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ENE Strategies Congratulates Clients on Battery Storage Grants
Press Release - Date: December 11, 2017

Contact: John G. Tzimorangas, 508‐698‐1234

From left; Tom Ollilia(RMLD), Ken Goulart(TMLP), John Tzimorangas(ENE), Secretary Matthew Beaton, Commissioner Judith Judson, Bill Bottiggi(BELD)

Marlborough and Foxboro, MA – December 7, 2017 ‐ ENE Strategies, a division of Energy New England, LLC is proud to congratulate four of their clients in receiving $3.more
KUBRA Webinar Recaps Hurricane Season 2017
Press Release - Date: November 03, 2017
Tempe, Arizona (November 6, 2017) — KUBRA, the leading provider of customer experience management solutions, recently announced the dates for its upcoming webinars on “Mapping Storm Restoration in Hurricane Season 2017.” The webinars will cover the impact of recent storms and how power outage maps were used by utilities in the affected areas. KUBRA will host webinars on the topic on November 14 at 12:00 PM ET and November 16 at 3:00 PM ET. The same information will be presented during both sessimore
Press Release - Date: October 12, 2017
N-Dimension Solutions, Inc. Named to
MSSP Alert Top 100 Managed Security Services Providers List

Inaugural List Identifies and Honors Leading MSSPs & Cybersecurity Companies
That Safeguard Customers’ Digital Assets

Addison, Texas – October 3, 2017 | MSSP Alert, published by After Nines Inc., has named N-Dimension Solutions to the Top 100 MSSPs list for 2017 ( Thmore
Press Release - Date: October 10, 2017
Comprehensive Asset Performance Management from Schneider Electric reduces capex & opex for T&D utilities

 Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxureTM Grid offers unprecedented management of millions of assets across grid infrastructures
 Comprehensive solution enables predictive maintenance and longer asset life

Rueil-Malmaison (France), October 3, 2017 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, will showcase its Assetmore
CIMCON Lighting Ranked 6th Hottest Enterprise Startup of 2017
Press Release - Date: July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017 – Boston, MA: CIMCON Lighting, the leading global provider of Intelligent Lighting and Smart City technologies, announced today that it has been identified by Business Insider as the 6th hottest enterprise startup of 2017.

Using a metric called “valuation step up” that indicates the increase in worth that investors attribute to a startup and with the assistance of Pitchbook, Business Insider identified that 169 of the 383 companies that received funding in the first half 201more
White Paper - Date: June 14, 2017
Most utilities agree it’s time to rethink the way they charge for electricity. They understand that technological advances and power generation alternatives are making current approaches obsolete. New rate designs can profoundly affect the choices their customers make. The real debate is over what tomorrow’s rate designs should look like. There are many possibilities. Click here to read more: http://info.b

Engineering Services
Supplier Article - Date: June 01, 2017
Rochester Public Utilities awarded the Westside Energy Station (WES) engineering, procurement, and construction project to Westside Energy Partners (WEP), the joint venture of the Boldt Company and Sargent & Lundy. WES is a new natural gas-fired reciprocating internal combustion engine (RICE) generation facility in Rochester, Minnesota. It consists of five 9‑MW RICE units that will be placed into commercial operation in Q2 2018. Sargent & Lundy's role is in the development of the conceptuamore
First Launch of Apogee Interactive’s Technology in Canada
Press Release - Date: May 17, 2017

ATLANTA (May 18, 2017) – A Canadian utility will soon launch Apogee Interactive’s Energy Advisor for its residential customers and Apogee’s Commercial Energy Calculator for business customers, proven industry-leading technologies designed to help customers lower their energy bills and leverage the utility’s energy efficiency products and services.

The partnership marks a milestone for Apogee, as it is Apogee’s first partnership with a Canadian utility provider. The Canadian utility more
Justin M. Campbell to Head Newly Formed GridLiance West Utilities
Press Release - Date: May 01, 2017
GridLiance Holdco, L.P. (GridLiance) announces the addition of Justin M. Campbell as President of GridLiance West Utilities – GridLiance’s newly formed transmission company operating in the Western Interconnection.

