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
- 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
- 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
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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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
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
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
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
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...
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...