General

  • 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.
  • The University of Pennsylvania has received a $10 million donation to create a center that aspires to develop new energy policy by reframing the relationship between research and practice.
  • Officials with the local electric utility system may be planning to change up the rates customers pay for electricity.
  • New England's governors and electricity grid manager have agreed to work together to improve the region's energy infrastructure, including exploration of how to expand access to natural gas. But participants in the region's energy markets differ on how to do so.
  • The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) Board of Governors today confirmed Rebecca Wagner to chair the Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) advisory committee.
  • Colorado Springs City Council president Keith King does not want to sell the city's electric division but he does want to explore other options for the city's electric power, like buying natural gas on the market.
  • The message the Cold War Patriots sent to Savannah River Site retirees was clear: There could be a benefits check out there worth more than $100,000 with any one of their names on it.
  • The Sacramento Municipal Utility District issued the following news release: Here is an extra credit summer school class that can deliver a real career opportunity.
  • Electricity rates from nearly 3,500 utilities across the country are now available in a free online database developed by Illinois State University in conjunction with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
  • About to turn 30 years old, a state power assistance program is more important than ever to life in rural Alaska.
  • Senior Marketing Project Manager Rebecca Shiflea, Senior Project Manager Patricia Cruz, Senior Utility Consultant Lisa Vedder, and Senior Consultant Trishia Swayne of Leidos Engineering will present at the Texas Public Power Association (TPPA) annual meeting, which is being held in Austin, Texas, July 21-23.
  • A conference bringing together policymakers, industry experts and other interested in renewable energy will take place Wednesday at Illinois State University.
  • 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.