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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Electric Grid Operators To Hold Program


Electric power grid operators ISO New England and the New York Independent System Operator have announced they will host a May 10th symposium on the electric power industry at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston.

The symposium "Navigating Change" will look at current challenges facing the electric power industry as well as how policymakers and utilities companies can meet them.

Gil Quinones, president and chief executive officer of the New York Power Authority will deliver the event's keynote address.

The panel discussions include one that will look how government policies, technology, environmental regulations and the current state of the economy will impact the future of the electric grid. A second panel will examine the role utilities are playing in transforming the electric industry as well as the role that natural gas and renewable energy technologies will play in that process.


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Monday, April 8, 2013

Yale To Host Forum On Energy And Transportation

New Haven's Clean Cities Coordinator, Lee Grannis, will lead a discussion on clean energy and transportation issues on Thursday at Kroon Hall, home to Yale University's School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

The Clean Cities Program is a group related to the U.S. Energy Department that promotes clean energy for transportation. Grannis (shown at left) founded the New Haven Clean Cities Coalition in 1995 and was inducted into the national group's Hall of Fame last October.

 Thursday's program starts at 6 p.m. Kroon Hall is located at 195 Prospect Street in New Haven.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

NU Declares Dividend Payment

Northeast Utilities' Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday of 36.75 cents per share of the company's common stock.

The dividend is payable on June 28th to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 31, company officials said.  NU has approximately 314 million common shares outstanding. 

News of the dividend pay out comes as equity strategists for Citi Bank named the Hartford-based utility as one of their 11 top dividend paying stock picks

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