PG&E Recognized by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for Diverse Spend for Third Straight Year

Oct 21, 2016 - Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) was named to the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's (USHCC) "Million Dollar Club" for the third consecutive year. The company, which was...  MORE »

Harris Corporation and Florida Power & Light partner to advance communications at nation's third largest electric utility

Oct 21, 2016 - Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) are partnering to create an advanced digital system that will enhance communications for FPL's extensive operations,...  MORE »

Wooden Pole Inspection and Replacement Program Continues at Met-Ed to Enhance Service Reliability

Oct 21, 2016 - To help enhance the reliability of its system, Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed), a FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utility, has inspected more than 16,400 wooden utility poles this year for...  MORE »

Energy Department Invests $21 Million in 17 Projects to Speed Solar Adoption, Maximize Solar Benefits for States

Oct 21, 2016 - The Energy Department today announced $21.4 million in funding for 17 new projects to help reduce the "soft costs" commonly found with solar energy, such as installation,...  MORE »

Solar+Storage Technologies to Benefit Renters at Zero Energy Affordable Housing Development in Rural Vermont
An affordable modular housing development will include resilient solar and energy storage technologies to serve low-income renters

Oct 20, 2016 - Today (10/19), stakeholders from community development agencies, industry, philanthropy, Vermont government, and the nonprofit sector celebrated a milestone at the ribbon cutting ceremony...  MORE »

NRC Renews Operating Licenses of LaSalle Nuclear Plant in Illinois

Oct 21, 2016 - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has renewed the operating licenses of the LaSalle County Station nuclear power plant, Units 1 and 2, for an additional 20 years. The LaSalle plant has two...  MORE »

DTE Energy closes purchase of natural gas midstream assets

Oct 21, 2016 - DTE Energy announced it completed the $1.3 billion purchase of midstream natural gas assets in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. "This completed acquisition is a great addition to our portfolio...  MORE »

PSEG Names FERC Veteran, Larry Gasteiger, Chief, Federal Regulatory Policy
Brings close to 20 years of experience with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Oct 21, 2016 - PSEG announced that it named Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chief of Staff Larry Gasteiger, chief, federal regulatory policy. Gasteiger will report to Tamara Linde, PSEG's...  MORE »

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: Green Climate Fund allocates US$ 378 million to EBRD green projects

Oct 21, 2016 - The Green Climate Fund is allocating US$ 378 million to support green investments by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) under the Bank's Green Economy Transition (GET)...  MORE »

FERC Seeks Comment on Potential Changes to Oil Pipeline Rate Index Methodology, Data Reporting Requirements

Oct 21, 2016 - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is seeking comments on potential modifications to its policies for evaluating pipeline index rate changes and data reporting requirements. Through...  MORE »

Advantech Launches IEC-62439-3 Compliant HSR/PRP Expansion Module

Aug 25, 2016 - Reliable network communications are critical for smart substation systems. Breakdowns, even within milliseconds, could pose threats to essential power supplies and even personnel safety and, with...  MORE »

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  • Analytics and real-time data play a prominent role in today's utility grid, each opening opportunities for both large investor owned utilities as well as smaller municipal and co-op utilities to better operate their networks. Maneuvering through layers of complicated architecture and vast amount of data is a challenge for utilities that are looking to both retrofit an outdated, underinvested distribution network while modernizing it for the adaptation of new energy resources. We are talking with Erik Christian, vice president, smart grid of Aclara, about using analytics to bridge that gap. [More]
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