Coal scam case: Manmohan Singh moves SC against summons

International | Mar 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Bhadra Sinha Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court against a special CBI court order summoning him as an accused in a coal scam case.

PSC to decide on Badger-Coulee: Thursday meeting will determine if and where high-voltage line to be built

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Mar 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Chris Hubbuch La Crosse Tribune, Wis.
Wisconsin regulators are expected to decide Thursday on a controversial high-voltage power line that could cut through the Coulee Region bringing electricity to population centers in the east.

Govt announces bailout for gas projects, lenders

International | Mar 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Utpal Bhaskar, Asit Ranjan Mishra Mint, New Delhi
The government on Wednesday announced a bailout for stranded gas-based power projects and their lenders, under which liquified natural gas (LNG) will be imported and cash-strapped state power distribution companies financially supported to buy electricity from them.

Siemens Energy to lay off at least 200 in Mount Vernon

Business & Corporate | Mar 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Dan Gearino The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio
Siemens Energy plans to lay off 200 to 240 workers at its plant in Mount Vernon, a move tied to the continuing slump in energy prices.

Power's on for half of $375M Montana Power Station in far East El Paso County

Fossil & Biomass | Mar 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Vic Kolenc El Paso Times, Texas
The power was turned on last week for half of El Paso Electric's new Montana Power Station in far East El Paso County.

LA's Solar Challenge: UCLA And USC Researchers Find That Local Solar Programs Are Hampered By Delays As Renewable Mandates Approach

Solar | LOS ANGELES, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Currently, coal-fired power accounts for 42% of LADWP's energy portfolio. Yet opportunities abound to significantly expand local solar generation on LA's rooftops and wean the utility from this polluting energy source.

ComEd Expands Opower Program to Give Customers Insights on Energy Use

Demand Response | ARLINGTON, Va. & CHICAGO (The Associated Press) - Mar 26
Opower (NYSE:OPWR), the global leader in cloud-based software for the utility industry, today announced the successful deployment of its upgraded demand-side management (DSM) program with Chicago-based electric utility Commonwealth Edison ( ComEd ).

Private producers reduce Israel Electric Corp. revenue

International | Mar 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Hedy Cohen Globes, Tel Aviv, Israel
As previously reported in "Globes," an accounting exercise led IEC to record a total profit of NIS 1.3 billion in 2014, due to the implementation of the "deep market" policy.

PSALM opens bid for Mindanao coal plant

International | Mar 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Ritchie A. Horario The Manila Times, Philippines
STATE-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) has opened the bidding for the appointment of a private company to operate the 200 megawatts Mindanao Coal, a coal-fired thermal power plant in Misamis Oriental.

Contaminated water grows at Fukushima nuclear plant

International | Mar 25 - Syrian Arab News Agency
Japanese electric utility TEPCO is confronting ongoing water leaks and other problems at its Fukushima nuclear plant, but is moving forward with plans to scrap the plant in 30 to 40 years.

Lawmakers: Trim Austin Energy spending, allow for competition

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Mar 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Marty Toohey Austin American-Statesman
Austin Energy would have to trim its spending -- and possibly allow customers to switch to other electric providers -- under a pair of proposals from Austin-area state lawmakers.

Kemper plant opponent to speak in Meridian

Fossil & Biomass | Mar 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jeff Byrd The Meridian Star, Miss.
Thomas A. Blanton, a Hattiesburg oil man who took on Mississippi Power Company and the Mississippi Public Service Commission, will speak at the Temple Theatre ballroom next Tuesday night about the Kemper County power plant.

A big deal backing Orange, a Kansas City area electric truck company

Electric Vehicles | Mar 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Greg Hack The Kansas City Star
Orange EV, an electric-truck startup company in search of customers, has found what could be the perfect partner, Kalmar Ottawa.

Public meeting on nuclear plant assessment

Nuclear | Mar 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - J.D. Prose Beaver County Times, Pa.
Residents will have the opportunity next month to meet with federal officials about the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station's 2014 safety assessment.

JCP&L Completes Circuit Upgrades to Enhance Service Reliability in Monmouth County

Grid Operations | (The Associated Press) - Mar 25
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed upgrades on eight major circuits serving nearly 15,000 customers in Monmouth County. 

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