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2019 promises a lot for electric vehicles (EVs) as this is the year when many of the leading carmakers, like Hyundai, Audi and Mercedes will be electrifying their products for the Indian market.

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As can be imagined, the 24th Conference of Parties at Katowice, Poland, was all full of gravitas, heavy in legalese and climate jargon. However, there was one intriguing activity by an observer group — as part of its advocacy, it was distributing vegan food.

Now, what has veganism, or even...

The year 2019 may prove to be the inflection point for green building movement and energy efficiency that could lead to India being a green champion in the future.

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Country’s utilities and government regulators are focused on aggressive electrification, decentralization, and digitization efforts, report finds

A second structural impediment to fully realizing DER benefits is the current grid planning approach, which biases grid design toward traditional infrastructure rather than distributed alternatives, even if distributed solutions better meet grid needs. Outdated planning approaches rely on static assumptions about DER capabilities and focus primarily on mitigating potential DER integration challenges, rather than proactively harnessing these flexible assets.

Section II demonstrated how California could realize an additional $1.4 billion per year by 2020 in net benefits from the deployment of new DERs during the 2016-2020 timeframe. This state-wide methodology was then applied to the planned distribution capacity projects for California’s most recent GRC request, showing how the deployment of DERs in lieu of planned distribution capacity expansion projects in PG&E’s next rate case could save customers over $100 million. 

Motivated by the challenge faced in designing a grid appropriate to the 21st century, this report first focuses on determining the quantifiable net economic benefits that DERs can offer to society. The approach taken builds on existing avoided cost methodologies – which have already been applied to DERs by industry leaders – while introducing updated methods to hardto-quantify DER benefit categories that are excluded from traditional analyses. While the final net benefit calculation derived in this report is specific to California, the overall methodological advancements developed here are applicable across the U.S. Moreover, the ultimate conclusion from this analysis – that DERs offer a better alternative to many traditional infrastructure solutions in advancing the 21st century grid – should also hold true across the U.S., although the exact net benefits of DERs will vary across regions.

Designing the electric grid for the 21st century is one of today’s most important and exciting societal challenges. Regulators, legislators, utilities, and private industry are evaluating ways to both modernize the aging grid and decarbonize our electricity supply, while also enabling customer choice, increasing resiliency and reliability, and improving public safety, all at an affordable cost.

The share of renewables in overall power generation is rapidly increasing, both in developed and developing countries. Furthermore, many countries have ambitious targets to transform their power sector towards renewables. To achieve these objectives, the structure and operation of existing power grid infrastructures will need to be revisited as the share of renewable power generation increases.

Renewable energy technologies can be divided into two categories: dispatchable (i.e. biomass, concentrated solar power with storage, geothermal power and hydro) and non-dispatchable, also known as Variable Renewable Energy or VRE (i.e. ocean power, solar photovoltaics and wind). VRE has four characteristics that require specific measures to integrate these technologies into current power systems: 1) variability due to the temporal availability of resources; 2) uncertainty due to unexpected changes in resource availability; 3) location-specific properties due to the geographical availability of resources; and 4) low marginal costs since the resources are freely available.

A transition towards high shares of VRE requires a re-thinking of the design, operation and planning of future power systems from a technical and economic point of view. In such a system, supply and demand will be matched in a much more concerted and flexible way. From a technical perspective, VRE generation can be ideally combined with smart grid technologies, energy storage and more flexible generation technologies. From an economic perspective, the regulatory framework will need to be adjusted to account for the cost structure of VRE integration, to allow for new services and revenue channels, and to support new business models.

There are several technological options that can help to integrate VRE into the power system grid: system-friendly VREs, flexible generation, grid extension, smart grid technologies, and storage technologies. New advances in wind and solar PV technologies allow them to be used over a wider range of conditions and provide ancillary services like frequency and voltage control. Flexible generation requires changes in the energy mix to optimise production from both dispatchable and non-dispatchable resources. Smart grid technologies can act as an enabler for VRE integration, given their ability to reduce the variability in the system by allowing the integration of renewables into diverse electricity resources, including load control (e.g. Demand Side Management (DSM), Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), and enhancing the grid operation and therefore helping to efficiently manage the system’s variability by implementing advanced technologies (e.g. smart inverters, Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) and Fault Ride Through (FRT) capabilities).

