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Lebanon’s EDL restores power with army and central bank aid

Lebanon has been hit a massive power outage on 19 October after two power plants stopped operating due to shortages of diesel.

Chinese residential customers hit by unplanned outages

Some residential consumers in northeast China are witnessing unplanned power outages following the power cuts targeting industrial customers in the past weeks.

California joint power agency to deploy Community Grid Programme with Swell Energy

Local government agency Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) has selected Sell Energy to implement its Community Grid Programme.

ComEd enhances grid resilience with new superconductor technology

ComEd deployed a new tech that will enable the company to enhance the resilience of its grid network against cyber and physical threats.

Energy efficiency can help the US deliver an affordable and just energy transition

Energy efficiency has the potential to help the US to deliver an affordable energy transition, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

Severe drought crippling Brazil’s power sector

Brazil’s power sector will record imbalances between generation and demand due to the severe drought that is affecting the region

FirstEnergy crews assist with Hurricane Ida restoration efforts

FirstEnergy Corp. said that its utilities have sent approximately 500 line workers, forestry crews, support personnel and internal contractors to Louisiana to help with power restoration efforts.

Hurricane Ida wreaks havoc on New Orleans power supply

All eight transmission lines that deliver power into the New Orleans area are currently out of service due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Ida.

Power outage in Indonesia affects millions

A power outage in Indonesia left close to 100 million people – almost half the country – without power for over five hours recently. The country’s state-owned utility said it did not know the cause of the outage, and the government has ordered an investigation into the matter. 

Strong economic growth in Indonesia is causing record demand for electricity, and earlier this year the government instituted energy conservation measures in an effort to reduce pressure on the national electrical grid.

Enhancing customer service during power outages

[img:UI_0.jpg| ]New Haven, CT, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- February 29, 2008 – The United Illuminating Company (UI), a U.S.-based electric transmission and distribution utility, recently implemented Oracle® Utilities Network Management System to automate and streamline its call management process during power outages. UI is also using Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Database and PeopleSoft Enterprise Financial Management.

Energy programme will help prevent power outages

Comverge Inc. has announced the roll-out of CoolSentry™, a free service offered to businesses and residents in its immediate area of operation. Participation in the programme reduces electricity consumption during peak demand periods through remote conservation cycling of central AC units.

CoolSentry is Comverge's new consumer brand for its load control programmes – over 5 million Comverge load control devices are deployed in utility-based programmes throughout the US. When supply problems are expected the regional power system operator alerts Comverge, and the company sends paging signals to small outdoor CoolSentry devices connected to central AC compressors, instructing them to cycle off.

Centrica to transfer 7 million accounts to new customer experience platform

Centrica has signed a deal with software-as-a-service provider ENSEK to improve customer experience through automation of consumer billing, self-service, and query resolution.