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#Duke_Energy purchases California energy management company

Duke Energy purchases California energy management company Duke Energy’s commercial business is looking to expand its portfolio again with the purchase of a majority stake in a California-based energy management company. Duke is not disclosing the purchase price for its controlling share of Phoenix Energy Technologies based in Irvine, Calif. But as in its purchase … Continue reading #Duke_Energy purchases California energy management company

PJM Forum Reveals Possible Gas/Electric Interoperability Solutions; Underscores Need For More Discussion

PJM Forum Reveals Possible Gas/Electric Interoperability Solutions; Underscores Need For More Discussion VALLEY FORGE, Pa., June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Aligning the natural gas infrastructure with the electric transmission infrastructure may be a complex challenge, but it is solvable, according to Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Philip Moeller who spoke at PJM’s Grid 2020 Focus on … Continue reading PJM Forum Reveals Possible Gas/Electric Interoperability Solutions; Underscores Need For More Discussion

FERC Orders #Gates, #Powhatan to Pay $34.5 Million; Next Stop, Federal Court?

FERC Orders Gates, Powhatan to Pay $34.5 Million; Next Stop, Federal Court? The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday ordered Richard and Kevin Gates and their associates to pay $34.5 million in penalties and disgorged profits in their high-profile market manipulation case. But the brothers say they will force FERC to collect in federal court, … Continue reading FERC Orders #Gates, #Powhatan to Pay $34.5 Million; Next Stop, Federal Court?

Are residential demand charges the next big thing in electric rates?

Are residential demand charges the next big thing in electric rates? Demand charges for commercial and industrial customers long have been a part of the electric industry. As utilities need to build infrastructure to meet both instantaneous and long-term requirements, the utility bill contains both an energy charge, which measures the amount of electricity a … Continue reading Are residential demand charges the next big thing in electric rates?

Forget Utility 2.0—the Power Sector Needs ‘Regulation of the Future’

Forget Utility 2.0—the Power Sector Needs ‘Regulation of the Future’ New technologies and financial innovation have launched an era of consumer choice and control in the power sector the likes of which the industry has never seen before. Solar panels, smart meters, energy storage, electric vehicles and microgrids are transforming the distribution grid and spurring … Continue reading Forget Utility 2.0—the Power Sector Needs ‘Regulation of the Future’

Utilities to challenge rule on cheaper electricity in Supreme Court

Utilities to challenge rule on cheaper #electricity in Supreme Court Utility companies are confident they can successfully block the Supreme Court from siding with consumers, states and environmentalists who want to protect a landmark federal rule that pays consumers for reducing their electricity use when the grid is stressed, lowering electricity costs. The demand-side management … Continue reading Utilities to challenge rule on cheaper electricity in Supreme Court

EnerKnol Research: Demand Response to Grow Under Alternate Scenarios Regardless of FERC Order 745 Outcome

NEW YORK, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — EnerKnol Research today released a report analyzing the implications of an upheld FERC Order 745 on demand response across the nation. The report finds the future for demand response participation in wholesale energy markets due to FERC Order 745 uncertainty will have mixed implications, but the resource will … Continue reading EnerKnol Research: Demand Response to Grow Under Alternate Scenarios Regardless of FERC Order 745 Outcome