Energy headlines for this morning:
Related to outages:
Smart meter deployments continue to rise Smart grid: "In 2011, more than 23% of all U.S. electrical customers had smart meters. These meters use two-way communication to connect utilities and their customers. They support demand response and distributed generation, can improve reliability, and also provide information that consumers can use to save money by managing their use of electricity."
Lessons From Where the Lights Stayed On During Sandy Combined heat and power: "We all know where the lights went out. But what about where they stayed on? That scenario was and still is on full display in Co-op City."
Post-Sandy, bike generators bring joy to NYC in the form of charged gadgets Fun: "We already know freak storms like Sandy will become less freaky and more normal in the coming years, but what about bike-generated recovery? Can we make that normal too?"
Who Obama and Romney Listen to on Energy: Part 2
MarkWest Energy Partners and Antero Resources Announce Start-Up of Sherwood Gas Processing Complex media release: "MarkWest Energy Partners (NYSE: MWE) (MarkWest) and Antero Resources (Antero) announced today that MarkWest recently commenced operation of its Sherwood I processing facility and the initial phase of its high pressure gas gathering system located in Harrison and Doddridge Counties of West Virginia."
A sign the fracking craze could be cooling? "One sign that it may be slowing comes from L&M Radiator, a company in Hibbing, Minn., that makes radiators for many of the large trucks used at well sites. L&M is one of the biggest suppliers of radiators for large trucks to both the mining and oil and gas industries."
Clean Energy Releases Second Edition of "Road to Natural Gas" "... an update of truck companies, refuse haulers, fleet operators, airports, municipalities and other organizations which are making the switch to natural gas with transportation fuel, station construction and services provided by Clean Energy."
The Economist Intelligence Unit publishes a new special report on North America's oil and gas boom " How much longer can the North American hydrocarbons boom last? What is the outlook for prices? How will surging petroleum production find its way from fields to the buyers who need it? Can the US achieve oil self-sufficiency, or even energy independence? These are among the questions addressed in this special report, which collects recent articles published by the EIU's Energy Briefing & Forecasts service."
North America Will Lead the World in New Smart Energy Capacity Additions through 2015, According to Pike Research "North America will add more than 400,000 megawatts of renewable capacity from 2012 through 2015, making it the leading region in the world for new renewable energy."