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Sep 29, 2014 to Oct 03, 2014 | Michigan State University, Lansing MI
Oct 01, 2014 to Oct 03, 2014 | Washington, DC

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Edison

Reliable But Costly

Recent trends in distribution line undergrounding.

William Atkinson

Utility distribution lines increasingly are going underground, but costs are still prohibitive for replacing existing overhead lines.

Rooftop Parity

Solar for Everyone, including Utilities

James Tong and Jon Wellinghoff

An independent system operator for the distribution network could open more opportunities for distributed energy resources, including rooftop solar.

People (August 2014)

Chairmen were elected to the Edison Electric Institute, including Theodore Craver (Edison International), Nicholas Akins (American Electric Power) and Thomas Fanning (Southern Co.); ISO New England changed its wholesale market management; Bechtel’s nuclear business line president, Greg Ashley, was elected to the Nuclear Energy Institute’s board of directors and executive committee. And others...

People (June 2014)

CMS Energy names Brian Rich as vp and CIO; New York Independent System Operator names Michael Bemis as board chair; Southern California Edison elects Connie J. Erickson as v.p.  and controller; CenterPoint Energy names Dana O’Brien senior v.p. and general counsel.

Category Error

The trouble with treating grid projects as market players in New York’s capacity auction.

Edward N. Krapels and William Hollaway

Transmission is not generation. Yet New York ISO makes grid projects qualify as competitive, like gen plants, to get to play in its capacity market.