ComEd Is the First Utility to Receive FAA Approval for Operational Use of UASs

Grid Operations | CHICAGO (The Associated Press) - Mar 3
ComEd announced that it has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to use innovative, unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), or aerial robotics, to inspect its lines.

Proposal would allow neighbors to share cost, credit for solar projects

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Mar 03 - Chicago Tribune (IL)
In hopes of bringing solar energy to the masses, the Citizens Utility Board and Environmental Defense Fund on Tuesday announced a proposal to allow Illinois neighborhoods to invest in solar projects together and share in the compensation credits that result from the energy savings.

Fitch Rates Tucson Electric Power Co.'s Senior Unsecured Notes 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | Feb 24 - Business Wire
Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'BBB+' rating to Tucson Electric Power Co.'s (TEP) issuance of senior unsecured notes.

Fitch Expects to Rate Solar Star Funding, LLC's $315MM Ser B Sr Notes 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK (The Associated Press) - Mar 3
Fitch Ratings expects to assign a 'BBB-' rating to Solar Star Funding, LLC's (Solar Star) $315 million series B senior secured notes due June 2035.

Budget 2015: Power of five will light up energy sector

International | Mar 03 - Times of India
It's plug-and-play time on a green turf for the power sector. Five showcase projects, higher pollution tax on coal and a big push to renewable energy sources mark the government's formula for powering economic growth.

Proposed Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Calls for Faster Reduction in Power Plant Emissions; CES Expects LED Lighting To Play a Major Role

President Barack Obama's budget for fiscal year 2016, announced early in February, proposes a seven percent increase in funding for clean energy and a new $4 billion fund to encourage states to make faster and deeper cuts to emissions from power plants.

SDG&E Exceeds Diverse Spending Goals Nine Years In A Row

Business & Corporate | Mar 03 - PR Newswire
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced another strong year of purchasing goods and services with diverse suppliers, exceeding the California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC) diverse spending goal for the ninth year in a row.

Solar Frontier concludes sale of first owned-and-operated megasolar power plant

International | Mar 03 - Forexpros
Solar Frontier to transfer megasolar power plant to a trust account managed by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation Solar Frontier announced today that it will sell its 2 MW Kunitomi Megasolar power plant in Miyazaki, Japan, to a trust account managed by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (MUTB).

Mega First inks shareholders deal for Laos hydropower project

International | Mar 03 - Forexpros
Mega First Corporation Bhd (MFCB) has signed a shareholders agreement with the Laos power company Electricite du Laos (EDL) and two other parties to regulate their participation in the company developing the hydropower project.

Power situation soon critical, Petilla warns

International | Mar 03 - Manila Times (Phillipines)
Warning that the power supply in Luzon and Visayas will be critical starting on March 15, the Department of Energy (DOE) has called on the Senate and House of Representatives to immediately harmonize contentious provisions of their respective versions of the proposed joint resolution giving emergency powers to President Benigno Aquino 3rd that will allow him to address an expected …

Samuel L. Belcher Elected President and Chief Nuclear Officer of FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company

Business & Corporate | Mar 03 - PR Newswire
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), today announced that Samuel L. Belcher, currently senior vice president and chief operating officer of FENOC, has been elected as its president and chief nuclear officer.

FERC affirms revocation of hydropower license for failure to build fish passage

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Mar 03 - YellowBrix
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected a request for rehearing and affirmed its revocation of the hydropower license of the 687-kW East Juliette hydroelectric project due to the licensee's failure over 12 years to construct required fish passage.

Mead & Hunt receives award for work on Mahoning Creek hydro development

Hydro | Mar 03 - Forexpros
Mead & Hunt has received a 2015 Engineering Excellence State Finalist Award from ACEC Wisconsin for its work on the 6-MW Mahoning Creek Hydroelectric Project.

Fitch: Will Coal Cash In on Distressed Bond Prices?

Business & Corporate | Mar 03 - Business Wire
Some coal producers are reluctant to sacrifice liquidity to tender for distressed securities, Fitch Ratings says, even as several entities face eventual restructuring should a market recovery remain elusive.

Aclara Names New Chief Financial Officer

Annoucement | March 3, 2015 (News Release)
Kurt Bruenning has joined Aclara Technologies LLC as the chief financial officer, senior vice president of finance, accounting, information technology and legal functions.


Aclara Names New Chief Financial Officer

March 3, 2015 (News Release)

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