Southern Company subsidiary's first wind project will be its largest renewable plant

ATLANTA, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  - Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced an agreement to acquire the company's largest renewable electric generating plant and first wind project - the 299-megawatt (MW) Kay Wind facility in Oklahoma - from Apex Clean Energy. more...
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Ex-U.S. nuclear chief says tritium water at Fukushima No. 1 can be dumped safely

Apr 1 - Kazuaki Nagata Japan Times, Tokyo - A former chief U.S. nuclear regulator asserted Tuesday that the massive volumes of tritium-tainted water stored at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant can be "safely" dumped into the sea after it is diluted to reduce the levels of radioactive tritium below the legal limit. more...
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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Approves Proposed Merger between NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric Industries

Mar 31 - PR Newswire - NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) and Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) (HEI), whose subsidiaries include Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. , Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. and Maui Electric Company Limited (collectively referred to as Hawaiian Electric ), today announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has given its approval to the companies' proposed merger that was announced in December 2014. more...
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Hermann, Mo., sues power commissions over Prairie State coal plant

Mar 31 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jacob Barker St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Known for wineries and bed and breakfasts along a peaceful Missouri River landscape, the tourist destination of Hermann is the latest city to tussle with state utility groups that a decade ago sold dozens of communities on a Southern Illinois coal plant. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Duke putting $1 million into research on storing renewable energy for later use

Mar 31 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Laura Lane Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind. - If only there was a way to harness and store energy produced by windmills and solar panels, saving it for use when needed. more...
Filed under: Energy Storage

Blankenship defense continues to argue for change of venue

Mar 31 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Wendy Holdren The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va. - Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship's defense attorneys continue to argue for his trial to be moved outside the Southern District in a motion filed Friday. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
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Posted By: Rob Washington
On: April 1, 2015
While most electric bills are correctly calculated, many customers and consultants have found that 1 percent or more contain errors. more...
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Posted By: Jesse Grossman
On: March 31, 2015
Massachusetts' Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC) are an unquestioned success, creating green jobs and clean energy while protecting taxpayers. As the program enters its second phase, it's time for Governor more...
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On: March 30, 2015
The electricity industry is undergoing rapid changes in response to policy push as an outcome from climate change concerns and disruption pull from products and solutions such as distributed energy more...
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Posted By: Stefanie Matteson
On: March 27, 2015
The buzzword in the solar industry these days is "storage." Because solar only produces power when the sun is shining, technologies need to be developed to store solar energy so more...
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Posted By: Suzanne Jones
On: March 26, 2015
Energy efficiency must play a key role in state plans to implement an EPA rule created to cut carbon pollution, and should be fully integrated into the state's overall compliance more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

How to Make Analytics a Strategic Priority

Tuesday Apr 14, 2015 - 12:00 AM Eastern - Virtual Event

While many people recognize the value of analytics to gain insight into data across an organization, analytics initiatives often compete against other utility projects for limited funds and resources. Moving these analytics initiatives to the top of the priority queue frequently involves more than a business case and corporate buy-in. more...

Award-winning marketing: Drive program participation with compelling creative campaigns

Thursday Apr 16, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Discover how to drive program participation by applying the award-winning marketing insights of CLEAResult and Nicor Gas to leverage customer intelligence and compelling campaigns. more...

ICForecast Long-Term Integrated Power and Fuels Outlook 2015-2040

Tuesday Apr 21, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

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...

Defining the Value of the Grid

Wednesday Apr 29, 2015 - 2:00 PM Eastern - Virtrual Event

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...

EEI/AGA Customer Service Conference and Exposition

Monday Apr 6, 2015 - Thursday Apr 9, 2015 - Washington, DC - USA


Comverge Utility Conference 2015

Wednesday Apr 8, 2015 - Friday Apr 10, 2015 - St. Petersburg, Florida

Join your peers in the demand management industry for the Comverge Utility Conference (CUC) April 8-10 at the historic Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. Investor-owned utilities, public power utilities, electric cooperative utilities, regulators, vendors, and consultants in attendance will hear from noted industry experts on hot topics in demand response, energy efficiency, and customer engagement. more...

International SAP Conference for Utilities

Monday Apr 13, 2015 - Wednesday Apr 15, 2015 - Berlin Germany

The Digital Utility – Transform, Simplify, and Execute. more...

CS Week 2015 & Conference 39

Monday Apr 27, 2015 - Friday May 1, 2015 - Charlotte, NC - US

The premier utility customer service conference - presenting a wide range of current utility topics at levels from introductory to advanced. more...

National Electric Safety Code® (NESC®) Summit: Past, Present and Future

Tuesday Apr 28, 2015 - Wednesday Apr 29, 2015 - Alexandria, Virginia - USA


Energy Central's SmartCities

Tuesday May 12, 2015 - Wednesday May 13, 2015 - Charlotte, NC

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...

Utility Demand Response & Energy Efficiency

Wednesday May 13, 2015 - Thursday May 14, 2015 - Denver, CO - United States


Utility Integrated Resource Planning

Wednesday May 13, 2015 - Thursday May 14, 2015 - Denver, CO - United States



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Latest Energy Market Research Report - North America Air Conditioning Systems Market, 2020

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