(The Associated Press) - Apr 16 - Reflecting its long-standing commitment to develop the full portfolio of energy resources, Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced the acquisition of a controlling interest in the 32-megawatt (MW) Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility in California from First Solar, Inc. more... Filed under: Business & Corporate
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (The Associated Press) - Apr 16 - GE (NYSE:GE) today announced it will supply Con Edison Development (CED) with an 8 MWh battery energy storage system in Central Valley, CA. more... Filed under: Business & Corporate
Apr 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Garry Rayno The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester - The House killed a bill that would have made it easier for electric utility companies to own solar generating systems. more... Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Eric Johnston Japan Times, Tokyo - A provisional injunction handed down Tuesday by the Fukui District Court against the restarting of Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Takahama No. more... Filed under: International
Apr 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Paul Monies The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City - Oklahoma was second only to Texas in adding wind capacity last year as the state rose to fourth place in the nation, a national trade group said Wednesday. more... Filed under: Wind
Apr 16- McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Fred Pace Coal Valley News, Madison, W.Va. - Seven local, regional and national groups filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. more... Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
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The term "Automation (A)" was introduced in the 1970s as a way to describe the use of advanced controls and communication technologies to improve power system performance and reduce operating more... Filed under: Grid Operations
The revision cycle for the National Electrical Code (or NEC for short) continues through its phases, similar to the changing seasons. While many readers may be familiar, a brief summary more... Filed under: Energy Storage
In the utility industry, customers expect - actually they demand - uninterrupted service and perfect product delivery. The threshold of tolerance for "mistakes" or slow response is low; the audience more... Filed under: Information Technology
Mobile technology is redefining the workday. Field techs increasingly leverage mobile devices for tasks that previously required time-intensive phone calls and paperwork. more... Filed under: Grid Operations
While the power sector waits for MATS to be resolved and for the final Clean Power Plan rule from EPA, companies in the power and fuel sectors must continue to develop plans and make investments. In this webinar, ICF will discuss its views of the gas, coal, power, and renewable markets through 2040 to support those types of decisions, all in the context of the regulatory and fundamental market factors that drive them. more...
Amidst an ever-growing skills gap, it's crucial to understand how people are scheduled and how work gets done. Across the Energy spectrum, including Oil & Gas, Renewables, Nuclear and Utilities, many of today's organizations remarkably still rely on manual employee scheduling processes. more...
Our legacy grid has value and deserves continued investment. As we transition toward a more integrated grid that can accommodate new distributed energy sources, utility-scale renewables and energy storage, we need to keep the best of the old while embracing the new. This webinar will explore a number of issues facing utilities, regulators and public policy makers. more...
Enabled by two-way communications between the utility customer and the utility, smart grid technologies like Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) have fundamentally changed the energy landscape. And with a future sure to be characterized by a growth in distributed generation and new energy management technologies, the relationship between the utility and its customers is shifting radically, and old business models are being challenged. more...
To be successful, energy companies across the globe need to make sound long-term strategic decisions around future investments and projects. However, the ability to act and plan freely is limited by many factors including high capital costs and limited budgets. Other factors such as the global push towards greener energy and the regulatory environment add further complication to the planning process. more...
Tuesday May 12, 2015
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SmartCities 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...