PPL to dump fly ash in Locust Summit

Fossil & Biomass | Aug 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Eric Scicchitano The News-Item, Shamokin, Pa.
Mount Carmel Township supervisors approved an agreement with PPL Corp. Wednesday that will net tens of thousands of dollars annually from a mine reclamation project in Locust Summit.

CUB applauds investigation of electric supplier

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | CHICAGO (The Associated Press) - Aug 21
An Illinois watchdog group is celebrating a decision by regulators to launch an investigation of an Orangeburg, New York-based alternative electric supplier.

Regulator accuses electric supplier of deceptive marketing

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Julie Wernau Chicago Tribune
Regulators are investigating a New York-based electricity supplier, which is accused of using "deceptive marking practices" in Illinois.

John Amos Power Plant saves time, money in coal offload process

Fossil & Biomass | Aug 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Jared Hunt Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va.
Workers at Appalachian Power's John E. Amos Power Plant near Winfield have found a way to shave time off the process of unloading coal from barges that stands to save the company -- and ratepayers -- tens of millions of dollars in the coming years.

Westinghouse could provide reactors for Utah nuclear site

Nuclear | Aug 21 - David Conti The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Westinghouse Electric Co. has an inside track on providing two of its new reactors for a proposed nuclear power plant in Utah.

Steffes awarded patent for technology to store renewable energy

Energy Storage | Aug 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Katherine Lymn The Dickinson Press, N.D.
Dickinson-based Steffes Corp. was awarded a patent last week for technology that helps water heaters and other appliances store renewable energy like wind and solar.

New wires to improve Chambersburg's power grid

Grid Operations | Aug 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Jim Hook Public Opinion, Chambersburg, Pa.
After seven years, the Chambersburg electric grid is better prepared to handle outages and for growth.

Guelph Hydro's Free Digital Photo Frame Displays Real-Time Energy Usage Along With Personal Photographs

Annoucement | Burbank, Calif./Guelph, Ontario - August 20, 2014 (News Release)
Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc., the electric distribution utility serving more than 52,000 customers in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, today announced it is launching CEIVA Energy's home energy management system that will provide customers with easy-to-understand information about their household's energy usage, right on their kitchen counter.

State awards contract to extinguish underground mine fire near Pittsburgh airport runway

Fossil & Biomass | Aug 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Don Hopey Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The state Department of Environmental Protection today announced plans to extinguish a fire burning for several years in a coal waste pile in Findlay, just 1,000 feet from a runway at Pittsburgh International Airport.

Missouri regulators deny Noranda rate request

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Jacob Barker St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The Missouri Public Service Commission formally denied Noranda Aluminum's request for a special electric rate Wednesday, handing a victory to Ameren Missouri but leaving open the possibility of a compromise in another proceeding.

Appeals court dismisses coal-industry challenge to rule targeting mines with pattern of violations

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Bill Estep Lexington Herald-Leader
Federal appeals judges have dismissed a coal-industry challenge to a rule under which regulators bring increased enforcement to bear against coal mines with alleged poor safety records.

Choose Energy Reaches Major Milestone Sourcing 2.2 Billion Kilowatt-Hours of Energy for Customers

Business & Corporate | SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Aug 20, 2014 -- Marketwired
Choose Energy, the nation's leading energy marketplace, announced today a service milestone for company. As of the end of July, Choose Energy has procured 2.2 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) for its nearly 200,000 customers, both residential and commercial.

Duke Energy makes major progress cleaning up Ohio River oil spill

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | CINCINNATI, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Duke Energy continues to make major progress cleaning up an overnight spill on Aug. 18, of approximately 3,000 to 5,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Ohio River at W.C. Beckjord Station, 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati.

ABB launches new generation Fiber Optic Current Sensor for high voltage applications

Annoucement | Zurich, Switzerland, August 20, 2014 (News Release)
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced the launch of its latest generation Fiber Optic Current Sensor (FOCS-FS) to complement its portfolio of optical sensors.

Fitch Rates Southern Company's Senior Notes 'A'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK, Aug 20, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Fitch Ratings has assigned its 'A' rating to the Southern Company's issuance of $400 million series 2014A 1.30% senior notes due Aug. 15, 2017 and $350 million series 2014B 2.15% senior notes due Sept. 1, 2019. These notes are senior, unsecured obligations of Southern Company. The Rating Outlook is Stable.

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