General

  • Iberdrola USA Networks, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, announced today that the quality management system it developed for its operating companies, Central Maine Power, New York State Electric & Gas, and Rochester Gas and Electric,  to manage the design, construction and commissioning of large electric and natural gas capital projects is now certified as ISO 9001:2008 compliant.
  • Robert Foster, chair of the Board of Governors of the California Independent System Operator, announced he will step down from the board effective September 30 to pursue opportunities in the private renewable energy industry.
  • Duke Energy Carolinas has chosen five sites in North Carolina to participate in its 2014 Site Readiness Program to prepare each location for potential industrial development.
  • Duke Energy and The National Theatre for Children have announced their Energy Education in Schools' 2014-2015 performance schedule, which will include a nine-month tour featuring multiple troupes performing in over 1,000 elementary schools in eligible Duke Energy service areas.
  • PPL Corp.'s power generation spinoff Talen Energy will keep its headquarters in the Lehigh Valley.
  • ISO New England Inc., operator of the region’s bulk power system and wholesale electricity marketplace, today announced the election of Roberto Denis to the ISO New England Board of Directors.
  • The El Paso Electric Company (EPE) Board of Directors officially announces that Mary Kipp, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, has been appointed as President of El Paso Electric.
  • Hundreds of managers in the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power are agreeing to formal, annual evaluations as part of a new pact with the utility -- a groundbreaking move for an agency long targeted for reform.
  • Public Service of New Hampshire is forecasting its energy costs will shrink, but customers' electric bills will rise by less than 1 percent next year -- maybe.
  • GE announced today the appointment of three new Company officers. GE has 195 officers globally who lead large revenue-generating businesses or are in critical technology or functional roles, helping to drive growth.
  • Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest utility, released its 2014 accountability report.
  • Starting today, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) customers will have the chance to speak out about proposed changes in electric rates in the first of 16 public participation hearings on the issue scheduled throughout California over the next several weeks.
  • Edison International (NYSE:EIX) announced today the appointment of new leaders at two subsidiaries, Southern California Edison (SCE) and Edison Energy.
  • DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) released its new Corporate Citizenship report, which highlights the company's commitment to the communities we serve, strong financial growth and environmental stewardship.
  • The Women's Energy Network turns 20

    Winning with WEN: The Women's Energy Network turns 20
    Sep 16, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Throughout our women-in-energy series, we've looked at women who networked well and networked in varying ways: Reliant's Karen Jones through marketing to the Texas masses or NV Energy's Shannon Skinner through running a crack linemen team who all affectionately call her "the whip."

  • He replaces Tim Kuruce, who retired after a 39 - year career with Duquesne Light.
  • Today ComEd announced the five finalists in its Student Innovation Contest, challenging college students to envision products, services or software apps that leverage smart meter technology to help low-income customers better manage their electricity use and save money.
  • The Kingston ash spill and Watts Bar Nuclear Plant cost overruns drew a lot of attention during his years as TVA chairman, but Bill Sansom said the underlying challenges were making the federal utility more responsive to customers and more fiscally sound.
  • Avista (NYSE: AVA) filed its annual Residential Exchange Program and Purchased Gas Cost Adjustment (PGA) requests that would result in a 0.6 percent decrease in electric revenue, and increase natural gas revenue by 1.2 percent in Washington, if the requests are approved by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC).
  • C-suite Insider: A chat with ComEd's SVP Val Jensen
    Sep 04, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Here at Energy Central, we have a number of popular article series. With our Utility2Utility series, we talk with insiders about a specific project, program or focus. With our women-in-energy series, we profile women making a difference in this industry. Now we're starting a third series called C-suite Insider where we combine the heart of both the Utility2Utility series and the women-in-energy series: In this latest bit of insight, we sit down with high-level executives and managers and get personal. We want to know how they got here, what they love about their jobs and how they see the industry evolving. For this second installment of C-suite Insider, we spoke with Val Jensen, senior vice president (SVP) with ComEd, a man who thinks he has "the best job around." But, we'll let him tell his own story.