Geothermal power industry lost steam but may be poised for comeback

Oct 20 - Los Angeles Times (CA) - Geothermal power was once king of California's renewable energy. more...
Filed under: Future & Alternative Generation

California ISO: Challenging 2014 Summer but Reliability Held Firm

FOLSOM, Calif. (Business Wire) - Oct 20 - The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) grid operators managed reliable electricity delivery this summer through major wildfires, historic drought conditions and heat waves. more...
Filed under: Demand Response

TECO Energy Announces Agreement to Sell Its TECO Coal Subsidiary

Oct 20 - Business Wire - TECO Energy Inc. (NYSE:TE) today announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its coal mining subsidiary, TECO Coal and its subsidiaries, to Cambrian Coal Corporation, a member of the Booth Energy Group. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

Hannon Armstrong Announces $144 Million Investment in Ten Operating Wind Projects; Raises $115 Million of Fixed Rate Debt

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. more...
Filed under: Wind

Nuclear Science Week returns to Georgia and Plant Vogtle

Oct 20 - PR Newswire - Georgia Power announced today that it is celebrating national Nuclear Science Week again this year by hosting and participating in a series of special local events in and around the company's Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, Ga. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

SunEdison shares up sharply on Einhorn report

Oct 20 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - Shares of SunEdison Inc. rose 6 percent this morning after Bloomberg reported that investor David Einhorn recommended the shares of the Maryland Heights-based solar energy company and those of its affiliated company TerraForm Power. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate
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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
Posted By: Dan Garvey
On: October 17, 2014
The Importance of Forecasting and Demand Planning in Managing a Lean Supply Chain more...
Filed under: Demand Response
Posted By: Malcolm Loro
On: October 16, 2014
The primary goals of any national electrical Smart Grid program are to add monitoring, analysis, control and communication capabilities to a nation's power delivery system to maximize the system's efficiency, more...
Filed under: Communications & Security
Posted By: Paul Rosengren
On: October 15, 2014
Back in the 1980s, I interned at the EPA. An older employee told a story of a public hearing to illustrate how Americans are confused in their thinking about risk. more...
Filed under: Electric Vehicles

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 in an implementation approach? * How do I measure the effectiveness of my security plan? * How can I use my security plan to enhance organizational effectiveness? 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 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...

2014 Utility Analytics Week

Wednesday Oct 22, 2014 - Friday Oct 24, 2014 - Newport Beach, CA

Join us for our Third Annual Utility Analytics Week event where you will hear and learn about the hottest topics in analytics today. The analytics revolution is pushing utilities to respond to real time needs arising in the industry as well as addressing increasingly complex data feeds and information demands. 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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A new Innovation of reversible tractor beam

By Kamlesh Jolapara - Laser physicists in Australia have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects, using a hollow laser beam more...

The Summary of Different Finished Fiber Optic Cables Installation

By Paul Lamons - Fiber optic cable installation is a very special task, because fiber optical cables can be easily damaged if they are more...
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India raises JNNSM target by 75%

By John Ryan - India raises JNNSM target by 75% The Indian government finally confirmed rumors of a hefty expansion of the national Jawaharlal more...
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UK farmers with PV to lose subsidies under new guidelines

By John Ryan - UK farmers with PV to lose subsidies under new guidelines   The UK government has continued its a more...
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RBI Solar Supplies Racking Systems For SunPeak Project

By Jehan Vithana - RBI Solar Inc. has been selected by SunPeak Solar LLC to supply and install its solar racking systems for SunPeak's more...

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