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  • Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN) today reported its results from the MISO capacity auction for planning year 2015/16.
  • Toledo Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), continues to conduct tree trimming and other vegetation management work in communities across its 10-county service area in northwest Ohio as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance service reliability. Since the beginning of the year, Toledo Edison contractors have trimmed trees along …
  • Tensions between residents of Live Oak Drive and Duke Energy contractors cooled long enough Tuesday to allow crews to finish trimming trees in the median of the lush street.
  • Mar 16, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Paul Hofmann, chief technology officer at Space-Time Insight, discusses sensors, analytics and having confidence in data quality.

  • Mar 07, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Findings from the Newton-Evans Research Company study completed in February 2015 indicate that a substantial number of electric utilities are using distribution automation technologies such as FDIR/FLISR and VVC/VVO/CVR.

  • Feb 04, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    For this installment of our Utility2Utility series, we spoke with Dr. Nisheeth Singh, senior expert in grid applications at the utility about Swissgrid’s history, partnering on a grid across the EU, and new software that helps them manage this multi-country system.

  • #smartgrid & #smartcities are set to change the world

    Feb 02, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    In case you didn’t get the memo, the Smart Cities lab at MIT---yes, that MIT---isn’t called the Smart Cities lab anymore. It’s now called the City Science Initiative, but it’s intent is still the same as it was with the original 2003 founding—namely, to find all the best, most efficient ways for humans to live together in urban environments. We talk to the head of that lab about how the power industry fits into this vision.

  • Jan 15, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    For this installment of C-suite Insider, we continue a conversation with Sandy Fisher, director of electric system project management at Pepco Holdings, that began with our women-in-energy series. Here she examines just what the industry is doing right (and wrong) these days.

  • Jan 06, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    We asked: What were the biggest, most powerful elements in our power industry history? Utilities, analysts, vendors and consultants answered. Part one covered AC vs. DC, digital tech, DR and battery storage. Who know what's in part two? Take a look and ping us if you agree (or disagree) with their choices. Tell us on Twitter with the #powerbreakthru. 

  • part two: counting down 7-1

    Dec 29, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    This list may not be exactly scientific. We paid attention to articles that garnered comments on social media, the chatter and how readers reacted. Part two covers the monsters of crowdsourcing, the biz model, zombies and even Godzilla.

  • part one: counting down 14-8

    Dec 28, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    It’s that time of the year again---time to reflect back in cutesy, numerical ways. CNN does it.  So, we admit to caving to journalistic peer pressure and joining in. Part one covers data, regs, customer psychology and more. 

  • Dec 22, 2014 | Tim Probert

    The enormous volumes of intermittent generation have made the role of grid balancing ever more crucial, and this has given rise to a new breed of utility, one which points to the future, perhaps, for Europe’s behemoths.

  • Dec 08, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    This issue is dedicated to the ongoing passion of the subjective debates that keep the fires of technology burning away. In these pages, we’ll banter about NASPI synchrophasors, new tech centers, smart grid demo projects, microgrids and even what the single greatest power breakthrough was in the last 100 years. So, don’t sit on the sidelines for this one. Jump right into the fray and swim around in those details. We welcome that. That’s what the #techHEAD issue is all about.

  • Nov 12, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    The second day of Energy Central’s 9th annual Knowledge Summit looked at the future of utilities by specifically calling out how one utility, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), is using unmanned aerial vehicles---more commonly known as drones.

  • Oct 23, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    For this edition of our Utility2Utility article series, we spoke with Vince Dow, president of distribution operations for DTE Energy, about their predictive grid project.

  • What’s the state of data on the wires?

    Oct 19, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    We asked Miroslav Begovic, president of IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) and professor of electric energy research at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, this question. His answer may surprise you.

  • Oct 13, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    We focus heavily on consumer data right now: thermostats, mobile apps, efficiency ideas. But, as your customer is getting smarter, so is your distribution system. And that area of info is about to eat your consumer data for a light snack. It’s poised to take over the data game. But are you ready for that?

  • A free read of our latest print pub

    Oct 09, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    The Sept/Oct print issue is out. Get insights from insiders at Salt River Project, Accenture, Glendale Water & Power, Choose Energy, ComEd, SCANA, PPL, Caltech, Cal ISO, Elster, IEEE, SVP, Stoel Rives, SMUD, Entergy & EPRI. All in one spot.