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NV Energy files to be in California ISO energy imbalance market

The energy imbalance market is a voluntary, five-minute balancing market that provides participants the opportunity to more efficiently manage exis...

Top utility companies for demand response named

The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) has announced seven winners of its 11th Annual PLMA Awards

D.C. Circuit refuses to throw out MACT rule due to costs

Appeals court issues 2-to-1 decision in favor of EPA

Jamaica grants OK for natural gas power plant

The project would be the biggest power plant in Jamaica and be implemented over a period of 26 months

More than $900 million in new transmission planned in March

The bulk of the $903.8 million of new project investment announced last month mostly comprised New Hampshire Transmission’s $800 million SeaLink pr...

Minnesota Power files permits for 500 kV transmission line

Minnesota Power applied to regulators for permits to build the 500-kV Great Northern Transmission Line from the Minnesota-Manitoba border to an ele...

Ambient Corp. extends platform with smart meter communications module

The Ambient Smart Meter PLC Module uses the existing low-voltage grid to help minimize infrastructure and operational costs

GE helps Scottish Power integrate renewable energy onto power grid

The utility will be installing series capacitor banks with sub-synchronous resonance (SSR) filters to its substations

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As expected, B&W to slow its small reactor development program

Apr 14, 2014 Having failed to attract major financial partners to its mPower SMR program, B&W said it would take more of a go-slow approach on small nuclear...

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NV Energy files to be in California ISO energy imbalance market

The energy imbalance market is a voluntary, five-minute balancing market that provides participants the opportunity to more efficiently manage exis...

D.C. Circuit refuses to throw out MACT rule due to costs

Appeals court issues 2-to-1 decision in favor of EPA

Jamaica grants OK for natural gas power plant

The project would be the biggest power plant in Jamaica and be implemented over a period of 26 months

More than $900 million in new transmission planned in March

The bulk of the $903.8 million of new project investment announced last month mostly comprised New Hampshire Transmission’s $800 million SeaLink pr...

GE helps Scottish Power integrate renewable energy onto power grid

The utility will be installing series capacitor banks with sub-synchronous resonance (SSR) filters to its substations

Southern Co. to study coal power with Chinese state firm

Southern spokesman Tim Leljedal said the technology Southern is using at Kemper is "central" to the partnership

More than $900 million in new transmission planned in March

The bulk of the $903.8 million of new project investment announced last month mostly comprised New Hampshire Transmission’s $800 million SeaLink pr...

Minnesota Power files permits for 500 kV transmission line

Minnesota Power applied to regulators for permits to build the 500-kV Great Northern Transmission Line from the Minnesota-Manitoba border to an ele...

GE helps Scottish Power integrate renewable energy onto power grid

The utility will be installing series capacitor banks with sub-synchronous resonance (SSR) filters to its substations

DOE, NYISO dedicate smart grid controls project in N.Y.

The Department of Energy recognized the completion of NYISO smart grid and control center project in Rensselaer, New York

Cable Cutter

Collection of new products of special interest to the electric power transmission and distribution automation systems, engineering and informa...

Big Data Creates Predictive Maintenance Opportunities

InStep Software's Jim Chappell details the benefits of comprehensive maintenance plans with more proactive and efficient strategies.

JCP&L hires meter readers to improve customer service

Jersey Central Power & Light hired 15 new meter readers who have been deployed throughout the company's 13-county service area

Analytics, cloud services, smart grids to enhance building automation

Building analytics, the cloud and smart grids are likely to play the most important role in strengthening the BAS market over the next four years

Skipping Stone partner elected to NAESB committee

The North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) has confirmed the election of Ross Malme, a partner at Skipping Stone LLC, to the Executive Commi...

Illinois Rural Electric Cooperative picks Tantalus for AMI deployment

Tantalus said Illinois Rural Electric Cooperative picked Tantalus for the design and implementation of an AMI communications network

Accenture, Siemens form smart grid joint venture, Omnetric Group

Omnetric Group will bring together Siemens’ smart grid products and solutions; Accenture’s management and technology consulting, systems integratio...

Sensus buys smart grid company Veerdeeco

Specific applications in the Verdeeco portfolio include transformer use, load aggregation and alert and alarm management

NV Energy files to be in California ISO energy imbalance market

The energy imbalance market is a voluntary, five-minute balancing market that provides participants the opportunity to more efficiently manage exis...