Energy storage technologies can alleviate short-term variability (up to 2 Renewable Energy Integration in Power Grids | Technology Brief several hours), or longer-term variability through pumped-storage hydroelectricity, thermal energy storage or the conversion of electricity into hydrogen or gas.

Two immediate applications for deploying innovative technologies and operation modes for VRE integration are mini-grids and island systems. The high costs for power generation in these markets make VREs and grid integration technologies economically attractive since they can simultaneously improve the reliability, efficiency and performance of these power systems. This is, for example, the case of the Smart Grid demonstration project in Jeju Island, South Korea.

Furthermore, the right assessment and understanding of VRE integration costs are relevant for policy making and system planning. Any economic analysis of the transition towards renewables-based power systems should, therefore, consider all different cost components for VRE grid integration, such as grid costs (e.g. expansion and upgrading), capacity costs and balancing costs. Integration costs are due not only to the specific characteristics of VRE technologies but also to the power system and its adaptability to greater variability. Therefore, these costs should be carefully interpreted and not entirely attributed to VRE, especially when the system is not flexible enough to deal with variability (i.e. in the short-term).

Moreover, RE integration delivers broader benefits beyond purely economic ones, such as social and environmental benefits. Even though not straightforward, these externalities should be considered and quantified in order to integrate them into the decision-making process and maximise socio-economic benefits.

Due to the rapid technological progress and multiple grid integration options available, policy makers should build a framework for RE grid integration based on the current characteristic of the system, developing technological opportunities and long-term impacts and targets. In particular, policy makers should adopt a long-term vision for their transition towards renewables and set regulatory frameworks and market designs to foster both RE development and management of greater system variability. Such regulatory frameworks could include new markets for ancillary services and price signals for RE power generators that incentivise the reduction of integration costs.

Source: IEA-ETSAP and IRENA

The government has also compressed the timeline for implementing the projects to 18 months while setting September 2020 as the target completion date for some projects.

The Distributed Solar Power Association (DISPA), a group of rooftop solar developers, has filed a petition before the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC), protesting the decision to deny exemption.

A power crisis is looming large on India and the country needs to immediately start planning coal-based power plants and transmission corridors to avert it, experts have cautioned.

This is also the "first intra-state transmission system project" won by the company under tariff-based competitive bidding, according to a filing to the BSE.

Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd (KPTL) Wednesday said it has bagged orders worth Rs 1,322 crore in domestic and overseas markets.

The project was awarded to the company through competitive bidding prices and commissioned in December 2017.

NEW HOPE, Pa., Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- IOTA COMMUNICATIONS, INC. ("Iota") (OTCQB: IOTC), the Internet of Things ("IoT") wireless networking company, announced today that on January 11, 2019 it successfully completed a tender offer to its class of Warrants to purchase Common Stock with an exercise price of $0.3753 issued between March 2018 and July 2018 (the "Warrants"). Iota raised approximately $4,624,586.37 in gross cash proceeds from the exercise of 12,322,368 Warrants as part of the tender offer. Participating investors will receive 14,786,844 shares of Common Stock by February 15, 2019, but likely at an earlier date. Investors also received credits for 14,351,047 MHz-Pops to be used to acquire new spectrum licenses.

Iota offered its existing Warrant holders the opportunity to exercise their Warrants and receive up to 21,937,793 shares of Iota's common stock, a 20% bonus. Approximately 81% of the Company's outstanding Warrants were exercised in the tender offer.

Net proceeds are anticipated to be approximately $4,114,589.92 after deducting solicitation agent fees and other offering expenses and are expected to primarily be used for expanding Iota's IoT network business in addition to other general working capital purposes.

Barclay Knapp, Iota's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented, "We are very pleased with the results of our Tender Offer, and want to thank all of our Warrant holders for their consideration and support. This offering is expected to improve our shareholders equity and reduce our warrant overhang as we prepare for our uplisting to a major exchange. The approximate $4.1 million in proceeds will primarily be used to accelerate the development of our new, nationwide wireless carrier network system dedicated to IoT connectivity, in addition to other general working capital purposes."

