FEATURED NEWS

The Electric Light & Power Utility of the Year is coming

With innovative programs and superior service, the Electric Light & Power Utility of the Year sets the curve for power companies worl... See More >>

Fox sneaks into substation, causes power outage

Authorities say a fox that sneaked into a substation in Utah electrocuted itself and briefly knocked out power for about 8,000 people Read More >>

Bird-igniting solar power tower proposal dropped

The California Energy Commission was slated to vote on BrightSource Energy's project, before the company withdrew its application

Read more >>

Some states fear ‘2020 cliff’ under EPA power plant regulations

Officials said the EPA CO2 interim compliance timetable is front-loaded, at least as far as their states are concerned

Read More >>

Indiana Michigan Power plans power grid improvements

The project includes replacement of hundreds of miles of electric cable and thousands of poles

Read More >>
1/6
Previous Slide Play Slide Pause Slide Next Slide

LATEST UTILITY NEWS

Wärtsilä supplies natural gas plant in Oklahoma to balance wind and solar generation

10/21/2014 The power station, which replaces a 26 MW gas turbine from the 1950s, will be used to balance wind and solar power in the state, and will be used f...

Quebec wind energy farm receives government decree

10/21/2014 Innergex Renewable Energy received a government decree from the Quebec government for a $324 million 150 MW wind energy project in the province 

VIDEO: USDA invests $1.4 billion to improve rural electric infrastructure

10/20/2014 The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service on Oct. 16 awarded $1.4 billion in loan guarantees to 35 organizations to improve the de...

VIDEO: Lockheed Martin says compact fusion reactor ten years away

10/20/2014 The Lockheed Martin Skunk Works team is working on a new compact fusion reactor that can be developed and deployed in as little as ten years 

VIDEO: S&C energy storage system to provide power grid support for PJM

10/20/2014 The 150-kW energy storage system provides fast-response frequency regulation for the PJM market, which serves more than 61 million people in 13 sta...

Colorado Springs eyes heavy 2015 spending on coal emissions controls

10/20/2014 Colorado Springs Utilities has proposed a 2015 budget that includes heavy spending for new air emissions controls for its coal-fired Nixon and Drak...

VIDEO: Michio Kaku to predict next 25 years at DistribuTECH's 25th anniversary keynote

10/20/2014

As DistribuTECH attendees celebrate the past 25 years, Kaku will give a glimpse into what he expects of the next 25 years

VIDEO: Chile breaks ground on 141 MW solar power project

10/20/2014 Chile's President Michelle Bachelet presided over the installation of the first solar panel at the 141 MW Luz del Norte photovoltaic solar power pr...

Itron expands Itron Riva with smart load control

10/20/2014

The solution allows utilities to manage load with confidence and realize the benefits of smart demand response at scale

EYE ON THE GRID BLOG

Keeping the lights on

Oct 7, 2014

Without reliable power, American families and businesses could not go about their daily lives

Cities of the future need rooftop solar power

Oct 7, 2014

Rapid development in thin film solar cell efficiency strengthens the business case for building-integrated photovoltaics

Electricity in Africa: is the real problem payment?

Sep 26, 2014

Installing prepaid meters is a big part of the solution, and will play a huge role in protecting electricity suppliers’ revenues 

How the DOE Loan Programs Office spent its summer

Sep 9, 2014

This summer, the LPO announced a $4 billion renewable energy and energy efficiency loan guarantee solicitation

Making digital smarter with unified smart grid communications

Aug 5, 2014 The ubiquity of mobile communications in our increasingly networked society is a good example of the kind of dramatic societal changes that are now...

ENERGY NEWS WRAP-UP


UTILITY STOCKS

UPCOMING PENNWELL EVENTS

DISTRIBUTECH GLOBAL EVENTS

DistribuTECH has expanded beyond North America to India, Africa and Brasil!

Strategically located in these global growth hotspots, each new DistribuTECH event is relevant to the region it serves and will maintain the high-level of service and quality expected from the founding event.

