Power Generation


FirstEnergy names new C-level management

12/17/2014 FirstEnergy Corp. announced today that its board of directors has elected Anthony J. Alexander, 63, executive chairman of the company, effecti...

Expect EPA litigation, stable outlook for utilities in 2015

12/17/2014 Despite anxiety over the financial impact of the Environmental Protection Agency Clean Power Plant to cut carbon dioxide emissions, Moody’s In...

Duke Energy gets permit for Citrus combined cycle natural gas project


Duke Energy Florida, a unit of Duke Energy, won approval this past fall from the Florida Public Service Commission for this project

Regulators to consider Georgia nuclear power plant costs


Utility regulators will continue their review of the costs of building a new nuclear plant in eastern Georgia 

Kentucky Power says rate hike needed because of EPA regulations

12/16/2014 The request completes the recovery of Kentucky Power’s remaining commitment to purchase half of the coal-fired Mitchell power plant in Moundsv...

EPSA worries about impact of state CO2 plans on interstate markets

12/16/2014 The group is worried about the structure of the EPA proposal that instructs states to draft plans to cut CO2 emissions 30 percent by 2030 

Business conditions stable for U.S. power utilities in 2015

12/16/2014 For the unregulated power sector, the key to the stable outlook is Moody’s view that natural gas prices have stabilized, although at low levels

Converging Building Efficiency Trends and the Potential Impact on Traditional Electric Utilities


Robert Wilkins of Danfoss lists five trends that are posed to converge. Are electric utilities ready for a big change?

ComEd Builds Community Microgrids One Neighborhood at a Time

12/15/2014 Shay Bahramirad and Joseph Svachula of ComEd, Amin Khodaei of University of Denver and Julio Romero Aguero of Quanta Technology share how ComE...

TEXAS - ERCOT: We Have Enough Electricity for Winter, Spring

12/15/2014 The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), grid operator for most of the state, expects the region will have sufficient electric suppl...



Engaging the Small and Mid-sized Business (SMB) Market Place

This session will outline how Duke Energy leveraged Voice of Customer insights, previous experience in similar outreach programs, and careful internal analysis to identify an improvement opportunit...
( 02/04/2015 / 03:00 PM

When Grid Optimization is Not Enough: Making Cents of Disruptive Change.

Electric utilities today face unprecedented volatility and business challenges. To stay competitive and ensure a managed transition to a sustainable future, electric utilities must ensure grid reli...
( 02/04/2015 / 12:30 PM

Avoid the 7 Pitfalls of Premium Power: Lessons Learned

Premium power is an increasingly valuable tool for utilities and municipalities, who can charge more for supplying power to customers with critical loads. At the same time, more customers have thei...
( 02/03/2015 / 05:00 PM

The Integrated Operating Model Creating an Advanced Outage Management Environment to Control the Grid

Amy Hime, Senior Manager of Engineering and Asset Systems at Enersource, will discuss the journey they took to move from traditional methods, to an advanced outage management environment to manage ...
( 02/03/2015 / 01:30 PM


Envisioning the Smart Grid of the Future

While it is true that the future is unknowable, it’s a safe guess that the smart grid of tomorrow will be dramatically different than the smart gri...

Managed Services: More Smart Grid Benefits; Less Smart Grid Risk

Planning and deploying smart grid solutions is a challenge under the best of circumstances, and for many, balancing the risk-reward continuum is a ...

Rear Projection DLP™ Cubes with LED Light Source vs. Slim-Bezel LCD in Control Rooms

The primary purpose of display systems in command and control applications is to provide domain experts (operators) with a large, clear, high-resol...
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