Southern Company subsidiary to top 300 MW of total solar generating capacity with acquisition of new California facility

Business & Corporate | Oct 23 - PR Newswire
Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced the acquisition of the 150-megawatt (MW) Solar Gen 2 solar facility in California from First Solar, Inc.

New UH law school program will focus on energy policy

Business & Corporate | Oct 23 - Honolulu Star-Advertiser (HI)
An energy law program will be offered to students next fall at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's William S. Richardson School of Law.

Fitch Affirms Dominion Resources IDR at 'BBB+'; Upgrades VEPCo and DomGas to 'A-'

Business & Corporate | Oct 23 - Business Wire
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of Dominion Resources, Inc. (DRI) at 'BBB+' and upgraded the IDRs of regulated subsidiaries Virginia Electric and Power Company (VEPCo) and Dominion Gas Holdings (DomGas) to 'A-' from 'BBB+'.

National Aquarium and Constellation Sign Innovative 25-Year Electricity Supply Agreement Supporting Renewable Power in Maryland

Solar | Oct 23 - Business Wire
The National Aquarium and Constellation today announced a 25-year competitive electricity supply agreement that will help the Aquarium better manage energy costs and encourage the development of renewable power in Maryland.

Fitch Rates Southern Minnesota Muni Power Agency Electric Rev Bonds 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate |

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 23, 2014--

Fitch Ratings assigns its 'A+' rating to the following outstanding Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA or agency) bonds:

Agreement reached to provide clean, affordable electricity to Babcock Ranch in Charlotte and Lee Counties

Solar | JUNO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), Babcock Ranch Community Independent Special District (ISD) and Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) today announced a settlement agreement that addresses the parties' outstanding issues and provides a path forward for Babcock Ranch development.

Pact signed for Oman's first wind energy project

International | Oct 23 - Forexpros
The Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO) and Abu Dhabi's Masdar signed an agreement to generate electricity from wind energy at Harweel, in Dhofar Governorate, with a capacity of 50 MW, at a cost of about $125 million.

Wartsila to supply a 139 MW Flexicycle power plant in Mexico

International | Oct 23 - Global Data Point
The full turnkey contract was signed September 2014 and the plant is scheduled to be operational in 2016.

Dozens attend Dixfield public hearing on amended wind facility ordinance vote

Wind | Oct 23 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Matthew Daigle Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine
Dozens of residents met Wednesday evening in the Dirigo High School community room to discuss the Nov. 4 vote on the amended Wind Energy Facility Ordinance.

Duke Nuclear Integrates Learning and Compliance into Corporate Culture with SumTotal Talent Expansion Applications

Business & Corporate | GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct 23, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Duke Nuclear, a division of the largest electric holding company in the United States, Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), is weaving learning and professional development into its business using SumTotal Talent Expansion(R) applications.

Awesense Inc. Announces Release of True Grid Intelligence 2.0 In-Grid Data Analytics

Annoucement | October 23, 2014 - Vancouver (News Release)
Awesense, Inc., a leader in Smart Grid solution for reducing losses in the electricity distribution grid, announced today that True Grid Intelligence (TGI) release 2.0 is now live.

CMS Energy Reaffirms

Business & Corporate | Oct 23, 2014 -- EarningsWhispers Guidance Summaries via Comtex
CMS Energy Corp. (NYSE: CMS) said it continues to expect 2014 earnings of $1.76 to $1.78 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $1.77 per share for the year ending December 31, 2014.

Cheaper fuel lets TVA cut its rates

Business & Corporate | Oct 23 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Dave Flessner Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.
After the Polar Vortex put an extra chill in the monthly bills of many TVA ratepayers earlier this year, electricity users are getting a reprieve this fall.

Electricity bills expected to increase this winter, natural gas to be stable

Business & Corporate | Oct 23 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Wesley Brown The Augusta Chronicle, Ga.
The majority of Augusta-area residents who use electricity to heat their homes can expect a 2 percent increase in monthly power bills this winter, while prices should remain stable for natural gas customers, utility operators said Wednesday.

Coal terminal opponent signed Cylvia Hayes to contract a year before Kitzhaber opposed project

Fossil & Biomass | Oct 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Jeff Manning The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.
A company hired to persuade Gov. John Kitzhaber to block a massive coal export terminal had a year earlier retained First Lady Cylvia Hayes as a consultant.



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