• Where Do Utilities Stand?
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    Insight Article | Oct 30, 2014 | PJ Davis
    On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy moved in on the Jersey shore. Local and national crews rallied to  restore power to over 2 million. Impressively, power companies managed to cut that number by almost half in just under a week. Two years later, utilities across north America continue to asked themselves 'Are we ready for the next time?'.
  • Federal court uncovers utility sector secret: electrons don't follow rules
    Insight Article | Oct 28, 2014 | Sara E. Bergan
    When Minnesota legislators passed the Next Generation Energy Act in 2007 (the "Act") - which in part limited utility transactions that would increase statewide power sector carbon dioxide emissions-it was intended as a stop-gap measure until something better and more comprehensive came along.
  • Really an Energy Policy
    View from the Top | Oct 26, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    The carbon emissions rules advanced by the Obama administration will have wide-ranging effects that will require close study, according to Sue Kelly, American Public Power Association president and CEO. We recently talked with her at the association’s annual meeting.
  • Utility2Utility: Fort Collins Utilities
    Insight Article | Oct 23, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis
    In the 1880s, soon after Fort Collins was established, the city's citizens and public officials became adamant about creating a system to provide the community with dependable water, sewer and power. The City of Fort Collins Utilities was born with power organized in 1887, a city sewer system underway in 1888 and five sewer districts formed by ordinance in 1891.
  • How to Protect Yourself from Utility Imposters
    Insight Article | Oct 21, 2014 | Sarah Battaglia
    There's a hot, new scandal happening in the utility industry that you're going to want to avoid.  Customers across the country are reporting utility imposters who try to forcefully clean out their bank accounts. Dangling the threat of shutting off gas and electric if immediate payment is not received, these scammers are posing as legitimate utility companies, making it difficult for customers to tell the difference.
  • Need Better Grid Integration
    View from the Top | Oct 19, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    Small utilities may be too skeptical about the cyberthreats they face, according to Gary Stauffer, executive director of NMPP Energy. We talked with Stauffer in a roundtable at a recent gathering of the American Public Power Association.

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