Entergy Corporation announced that two of its subsidiaries, Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC (“ENVY”) and Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (“ENOI”) have filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont seeking a judgment to prevent the state of Vermont from forcing the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant to cease operation on March

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) intends to issue, on behalf of the DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Smart Grid Consumer Engagement.” The objective of this FOA is enhance the awareness and knowledge of smart grid attributes and benefits for

Recently, two studies were released on the effects of radio frequency (RF) exposure of wireless smart meters on humans. The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) issued a report in January concluding the RF exposure from smart meters fell far below the FCC limit. A study by Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) released last

On January 5, 2011, the EMF Safety Network filed an application requesting the Public Utilities Commission of California reconsider its decision to not investigate health-related issues raised by the EMF Safety Network and others opposed to the installation of smart meters. The application states the Commission has an obligation to ensure safe delivery of gas

I have no doubt that a smarter grid will eventually benefit all classes of customers. Industrial and commercial customers when properly informed will leverage smart meter data to improve their bottom line financials. However, I am not convinced that most residential customers will want to be as engaged with the real time pricing information provided

Despite having approved Central Maine Power’s (CMP’s) Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) plan in February 2010 as a program designed to “improve customer service, enhance storm restoration efforts, reduce utility operational costs, save ratepayer and utility costs, and ultimately provide customers with necessary tools to use electricity more efficiently,” on January 4, 2011, the Maine

Pacific Gas & Electric (“PG&E”) and the EMF Safety Network (“Network”) battled over the summer regarding the safety of smart meters.  In early spring, Network submitted an Application to the California Public Utility Commission (“CPUC”) requesting the Commission modify its previous orders approving PG&E’s smart meter program alleging health related concerns. EMF Safety Network is self-described in