FERC Revises the EQR Data Dictionary and Announces a Technical Conference

In an order issued this afternoon, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) adopted further changes to the Electric Quarterly Report (EQR) Data Dictionary. FERC stated that it adopted version 3.0 of the EQR Data Dictionary in order to implement the revised EQR filing process and to update the list of…

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Wyandotte, Michigan Receives “Innovator Award” For Geothermal Energy System

Wyandotte Municipal Services (WMS) has earned the 2012 Energy Innovator Award from the American Public Power Association for its Geothermal Energy system, first made available to WMS electric customers in 2010.  Residential and commercial customers can elect to install ground source heat pumps that connect to a closed sub-surface water-circulation…

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FERC Staff Presents The 2011 “State of the Market”

We are pleased to present the Office of Enforcement’s 2011 State of the Markets Report. The State of the Markets Report is staff’s annual opportunity to share our assessment on the natural gas, electric, and other energy markets. The presentation is based on conclusions of the staff and not necessarily…

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Electric Public Safety Issue – Copper Theft

Copper theft continues to be a safety issue for electric utilities around the United States. Stealing wire and equipment from electric utilities is dangerous, illegal and must be reported. Metal theft can cause power surges or outages and injury to an innocent person coming in contact with tampered equipment. Learn…

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The ABCs of RECs

District Energy Magazine Alan I. Robbins 1.24.11 Editor’s Note: “From a Legal Perspective” appears in each edition of District Energy magazine to address legal issues of current importance to the district energy industry. It is intended for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Getting credit for the production…

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