As GridLiance expands its footprint in the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) and Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) areas, Campbell will head new business and development efforts for GridLiance West Utilities. This includes managing the high voltage trmore
Press Release - Date: April 12, 2017
New AreaMax™ product feature supports wireless nodes with 0-10V dimming and monitoring, key component of networked ‘Smart City’ lighting solutions

April, 12 2017…Renton, WA. LED lighting manufacturer Evluma announces the availability of a 7 pin option for the AreaMax™ LED luminaire for Street and Area Lighting. In compliance with ANSI C136.41-2013 Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment–Dimming Control between an External Locking Type Photocontrol and Ballast or Driver, the Areamore
Press Release - Date: March 17, 2017
Tantalus Raises $6M to Support Deployment of Rapidly Expanding Utility Customer Base and Continued Development of Distributed Computing Smart Grid Applications

Tantalus ramps up operations to support the addition of 23 new utility customers over the last year

RALEIGH, N.C. – Feb. 23, 2017 – Tantalus Systems, a leading smart grid solution provider for municipal and cooperative utilities, announced today that the company raised $6M of additional capital from a combination of new invemore
White Paper - Date: March 15, 2017
Get the results of a recent survey on the state of workforce automation in the electric utility industry.

The research provides good insight on the effects of maintaining a manual, paper-based system, and the work that is being transitioned to a fully automated system.

The white paper also includes a case study on Colorado Springs Utilities, showing how this technology provides a rapid return on investment with substantial savings each year from reduced driving miles and restoratiomore
Press Release - Date: March 15, 2017
Utility supervisors in particular will benefit from using Clevest WorkBook on smartphones in emergency situations

July 20, 2016—Clevest Solutions Inc., a leading provider of mobile workforce automation software including smart grid operations, has released the latest version of its Mobile Workforce Management solution for utilities.

Release 5.3 includes smartphone capabilities in the company’s award-winning WorkBook mobile app, allowing Clevest to provide its software solutions onmore
Comverge Brings Next-Generation Demand-Side Management to Public Power Utilities
Press Release - Date: March 03, 2017
New IntelliSOURCE Express™ Enterprise Demand Response Management System Designed for Municipal and Electric Cooperative Utilities

Norcross, GA, March 2017 – Comverge, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based demand response and energy efficiency solutions for electric utilities, today announced IntelliSOURCE Express™, an enterprise demand response management system (DRMS) designed for municipal and cooperative electric utilities. The solution is preconfigured, enabling a rapid time to bmore
Cummins and Tangent Energy Launch Pioneering Grid Edge Joint Venture
Press Release - Date: October 24, 2016
edgeGEN™ combines Cummins generators with Tangent DERMS technology for C&I energy users

Kennett Square, PA and Columbus, IN – October 24, 2016 - Tangent Energy Solutions, Inc. and Cummins, Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today announced the formation of a joint venture named Tangent Generation Resources, LLC. The newly formed JV will market edgeGEN™, a line of natural gas generators equipped with Tangent AMP™, a Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS). Tangent Generation Resources will smore
Three P’s for Driving Utility Customer Engagement: Personalization, Prompts and Promotion
White Paper - Date: September 14, 2016
Back in the day of John Wanamaker’s famous quote, “I know half my advertising budget is wasted; I just don’t know which half,” the ability to measure the effectiveness a company’s marketing spend was elusive.

Times have changed. In today’s digital world, the ability to track, measure, and adjust marketing programs and their associated communications in near real-time is nothing short of amazing.

Utility industry communication professionals know the quality and quantity of marketingmore
The Case for Utility Digital Engagement
Supplier Article - Date: September 14, 2016
Customer expectations are changing and so is the energy industry. Over the last 20 years, companies like Amazon have revolutionized retail business and Apple’s iPhone has put the world at our fingertips. Companies of all kinds, and especially electric utilities, that do not engage with customers on digital channels are missing ripe opportunities to increase revenue and thrive in today’s market.

