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Floating RET Would Crush Clean Energy

Oct 23 - Targeted News Service - The Australian Conservation Foundation issued the following news release: The Federal Government's position on the Renewable Energy Target, announced today, would crush the growth of the country's clean energy industry, the Australian Conservation Foundation said. more...
Filed under: International

Comment on Opening of Negotiations on Renewable Energy Target

Oct 23 - Targeted News Service - The Australian Industry Group issued the following news release: "The start of negotiations between the Federal Government and the Opposition on the Renewable Energy Target (RET) announced by the Industry Minister, Ian Macfarlane today is welcome and the sooner negotiations are appropriately concluded the better it will be for industry. more...
Filed under: International

Maine's high court upholds Passadumkeag wind project approval, confirms citizen board's authority

Oct 23 - Bangor Daily News (ME) - Maine's Supreme Judicial Court has allowed a 14-turbine wind farm on Passadumkeag Mountain to move ahead in a decision clarifying that the citizen-led Board of Environmental Protection has a broad power to review the decisions of state regulators. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

SPI Solar Announces Agreements With GD Solar to Acquire and Develop Multiple PV Projects

Oct 23 - Business Wire - Solar Power, Inc. (“SPI” or “SPI Solar”) ( OTCBB: SOPW ), a vertically-integrated photovoltaic, or PV, developer, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, SPI Solar Power Suzhou Co., Ltd. (“SPI Meitai Suzhou”), has entered into several agreements with GD Solar Co., Ltd. (“GD Solar”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Guodian Technology & Environment Group Corporation Limited (1296:HK)—a leading supplier of solar and other renewable energy solutions—to acquire existing PV projects from GD Solar and develop new PV projects with GD Solar. more...
Filed under: International

Use of concrete power poles planned

Oct 23 - Citizen, The (Tanzania) - The government is planning to introduce concrete electricity poles that will replace the current wooden poles. more...
Filed under: International

Wind energy plants 'ahead of schedule'

Oct 23 - China Daily: US Edition - China's installed wind power capacity will reach 100 million kilowatts by the end of 2014, a year ahead of the scheduled targets for the year outlined in the country's 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15), a senior official said on Wednesday. more...
Filed under: International


By Shira Weintraub
On: October 24, 2014
Most companies engage in manual data entry in some form. One area manual data entry is prevalent is energy management. Although it is essentially ubiquitous, more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
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


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Today's Energy Market Analysis - 24-10-2014

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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Come Visit RBI Solar/Renusol at Solar Power International 2014

By Jehan Vithana - RBI Solar and Renusol Solar will be exhibiting at Solar Power International 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference will more...
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The essential functional features of the high-speed CNC grinder

By Susam Mao - High-speed CNC grinder has very high requirements for the main functional parts. First of all, it requires to be a more...
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Hermos precision grinding machine overturn the traditional double face CBN grinding process

By Susam Mao - In the grinding of surface machining and parallel surfaces machining, modern face grinder CBN almost completely replaced the original rough more...
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Today's Energy Market Analysis - 23-10-2014

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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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...

Filed under: Information Technology

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