Renewable energy investors in far-flung areas

International | Oct 30 - Forexpros
Renewable energy can help bring electricity, and with it development, to 4 million households in remote parts of the country.

KCP&L Files Rate Increase Request with Missouri Public Service Commission

Business & Corporate | Oct 30 - Business Wire
Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L), a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP), today filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission to increase base rates for electric service to approximately 270,000 of its 565,000 Missouri customers in the KCP&L Missouri service area.

GMP cleared to Restore Otter Creek Power Dams

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 30 - Forexpros
Federal energy regulators extended Green Mountain Power's license for three hydroelectric dams along the Otter Creek last week.

Research Shows Solar Energy Owners Cross All Income Brackets

Solar | Oct 30 - PR Newswire
Most people going solar in Massachusetts have household incomes (HHI) of less than $150,000, according to a survey conducted by New England Clean Energy, president Mark Durrenberger announced today.

Namibia To Build Nuclear Power Plant Simulator For Training

International | Oct 30 - Syrian Arab News Agency
The Namibian government is looking to construct a nuclear power plant simulator in future to train Namibians in the use of nuclear power energy, says Mines and Energy Minister Isak Katali.

MidAmerican Energy signs long-term service contract with Siemens for Iowa wind projects

Annoucement | ORLANDO, Fla. & DES MOINES, Iowa - Oct 30, 2014 (News Release)
Siemens has signed a long-term agreement with MidAmerican Energy to provide service and maintenance for 958 SWT-2.3 turbines at 12 wind projects in Iowa.

New Transmission Line Constructed in Ohio Edison's Eastern Ohio Area to Help Support Shale Gas Industry

Grid Operations | AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 
As part of its efforts to help support Ohio's growing shale gas industry, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) recently completed a new 3.5 mile, 138 kilovolt (kV) transmission line in its Ohio Edison territory to serve a Pennant Midstream natural gas processing facility in Springfield Township in Mahoning County. 

Coso Geothermal Power Holdings, LLC Replaces Expiring Power Purchase Agreement Letter of Credit

Business & Corporate | COSO JUNCTION, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 30, 2014--
Coso Geothermal Power Holdings, LLC announced today that the company’s approximately $15.2 million letter of credit issued to support performance security obligations under the company’s power purchase agreements with Southern California Edison has been replaced by a $15.2 million letter of credit issued by Citibank, N.A.

SolarWorld Announces Expansions of Solar Panel and Advanced Cell Production in Oregon

Solar | HILLSBORO, Ore. (Business Wire) - Oct 30
SolarWorld, the largest crystalline silicon solar producer in the Americas for nearly 40 years, announced that in 2015, it would add a solar-panel production line in Hillsboro to bring the panel-assembly factory’s capacity up to 530 megawatts (MW), expand advanced cell production capacity by 100 MW and add 200 jobs.

Northern Power Systems Brings Advanced Hybrid Energy Technology to Asia

International | BARRE, VT, Oct 30, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX)
Northern Power Systems (www.northernpower.com) (TSX: NPS) has commissioned four of its NPS 100 wind turbines in South Korea's newest and most advanced hybrid energy project, while working in close collaboration with the national grid operator Korean Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), to ensure effective delivery of this hybrid microgrid.

U.S. DOE Launches $1 Million H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition for Small-Scale Hydrogen Refueling System

Distributed & Cogeneration | Oct 30 - PR Newswire
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) and the Hydrogen Education Foundation (HEF) announced the launch of the $1 Million H2 Refuel H-Prize.

Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 30 - Environmental Protection Agency Documents & Publications
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing this notice of data availability (NODA) in support of the proposed rule titled "Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units," which was published on June 18, 2014.

Clean Energy Group Releases Paper on How to Finance Resilient Power and Reduce Risks from Power Outages

Solar | Oct 30 - PR Web
Marking the two year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Clean Energy Group has released a paper about new financing options for the installation of resilient power projects.

Central Asia to Power Afghanistan and Pakistan with Electricity

International | Oct 30 - EMBIN (Emerging Markets Business Information News)
Energy-poor Afghanistan and Pakistan are to be the beneficiaries of an ambitious international project to transit electricity generated from hydroelectric cascades in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to their South Asian neighbors, in a win-win situation for both producers and consumers.

Tepco may ask U.S. utility to inspect Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant

International | Oct 30 - EMBIN (Emerging Markets Business Information News)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. is considering asking a U.S. utility to verify safety at its idled Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant, a senior foreign adviser to the beleaguered utility has said.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MidAmerican Energy signs long-term service contract with Siemens for Iowa wind projects

ORLANDO, Fla. & DES MOINES, Iowa - Oct 30, 2014 (News Release)
 

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