The Business Case for Digital

Accenture’s latest New Energy Consumer Survey brings somemore
Press Release - Date: June 03, 2016
Thompson Coburn is pleased to announce that Adrienne E. Clair has joined its Utilities practice in Washington, D.C. She was previously a partner and co-chair of the Energy, Mining, Transportation and Telecommunications Division at Stinson Leonard Street.

With 20 years of experience, Adrienne advocates on behalf of her clients on electric and natural gas matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), including proceedings to enforce the FERC’s rules for open access transmore
ENMAX Corporation Selects Eka’s Next-Generation ETRM Software to Manage Operations in Power, Natural Gas, and Renewables
Press Release - Date: May 18, 2016
Energy leader requires an advanced, multi-commodity energy trading and risk management software solution to manage its operations.

Eka Software Solutions, the leading global provider of Smart Commodity Management software solutions, announced today that ENMAX Corporation has selected Eka’s InSight CM platform to manage trading, position, risk, scheduling, and settlement for its operations in power, natural gas, and renewables.

ENMAX is a leading Alberta utility with a history datinmore
Veracity Connect Welcomes 15th State Utility Association
Press Release - Date: February 02, 2016

(February 2nd, 2016) – Veracity Connect, the category-defining, cloud-based, collaborative community for utilities, today announced that they will provide their platform to the Missouri Association of Municipal Utilities (MAMU), to help enhance the association’s mutual aid program, allowing for accessibility to updated information on each of their member systems.

Veracity Comore
SigmaFlow Announces Enhancements to its Compliance Manager Solution to Support NERC CIP v5 Standards
Press Release - Date: August 18, 2015
Process Driven Compliance Solution Provides Critical Capabilities to Adhere to NERC CIP Standards and Ensure Audit Readiness

SigmaFlow, the industry leader in NERC compliance solutions, today announced added enhancements to its Compliance Manager Solution to support NERC CIP version 5 standards. The new CIP v5 model provides additional preconfigured functionality that automates and streamlines the collection of evidence, document management and data-driven reporting – required to adhere tmore
Mobile Billing and Payments: Recommendations for Utilities
White Paper - Date: May 19, 2015
We invite you to download our free white paper where you’ll learn:
- Technical trends influencing the rise of mobile billing and payments
- Why customers are increasingly paying bills through their mobile devices
- Strategies for maximizing customer adoption and bill pay

To download the white paper, visit
You're not alone...
Press Release - Date: April 30, 2015
If you're starting to get stressed out regarding NERC CIP v5 compliance, you are not alone.

Encari is no longer primarily a consulting service company; Encari is now offering cost-effective and incredibly intuitive NERC CIP compliance management products.

Encari has performed numerous NERC CIP compliance program documentation gap assessments, NERC CIP compliance mock audits and NERC CIP cyber vulnerability assessments for diverse generation and transmission utilities, municipalitmore
N-Dimension Used by NMPP Energy to Protect Joint Action Agency Against Cybersecurity Threats
Press Release - Date: March 17, 2015
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada – March 17, 2015 – N-Dimension, the leader in innovative cybersecurity products protecting distributed smart energy networks from cyber attacks, today announced the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP Energy) adopted the N-Sentinel solution for continuous cybersecurity monitoring, alerts and reporting providing them with the visibility and guidance they needed to improve their security posture. Uniquely, N-Sentinel’s utility community cyber monitoring provides cusmore
Safe Electricity Offers Tips on Safely Using Space Heaters and Electric Blankets
Press Release - Date: February 23, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - February 23, 2015 - This week has started out with more frigid temperatures. In fact, many have reported daily record lows, and winter’s arctic blasts aren’t over yet. When the temperatures get this cold, many turn to space heaters and electric blankets to stay warm. The Safe Electricity program reminds consumers to make sure to use these devices with caution in order to keep homes and families safe.

