Constellation and Community College of Baltimore County Begin Construction of 5.1 Megawatt Solar Project

Solar | BALTIMORE, May 05, 2015 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation and a leading competitive retail energy supplier, and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) today announced the start of construction of a 5.1-megawatt (DC) solar generation project in Baltimore County.

Two landowners get 'Do not drink water' notices

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | May 5 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Nicholas Elmes The Stokes News, Walnut Cove, N.C.
Despite previous reports from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services that no letters were sent out warning residents living near the Belews Creek coal ash impoundment not to drink or cook with their water, a Department of Natural Resources (DENR) representative said Friday that two Walnut Cove area residents did receive warning letters.

PUC reform bill dies in Senate

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | May 5 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Peter Roper The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo.
Forget broadening the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to five members -- that bill died a quick political death in a Senate committee without even any testimony Monday.

Lawsuit seeks to derail Six Flags solar plan

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | May 5 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Shannon Mullen Asbury Park Press, N.J.
Four environmental groups filed a lawsuit Monday to stop Six Flags Great Adventure from clearing nearly 19,000 trees to build a 90-acre solar farm.

Convergent Energy + Power Commissions Innovative Energy Storage System in Maine

Energy Storage | (The Associated Press) - May 5
Convergent Energy + Power, an integrated energy storage asset developer, has announced the completion and commissioning of a 3 MWh energy storage system in Boothbay, Maine.

ZBB Achieves Latest Payment Milestone Under Lotte Chemical Utility-Scale Storage Module Project

Energy Storage | (The Associated Press) - May 5
ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT: ZBB), a leading developer of innovative energy management systems solutions serving the utility, commercial and industrial building markets, announced today that, in its contract with Lotte Chemical, a top global corporation located in South Korea, ZBB has achieved the latest performance milestone for the development and commercialization of a utility-scale flow battery module.

Thursday deadline to air concerns about PPL transmission line

Grid Operations | May 5 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - David Falchek The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa.
Residents have until Thursday to air their concerns with the state Department of Environmental Protection about the final phase of a $300 million upgrade of PPL's 57-mile transmission line.

Minnesota utilities flip switch on large segment of $2.1 billion CapX2020 transmission project

Grid Operations | May 5 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - David Shaffer Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
The Minnesota electric power industry is wrapping up its biggest transmission line expansion in four decades.

Mortenson wins contract from Alterra Power to construct Shannon Wind Project

Wind | May 05, 2015 -- MarketLine
Mortenson Construction has announced that its wind energy group has entered into a contract for construction of the Shannon Wind Project located near Windthorst in Texas, which is owned and managed by Alterra Power, Corp.

First Solar installs final PV module at Nyngan Solar Plant

International | May 05, 2015 -- MarketLine
First Solar, Inc., a manufacturer of photovoltaic solar modules, has installed the final photovoltaic, or PV, module at the Nyngan Solar Plant in New South Wales, or NSW, completing module installation of the solar project.

UGI Utilities appoints new vice president and CIO

Business & Corporate | May 05, 2015 -- MarketLine
UGI Utilities, Inc., a natural gas and electric utility company, has appointed Thomas Lord as new vice president and chief information officer, or CIO.

Fitch: US Investors Flag High-Yield Energy Concerns

Business & Corporate | LONDON & NEW YORK (The Associated Press) - May 5
US credit investors are increasingly wary of risk in the high-yield bond asset class, primarily related to energy companies, according to the Fitch Ratings/Fixed Income Forum latest senior investor survey. Approximately 61% of respondents believe HY corporate bonds are modestly or strongly overvalued.

Ideal Power's Power Conversion Systems Selected by Sunwave Energy Efficiency for Energy Storage Solutions

Energy Efficiency | (The Associated Press) - May 5
ONEnergy Inc. (TSX VENTURE: OEG) (TSX VENTURE: OEG.A) and Ideal Power Inc., (NASDAQ: IPWR), a developer of innovative power conversion technologies, announced today that the Sunwave Energy Efficiency division of ONEnergy has selected Ideal Power's power conversion systems (PCS) for use in its line of energy storage solutions to be launched in Canada and select U.S. states beginning in mid-2015.

IKEA Completes State’s Largest Rooftop Solar Array Atop Recently Opened Kansas City-Area Store in Merriam, Kansas

Solar | MERRIAM, Kan. (The Associated Press) - May 5
IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced it had officially plugged-in Kansas’ largest rooftop solar array, atop the recently opened IKEA Merriam.

Economic development officials counter critics of PNM plan to keep San Juan Generating Station open

Fossil & Biomass | May 5 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - James Fenton The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M.
Area economic development officials -- facing what they believe could be an economic disaster -- are challenging environmentalists' criticism of a plan that would keep the San Juan Generating Station in operation.

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