Utilities

Exacter Technology Brings Unique Problem-Solving Ability for Hardening Smart Grid PLC & BPL Data Transmission Lines

Smart Grid relies on data communication. Utilities employ Exacter technology as a means to prepare their systems for Smart Grid initiatives and improve the overall reliability of the distribution overhead network. “Failing and poorly installed equipment can literally stop data transmission in Power Line Carrier (PLC) and Broadband over Power Line (BPL) systems which are …

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Fitch Rates Southern California Edisons $500MM First & Rfdg Mortgage Bonds A+

Fitch Ratings has assigned an ‘A+’ rating to Southern California Edison’s (SCE) $500 million 5.5% issuance of first and refunding mortgage bonds due March 2040. The securities were priced on Monday, March 8, 2010 and are expected to settle on March 11, 2010. Proceeds from the issuance will be used to repay commercial paper and …

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Fitch Releases 2012 U.S. Water & Sewer Medians Report; Teleconf. Thurs., 12/8 2pm EST

U.S. water & sewer utilities overall appear well positioned to continue generating solid financial performance to bondholders throughout the current economic cycle, according to a new report issued by Fitch Ratings today. The medians for the group continue to point to ongoing capital pressures, but perhaps more importantly in the current economic climate, they highlight …

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Language Line Services Redefines Company with Name Change to LanguageLine Solutions, Reflecting New Client Focus and Direction

A branding campaign will carry the company’s new name and distinctive blue parallelogram logo throughout all marketing platforms including its Internet and social media sites, all of which have been redesigned to clearly explain its mission: to enhance communications and empower relationships while continuing to reinvent itself as the undeniable industry leader both in volume …

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Con Edison Declares Common Stock Dividend

Consolidated Edison, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $42 billion in assets. The company provides a wide range of energy-related products and services to its customers through the following subsidiaries: Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., a regulated utility providing electric, gas, …

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Customer Satisfaction with Utilities Inches Up in Competitive Energy Landscape, ACSI Data Show

The ACSI results include cooperative, investor-owned, and municipal utilities, the last of which drove the 2017 uptick. Municipal utilities improved customer satisfaction by 4.2 percent for a score of 75. Cooperative utilities slipped 1.3 percent to 77, the top score among the three categories. Investor-owned utilities stood still at 75. All municipal utilities improved their …

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Ames True Temper Reduces Energy Consumption, Greenhouse Gasses With Orion Virtual Power Plant Supply Contract

Other companies to recently enter into Orion’s Virtual Power Plant negawatt supply agreement include Raynor Manufacturing, Dixon, Ill.; Queensgate Foods, Cincinnati, Ohio; RSVP Direct, Wheeling, Ill.; BorgWarner, Auburn Hills, Mich.; Performance Food Group, Rock Island, Ill.; Gould Paper, Edison, N.J.; and four Alpha Packaging locations. Orion now has commitments to supply over 110 million negawatts …

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Echelon”s Smart Grid System Passes Two Million Meter Mark

“Denmark is well-known for embracing technology to promote energy efficiency. Denmark is the world-leading producer of wind energy, and now we’re building a truly smart grid to better use and conserve energy and provide new services for our customers,” Peter Iversen, CTO at SEAS-NVE. “Our smart grid project utilizes the top technologies worldwide, including Echelon’s …

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Enghouse to Acquire CosmoCom

With more than 40 years combined experience, Syntellect and CosmoCom have a strong tradition of expertise and experience serving the Contact Center industry. The complementary product portfolios enable the delivery of truly open, scalable contact center solutions on premise or in the cloud. “We are very pleased with the acquisition of CosmoCom,” stated Stephen Sadler, …

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Weather Live: Premium Weather Application for iOS Won Recognition from Apple and Thousands of Users Worldwide

Weather Live is a beautiful and powerful weather-forecasting tool created to become a handy everyday assistant for planning business trips abroad, visits to friends and family on holidays, and outdoor activities. Due to the innovative technology Weather Live(TM) implemented into the app, any weather magically comes alive right on the screen. Whether it is sunny, …

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Research and Markets: The Peruvian and Uruguayan HV Transformer Market: Small Markets Feature Steady Growth Opportunities

This research service provides an analysis of the high-voltage (HV) transformer market in Peru and Uruguay. The HV transformer market is likely to experience steady growth due to the expected capacity addition in the Peruvian and Uruguayan power sectors in the near future. In fact, utility expansion plans reveal a genuine and ongoing need for …

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Cognera Selected by ATCO Power to Provide Complex Energy Billing Services