GP Nurmenkari, Inc. acted as the placement agent with respect to the Tender Offer.

The complete terms of the tender offer were set forth in the Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO and related exhibits filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on December 11, 2018, as amended. Copies of the Schedule TO, the prospectus and other related materials are available on the SEC's website, at www.sec.gov.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Iota is a new, nationally-available, wireless network carrier system and applications platform dedicated to the Internet of Things. Iota sells recurring-revenue solutions that optimize energy usage, sustainability and operations for commercial and industrial facilities - principally to Enterprise customers - both directly and via third-party relationships. Iota also offers important ancillary products and services which facilitate the adoption of its subscription-based services, including solar energy, LED lighting, and HVAC implementation services.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release may contain "forward-looking statement" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such statements include, but are not limited to, any statements relating to our growth strategy and product development programs and any other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could negatively affect our business, operating results, financial condition and stock price. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated include, but are not limited to,: risks related to the acquisition and integration of the assets we acquired from Solbright Group, Inc., risks related to our growth strategy; risks relating to the results of research and development activities; our ability to obtain, perform under and maintain financing and strategic agreements and relationships; uncertainties relating to preclinical and clinical testing; our dependence on third-party suppliers; our ability to attract, integrate, and retain key personnel; the early stage of products under development; our need for substantial additional funds; government regulation; patent and intellectual property matters; competition; as well as other risks described in our SEC filings. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations or any changes in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.

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DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransMontaigne Partners L.P. (NYSE:TLP) (the Partnership, we, us, our) today announced that it has established a record date of January 28, 2019 for a special meeting of its unitholders to be held on February 26, 2019. At the special meeting, which will be held at 1670 Broadway, 32nd Floor, Denver, CO 80202, the Partnership’s unitholders will vote on the previously announced proposed merger of the Partnership and an indirect subsidiary of ArcLight Energy Partners Fund VI, L.P. (ArcLight). Partnership unitholders of record at the close of business on January 28, 2019 will be entitled to receive notice of the special meeting and to vote at the special meeting.

ABOUT TRANSMONTAIGNE PARTNERS L.P.

TransMontaigne Partners L.P. is a terminaling and transportation company based in Denver, Colorado with operations in the United States along the Gulf Coast, in the Midwest, in Houston and Brownsville, Texas, along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, in the Southeast and on the West Coast. We provide integrated terminaling, storage, transportation and related services for customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of light refined petroleum products, heavy refined petroleum products, crude oil, chemicals, fertilizers and other liquid products. Light refined products include gasolines, diesel fuels, heating oil and jet fuels, and heavy refined products include residual fuel oils and asphalt. We do not purchase or market products that we handle or transport. News and additional information about TransMontaigne Partners L.P. is available on our website: www.transmontaignepartners.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release includes statements that may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although the Partnership believes that the expectations reflected in such forward looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Further, the Partnership’s and ArcLight’s ability to consummate the proposed merger may be influenced by many factors that are difficult to predict, involve uncertainties that may materially affect actual results and that are often beyond the control of the Partnership or ArcLight. These factors include, but are not limited to, failure of closing conditions, and delays in the consummation of the proposed transaction, as circumstances warrant. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Partnership’s expectations and may adversely affect the Partnership’s business and results of operations are disclosed in "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in the Partnership’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 15, 2018, as updated and supplemented by subsequent filings with the SEC. The forward looking statements speak only as of the date made, and, other than as may be required by law, the Partnership undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION

This communication may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of the proposed merger. In connection with the proposed merger, the Partnership filed a Current Report on Form 8-K with the SEC on November 26, 2018, which contains, among other things, a copy of the merger agreement, and the Partnership has filed with the SEC and will furnish to the Partnership's unitholders a proxy statement and other relevant documents, including a Schedule 13E-3. This press release is not a substitute for the merger agreement, proxy statement or the Schedule 13E-3 or for any other document that the Partnership may file with the SEC in connection with the proposed transactions. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION, THE PARTNERSHIP'S UNITHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE MERGER AGREEMENT, THE PROXY STATEMENT AND THE SCHEDULE 13E-3 WHEN EACH BECOMES AVAILABLE AND ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED MERGER OR INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE IN THE PROXY STATEMENT OR SCHEDULE 13E-3 BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED MERGER.

