Natural gas power plant needs power sale agreement

Fossil & Biomass | Apr 27 - Daily Times (Farmington, NM)
The company planning to built a nearly $1 billion natural gas and solar power plant in San Juan County doesn't yet have an agreement to sell electricity, and industry experts say it won't be able to finance the project until it gets one.

NRC Schedules Open House Apr. 29 to Discuss Performance of LaSalle Nuclear Station

Nuclear | Apr 27 - Global Data Point
The open house will be held for 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Brookfield Township Hall, 2099 E. 27th Rd., in Brookfield Township.

NEI Presses DOE to Focus on Nuclear Energy Policy

Nuclear | Apr 27 - Global Data Point
Reacting to DOE's issuance of the first installment of its Quadrennial Energy Review, NEI said taking steps to preserve America's operating nuclear plants and create favorable market conditions to ensure new ones are built is at least as important as the grid infrastructure and transmission issues on which the first installment is focused.

New Mexico leaders push for high-level nuclear waste

Nuclear | Apr 27 - Santa Fe New Mexican, The (NM)
At first glance, the barren stretch of desert between Carlsbad and Hobbs in southeastern New Mexico seems unfit for any kind of industry.

Hearing to focus on new Hampden trash-to-energy plant

Fossil & Biomass | Apr 27 - Bangor Daily News (ME)
The public will have an opportunity Monday night to learn more about plans to build a processing plant in Hampden that would turn the region's trash into biofuel.

Wind Turbines Being Considered for Lewis County

Wind | Apr 27 - Chronicle, The (Centralia, WA)
A Colorado based company might build a 52-turbine wind farm about 20 miles east of Centralia, and that could impact a commonly used flight path for smaller airplanes moving between Seattle and Portland.

Planning commission OKs solar projects revised EIR

Solar | Apr 27 - YellowBrix
San Benito County planning commissioners Saturday approved the supplemental environmental review for PV2s solar project in Panoche Valley. Commissioners voted 4-0 at the special meeting continued from a recent, regular gathering due to a scheduling conflict.

Fitch: Energy Default Rate Likely to Rise in 2015

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 27, 2015-
The energy sector default rate is expected to rise above its long-term average of 1.9% in 2015, according to Fitch Ratings. Low oil prices have pressured cash flows and liquidity of smaller, less competitive exploration and production (E&P) companies.

Bill giving Oklahoma attorney general say in Clean Power Plan response passes House

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Paul Monies The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City
Oklahoma's attorney general would get to sign off on the legality of any state plan on upcoming federal carbon dioxide rules for power plants under a bill passed Thursday by the House of Representatives.

SmartCity EIS Portfolio Launches in the UK as New Market Opportunities Emerge

Business & Corporate | (The Associated Press) - Apr 27
 Today Joule Assets and Quantum

Origination have joined forces to launch the SmartCity EIS Portfolio.

'Citizens' group rallies before borough hearing on power plant

Distributed & Cogeneration | Apr 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jon O'Connell The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa.
The Citizens for a Healthy Jessup and dozens of their supporters gathered in Station Park Sunday to rally support for their efforts to stop a power plant from being built in the borough.

Avista Utilities Successfully Replaces Legacy Customer System With Oracle Utility Solution

Billing & Customer Care | REDWOOD SHORES, CA, Apr 27, 2015 -- Marketwired
Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) -- Transitioning from a 20-year-old, homegrown customer information system to one that is more modern and comprehensive allows utilities to improve customer service, enhance financial performance, and adapt to a changing industry.

Greenbriar Capital Corp Partners with Atherton Pacific Green and Retains CV Brokerage Inc. as Project Finance Advisor for 100 MW Montalva Solar Project

Solar | (The Associated Press) - Apr 27
Greenbriar Capital

Corp. (TSXV: GRB) (OTC: GEBRF) is pleased to announce its partnership

with Atherton Pacific Green ("APG") of Newport Beach California for

engineering, procurement, and construction of the 100 MW "Smart Grid"

Montalva Photovoltaic Solar Project located in Puerto Rico, USA.

House Democrats see carbon emissions tax as educational funding fix

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Melissa Santos The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)
Democrats in the state House aren't excited about a Republican plan to raise the statewide property tax to help the state pay its share of basic education costs.

Ameren rates announced

Business & Corporate | Apr 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Tesa Glass Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill.
Ameren's electric rate for June 1 has been announced, coming in at 5.683 cents per kilowatt hour.

Receive Energy Central eNews & Updates

Get the news delivered to you!
Subscribe now to receive top headlines and news updates power industry professionals need to know- FREE!


Defining the Value of the Grid

Wednesday Apr 29, 2015 - 2:00 PM Eastern

Evolving Beyond AMI to the Utility/Customer Nexus

Thursday Apr 30, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern

Improving Strategic Planning in The Energy Industry

Wednesday May 20, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern


Get your event listing in front of more than 100,000 industry professionals by posting on EnergyCentral's Event Center.