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Solar Makers Set for Record 2014 Shipments on Strong Demand
29.08.2014
Solar manufacturers are set to ship a record number of panels this year, with the largest makers expected to deliver 52 percent more panel between them than 2013.

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The Fantasy of Distributed Generation, Efficiency, and Storage Raising Electric Rates
29.08.2014
In 2012, the Virginia Governor proposed a tax for the sales of energy efficient cars because they use less gasoline, which means less money goes into the highway trust fund to repair roads. Hybrid and electric car owners, like myself, went nuts — why should those saving gasoline and significantly reducing pollution be penalized? By the end of 2013, a bipartisan coalition abolished the law.

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SMA Sunny Bear Flash Dances the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
29.08.2014
In accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from SolarEdge, SMA Sunny Bear took the donation drive to the next level by recreating the iconic water scene from the 1980’s move classic Flash Dance.  SMA employees will be donating to this deserving cause and encourage others to join in their support by visiting www.alsa.org and contributing as well. Who

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T&D Grid Critical
29.08.2014
In my July column, I discussed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed carbon rule for existing power plants. read more

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Opportunities or Lights Out?
29.08.2014
Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed rule calling for a 30% reduction (using 2005 as the base year) in CO2 emissions from existing electric-utility generating units by 2030. read more

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Divesting from Fossil Fuels: Last One Out Loses
29.08.2014
A new report written by Nathaniel Bullard at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) highlights the difficulties large institutional investors would have divesting from fossil fuels. What it does not specifically discuss is that these difficulties could lead to large financial losses for investors who see the difficulty of divesting as a reason to delay.

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Venäläisministeri "varoitti" Eurooppaa kaasuongelmista
29.08.2014
Venäjän energiaministeri Aleksandr Novak varoittelee Eurooppaa kaasutoimitusten ongelmista tulevana talvena. Ukrainan oma energiatarve muodostaa ”riskin” Euroopalle, Novak sanoi lehdistötilaisuudessa.

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Neste Oil tulosvaroitti – osake nousee
29.08.2014
Pörssikurssit ovat kääntyneet perjantaina loivaan nousuun Ukraina-huolien aiheuttaman alamäen jälkeen. Neste Oil nousee tulosvaroituksesta huolimatta.

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German Solar Manufacturing Survivor Say Shipments Reach Record
29.08.2014
The one major German solar panel manufacturer that survived a plunge in prices triggered by competition from China said it shipped near-record modules this month and seeks to keep selling at that level.

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Tesla haastaa BMW:n ja Daimlerin Kiinassa
29.08.2014
Yhdysvaltalainen sähköautojen valmistaja Tesla on saanut Kiinassa merkittävän kumppanin sähköautojen latauspisteiden rakentamiseen.

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ABB celebrates 125th anniversary in Finland
29.08.2014
2014-08-29 - Predecessor company Strömberg was established in 1889. Today, ABB Finland is a global technology and production hub with more than 5,000 employees in 30 locations

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Neste Oililta tulosvaroitus
29.08.2014
Öljynjalostaja Neste Oil arvioi, että Porvoon jalostamon toisen vetylaitoksen vaurioiden korjaaminen kestää lokakuun loppuun. Tämän takia yhtiö alentaa koko vuoden tulosennustettaan.

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Envisioning the Grid of the Future
28.08.2014
The rapid changes in technology, coupled with financial, regulatory and consumer concerns, will drive utility business model evolution. Content Classification:  Marketing read more

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BURNDY Announces the Release of Y122CMR HYTOOL
28.08.2014
August 26, 2014 -- BURNDY introduces the new Y122CMR mechanical full cycle ratchet HYTOOL to its line of tooling products.  The Y122CMR HYTOOL™ will accommodate copper compression HYDENT connectors for : #12 - #2 AWG Class B #12 - #2 Class I Flex #2 Solid & #3 Stranded The die index is embossed on the crimped connector for permanent inspectability. T&D World's The Briefing Room read more

