Davies Consulting Adds Three Consultants to Team

Annoucement | Chevy Chase, MD, 4/16/2015 (News Release)
Launching the second quarter of its 25th year, Davies Consulting LLC is pleased to announce the addition of three consultants to its team, deepening the firm's expertise in key areas and enhancing its offerings for electric and gas utilities.

SoCore Energy Turns on its Biggest Solar Installation

Solar | HAGERSTOWN, Md. (The Associated Press) - Apr 16
SoCore Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Edison International (NYSE: EIX), one of the nation’s largest utility holding companies, has completed its largest commercial rooftop installation at the FedEx Ground hub in Hagerstown, Maryland.

PG&E No. 2 Utility and Among America’s Top 100 Best Employers in Forbes Survey

Business & Corporate | SAN FRANCISCO (The Associated Press) - Apr 16
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) placed No. 2 among all utilities and in the Top-100 (No. 79) of America’s Best Employers according to a survey in Forbes Magazine. The survey appears in the April 13 edition of the magazine and is currently available on their website.

Consumers give feedback at NextEra-HEI meetings

Business & Corporate | Apr 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Kathryn Mykleseth The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
About 70 Oahu residents joined NextEra Energy Inc. and Hawaiian Electric Industries at public meetings in Pearl City and Kapolei hosted by the two companies Wednesday evening to discuss the $4.3 billion sale of HEI to the Florida-based company.

N.C. Honors Linemen, Gov. McCrory Signs Lineman Appreciation Day Into Law

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | (The Associated Press) - Apr 16
Thousands of

linemen in North Carolina will now have a day set aside each April

dedicated to recognizing their selflessness in building, maintaining

and repairing the infrastructure that powers modern lives.

Binga hydro plant up-rated to 140MW

International | Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Ritchie A. Horario The Manila Times, Philippines
ABOITIZ Power Corp. (AboitizPower) said on Thursday that the rated capacity of its Binga hydroelectric power plant in Benguet operated by its unit SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet Inc. has effectively increased to 140 megawatts from 125.8 MW previously.

Takahama nuclear restart injunction polarizing

International | Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Eric Johnston Japan Times, Tokyo
A provisional injunction handed down Tuesday by the Fukui District Court against the restarting of Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Takahama No. 3 and 4 reactors is a boost to opponents of nuclear power, even as the decision draws criticism from senior politicians, nuclear regulators, Kepco, and pro-nuclear Japanese media.

Fitch Affirms Georgia Transmission Corp's PCBs at 'AA-' and CP at 'F1+'

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK (The Associated Press) - Apr 16
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC) ratings.

CUB Analysis: IL Clean Jobs Bill Would Save Consumers $1.6 Billion

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | (The Associated Press) - Apr 16
State legislation

to strengthen energy efficiency standards would save Illinois

consumers more than $1.6 billion by 2030, sparking average residential

savings of nearly $100 a year going forward, according to an expert

modeling analysis released by the Citizens Utility Board (CUB)


Carbon Copies: Elected officials pass coal industry letter off as their own

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Tom Lutey Billings Gazette, Mont.
When more than a dozen elected officials copy, and then pass off as their own, a coal industry letter warning the feds to tread lightly on publicly owned fossil fuels, is that carbon copying?

NMA: Today's Mercury Rule Deadline Dramatizes Growing Costs of EPA's Power Plant Regulations

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | (The Associated Press) - Apr 16
National Mining

Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn today issued the

following statement on the escalating impacts on households and

manufacturers of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mercury

and Air Toxics (MATS) regulation, effective today, and the agency's

pending "Clean Power Plan" for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from

existing power plants expected this summer.

Environmental group labels Perry, Toomey 'villains'

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Greg Gross The York Dispatch, Pa.
Two federal lawmakers who represent York County have been dubbed "dirty air villains" by a New York City-based environmental advocacy organization.

U.S. Patent Office Reaffirms TransData's Smart Meter Patents Covering Wireless Digital Electric Meter Communications

Metering | (The Associated Press) - Apr 16
TransData, Inc., announced

today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Patent Office) has

reaffirmed the validity of two of the company's key Smart Electric

Meter Patents covering digital electric meters equipped with an

internal wireless communications module and antenna.

FPL rate decrease approved by Florida PSC, reducing typical customer bill by about $3 a month

Business & Corporate | (The Associated Press) - Apr 16
Florida Power & Light

Company (FPL) announced today that the Florida Public Service

Commission has approved the utility's request to reduce customer rates

thanks to savings on fuel costs.

Wind power producer Mytrah Energy raises $60 million through NCD

International | Apr 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Viswanath Pilla Mint, New Delhi
Hyderabad-based wind energy company Mytrah Energy Ltd on Thursday said it has raised $60 million from Merrill Lynch International and Aion Direct Singapore Pte Ltd to expand capacity and refinance some debt.


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