Default rates going down for PPL customers

Business & Corporate | Aug 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Sam Kennedy The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
The price of electricity for PPL Electric Utilities' default customers will drop slightly next month, the Allentown company announced Thursday.

E Source Announces Finalists for the 2014 Utility Ad Awards Contest

Annoucement | BOULDER, CO, August 22, 2014 (News Release)
E Source has selected 16 utilities as finalists in the 2014 Utility Ad Awards Contest. The utility industry's largest and most comprehensive advertising competition, the annual E Source Utility Ad Awards Contest is open to any electric or gas utility located in the US or Canada.

ABB launches world's most powerful underground and subsea power transmission cable system

Annoucement | Zurich, Switzerland, August 21, 2014 (News Release)
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has announced a breakthrough in cable technology. It has successfully developed and tested a 525 kilovolt (kV) extruded high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable system to make renewable energy installations more efficient and cost-effective.

Wind project near Rolla gets OK

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Nick Smith The Bismarck Tribune, N.D.
The last regulatory hurdle for a long-delayed wind project in Rolette County was cleared Wednesday, greenlighting a 150-megawatt project for construction.

PSC approves MDU agreement

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Nick Smith The Bismarck Tribune, N.D.
State regulators approved an agreement negotiated with a major utility company which prevents customers from seeing any rate increase for recovering costs associated with a project in Mandan.

DuPont sues SunEdison over solar material patent

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Jacob Barker St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Chemical giant DuPont on Thursday sued SunEdison for patent infringement, accusing the O'Fallon, Mo., based solar array developer of contracting with suppliers and manufacturers that infringed on proprietary DuPont technology.

ScottMadden to Present at EUCI's Transforming the Utility Business Model Conference

Annoucement | ATLANTA, GA - August 21, 2014 (News Release)
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, is proud to join leading industry players as a presenter at EUCI's Transforming the Utility Business Model Conference being held August 25-26, 2014, at the Marriott Medical District in Chicago, Illinois.

Leidos Engineering Expert Tapped for Regional Energy AllianceBoard

Annoucement | Reston, Va. - Aug. 21, 2014 ((News Release)
Leidos Engineering's John Nicol was recently elected to serve a two-year term as a member of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) board of directors.

Siemens will deliver 67 D6 wind turbines for Dudgeon offshore wind power plant

Annoucement | August 21, 2014 (News Release)
Siemens Energy has received an order for Dudgeon offshore wind power plant in the UK. The Norwegian energy companies Statoil and Statkraft have awarded two contracts to Siemens Energy for the engineering, supply, assembly, commissioning and service of 67 Siemens D6 direct-drive wind turbines of the type SWT-6.0-154 rated at 6 megawatts (MW) each and equipped with a 154-meter rotor.

James River Coal Company accepts bid for Hampden, Hazard and Triad Mining Complex assets

Business & Corporate | RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire
James River Coal Company announced that it has accepted, subject to Bankruptcy Court approval, a committed and binding bid from JR Acquisition, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackhawk Mining, LLC, to purchase the Hampden Mining Complex (including the assets of Logan & Kanawha Coal Company, LLC), the Hazard Mining Complex (other than the assets of Laurel Mountain Resources LLC) and the Triad Mining Complex for $52,000,000 plus the assumption of certain environmental and other liabilities.

Black Hills Corp. Utility Subsidiary Receives Revenue Increase Approval

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 21 - Thomson Reuters ONE
Black Hills Corp. (NYSE: BKH) utility subsidiary Black Hills Power yesterday received approval from the Wyoming Public Service Commission of a settlement agreement allowing the company to increase electric revenues in Wyoming.

NRC Assigns New Resident Inspector to McGuire Nuclear Station

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 21 - Targeted News Service
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release: Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials in Atlanta have selected Ronald Cureton Jr. as the resident inspector for Duke Energy's McGuire Nuclear Station, located near Huntersville, N.C.

Cable maker takes lead in offshore wind market

International | Aug 21 - Evening Gazette (UK)
JDR Cables has signed a contract to supply Germany's largest windfarm cluster. The Teesside company, which is a leading provider of technology connecting the global offshore energy industry, will provide more than 70 kilometres of aluminium core interarray cable, cable accessories and post-delivery offshore services for the Nordsee One off-shore windfarm.

TVA rates to rise 1.5 percent in 2015

Business & Corporate | Aug 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Dave Flessner Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.
The Tennessee Valley Authority will raise electric rates by 1.5 percent in October, marking the second consecutive year of such a rate increase.

Department of Energy Announces $5.9 Million Funding Award Opportunity for Southern Research Institute

Fossil & Biomass | BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that Southern Research Institute has been selected for negotiation for an award of up to $5.9 million to advance production of high performance, low cost carbon fibers from biomass.


E Source Announces Finalists for the 2014 Utility Ad Awards Contest

BOULDER, CO, August 22, 2014 (News Release)

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