Investors and security holders will be able to obtain, free of charge, a copy of the proxy statement (when available) and other relevant documents filed with the SEC from the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov. In addition, the proxy statement, the Schedule 13E-3, and the Partnership's annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to section 13(a) or 14(d) of the Exchange Act will be available free of charge through the Partnership's website: www.transmontaignepartners.com, as soon as reasonably practicable after they are electronically filed with, or furnished to, the SEC.

Participants in the Solicitation

The Partnership and the directors and executive officers of our general partner may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Partnership's unitholders in respect of the proposed merger. Information about the directors and executive officers of our general partner can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017. Investors may obtain additional information regarding the interests of such participants in the merger, which may be different than those of the Partnership's unitholders generally, by reading the proxy statement and other relevant documents regarding the merger when such documents are filed with the SEC.

DUBLIN, Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

The "Vietnam Solar Inverter Market (2018-2024): Market Forecast by Power Ratings, by Types, by Verticals, by Regions, and Competitive Landscape" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Vietnam Solar Inverter market revenues are projected to reach $43.8 million by 2024.

The growing emphasis on renewable energy and government incentives for the promotion of solar energy would propel the demand for solar inverters in Vietnam over the coming years. Additionally, lucrative government subsidies and schemes such as Feed in Tariff and Net Metering has boosted the FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in the solar energy sector in the country, which would increase the demand for solar inverters in Vietnam during 2018-24.

The government originally planned to develop 850 MW of solar projects before 2020 under the latest revision of the National Power Development Masterplan (PDP VII). However, the MoIT (Ministry of Industry and Trade) has approved around 70 solar projects with a total capacity of over 3,000 MW which would be commissioned before June 30, 2019. The original aim of 850 MW by 2020 would be exceeded due to the new solar tender being approved by the government, which would act as a catalyst for the growth of solar inverter market over the coming years.

The solar inverter market of Vietnam is expected to grow substantially in the initial years of the forecast period on the back of favorable response received from the investors in the solar market. The market is expected to stabilize during the latter part of the period. The Southern region of Vietnam has the highest potential for solar energy as it is situated near the equator and most of the upcoming projects are concentrated in the Southern region of Vietnam.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction
2.1 Report Description
2.2 Key Highlights of The Report
2.3 Market Scope & Segmentation
2.4 Research Methodology
2.5 Assumptions

3. Vietnam Solar Power Sector Overview

4. Vietnam Solar Inverter Market Overview
4.1 Vietnam Country Indicators
4.2 Vietnam Solar Inverter Market Revenues and Volume, 2014-2024F
4.3 Vietnam Net Solar Inverter Installed Capacity Additions, 2014-2024F
4.4 Vietnam Solar Inverter Revenue Share, By Power Rating, 2017 & 2024F
4.5 Vietnam Solar Inverter Revenue Share, By Types, 2017 & 2024F
4.6 Vietnam Solar Inverter Revenue Share, By Verticals, 2017 & 2024F
4.7 Vietnam Solar Inverter Market Revenue Share, By Regions, 2017 & 2024F
4.8 Vietnam Solar Inverter Market- Industry Life Cycle, 2017
4.9 Vietnam Solar Inverter Market - Porter's Five Forces

5. Vietnam Solar Inverter Market Dynamics
5.1 Impact Analysis
5.2 Market Drivers
5.3 Market Restraints

6. Vietnam Solar Inverter Market Trends

7. Vietnam Solar Inverter Market Overview, By Power Rating
7.1 Vietnam Below 10 kW Solar Inverter Market Revenues and Volume, 2014-2024F
7.2 Vietnam 10.1 kW-100 kW Solar Inverter Market Revenues and Volume, 2014-2024F
7.3 Vietnam 100.1 kW-1 MW Solar Inverter Market Revenues and Volume, 2014-2024F
7.4 Vietnam Above 1 MW Solar Inverter Market Revenues and Volume, 2014-2024F

