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2014-09-30 16:22:39

KENT, Wash., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UtilX, a Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE: WG) company announced the completion of 2,000 miles of underground cable (either injected or replaced), as part of a multi-year underground (URD) cable reliability program. UtilX celebrated this milestone with the partners who made it possible, ComEd and Intren at ComEd's headquarters in downtown Chicago. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140930/149449 To date, more than three million feet of URD cable on...

2014-09-29 12:23:19

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exelon Generation announced today that it is planning to build two combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) units in Texas utilizing a new General Electric technology that will make them among the cleanest, most efficient CCGTs in the state and the nation. The new units are being built on existing Exelon sites: one at Colorado Bend Generating Station, currently a 498 MW natural gas plant in Wharton County, TX; and the other at the 704...

2014-09-12 20:20:26

CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) have filed a petition asking state regulators to strengthen a metric that requires Illinois' two biggest electric utilities to show how historic upgrades to the power grid are reducing "greenhouse gas" emissions. The filing makes Illinois a leader in the national discussion on how to address carbon emissions from power plants--an issue that's making headlines now...

2014-09-04 08:24:27

- Inaugural Icebox Derby culminates in a relay race at The Field Museum CHICAGO, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past six weeks, 30 young women from across Chicagoland have worked determinedly in teams to transform old refrigerators into electric race cars. They finally saw the fruits of their labor this Saturday, August 23, as they raced their cars head-to-head with fellow competitors and competed in a series of STEM-related challenges for the chance to take home the...

2014-07-30 23:15:45

Connexion's popular energy incentive quick guide is back and includes additional pages of incentive programs, product specifications and key building code resources. Buffalo Grove, IL (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Connexion, a leading provider of electrical and energy solutions to Midwest area businesses, has announced the release of their expanded 2014-15 edition “Energy Incentive Quick Guide”. “We’re excited to once again make available our popular Energy Incentive Quick Guide. This...

2014-07-16 08:23:02

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Overall customer satisfaction with residential electric utilities has increased year over year driven primarily by improvements in corporate citizenship and outage communications, according to the J.D. Power 2014 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study(SM) released today. However, the improvements in the electric utility industry are not keeping pace with those in a variety of other service industries....

2014-06-25 12:23:08

CHICAGO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expecting questions about the new electricity deal negotiated by the City of Chicago and Integrys Energy Services, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and the City on Wednesday released a free calculator to help 700,000 households better understand their rates under the municipal aggregation program. The CUB-City calculator, at www.ChicagoPowerCalculator.com, is designed to help Windy City residents decide whether to stay with Integrys or switch...

2014-06-11 16:22:08

CHICAGO, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The City of Chicago and the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) on Wednesday formally requested an Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) probe of the electric market--an unprecedented move prompted by reports of confusing offers from alternative suppliers, misleading pitches and prices up to six times higher than the utility rate. The petition filed by CUB and the City calls on the ICC to investigate whether suppliers are complying with...

2014-05-29 23:13:03

Standardized outage information expected to aid first responders, public health officials, utility operations, and the public during times of natural disaster or crisis. Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 iFactor Consulting, a premier developer of mobile apps, real-time outage maps and multi-channel alert systems for the utility sector, has announced its intent to support the development and use of a voluntary open standard for publishing power outage and restoration information through its...

2014-05-22 16:22:22

CHICAGO, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) recently announced that starting June 1(st), consumers can expect to see a 21% increase to their energy bills...just in time for the hot summer months. With the cost of electric power on the rise, even customers of competitive suppliers will feel the impact on their wallets. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140305/CG76982LOGO Many consumers feel as though there is very little they can do to control this vast...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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