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Largest US coal plant may get new life as potential buyers emerge

October 3, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

The Navajo Generating Station is the largest coal generator in the U.S thus far, and its potential survival contradicts a recent trend of coal plants shuttering in the wake of cheap natural gas and environmental regulations. According to the AP, […]


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Senate panel wants update on cyber EO

August 31, 2017

Via: FCW

Reports on international cybersecurity cooperation were due from key agencies by June 23, under President Trump’s May executive order, and some in the Senate would like a look at the documents. Read More on FCW


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Smart grid cybersecurity spending forecast to hit $3.2bn

August 11, 2017

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Global spending on smart grid cybersecurity is expected to almost double in the next decade, according to new research. A report from Navigant Research states that it will rise from $1.8bn this year to nearly $3.2bn by 2026. The study notes that […]


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Mixed Reaction to Proposed Driverless Vehicle Legislation

August 1, 2017

Via: Waste360

While much of the alternative-fuels technology—including EV—is focused on the light- and medium-duty market, attention is turning to the Class 8 market. ACT is offering a free fuel calculator to compute a fleet’s specific potential savings. The approval by the […]


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Nokia to supply critical communications network to northern California water and power utility

July 13, 2017

Via: WaterWorld.com

Nokia is to provide an advanced communications network to the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) in Northern California to support its hydro-electric power generation and water distribution services in the area. PCWA is the primary water resource agency for Placer County, California, a 1500-square mile area […]


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5 trends to watch in utility customer engagement

June 20, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities have a range of reasons for wanting to better engage their customers, from staving off retail choice threats to more efficiently managing their distribution system. But as technology rapidly evolves, and consumer expectations , power companies are broadly getting […]


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Targeted ratemaking seen as next customer segmentation opportunity

June 20, 2017

Via: AmericanPublicPower

Targeted ratemaking could be the next significant opportunity for utilities when it comes to customer segmentation, said Tony Georgis, director at Denver, Colorado-based consulting firm NewGen Strategies & Solutions, on June 18. He made his comments at an American Public […]


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Consumers becoming more aware of smart grid issues, offerings: survey

June 19, 2017

Via: AmericanPublicPower

Knowledge about smart meters and the smart grid has risen among U.S. consumers, according to the results of a recently released survey. The latest iteration of the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative’s Consumer Pulse and Market Segmentation survey found that 72% […]


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How Utilities Can Avoid Complacency and Boost Customer Satisfaction

June 14, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Steve Ballmer’s first reaction to the Apple iPhone was not his best moment. During a TV appearance in 2007, the then-Microsoft CEO and current owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, mocked the market potential of the iPhone. With a $500 […]


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2017 Utility Customer Study: Evaluating the reliability of utility providers

June 14, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

When a US customer turns on a light switch, ‘99.98’ times out of 100, it will turn on. However, if a US customer raises their cell phone to get service, there’s only an 86% chance they’ll get a signal. In […]