PG&E earnings beat expectations, but challenges loom

By George Avalos, East Bay Times - PG&E posted profits Wednesday that topped Wall Street's expectations, but the embattled utility warned that it faces a host of financial, regulatory, legal and courtroom challenges as the utility company continues to wrestle with the aftermath of the San Bruno explosion. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press - If there's a War on Coal, it's increasingly clear which side is winning. more...
Filed under: Wind

Sun tax or consumer protection? Oklahoma must balance net metering issues

- U.S. energy markets, including those in Oklahoma, are in the midst of a massive, forever-changing transformation. Our one-time historical reliance on large, centrally located coal-fired power plants has gradually shifted toward the growing demand for natural gas, renewables and distributed generation. Predictably, this transition presents both opportunities and challenges -? not just in ... more...
Filed under: Solar

GMP, VELCO named finalists for electric industrys highest honor

- Two Vermont-based power companies are finalists for the prestigious Edison Electric Institute's 2016 Edison Award. more...
Filed under: Grid Operations

Reliant Makes it Easy for Customers and Employees to Support March of Dimes

- Reliant customers and employees come together each April to raise funds for March of Dimes to support programs aimed at improving the health of babies and pregnant mothers and preventing premature births, the top cause of death for babies. more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care

ABB announces agreement with Quality Power for Air Core Reactor distribution

May 3, 2016 Dallas, Texas - ABB Capacitors and Filters business completes agreement with Quality Power to supply high quality Air Core Reactors to ABB customers in North America. more...
Filed under: Announcements
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Posted By: Ann Livingston
On: May 6, 2016
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) included many references to energy efficiency as a strategy to achieve Clean Power Plan (CPP) compliance and encouraged states and utilities to pursue this path. more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted By: Miles Farmer
On: May 4, 2016
The Supreme Court's decision in Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing, LLC, is good news for clean energy. The Court's decision is very important because, in holding that Maryland exceeded its more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
Posted By: Ron Schlecht
On: May 2, 2016
There are some cost-free things your network administrator can do right now to help ensure your utility doesn't get hacked. more...
Filed under: Risk & Operations
Posted By: Daniel Melling
On: April 29, 2016
Hard economic times have prompted West Virginia to look toward a future that depends less on coal and more on renewable energy, a higher-technology job market and even a price more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted By: Dan Delurey
On: April 27, 2016
In my last column I looked backward and talked about past forays into competition within the electricity sector. Now it is time for me to toss out my thoughts on more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Asset Analytics: Your Path to 2020 and Beyond

Tuesday May 17, 2016 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Many large power transformers in service today came online 40 years ago. In less than 15 years, 20-50 percent of our energy will come from renewable sources such as wind farms, rooftop solar panels, and energy storage devices. more...

A Cybersecurity Checkup for the Power Industry

Wednesday May 25, 2016 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

We are getting closer to the July deadline for NERC CIP v6. While we’ve come a long way, we have much further to go before we reach ICS cybersecurity standards that ensure industry reliability goals. After the December 2015 Ukrainian attack in which 225,000 people lost power due to a malicious attack, we should all be asking have we done enough to prevent a similarly successful attack on our own operations? more...

2016 AESP Spring Conference

Tuesday May 10, 2016 - Thursday May 12, 2016 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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Monday May 16, 2016 - Tuesday May 17, 2016 - Chicago, Illinois - United States


2016 Modern Solutions Power Systems Conference (MSPSC)

Wednesday Jun 8, 2016 - Friday Jun 10, 2016 - Chicago, IL - USA

Join us at the fifth annual SEL Modern Solutions Power Systems Conference to rethink what’s possible and discover new opportunities for the next 100 years. more...


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