January 23, 2015 - FERC accepts interregional transmission filings submitted by utilities, grid operators
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Jan. 22 issued a series of orders conditionally accepting filings submitted by transmission providers, grid operators and transmission-owning members in various regions.
January 23, 2015 - OPPD plan aims to reduce customer demand, increase energy efficiency
The board of directors at the Omaha Public Power District recently heard details about how the utility plans to accomplish its plan to reduce load through customer participation in demand-side management (DSM) programs.
January 23, 2015 - Power use in ERCOT increased by 2.5 percent in 2014
Electric use in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region increased by 2.5 percent in 2014 compared to 2013, while peak demand during the hottest part of summer decreased by a little more than 1 percent, ERCOT said Jan. 22.
January 23, 2015 - Public Power Weekly Exclusive: Fast-start engines are a central element in long-term sustainability plan by city of Alexandria, Louisiana
The city of Alexandria, Louisiana, broke ground Jan. 15 on a project to install seven extremely fast-start internal combustion engines at the site of its D.G. Hunter Generating Station.
January 22, 2015 - House passes bill to expedite construction of natural gas pipelines
The House of Representatives on Jan. 21 approved H.R. 161, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act by a vote of 253-169, which is intended to expedite the construction of natural gas pipelines by providing for timely consideration of licenses, permits and approvals required under federal law.
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