Learn More >>

DISTRIBUTECH

Start making plans to join us in San Diego for the 2015 DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition!

Learn More >>

ELECTRIC LIGHT & POWER EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE

The Electric Light & Power Executive Conference provides an exclusive, intimate atmosphere in which industry leaders can network and freely discuss the challenges and opportunities their companies face.

Learn More >>

GenForum

GenForum brings together power generation executives who operate, plan, build, regulate and invest in power generation systems in North America.

This forum is one day of interaction and collaboration on the business of power generation. You’ll gain insight from case studies of successful business models, regional planning strategies, financing trends and practical lessons learned from new construction and upgraded power projects occurring in the United States and Canada.

Learn More >>

TransForum East

The 3rd annual TransForum East will bring together the people who plan, finance, regulate, build and operate in the Eastern Interconnection.

Connect with and learn from leaders and subject matter experts in a day-and-a-half of presentations and panels focused on power transmission in the Eastern United States and Canada.

Learn More >>
1/5
Previous Slide Play Slide Pause Slide Next Slide

UPCOMING WEBCASTS

The Power of Behavioral Design: Lessons for Energy Efficiency Providers

Behavioral design principles are key differentiators when it comes to influencing consumer behavior. All around us, design thinking is revolutioniz...
( 10/28/2014 / 04:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time / 03:30 PM Central Daylight Time / 01:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time / 20:30 GMT )
Sponsored by

MOST POPULAR ARTICLES


WHITE PAPERS

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...

Advanced Analytics and Actionable Intelligence: How Ambit Energy is using data analytics to deliver business value

Data and effective use of technology are prominent in the decision-making processes for Ambit Energy. In fact, data is at the core of new product d...

Rethinking Smart Grid Data Analytics From difficult-to-understand data stores to profitable business insight

What’s driving the boom in smart meter data? Why is it becoming more urgent to unlock its value? How can utilities approach data analytics not only...

Securing the Smart Grid: Achieving the Ultimate Goals of Safe Information Access

What security measures should your AMI system employ? Has your system security been evaluated by third parties? What would happen if a new threat w...

ON DEMAND WEBCASTS

3D BIM for Substations—Driving Efficiency from Design Through Operation and Maintenance

In this webinar, PESTECH will describe their transition to intelligent substation design and its essential role in their corporate BIM strategy. The presentation will illustrate how a substation de...
Sep 30, 2014
Sponsored by

High Availability Networks. Application of IEC6439-3 Protocols for IEC61850 Process Bus implementation

Networks can now be built for the first time with genuinely uninterrupted data communication between sensors, drives and measuring equipment. These new techniques, PRP (Parallel Redundancy Protocol...
Sep 25, 2014
Sponsored by

Understanding Moisture Dynamics in Power Transformers

While the need to measure moisture in power transformers has been well documented and is universally accepted, the understanding of how moisture moves within a transformer under various conditions ...
Sep 23, 2014
Sponsored by

Regional Market Outlook for the WECC and ERCOT

Looking for an independent market outlook and analysis of the WECC and ERCOT power markets?  Join this webcast during which DNV GL (uniting the strengths of DNV, KEMA, GL and Garrad Hassan) wi...
Sep 11, 2014
Sponsored by

Streamline Utility Field Inspections to Improve System Reliability &  Customer Satisfaction

Arm your workers with solutions that improve productivity and customer satisfaction. Listen in and learn from Intel, TC Technology, and Motion Computing.

Aug 19, 2014

POWER INDUSTRY NEWS BY TOPIC

Wärtsilä supplies natural gas plant in Oklahoma to balance wind and solar generation

The power station, which replaces a 26 MW gas turbine from the 1950s, will be used to balance wind and solar power in the state, and will be used f...

