ATLANTA, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- - Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced an agreement to acquire the company's largest renewable electric generating plant and first wind project - the 299-megawatt (MW) Kay Wind facility in Oklahoma - from Apex Clean Energy. more... Filed under: Business & Corporate
Apr 1 - Kazuaki Nagata Japan Times, Tokyo - A former chief U.S. nuclear regulator asserted Tuesday that the massive volumes of tritium-tainted water stored at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant can be "safely" dumped into the sea after it is diluted to reduce the levels of radioactive tritium below the legal limit. more... Filed under: International
Mar 31 - PR Newswire - NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) and Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) (HEI), whose subsidiaries include Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. , Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. and Maui Electric Company Limited (collectively referred to as Hawaiian Electric ), today announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has given its approval to the companies' proposed merger that was announced in December 2014. more... Filed under: Business & Corporate
Mar 31 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jacob Barker St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Known for wineries and bed and breakfasts along a peaceful Missouri River landscape, the tourist destination of Hermann is the latest city to tussle with state utility groups that a decade ago sold dozens of communities on a Southern Illinois coal plant. more... Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
Mar 31 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Laura Lane Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind. - If only there was a way to harness and store energy produced by windmills and solar panels, saving it for use when needed. more... Filed under: Energy Storage
Mar 31 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Wendy Holdren The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va. - Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship's defense attorneys continue to argue for his trial to be moved outside the Southern District in a motion filed Friday. more... Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
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Massachusetts' Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC) are an unquestioned success, creating green jobs and clean energy while protecting taxpayers. As the program enters its second phase, it's time for Governor more... Filed under: Solar
The electricity industry is undergoing rapid changes in response to policy push as an outcome from climate change concerns and disruption pull from products and solutions such as distributed energy more... Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
The buzzword in the solar industry these days is "storage." Because solar only produces power when the sun is shining, technologies need to be developed to store solar energy so more... Filed under: Energy Storage
Energy efficiency must play a key role in state plans to implement an EPA rule created to cut carbon pollution, and should be fully integrated into the state's overall compliance more... Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
While many people recognize the value of analytics to gain insight into data across an organization, analytics initiatives often compete against other utility projects for limited funds and resources. Moving these analytics initiatives to the top of the priority queue frequently involves more than a business case and corporate buy-in. more...
While the power sector waits for MATS to be resolved and for the final Clean Power Plan rule from EPA, companies in the power and fuel sectors must continue to develop plans and make investments. In this webinar, ICF will discuss its views of the gas, coal, power, and renewable markets through 2040 to support those types of decisions, all in the context of the regulatory and fundamental market factors that drive them. more...
Our legacy grid has value and deserves continued investment. As we transition toward a more integrated grid that can accommodate new distributed energy sources, utility-scale renewables and energy storage, we need to keep the best of the old while embracing the new. This webinar will explore a number of issues facing utilities, regulators and public policy makers. more...
Join your peers in the demand management industry for the Comverge Utility Conference (CUC) April 8-10 at the historic Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. Investor-owned utilities, public power utilities, electric cooperative utilities, regulators, vendors, and consultants in attendance will hear from noted industry experts on hot topics in demand response, energy efficiency, and customer engagement. more...
Tuesday May 12, 2015
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SmartCities is an Energy Central event established to educate utilities on the steps and paths to collaboratively develop smart cites in their region. At this event attendees will establish early relationships with key stakeholders; discover collaboration strategies that have been shown to increase smart cities project success; explore the current state of smart cities development through specific information sessions; take a deep dive into real world smart city project case studies with leaders of smart cities initiatives; learn how to add new revenue streams, save costs, and manage demand predictability through efficiency. more...