FERC To Hear Appeal of Quincy Hydro

According  to WTAD news, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has put the city of Quincy’s (Illinois) request for a rehearing regarding the dismissal of its license application for a hydropower plant on its May agenda. FERC will meets May 19, 2011. Quincy has been working to appeal FERC’s February ruling that…

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Ted Craver Elected Chairman of EPRI

PALO ALTO, Calif. — (April 14, 2011) – The Board of Directors at the Electric Power Research Institute announced today that Theodore (Ted) F. Craver, Jr., the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Edison International (NYSE: EIX), has been elected board chair. “We are privileged to have a person…

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DOE Offers $90.6 Million Conditional Commitment Loan Guarantee to Support Colorado Solar Facility

Project is One of the First Utility Scale, High Concentration Photovoltaic Energy Generation Facilities in the U.S. and the Largest of its Kind in the World 

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APPA CALLS FOR GREATER ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN BUILDING CODES

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 1, 2011 – Members of the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Legislative & Resolutions Committee today approved 11 resolutions at its annual Legislative Rally, including calling for increased energy efficiency in model national building codes and seeking protection for end-users in the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall…

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NERC Board of Trustees Approves Rules of Procedure Changes

The North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) had its quarterly Board of Trustees meeting on May 11 in Arlington, Va. Gerry Cauley, president and CEO of NERC, welcomed Commissioners John Norris and Cheryl LaFleur of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the NERC Board of Trustees and industry stakeholders.

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FERC, NERC Combining Southwest Outage Inquiry Efforts

FERC and NERC have been sharing information but conducting separate inquiries into the matter. FERC and NERC staffs will issue a joint report on findings and recommendations and present them to the Commission and to the NERC Board of Trustees.

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What’s Happening with NERC Reliability Standards?

Currents Newsletter, Michigan Municipal Electric Association Daniel E. Cooper, P.E. 4.1.11 Reliability has always been an issue for electric utilities. Municipal utilities, with their local connections and close relationships with their customers, have generally prided themselves on their reliable operations. So the new reliability standards shouldn’t be a big deal,…

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