Duke Energy's reversal: They'll buy an existing power plant, not build a new one

Business & Corporate | Aug 26 - Ivan Penn Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
In a major reversal, Duke Energy Florida said Tuesday that it reached an agreement with the owner of an independent natural gas plant to purchase the Polk County facility and withdraw its proposal to build $190 million in peak power units of its own in 2016.

Power line project to begin on Ogden bench

Grid Operations | Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Mitch Shaw Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah
The fall hiking season will be a little less serene in northern Weber County this year as Rocky Mountain Power will begin a power line replacement project on the east benches of Ogden and North Ogden.

Lodi City Council to discuss power rate increase this fall

Business & Corporate | Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Wes Bowers Lodi News-Sentinel, Calif.
Lodi residents and businesses haven't seen an electricity rate increase in almost a decade, but one could be one could be on the horizon soon.

Protest calls on HECO to uphold energy aims

Wind | Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Kathryn Mykleseth The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
More than a dozen protesters joined the Sierra Club Hawaii outside Hawaiian Electric Co.'s Ward Avenue headquarters Monday, a day before HECO submits its plan for making the transition to clean energy with the Public Utilities Commission.

Dominion Resources, Dominion Foundation Select Recipients To Share $1.3 Million In Education Grants

Business & Corporate | RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire
More than 100 schools and educational institutions in nine states and the District of Columbia have been chosen to receive education grants totaling more than $1.3 million from the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Santee Cooper OKs $10.85 million in loans for 4 business projects across S.C.

Business & Corporate | Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Warren L. Wise The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.
Santee Cooper's board of directors Monday approved $10.85 million in loans for four commercial and industrial projects across rural parts of South Carolina to spur development.

Nuclear Industry Commends NRC for Finalizing Used Fuel Storage Rule

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | WASHINGTON, Aug 26, 2014 -- GLOBE NEWSWIRE
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission today affirmed a final rule addressing the continued storage of used nuclear fuel between the end of reactors' licensed terms and its ultimate removal for disposal.

SPI Solar Subsidiary Announces Preliminary Approval to Develop 10 Megawatt Photovoltaic (PV) Project in Shandong Province, China

International | ROSEVILLE, Calif., Aug 26, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
SPI Solar ("SPI") (SOPW:OTCBB), a vertically-integrated photovoltaic solar developer, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Xinyu Xinwei New Energy Co., Ltd. ("Xinwei"), has received preliminary approval from the local government of LiaoCheng City to develop a PV project totaling approximately 10 megawatts (MW), in Shandong Province, China.

Acme residents: Coal trains expected but not welcome in south fork

Fossil & Biomass | Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Ralph Schwartz The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Wash.)
Residents of the South Fork Valley have seen this coming down the tracks from a mile away.

Former EPA attorney: Agency 'on shaky ground' with new emissions rules

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 26 - Dave Boucher Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va.
While a new federal proposal won't affect West Virginia as much as other states, the policy stands on "shaky ground," according to the former top attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Agency plans meeting to discuss results of nuke plant inspections

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Susquehanna Energy Information Center, 634 Salem Boulevard (U.S. Route 11).

Smart Grid as a Service Will Reach $11.2 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2023, Forecasts Navigant Research

Grid Operations | BOULDER, Colo., Aug 26, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
While they represent a small part of the smart grid market today, smart grid as a service (SGaaS) solutions allow utilities with financial constraints to spread project costs over several years, and can provide skilled IT professionals to utilities that may otherwise have difficulty attracting talent.

Authority answers solar farm criticism

Solar | Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Kelly Quimby The Brunswick News, Ga.
The head of the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority on Monday refuted accusations by a county commissioner that the loss of a potential multimillion-dollar solar project was the fault of the authority's board of directors.

Florida salutes Gulf Power crews

Business & Corporate | Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - The News Herald, Panama City, Fla.
Gulf Power lineman Mike Wilkes was visiting his wife's relatives in Maine a few years ago when he stopped to watch a line crew working on a project.

El Paso Electric seeks proposals for Fort Bliss, Montana solar plants

Solar | Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Vic Kolenc El Paso Times, Texas
El Paso Electric Monday published a request for proposals to have a large solar energy plant built at Fort Bliss, and a smaller solar plant built at its Montana Power Station, now under construction in far East El Paso County.

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