Southern Company subsidiary to top 300 MW of total solar generating capacity with acquisition of new California facility

Oct 23 - PR Newswire - Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced the acquisition of the 150-megawatt (MW) Solar Gen 2 solar facility in California from First Solar, Inc. more...
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Greenhouse gas law gives state lawmakers seat at the clean air table

Oct 23 - Scott Kraus The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) - State lawmakers will now have some say in how Pennsylvania meets new federal clean air regulations limiting carbon emissions from power plants. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

SC Supreme Court: SCE&G has right to raise rates

Oct 23 - State (Columbia, SC) - The S.C. Supreme Court endorsed SCE&G's rights under state law Wednesday to raise customers' utility rates in order to pay for ongoing construction cost increases for two new reactors at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant in Fairfield County. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

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

DTE Biomass dedicates renewable energy facility in N.C.

Oct 23 - PR Newswire - DTE Biomass Energy today celebrated the completion of its 9.6-megawatt landfill gas-to-energy project at the Uwharrie Environmental Landfill in Mt. more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass

Ohio Edison and Stark State College to Offer Training Program for Future Utility Workers

AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  - Ohio Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is partnering with Stark State College to reinstate its award-winning program to train the next generation of utility line and substation workers. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate
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Posted 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, the process consists of an more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted 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 from the same period last more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: Charles Botsford
On: October 22, 2014
The West Coast Electric Highway (WCEH) comprises 57 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Oregon and Washington. It is one of the largest contiguous networks of direct current (DC) fast more...
Filed under: Electric Vehicles
Posted By: Sven Lindstrom
On: October 21, 2014
Seven billion people will live and work in urban areas by 2050 and the demand for energy for all these people will be huge. Local production of energy will be more...
Filed under: Solar
Posted 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). While such a rate increase more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

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 to understand the changes to obtain reasonable assurance of compliance. more...

Preparing for the next big convergence: smart grids and smart cities

Wednesday Nov 5, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual event

It's not a question of when it's coming; it's how fast, what it means to utilities and how to be ready. If you are interested in what the smart grid-enabled community of the future will look like, this is a webinar that you don't want to miss. more...

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 about the assets, it's about maximizing the value realized from those assets. It helps clarify some of the principles, but doesn't help you select or apply a methodology -- or provide any guidance on how to implement it. So where should you begin? 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 a time when the power industry was undergoing more change and uncertainty than today. Generation is facing EPA regulations, plant retirements, NERC regulations, gas availability, transmission is dealing with FERC Order 1000; and distribution is grappling with distributed resources, smart grid devices, and rate restructuring proposals. Our guest speaker examines these topics and provides answers to critical questions such as: -How will the industry navigate these challenges while keeping the lights on, keeping rates under control, and meeting environmental needs more...

Smart Cities 2014

Monday Nov 3, 2014 - Tuesday Nov 4, 2014 - San Diego, CA - United States

Smart Cities is an Energy Central event established to educate utilities on the steps and paths to collaboratively develop smart cites in their region. At this event attendees will establish early relationships with key stakeholders; discover collaboration strategies that have been shown to increase smart cities project success; explore the current state of smart cities development through specific information sessions; take a deep dive into real world smart city project case studies with leaders of smart cities initiatives; learn how to add new revenue streams, save costs, and manage demand predictability through efficiency. more...

15th PLMA Fall Conference - Moving the Demand Response Cheese: How DR's Value Proposition is Evolving

Tuesday Nov 4, 2014 - Wednesday Nov 5, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA - United States

Gain real-world insight from market practitioners, technology firms, and energy utilities/marketers active in the demand response marketplace. About 150 industry professionals are expected to attend, including: energy utility/marketer professionals, regulatory, and business professionals responsible for demand response as well as Industry advisors, including consultants as well as product and service providers. more...

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 California coastline while you sit down and work with your peers to develop new insights and solutions to move your utility forward. more...

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 in-depth look at MECOMS™ - a fully integrated CIS & MDM business support system that: >Includes a robust set of fully integrated transaction management capabilities for the North American de-regulated markets. >Easily and quickly adapts to your changing business needs >Helps lower your overall costs to serve >Allows you the ability to penetrate and address new market opportunities, quickly and efficiently >Offers an integrated system with all functionality and company processes in one application You will also have the opportunity 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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Blue chip companies in US increase PV deployment by 28%.

By Jehan Vithana - According to SEIA’s report 569 MW of solar PV capacity is now deployed across 1,100 sites owned and by solar more...
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Almost a quarter of Brits expect to choose between heating and eating over winter

By Kevin Burke - Over half of British bill-payers are worried about how they will pay for central heating this winter. This is according more...

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