8. Vietnam Solar Inverter Market Overview, By Types
8.1 Vietnam Micro Solar Inverter Market Revenues, 2014-2024F
8.2 Vietnam String Solar Inverter Market Revenues, 2014-2024F
8.3 Vietnam Central Solar Inverter Market Revenues, 2014-2024F

9. Vietnam Solar Inverter Market Overview, By Verticals
9.1 Vietnam Residential Vertical Solar Inverter Market Revenues, 2014-2024F
9.1.1 Vietnam Residential Sector Overview
9.2 Vietnam Commercial & Industrial Vertical Solar Inverter Market Revenues, 2014-2024F
9.2.1 Vietnam Commercial Sector Overview
9.2.2 Vietnam Industrial Sector Overview
9.3 Vietnam Utility Vertical Solar Inverter Market Revenues, 2014-2024F

10. Vietnam Solar Inverter Market Overview, By Regions
10.1 Vietnam Northern Region Solar Inverter Market Revenues, 2014-2024F
10.2 Vietnam Southern Region Solar Inverter Market Revenues, 2014-2024F

11. Vietnam Solar Inverter Market Key Performance Indicators
11.1 Vietnam Government Spending Outlook
11.2 Vietnam Power Utilities Sector Outlook
11.3 Vietnam Transportation Infrastructure Outlook
11.4 Vietnam Demographic and Socio-Economic Outlook
11.5 Vietnam Upcoming Power Plant Projects

12. Vietnam Solar Inverter Market Opportunity Assessment
12.1 Vietnam Solar Inverter Market Opportunity Assessment, By Power Rating, 2024F
12.2 Vietnam Solar Inverter Market Opportunity Assessment, By Types, 2024F
12.3 Vietnam Solar Inverter Market Opportunity Assessment, By Verticals, 2024F

13. Competitive Landscape
13.1 Vietnam Solar Inverter Company Market Company Ranking, 2017
13.2 Competitive Benchmarking, By Types

14. Company Profiles
14.1 Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation
14.2 Jiangsu Goodwe Power Supply Technology Ltd.
14.3 Shenzhen Growatt New Energy Technology Co., Ltd
14.4 ABB Ltd. (Vietnam)
14.5 Fronius International GMBH
14.6 Huawei Technologies Co Ltd
14.7 SMA Solar Technology AG
14.8 Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd.
14.9 SolaX Power Co., Ltd.
14.10 SolarEdge Technologies Ltd.
14.11 Siemens AG

15. Strategic Recommendations

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TSX Venture: KBLT
OTCQX: CBLLF
FRA: 27O

TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. ("Cobalt 27" or the "Company") (TSXV: KBLT)(OTCQX: CBLLF)(FRA: 27O), a battery metals streaming and royalty company offering direct exposure to metals integral to electric vehicles and energy storage systems, today announced the closing of the acquisition of previously announced royalties, including a 1.5% Gross Revenue Royalty ("GRR") on the Flemington Cobalt-Scandium-Nickel Project, and a 1.7% GRR on the fully permitted and construction-ready Nyngan Scandium Project, located in Australia (see news release dated May 7, 2018).

Cobalt 27 acquired the Flemington and Nyngan royalties from Jervois Mining Limited for total consideration of US$4.5 million, comprised of US$1.5 million in cash and 422,856 common shares of the Company which shares will be subject to a four month hold period from the date of issuance in accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws.

About Cobalt 27 Capital Corp.

Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. is a leading battery metals streaming company offering exposure to metals integral to key technologies of the electric vehicle and energy storage markets.  The Company owns 2,905.7 Mt of physical cobalt and a 32.6% Cobalt Stream on Vale's world-class Voisey's Bay mine,‎ beginning in 2021.  Cobalt 27 is undertaking a friendly acquisition of Highlands Pacific which is expected to add increased attributable nickel and cobalt production from the long-life, world-class Ramu Mine.  The Company also manages a portfolio of 11 royalties and intends to continue to invest in a cobalt-nickel-lithium-focused portfolio of streams, royalties and direct interests in mineral properties containing battery metals.

For further information please visit the Company website at www.cobalt27.com or contact:

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CINCINNATI, Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Like many Midwesterners, Duke Energy continues to monitor and prepare for a winter storm that has the potential to cause power outages across the company's Ohio and Kentucky service regions.

