$225 Million Will Be Spent in 2015 in the Mon Power Service Area to Strengthen Electric System

Grid Operations | FAIRMONT, W.Va., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire
FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) expects to invest about $225 million in 2015 on distribution and transmission infrastructure projects in Mon Power's 34-county service area, primarily in north-central West Virginia.

French Renewable Energy Company Acquires Nova Power

International | Mar 02 - YellowBrix
Global EcoPower (GEP), a French renewable energy developer, has acquired 100 percent of Morocco-based Nova Power in an all-share deal, it emerged this week.

McDermott Awarded Initial Work for the Marjan Gas Oil Separation Plant (GOSP’s) Power Supply Generation System Offshore Saudi Arabia

International | Mar 02 - Business Wire
McDermott Middle East, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) (“McDermott”) announced today that it has been awarded initial work for a significant power supply system replacement contract by Saudi Aramco for the Marjan field, offshore Saudi Arabia.

DOE expects 27 new power plants before end of P-Noy's term

International | Mar 02 - Philippine Star News
The Philippines can still expect 27 more new power plants to be operational before the term of President Aquino ends next year, the Department of Energy said.

Fitch Dwngrs Peabody Energy Corp. IDR to 'B'; Rtes Prop'd Notes 'BB-/RR2'; Outlook to Stable

Business & Corporate | Mar 02 - Business Wire
Fitch Ratings has downgraded Peabody Energy Corporation's (Peabody, NYSE: BTU) Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and senior unsecured notes to 'B' from 'BB-', and assigned a 'BB-/RR2' rating to the proposed $1 billion second lien notes.

$128 Million Will Be Spent in 2015 in the Potomac Edison Service Area to Strengthen Electric System

Grid Operations | Mar 02 - PR Newswire
FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) expects to invest about $128 million in 2015 on distribution and transmission infrastructure projects to enhance service reliability in Potomac Edison's service area in western Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.

IGS Solar and Beaumont Solar to Provide Renewable Energy Solutions in the Northeast

Solar | DUBLIN, Ohio (The Associated Press) - Mar 2
IGS Solar, LLC has teamed up with New Bedford-based Beaumont Solar Co. to deliver comprehensive solar solutions to businesses, residents, communities, and non-profit organizations in the Massachusetts market.

Russia to construct Egypt's first nuclear power plant

International | Mar 02 - Syrian Arab News Agency
At a meeting in Cairo in early February, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Russia and Egypt concluded a preliminary agreement on the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Egypt.

CUB Report: Efficiency Overtakes Electricity Competition As Most Reliable Way To Cut Power Bills

Energy Efficiency | Mar 02 - PR Newswire
As shopping for electricity suppliers becomes more expensive in Illinois, energy efficiency programs have emerged as the most reliable way to cut utility bills, replacing low-cost power deals that have become scarce since the early days of market deregulation, according to a Citizens Utility Board (CUB) analysis released Monday.

Kuwait to provide more funds for 969MW hydropower project in Pakistan

International | Mar 02 - Syrian Arab News Agency
The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has signed an agreement to provide an additional loan of $32m for the construction of 969MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower project in Pakistan.

Future of energy bill uncertain

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Mar 02 - Dominion Post (Morgantown, WV)
\The fate of a bill that was intended to help solar energy users but backfired remained uncertain Friday afternoon, as legislators reportedly worked on changes to undo the apparent harm.

ACWA Power ties up with TSK for 200 MW Dubai solar project

International | Mar 02 - Forexpros
A consortium led by Acwa Power and TSK of Spain will develop a 200 MW solar project in Dubai, as directed by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. The entire project is expected to cost about $400m.

Scotland calls on Westminster to show greater ambition on renewable energy

International | Mar 02 - Pan African News Agency
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called on the UK Government to increase its ambition to develop offshore wind.

1QC Announces Formation of a First Contact Resolution Working Group

Annoucement | March 2, 2015 (News Release)
The Leaders in the First Quartile Consulting (1QC) Customer Service benchmarking study met recently to plan for 2015. This year, the Leaders decided to tackle First Contact/Call Resolution as a working group with the goal of helping our benchmarking community take the necessary steps to achieve first contact resolution, reduce live call volume, and improve the overall customer experience.

ABB Automation & Power World welcomes AWEA, SEIA CEO's to discuss the bright future of renewable energy integration

Annoucement | Houston, Texas, March 2, 2015 (News Release)
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, is pleased to announce that Tom Kiernan, CEO of the influential American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), and Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the equally important Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), will join together to speak at Automation & Power World 2015.



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