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  1. Con Edison customers set summer demand record using 13 million MWh

    Con Edison customers set a record for power consumption during the year's two hottest months, using 13.29 million megawatt hours to run their homes and businesses in July and August. The previous record for usage in a two-month period was 13.26 million megawatt hours set in July and August of 2010. "We use technology and the expertise of our engineers and operators to guide our investments in our underground and overhead electric delivery systems," said Patrick McHugh, Con Edison's vice president, engineering and planning. "Those investments, along with the excellent work of our field crews, helped us keep the power flowing during another New York summer." Con Edison invested $1.6 billion in its electric delivery systems to prepare for the summer of 2016 and has invested $1 billion each year since at least 2005. The investments go into cables, transformers, switches and all the other equipment that ensures reliability in one of the world's most complex energy delivery systems. Con Edison is in the final year of a $1 billion storm hardening plan it started after Hurricane Sandy to protect infrastructure and customers from the impact of severe weather events. The energy company also created a new underground electric network to help meet growing energy needs on the west side of Midtown Manhattan, particularly with the development of the massive Hudson Yards residential and commercial complex. In addition, the energy company relies on customers to take advantage of its energy efficiency programs ( http://coned.com/energyefficiency/ ) and to consider solar energy ( http://www.coned.com/dg/solarenergy/ ) and other forms of distributed generation. These measures by customers help Con Edison maintain its industry leading reliability when temperatures soar and the need for air conditioning rises. Con Edison's 3.4 million customers in New York City and Westchester County set a couple of other records for usage this summer. Demand reached 11,855 MW at 4 p.m. on Aug. 13, which was a new high for a weekend day. At 6 p.m. the next day, demand reached 11,669 MW, a new record for a Sunday.

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    Fri, 9 Sep 2016

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

    Serving areas on South Carolina's coastline, Palmetto EC provides electricity to a region primarily made up of beachfront homes, hotels and resorts 

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    Fri, 26 Aug 2016

  3. Moniz wants more DOE funds for protecting power grid in emergencies

    DOE has also announced up to $34 million in funding, subject to appropriations, for twelve projects representing energy sector organizations in nine states

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    Mon, 22 Aug 2016

  4. FPL restores power to 85,000 affected by Hurricane Hermine

    About 11,000 customers remain without electricity

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    Fri, 2 Sep 2016

  1. Oil and Gas News: Diesel oil spills from grounded oil rig on Scottish island

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    Thu, 11 Aug 2016

  2. Transocean drilling rig refloated

    The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency says the Transocean Winner drilling rig was successfully refloated in Dalmore Bay.

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    Tue, 23 Aug 2016

  3. 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

  4. Energy management: Switchgear strengthens power transmission grid

    Power transmission grid in New Jersey to be strengthened by ABB. Gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) order worth around $40 million to protect network from severe weather and enhance power reliability.

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    Mon, 16 Nov 2015

  5. ABB to strengthen power transmission grid in New Jersey

    The substations are part of PSE&G’s program to protect and strengthen utility substations against increasingly frequent severe weather occurrences and enable reliable and resilient energy delivery.

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    Tue, 10 Nov 2015

  6. NERC sees improved electric reliability in 2015

    Key recommendations in the report for NERC and the power industry to focus on in the coming years are enhanced monitoring of the changing generation mix 

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    Wed, 18 May 2016

  7. Texas receives US$5.2 million to repair 26 flood control dams

    The Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) announced last week that it received US$5.2 million from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as a part of the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program to repair 26 flood control dam structures across six counties in ...

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    Thu, 23 Jun 2016

  8. March US natural gas production down nearly 2% from February

    Natural gas production in the lower 48 US averaged 72.2 bcf/d in March—down just over 1 bcf/d compared to the February average, according to Platts Analytics.

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    Mon, 25 Apr 2016

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