“When winter temperatures get frigid, electric blankets and space heamore
Uncertainty is Clouding the Energy Trading Outlook White Paper
White Paper - Date: February 11, 2015
The global energy markets are undergoing an unprecedented period of near unrelenting change, as technology innovations, regulation, and geopolitical upheaval are shifting the fulcrum under the energy supply and demand balance. For energy commodity producers, traders, and consumers the implication of these changes is a prolonged period of market uncertainty.

As the United States continues to rapidly grow its production of oil and gas from shale, and Canada increases production from its oilmore
The Social Media Manual for the Utility Industry - Guidelines & Best Practices
White Paper - Date: December 29, 2014
The article is a guide for the utilities industry to build a strong social media strategy and how utilities can optimize their customer interactions by leveraging the social channel. Read More
Press Release - Date: September 29, 2014
Bellwether Management Solutions has been selected by Canoochee Electric Membership Corporation, in Reidsville, GA, to provide AMI Meter Installation and Project Management services as part of Canoochee EMC's Smart Grid Project. The deployment of 22,000 meters will begin in January of 2015 and is anticipated to be complete in December of 2015.
Huntsville Utilities Selects Excergy Corporation for Next Generation Technology Consulting Services
Press Release - Date: September 17, 2014
Denver, CO, September 16, 2014 – Excergy Corporation, the emerging leader for consulting and systems integration to the utility and government sectors, announced today that the company was selected by Huntsville Utilities to provide business and technical consulting services to assist with its acquisition of Advanced Meter & MDM technologies and prepare the city for the next generation of smart grid. The utility provides electric, gas, and water services to its service territory of approximatelymore
Regional Crane Operator and Rigger Skills Competitions Planned for 2014-2015
Press Release - Date: July 30, 2014
July 15, 2014--Crane Institute Certification (CIC) announces that it will plan and manage at least eight Regional Crane Operator and Rigger Skills Competitions from Fall 2014 through Fall 2015.

Tentative locations include North Carolina and Alabama in the Southeast; as well as Northeast, Southwest, Northwest, and Midwest locations.

In addition, CIC is pleased to announce that the Western regional competition will take place in Las Vegas, to be held in conjunction with World of Conmore
How Certification Contributes to the Safety of Digger Derrick Operators
Utility Construction
Supplier Article - Date: July 30, 2014
Do Digger Derrick Operators ever have to be certified? Yes, digger derrick operators have to be certified when performing lift work that does not fall under Subpart V.

Jerry Rivera, Director of Safety for the National Electrical Contractor Association, provided explanation in a January 2013 issue of Electrical Contractor magazine. He said: “Digger derricks used in construction related activities, such as installation of traffic signals, lighting and other work not meeting the Subpart V dmore
Press Release - Date: July 17, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – July 14, 2014 –
SOS Intl (SOS) and APT Global (APT) have partnered to provide training, compliance and education services to the electric power industry. The partnership provides clients with experience in the areas of generation, transmission, distribution and telecommunications. Training topics include system operations, engineering, security, planning, renewable energy, and smart grid technologies.
“We believe this partnership will provide a powerful and comprehensive more
Metering Equipment and Services
Supplier Article - Date: March 27, 2014
“Learned this morning that Mark with Bellwether finished installing all of the electric meters, as contracted. I would like to commend the Bellwether Staff and Harry. They coordinated and worked so well together, it can only be described as “poetry in motion”, it was Team Work in every sense of the word. I always received the changeout information in a timely matter and the information was accurate. I only requested a few photos because of customers insistence that the old meter read was wrmore
Toshiba LED Lighting Wins Top Honor for Outdoor Product Design
Lighting & Accessories
Supplier Article - Date: January 28, 2014
January 27, 2014 – Toshiba International Corporation’s LED Lighting division announced today that the TLS-RTLM roadway luminaire has been recognized by Next Generation Luminaires Solid State Lighting (SSL) Outdoor Design Competition for ingenuity in lighting design.

