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Health Fears and ‘Smart Meters’

By |September 26th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Health Fears and ‘Smart Meters’

Rob Kavet, Electric Power Research Institute

Since the beginning of AM radio broadcasting in the United States about 100 years ago, and through the advent of FM radio and TV, radio-frequency electromagnetic waves have been ubiquitous in our outdoor and indoor environments. Today, wireless technology is used by well over 200 million cell phone subscribers in […]

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Distribution System Efficiency/Optimization: Can a Grid be “Smart” Without Touching Customers?

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Jon Brock, Desert Sky Group, LLC

 Desert Sky Group is currently updating research in the utility sector as it relates to distribution system efficiency and optimization. Most stimulus funds have been focused on smart meters and dynamic pricing. This research originally done in 2009, and updated for 2010, focuses on innovative technologies that optimize the distribution […]

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Smart Grid Washington: Low Income Customers and Smart Meters

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Chris King, eMeter Strategic Consulting

 PowerCentsDC, a Smart Grid pilot in Washington DC, found that low income customers sign up for such programs at higher rates and reduce peak demand by substantial amounts. This comprehensive residential pilot included critical peak prices, Peak Time Rebates, and hourly pricing, in addition to sophisticated information treatments and automated HVAC […]

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Intelligent Systems for Electric Vehicles and the Evolving Smart Grid

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Ryan Prosser, The Prosser Group

The Prosser Group creates intelligent systems for utilities and the emerging Electric Vehicle (EV) marketplace through smart controllers, giving utilities a new ability to harmonize existing systems with the smart grid. The Prosser Group’s EV charging systems optimize facility energy management, energy storage and renewable energy assets. This enables Prosser’s commercial […]

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Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk

By |August 13th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk

 ASSESSING AMERICA’S VULNERABILITIES IN A GLOBAL ENERGY MARKET

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of over three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector and region.

Institute for 21st Century Energy                               Executive Summary

Since the early 1970s, energy has occupied the minds of policymakers to a degree rarely seen before […]

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EPA’s New Reporting Tools for EGU, MACT, and ICR Data

By |August 12th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on EPA’s New Reporting Tools for EGU, MACT, and ICR Data

Testing is Over: Reporting Your EGU MACT ICR Data May be More Challenging

Natalie Vaught, Weston Solutions, Inc.

Past participants in EPA’s information collection request (ICR) programs at oil- and coal-fired power plants are used to difficult and expensive emission test programs.  But the recent ICR for which the reporting deadline is approaching is particularly challenging.  Not […]

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Implications of Greater Reliance on Natural Gas for Electricity Generation

By |July 20th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Implications of Greater Reliance on Natural Gas for Electricity Generation

Aspen Environmental Group

The American Public Power Association (APPA) is the service organization for the nation’s more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities that serve more than 45 million Americans.

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Executive Summary
This report—Implications of Greater Reliance on Natural Gas for Electricity Generation—examines theimpacts on natural gas and deliveries to electric utilities should rules limiting utility […]