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ELP Volume 86 Issue 3

News in Brief

Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU), the world's largest private sector coal company, became a minority investor in Cambridge-based GreatPoint Energy Inc.

Commentary

Chicago is famous for its fabulous food and striking skyline.

Cyber Security: Are We Doing Enough?

We can’t afford to live in a virtual world when it comes to cyber attacks on our electric grid—this pain would be real.

New Energy Trading Markets—ISOs redesign ancillary services markets.

Reducing the price of electricity has a cost, often expressed in the form of lower revenues for power plant operators–after they have invested in upgraded connections to the system operator linking them to power purchasers.

Integrating Business Processes: Modeling financial settlements in deregulated electricity markets

To successfully participate in the North American power market, the front office must be provided with timely feedback on traders' financial positions and the back office must be able to reconcile the financial settlements from market operators.

Restructuring FutureGen: Will progress be delayed for clean coal technology?

It was five years ago that the Department of Energy unveiled its FutureGen program, with the goal of developing a first-of-its-kind, prototype coal-fired power plant with near-zero emissions ...

Should You Invest in Employee Assessments?

According to our research, on average, 23 percent of employees do not understand at least one crucial aspect of their job.

An Allegory of Uncertainty for Base Load Generation

Applying real options theory could bring salvation.

Exclusive C Three Equity IndexPUC Impact Felt

State commissions are having a real impact on the value of the stocks we follow.

Meter Data Management: Important but too Expensive?

Hosted MDM solutions provide the benefits without the high cost.