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Wind and Water Power Program: Guidance for Hydroelectric Incentive Payments

Oct 20 - Energy Department Documents & Publications - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a second version of its draft Guidance for EPAct 2005 Section 242 Program. More...

NRC extends operating licenses for Limerick's two nuclear plants

Oct 20 - Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has extended the operating licenses of both units at the Limerick Generating Station in Montgomery County for an additional 20 years. More...

New Study Confirms Major Economic Costs from EPA's Proposed Carbon Regulations

Oct 17 - Targeted News Service - The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity issued the following news release: New analysis from NERA Economic Consulting ( http://americaspower.org/sites/default/files/NERA_CPP%20Report_Final_Oct%202014.pdf ) projects significant negative economic impacts resulting from the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed "Clean Power Plan" to regulate CO2 emissions from existing fossil-fuel power plants under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. More...
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FERC Cuts New England ROE, Orders Hearing for MISO

Oct 17 - Targeted News Service - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today found the New England Transmission Owners' existing base return on equity (ROE) unjust and unreasonable, and in a separate order set for hearing a complaint alleging that the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. More...

Texas, NM regulators detail concerns with EPA power plant rules

Oct 17 - Midland Reporter Telegram (TX) - Regulators in Texas and New Mexico discussed Thursday the growing conflict between the federal and state governments. More...

FPL wants customers to pay to fight water rules

Oct 17 - Palm Beach Post (FL) - Florida Power & Light Co.'s request to charge customers for "lobbying" against proposed revisions to the Clean Water Act is outrageous, an environmental coalition said Thursday. More...

Articles 

By Ernest Norsworthy
On: July 30, 2014
Some in the electric power transmission business must wonder if it makes political sense to follow the administration's lead and at least pay lip service to their green initiatives (mainly solar and wind) and to more...
By Sheldon Zakreski
On: July 9, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a proposal for the first-ever national protections from dangerous carbon pollution from existing power plants. The EPA plans to utilize section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act more...
By Dr. Marc Lamoureux
On: June 16, 2014
Internal controls are becoming a crucial part of business processes to achieve NERC reliability standard compliance objectives. An internal control program may consist of processes, practices, policies, procedures and activities that an organization employs to more...
By Brian S. Heslin
On: February 28, 2014
Several months ago we discussed the lack of coordination between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") regarding energy market enforcement activities. more...
By Sarah Battaglia
On: February 26, 2014
Most people that deal with energy have heard of a deregulated electricity market. Still, many find it difficult to differentiate it from a regulated market. It can be a challenging concept to understand, but I'm more...

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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...

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...

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...

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Ofgem investigating British Gas, E.ON and Npower over slow business advance meter roll out

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GoCompare: Some energy bills rising by up to £205 on Hallowe'en

By Kevin Burke - Customers who have not switched energy supplier could see their annual gas and electricity bill increase by 10%, or £104 more...


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