Education & Workforce

Ohio Lawmakers Line Up to Repeal Subsidy for Coal Plants

Some Ohio lawmakers want to end subsidies for two unprofitable coal plants that have cost electric customers millions of dollars.

Tennessee Utility Gives Up Construction Permit for Nuclear Plant

Tennessee Valley Authority has given up a construction permit for a nuclear plant in Northeast Alabama.

New ASCE Book Aids Stakeholders in Underground Excavation

A new book released by ASCE press aids stakeholders in reducing damage during the excavation of underground utilities.

Utility Proposals Include City Takeover After Ida Power Outages

New Orleans city council will meet to discuss investigations surrounding the major power losses from Hurricane Ida.

Virginia State Corporation Commission Staff Say Dominion Made Well Above Fair Profit

Testimony from the State Corporation Commission staff says that Dominion Virginia should be refunding $312 million back to customers.

Utility Shuts Down Gas Main Due to Shifting Ground

A utility in Michigan shut down a gas main due to ground shifting beneath the pavement.

CenterPoint Energy Assess Storm Damage, Begins Restoring Service

CenterPoint Energy begins to assess the damage of Hurricane Nicholas and begins restoring service to over 440,000 customers that lost power.

Dominion to Partner on Solar Project in Virginia Coalfields

Dominion Energy is working on a project to convert coalfields into solar.

Public Utilities Agency Seeks New Electric Suppliers

A public utility agency in Maine is seeking proposals for new electric suppliers.

San Diego Gas & Electric Pays $57M Over Botched Bulb Program

A California utility will refund ratepayers and pay a fine for a mismanaged program to encourage customers to buy energy-efficient lightbulbs.

Severe Storm Left More Than 154,000 Michigan Customers Without Power

Crews are working to restore power to thousands of Michigan residents after a severe storm on Aug. 7.

Duke Energy Puts Two Buildings in Charlotte Up For Sale

Duke Energy puts two of its buildings up for sale as part of the company's transition to reduce its real estate footprint and consolidate to one building.

Texas Utility Reaches Settlement Over High Energy Bills from Freeze

Griddy Energy has reached a settlement with Texas officials for the major price increase during the freeze earlier this year.

Hurricane Ida Leaves Louisiana Residents Without Power

Hundreds of thousands of Louisiana residents are without power after Hurricane Ida left severe damage to the power grid.

Two Companies Join Forces to Improve U.S. Electric Grid Cybersecurity

Ampere Industrial Security and INPOWERED partner in efforts to help improve cybersecurity for utilities and energy companies.

Utility Completes Wind Power Surge with Wyoming Projects

Rocky Mountain Power has plans for multiple wind projects in Wyoming to increase wind power use.

Natural Gas Blamed for Explosion at Selma Community Center

A community center in Selma, Ala. experienced an explosion believed to have been caused by natural gas.

Southwest Power Pool Hopes to Prevent Utility Cost Spikes

The Southwest Power Pool is banning together to prevent future weather-related spikes in utility costs.

Gold Shovel Association Announces New Additions to its Certification Program

The Gold Shovel Association adds new safety standards to its certification course to promote best practices across the industry.

Pipeline Failure Causes Deadly House Fire

A father and daughter were killed in a house fire in Arizona after a pipeline failure caused a house explosion.

Energy Giant Promises More Perks in New Mexico Utility Case

Iberdrola offers more perks to pave way for a smoother process for the utility merge.

Consumers Energy Works to Restore Power After Major Storm

Consumers Energy crews are working diligently to restore power to over 200,000 customers in Michigan that were hit by a major storm.

Natural Gas Companies Remind Communities to Call 811 Before Digging

Piedmont Natural Gas and Duke Energy are reminding customers to call 811 before digging to protect underground infrastructure.

INGAA Welcomes Senate Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

The INGAA released a statement in support of the bipartisan infrastructure package.

Purdue University Hosts 10th Annual Utility Investigation School

Purdue University hosts an annual utility investigation school from Sept. 13-17.

Virginia Utilities to Receive Funding for Unpaid Customer Bills

Officials in Virginia are releasing new funding to cover unpaid utility customer bills.

Southern Ute Indian Tribe Joins Western States and Tribal Nations Natural Gas Initiative

The Western States and Tribal Nations Natural Gas Initiative welcomes the Southern Ute Indian Tribe as its newest member.

$1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Heads for Senate Debate

Lawmakers send a $1 trillion bipartisan bill to the Senate for final votes.

Oregon Governor Signs Ambitious Clean Energy Bill

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a clean energy bill to reach 100% clean energy by 2040.

PNM Customers with Unpaid Bills May Face Shutoffs in August

Customers of PNM are urged to contact the company before shutoffs begin.