S.C. power plant owner says it could serve Asheville

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Feb 4 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Bruce Henderson The Charlotte Observer
The owner of a natural gas-fueled power plant in South Carolina says it could supply the electricity Duke Energy needs in Asheville, where Duke plans to build its own new plant.

Revamping the electric grid could yield huge cost savings, SolarCity report says

Grid Operations | Feb 4 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Ivan Penn Los Angeles Times
A modern electric grid that incorporates solar, battery storage, energy efficiency and smart technology could save Californians $1.4 billion a year, according to a report released Thursday by rooftop solar giant SolarCity.

Kauai utility on track to exceed renewables goal

Business & Corporate | Feb 4 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Kathryn Mykleseth The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Kauai Island Utility Cooperative announced Wednesday that the island's renewable resources met around 90 percent of customers' electricity demand on four days in January.

Speaker calls on citizens to help shape Montana's response to the Clean Power Plan

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Feb 4 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Mike Ferguson Billings Gazette, Mont.
Owing to the fact that she doesn't own a crystal ball, Linda Dismore "Diz" Swift isn't sure what Montana's mandated solution for reducing carbon pollution from power plants under the Clean Power Plan will look like.

C-10 wants tougher test for nuclear plant concrete

Nuclear | NEWBURYPORT -- Feb 4 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Angeljean Chiaramida The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass.
Newburyport-based watchdog group C-10 has petitioned the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to require NextEra Energy Seabrook nuclear power plant to follow tougher standards for testing deteriorating concrete at the plant.

Hettinger County farmer airs concerns about wind turbines

Wind | MOTT -- Feb 4 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Kalsey Stults The Dickinson Press, N.D.
Jon Wert, a farmer from the New England area, presented a petition during Wednesday's Hettinger County Commission meeting seeking minimal zoning requirements for a proposed 72-turbine wind farm in two western Hettinger County townships.

PRC to examine big PNM customers' fuel savings

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Feb 4 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Kevin Robinson-Avila Albuquerque Journal, N.M.
The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission voted 5-0 on Wednesday to open a new regulatory case to examine whether large electricity customers are receiving undue fuel savings as a result of Public Service Company of New Mexico's investments in renewable energy.

Manchester wants in on Northern Pass process

Grid Operations | Feb 4 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Paul Feely The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen decided this week the city should play a part in the Northern Pass transmission project, voting to file a request to become an intervenor in the state's Site Evaluation Committee's review of the project application.

Arizona regulators OK SunZia power lines

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Feb 4 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Tony Davis The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson
The $2 billion, 515-mile-long SunZia power line project got a big boost Wednesday from the Arizona Corporation Commission, which voted 3-2 to approve its construction in this state.

DTE files request to modernize Michigan's electric distribution infrastructure

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Feb 04, 2016 -- MarketLine
DTE Electric has filed a request with the Michigan Public Service Commission to continue a multi-year modernization of southeast Michigan's electric distribution infrastructure.

Southern Company announces management changes

Business & Corporate | Feb 04, 2016 -- MarketLine
Southern Company has announced the appointment of Joseph Miller, currently executive vice president of nuclear development for Georgia Power and president of nuclear development for Southern Nuclear, as the president and CEO of Southern Power.

Middletown Adding Electric Vehicles To Fleet

Electric Vehicles | MIDDLETOWN -- Feb 4 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Shawn R. Beals The Hartford Courant
The city will add six electric vehicles to its fleet using a state grant that will also add six public charging stations to the municipal parking lot next to city hall.

Group proposes ballot measure to break NV Energy's monopoly

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Feb 4 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Daniel Rothberg Las Vegas Sun
A group filed a ballot measure today that would create a competitive electricity market in Nevada to effectively end NV Energy's monopoly through a constitutional amendment.

Surge in feedback extends comment period for transmission line project

Grid Operations | Feb 4 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Andrew Creasey Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif.
The public comment period for a controversial proposed electric transmission line project was extended by 60 days after project leaders were inundated by letters from local leaders requesting more time to evaluate the project's impacts.

Texas Electricity Regulators Won't Fix a $50 Million Mistake

Billing & Customer Care | Feb 04 - Houston Press (TX)
Hot weather and blasted a/c might be two factors influencing your utility bill. But since utility prices in Texas are ultimately decided by a computer, not humans, consumers may have something else to worry about

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