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  1. Oil Pipeline: Pipeline opponents ride out storm in shelters, casino

    A motorist checks the condition of an exit ramp before attempting to drive out of the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. An overnight storm brought several inches of snow, winds gusting to 50 mph and temperatures that felt as cold as 10 degrees below zero. (AP Photo/David Goldman) MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Some protesters who have been fighting the Dakota Access pipeline retreated to a nearby casino and area shelters overnight as a blizzard blew through, but many remained at a camp in southern North Dakota, according to protest organizers who say they're committed to maintaining the camp through the winter. The storm Monday and Tuesday brought more than half a foot of snow, wind gusts exceeding 50 mph and temperatures that felt as cold as 15 degrees below zero. For some not accustomed to often-harsh North Dakota winters, the weather was eye-opening. "Scary," said Melissa Thorpe, 30, of St. Petersburg, Florida, who had been staying in a teepee with a dozen other people at the large encampment but headed to a shelter overnight. Protesters are maintaining a presence even after scoring a victory when the Army on Sunday said it would not issue an easement for the $3.8 billion pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault reiterated his call Tuesday for protesters to leave, saying the Army's decision has delayed the pipeline for months and there's no reason for people to put their lives at risk. Morton County set up emergency shelters at storm-closed school facilities in Mandan and Flasher after sheriff's deputies responded to numerous stranded vehicles in the protest camp area, according to spokeswoman Maxine Herr. Only one protester went to the Flasher school; about 30, including Thorpe, spent the night in a Mandan school gymnasium. Thorpe and fellow pipeline opponents couldn't find a hotel room and "thought we were going to be sleeping in our car at Wal-Mart," she said. "We're so happy (the shelter) is here." Many remained at the camp overnight, according to Jade Begay, of Tesuque, New Mexico, who said she stayed in a yurt heated by a wood stove and had to fix a roof panel that was blown off the tent-like structure. "I was awake most of the night. It was pretty intense," Begay said. Yet Begay and others said the weather wasn't putting a damper on pipeline opponents' enthusiasm. "Of course it's difficult, but I think that this is the test that shows how strong we are and how determined we are to be here," said Michelle Cook, from Tucson, Arizona, who spent the night at the Standing Rock Sioux casino a few miles away. The tribe and its supporters believe the pipeline threatens drinking water and cultural sites. Dallas-based pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners has denied that and said the pipeline will be safe. The camp is on federal land, and the Army Corps of Engineers had set a Monday deadline for people to leave, citing safety concerns. Officials didn't plan to forcibly remove anyone, but those who remain are considered to be trespassing. Corps spokeswoman Moira Kelley said Tuesday that the agency had not issued any citations. She didn't respond to further questions.

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    Thu, 8 Dec 2016

  2. Oil Pipeline: Stay or go? Tribe gives conflicting messages to protest camp

    For protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline, the messages from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation are confusing: The tribal chairman tells demonstrators that it's time to leave their camp and go home. Another leader implores them to stay through the bitter North Dakota winter.

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    Sat, 10 Dec 2016

  3. Storm Impact Analytics for Utilities

    In recent years, increasingly volatile and extreme weather events have significantly impacted the operations and bottom lines of many utilities. Contributing to the problem are obsolete grid assets and a lack of automation, both of which can make it difficult to predict and prepare for the impact ...

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    Mon, 5 Dec 2016

  4. Oil Pipeline: Winter menaces N. Dakota camp as pipeline protesters dig in

    So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota grasslands.

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    Wed, 7 Dec 2016

  1. Oil Pipeline: Trump not saying what he'll do about Dakota Access pipeline

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    Wed, 7 Dec 2016

  2. Girding the Grids: Utility companies rely on smart grids to weather winter storms

    Though utility companies throughout the country cannot control the weather, there are things they can do to keep the power flowing by working ‘smarter,’ not harder, by implementing a smart grid.

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    Tue, 22 Nov 2016

  3. Capacity problem looms as main UK interconnector damaged

    Storm Angus, which struck British shores last week, is suspected of having had a damaging impact on the UK’s biggest energy interconnector.

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    Tue, 29 Nov 2016

  4. How does solar power affect your home's roof?

    Not only does solar power revolutionize your perception of your home’s energy, it also has a huge effect on your home’s roof.

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    Tue, 29 Nov 2016

  5. BHI: Permian basin rig count up 101 since May 13

    The most attractive oil region in the US and perhaps the world has added more than 100 active rigs since last spring.

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    Fri, 2 Dec 2016

  6. IHS: Decommissioning of aging offshore oil and gas facilities Increasing, annual spending rising to $13B by 2040

    IHS Markit expects spending on decommissioning projects to increase from approximately $2.4 billion in 2015, to $13 billion-per-year by 2040, or an increase of 540%.

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    Tue, 29 Nov 2016

  7. Oil Pipeline: Orders could have little effect on pipeline protest camp

    Government orders for protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline to leave federal land could have little immediate effect on the encampment where scores of people have been gathered for months to oppose the $3.8 billion project.

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    Wed, 30 Nov 2016

  8. 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

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