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2014-07-31 08:27:47

- Best-In-Class Providers Will Globalize Voltage Optimization RICHMOND, Va., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GRID20/20(®), Inc., a leading distribution transformer monitoring provider and Dominion Voltage, Inc. (DVI), a grid optimization solutions provider, have teamed up to bring grid optimization into new markets. "By taking advantage of the GRID20/20(®) technology and integrating it into our platform, we are able to offer our EDGE(®) solution into markets that were previously...

2014-07-31 08:25:36

Line would improve reliability and lower costs for millions of electricity users in Mid-Atlantic region ALLENTOWN, Pa., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) announced Thursday (7/31) that its Pennsylvania utility, PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, is proposing to build a major new regional transmission line that would make electric service more reliable and enhance the security of the electric grid while reducing the cost of electricity for consumers....

2014-07-30 12:25:09

Company Leverages Innovative dobleARMS(TM) Framework and Protection Suite Software to Help Utilities Reduce Risk and Enable Continued Compliance with NERC Standards WATERTOWN, Mass., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New regulatory requirements established by FERC in 2013, and currently being implemented by NERC, are expected to significantly reshape the way utility companies manage power system protection (PSP) data and reporting....

2014-07-24 08:25:24

WAKE FOREST, N.C., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerSecure International, Inc. (NYSE: POWR) announced today that the company will present at three upcoming investor conferences. -- The 3(rd) Annual Needham Advanced Technologies Conference at Needham's offices in New York City at 11:30a.m. ET on Thursday, August 7, 2014. -- The Canaccord Genuity 34th Annual Growth Conference at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston at 2:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, August 13,...

2014-07-16 12:21:41

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric vehicle (EV) sales have roughly doubled every year for the past three years in the United States. Electric utilities are beginning to do their part to enable EV growth by offering new tariff and rate structures tailored specifically for EV owners. There are currently 25 utilities across 14 states offering EV tariffs, including 8 of the largest 15 utilities. Regulators are also taking action and Minnesota recently became the first...

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...

2014-04-10 16:21:37

Public Power CEO Sue Kelly Testifies at Senate Hearing WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Electric utilities have been focused on improving the safety and reliability of the complex and dynamic electric grid for years, testified Sue Kelly, president and CEO of the American Public Power Association (Public Power) at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing today. Kelly testified on behalf of investor-owned, cooperatively owned, and publicly owned...

2014-04-07 04:20:50

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric utilities in the US are expanding their use of social media and mobile applications to improve smart grid benefits and better engage with their customers. Of the 50 largest utilities, 49 currently have active Twitter accounts, all have Facebook accounts and 15 have mobile apps. These media are critical in reaching customers during power outages but also in providing energy savings tips, bill pay and other customer engagement services,...

2014-03-13 20:22:53

SAN FRANCISCO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a decision by state regulators today, PG&E will begin reaching out to owners of master-metered mobile home parks (MHPs) in Northern and Central California for a three-year voluntary pilot program to install new gas and electric service for their residents. The statewide pilot program, ordered by the California Public Utilities Commission, closely follows a proposal put forward by PG&E last year to upgrade public safety...

2014-03-04 12:28:49

ST. LOUIS, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six electric cooperatives in Florida, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Texas have announced plans to deploy power-line communications systems from Aclara Technologies LLC, a leading provider of intelligent infrastructure technologies for water, gas and electric utilities and part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100921/CG68648LOGO Glades Electric Cooperative...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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