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2012-07-03 10:21:31

KOHLER, Wis., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of homes throughout the Midwest and East Coast are currently without power. Experts say it may take up to a week to fully restore power and clean up from the recent round of storms to hit Washington D.C., Maryland, Ohio and surrounding states. It doesn't matter what part of the country you call home, everyone is susceptible to power outages, particularly when it comes to severe summer weather. Being prepared is the best defense for...

2012-07-02 10:23:53

Importance of Reliable Emergency Power Is Especially Vital For Hospitals, Emergency Response Centers and Other Critical Facilities WASHINGTON, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As communities throughout the Midwest and Eastern United States continue to recover from this weekend's devastating storms and blistering heat wave, diesel-powered emergency backup generators are providing vital power to hospitals, water and sewage plants, and other critical facilities. (Logo:...

2012-07-02 06:22:07

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attendees at last week's National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid, put on by the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS), voted to select the winners of the 2012 "Griddie" Awards for Excellence in Communications. "Good communications and education efforts on DR and smart grid are essential to the growth of these new areas," said Dan Delurey, ADS Executive Director. "In creating the 'Griddie' Awards, we want to...

2012-06-30 10:20:05

AKRON, Ohio, June 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) utility personnel continue to remove debris and restore service following the severe summer storm that hit parts of its service territory last night, customers are reminded of the hazards associated with downed power lines. Across the company's West Virginia, Maryland, western Pennsylvania and southern Ohio service areas, thousands of downed lines have been reported, and many are entangled in trees and not easily visible....

2012-06-29 14:20:30

OAKVILLE, ON, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. ("APUC") (TSX: AQN) is pleased to announce that Liberty Utilities, APUC's regulated distribution utility, has received all federal and state regulatory approvals required to complete its acquisition of the regulated natural gas distribution utility assets located in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri. The acquisition was originally announced in May 2011. The regulated natural gas distribution utilities provide...

2012-06-28 06:24:04

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GridSense, an Acorn Energy (NASDAQ: ACFN) company that develops and markets advanced monitoring solutions for the electric power industry, has announced that a California utility will use its LineIQ(TM) solution to measure the impact of photovoltaic (PV) generated power as it enters the utility grid. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120426/NY96114LOGO ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120504/NY01341LOGO ) Many states...

2012-06-27 06:21:41

HOUSTON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Helix Power Generators, Inc., an authorized dealer for Langson Energy, Inc., promotes, sells and services the device known as the Gas Letdown Generator(TM). The Gas Letdown Generator(TM) is an efficient power generating system which converts wasted letdown pressure from pipelines into affordable, clean electrical power that businesses can use for their own power needs or sell as excess power. Thus, the Gas Letdown Generator(TM) turns wasted energy From...

2012-06-26 23:01:07

A new twist to electronic appliances. Plug in this one, and instead of costing more, it creates a savings on electricity. It reduces home electric bills by a minimum of 8% and as much as 20%. Freedomfflow LLC, a company focused on energy solutions, as part of its relationship with the largest energy producer in North America, has added this new device to its suite of energy solutions and is able to extend a 10% price discount through the end of June, 2012. (PRWEB) June 26, 2012 This...

2012-06-26 10:22:14

CLEVELAND, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SecureState will be releasing Termineter, an open source tool that allows users to interact with Smart Meter utility meters over the optical interface. This is the first framework designed to give individuals access to manipulate smart meters. The Termineter framework allows authorized individuals to test Smart Meters for vulnerabilities such as energy consumption fraud, network hijacking, and more. Many of these vulnerabilities have been highlighted...

2012-06-26 02:22:24

RALEIGH, N.C., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elster Group (NYSE: ELT) today announced that its manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico has received certification from the Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), North America's largest electric utility. The certification, issued by CFE's Laboratorio de Pruebas de Equipos y Materiales (LAPEM), designates the Elster facility as an approved supplier of electricity meters for the utility. (Logo:...