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  1. FirstEnergy wins EEI award for outage restoration in Florida, South Carolina

    For the 11th consecutive year, FirstEnergy Corp. has earned recognition for its emergency response efforts from the Edison Electric Institute , an electric industry organization.   FirstEnergy was honored with the Emergency Assistance Award as a result of sending about 600 line workers, contractors and support personnel to assist Florida Power and Light and Duke Energy after Hurricane Matthew caused large-scale power outages along the East Coast. Over a 10-day period in early October last year, FirstEnergy personnel were part of an effort that helped restore electric service to 1.2 million Florida Power and Light customers in Florida and 157,000 Duke Energy customers in South Carolina. FirstEnergy also earned the Emergency Recovery Award for restoration efforts of its own customers following severe thunderstorms and flooding that caused more than 70,000 Mon Power customers in West Virginia to lose power in late June of last year.  More than 1,000 company line workers, contractors, damage assessors and support personnel were part of the restoration effort. Despite accessibility issues with flooded substations and multiple transmission structures being damaged in inaccessible mountain areas, FirstEnergy crews were able to restore more than 90 percent of the customers within four days. "The tireless work of FirstEnergy's crews to quickly and safely restore service to customers, and to lend assistance to neighboring electric companies, demonstrates the industry's strong commitment to customer service," said EEI President Tom Kuhn.  "FirstEnergy's dedicated crews who faced challenging conditions are greatly deserving of this recognition." "Receiving both awards is a special honor because it means our employees used their considerable skills in difficult work environments to benefit our own customers, and those of other utilities," said Steven Strah, senior vice president of FirstEnergy and president of FirstEnergy Utilities.  "What is most impressive is that the repairs were made with no accidents or injuries, which is a testament to our employees' commitment to safety." EEI presents these awards to member companies to recognize extraordinary efforts to restore power or for assisting other electric companies after service disruptions caused by severe weather conditions and other natural events.  Winners are chosen by an independent panel of electric industry experts following an international nomination process.  The awards were presented January 11, 2017, during the winter EEI Board of Directors and CEO meeting in Florida.

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    Tue, 17 Jan 2017

  2. In energy review, DOE calls for upgrading power grid technology

    DOE said that of the initial report’s 63 recommendations, 21 are fully or partially reflected in federal law and 29 have been fully implemented through actions by the administration

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  3. Safety products: Customer-ready outage intelligence

    Utility safety: OMNETRIC Group responds to severe global weather events with Outage Intelligence innovation. The latest in outage intelligence technology, unveiled at DistribuTECH 2016, enables utilities to better anticipate, prevent and react faster to outages.

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    Thu, 18 Feb 2016

  4. Utility poles from Trident Industries

    Electric poles: Trident’s composite poles prove to be effective storm hardening tool.

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    Tue, 15 Sep 2015

  1. Palmetto Electric Cooperative improves severe weather responsiveness with SEDC'S IVR system

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    Fri, 26 Aug 2016

  2. Safety products: Weather forecasting services keep communities safe

    Utility safety: Schneider Electric and PlanetRisk recently joined forces to better protect communities from the effects of unpredictable and severe weather by now offering improved weather forecasting services through collaboration and shared resources.

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    Thu, 13 Oct 2016

  3. Met-Ed to conduct storm restoration drills to prepare for severe weather

    Metropolitan Edison Co., a unit of FirstEnergy Corp., will conduct two emergency readiness exercises in late March and early April to review the company's storm restoration process  

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    Thu, 31 Mar 2016

  4. Energy management: Outage management system enhances utility’s distribution grid operations

    Power management: ENMAX selects GE’s Next Generation OMS to deliver safe, reliable electricity.

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    Wed, 30 Nov 2016

  5. Advanced lightning and severe weather alerts

    Weather Decision Technologies announces partnership with Earth Networks for advanced lightning and severe weather alerting.

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    Fri, 3 Feb 2012

  6. Utility safety: Repair outages caused by severe weather

    Energy management: Space-Time Insight situational intelligence helps utilities rapidly repair outages caused by severe weather

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    Mon, 15 Dec 2014

  7. FPL completes outage restoration to customers impacted by Hurricane Matthew

    Damage to FPL electrical equipment was due largely to debris and fallen trees and limbs

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    Thu, 13 Oct 2016

  8. Oil and Gas News: UK coast guards warn sightseers away from oil rig on beach

    Police are warning people to stay away from an oil rig that was blown onto a remote Scottish beach in a storm.

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    Tue, 9 Aug 2016

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