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The utility argues increasing efficiency would cost ratepayers.
Dayton Power & Light says divestiture won't be complete until 2017 at the earliest. Regulators have set a deadline for end of this year.
EPRI's latest paper explores the implications of what's happening at the edge of the grid.
The Great Northern Transmission Line would bring Canadian hydro to the U.S.
Federal energy regulators should aim to make a series of "small market fixes" by the onset of next winter to lessen the volatility seen in the price of electricity and natural gas during a series of extreme cold events in January and February, said Cheryl LaFleur, acting chairwoman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Oil production in the Bakken Shale region should jump to 1.7 million barrels a day by 2020, industry consultancy Wood Mackenzie said yesterday.
NEW YORK -- The owner of the "zombie" coal-fired power plant in the Hudson Valley this week requested state approval to restart the mothballed facility in reaction to federal rules intended to govern how new generation gets built in the region.
'Advancion' would take storage beyond frequency regulation.
Power plants that burn wood to produce electricity emit comparatively more pollution than modern coal-fired power plants, according to a group that advocates tougher rules on the growing biomass-power industry.
The issue is relevant in Kentucky because of a proposed wood-burning power plant near Hazard, called ecoPower Generation, the state's first.
SCRIBA, N.Y. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the direct transfer of operating licenses for five commercial nuclear power reactors, including three in upstate New York.
The licenses for the Nine Mile Point and Ginna nuclear power plants on Lake Ontario, along with two at Calvert Cliffs in Maryland, will be transferred from Constellation Energy to Exelon.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 31 (Reuters) - California residents and small businesses will receive a first-of-its-kind climate credit on their utility bills starting on Tuesday, as the state's ambitious greenhouse gas reduction program begins to affect the pocketbooks of average citizens.
SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E;) today executed a joint settlement with Southern California Edison (SCE), The Utility Reform Network (TURN) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Office of Ratepayer Advocates (ORA) which, if approved, would resolve the CPUC's current inquiry into the June 2013 retirement of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).
Mar 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Claudia Buck The Sacramento Bee
Following a lengthy nationwide search, SMUD's general counsel Arlen Orchard has been named to succeed John Di Stasio as CEO and general manager, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District announced Wednesday.
Orchard, SMUD's top lawyer and a 24-year company veteran, will start April 12.
PORTLAND, Ore., Mar 27, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) today filed a new integrated resource plan with the Oregon Public Utility Commission, building on its current plan but calling for no major new power plants in the near term beyond those the company now has under construction.
Duke Energy Florida announced it will sell 76 unused nuclear fuel assemblies from its retired Crystal River Nuclear Plant north of Tampa through a request for proposals (RFP) process.
Selling and transferring nuclear fuel assemblies is safe and heavily regulated in the U.S.
Federally licensed U.S. nuclear power plants and nuclear fuel fabricators are the only entities receiving Duke Energy Florida's RFP to buy the nuclear fuel assemblies.
Efficiency programs sponsored by electric utilities saved 126 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity in 2012 -- enough to power more than 12.2 million U.S. homes for one year, according to the Edison Foundation Institute for Electric Innovation.
Lawmakers significantly upped the net metering cap for solar deployments on utility systems.
FirstEnergy has been recognized in several areas by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), an independent, nonprofit organization for energy and environmental research. EPRI's Leadership and Technology Transfer awards recognize contributions in 2013 by utility employees for technology leadership or for successfully applying technology solutions supported by EPRI research to benefit the electric power industry.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A study commissioned by The Wind Coalition says developers have invested more than $6 billion in Oklahoma’s wind energy industry.
The study released Wednesday says there are 26 active wind farms in the state.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas House members have rejected a Senate plan to end the state's renewable energy standards despite concerns that the policies are leading to higher utility rates for businesses and residents.
The chamber voted 77-42 on Wednesday to reject an attempt to place the bill in a conference committee, where House and Senate members could negotiate a compromise.
The standards require utility companies to provide 20 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020.
America’s most comprehensive study of energy efficiency costs has found programs paid for by utility customers cost just two cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of power saved.
The new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), “The Program Administrator Cost of Saved Energy for Utility Customer-Funded Energy Efficiency Programs,” puts a price tag on the cost of saving energy through various types of efficiency programs from 2009-2011.
A new bill would allow utility customers to pay for efficiency upgrades or solar panels through their electric bill.
Failure to establish the highest ethical business standards and practices throughout an organization can result in negative consequences to operations, investors, employees and more. The Ethisphere Institute, an independent researcher, has recognized several energy organizations for their ethical business standards and practices, including five U.S. energy and utility companies.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has taken further steps to improve the coordination and scheduling of natural gas pipeline capacity with electricity markets in light of increased reliance on natural gas by electric generators.
If nine substations are knocked out, the U.S. could suffer a crippling nationwide blackout for 18 months.
Several things pop into one’s mind when Panama is mentioned. I picture contented residents donning Panama hats. And I’m not the only one. There is a growing community of American retirees who revel in the Panama wealth of land, plants, and animals. And they, as well as the locals, want to preserve that beauty.
So, it’s not surprising to find news about Panama’s leadership with renewable energy investments, particularly solar. This month, Panama got its first utility-scale solar power plant.