The Next Generation Luminaires SSL Design Competition seeks to encourage technical innovation and recognize and promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for commercial, industrial and institutional amore
Ambient Corporation Expands Vodafone Network Test Certification to Entire Smart Grid Node Family Product Line
Press Release - Date: November 20, 2013
Facilitates deployment on international partner carrier networks

NEWTON, MA, November 20, 2013 - Ambient Corporation (NASDAQ:AMBT), provider of a secure, flexible, and scalable smart grid communications and applications platform, announced today that it has expanded Vodafone network test certification across the entire range of Ambient Smart Grid® Nodes. This certification allows international customers to deploy the Ambient Node™, Ambient MiniNode™, and Ambient MicroNode™ for utilimore
Lighting San Antonio’s Future
White Paper - Date: November 07, 2013
When it comes to energy efficiency, San Antonio, Texas, is a forward-thinking community. And when it decided to replace more than 20,000 of the city’s high-pressure sodium (HPS) street lamps with a durable product that would use less energy, require less maintenance and offer superior light quality, the city asked CPS Energy to investigate the best options available. After many hours spent on exhaustive research and experimentation with new lighting options, CPS selected Toshiba TGT LED Roadway more
Toshiba Launches Newly Improved RTL LED Roadway Luminaires
Press Release - Date: November 07, 2013
Toshiba International Corporation, November 5, 2013-- Toshiba International Corporation’s LED Lighting Systems division (TLS) recently released its newly enhanced, even higher efficacy RTLM and RTLS LED Roadway Luminaires, which serve as a direct replacement for 70 to 400-watt HID luminaires. The RTL comes in two sizes, the short deck RTLS and the medium deck RTLM, and is now available with Type II, III, IV and V distributions.

“The new and improved RTL is now available in more light dimore
Press Release - Date: September 23, 2013
September 23, 2013

—Will team with public power utilities to provide distributed generation,
solar power, outdoor LED lighting to commercial & industrial customers—

EVERGREEN, Colo. and WAKE FOREST, N.C. — Tmore
A conversation with Robert Fishman of NAES Corp.
Power Generation Equipment and Services
Supplier Article - Date: July 08, 2013
Source: BIC Magazine, June 2013

As the new president and CEO of NAES Corp., Robert (Bob) Fishman’s goal is to make NAES a great company. He is excited not only about the future of NAES but also the future of the American power industry. BIC Magazine recently visited with Fishman to discuss the importance of providing strong leadership and the new initiatives taking place at NAES.

Q: What led to your position at NAES?
A: This position builds on my leadership experience of moremore
New Landis+Gyr eZine: Smart Grid Tips, Advice and More.
Press Release - Date: April 30, 2013
Today’s utilities continue to deal with complex challenges. How can they engage consumers in efficiency programs? How should they prepare the grid for electric vehicles? In this issue of "FutureReady", we explore these smart grid challenges — and others. Read it now!
Achieve True AMI Scalability: Read the New White Paper.
White Paper - Date: April 30, 2013
Advanced smart grid applications like distribution automation and demand response require significant scalability –– in processing speed, network bandwidth, storage capacity and more. But adding headroom after an AMI deployment is difficult; it must be built into the system from the start. In our new white paper, Landis+Gyr’s experts explain how to ensure your AMI system is optimized for:

• New levels of transaction load and throughput
• Greater performance management and storage chalmore
Survalent Technology Commissions HMI System for Compañía Minera Nevada’s La Mesa Substation in Chile
Press Release - Date: March 20, 2013
MISSISSAUGA, ON — March 20, 2013 — Survalent Technology, the most trusted provider of smart grid solutions for the control room, announced today that it has commissioned an HMI System for Compañía Minera Nevada’s (Barrick Corporation CHILE) La Mesa Substation in Chile.

In November 2012, Survalent’s integrators, Sienco and Ingema, commissioned their first control and protection system at La Mesa Substation in Chile. La Mesa’s system consists of a control and protection system with Siemens more
Michael Steward Appointed Projects Manager for Spectrum Engineering Corporation
Press Release - Date: March 07, 2013
Spectrum Engineering Corporation announces that Michael Steward has joined the company as its new Projects Manager. Mike will be involved in project scope, schedules and budgets as well as assisting with substation and line design, and field work of all types.

