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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)...

2014-04-16 23:01:58

The TechAmerica Foundation “Best Of” Award recognizes Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) and its GridControlTM/SM solution. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 OATI has been named a finalist for an American Technology Award (ATA) in the Smart Grid & Smart Instruments category for OATI GridControl. The ATAs represent outstanding achievements and are the only “Best Of” national award in the energy industry. Being awarded an ATA means your product exemplifies...

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,...

2014-04-15 08:22:50

CHICAGO, April 15, 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, announces two new products designed to improve power system reliability: Vista® SD Underground Distribution Switchgear and the PureWave® SMS-250 Storage Management System. "The industry landscape is changing rapidly with new technology and new expectations from utility customers and regulators," says Tim...

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....

2014-04-11 16:20:32

Rebuild Will Enhance Reliability, Allow Future Growth WILLIAMSPORT, Md., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Potomac Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is rebuilding a major 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Frederick County, Md., to enhance service reliability for existing customers and accommodate future electrical load growth in Maryland and West Virginia. The project will replace equipment that is more than 40 years old along a three-mile section of the...

2014-04-11 12:21:18

READING, Pa., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed) continues to conduct tree trimming work in communities across its 15-county service area in Pennsylvania as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance system reliability. Since the beginning of the year, Met-Ed tree contractors have trimmed more than 600 circuit miles of electric lines as part of its approximately $14 million vegetation management spend for 2014, with an additional 2,300 miles...

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...

2014-04-10 16:21:23

$250,000 Reward Offered to Assist Law Enforcement Investigation SAN FRANCISCO, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that it is contributing a $250,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s) who fired gunshots that caused extensive damage to its Metcalf Transmission Substation near San Jose nearly one year ago. Over the past year, PG&E's Electric Operations team has partnered closely with...

2014-04-10 08:34:26

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/czc9qg/analysis_and) has announced the addition of the "Analysis and Forecast of China Smart Meter Market" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/czc9qg/analysis_and ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) At present, for the meters being used including the industry, commercial and household...