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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...

2009-02-12 13:51:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The money that Congress has included in the economic stimulus bill aimed at expanding the US electric transmission grid will be just the start of what will be a costly effort to improve reliability and deliver renewable power to consumers from remote locations, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Acting Chairman Jon Wellinghoff told the Platts Energy Podium on Thursday. The stimulus bill funding would be "the seed money," Wellinghoff said. "But it...

2009-01-29 06:30:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- At his first White House press conference Monday President Obama declared "the days of Washington dragging its heels are over" and ordered an immediate review of the Bush administration's refusal to give California authority to enforce tough new emission and fuel efficiency standards on gas and diesel powered automobiles. For more than two years California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has sought to impose stricter standards on automobile manufacturers in an...

2006-06-09 16:45:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush will nominate Arizona state regulator Marc Spitzer to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the White House said on Friday. The U.S. Senate would have to confirm Spitzer, currently a member of Arizona's Corporation Commission, before he could begin serving on the FERC. If confirmed, Spitzer's term would end on June 30, 2011, the White House said in a statement. The Senate still must confirm the nominations of Philip Moeller, a...


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