The utility industry today has more political influence on federal energy policy than ever before, several industry experts said last week in a panel discussion.
Capstone Turbine Corp. has been awarded a $6.2 million contract to install 30 and 60 kW microturbines and associated equipment throughout Southern California.
K. Hovnanian Companies today said its future homes would meet voluntary federal standards that cut natural gas and electricity use by at least one-third.
About 46% of retail electric customers in California reduced their consumption during 2001 compared to earlier years, a new report shows.
The seasonal maxim 'Let it snow' takes on a whole new meaning for utilities, energy risk managers and weather forecasters. (By Roxane Richter)
Saudi Arabian government officials opened a $100 million power station in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The station is expected to ease pressure on the existing network, which was being subjected to such extreme demand during the summer that power cuts often occurred, Makkah Gov. Abdul Majeed said.
Energy executives, analysts, and thought leaders advocated this week for America to diversify its energy resources to protect the nation against catastrophic power failure.
SatCon Technology Corporation® today announced it has received a $1.0 million order for its StarSine MegaPower uninterruptible power supply system.
In disasters, no man-made calamity can match the furious force of Mother Nature. Just ask Dominion Virginia Power, who endured two crippling hurricanes, Dennis in August and Floyd in September, last year alone. Single-handedly and swiftly, Hurricane Floyd wiped out power service to 800,000 customers, almost half of the company's service to its two million end-users.
EPRI launched a two-year program, the Reliability Initiative, to study the root causes of recent power outages and to identify ways to reduce the risk of further problems. EPRI plans to conduct detailed assessments of the three North American interconnections and provide guidance for reliability enhancement. Reliability assessments will also be conducted for representative distribution systems. Twenty-six utilities have so far signed up to support and sponsor the program, and three trade associa