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DOE Issues Emergency Order to Alleviate California Power Crisis
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Sept. 6 took the rare but drastic action of issuing an emergency order under the Federal Power Act (FPA) to authorize the maximum…
California Blackouts Bring Calls for Investigation
California’s governor demanded an investigation into the cause of a series of power outages—the first since an energy crisis in 2001—that blacked out parts of the state in recent days. …
Coal Plants May Get Scrubber Reprieve from Proposed EPA NAAQS Redesignations
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has moved to redesignate four new areas of Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Texas as being in attainment of air quality standards for sulfur dioxide (SO2). …
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EPA Changes Closure Requirements in Coal Ash Rule
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on July 29 finalized several changes to the regulations for disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCRs), or coal ash, from electric utilities. The changes…
EPA Loosens Limits on Coal Plant Effluent Discharges
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a rule that revises regulations for coal-fired power plants, a move that will limit the number of generation facilities that could incur…
The Energy-Sector Threat: How to Address Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities
Electric-power and gas companies are especially vulnerable to cyberattacks, but a structured approach that applies communication, organizational, and process frameworks can significantly reduce cyber-related risks. In our experience working with…
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Analysis Supports Competitive Southeast Power Market
A new report from two groups that study energy policy supports the establishment of a fully competitive regional electricity market in the U.S. Southeast, something already being discussed by at…
PI System Software-Maker OSIsoft Being Acquired by AVEVA
In a $5 billion deal, engineering and industrial software company AVEVA has agreed to acquire OSIsoft, maker of the PI System, which is a market-leading operational data software solution. “Combining…
What Is Siemens Energy? CEO Tells All
Siemens announced the spinoff of its Power and Gas division on May 7, 2019. It was part of the company’s Vision 2020+ strategy. On Sept. 1, Siemens Energy laid out…
Industry Press Releases
Esco Introduces new COHOG® Split Frame Tube & Pipe Cutter that is Robust with Easy to Setup Modular Tooling

Hitachi ABB Power Grids joins effort to protect power utilities from cyber threats

DuPont Adds Degasification to Water Treatment Solutions Through Exclusive Partnership with Sun Chemical and DIC Corporation

Brüel & Kjær Vibro introduces new VIBROPORT 8000 (VP-8000) Portable Vibration Analyzer

Cut Through Chain with Minimal Effort: Enerpac Expands Cutter Line With New ECCE26 Model

NITEGLOW® Two-Stage Safety Nosing with Glow-in-the-Dark Technology is Ideal for Exit Pathways
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