Mike served the City of Garrett, Indiana for over 28 years as the Superintendent of Garrett Municipal Utilities and has extensive and diverse experience in the electrical distribution field.

Spectrum Engineering, located in more
FirstFuel Finds that Operational Improvements Can Double Energy Efficiency Savings in Commercial Buildings
Press Release - Date: February 14, 2013
FirstFuel Software, the market-leading building energy analytics company, today announced that half of all energy efficiency savings in commercial buildings are achievable through operational improvements, at little or no cost to building owners and operators. This finding is drawn from an analysis of a representative sampling of buildings from FirstFuel’s utility and government customers.

The FirstFuel analysis revealed that 51 percent of all energy efficiency opportunities from the sampmore
HPC America creates real-time FERC solution for SAP New General Ledger at We Energies
Data Management Systems
Supplier Article - Date: February 05, 2013
Wisconsin utility company gains improved SAP regulatory and management reporting, immediate access to FERC data, and a faster monthly close from the original developer of the SAP FERC solution.

We Energies provides electric service to 2.2 million customers in portions of Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and also serves natural gas customers in Wisconsin and steam customers in downtown Milwaukee. We Energies is the trade name of Wisconsin Electric Power Co. and Wisconsin Gas LLC, more
Alcatel-Lucent and Luxembourg utility Creos enhance the efficiency of power transmission with a new ‘smart’ communications network
Press Release - Date: January 29, 2013
Paris, Jan 29, 2013 - Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is making the communications network of Luxembourg power utility company Creos ‘smarter’, using its Internet routing technology to lower costs and enhance the reliability and efficiency of power transmission.

Alcatel-Lucent has used its IP/MPLS (Internet Protocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching) technology to replace Creos’s existing TDM-based communications system, bringing a new level of intelligence to its power transmismore
ArcGIS API for Android App Streamlines Field Inspections
Mapping, GIS
Supplier Article - Date: December 13, 2012
An electric cooperative developed an app with ArcGIS API for Android that moved its field equipment inspection process from a paper-based one to a streamlined one using GPS-enabled tablets.

Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation (TCEMC) serves more than 53,000 members in central Tennessee and southern Kentucky. For several years, TCEMC has been moving GIS into more and more areas of the cooperative's operation. One of the last untouched processes was inspections of field equipment.
Esri Technology Enables Utility to Upgrade Billing System
Press Release - Date: December 13, 2012
Holy Cross Energy Saves Money, Improves Customer Service with Street and Security Light Project

Redlands, California—Holy Cross Energy, a member-owned electric cooperative utility that serves more than 55,000 consumers in western Colorado, recently used Esri technology for a street and security light project that has helped update and correct its billing system.

"We have saved $442 per month for one of the towns we serve, as they were paying for devices that no longer existed and wmore
Summit Line Construction Helps Restore Power to the East Coast
Press Release - Date: November 19, 2012
LONG ISLAND, NY (Nov.1 9, 2012) – Summit Line Construction, headquartered in Heber City, Utah, is helping out in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the largest Atlantic hurricane on record. 15 Utah-based Summit Line Construction employees have been working day and night to get the lights back on in the New York area.

Crews from the company had been working on the National Grid project near Lockport, New York, for close to a year when Hurricane Sandy forced management to put that project on homore
Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc. empowers consumers with CustomerConnect
Press Release - Date: October 16, 2012
Ottawa, ON – October 16, 2012 – Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc. (NPEI) has selected CustomerConnect—Harris Utilities’ customer engagement solution—to promote energy conservation and teach consumers how to manage their own resources.

NPEI knew they had to put consumers in control of their own resource use in order to succeed in decreasing peak demand. The utility wanted to provide a one-stop shop for consumers to help them understand their consumption patterns, recognize the impact of changmore
Press Release - Date: October 04, 2012
Sept. 13, 2012, Lake St. Louis, Mo...National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a national software and IT cooperative, has been awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to deploy a “Green Button” solution.