VIDEO: Lockheed Martin says compact fusion reactor ten years away

The Lockheed Martin Skunk Works team is working on a new compact fusion reactor that can be developed and deployed in as little as ten years 

How Utilities Can Manage Customer Demand, Increase Customer Engagement

Michael Nark of BuildingIQ explains howthe right energy management platform canallow utilities to understand how energy isbeing used and control th...

How to Stop Malware Attacks on SCADA Systems

Julian Waits Sr. of ThreatTrack Security identifies several reasons cyberattacks on the U.S. energy sector are so difficult to identify and neutral...

Colorado Springs eyes heavy 2015 spending on coal emissions controls

Colorado Springs Utilities has proposed a 2015 budget that includes heavy spending for new air emissions controls for its coal-fired Nixon and Drak...

Throwback: Electric Light & Power CEO of the Year Awards

VIDEO: USDA invests $1.4 billion to improve rural electric infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service on Oct. 16 awarded $1.4 billion in loan guarantees to 35 organizations to improve the de...

Keeping the Lights On

As chief operating officer of ITC, my job is to keep the lights on.

Substations in the Crosshair—Hardening& Design Evolutionat US Utilities

Neal Rich of Asset Engineering writes that the complexity of operating multibillion-dollar transmission and substation assets has placed substation...

Volt-VAR Case Study Swissgrid Improves Reliability and Operational Efficiency, Achieves Cost-savings

Nisheeth Singh of Swissgrid and Herminio Pinto of Nexant explain how transmission system operator Swissgrid has optimized its assets, driven effici...

Monthly transmission Project Review, August 2014

Only one transmission project was placed into service in August, according to TransmissionHub data.

VIDEO: Michio Kaku to predict next 25 years at DistribuTECH's 25th anniversary keynote

As DistribuTECH attendees celebrate the past 25 years, Kaku will give a glimpse into what he expects of the next 25 years

UK Smart Grid project releases data on consumer energy consumption

Domestic and business customers were monitored over a two-year period to produce industry-leading research into current, emerging and possible futu...

VIDEO: Westar Energy, Landis+Gyr agree to smart grid contract

Agreement includes 200,000 advanced meters and five-year services contract

Itron, DTE Energy collaborate on smart city demonstration project

Located at DTE Energy’s headquarters, the demonstration highlights the important role smart technologies play in managing energy 

VIDEO: City Utilities of Springfield picks Silver Spring Networks for smart grid project

City Utilities’ advanced smart grid program is expected to unlock increased customer value by leveraging Silver Spring’s unified network platform a...

ERDF selects CG to supply Linky smart meters

Avantha Group company CG was selected by ERDF as one of the six suppliers to manufacture the first three million of its new generation Linky smart ...

ComEd to refund customers $46 million

Average refunds for residential customers will total about $8 and will appear as a credit on November bills

VIDEO: Lockheed Martin says compact fusion reactor ten years away

The Lockheed Martin Skunk Works team is working on a new compact fusion reactor that can be developed and deployed in as little as ten years 

Colorado Springs eyes heavy 2015 spending on coal emissions controls

Colorado Springs Utilities has proposed a 2015 budget that includes heavy spending for new air emissions controls for its coal-fired Nixon and Drak...

NRC accepts Yucca Mountain shutdown safety objectives

The multiple natural and man-made barriers would adequately protect public health and groundwater, and sufficiently guard against sabotage or human...

EPA gathering information on proposed power plant rules

When fully implemented, the plan aims to achieve an about 30 percent reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants by 2030

Indiana Michigan Power plans power grid improvements

The company is seeking regulatory approval to invest about $787 million in its Indiana infrastructure over the seven-year period beginning in 2015

Mexico's CFE announces new board of directors

Energy minister Pedro Joaquín Coldwell is chairman of the board, which consists of 10 members including the ministers of economy, Ildefonso Guajard...

Wärtsilä supplies natural gas plant in Oklahoma to balance wind and solar generation

The power station, which replaces a 26 MW gas turbine from the 1950s, will be used to balance wind and solar power in the state, and will be used f...

