Exelon touts the nuclear necessity

Current government policies and market structures fail to account for the full value that nuclear power provides as an "always-on source of carbon-free energy." That is according to a keynote presented Exelon Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer William A. Von Hoene, Jr. at yesterday's United States Energy Association (USEA) Public Policy Forum.

Solar capacity increases 418 percent over four years

In 2010, total solar capacity was just a small fraction of the U.S. electric generating capacity -- 0.22 percent or 2,326 MW. In just four years, this capacity increased to 12,057 MW.

Study touts benefits of California's oil and gas industry

The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) is making the case for oil and gas in California, demonstrating the central role the industry plays in California's statewide and local economies. The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation's (LAEDC) analysis highlighted the industry's impact on regional economies throughout California, including counties statewide.

Gob proves good fuel source for DVP

Originally built in order to help clean coal hot spots from the coalfields of Southwest Virginia, the Dominion Virginia Power Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center (VCHEC) has recycled nearly 1.1 million tons of waste coal since it began commercial operation in July 2012. The Virginia City station used about 484,000 tons of waste coal in 2012 and about 615,000 tons in 2013 to generate electricity.

AEP outlines plans for company growth

In order to execute its long-term earnings growth strategy, American Electric Power (AEP) is investing in the company's utility operations and building its transmission business to support an annual earnings growth rate of 4 percent to 6 percent.


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Security is becoming an important part of the day-to-day operations of every utility across the United States, and a recent ruling by the Department of Justice (DOJ) is meant to make it easier for companies to keep their assets secure while keeping the lights on.


The electromagnetic radiation from radio frequency (RF) measured on smart meters at homes in the Maui Smart Grid project does not create a hazard, according to findings from a study by Cascadia PM, an engineering and project management service company. The findings are outlined in a report released by the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), as part of HNEI's research into health effects from the meters.