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  1. Sensus salutes Alabama Power Company for GridWeek 2011 Leadership Award

    Source: Sensus Sensus extends its congratulations to Alabama Power Company ( A Southern Company ) for being the recipient of the GridWeek 2011 Leadership Award presented during the annual GridWeek conference in Washington, D.C., Sept. 12-15.  The GridWeek 2011 Leadership Award is presented to the individual or organization that has presented a clear hypothesis, demonstrated objectives in smart grid or related technology deployment, shared results and presented noteworthy lessons to the industry.  Selected by GridWeek in the State of Deployment category, Alabama Power’s recent smart grid implementation played an instrumental role in restoring power to more than 400,000 customers in the wake of the tornadoes that devastated Alabama on April 27, 2011. In Alabama Power’s service territory alone there were more than 30 tornados covering more than 690 miles. By the end of the storm, more than 6,000 poles and more than 400 transmission system structures were damaged or destroyed. In addition, more than 300 substations lost power and six substations were either destroyed or suffered significant damage.  Alabama Power Company, as have most utilities, owned and maintained its Outage Management System (OMS) for many years. As part of a larger Southern Company initiative, the OMS system was integrated with the Sensus FlexNet Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) System. With deployment complete in the fall of 2010, the systems allow Alabama Power to gain situational analysis more efficiently in a storm event.  “Sensus applauds Alabama Power for its recent GridWeek 2011 Leadership award,” said Randolph Wheatley, vice president, corporate marketing and communications for Sensus. “The integrated system was proven reliable in the worst case scenario, when deadly tornados swept across Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, on April 27.”  As a result of the Southern Company’s initiatives and Alabama Power’s timely AMI implementation, the utility was able to quickly assess which meters were without power. The utility was also able to maintain awareness of damaged or destroyed buildings that were not able to have power restored.  For the most up to date and in-depth information on the  Metering/Smart Grid  market visit PennEnergy's comprehensive Research area to access industry focused Reports.

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    Thu, 15 Sep 2011

  2. TVA shuts down nuclear plant after storm damages transmission

    TVA also said it could take days or weeks to bring the nuclear units at Browns Ferry nuclear power plant back online following its shutdown related to the storm

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    Thu, 28 Apr 2011

  3. Nuclear closures could have serious consequences

    Shutting down nuclear power plants in the U.S. would have significant economic and environmental consequences.

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    Fri, 17 Jun 2011

  4. NRC Chairman Jaczko announces resignation

    After nearly eight years of service, Gregory B. Jaczko has announces his resignation as Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, effective upon the confirmation of a successor.

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    Mon, 21 May 2012