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2012-05-30 10:21:34

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement can be attributed to AEP Ohio President and Chief Operating Officer Pablo Vegas: "Today's decision by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to extend the temporary capacity charge is appropriate. We commend the PUCO for taking the time necessary to fully consider the implications that moving to a competitive market in Ohio will have for electricity consumers and AEP Ohio. "AEP Ohio is ready to...

2012-05-30 10:21:22

LITITZ, Pa., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Woodstream Corporation, a global manufacturer of animal control products including FiShock, Zareba and ElectroBraid brand of electronic containment systems that provide safe, economical alternatives to barbed wire fencing, now offers a Sectional Copper Ground Rod Kit that is easy to install and transport. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120530/PH15828 ) Conventional grounding rods are usually six to eight feet long, making them...

2012-05-29 22:20:58

ZURICH, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - ABB and Green launch state-of-the-art data center employing HP servers for new levels of efficiency and reliability ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, and Green, one of the top information and communications technology (ITC) service providers in Switzerland, today announced the official opening of Green's new Zurich-West data center expansion based on direct current (DC) technology. To view the Multimedia...

2012-05-29 14:20:23

CHICAGO, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Utility Board (ICC) commends the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) for rejecting Ameren Illinois' "smart-grid" plan. CUB is cautiously optimistic that high-tech upgrades to the power grid could save consumers money and improve reliability in the long run, but it has to be done right. Ameren's plan was a step in the right direction, but our expert testimony found that it lacked key details on how it would benefit customers. We...

2012-05-29 10:21:44

CHICAGO, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) commends the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) for standing up for consumers and ordering a big Commonwealth Edison rate cut today. While CUB continues to crunch the numbers, it appears that the ICC's final order gives customers a rate decrease of at least $146 million--the amount recommended by a state regulatory judge. Part of doing the smart-grid right is making sure consumers don't pay inflated rates, and...

2012-05-29 06:21:33

AKRON, Ohio, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) has announced plans to build a series of transmission projects to help enhance service reliability across its five-state service area. The projects have been approved by PJM Interconnection (PJM), the regional transmission organization that oversees reliability in all or part of 13 states and the District of Columbia. FirstEnergy's "Energizing the Future" initiative will include transmission projects - new or rebuilt...

2012-05-29 02:30:13

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tellurex Corporation is currently seeking Kickstarter.com pledge funds and distributors to help launch its new, light and portable electrical generator. About the size of a small soup can, this power on demand thermoelectric system converts the heat of a single tea candle into an electrical current capable of providing bright indoor or outdoor light using its plug-in lamp attachment. It can also charge the batteries used in cell...

2012-05-24 23:01:18

May 16, 2012 The George Jarkesy Show went live from the 10th annual KPMG Energy Conference in Houston, TX. The show welcomed guest John Kunasek to talk about the KPMG Energy Survey along with Ronald Clanton to discuss the Smart Grid Practice. Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 The KPMG Energy Conference took place in Houston, Texas on May 16 and welcomed such notables as Steve Forbes, a “thought leader in our own country” and former U.S. Secretary of State General Colin Powell,...

2012-05-23 06:22:02

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection, the grid operator serving 60 million people, expects to have adequate electricity resources available this summer to handle high electricity demand associated with heavy air conditioning use on hot days. The peak demand for electricity this summer is forecast to reach 153,780 megawatts (MW), assuming normal temperatures, compared to PJM's all-time peak demand of 163,760 MW set during record heat. PJM has 10,230 MW of demand...

2012-05-22 06:21:51

PITTSBURGH, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BPL Global®, Ltd. (BPLG), a smart grid technology company, today announced that it has opened an office in India as part of the company's on-going efforts to serve the global smart grid market. The new office in Gurgaon, Haryana provides BPLG with a base of operations to serve the growing market for smart grid solutions throughout India. BPLG has been serving the India market for some time and the growth of the business supports additional...