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Sep 08, 2014 to Sep 10, 2014 | Chicago, IL
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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Entergy

Will the Hydrogen Economy Take Off?

Hydrogen is hot, but whether it really will fly is another story.
Jennifer Alvey

Face-Off: The Renaissance of Nuclear Power

Nuclear power is on the verge of an extraordinary expansion.
John Sillin

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Virginia's State Corporation Commission (SCC) named Howard M. Spinner as director of its Division of Economics and Finance, replacing Richard J. Williams. Williams is retiring after 22 years with the commission. Spinner has been with the SCC since 1998.

The Western Electricity Coordinating Council board of directors elected Jack L. King as its chair and Ronald D. Nunnally and Tim Newton as vice chairs.

Culture Shock

By 2020, nearly half the workforce will be female and non-white. Are utilities ready?
Jennifer Alvey

By 2020, nearly half the workforce will be female and non-white. Are utilities ready?

Utilities, like other businesses, understand that-moral and ethical imperatives aside-a diverse workforce makes their businesses stronger. But at a recent transmission conference in Washington, D.C., the 50-or-so attendees were mostly male (two of the four women in the room were conference organizers), mostly white (two blacks and three or four Asians), and mostly older (half had gray hair).

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President Bush named Dr. Nils J. Diaz chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), succeeding Richard A. Meserve. Diaz's current NRC term expires in 2006. Diaz also is professor-emeritus of Nuclear Engineering Sciences at the University of Florida.

Pantellos named Jim Neikirk president and CEO. Neikirk spent five years at Entergy Corp. as vice president and chief procurement officer.

Perspective

The issues facing Entergy's nuclear plant are fixable. Why shut it down?
Donald P. Irwin

For Want of a Nail: Emergency Preparedness at Indian Point

The issues facing Entergy's nuclear plant are fixable. Why shut it down?

What happens when law, technology, and politics collide? It's anyone's guess.

Business & Money

Which public companies have the best payout-and which missed the list?
Scott Barclay

Commission Watch

National Grid balks, says FERC intended TransLINK as model for the East.
Bruce W. Radford

PJM ITC Tariff Splits With Midwest

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The North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) promoted Dave Nevius to senior vice president; David Cook to vice president and general counsel; and Don Benjamin to vice president. Nevius has been a vice president at NERC since 1986; Cook has been NERC's general counsel since 1999; and Benjamin has been director of operations since 1985.

Ameren Corp. named Martin J. Lyons vice president. Lyons has been the company's controller since joining Ameren in October 2001.

In Search of... Transmission Capitalists

Facing a cash crunch, transmission owners look for new funding sources.
Elliot Roseman and Paul De Martini

 

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