Related: B-roll video of storm prep and winter storm power restoration efforts

"This storm will be different compared to the system that blanketed the Midwest with snow last weekend," said Duke Energy Meteorologist Curt Grimoskas. "This one is distinctive because it has the potential to bring a combination of snow, sleet, rain, freezing rain, very gusty winds and cold temperatures."

Related: High-resolution photos of winter storm power restoration work

Snow on its own typically has little to no impact on the electric system. However, heavy wet snow accumulation, freezing rain and high winds can bring down trees, limbs and power lines. These types of winter storms can also create hazardous driving conditions, which could delay or impede Duke Energy workers' abilities to assess storm damage and restore power.

Duke Energy workers preparing for and tracking storm
Ahead of this weekend's storm, Duke Energy line technicians and other workers continue to inspect equipment, check supplies and restock inventories to ensure adequate materials are available to make repairs and restore power outages. In addition, Duke Energy meteorologists are continually tracking the storm's path and intensity, and updating forecast models, which influence how the company mobilizes its workers and other resources.

Related: How Duke Energy restores power following a storm

Duke Energy has more than 500 line technicians, service crew workers and other storm personnel available across the company's Ohio and Kentucky service regions to respond to power outages once conditions are safe. Depending on the impact of the storm, Duke Energy can bring in additional workers from its Southeast utilities and/or activate mutual aid agreements to enlist help from other utilities across the U.S.  

Bitter cold temperatures following the storm will make conditions even worse in the event of outages.

"We can't stress enough the need for customers to be prepared for the storm and to be ready to move family members and neighbors – especially those who may be more vulnerable during a loss of power – to safe, alternative locations," said Amy Spiller, president, Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky.

Safety reminders
Here are ways customers can be prepared and stay safe before, during and after a storm:

  • Ensure an adequate supply of flashlights, batteries, bottled water, non-perishable foods, medicines, etc., as well as the availability of a portable, battery-operated radio, TV or weather radio.
  • Stay away from power lines that have fallen or are sagging. Consider all lines energized as well as trees or limbs in contact with lines. Please report downed power lines to Duke Energy or local emergency services.
  • If a power line falls across a car that you're in, stay in the car. If you MUST get out of the car due to a fire or other immediate life-threatening situation, do your best to jump clear of the car and land on both feet. Be sure that no part of your body is touching the car when your feet touch the ground.
  • If you are driving and encounter emergency responders or other roadside work crews, remember to MOVE OVER. It's the law in Ohio and Kentucky, and a good practice for all drivers.
  • If you use a generator due to a power outage, follow the manufacturer's instructions to ensure safe and proper operation. Operate your generator outside; never operate it inside a building or garage.
  • Don't use grills or other outdoor appliances or equipment indoors for space heating or cooking, as these devices may omit carbon monoxide.

Reporting outages
Customers who experience outages during the storm have multiple ways to report them:

  • Text OUT to 57801 (standard text and data charges may apply).
  • Call the automated outage-reporting system at 800.543.5599.
  • Report an outage or view current outages by visiting duke-energy.com/outages.

Duke Energy will also provide updates on its social media channels to keep customers informed if significant outages occur:

Duke Energy natural gas customers in Ohio and Kentucky can always call 800.634.4300 to report natural gas outages or other issues. Any customer who suspects a gas leak should always evacuate the area before calling.

Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky
Duke Energy Ohio/Kentucky's operations provide electric service to about 850,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in a 3,000-square-mile service area, and natural gas service to approximately 533,000 customers.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S., with approximately 29,000 employees and a generating capacity of 49,500 megawatts. The company is transforming its customers' experience, modernizing its energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding its natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves.

More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com. The Duke Energy News Center includes news releases, fact sheets, photos, videos and other materials. Duke Energy's illumination features stories about people, innovations, community topics and environmental issues. Follow Duke Energy on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

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PLAINFIELD, Ind., Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Like many Midwesterners, Duke Energy continues to monitor and prepare for a winter storm that has the potential to cause power outages across the company's 69-county Indiana service area.

