Hot weather has prompted the California Independent System Operator to issue a Flex Alert for the first time in two years, calling on electricity customers to cut back on their power usage, KRON reports.
Quebec authorities this month arrested a 53-year-old man and charged him in connection with a power outage last December that they say was caused by his dropping objects on transmission lines from a plane, E&E reports.
Eight electric power and energy companies – including Duke Energy, Exelon Corp., and Southern Co. – say they are forming an independent group, Grid Assurance, which will buy and stockpile critical grid components, such as transformers and circuit breakers, to be made available in the event of major failures in the transmission network, E&E reports.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian officials are blaming rebels for an attack on the country's energy infrastructure that left hundreds of thousands of people without power.
President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday that the guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia had blown up an energy pylon and blacked out much of the southern region of Caqueta Wednesday night.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is asking residents of the Lower Rio Grande Valley to cut their electricity consumption, particularly in the evening hours, or risk rolling blackouts, KGBT-TV reports.
The Western Energy Coordinating Council has agreed to pay a $16 million penalty to FERC for its role in a 2011 power outage that left more than 5 million people in California, Arizona and Mexico without electricity, The Hill reports.
An energy storage system based on batteries will be installed by Duke Energy at the site of a retired coal-fired plant in New Richmond, Ohio, to help regulate grid frequency for PJM Interconnection, the Dayton Daily News reports.
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — About 4,500 Guam residents are without water following the wind, rain and waves brought on by Typhoon Dolphin.
The Pacific Daily News reports Guam's water authority is working to restore services by Friday, and the island's power provider expects to bring the 2,000 customers that make up 4 percent of its total users back online by Tuesday night.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is sticking with its designation of the gray wolf as endangered, despite some congressional opposition and a petition from the Humane Society requesting that the animal be reclassified as threatened, The Hill reports.
IHS data compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey shows drillers in the Eagle Ford, Marcellus and Utica Shale plays use more water than those in the Bakken Shale and some plays in Colorado, FuelFix reports.
With gasoline averaging $2.77 a gallon Tuesday, the lowest price in several summers, more Americans are expected to hit the road over the Fourth of July weekend, with AAA predicting that 41.9 million will be traveling more than 50 miles, according to FuelFix.
The Greek debt default and gains in U.S. crude stocks and production were pressuring oil prices early Wednesday. U.S. benchmark crude dropped 94 cents to $58.53 a barrel in electronic trading on the Nymex, while in London Brent fell 78 cents to $62.81, Reuters reports.
Computer data firm Switch has filed a request with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission, asking the regulators to rethink their rejection of the company’s application to leave NV Energy and generate its own power, the Las Vegas Sun reports.
Peabody Energy Corp.'s second quarter loss will be bigger than projected in April, as the coal company warns of a $40 million charge from heavy rain and flooding last month and continuing low prices, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Nine states, led by South Carolina, filed suit in Georgia against the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Rule, bringing the total number of states taking legal action over the regulation to 27, The Hill reports.