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Commission OKs Power Purchase Agreements Between Idaho Power, Small Hydro Projects

Aug 29 - Targeted News Service - The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is approving Idaho Power Company applications to buy energy from three small hydroelectric projects while the procedural schedule for a fourth is temporarily suspended. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

PUC launches probe into breach at PG&E substation in San Jose

Aug 29 - Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, CA) - State regulators Thursday opened an investigation into the second major security breach at PG&E's Metcalf electricity substation in South San Jose amid rising criticism about how the embattled utility safeguards the region's vital electrical system. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

ComEd or Integrys? New calculator helps decide

Aug 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Julie Wernau Chicago Tribune - Chicagoans who are confused over whether to stick with the city's chosen electricity provider, Integrys Energy Services, or to go back to ComEd, now have a free tool to help. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

NC environmental advocates ready to file new ash lawsuits

Aug 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Bruce Henderson The Charlotte Observer - North Carolina's environmental agency said Thursday it won't file further coal ash lawsuits against Duke Energy, as advocacy groups prepared to sue the utility next week. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

BPA officials using private emails for sensitive public business, avoiding scrutiny

Aug 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Ted Sickinger The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. - Three successive administrators at Bonneville Power Administration used their private email accounts to conduct agency business with a political consultant who has been paid nearly $1 million by the agency since 2001, effectively shielding their interactions from public scrutiny. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

Utilities, city settle ex-coal handler's lawsuit

Aug 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - David Little West Central Tribune, Willmar, Minn. - The Willmar Municipal Utilities and the city of Willmar have settled a discrimination lawsuit filed a year and a half ago in federal district court by former utilities coal handler Nefi Ibarra and will pay him $115,000. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal


By Gerald Conn
On: August 27, 2014
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has estimated that 60 percent of today's workforce is overweight and out of shape. Furthermore, a recent more...
Filed under: Human Resourcess
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


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Today's Energy Market Analysis - 02-09-2014

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...

Emerging technologies for the digital utility

By Thorsten Heller - "Software is eating the word.". Mark Andreesen - cofounder of Netscape - once said that. As digital disruption hits all more...

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund

By Michelle Erca - Unlike some states where elected officials are still denying the truth of climate change and completely ignoring the fact that more...
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A Comparison between LED and HPS

By Annie K - For the longest time possible the lights in use have been HPS (High Pressure Sodium). These have been used in more...
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Today's Energy Market Analysis - 01-09-2014

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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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

Valuing the Costs and Benefits of Solar

Tuesday Sep 9, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) continues to grow in the United States. While solar PV is predominately installed in California, the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Colorado, Arizona and Hawaii, how to value its contribution and costs is being discussed in legislative and regulatory more...

Filed under: Business & Corporate

Revenue Assurance; a boring topic unless it's your revenue

Wednesday Sep 17, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Did you get a paycheck recently? Did you look over your paycheck to make sure you got paid for the work you provided? Would you be concerned if your paycheck was 10, 15, or 20% less than you expected? That's more...

Filed under: Business & Corporate

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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