Related: B-roll video of storm prep and winter storm power restoration efforts

"This storm will be different compared to the system that blanketed the Midwest with snow last weekend," said Duke Energy Meteorologist Curt Grimoskas. "This one is distinctive because it has the potential to bring a combination of snow, sleet, rain, freezing rain, very gusty winds and cold temperatures."

Related: High-resolution photos of winter storm power restoration work

Snow on its own typically has little to no impact on the electric system. However, heavy wet snow accumulation, freezing rain and high winds can bring down trees, limbs and power lines. These types of winter storms can also create hazardous driving conditions, which could delay and impede Duke Energy workers' abilities to assess storm damage and restore power.

Duke Energy workers preparing for and tracking storm

Ahead of this weekend's storm, Duke Energy line technicians and other workers continue to inspect equipment, check supplies and restock inventories to ensure adequate materials are available to make repairs and restore power outages. In addition, Duke Energy meteorologists are continually tracking the storm's path and intensity, and updating forecast models, which influence how the company mobilizes its workers and other resources.

Related: How Duke Energy restores power following a storm

Duke Energy has more than 500 line technicians, service crews and other storm personnel available across the company's Indiana service region to respond to power outages once conditions are safe. Depending on the impact of the storm, Duke Energy can bring in additional workers from its Southeast utilities and/or activate mutual aid agreements to enlist help from other utilities across the U.S.  

Safety reminders

Ahead of this winter storm, Duke Energy urges customers to make plans to move family members – especially those with special needs – to safe, alternative locations in the event of an extended power outage. The company also advises customers to be prepared and stay safe, and to encourage their family members, friends and neighbors to do the same.

"We can't stress enough the need for customers to be prepared for this storm and to be ready to move family members and neighbors  – especially those who may be more vulnerable during a loss of power  – to safe, alternative locations," said Stan Pinegar, Duke Energy Indiana state president.

Here are ways customers can be prepared and stay safe before, during and after a storm:

  • Ensure an adequate supply of flashlights, batteries, bottled water, non-perishable foods, medicines, etc., as well as the availability of a portable, battery-operated radio, TV or weather radio.
  • Stay away from power lines that have fallen or are sagging. Consider all lines energized as well as trees or limbs in contact with lines. Please report downed power lines to Duke Energy or local emergency services.
  • If a power line falls across a car that you're in, stay in the car. If you MUST get out of the car due to a fire or other immediate life-threatening situation, do your best to jump clear of the car and land on both feet. Be sure that no part of your body is touching the car when your feet touch the ground.
  • If you are driving and encounter emergency responders or other roadside work crews, remember to MOVE OVER. It's the law in Indiana and a good practice for all drivers.
  • If you use a generator due to a power outage, follow the manufacturer's instructions to ensure safe and proper operation. Operate your generator outside; never operate it inside a building or garage.
  • Don't use grills or other outdoor appliances or equipment indoors for space heating or cooking, as these devices may omit carbon monoxide.

Reporting outages

Customers who experience outages during the storm have multiple ways to report them:

  • Text OUT to 57801 (standard text and data charges may apply)
  • Call the automated outage-reporting system:
  • Report an outage or view current outages by visiting duke-energy.com/outages

Duke Energy will also provide updates on its social media channels to keep customers informed if significant outages occur:

Duke Energy Indiana

Duke Energy Indiana's operations provide about 6,700 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 820,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it the state's largest electric supplier.

Duke Energy Indiana is a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK).

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S., with approximately 29,000 employees and a generating capacity of 49,500 megawatts. The company is transforming its customers' experience, modernizing its energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding its natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves.

The company's Electric Utilities and Infrastructure unit serves approximately 7.6 million retail electric customers in six states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Its Gas Utilities and Infrastructure unit distributes natural gas to approximately 1.6 million customers in five states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. Its Commercial Renewables unit operates a growing renewable energy portfolio across the U.S.

A Fortune 125 company, Duke Energy was named to Fortune's 2018 "World's Most Admired Companies" list and Forbes' 2018 "America's Best Employers" list.

More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com. The Duke Energy News Center includes news releases, fact sheets, photos, videos and other materials. Duke Energy's illumination features stories about people, innovations, community topics and environmental issues. Follow Duke Energy on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

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