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2014-04-22 12:23:52

FORT WAYNE, Ind., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) is successfully executing its long-term earnings growth strategy, investing in the company's utility operations and building its transmission business to support an annual earnings growth rate of 4 percent to 6 percent, according to Nicholas K. Akins, AEP's chairman, president and chief executive officer. Akins addressed shareholders at the company's annual meeting today in Fort Wayne, Ind. "The...

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...

2014-04-10 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...

2014-04-07 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....

2014-03-14 12:23:17

Facility will enhance coordination and efficiency across all three regions CARMEL, Ind., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) broke ground today on a regional operations center in Little Rock, Ark., signifying a continued commitment in the reliable delivery of least-cost energy to MISO members and their customers from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. This action marks the next phase of the successful integration on Dec. 19,...

2014-03-11 23:26:39

Entegra Power Group, an independent power producer, implements SettleCoreTM ISO/RTO for communication with the Midcontinent Independent System Operator market. Claremont, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Business intelligence, scheduling, settlements and applications provider Power Settlements Consulting and Software today announces that Entegra Power Group has implemented SettleCoreā„¢ ISO/RTO software for all their MISO transactions from bid to bill. Entegra owns and operates large...

2014-02-04 16:23:38

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Economists at The Brattle Group have authored a report that provides a foundation for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator's (MISO) newly-codified Market Vision and for the Market Development Roadmap that MISO and stakeholders will develop between now and June. The Brattle report identifies the "Core Services" that MISO must continue to provide to support a well-functioning market, and it proposes a set of principles for enhancing those...

2014-01-23 16:21:12

Cold Weather Continues to Push Electricity Use Higher VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection, the electricity grid operator for more than 61 million people in 13 states and the District of Columbia, has requested the public in the BGE and Pepco regions to conserve electricity today and Friday. The call for conservation was prompted by continuing frigid weather increasing the demand for electricity and placing stress on generating resources. PJM asks consumers to...

2014-01-17 12:22:56

CALGARY, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) has announced the five companies who will compete for the opportunity to build, finance, own and operate a major component of Alberta's transmission infrastructure from the Wabamun area to the Fort McMurray area under the newly created Competitive Process. The AESO received submissions from companies around the world, including Asia, Europe, South America and North America. Independent experts...

2013-12-19 08:22:44

Four-State Electric Grid Region "Cutover" Took Place at Midnight CARMEL, Ind., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheers went up in the MISO control room last night after more than two years of intensive planning and training led to the smooth integration of a four-state region of the electric grid across the South into MISO's existing footprint in the Midwest. The change in control, or "cutover," took place at the stroke of midnight as Wednesday passed into Thursday, and extends...