Leidos to Host Webcast Series Covering Utility Security Standard, Best Practices

Annoucement | RESTON, Va. - Sept. 18, 2014 (News Release)
Leidos, a national security, health and engineering solutions company, is hosting a four-part webcast series to inform utilities about changing physical security standards and the resulting best practices.

Demand Response Industry and Consumer Coalition Reacts to U.S. Circuit Court Decision

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Washington, DC, Sep 18, 2014 -- PRWeb.com
The Advanced Energy Management Alliance (AEMA) today reacted with disappointment in the U.S. Circuit Court decision (U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, No. 11-1486) to rehear en banc the decision issued in May to vacate the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Order 745.

Complaint alleges air pollution

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Sep 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Melonie Flomer Richmond County Daily Journal, Rockingham, N.C.
Duke Energy's Sherwood H. Smith Jr. energy complex off Airport Road is at the center of a civil complaint to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency filed Wednesday.

ISO New England Board of Directors Elects Slate of Members

Business & Corporate | HOLYOKE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 18, 2014--
ISO New England Inc., operator of the region’s bulk power system and wholesale electricity marketplace, today announced the election of Roberto Denis to the ISO New England Board of Directors.

ComEd customers to get refunds in 'smart grid' settlement

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Corilyn Shropshire Chicago Tribune
ComEd customers are set to receive a total of $46.2 million in refunds for rate increases dating back to 2008, under a settlement with the State Attorney General's office announced Thursday.

Fitch Affirms Southern Company and Subsidiaries' Ratings

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK, Sep 18, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and security ratings for Southern Company. In addition, Fitch has affirmed the IDRs and debt ratings for Southern Company's subsidiaries: Alabama Power Company, Georgia Power Company, Gulf Power Company, Mississippi Power Company and Southern Power Company.

Legislature discusses altering public utility regulation

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 18 - Zack Ponce Carlsbad Current-Argus, N.M.
The state legislature is discussing a draft of proposed legislation that would alter the way public utilities are regulated within the state of New Mexico.

UC regents support renewable energy but not coal and oil divestment

Fossil & Biomass | Sep 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Larry Gordon Los Angeles Times
A UC regents committee decided Wednesday not to sell off stocks and holdings in oil, coal and natural gas from the university's $91-billion endowment and retirement funds but moved to have environmental and social issues more deeply influence investment decisions.

Repairs underway at lame electrical facility

Distributed & Cogeneration | Sep 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Kathryn Mykleseth The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
A key problem causing Hawaiian Electric Co. to ask customers to cut down on evening electricity use should be resolved in two to three days, the company said Wednesday.

DTE Energy's Echo Wind Park begins commercial operation

Wind | CHANDLER TOWNSHIP, Mich., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire
DTE Energy's Echo Wind Park has reached commercial operation and company officials celebrated its dedication today in the shadow of one of 70 wind turbines in the park.

El Paso Electric Appoints El Pasoan Mary Kipp as New President

Business & Corporate | EL PASO, Texas, Sep 18, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
The El Paso Electric Company (EPE) Board of Directors officially announces that Mary Kipp, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, has been appointed as President of El Paso Electric.

PPL spinoff Talen will stay in the Lehigh Valley

Business & Corporate | Sep 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Scott Kraus The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
PPL Corp.'s power generation spinoff Talen Energy will keep its headquarters in the Lehigh Valley.

Vermont renewable energy issue before FTC

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Brian Nearing Times Union, Albany, N.Y.
A possible flaw in Vermont's renewable energy rules -- one not found in New York's system -- that allows renewable energy production to be "double counted" by utilities has sparked a challenge to the Federal Trade Commission.

UGE and OTEPI Renewables Form Strategic Partnership; Jump-Start Commercial Solar Systems in Panama

International | NEW YORK, NY, Sep 18, 2014 -- Marketwired
UGE (www.urbangreenenergy.com) (TSX VENTURE: UG) (PINKSHEETS: UGEIF), a global leader in renewable energy solutions for enterprise customers, today announced a strategic partnership with OTEPI Renewables, an energy-related company founded in 1967, with a focus on rapidly advancing commercial solar installations in Panama.

Study: Washington, Oregon invest in fossil fuel projects

Fossil & Biomass | Sep 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Aaron Corvin The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash.
State investment boards in Washington and Oregon are "bankrolling" oil, coal and gas infrastructure, a new analysis asserts, despite public calls by those states' governors to shift to renewables to fight global climate change.

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