ScottMadden Issues New Energy Industry Update - Summer 2014 Edition

Annoucement | September 12, 2014 (News Release)
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, recently released the Summer 2014 edition of The Energy Industry Update.

Legislators: Fight over wind-power standard not over

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 13 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Dion Lefler The Wichita Eagle
A state representative and a senator told a Wichita Republican audience Friday that they think they'll have more success next year in repealing a law that requires Kansas public utilities to get some of their power from wind.

As Oklahoma wind industry matures, some call for greater regulation

Wind | Sep 12 - Paul Monies The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City
After more than a decade of rapid growth in Oklahoma, the wind industry is like a teenager that might need some guidance as its developments grow closer to populated areas and conflicts arise.

Council delays vote on solar, fuel cell park at Bridgeport landfill site

Solar | Sep 13 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Luther Turmelle New Haven Register, Conn.
It will be a little while longer before city residents find out whether plans by The United Illuminating Co. to operate a renewable energy complex on the site of the community's former landfill will be approved.

Benicia considers wind-turbine study

Wind | Sep 12 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Times-Herald, Vallejo, Calif.
An energy company is seeking an agreement with the city to conduct a five-year study to determine the feasibility of installing wind turbines north of Lake Herman Road.

Solar power pushes ahead

Solar | Sep 12 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Dan Nielsen The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich.
Movers and shakers in solar energy from across Michigan's power grid gathered on the shore of West Grand Traverse Bay to shed some light on the alternative energy source.

Cutler, Michaud talk energy policy despite LePage's last-minute withdrawal from forum

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 13 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Darren Fishell Bangor Daily News, Maine
In a forum quickly reconfigured after the last-minute withdrawal of Gov. Paul LePage, his challengers for the Blaine House delivered speeches detailing how their energy policies would differ from the governor's and, to a lesser degree, each other's.

Xcel Energy Seeks up to 200 MW of New Solar Resources

Solar | AMARILLO, Texas, Sep 12, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Xcel Energy's Southwestern Public Service Company is seeking proposals for additional solar energy resources as a component of its resource planning process.

CUB, EDF Push For Comprehensive Smart Grid Metric On Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire
The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) have filed a petition asking state regulators to strengthen a metric that requires Illinois' two biggest electric utilities to show how historic upgrades to the power grid are reducing "greenhouse gas" emissions.

PNM Declares Preferred Dividend

Business & Corporate | ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sep 12, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
The Board of Directors of PNM, a subsidiary of PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM), has declared the regular quarterly dividend of $1.145 per share on the 4.58 percent series of cumulative preferred stock.

Central Hudson, NYSEG and RG&E Challenge FERC in United States Court of Appeals

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation and Iberdrola USA subsidiaries New York State Electric & Gas Corporation and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation provided oral argument today in the Second Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City, challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) decision to assess unnecessarily high prices in the new capacity zone in the lower Hudson Valley.

Avista Makes Annual Price Adjustment Requests in Washington

Business & Corporate | SPOKANE, WA, Sep 12, 2014 -- Marketwired
Avista (NYSE: AVA) filed its annual Residential Exchange Program and Purchased Gas Cost Adjustment (PGA) requests that would result in a 0.6 percent decrease in electric revenue, and increase natural gas revenue by 1.2 percent in Washington, if the requests are approved by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC).

PPL ends time-of-use rates

Demand Response | Sep 12 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Scott Kraus The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
In 2011, PPL Utilities offered customers with smart-meter technology in their homes or businesses a way to cash in with cheaper electricity rates if they used power at off-peak times.

Roseville's SPI Solar has deal for Greek company

Solar | Sep 12 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Mark Glover The Sacramento Bee
Roseville-based solar energy developer SPI Solar says it has agreed to pay $91.8 million for an international energy company and will take over solar projects in Greece with an annual generating capacity of nearly 26.6 megawatts.

Sempra Energy Declares Common Dividend

Business & Corporate | SAN DIEGO, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire
The board of directors of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.66 per share of common stock. The current dividend is payable Oct. 15, 2014, to shareholders of record on Sept. 25, 2014.

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