Trina Solar Announces Grid Connection for 23.8 MW PV Projects in UK

International | CHANGZHOU, China, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire
Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic ("PV") modules, solutions, and services, today announced two of its PV power plants in the United Kingdom have successfully completed connection to the grid.

Airport Board frustrated over moving of power lines

Grid Operations | Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Dianne Frances D. Powell The Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Ind.
Terre Haute International Airport officials are working on a power line project that could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, but they seem to have their lines tangled with a utility company.

TVA May power bills to drop from April but still be up 4.2 percent from a year ago

Business & Corporate | Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Dave Flessner Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.
After many homeowners paid record high power bills through the winter, electric customers will get a bit of a spring reprieve next month.

Ameren, counties tussle over taxes

Business & Corporate | Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Jacob Barker St. Louis Post-Dispatch
A group of 16 counties says Ameren Missouri's property within their borders is worth $103 million more than the utility claims, and both sides are gearing up for a long appeal in front of the state's tax commission.

State seeks quick decision in MOX lawsuit

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Derrek Asberry Aiken Standard, S.C.
South Carolina's Attorney General is seeking a quick resolution in the state's lawsuit against the Department of Energy over the Savannah River Site's MOX facility.

U.S. EPA Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Permit for Carbon Sequestration Injection Well in Decatur, Illinois

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Apr 17 - Targeted News Service
The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comment on a proposed permit that would allow Archer Daniels Midland to inject carbon dioxide deep underground at a facility in Decatur, Illinois.

Sonoma Clean Power officials oppose 'opt-in' bill

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 17 - Press Democrat, The (Santa Rosa, CA)
Officials with Sonoma County's startup public power provider said legislation recently introduced in Sacramento poses a major threat to the agency and others like it seeking to launch across the state.

The Empire District Electric Company Files Annual Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Plan

Business & Corporate | Apr 17 - Targeted News Service
The Missouri Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Pursuant to Public Service Commission rule, The Empire District Electric Company (Empire) has filed its 2014 Annual Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Plan and 2013 Annual Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Report with the Missouri Public Service Commission.

EDF highlights its investment in new UK electricity generation

International | Apr 17 - Global Data Point
The West Burton Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Station and the Teesside Offshore Wind Farm were both officially opened today (April 16) by the Energy Minister Michael Fallon MP and the Chairman and CEO of EDF Group, Henri Proglio.

Citizens' Utility Board sues Public Service Commission over We Energies plant

Fossil & Biomass | Apr 17 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI)
The Citizens' Utility Board sued the state Public Service Commission on Wednesday, contending that We Energies' electricity customers should not bear almost all of the costs of converting the Valley power plant in downtown Milwaukee from coal to natural gas.

Offshore wind farm to be pioneering blueprint

International | Apr 17 - Northern Echo (England)
A North-east offshore wind farm will be a pioneering blueprint in shaping the UK's power sector, a senior energy boss has told The Northern Echo.

S.C. Supreme Court hears challenge to nuclear plant's higher costs

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 17 - State (Columbia, SC)
After hearing arguments Wednesday, the S.C. Supreme Court now will decide whether SCE&G is responsible for a $278 million cost increase at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant or if the utility can pass part of that tab along to ratepayers.

Clean, efficient power on rise in Georgia, consumer advocate says

Solar | Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Jim Gaines The Macon Telegraph
Georgia Power is edging toward more renewable sources of energy as it plans to close 15 coal- and oil-fired power plants over the next few years, but efficiency and conservation are still the best ways to keep costs down and protect the environment, according to a nonprofit consumer-advocacy group.

Plant Farley conducts hostile action exercise; no cause for concern

Nuclear | BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire
On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 23, employees at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., will conduct a hostile action-based exercise in coordination with federal, state and local emergency officials that will be evaluated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Alabama Power Dividends Declared

Business & Corporate | BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire
The board of directors of Alabama Power Company has declared the regular quarterly dividends on the company's outstanding preferred stock and preference stock as follows:


ABB introduces Micropole distribution transformer to US market

Chicago, IEEE PES, April 17, 2014 (News Release)

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