Solar panel initiative does well

Solar | Apr 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Michelle Firestone The Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn.
Columbia town officials have touted the results of the Solarize Connecticut program, through which they teamed up with Lebanon.

ABB standardizes circuit breaker retrofit

Annoucement | Chicago, IEEE PES, April 18, 2014 (News Release)
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced it has launched OneFit, a unique, standardized new circuit breaker retrofit solution.

Pilgrim nuclear plant to stage attack drill

Nuclear | Apr 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Christine Legere Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass.
Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station personnel and area public safety agencies will be tested at the end of this month to determine how well-prepared they would be for a terrorist attack on the Plymouth reactor.

BPA ready to begin work on power line

Grid Operations | Apr 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Eric Barker Lewiston Tribune, Idaho
Construction crews will soon break ground on a $120 million transmission line between substations at Central Ferry and Lower Monumental Dam in southeastern Washington to accommodate power generated at the Tucannon Wind Farm.

Xcel Energy to grant Nederland customers $200 rebates

Business & Corporate | Apr 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Alex Burness Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo.
Each of Nederland's 1,100 Xcel Energy customers will receive a $200 credit on their next bill, in addition to the $50 credit already promised to them as part of what a company spokesman referred to as a "peace offering" after months of power outages

NC AG again appeals Duke Energy rate hike

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Bruce Henderson The Charlotte Observer
State Attorney General Roy Cooper has again appealed a Duke Energy rate hike to the N.C. Supreme Court.

Power assets not for sale, LCRA executive says

Business & Corporate | Apr 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Laylan Copelin Austin American-Statesman
The Lower Colorado River Authority has no plans to sell off any of its electricity assets, LCRA's new general manager Phil Wilson said on Friday.

Columbus mayor opposes changes to green-energy rules

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Dan Gearino The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio
Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman is asking lawmakers to oppose a plan that would revise the state's "green" energy standards.

PG&E Utilizes Advanced Design, Construction And Technology To Strengthen Its Readiness For Catastrophic Earthquakes

Nuclear | SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire
Serving an active earthquake region, advanced preparation for natural disasters is a top priority for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to help ensure safe and reliable operations.

BLM Initiates Environmental Review of Tylerhorse Wind Energy Project

Wind | Apr 19 - Targeted News Service
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comment on the proposed Tylerhorse Wind Project, a 60-megawatt facility planned for 1,200 acres in Kern Country, CA.

Ameren Missouri Files Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Report and Plan

Wind | Apr 19 - Targeted News Service
The Missouri Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Pursuant to Missouri Public Service Commission rule, Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri (Ameren Missouri) has filed its Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Report 2013 and its Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Plan 2014-2016 with the Missouri Public Service Commission.

Calpine Agrees to Sell Six Southeast Power Plants for $1.57 Billion

Business & Corporate | HOUSTON, Apr 18, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) today announced that it has agreed to sell six power plants in its Southeast region to LS Power for $1.57 billion in cash, subject to working capital and other adjustments.

NRC: Quake hazards may imperil nuke plants

Nuclear | Apr 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Christine Legere Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass.
The owner of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is being required to spend about $5 million over the next three years to prove the Plymouth plant and the pools where spent fuel rods are stored can stand up to tremors from regional earthquakes.

Pa. coal emissions plan criticized as too lenient

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Don Hopey Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pennsylvania's proposal to control smog-forming emissions from coal-fired power plants sets limits so lax that most of those facilities could continue to operate without the pollution controls they've already installed, just as they're doing now, according to two environmental organizations that have reviewed the rules.

Regulators: Give Electric Customers More Useful Bills By Late May

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Brian Dowling The Hartford Courant
State regulators intend to force electric suppliers to tell customers exactly how much they are paying for power -- and how long that rate will last.

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