Guelph Hydro's Free Digital Photo Frame Displays Real-Time Energy Usage Along With Personal Photographs

Annoucement | Burbank, Calif./Guelph, Ontario - August 20, 2014 (News Release)
Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc., the electric distribution utility serving more than 52,000 customers in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, today announced it is launching CEIVA Energy's home energy management system that will provide customers with easy-to-understand information about their household's energy usage, right on their kitchen counter.

State awards contract to extinguish underground mine fire near Pittsburgh airport runway

Fossil & Biomass | Aug 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Don Hopey Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The state Department of Environmental Protection today announced plans to extinguish a fire burning for several years in a coal waste pile in Findlay, just 1,000 feet from a runway at Pittsburgh International Airport.

Missouri regulators deny Noranda rate request

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Jacob Barker St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The Missouri Public Service Commission formally denied Noranda Aluminum's request for a special electric rate Wednesday, handing a victory to Ameren Missouri but leaving open the possibility of a compromise in another proceeding.

Appeals court dismisses coal-industry challenge to rule targeting mines with pattern of violations

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Bill Estep Lexington Herald-Leader
Federal appeals judges have dismissed a coal-industry challenge to a rule under which regulators bring increased enforcement to bear against coal mines with alleged poor safety records.

Choose Energy Reaches Major Milestone Sourcing 2.2 Billion Kilowatt-Hours of Energy for Customers

Business & Corporate | SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Aug 20, 2014 -- Marketwired
Choose Energy, the nation's leading energy marketplace, announced today a service milestone for company. As of the end of July, Choose Energy has procured 2.2 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) for its nearly 200,000 customers, both residential and commercial.

Duke Energy makes major progress cleaning up Ohio River oil spill

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | CINCINNATI, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Duke Energy continues to make major progress cleaning up an overnight spill on Aug. 18, of approximately 3,000 to 5,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Ohio River at W.C. Beckjord Station, 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati.

ABB launches new generation Fiber Optic Current Sensor for high voltage applications

Annoucement | Zurich, Switzerland, August 20, 2014 (News Release)
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced the launch of its latest generation Fiber Optic Current Sensor (FOCS-FS) to complement its portfolio of optical sensors.

Fitch Rates Southern Company's Senior Notes 'A'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK, Aug 20, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Fitch Ratings has assigned its 'A' rating to the Southern Company's issuance of $400 million series 2014A 1.30% senior notes due Aug. 15, 2017 and $350 million series 2014B 2.15% senior notes due Sept. 1, 2019. These notes are senior, unsecured obligations of Southern Company. The Rating Outlook is Stable.

Thousands of Nevadans Urge Utilities Commission to Stand Strong for Rooftop Solar

Solar | LAS VEGAS, Aug 20, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Yesterday dozens of concerned Nevadans gathered at the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) to show support for one of the state's most important rooftop solar programs.

FPL supports Florida students with curriculum-based programs

Business & Corporate | JUNO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire
Florida Power & Light Company today announced its 2014-2015 education programs for Florida teachers and students in the 35 counties it serves. Research has shown that STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is not only linked to success in the field but also helps to instill creative problem-solving skills in students, which is critical to careers in engineering, science and research.

Latest Vogtle spending approved; plea for water conservation ignored

Nuclear | Aug 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Mary Landers Savannah Morning News, Ga.
The Georgia Public Service Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved an additional $389 million in expenditures for Georgia Power's two nuclear reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle while at the same time declining a request to require new water conservation measures at the plant.

Archbald coal fire officially out

Fossil & Biomass | Aug 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Brendan Gibbons The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa.
Firefighters successfully stopped a coal-waste fire from smoldering out of control, the state Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday.

AES Sells 100% of its Equity Interests in 87.5 MW of Operating Wind Projects in the United Kingdom for $160 Million

International | ARLINGTON, Va., Aug 20, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with SYND Holdco Limited, a joint venture of Greencoat UK Wind PLC and Swiss Life Funds (Luxembourg) Global Infrastructure Opportunities S.C.A. to sell 100% of its equity interests in four operating wind projects in the United Kingdom, totaling 87.5 MW, for $160 million, subject to customary purchase price adjustments.

Duke Energy shrinks meter reader routes, temporarily fattens some bills

Metering | Aug 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Ivan Penn Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Marie Cox is paying extra in her Duke Energy Florida bill this month. It's not of her choosing. She's paying more because Duke is reorganizing the way it reads meters.

Bond sale to help BPA keep rates down

Business & Corporate | Aug 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Drew Foster Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Wash.)
A sale of Bonneville Power Administration-supported bonds earlier this month by Energy Northwest should help BPA lower a planned rate increase that goes into effect late next year.



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