General

  • Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power customers will pay more for electricity and natural gas if a proposed rate hike moves ahead.
  • Governor Tom Corbett recently announced that the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Association named Pennsylvania the 2014 FDI Destination of the Future for Energy Intensive Industries for actively implementing strategies to support foreign direct investment in the energy sector.
  • It's only $131, but Tammy Rutledge said she doesn't have it. At least not until Friday, when her monthly Social Security Disability benefit comes through.
  • The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) announced today the winners of their 2014 GEA Honors, which recognizes companies, projects, and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the geothermal industry.
  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was recently signed between the North East Electric Power Corporation (NEEPC) and the Tripura State Electrical Corporation Limited to increase the production capacity of three power plants in the state.
  • BlueRock Energy, Inc., the premier provider of electricity, natural gas and green energy products to businesses and residents in New York State and official energy supplier of the Buffalo Bills, today announced that it has engaged NFL star Aaron Williams as an official spokesperson and brand ambassador for the company.
  • DTE Energy has received top honors from three national magazines for its supplier diversity program. Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology, Women's Enterprise (WE) USA and Black EOE Journal have all recognized DTE for its work in promoting and valuing diversity in the workplace.
  • New Approaches to Installing Vital Equipment

    John C. Houston, CenterPoint Energy
    Jul 20, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    CenterPoint Energy recently took part in a heralded study of how to ease transformer deployments to achieve greater grid resilience. We talked to John C. Houston, CenterPoint Energy division senior vice president of high voltage delivery and compliance, about the effort and its significance.

  • Kim Hanemann, VP, PSE&G
    Jul 03, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    It's unusual overall to have a woman in any high-ranking energy position. That's the reason we started this focus on "women in energy," after all: to shed light on those women making strides in a traditionally male industry.

  • Research is Critical

    Jul 06, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    We recently discussed the status of coal generation research with Tomasz S. Wiltowski, the director of the Coal Research Center at Southern Illinois University. His edited comments follow.

  • The Future of the Business

    Denault
    Jun 15, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Entergy is learning its lessons and forging a proactive path towards its future, says Leo Denault, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer. His edited comments from a conversation with EnergyBiz follow.

     

     

  • Building on Efficiency

    Izzo
    Jun 01, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    The smart utility of the future will see itself as the customer’s ally in the pursuit of energy efficiency, says Ralph Izzo, PSEG chairman, president and CEO. Izzo addressed these issues as the recent EnergyBiz Securing Power Forum. His edited comments follow.

  • Start Your Reciprocating Engines!

    Little - GE
    May 25, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Distributed generation is a significant opportunity for the energy sector, according to Mark M. Little, GE chief technology officer and senior vice president. He recently talked with EnergyBiz. Below are his comments, edited for style and length.

  • Learning from Fukushima

    May 11, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Allison Macfarlane, chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, says work is underway to pave the way for a possible shift towards a new era of small reactors in America.

     

  • Fuel Cycle, Decommissioning

    Allison Macfarlane - NRC
    May 04, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

     Allison Macfarlane, who became chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission last summer, is focused on the future of America’s existing nuclear fleet and complex issues shaping that future.

     

     

  • Women-in-Energy

    Women in Energy, ASME, Mechanical Engineering
    Apr 24, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    'I love being the face of ASME for the world,' said Madiha El-Mehelmy Kotb, new president for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 'It carries a lot of weight, and I take a lot of pride in it,' she added, but being the president of ASME certainly wasn't something she dreamed of as a young engineer.

  • How Utilities are Improving Outage Preparation

    Staying Ahead of the Storm: How Utilities are Improving Outage Preparation
    Apr 22, 2014 | Jeff Lewis

    The number of record-breaking storms since 2011, especially in the Northeast, has brought much attention to utilities and their ability to handle emergency response. As millions of Americans have been battling power outages and energy supply shortages due to this season's record low temperatures, consumers are wondering what the weather might bring next and if their local power company will be prepared.

  • Peak Coal
    Apr 15, 2014 | Ronald R. Cooke

    Comments about coal are usually not complimentary. Despite our dependence on it as a source of heat for electric power generation, environmentalists wish it would go away. On the other hand, advocates like to claim we have more than 110 years of coal left - "at present rates of consumption". Both sides are overlooking crucial points. Let's see if we can clarify the future use of coal as a fossil fuel resource.

  • Best Practices in Demand Response
    Apr 10, 2014 | James Moore, Ph.D.

    One of the most effective and widely available ways to reduce electricity costs and consumption is participation in demand response programs; however, a large gap exists between interest levels and actual participation in such programs.

  • A conversation with Henry S. Kenchington, Department of Energy

    Henry S. Kenchington, Department of Energy
    Apr 08, 2014 | Staff Writer

    How do you see grid modernization developing in the U.S. through 2020? What should utilities be doing right now to modernize for the future? Henry S. Kenchington, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Advanced Grid Integration in the Office of Electricity Deliverability & Energy Reliability at the Department of Energy responds.