15 million in grants to academic institutions in fiscal year 2014 through the Nuclear Education Program. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

Noise fear rules out wind farm proposal

Aug 20 - Herald, The (Scotland) - Councillors have gone against the advice of officials and unanimously rejected plans for a wind farm amid concern over the cumulative noise and visual impact. more...
Filed under: International

Class-action suit filed over costly electricity plant partly owned by AMP

Aug 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Dan Gearino The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio - Residents of Batavia, Ill., have filed a class-action lawsuit over the price they're paying for power from a plant partly owned by American Municipal Power of Columbus. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Bond sale to help BPA keep rates down

Aug 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Drew Foster Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Wash.) - A sale of Bonneville Power Administration-supported bonds earlier this month by Energy Northwest should help BPA lower a planned rate increase that goes into effect late next year. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

AES Sells 100% of its Equity Interests in 87.5 MW of Operating Wind Projects in the United Kingdom for $160 Million

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug 20, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE - The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with SYND Holdco Limited, a joint venture of Greencoat UK Wind PLC and Swiss Life Funds (Luxembourg) Global Infrastructure Opportunities S.C.A. more...
Filed under: International

Articles 

By Gary Brooks
On: August 19, 2014
For decades, multi-facility organizations have struggled with the frustrating task of collecting data from their disparate utility providers. With all the talk about big data, more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
By Michael Hinton
On: August 12, 2014
Still reeling from the Polar Vortex, 2014 has been energy retail’s winter of discontent. It won’t be the last. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate
By Kai Hui
On: August 5, 2014
A utility with two million smart meters in the field is inundated with approximately 750 million data elements each day - that's almost twice as more...
Filed under: Information Technology
By Alex Dzurick
On: August 4, 2014
In this world of rising fuel prices, climate change and environmental awareness, the energy sector is under pressure to be a catalyst for change. Sometimes more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
By Kevin Herring
On: July 31, 2014
Al Dunlap rose to stardom because he tried to save troubled businesses quickly by closing factories and laying off thousands of employees that sometimes pared more...
Filed under: Human Resourcess
 

ENERGY BLOGS

Chrome Mining Devices,Chromite Ore Beneficiation,Spiral Plant Sale

By Mi Song - chrome spiral plant style – SBM Machinechrome spiral plant design and style Description : Chromite Processing Plant And Separation Machine more...
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California's utility-scale solar generation hits new peak of 4.8 GW

By John Ryan - The California grid hit a new peak generation record for utility-scale solar PV and CSP of 4.813 GW at 12:03 more...
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US: 100% of new generating capacity in July renewable

By John Ryan - While in 2014 natural gas continues to be the largest source for new generation capacity added to U.S. grids, solar, more...
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Israel to launch net metering pilot program for government buildings

By John Ryan - Israel's Ministry of Public Security announced on Sunday that it would soon tender the construction of 13 net metering solar more...
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Germany slates $210 million for sustainable power grid research

By John Ryan - In an effort to meet its ambitious goal of an 80% renewables share in the nation's electricity demand by 2050, more...
 

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State of the Energy Industry: A Mid-Year Review

Friday Aug 22, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, is pleased to join forces with Energy Central to present an interactive webinar on Friday, August 22, 2014, from 12:00-1:00 PM EDT. This free webcast will be based on ScottMadden's more...

Filed under: Business & Corporate

Mobility Computing Solutions - Transitioning to a Tablet Environment

Tuesday Aug 26, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

While many field workers still utilize the clamshell form factor, the adoption of the tablet device within mobile workforces is a rising trend and is gaining considerable ground for a variety of reasons. Attracted to its lightweight form factor and more...

Filed under: Information Technology

A State of the Utilities Industry Study - What Keeps You Awake at Night?

Thursday Sep 4, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Faced with everything from unpredictable weather to changing renewable energy portfolios to volatile fuel prices, utilities can only be certain about one thing: uncertainty. Energy Central's Sierra Energy Group surveyed 70 utilities professionals in IT, finance, trading and risk management more...

Filed under: Risk & Operations

2014 Mobile Utility Week

Monday Sep 15, 2014 - Tuesday Sep 16, 2014 - Phoenix, AZ

This is a must-attend event for utilities professionals who are responsible for creating and implementing their organization's mobile strategy. Walk away with the knowledge and resources required to implement effective mobile solutions within the areas of customer engagement mobility and more...

Filed under: Business & Corporate

CounterIntel Conference and Training - Park City, Utah

Tuesday Sep 16, 2014 - Thursday Sep 18, 2014 - Park City, UT - USA

Critical Intelligence will host our first CounterIntel Conference and Training in Park City, Utah, September 16-18, 2014. Join industry peers, industrial control system owners/operators and intelligence experts to discuss situational awareness and intelligence. Learn how leading organizations are incorporating intelligence more...

Filed under: Information Technology
 


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