Power Breakfast for Aug. 11, 2014

Smart grids, big data; Twin Oaks bid approved


powerbreakfastA nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:

  • The implementation of smarter, more modern power grids around the world is generating unprecedented amounts of big data that could enhance energy efficiencies, reduce energy use in the U.S. by 12 to 22 percent and lead to cost savings of up to $2 trillion, according to GreenBiz. From the article:

    “Through the insight gleaned, organizations are already creating new products, services and economic opportunities helping consumers to easily and efficiently manage energy consumption, while making their homes more comfortable. Of course, it is of the utmost importance that privacy and security protections as well as customer choice are integrated into such offerings.”

  • Blackstone Group LP is cleared to purchase Optim Energy LLC’s Twin Oaks power plant in Robertson County after winning a $126 million bankruptcy auction, the Wall Street Journal reports
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TCEH Corp., Parent Company for Luminant and TXU Energy, Emerges from Chapter 11 as a Competitive, Well-Capitalized Company






News Release   TCEH Corp., Parent Company for Luminant and TXU Energy, Emerges from Chapter 11 as a Competitive, Well-Capitalized Company     *** Energy Industry Veteran Curt Morgan Formally Named CEO   *** Restructuring Eliminates More Than $33 Billion in Debt   *** Benefits from Low Leverage Relative to Peer Group   *** Company […]

Job One Profiles: Razen Thomas






Razen Thomas is proud to be Powering Texas and proud of the hard work and innovation that she sees from her colleagues every day at Oak Grove Power Plant. As support manager, Razen makes sure everyone has the tools, equipment and processes to do their jobs safely and effectively. Watch this month’s Job One Profile […]

A Soaring Success






An abundance of wildlife, including numerous bald eagles, call Luminant’s sites and reclaimed land home. When Liberty Mine’s resident bald eagle pair returns this fall, they’ll find a few home renovations – most notably, a new nest location. The eagles’ nest was recently moved away from mining activities to a new location on company property […]