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NASA Space Weather Project To Utilize High-Voltage

NASA Space Weather Project To Utilize High-Voltage Transmission Lines And iPads

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online How do you measure the effects of space weather on Earth-bound electronics? According to NASA heliophysicist Antti Pulkkinen, with high-voltage power transmission lines and iPads....

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2014-04-22 12:24:13

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of American Electric Power Co. (NYSE: AEP) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 50 cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable June 10, 2014, to shareholders of record as of May 9, 2014, and is the company's 416th consecutive quarterly common stock cash dividend. AEP has paid a cash dividend on its common stock every quarter since July 1910. American Electric Power is one...

2014-04-22 12:23:52

FORT WAYNE, Ind., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) is successfully executing its long-term earnings growth strategy, investing in the company's utility operations and building its transmission business to support an annual earnings growth rate of 4 percent to 6 percent, according to Nicholas K. Akins, AEP's chairman, president and chief executive officer. Akins addressed shareholders at the company's annual meeting today in Fort Wayne, Ind. "The...

2014-04-18 12:21:18

AKRON, Ohio, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio Edison and Pennsylvania Power, subsidiaries of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), are conducting a training drill today to test and help streamline the companies' service restoration process if severe weather causes wide-spread power outages in the region. Designed to train employees assigned to storm outage duty on responses to major events, the drill will take place at Ohio Edison's Regional Dispatch Office in Akron, with participating...

2014-04-17 16:23:07

Work on Distribution and Transmission Systems Will Help Enhance Service Reliability for West Virginia Customers FAIRMONT, W.Va., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) subsidiaries Mon Power and Potomac Edison have received authorization for a new tree trimming program to help lessen the frequency and duration of power outages associated with storms in their West Virginia service areas. The program was recently approved by the Public Service Commission (PSC)...

2014-04-17 16:23:02

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edison Electric Institute has presented American Electric Power Co. (NYSE: AEP) with the 2014 Outstanding National Key Accounts Customer Service Award. This marks the seventh time that AEP's National Account program has received EEI's top award for providing superior service to multi-site customers. "AEP's customers are the backbone of our business, so we are dedicated to building strong relationships with them and providing a level...

2014-04-17 12:24:17

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has scheduled a quarterly earnings conference call with financial analysts for 9 a.m. EDT Friday, April. 25. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet at http://www.aep.com/webcasts. The webcast will include audio of the call as well as visuals of charts and graphics referred to by AEP management during the call. The call will be archived on http://www.aep.com/webcasts for use by those...

2014-04-16 08:24:58

-- Call 8-1-1 before digging into those springtime projects RICHMOND, Va., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring has finally arrived, and with it come the opportunities and challenges of working outdoors. Before hauling the ladder out of the garage to clean the gutters or picking out pavers for that new patio, Dominion Virginia Power urges customers to stop and think before beginning those springtime projects. Avoiding underground electrical lines may seem simple enough, but not...

2014-04-16 08:23:38

CHICAGO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition, S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, introduces new grid controls and radios designed to simplify deployment and management of grid automation systems. "Power outages cost the U.S. tens of billions of dollars every year. Self-healing power systems can help utilities greatly reduce the scope and duration of outages," says Chris McCarthy,...

2014-04-15 20:21:14

DUBLIN, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tcqjzw/hvdc_transmission) has announced the addition of the "HVDC Transmission Market - By Technology, Power Rating, Application, Component & Geography to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tcqjzw/hvdc_transmission ]report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The ever increasing demand of energy,...

2014-04-14 12:24:35

Ventyx energy management system provides modern platform and advanced applications for greater power availability and reliability ATLANTA, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventyx, an ABB company, today announced it has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Electricity (MOE) in Iraq to provide state-of-the-art energy management systems that will help improve the availability, performance and reliability of power supplies in Iraq from main control centers in Baghdad, Kirkuk and Basra....