Top utility companies for demand response named

The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) has announced seven winners of its 11th Annual PLMA Awards

D.C. Circuit refuses to throw out MACT rule due to costs

Appeals court issues 2-to-1 decision in favor of EPA

More than $900 million in new transmission planned in March

The bulk of the $903.8 million of new project investment announced last month mostly comprised New Hampshire Transmission’s $800 million SeaLink pr...

Minnesota Power files permits for 500 kV transmission line

Minnesota Power applied to regulators for permits to build the 500-kV Great Northern Transmission Line from the Minnesota-Manitoba border to an ele...

Southern Co. to study coal power with Chinese state firm

Southern spokesman Tim Leljedal said the technology Southern is using at Kemper is "central" to the partnership

More than $900 million in new transmission planned in March

The bulk of the $903.8 million of new project investment announced last month mostly comprised New Hampshire Transmission’s $800 million SeaLink pr...

Minnesota Power files permits for 500 kV transmission line

Minnesota Power applied to regulators for permits to build the 500-kV Great Northern Transmission Line from the Minnesota-Manitoba border to an ele...

GE helps Scottish Power integrate renewable energy onto power grid

The utility will be installing series capacitor banks with sub-synchronous resonance (SSR) filters to its substations

Xcel Energy tops AWEA's list of utility wind energy providers

As of 2013, Xcel Energy had 5,080 MW of wind energy on its systems, enough wind power to meet the energy needs of about 2.5 million homes

Wind Turbines Have Evolved; Make Sure Your Communications do Too

Jim Toepper of Moxa writes that factors beyond wind turbines can help save tremendous amounts of money when installing or retrofitting wind farms.

More than $164 billion in transmission planned, being built

TransmissionHub is tracking more than $164 billion in planned and under-construction projects

Top utility companies for demand response named

The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) has announced seven winners of its 11th Annual PLMA Awards

Jamaica grants OK for natural gas power plant

The project would be the biggest power plant in Jamaica and be implemented over a period of 26 months

Johnson Controls buys air conditioning company

Johnson Controls reached an agreement with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to acquire its Air Distribution Technologies business

MISO clears 136,912 MW in annual capacity auction

This year's auction produced three auction-clearing prices for the 2014-15 planning year

POWERGRID International - Projects of the Year

Senior Editor Kristen Wright shares details of the four winning projects announced live from DistribuTECH in San Antonio.

Consumers and Home Energy Management - as Standards Emerge, it's no Longer "if" but "When" and "How."

John McDonald, of IEEE and GE Digital Energy, writes that as standards emerge, it's no longer "if" but "when" and "how.&qu...

JCP&L hires meter readers to improve customer service

Jersey Central Power & Light hired 15 new meter readers who have been deployed throughout the company's 13-county service area

Analytics, cloud services, smart grids to enhance building automation

Building analytics, the cloud and smart grids are likely to play the most important role in strengthening the BAS market over the next four years

Electricity prepayment study shows high customer satisfaction and energy savings

Customers who enroll in prepay electric service reduce their energy usage from 5.5 to 14 percent as a result of changes in behavior due to more rea...

Utilities more into social media than ever

Social media are critical in reaching customers during power outages but also in providing energy savings tips, bill pay and other customer engagem...

Sensus buys smart grid company Veerdeeco

Specific applications in the Verdeeco portfolio include transformer use, load aggregation and alert and alarm management

EEI picks its top utilities for customer service

The awards were presented during EEI’s spring National Key Accounts Workshop

Ambient Corp. extends platform with smart meter communications module

The Ambient Smart Meter PLC Module uses the existing low-voltage grid to help minimize infrastructure and operational costs

DOE, NYISO dedicate smart grid controls project in N.Y.

The Department of Energy recognized the completion of NYISO smart grid and control center project in Rensselaer, New York

Utility Cellular Communications Come of Age in the Distribution Network

Erik T. Christian of Tollgrade Communications explains that by using today's ubiquitous cellular networks as the communications layer for grid mode...

Big Data Creates Predictive Maintenance Opportunities

InStep Software's Jim Chappell details the benefits of comprehensive maintenance plans with more proactive and efficient strategies.

POWERGRID International - Projects of the Year

Senior Editor Kristen Wright shares details of the four winning projects announced live from DistribuTECH in San Antonio.

Consumers and Home Energy Management - as Standards Emerge, it's no Longer "if" but "When" and "How."

John McDonald, of IEEE and GE Digital Energy, writes that as standards emerge, it's no longer "if" but "when" and "how.&qu...
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