ABB announces agreement with Quality Power for Air Core Reactor distribution

Annoucement | May 3, 2016 Dallas, Texas
ABB Capacitors and Filters business completes agreement with Quality Power to supply high quality Air Core Reactors to ABB customers in North America.

SolarCity earnings data awaited amid investor nervousness

Business & Corporate | By David Robinson, The Buffalo News, N.Y.
May 04--SolarCity's next moment of truth is coming Monday afternoon, when the installer of solar energy systems will report its first-quarter earnings -- and investors already are getting jittery. SolarCity's shares closed down by $2.80, or 10.59 percent, to $23.65 on Wednesday, its lowest level since late March, extending a decline that has seen the shares lose 30 percent of their value since ...

PG&E earnings beat expectations, but challenges loom

Business & Corporate | By George Avalos, East Bay Times
PG&E posted profits Wednesday that topped Wall Street's expectations, but the embattled utility warned that it faces a host of financial, regulatory, legal and courtroom challenges as the utility company continues to wrestle with the aftermath of the San Bruno explosion.

OGE Energy profits dip in first quarter

Business & Corporate | By Paul Monies, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City
May 05--OGE Energy Corp. posted lower earnings in the first quarter, driven on the utility side by milder weather and higher depreciation expenses, the company said Thursday. OGE Energy had net income of $25.2 million, or 13 cents per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2016. That compared to net income of 43.2 million, or 22 cents per diluted share, in the year-earlier quarter. Operating ...

Jury to decide if coal company at fault in Wyoming well contamination suit

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | By Sarah Plummer, The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va.
May 05--PINEVILLE -- After three weeks of looking at maps, hearing from expert witnesses and scrutinizing jars filled with discolored water, a six-member jury must determine if Mechel Bluestone Inc. and subsidiary Dynamic Energy contaminated the drinking water of 15 families in Wyoming County. Attorneys made their closing arguments Wednesday in Wyoming County Circuit Court before Judge Warren ...

Hearing focuses on legal fees in OG&E rate case

Business & Corporate | By Paul Monies, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City
May 05--Customers of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. have been paying the legal fees in rate cases for shareholders of the utility's parent company for the past 11 years, an OG&E witness said Wednesday. The details came in the second day of a hearing on OG&E's $92.5 million rate case at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. If granted in full, the rate hike would add about $7.22 per month to the ...

Nuns want to know more about Duke Energys lobbying

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | By Bruce Henderson, The Charlotte Observer
The sisters of two Catholic religious orders that own Duke Energy stock want the nation's biggest electric utility to open up about its lobbying of federal and state officials.

Schools save with energy efficiency program

Energy Efficiency | By Jeremy P. Kelley, Dayton Daily News, Ohio
May 05--Thirty-two local school districts saved $1.36 million in energy spending in 12 months as part of the "On Board" energy efficiency program, which also resulted in $993,000 in rebates from Dayton Power & Light. In addition to the monthly cost savings, the Dayton ($278,956), Beavercreek ($184,357) and Miamisburg ($117,468) school districts all received six-figure rebate checks this week, ...

Arkansas 549 ideal for nuclear transporters to practice maneuvers

Nuclear | By John Lovett Times Record, Times Record, Fort Smith, Ark.
May 05--Arkansas 549 in Fort Smith may not directly connect Kansas City to Lafayette, La., as Interstate 49 yet, but it has served as a smooth training ground for the National Nuclear Security Administration's Office of Secure Transportation. No live nuclear warheads are used in the night-time training sessions that have occurred on Arkansas 549 since October when the highway closings were ...

Lawmakers need to heed voters on renewables

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | The Fayetteville Observer, N.C.
May 05--Liberals love alternative energy and they love government policies that require utilities to use more of it. But it turns out that conservatives love it too. It's a bipartisan no-brainer. Well, almost. There are some well-heeled conservative special-interest groups that aren't alternative energy fans and it appears they have more influence with state lawmakers than they deserve. A ...

Sonoma Clean Power board weighing future of public electricity supplier

May 05--Two years ago, Sonoma Clean Power launched as a public startup in a business dominated locally by Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a private-sector energy giant that has served households and businesses in Sonoma County for more than a century. The new venture's supporters promised consumers a greener brand of electricity built upon greater use of renewable power, from solar, wind and ...

Eversource Energy first-quarter earnings down 3.5 percent from 2015

Business & Corporate | By Luther Turmelle, New Haven Register, Conn.
May 05--HARTFORD -- Mild winter weather during the first three months of this year had a chilling effect on the earnings of Eversource Energy, which were down 3.5 percent, or $9.1 million, compared to the same period in 2015. The Hartford-based regional energy company had first-quarter 2016 earnings of $244.2 million, or 77 cents per share. During the first three months of 2015, the company ...

Cool winter boosts Avista earnings

Business & Corporate | The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.
May 04--A cooler winter helped boost Avista Corp.'s first quarter earnings, company officials said Wednesday. The Spokane-based utility reported net income of $56.1 million, or 89 cents per share, for the first quarter, compared to $46.4 million, or 74 cents per share, for the first quarter of 2015. While the recent winter was colder than the previous one, it was warmer than normal. So Avista ...

Goodhue commissioners approve solar project

Solar | By Brian Todd, Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minn.
A proposed solar project in Wacouta Township cleared a pair of hurdles at Tuesday's Goodhue County Board of Commissioners meeting. The 5 megawatt project, which would be partially located on zoned wetlands and shoreland, was granted a conditional-use permit but only after the board voted to allow conditional use permits for such projects. "This just allows us to begin the ...

Reliant Makes it Easy for Customers and Employees to Support March of Dimes

Reliant customers and employees come together each April to raise funds for March of Dimes to support programs aimed at improving the health of babies and pregnant mothers and preventing premature births, the top cause of death for babies. Reliant makes it easy for customers to support the organization by choosing an electricity ...

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