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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...

2014-04-08 12:22:52

Right-Sizing the Grid Could Reduce Blackout Risk, According to New Analysis in the Journal "Chaos" WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some 90 years ago, British polymath J.B.S. Haldane proposed that for every animal there is an optimal size -- one which allows it to make best use of its environment and the physical laws that govern its activities, whether hiding, hunting, hoofing or hibernating. Today, three researchers are asking whether there is a "right" size...

2014-04-07 16:21:52

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a report to its Board of Directors today, The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) announced that demand response providers performed better than expected--and in excess of their contracted commitments--during a powerful winter storm, known as the Polar Vortex, that caused outages at several power plants on January 6, 2014. The severity of the January 6(th) storm put ERCOT's grid at risk for significant failure....

2014-04-07 08:25:20

NEW YORK, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading smart grid technology company opens in North America. Signs global agreements with Silver Spring Networks and HEVO Power. Smarter Grid Solutions, a leading smart grid technology company, has opened its first U.S. office. At an event attended by the Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP, First Minister of Scotland, the company signed global agreements with smart grid companies Silver Spring Networks and HEVO Power...

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,...


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