Emails show PUD's Wright was tipped to hiring concerns at Bonneville

Business & Corporate | Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Christine Pratt The Wenatchee World, Wash.
Chelan County PUD General Manager Steve Wright says that emails released this month to a newspaper show that his actions as head of the Bonneville Power Administration were correct, if minimal, in delegating concerns about the federal agency's practices for hiring veterans.

ABB introduces Micropole distribution transformer to US market

Annoucement | Chicago, IEEE PES, April 17, 2014 (News Release)
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced that a new Micropole transformer for small, isolated load applications is now available in the US market.

Con Edison Declares Common Stock Dividend

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK, NY, Apr 17, 2014 -- Marketwired
Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) (NYSE: ED) declared a quarterly dividend of 63 cents a share on its common stock, payable June 15, 2014, to stockholders of record as of May 14, 2014.

Mon Power and Potomac Edison Announce New Tree Trimming Program

Grid Operations | FAIRMONT, W.Va., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire
FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) subsidiaries Mon Power and Potomac Edison have received authorization for a new tree trimming program to help lessen the frequency and duration of power outages associated with storms in their West Virginia service areas.

Entergy Declares Dividend

Business & Corporate | NEW ORLEANS, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire
The Board of Directors of Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) has declared a quarterly dividend of 83 cents per common share. The payment date is June 2, 2014, to stockholders of record on May 15, 2014.

W.Va. could get more federal black lung money

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Dave Boucher Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va.
While state lawmakers have lamented a type of funding cap for federal black lung grants, the state could actually receive more money for the clinics next year.

Energy Fellows Institute Invites Executives and Entrepreneurs to Apply for the 2014 Program

Business & Corporate | DENVER, Apr 17, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
The Energy Fellows Institute is now accepting applications from executives and entrepreneurs interested in joining the 2014 program.

Alliant Energy gets final Marshalltown plant permit

Fossil & Biomass | Apr 17 - Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Alliant Energy's Interstate Power and Light Co. secured the final permit on Monday from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for its proposed $700 million, 650-megawatt natural gas-fired plant in Marshalltown.

Georgia, Armenia to be linked by high-voltage power line

Grid Operations | Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Nana Kirtzkhalia Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan
Georgia and Armenia will be linked by a 500-kilovolt power transmission line.

PLMA Recognizes Leading Energy Utility Demand Response Initiatives

Demand Response | DENVER, CO, Apr 17, 2014 -- Marketwired
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) announced seven winners of its 11th Annual PLMA Awards. The Awards were presented during the 15th PLMA Spring Conference in Denver, Colorado.

NYPA cites role in Yahoo expansion in its annual report

Business & Corporate | Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Niagara Gazette, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
New York Power Authority allocations to companies within 30 miles of the Robert Moses Plant in Lewiston helped secure some 1,100 jobs and $500 million in capital investments during the past year.

NYPA-backed consultant to determine cost of moving Old Stone Chimney

Hydro | Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Justin Sondel Niagara Gazette, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
The New York Power Authority is moving forward with plans to move a Portage era relic when it begins work on a major project in Niagara Falls.

TVA chief tours area companies

Business & Corporate | Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Dennis Seid Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo
One of the Tennessee Valley Authority's main missions is economic development, and the utility company's top executive is seeing firsthand what is happening across its footprint.

PSC's Presley meets with TVA CEO

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Lena Mitchell Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo
Whether a face-to-face meeting for Mississippi's northern district public service commissioner and the Tennessee Valley Authority's chief executive officer will lead to more autonomy for local power association boards remained unclear Wednesday.

Fermi 2 goes offline indefinitely

Nuclear | Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Tom Henry The Blade, Toledo, Ohio
DTE Energy took its Fermi 2 nuclear plant in northern Monroe County offline today for an indefinite amount of time.

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