BRIEF: Power outage affects CVTC, downtown

Business & Corporate | Jul 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis.
A power outage forced the closure of Chippewa Valley Technical College's Business Education Center Tuesday morning as well as several downtown Eau Claire locations.

New Independent Electric Power Producer in Mulanje

International | Mulanje, Jul 29, 2015 -- Malawi News Agency/All Africa Global Media
The Mulanje Renewable Energy Agency-MUREA through Mulanje Electricity Generation Agency-MEGA has embarked on a micro hydro project to generate and distribute electric power to communities around Bondo and Lujeri in the district.

Talen to settle Martins Creek fly ash spill claims for $1.3 million

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Jul 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Scott Kraus The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
Allentown-based Talen Energy has reached a $1.3 million settlement with state regulators over the natural resources damage caused by a August 2005 fly ash spill at its Martins Creek Steam Electric Station in Lower Mount Bethel Township.

Franklin PUD to increase rate this fall

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Jul 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Ty Beaver Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Wash.)
Bills will increase for some Franklin Public Utility District customers this fall, particularly those using the least energy, but average users and those with the heaviest power demands will see few changes or even pay less.

Duke Energy Renewables Acquires Seville II Solar Power Plant in California, US from Kruger Energy

Business & Corporate | Jul 29 - Progressive Digital Media - Deals
Duke Energy Renewables LLC, a renewable energy company, has acquired Seville II solar power plant in Imperial County, California, US from Kruger Energy Inc., a power generation company.

Pounds 200m power station given the green light

International | Jul 29 - Western Mail (Wales)
A proposed gas-fired power station bringing 150 construction jobs to the Cynon Valley has been given the green light by the UK Government.

Electricity - Gana, Others May Lose Licences

International | Jul 29 - AllAfrica
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) yesterday said it was set to revoke the power generation licence it issued to Supertek companies in Kogi and Abia states owned by former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana.

ScottishPower Renewables to Invest USD466 Million in Kilgallioch Wind Farm in Scotland, UK.

International | Jul 29 - Progressive Digital Media - Deals
ScottishPower Renewables (UK) Limited has agreed to invest GBP300 million (USD466.02 million) in the construction and development of Kilgallioch wind farm in Scotland , UK .

Rep. Mark Takano Introduces Legislation to Provide Loan Guarantees for Battery Storage Technology

Energy Storage | Washington DC - Jul 29 - Congressional Documents & Publications
Earlier today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) introduced the Battery Storage Innovation Act, which amends Section 1703 of the Energy Policy Act to include battery storage technology for residential, industrial and transportation applications in the loan guarantee program for innovative technology. Clean energy technology and projects considered "high risk" often have trouble …

BPA to raise rates in October; Public Power Council voices concern

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Jul 29 - Global Data Point
The rate hikes, which are to take effect on Oct. 1, "support investments in the federal hydropower system and expansion of BPA's high-voltage transmission system to meet regional needs," the federal power marketing administration said in a news release.

EDF Energy shuts Heysham 2-7 nuclear reactor for unplanned outage

Nuclear | Jul 29 - Global Data Point
The 660MW nuclear unit was taken offline due to operational requirements.

Third-party sampling likely to reduce import of coal

International | Mumbai: Jul 29 - DNA : Daily News & Analysis (India)
After third-party sampling of coal led to delivery of better quality dry fuel and, consequently, to enhanced power generation, the state electricity generation utility is planning to reduce its imports of coal from other countries.

Attaining access, achieving sustainability with off-grid communities A look at IEEE’s Smart Village

Business & Corporate | Robin Podmore | Jul 28, 2015
During this week of IEEE's PES General Meeting, we take a look at one of the association's more social projects, the Smart Village, which connects local needs with local resources when it comes to powering up communities.

Wave energy test rolling forward in Hawaii

Future & Alternative Generation | July 28, 2015 Amy Gahran
Just off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, last month a wave energy generator began contributing small ripples of electricity to the local utility's grid. In this one-year test of new technology, the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Hawaii are collaborating to gather data which could help shape the future of wave energy technology.

Solar array turns sports complex into mini-power plant

Solar | DANVERS Jul 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Ethan Forman The Salem News, Beverly, Mass.
Tuesday morning proved sunny, and that was a good thing for the squinting developers of a massive, $3 million, commercial solar installation on the sprawling rooftops above the Danvers Indoor Sports complex at 150 Andover St., off Route 114.

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