Green Button is the DOE initiative designed to provide advanced technology that gives consumers convenient, computer-friendly access to their energy use information so they can better manage power consumption.

NISC will focus its Green Button efforts onmore
Virtual Peak Plant Key to a Diversified Energy Portfolio
White Paper - Date: July 12, 2012
With more than 700,000 electric and 300,000 gas customers, CPS Energy in San Antonio, Texas is one of the largest municipal utilities in the United States. While CPS customers enjoy some of the lowest electricity rates in the country, the City of San Antonio and CPS Energy, under the direction of CEO Doyle Beneby, have set aggressive goals for energy efficiency and diversification of their generation portfolio.

The complete white paper may be downloaded from
Press Release - Date: May 16, 2012
May 15, 2012 – SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, California and Austin, Minn. –Cooperative Response Center, Inc. (CRC), a leading nationwide contact center and central station, has teamed up with TextPower, Inc., a text messaging (SMS) business solutions provider, to use TextPower’s SmartAlerts™ texting solution to enable customers of CRC’s utility company members a fast and easy way to report power outages via text messaging. CRC will use TextPower’s texting service to allow consumers to initiate a power oumore
E Source White Paper: The What, Why, and How of Customer Experience Management
White Paper - Date: May 15, 2012
The concept of customer experience management (CEM) is simple, but understanding, measuring, and enhancing CEM can be difficult. Utilities across North America are challenged with finding ways to make their customers’ experience a positive one—from redesigning the customer bill to increasing first contact resolution and adopting consistent self-service methods across all contact channels. We examine what CEM is, why it’s important for utilities, and how you can start implementing it within your more
Peninsula Light Company Selects SmartGridCIS for Prepay
Press Release - Date: April 02, 2012
Gig Harbor, Washington – SmartGridCIS, an emerging leader in the field of AMI enabled prepay and time-of-use billing and CIS solutions for utility companies, announced today that Peninsula Light Company (PenLight) has chosen SmartGridCIS to support its residential prepay business.

PenLight wanted a flexible technology solution that could meet their unique requirements for an Advance Pay, or Prepay electricity offering that will ultimately serve as a platform for a broader energy efficienmore
SAIC Awarded Contract To Design Academic Building For The Department Of Defense
Press Release - Date: March 28, 2012
(McLean, Va.) April 11, 2012 – Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) [NYSE: SAI] announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, SAIC Energy, Environment & Infrastructure, LLC, was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) – Mobile District to provide architectural and engineering services for the design of the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) at MacDill Air Force Base (AFB). The single award firm fixed price contract has a two year period omore
Industry Insights from Baker Tilly
White Paper - Date: February 03, 2012
Regulatory accounting and GASB 62 applications
(with specific example for contributions in aid of construction)
Russell Hissom, CPA, Partner
January 2012

With the issuance of Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement 62, utilities required to follow governmental accounting standards will no longer be allowed to follow any Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) guidance, including that for regulatory accounting (FAS 71/ASC 980). GASB 62 Codification of Accountingmore
energyOrbit Offers a Versatile Cloud Computing Solution to the DSM Sector
Press Release - Date: May 16, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO – May 16, 2011 – energyOrbit, the leading cloud computing ( company in the Demand Side Management sector, today announced the successful Implementation and roll out of energyOrbit at Santee Cooper, one of the country’s largest public utilities.

One of the leading utilities in the nation to promote and implement energy efficiency projects in its service territory, Santee Cooper umore
City of Port Angeles teams up with Novinium for Third Year
Press Release - Date: May 06, 2011
For the third consecutive year, the Port Angeles City Council has approved a contract, after requesting competitive bids, with Novinium of Federal Way, Wash., to provide cable rejuvenation services for the city’s electric department.

