Transformer fire forces TVA to shut down Unit 2 reactor indefinitely

By Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn. - The Tennessee Valley Authority today is trying to determine the cause of a fire in the switchyard of its Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant that started around 9:11 p.m.Monday night and took TVA fire crews about an hour to extinguish. more...
Filed under: Nuclear

Congressman Pallone's Statement on JCPL Mid-Altantic Transmission

- Thank you, Chairman Mroz and Members of the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) for holding this second public hearing on Ohio-based FirstEnergy Corporation's proposal to transfer all the transmission assets of its Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) subsidiary to a multi-state transmission-only company called Mid-Atlantic Interstate Transmission (MAIT). more...
Filed under: Grid Operations

Groups demands Dominion get state approval before spending more on North Anna nuclear project

ROBERT ZULLO Richmond Times-Dispatch - A consumer group is demanding that the State Corporation Commission force Dominion Virginia Power to obtain approval for its $19 billion proposal to add a new nuclear reactor at its North Anna Power Station in Louisa County before spending more money on the project. more...
Filed under: Nuclear

Xcel adds Minnesota wind farm to Midwest power mix

By Chris Hubbuch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. - Xcel Energy has brought online a major new wind farm to supply additional clean energy to customers in the upper Midwest. more...
Filed under: Wind

Siemens to supply 64 wind turbines for 147MW onshore project in the US

- German industrial conglomerate Siemens has received an order to supply, install and commission 64 onshore wind turbines for the onshore Grant Plains Wind project in US' south central state of Oklahoma. more...
Filed under: Wind

When nuclear plants close, communities get little help for their ailing economies

By Stephanie Finucane, The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) - Editor's note: Diablo Canyon's closure in 2025 means an annual economic loss of about $1 billion locally. more...
Filed under: Nuclear
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Posted By: Dr. Nokhum Markushevich
On: August 31, 2016
The "Volt / var with var priority" function is considered as one of the functions of the Smart Distribution Grid. The primary objective of this function is to support voltage more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
Posted By: Ellen Steiner
On: August 29, 2016
The world has moved from the “age of information” (1990 --- 2010) into the “age of the customer.” This is no longer the “customer-centric” paradigm that companies have embraced over more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: David Pope
On: August 26, 2016
Using analytics on your meter data can help detect and remedy non-technical loss (NTL). Some people associate non-technical loss with just theft, but that is only a part of NTL more...
Filed under: Metering
Posted By: Kathleen Wolf Davis
On: August 24, 2016
This month, FERC released a new Common Metrics Report (AD14-15-000) that gives a glimpse inside regional transmission organizations and independent system operators. more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
Posted By: Todd Brecher
On: August 22, 2016
On July 21, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "Commission") issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to (1) collect a wide range of "connected entity" data more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Getting Physical with Cybersecurity

Wednesday Sep 7, 2016 - 1:00 PM Eastern - Your office

IT-OT-Physical Security Convergence for Critical Infrastructure Protection In spite of huge investments in security, attacks in critical sectors are on the rise. Most owners and operators of critical infrastructure assets deal with security in departmental silos which is not only inefficient, but creates gaps that fail to provide a holistic view of security. Learn how IT-OT-Physical Security Convergence is changing the game by eliminating the siloes between IT, Corporate Security and Operations, including control systems that drive large industrial operations. more...

Demand Response Management Systems: The Evolution from Point Solution to Enterprise Platform

Wednesday Sep 28, 2016 - 2:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Demand response management systems (DRMS) play a critical role in the deployment and management of demand response programs. more...

PLMA Demand Response Training Series hosted by Ameren

Monday Sep 12, 2016 - Friday Sep 16, 2016 - St. Louis, MO - United States

The PLMA Demand Response Training Series consists of three courses presented by industry experts and hosted at member offices. All three PLMA Demand Response Training Courses will be offered. Attend one, two, or all three. more...

28th Annual Independent Energy HR Association Conference

Wednesday Sep 21, 2016 - Friday Sep 23, 2016 - Charleston, South Carolina - USA


Mobile Utility Summit 2016

Tuesday Sep 27, 2016 - Wednesday Sep 28, 2016 - Denver, Colorado - United States

Real-World Solutions, Practical Advice, Field-Tested Strategies Mobile technology is delivering big dividends to utilities, helping them capture new customers, boosting loyalty and connecting field service forces with back-office operations. Now in its third year, Energy Central’s Mobile Utility Summit has established itself as the premier event where utility executives can gain actionable insights into what’s next on the mobile front. more...

Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium

Thursday Sep 29, 2016 - Philadelphia

The Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium is the longest running, most influential gathering of utility industry professionals that meet annually to discuss best practices in smart grid customer education. Whether you are a utility looking to roll out Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) or are considering dynamic pricing or time-of-use programs, this event is for you. Both marketing and technology professionals will gain from the experience of listening to industry best practices and candid stories around smart grid deployments. From education design to measuring behavior change, this event covers all aspects of smart grid customer education. For more information, visit more...


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