Duke Energy names new director to board

Human Resources | By Bruce Henderson, The Charlotte Observer
Duke Energy added a new director Thursday, former Institute of Nuclear Power Operations executive William Webster Jr., effective Sept. 1. INPO is a nonprofit organization that helps nuclear plants run safely and reliably. Webster most recently was responsible for nuclear plant and corporate evaluations, plant operations, technical support, and industry performance activities. Webster ...

Champion Energy Receives Highest Score in Study History

Champion Energy Services, a subsidiary of Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN), has once again ranked highest in customer satisfaction among Texas residential retail electricity providers (REPs), according to the J.D. Power 2016 Electric Provider Retail Customer Satisfaction Study? released. This is the sixth time Champion Energy has ...

Fortis Inc. Acquisition of ITC Holdings Corp. Approved by Oklahoma Corporation Commission

Fortis Inc. and ITC Holdings Corp. announced the final approval of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission of the Corporation's application to acquire ITC. The approval marks another milestone in the regulatory approval process with the transaction expecting to close by the end of the year.

SWEPCO Issues Request for Proposals for Purchase of Wind Energy Assets

Wind |
AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase of wind energy assets as the company seeks to add more renewable energy to its diverse resource mix. Proposals for up to 100 megawatts, with a minimum nameplate rating of 80 megawatts, are due Sept. 15, 2016. SWEPCO is seeking ...

As You Sow And Corporate Knights Report Shows Green Companies Outperform Dirty Energy 3 To 1

As You Sow and Corporate Knights released the inaugural version of the Carbon Clean 200™ (Clean200™), a list of 200 clean energy companies showing a simulated annualized return of 21.82% over the past decade. The list will be updated quarterly and is the inverse of the Carbon Underground 200™, a list of fossil fuel companies ...

Duke Energy receives new 30-year operating license for Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project

Hydro |
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a new 30-year operating license for Duke Energy's Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project, which will allow the company to continue operating the Jocassee Pumped Storage Hydro Station, Keowee Hydro Station and associated lakes. ...

MOX responds to Nuclear Regulatory Committee about construction violations

Nuclear | By Thomas Gardiner, Aiken Standard, S.C.
AREVA MOX Services, project management contractor for the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, or MOX, delivered a response letter last week after receiving official notification of construction violations. In a letter dated July 25, 2016, the Nuclear Regulatory Committee, or NRC, notified MOX of violations connected to installation of ledgers. They were said to be undersized, less ...

Federal judge rules against Edwards coal-fired energy plant

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | By Andy Kravetz, Journal Star, Peoria, Ill.
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled against the owner of a coal-fired energy plant in Edwards, saying its owners allowed too much soot to be emitted from the smoke stacks there. A 50-page order, issued Tuesday by Senior U.S. District Judge Joe B. McDade, states Illinois Power Resources Generating LLC, which owns and operates the E.D. Edwards power plant, must work to clean ...

Supervisors reject Soda Mountain solar plant

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | By Jim Steinberg, The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, Calif.
San Bernardino County Supervisors on Tuesday voted against state certification of a necessary Environmental Impact Report for the Soda Mountain Solar Power Plant, saying the project would degrade pristine desert land with little benefit to area residents. By rejecting one the last approvals needed for the Mojave Desert plant to go forward, the county caught the attention of ...

DOE reports show NM 7th in new wind power

Wind | By Maddy Hayden, Carlsbad Current-Argus, N.M.
New Mexico added 268 megawatts worth of wind power installations in 2015, ranking 7th in the nation for new growth in the industry. The 2015 Wind Technologies Market Report released last week by the U.S. Department of Energy said the state generates 6.3 percent of its electricity from a total of 1,080 megawatts from wind farms around the state. Southeastern New Mexico, ...

Federal judge sides with environmentalists in lawsuit against Edwards coal plant

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | By Andy Kravetz, Journal Star, Peoria, Ill.
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled against the owner of a coal-fired energy plant in Edwards, saying its owners allowed too much soot to be emitted from the smoke stacks there. A 50-page order, issued Tuesday by Senior U.S. District Judge Joe B. McDade, states Illinois Power Resources Generating LLC, which owns and operates the E.D. Edwards power plant, must work to clean ...

TVA idles Watts Bar unit after feedwater pump problem

Nuclear | Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.
TVA crews are working today to restart its newest nuclear reactor, which was shut down Tuesday afternoon over problems with one of the feedwater pumps. TVA spokesman Jim Hopson said operators at the unit 2 reactor at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant near Spring City took the reactor offline around 1:53 p.m. Tuesday after they discovered problems with one of the unit's feedwater pumps. The ...

Atlantic Wind submits revised public involvement plan for Horse Creek Wind Farm

Wind | By Marcus Wolf, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y.
Atlantic Wind LLC and their legal representatives from Young/Sommer LLC revised numerous sections of their public involvement plan to clarify their area study, area boundaries and public involvement, but while all of the concerns expressed by the state Department of Public Service were noted, not all of them were addressed in the revisions for the Horse Creek Wind Farm. In a ...

Feds propose nuclear waste transport through Erie County

Nuclear | By Ed Palattella, Erie Times-News, Pa.
The federal government has approved the transport of liquid nuclear waste through Erie County, though environmentalists have gone to court to block the plan. As early as September, tractor-trailers carrying the waste are scheduled to start traveling through Erie County on Interstates 90 and 79. Seven environmental groups have sued in federal court in Washington, D.C., ...

City Council axes two planned Chapman Ranch infrastructure lines

Wind | By Matt Woolbright, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Texas
The City Council didn't hesitate to act after the Federal Aviation Administration gave its final approval of the proposed wind farm south of Corpus Christi on Chapman Ranch land. In a 5-4 vote Tuesday, the council stripped $14 million from next year's budget for capital improvement projects proposed for 16 square miles the city annexed in 2014. The land was annexed to either prevent ...

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