Many of the City's 30 miles of underground cables are more than 20 years old. Older cables have the potential of failing and causing unplanned outages. The sensible step is to rejuvenate these cables and extend their life; this will help Port Angeles and itmore
The Challenges Faced When Converting Solid Heavy Fuel Oil Fired Boilers To Bioma
White Paper - Date: November 05, 2010
By: Thomas Stringfellow
Senior Consulting Engineer at Halcrow, Inc.


In today’s world, biomass has become the golden word for Utilities, Municipalities and other industries that are examining ways to become carbon neutral or meeting Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) mandated by their State. However, converting existing boilers to biomass is not as simple as switching the fuel being burned in the boiler. There are impacts that need to be considered and addrmore
Sustainable Life Solutions helps utilities offer energy efficiency rebates
Press Release - Date: October 14, 2010
Bolton, MA –10/14/10 – Sustainable Life Solutions LLC offers a turnkey program to help utility companies, municipal light departments, and energy efficiency providers offer incentives to their ratepayers to buy Smart Strip Power Strips. Sustainable Life Solutions is currently handling rebate programs throughout most of Massachusetts, and will soon be expanding to New York as well.
Bolton, MA October 14, 2010 -- Currently, Sustainable Life Solutions is supporting Smart Strip Power Strip incenmore
Utility Design Maturity Model
Press Release - Date: October 12, 2010
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 1, 2010 – Spatial Network Solutions (SNS) is pleased to announce the release of a white paper titled Utility Design Maturity Model: A Tool for Understanding Design Improvement. This document is intended to be used as a tool for conceptually benchmarking your organization’s design processes and providing you with guidance for improvement of those processes. This white paper is available free of charge to the utility community.

The intended audience for this white paper ismore
Utility Design Automation
Press Release - Date: October 11, 2010
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 1, 2010 – Spatial Network Solutions (SNS) is pleased to announce the first in a series of white papers covering utility process and systems improvement/automation. These white papers deal with utility work processes and software engineering best practices for systems
implementation, while remaining vendor/product neutral. This series will be made available free of charge to the utility community.

The first document in the series, Automating Design for Utilities: Key Comore
Service Concepts Joins APPA - Brings Added Value Efficiency Programs
Press Release - Date: August 09, 2010
Service Concepts, an Indiana based organzation created in 1999 by rural electric utilities, has joined the ranks of APPA as an Corporate Associate Member.

"We're excited about the opportunities we'll have to assist APPA members with tested and trusted energy efficiency ideas, new products and programs." stated Steve Thrash, Service Concepts CEO. "We've worked hard for over ten years now and grown to help hundreds of local utilities identify, evaluate and find best-in-class manufacturers omore
CoreTrace Announces Flexible Application Whitelisting Security Solution
Press Release - Date: August 03, 2010
CoreTrace, the leading provider of secure and flexible application whitelisting solutions, announced today a powerful new version of its flagship product, BOUNCER™ 6.0. New functionality, including intuitive administration and application intelligence, positions CoreTrace at the forefront of application whitelisting innovation and offers enterprises an even easier to implement and maintain solution, leading to significant time and money savings.

"Despite application whitelisting's clear smore
OSIsoft Announces Its Selection by AGL Energy for AMI Integration with SAP
Press Release - Date: July 20, 2010
OSIsoft MDUS provides infrastructure for meter data collection, management and synchronization with SAP for Utilities

San Leandro, CA – July 20, 2010 – OSIsoft, LLC (, the leader in real-time data infrastructure solutions, today announced it has been selected as the meter data unification and synchronization system (MDUS) for AGL Energy Limited (AGL).

AGL is Australia’s largest integrated renemore
Milsoft and Cooperative Response Center (CRC): Increasing Customer Satisfaction!
Press Release - Date: July 09, 2010

Steve Collier, VP of Business Development
Milsoft Utility Solutions

ABILENE, Texas – June 3, 2010 — Milsoft and CRC announced today a unique opportunity to drastically improve service levels for their joint customers. CRC is now offering Milsoft IVR customers the option to more