Quebec wind energy farm receives government decree

Innergex Renewable Energy received a government decree from the Quebec government for a $324 million 150 MW wind energy project in the province 

Keeping the Lights On

As chief operating officer of ITC, my job is to keep the lights on.

VIDEO: Chile breaks ground on 141 MW solar power project

Chile's President Michelle Bachelet presided over the installation of the first solar panel at the 141 MW Luz del Norte photovoltaic solar power pr...

Renewable energy up, fossil power down in Uruguay

Net energy delivered to Uruguay's SIN grid totaled 826 GWh in September, down from 852 GWh in the same month last year 

Siemens signs wind energy agreements in U.S.

Siemens has signed two long-term wind power service and maintenance agreements covering 132 SWT-2.3 turbines at two wind projects in Washington Sta...

How Utilities Can Manage Customer Demand, Increase Customer Engagement

Michael Nark of BuildingIQ explains howthe right energy management platform canallow utilities to understand how energy isbeing used and control th...

Volt-VAR Case Study Swissgrid Improves Reliability and Operational Efficiency, Achieves Cost-savings

Nisheeth Singh of Swissgrid and Herminio Pinto of Nexant explain how transmission system operator Swissgrid has optimized its assets, driven effici...

The Many Ways to Use Meter Data Across the Enterprise

Rodger Smith of Oracle Utilities writes that effective analysis of interval data flowing back to the enterprise can create more proactive customer ...

Monthly transmission Project Review, August 2014

Only one transmission project was placed into service in August, according to TransmissionHub data.

Itron expands Itron Riva with smart load control

The solution allows utilities to manage load with confidence and realize the benefits of smart demand response at scale

VIDEO: Smart city spending to exceed $174 billion from 2014 to 2023

Cumulative global investment in smart city technologies is expected to total $174.4 billion from 2014 to 2023 

How Utilities Can Manage Customer Demand, Increase Customer Engagement

Michael Nark of BuildingIQ explains howthe right energy management platform canallow utilities to understand how energy isbeing used and control th...

Peninsula Light Co. uses TextPower communications software for outage management

Text messaging software company TextPower, said Peninsula Light Co. is using TextPower SmartAlerts to communicate directly with utility members dur...

The Mantras of a Consumer-centric Energy Service Provider

In an article that appeared in the June 2014 issue of Electric Light & Power, I talked about the need to move to an energy as a service model.

The Joy of Planning

Planning: the agreed driver of successful businesses and projects; a key skill whether in an individual or the team; precious because it's often ha...

Cracker Jack Moments-The Con Edison Story

This article continues building the Cracker Jack moment series.

Tendril hires PrintReleaf to cut environmental impact of home energy reports

The two companies work together to deliver reports to more than 1.2 million consumers that provide insight into energy usage and energy efficiency ...

VIDEO: USDA invests $1.4 billion to improve rural electric infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service on Oct. 16 awarded $1.4 billion in loan guarantees to 35 organizations to improve the de...

VIDEO: S&C energy storage system to provide power grid support for PJM

The 150-kW energy storage system provides fast-response frequency regulation for the PJM market, which serves more than 61 million people in 13 sta...

VIDEO: Michio Kaku to predict next 25 years at DistribuTECH's 25th anniversary keynote

As DistribuTECH attendees celebrate the past 25 years, Kaku will give a glimpse into what he expects of the next 25 years

Itron expands Itron Riva with smart load control

The solution allows utilities to manage load with confidence and realize the benefits of smart demand response at scale

VIDEO: Smart city spending to exceed $174 billion from 2014 to 2023

Cumulative global investment in smart city technologies is expected to total $174.4 billion from 2014 to 2023 

Honeywell, Constellation deliver smart Wi-Fi thermostats

If only 20 percent of eligible homeowners signed up and installed the technology, they trim their collective energy spend by about $768 million eac...
Wire News provided by    

 

CONNECT WITH US

SOCIAL ACTIVITY