MOSCOW, March 24 (Reuters) - Moscow plans to end Crimea's reliance on Ukraine for electricity by helping to build gas-fired power stations and possibly linking the region to Russia's grid, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday.
Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant disconnected the Unit 2 reactor from the electrical grid Thursday (3/20) to repair a valve on a non-safety-related water supply pump. Shutting down the unit will establish the working conditions needed to perform the required maintenance on this valve.
Unit 1 continues to operate at full power.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) has been named a 2014 World's Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance. It is the seventh time NextEra Energy has received this recognition. This year, just 144 companies worldwide were selected across 41 industries, including only four other U.S. energy and utility companies.
Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development (ConEdison Development) announced agreements to partner in five solar projects in Nevada and California.
The projects include Sempra U.S. Gas & Power's 250-megawatt (MW) Copper Mountain Solar 3 project near Las Vegas, and Consolidated Edison Development's CED California Holdings, LLC portfolio: the 50-MW Alpaugh 50, 20-MW Alpaugh North and 20-MW White River 1 facilities in Tulare County, and the 20-MW Corcoran 1 facility in Kings County. The renewable power from all of the projects has been sold under long-term contracts.
Upon finalization of the agreements, Sempra U.S. Gas ...
No bidders have stepped forward to buy the 431-MW Presque Isle power plant on Michigan's Upper Peninsula from We Energies.
Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley analysts see Tesla Motors becoming a major player in grid storage.
March 19 (Reuters) - Wind turbine parts maker AMSC said it would cut 5-10 percent of its workforce by the end of the year and shut its Middleton plant in Wisconsin, moving the operations to its headquarters in Massachusetts.
For the second year in a row, MidAmerican Energy Company ranked highest in the Midwest Region for overall customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction StudySM.
This year, MidAmerican Energy improved upon its previous performance score by 22 points. The J.D. Power study evaluated 54 natural gas utilities serving at least 25,000 business customers in the U.S. for overall customer satisfaction.
The concept of space based solar power, in which a solar power station in space collects the sun's energy and then beams it to Earth, has been around as a serious technological concept since the late 1960s. In a March 17, 2014 story Wired reports that the United States Navy is experimenting with hardware to make the concept into reality.
The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) today announced two new wins for rooftop solar in 2014 as the public continues to defeat attacks from anti-solar utilities, their national trade association Electric Institute (EEI), and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). In Utah and the state of Washington, solar advocates preserved net metering with zero changes to this core rooftop solar policy.
An Integrated Energy Plan could keep a big mistake from coming back to haunt you. What you did over 5 short hours during your summer will impact your electric costs up to 30% for the entire following year! What could you have possibly done that would impact your electricity costs that much? The answer lies in your Capacity Peak Load Contribution (PLC for short).
Small-scale biomass plants could provide substantial benefits to the economies of rural areas, as well as doing a great deal to help stabilize the national grid, according to new research from the University of Missouri. The research found — as you probably would expect — that it can be notably cheaper for rural areas to
A new study says getting all our power from renewables is possible. But is it doable?
Entergy is pushing for market changes to help keep its Pilgrim nuclear plant in Massachusetts economically viable.
LONDON, March 17 (Reuters) - The European Union has begun discussing the need to reduce its reliance on Russian energy, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Monday.
Cleco Corporation (NYSE:CNL) announced the transfer of Coughlin Power Station to its regulated utility, Cleco Power LLC, from its unregulated subsidiary, Cleco Midstream LLC. Cleco Power assumed ownership of the natural gas-fired unit Saturday, March 15.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Strong winds are causing power outages in parts of the state including more than 6,000 customers without electricity in southwest Ohio.
Mansfield recorded a gust of wind topping 50 mph Friday afternoon, while a 64-foot brick smokestack was toppled on the campus of Otterbein University in central Ohio.
JFK Medical Center and Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) have completed more than $3.3 million worth of energy efficiency upgrades at the medical center's Edison, NJ campus. The improvements were made possible through the PSE&G Hospital Efficiency Program, a $129 million effort by New Jersey's oldest and largest gas and electric utility that is helping 36 hospitals to better manage their energy consumption.
Avantha Group Company CG signed a contract with the State Utility of Paraguay - Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE) for supply of 19 single and three phase transformers amounting to a total of 683.3 MVA, for expansion of the country's 220 kV Electricity Network. Paraguay is one of the world's largest exporters of electricity. It exports to neighbouring Brazil and Argentina. CG has been present in South America for the past two decades.
DTE Energy Services, Inc. (DTEES) has finished its construction project to convert a shuttered coal-fired power plant at the Port of Stockton to operate on biomass fuel.
The plant, known as Stockton Biomass, began commercial operations on Feb. 21. It is selling its renewable power to PG&E Company to help it meet its renewable energy requirement.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Senate has voted to support a House-passed bill that would nearly quadruple the amount of power utilities could buy from customers with solar or other renewable energy systems.
Vermont caps the amount of power utilities can take through what's called net metering.
BRASILIA, March 13 (Reuters) - Brazil will provide an extra 4 billion reais ($1.7 billion) this year to help power distributors struggling with surging power costs caused by a drought and allow gradual electricity rate hikes next year, authorities announced on Thursday.