Alpha Natural Resources Affiliates Settle Selenium Cases

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Dec 19 - PR Newswire
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) affiliated mining operations in West Virginia announce the settlement of three selenium discharge suits brought by four environmental organizations. Selenium is a naturally occurring element that can be released into streams as a byproduct of some common earth moving activities, including surface mining.

Balfour Beatty Completes Thanet Wind Farm Transmission System Buy

International | Dec 19 - Alliance News
Balfour Beatty PLC on Thursday said it has reached financial close and completed the acquisition of the GBP164 million project that connects the Thanet Wind Farm off the coast of Kent to the onshore transmission grid.

NorthWestern Energy submits rate adjustment request to the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission

Business & Corporate | HURON, S.D., Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) today filed a request to the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (SDPUC) to increase electric rates later in 2015.

Legrand Sites Recognized for Company-Wide Energy Marathon Efforts

Energy Efficiency | WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (The Associated Press) - Dec 19
At a ceremony held at its corporate headquarters, Legrand, North America, a leader in power, light and data solutions for buildings, recognized a number of its sites for exceptional achievements in a company-wide effort to reduce energy usage.

Silver Springs Networks Receives Top Honors from CPFL Energia for Smart Grid Program in Brazil

International | SÃO PAULO (The Associated Press) - Dec 19
Silver Spring Networks (NYSE:SSNI) today announced that it has received the ‘Mais Valor 2014’ (More Value 2014) award from CPFL Energia, Brazil’s largest privately–held electricity group, for the deployment of the Silver Spring IPv6, standards-based smart grid network platform for Advanced Metering Infrastructure for Group A clients.

Volvo’s First Electric Hybrid in Commercial Service in Hamburg, Germany

International | GÖTEBORG, Sweden (The Associated Press) - Dec 19
The new Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid commenced scheduled operation in Hamburg on December 18.

CODA Energy begins operation of the largest behind-the-meter energy storage system in the Los Angeles basin

Energy Storage | MONROVIA, Calif., Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 
Today CODA Energy announced the full interconnection and operation of the largest behind the meter lithium-ion energy storage system in the Los Angeles basin.

TEP to Offer Residents Rooftop Solar, Expanding Local Renewable Resources

Solar | TUCSON, Ariz. (The Associated Press) - Dec 19
Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has received regulatory approval for a plan to install rooftop solar panels at customers’ homes and provide their electric service for a set monthly fee that would remain fixed for up to 25 years.

PG&E Pays $172 million to California Counties

Grid Operations | SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) increased its payment of property taxes sharply this year as the utility continued to make significant investments in its gas and electric system to improve safety and reliability.

WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas Light Company Declare Dividends

Business & Corporate | WASHINGTON (The Associated Press) - Dec 18
WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WGL) declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.44 per share of common stock. The quarterly dividend is payable February 1, 2015, to shareholders of record as of January 10, 2015.

IDB approves $33 mn loan to Suriname power company

International | Dec 18 - EFE Ingles
The Inter-American Development Bank approved on Thursday a loan of $33 million to provide financial support for Energie Bedrijven Suriname, the former Dutch colony's state-owned power utility.

Lodi Electric Utility announces 2015 Solar Rebate Program

Solar | Dec 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Wes Bowers Lodi News-Sentinel, Calif.
Lodi Electric Utility will be offering $525,000 in rebates to customers who install solar/photovoltaic systems in 2015.

RES Americas Announces Completion of 267 MW Washington Wind Project

Wind | Dec 18 - PR Newswire
Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas), a leader in the development and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in North America, is pleased to announce substantial completion of the Tucannon River Wind Farm in Washington State.

Sullivan Solar Power: First and Only Professionally Accredited Solar Company in San Diego

Solar | Dec 18 - PR Web
Today, there are more people employed in the solar industry than there are by the three investor-owned utilities in the state of California.

UIL and FuelCell Energy to install power generation facility in Glastonbury

Distributed & Cogeneration | Dec 18, 2014 -- MarketLine
UIL Holdings Corporation, an energy delivery company, and FuelCell Energy, Inc. have announced that they will install a power generation facility that takes advantage of unspent energy at a natural gas pressure-reduction facility in Glastonbury, Connecticut, US.

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