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2014-02-11 16:28:09

BELVIDERE, Ill., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The April 2013 attack on a San Jose, CA, power substation serving Silicon Valley has been termed the most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the grid that has ever occurred in the U.S. The solution for protecting such substations and other critical infrastructure could involve an old-world solution. The well-planned and organized attack on the PG&E substation began when someone cut an important AT&T...

2013-12-11 23:04:43

Come to Storage Week and hear the information you’ll need to be part of this exciting space. Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 Infocast, the leading business intelligence and networking events producer, has announced the 7th Annual Storage Week scheduled on February 11–13, 2014 and will take place in Santa Clara, CA. FERC’s recent issuance of Order No. 792 amends interconnection rules to specifically include storage devices in the pro forma Small Generator Interconnection...

2012-12-19 12:21:42

TULSA, Okla., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- POWER-GEN International, the world's largest conference and exhibition for the power generation and public utilities sector, announced a record-breaking attendance of nearly 22,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibitors at last week's event, held December 11-13 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Power professionals and executives from more than 75 countries gathered for three fast-paced days to hear the latest on technical, political...

2012-07-31 14:20:52

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More companies are self-reporting possible inappropriate behavior by traders to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) because of the agency's increased focus on preventing manipulation of the electricity and natural gas markets, FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff said Tuesday at a Platts Energy Podium. Speaking to reporters at the Washington, D.C., event, Wellinghoff said the activities of FERC's new analytics and surveillance...

2011-10-13 09:51:00

"Transmission Planning Must Be Driven By Measurable Benefits to Costumers at Lowest Reasonable Cost" WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Fair Transmission Policy (CFTP) today told the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power that costs of new transmission projects driven by economic needs or public policy requirements must be allocated to customers in a manner proportional to the measurable benefits that customers receive from those projects. "We thank...

2011-07-12 08:02:00

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid: WHAT: The 2011 National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid is a unique event taking place on Wednesday, July 13, with all of its sessions held in "roundtable" fashion whereby leaders from the business and policy communities discuss important issues and developments with each other and with the audience. The event also includes...

2010-09-16 10:27:00

MONTREAL, QC and WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ - U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Jon Wellinghoff will deliver the keynote address on Wednesday, Nov. 3rd at the Smart Grid RoadShow Conference being held in Portland, Ore. on November 2-3, 2010. Chairman Wellinghoff, a vocal supporter of Smart Grid initiatives and Grid Transformation, will comment on how a smarter bulk power system -- and the generation and demand resources associated with it -- will operate...

2009-10-15 15:52:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On October 29, ELI will hold the principal policy event of its 40th anniversary year, the ELI-Miriam Hamilton Keare Policy Forum. The topic this year will explore whether expanded use of nuclear power and coal is inevitable in our climate-constrained future, and if so, how best to manage them. This issue has gained greater salience in recent years, as advances in technology promise a new generation of safer nuclear reactors and the...

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2009-10-09 15:15:00

A long-anticipated U.S. "smart grid" could be a significant part of making renewable energy sources such as wind and solar widely available, said Jon Wellinghoff, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said on Wednesday. The United States' top power regulator told Reuters that demand response, the foundation of the smart grid concept of a power system that can instantly respond to changes in supply and prices, could account for 20 percent of U.S. electricity, he said. The market...

2009-07-15 14:47:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Demand Response Coordinating Committee (DRCC) announced today the winners of the group's 2009 Demand Response and Smart Grid Leadership Awards. The recipients are U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell; Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC); Rick Sergel, CEO of the North American Electricity Reliability Corporation (NERC); and John Jimison, Senior Counsel of the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of...