Portland General Electric Declares Dividend

Business & Corporate | Oct 23 - Business Wire
On October 23, 2014 the board of directors of Portland General Electric Company (NYSE:POR) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of 28 cents per share, unchanged from last quarter’s dividend.

DTE Biomass dedicates renewable energy facility in N.C.

Fossil & Biomass | Oct 23 - PR Newswire
DTE Biomass Energy today celebrated the completion of its 9.6-megawatt landfill gas-to-energy project at the Uwharrie Environmental Landfill in Mt. Gilead.

More layoffs in coal country

Fossil & Biomass | Oct 23 - Logan Banner, The (WV)
After warning in August that hundreds of miners could lose their jobs, Boone County-based Coal River Energy has laid off 130 mine workers.

Peabody Energy Declares Dividend Of $0.085 Per Share

Business & Corporate | Oct 23 - PR Newswire
The board of directors of Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today declared a regular quarterly dividend on its common stock of $0.085 per share.

Prairie State taps new CEO

Business & Corporate | Oct 23 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Prairie State Generating Company has hired Donald Gaston as its new CEO, the Illinois coal power plant announced late Wednesday.

Power plant in Ain Sokhna starts producing 650 MW

International | Oct 23 - Forexpros
An Egyptian power plant, run by natural gas and mazut, will start the production of 650 MegaWatts of electricity on Thursday, announced electricity minister, Mohamed Shaker in a press release.

Gary Moland Joins Leidos Engineering to Lead Transmission Planning Services

Annoucement | RESTON, Va. - Oct. 23, 2014 (News Release)
Gary Moland has joined Leidos Engineering as the vice president of transmission planning and analysis and will lead the company's transmission planning services.

Fitch Affirms Snohomish County WA PUD NO. 1 Bonds at 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 23, 2014--
Fitch Ratings affirms the 'AA-' rating on the following Snohomish County Public Utility District No. 1 WA's (the district or PUD) bonds.

Fitch Affirms East Kentucky Cooperative's Rev Bonds at 'BBB+'; Outlook Revised To Positive

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 23, 2014--
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following East Kentucky Power Cooperative's (EKPC) senior secured bonds at 'BBB+':

Ohio Edison and Stark State College to Offer Training Program for Future Utility Workers

Business & Corporate | AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 
Ohio Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is partnering with Stark State College to reinstate its award-winning program to train the next generation of utility line and substation workers.

New USDA Program for Financing Energy Efficiency Awards $6 Million to Roanoke Electric Cooperative

Energy Efficiency | Oct 23 - PR Newswire
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced today that Roanoke Electric Membership Cooperative has received one of the first loans from a new program of the Rural Utilities Service to finance improvements to the energy performance of utility customers' homes and businesses.

Wind turbines briefly outpace nuclear power plants in U.K.

International | Oct 23 - UPI Science News
As the European Union looks to set new emissions reduction targets in Brussels, the United Kingdom is coming off a significant energy production milestone.

ScottMadden to Partner with SEPA for Webinar on Fact-Finding Mission to Germany

Annoucement | October 23, 2014 (News Release)
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, will partner with the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) to present the webinar, "Key Lessons Learned on the SEPA Executive Fact-Finding Mission to Germany," on Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 2:00-3:00 PM EDT.

ABB introduces OTDC disconnect switches for the solar market

Annoucement | Las Vegas, Nevada, October 22, 2014 (News Release)
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today introduced three new members to its OTDC disconnect switch family specifically designed for DC applications.

New Community Solar Program -- SolarPerks(TM) -- Opens Solar Access to All NSTAR and National Grid Ratepayers

Solar | Oct 23 - Marketwire
Massachusetts' favorable renewable energy landscape has set the stage for broad interest in individual solar energy production.



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