Top 12 Grid Optimization Articles of 2014 – Grid improvements and distributed grid are what utilities focus on.
10 energy numbers to remember from 2014 – Renewables, iPhone 6, pollution, World Cup and efficiency.
Transmission & Distribution World’s 15 Most Notable Articles of 2014 – Distributed energy sources & renewables are this year’s key words.
Nuclear energy sector saw some steady progress in 2014 – India & Russia are top clients for new nuclear plants
Blast from the past: 2014! – The 12 blog posts that you cannot miss about utilities and asset management
What was the biggest power breakthrough in the last 100 years? AC-DC & energy storage have changed the grid.
A snow storm for lunch! Maximize your mutual aid efforts with Veracity. Emergency response plans are essential to cope with future disasters. http://ow.ly/i/7PPS3
PJM Seeks To Delay Idling Of 2,500 MW As Hedge Against Winter Shortages – Utilities get ready for the worst of winter.
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Beyond NERC: best practices for worst-case scenarios – “Plan for recovery as well as prevention.” This is why we offer utilities Veracity Connect, a platform to source critical spares like transformers in North America http://ow.ly/Ccjlh
U.S. Power Reliability: Are We Kidding Ourselves? – “The average U.S. customer loses power for 214 minutes per year. That compares to 70 in the United Kingdom, 53 in France, 29 in the Netherlands, 6 in Japan, and 2 minutes per year in Singapore.” – IEEE Spectrum
England’s Hinkley Point C nuclear plant to break ground in 2015 – Two Chinese corporations have shares in the project.
Kudankulam nuclear units to be up and running by 2021 – India’s new plant will have a capacity of 1,000 MW.
Areva clinches control systems deal for China nuclear reactors – The French company will provide instrumentation and control systems for two new reactors. The six reactors will start operating in 2018.
Nuclear reactors halted following deadly chemical leak – 3 workers died at the Shingori-3 reactor site, operated by Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co.
Nuclear power key to UAE’s sustainability – A nuclear plant is the answer to limited power generation.
Nuclear plant leaked 2,000 gallons of oil into Lake Michigan for months – The leak is now fixed, not the damages.
Nine local companies place bid for $1 billion hydraulic systems of Akkuyu nuke plant – Turkey’s first nuclear plant on the coastal province of Mersin.
U.S. Coal Losing Power Business Dominance but Not Going Away – In 2022, 230 GW will still be generated through coal.
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines to invest P2.22B in Mindanao coal plant’s transmission facility The plant will consists of four 135-MW units and will be operational by 2017-2018.
NRECA Welcomes New Grid Protections for G&Ts – “NERC’s new Physical Security Grid Reliability Standards provide a framework for co-ops and other utilities to assess physical system risks, identify critical facilities, evaluate physical threats and vulnerabilities and develop an approach to address risks to the nation’s most critical substations and associated control centers,” said NRECA CEO Jo Ann Emerson.
Old FedEx Truck Now Helps Coop Restore Power – The truck now delivers parts to crews in the field.
EPA releases coal ash rule – The Environmental Protection Agency will consider coal ash as household waste.
Utility regulators authorize Xcel generating projects – The company will be able to build more than $500 million in new generating units.
EPA’s rule rigged against nuclear – Climate change requires quick action from regulators and utilities.
The biggest threat to demand response? It may not be the Order 745 ruling.
EPA defines classification of fly ash from coal fired power plants – Can environment and coal coexist?
Exelon: Company dismantling Zion nuclear plant is running out of money – Around 40% of the costs are “in shipping and disposing of low level radioactive waste”. $800 million may not be enough for decommissioning.
Fitch Ratings Warns on Early Nuclear Retirements – Is reducing the nuclear percentage in energy sources a bad thing?
Global nuclear decommissioning cost seen underestimated, may spiral – Several companies admit that their decommissioning funds are not sufficient.
Utilities Should Avoid Over-Investing When Integrating Renewable Energy into their Grid – Renewables require a solid investment plan.
Report: Distributed-Renewables Disruption Will Reduce Utility Revenues By Up To $123 Billion A Year By 2025 – Could utilities change the game?
A huge floating solar farm will be built on a reservoir in Japan – Would solar be the new offshore renewable source of energy?
EDF confirms 400 MW Brazil hydro acquisition – EDF has secured 51% stake of the Sinop hydroelectric project.
2015 OUTLOOK: Brazil gets serious about solar – Climate changes push the grid to its limits, with a need for renewables more than ever.
India Committed to World’s Largest Solar Park – NTPC Limited’s plant has a capacity of 750 MW.
Utility of the future – solar, storage, EVs and micro-grids – Consumers become prosumers and have more influential power than you think.
BC Hydro Delivers Power and Progress – The company led the Northwest Transmission 213-mile line project carried out in only 2 years, creating 5,500 direct jobs.
Transmission Line Connects Minnesota and Wisconsin – Building the transmission line involves construction on an island. Construction crews commute by barges and boats.
Kenya Power to invest US$95.9m in 36 new substations around the country – The goal is to improve the grid’s reliability. A total of 5,000 MW of power will be added to the grid by 2017.
How utilities can plan for the future of transmission and distributed generation – Flexibility and cost-justifiability are the new transmission & distribution keywords.
FirstEnergy completes $6 million transmission project – The project aims at meeting the demand growth driven by the shale gas industry across its Ohio Edison service area.
$356 bn needed for Arab power projects: study – The projects focus on capacity expansion & distribution network.
NY offers $14.5 million for power plant upgrades – The money comes from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative “a carbon cap-and-trade program that charges fossil fuel-burning power plants for the carbon dioxide they emit.”
NYPA approves budget that includes $24.5M for transformer and circuit breaker replacement in Massena – Six 765-kV transformers will be installed, each weighing 200 tons.
How to make your smart grid even smarter – Storage, microgrids and software are utilities’ new key tools.
Smart Cities Charlotte May 12 – 13, 2015 – Smart Cities is an Energy Central event designed to educate utilities, solution providers and communities on the steps and paths to collaboratively develop Smart Cities in their region. #SmartCities2015
Veracity Connect: a platform to automate mutual aid – Veracity Connect allows members to work together to strengthen mutual aid and to be better prepared for infrastructure failure and extreme weather events.
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