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Mutual aid utilities heading to Florida as Hurricane Michael hits coast

Duke Energy estimated that the fast-moving, massive storm could cause up to 200,000 outages to its customers in Florida. Nearby Orlando Utilities Commission, Florida Power & Light and City Electric of Tallahassee stand at the ready to help.

Florida Power awaits landfall of Hurricane Michael

The utility will be opening staging sites across the state to respond to the storm

Ushering in the Next Wave of the Utility Workforce

It is no secret that the electric utility sector is facing rapid changes that present challenges to its current workforce. One of the major changes is the shift between the old and the new generation of utility workers. 

Florida utility chooses Landis+Gyr for advanced metering

Landis+Gyr will deploy it's Gridstream AMI solution, including network infrastructure and 80,000 residential and commercial meters

CenterPoint, NextEra Moves Highlight 2Q Utility Mergers noted by PwC

The firm's North American Power and Utilities Deals Insights for the second quarter highlights big M&As involving Texas-based CenterPoint Energy and Vectren Corp—valued as the quarter's biggest deal at $8.1 billion—and Florida-based NextEra Energy's agreement to acquire Gulf Power from Southern Co. at $5.7 billion in value.

FPL reaches deal to buy Vero Beach, Florida municipal utility

According to FPL, the utility's average electric rates are about 20 percent lower than those paid in Vero Beach

EEI Names Duke Energy CEO Good as Chairman of Board

Also moving up to vice chairmen are Chris Crane, CEO of Exelon Corp., and Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke. The executive moves were announced during EEI's annual convention Wednesday morning in San Diego. 

Hurricane Webcast: See and Hear Stories of Grid Resiliency and Heroism

ELP.com will host an upcoming free webcast honoring some of those utilities and letting them tell their stories again. "Harvey and Irma: How the Grid handled Storms for the Ages" will begin 1 p.m. Eastern Time and is sponsored by Clevest. 

DER and Bulk Generation

DERs present challenges to the traditional grid operation model. Bulk power and DER will coexist safely and efficiently only if operators have visibility into real data in real time for optimal management and planning. Sensors and analytics are the foundation of that will enable of automated, real-time reaction to real-time changes in power flow, voltage and frequency.

Siemens teaming up with ComEd to manage microgrid clusters in Chicago

On February 28, the Illinois Commerce Commission approved ComEd's plan to construct a microgrid in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago's South Side