General

  • For too long now, consumer-owned electric utilities in the East have been forced to lie in the Procrustean bed of mandatory capacity markets operated by the Eastern regional transmission organizations - PJM, ISO New England, and the New York ISO. 

  • Heavy storms with high winds and pea-size hail hit parts of South Florida on Wednesday, causing some power outages and traffic backups.
  • Wabash Valley Power Association, or WVPA, a generation and transmission cooperative, has named Jay Bartlett as its new CEO.
  • FuelCell Energy, Inc., which is engaged in the design, manufacture, operation and service of fuel cell power plants, has appointed Paul Browning, former president and CEO of Irving Oil Company Limited and Matthew Hilzinger, executive vice president and CFO of USG Corporation, to its board of directors.
  • A heavy thunderstorm that rolled through San Juan County at dusk tonight washed out roads, knocked out electric power and led to evacuation fears.
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company, or PG&E, has appointed Bernard Cowens as vice president and chief information security officer and Kathleen Kay as vice president of business technology.
  • Aug 27, 2015 | Peter Key

    The growth of clean-power generation has fueled a big increase in clean-energy patents - as well as a rising number of patent violation lawsuits.

  • FirstEnergy Corp., a public utility holding company, has named James Lash as executive vice president of the company and president of FirstEnergy Generation and James Pearson, currently senior vice president and CFO, as executive vice president and CFO of the company, effective September 7, 2015.
  • A thunderstorm Tuesday toppled 30 utility poles in Marana, trapping motorists under some of the downed power lines for about two hours.
  • Talen Energy, the PPL Corp. spinoff that has spent the past year searching for a spot to put its new headquarters, has decided to remain in Allentown, according to multiple sources.
  • ConEd finds load relief in demand response, efficiency trial
    Aug 26, 2015 | Richard Schlesinger

    Con Edison's Brooklyn/Queens Demand Management trial could become a model for the transformation of the utility model into a much more outward-oriented partnership that involves third parties and customers.

  • The unit was triggered due to the closure of a single main steam isolation valve.
  • Work crews continued to work Monday in Woodbine and Kingsland cleaning up debris left in the aftermath of a powerful thunderstorm that hammered the area Saturday night.
  • More than 6,200 Farmington Electric Utility System customers were without power for nearly two hours Monday after a crossarm supporting a transmission line broke, shutting down three distribution substations, a utility official said.
  • Genesis Energy still plans to close the remaining 500 megawatts of ageing gas and coal-fired electricity generation capacity at its Huntly power station in 2018, despite last week’s decision by Contact Energy to close its 400MW Otahuhu-B gas-fired power station next month.
  • At this point, there is no decision whether or not to close the Quad-Cities Exelon Generation station -- that is the message Bill Stoermer wanted to get across Monday.
  • Regulators in the District of Columbia have rejected the proposed merger between power companies Exelon and Pepco.
  • Aug 25, 2015 | Associated Press

    Regulators in the District of Columbia have rejected the proposed merger between power companies Exelon and Pepco.

  • Great Plains Energy Incorporated and Kansas City Power & Light Company, or KCP&L, have announced the resignation of Jim Shay as senior vice president of finance and CFO, effective September 2, 2015.
  • About 1,100 customers were without power in Hawaii Kai for nearly two hours.