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Six Keys to Recruiting and Retaining Lineworkers
28.08.2014
Amy Fischbach, T&D World and Maximo Fuentes, SMUD Electric utilities nationwide are challenged with recruiting and retaining qualified lineworkers. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) shares six tips on how it is not only finding new apprentices, but also training its veteran field workforce for improved retention. read more

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Firelands Electric Cooperative To Employ Aclara's eTWACS System
28.08.2014
Firelands Electric Cooperative plans to use the new eTWACS power line communications system from Aclara Technologies for its advanced metering infrastructure requirements. read more

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Direct Energy Partners with SmartThings for Smart Home Products
28.08.2014
Direct Energy has launched a partnership with SmartThings to bring a smarter, safer, connected home to energy customers in Texas. read more

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Black Hills Selects Asset Management as 'Utility of the Future' Component
28.08.2014
Ventyx, an ABB company, has signed a new license agreement with diversified energy company Black Hills Corp. to deploy Ventyx's enterprise asset management (EAM) solution, read more

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Storm Damage Assessment Software Now iOS Compatible
28.08.2014
GeoSpatial Innovations, Inc. has announced that its storm damage assessment software, GSI Scout, is now supported on iPhones and iPads through a native iOS application. read more

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Meter Meets Industrial-Class Energy Monitoring Requirements
28.08.2014
Leviton has expanded its revenue-grade line of VerifEye submetering solutions with the introduction of its Series 4000 Industrial ModBus Smart Meter. read more

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GE Software Solutions for Managing Europe’s Grid
28.08.2014
As Europe drives toward greater energy efficiency and increased grid complexity, GE continues its mission to help utilities build a modern grid to meet electricity demands. read more

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Silver Spring Networks Expands Smart Infrastructure Partnership with EDMI
28.08.2014
Silver Spring Networks, Inc. has announced an expanded relationship with EDMI Ltd., a global smart meter solution provider, to offer smart city and smart energy solutions in several new regions. read more

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Cyan and GridSense Team Up to Provide End-to-End Smart Grid Solutions in India
28.08.2014
Cyan has signed a teaming agreement with GridSense Inc. to jointly market smart grid solutions in India and other emerging regions that will enable utilities to accurately monitor energy distribution and consumption. read more

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Advanced Control Systems Redesigns Website
28.08.2014
Advanced Control Systems has launched a redesigned and expanded website created to meet the needs of busy utility engineers and executives seeking automation solutions. read more

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Direct Energy Orders Integrated Demand Response Solution
28.08.2014
Siemens Smart Grid has signed a contract with Direct Energy, one of North America’s largest energy and energy-related service providers with more than six million residential and commercial customer relationships, to install a Demand Response Management System (DRMS). read more

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St. Kitts Electricity Co. Deploys Smart Metering Project
28.08.2014
The St. Kitts Electricity Co., in collaboration with Canadian company Corinex Communications Corp, has announced the successful initial deployment of a pilot site. read more

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IEEE Standards Association Signs MoU with Consumers Energy for Synchrophasor Conformance Testing
28.08.2014
The IEEE Standards Association has signed a memorandum of understanding with Michigan-based Consumers Energy. read more

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Utility Industry Labor Sourcing Strategy Cost Analysis
28.08.2014
Finding Quality Resources through Economically Feasible Means As the utility industry continues to change a more deliberate focus is given to the costs of goods sold. The importance of finding the best labor sourcing strategy is becoming a key element of running a successful utility.  This study evaluates the three best fit labor sourcing strategies for utility craft employee work scopes from a direct wage perspective, total hourly cost perspective and finally across a recurring project scope perspective. read more

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Plunge in UK Distributed Energy Investment Forecast for 2019
28.08.2014
Investment in the UK’s distributed power generation market will witness a significant decline from almost $2.5 billion in 2013 to $939 million by 2019, according to new analysis.

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