Infrastructure

CMS Exec Says Pipe Industry Stands Behind Integrity Rule

Testifying before the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit on behalf of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), William J. Haener, executive vice president of natural gas for CMS Energy Corp., said that the interstate natural gas pipeline industry supports the development of a gas pipeline integrity rule but recommends longer time frames for inspection intervals. The congressional subcommittee is currently considering gas pipeline safety re-authorization legislation.

February 18, 2002

CMS Exec Says Pipe Industry Stands Behind Integrity Rule

Testifying before the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit on behalf of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), William J. Haener, executive vice president of natural gas for CMS Energy Corp., said that the interstate natural gas pipeline industry supports the development of a gas pipeline integrity rule but recommends longer time frames for inspection intervals. The congressional subcommittee is currently considering gas pipeline safety re-authorization legislation.

February 14, 2002

PJM’s Second Transmission Expansion Plan Gets Go-Ahead

A plan that calls for more than $420 million of transmission facility additions and reinforcements in the PJM region has been given the green light by PJM Interconnection’s board of managers. PJM Interconnection’s board of managers signed off on the second regional transmission expansion plan (RTEP) for the PJM region last Tuesday.

June 11, 2001

PJM’s Second Transmission Expansion Plan Gets Go-Ahead

A plan that calls for more than $420 million of transmission facility additions and reinforcements in the PJM region has been given the green light by PJM Interconnection’s board of managers. PJM Interconnection’s board of managers signed off on the second regional transmission expansion plan (RTEP) for the PJM region on Tuesday.

June 8, 2001

TIBCO Picks Up Reliant, Altra and El Paso

Business infrastructure provider TIBCO Software Inc. announced Wednesday it had contracted with several energy companies — including Reliant Energy Services, Altra Energy Technologies Inc. and El Paso Corp. — to automate their back-office systems. The Palo Alto, CA-based company has four product lines now being used by more than 800 global customers that integrate enterprise applications, provide B2B commerce and deliver personalized enterprise portals.

April 5, 2001

INGAA: Obstacles Hinder Future Pipeline Expansion

Firing a shot across the bow of local distribution companies(LDCs), INGAA Chairman Stanley C. Horton, CEO of Enron GasTransportation Services Co., said yesterday the LDCs are standingin the way of desperately needed interstate pipeline capacity.

February 28, 2001

CA Prices Tight Despite Lifting of ISO Cap

As infrastructure and market functioning problems persistedMonday, the California Independent System Operator (Cal-ISO) calledits 14th Stage One power alert since Nov. 1 and the 46th of theyear, signifying its reserves were expected to dip below 7% whendemand peaked between 5-7 p.m. PST. Initial indications were thatCal-ISO’s price cap lifting late Friday brought additional supplybids but had no impact on easing price increases.

December 12, 2000

California Threatens Market Takeover

Threatening takeover of the state’s electric infrastructure,California officials Tuesday continued their unwavering call forthe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to provide consumerrefunds and cost-based rates to stabilize wholesale markets in thestate and throughout the western U.S.

November 20, 2000

California Threatens Market Takeover

Threatening takeover of the state’s electric infrastructure,California officials Tuesday continued their unwavering call forthe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to provide consumerrefunds and cost-based rates to stabilize wholesale markets in thestate and throughout the western U.S.

November 15, 2000

Industry Briefs

ExxonMobil Corp. has selected mySAP.com as the primary backbonefor the company’s global business infrastructure project, accordingto the German firm, SAP AG, which bills itself as the world’sleading provider of inter-enterprise software solutions. The systemwill be designed to consolidate systems for the recently mergedExxon and Mobil companies, while improving business processes for100,000 employees worldwide. “We have been customers of SAP sincethe late 1980s, and we are excited to continue to build upon ourinvestment in SAP solutions to meet our business objectives ofmaintaining best-in-class business performance for our BusinessLines,” said Jerry Kohlenberger, president of the ExxonMobil GlobalServices Co. “By consolidating and upgrading all systems tomySAP.com, we will tighten synergies around the globe andstreamline business processes.”

September 25, 2000