Cognera, a leader in complex billing and customer care solutions for the energy retail and utilities industries, announced today that they have been chosen by ATCO Power (ATCO) as a preferred partner to provide energy billing, settlement and online services for retail electricity clients. ATCO Power offers industry leading expertise and experience in developing, building …

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US Lighting Group Now a Publicly Traded Company

HOLLYWOOD, FL — (Marketwired) — 07/19/16 — The Luxurious Travel Corp. (OTC PINK: LXRT) (“Luxurious Travel” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it completed the previously announced acquisition of US Lighting Group, Inc. (“US Lighting Group”), an Eastlake, Ohio, based independent designer and manufacturer of patent-pending, transformer less, LED lighting technologies. On July 13, …

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Vopak and AltaGas to jointly invest in Propane Export Terminal in Canada

Vopak will take a 30 percent interest in RIPET. Vopak’s investment is underpinned by long-term customer contracts and is fully aligned with Vopak’s long-term strategy where storage and handling of gas has been earmarked as one of the strategic focus areas. Canada has a structural surplus in gas and natural gas liquids for which Asia …

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EX-Dividend Schedule: Sempra Energy Boosted its Dividend by 10%; Will Trade Ex-Dividend on March 22, 2018

If your portfolio includes dividend stocks, you have come to the right place for timely information. All you need to do is sign up for your free membership at: On February 22, 2018, Sempra announced that its Board of Directors has approved an approximate 9% increase in the dividend on shares of the Company’s common …

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Zacks Releases New Fundamentals Database

Zacks Investment Research, Inc. has released a new fundamentals database for US equities which includes annual and quarterly financial statement data, general company information, fundamental ratios, and unique key operational metrics. Historical data consists of as reported and standardized financial statement data from 1979 to date covering more than 6,000 companies trading on US exchanges, …

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FuelCell Energy Releases Data for First Year of Ultra-Clean Hybrid Power Plants Operation

In its first full year of operation, the Direct FuelCell-Energy Recovery Generation(TM) (DFC-ERG(R)) power plant, a joint project with Enbridge Inc., achieved results underscoring its success over a range of scenarios. Since January 2009, Enbridge monitored the DFC-ERG plant under several configurations — matching operating modes for different markets — to measure its emissions and …

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Los Angeles County Homeowners Now Eligible for Energy Efficiency Rebates and Incentives

LOS ANGELES, CA — (Marketwire) — 03/09/11 — Homeowners in Los Angeles County can now qualify for rebates and financial incentives of up to $4,500, and save money on their monthly utility bills by implementing energy-saving upgrades to their homes as part of a new program called Energy Upgrade California. An unprecedented collaboration among federal, …

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Life360 Surpasses 10 Million Users and Announces $3.5 Million Series A

Life360 is now a trusted partner to over 10 million people who use its family-focused mobile application to locate loved ones, get help in emergencies and group chat within the cross-platform FamilyChannel. Although the mobile application will remain Life360’s core focus, Fontinalis’ investment signals Life360’s opportunity to expand beyond mobile phones into other key elements …

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Landis+Gyr Adds Two-Way Water Advanced Metering to the Gridstream Solution Portfolio

The addition of advanced two-way communications for water metering applications allows utilities to leverage the full potential and scalability of the Gridstream network platform, while avoiding costly infrastructure add-ons. The truly two-way device enables near real-time access to critical water assets for visibility into current meter status – empowering utilities to address customer concerns and …

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American Chemical Society Implements Copyright Clearance Center”s RightsLink(R) for Open Access Solution

ACS will use RightsLink for Open Access to streamline payments from authors by providing easy-to-use tools for paying Open Access charges. The RightsLink solution provides authors with invoices and utilities that ease the process of institutional reimbursement and increases efficiencies for customer service, finance and operations. “We were looking for an automated solution to capture …

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Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

“In a competitive environment, Sprouts is pleased to report another quarter of strong top-line growth with solid financial results,” said Doug Sanders, president and chief executive officer of Sprouts Farmers Market. “Our combination of healthy products at affordable prices, unparalleled customer service, and strong operational execution continues to separate Sprouts from the competition by meeting …

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GelTechs Access to Growth Capital Solidified with $10 Million Deal with Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC

“With our recent sales increases with several state agencies in the Wildland Division and our continued penetration in the Utilities Division, this is a great time to enter into this funding arrangement with Lincoln Park, an institutional investor that has partnered with GelTech in the past to supplement the Company’s capital needs,” said Michael Reger, …

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