Lumberton coal ash site shows no hazardous levels of toxic material

Fossil & Biomass | Aug 28 - Fayetteville Observer (NC)
Tests near the coal ash site at the closed Weatherspoon Power Plant in Lumberton show no hazardous levels of toxic material, Duke Energy officials said Thursday.

NRC Issues Notice on Watts Bar Nuclear Plant

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | WASHINGTON Aug 28 - Targeted News Service
Nuclear Regulatory Commission published the following notice in the Federal Register: Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit No. 1; Application and Amendment to Facility Operating License Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination

Xcel to Take Ownership of Geronimos Wind Farm Project, North Dakota Regulators Granted Approval of the Transfer

Business & Corporate | Aug 28 - Pan African News Agency
Xcel Energy, Inc. will be taking over the ownership of Geronimo Energys 100 turbine wind farm project in the southeastern part of North Dakota, according to a report Fox Business.

Governor Brown Announces Advisory Group to Boost State Economy While Expanding Access to Renewable Energy

Wind | Aug 28 - Global Data Point
With a $46.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to demonstrate the potential of offshore wind energy resources in the United States, Principle Power is working to deploy the first offshore wind demonstration project off the Pacific Coast.

NextEra Energy to Acquire Princeton Solar Project in Johnston County, North Carolina, US from Holocene Clean Energy

Business & Corporate | Aug 28 - Progressive Digital Media - Deals
NextEra Energy, Inc., a renewable energy company, has agreed to acquire Princeton solar power project situated near Princeton, Johnston County, North Carolina, US, from Holocene Clean Energy, Inc., a power generation company.

Borough of Chambersburg keeps deal with new owner of methane plant, Energy Power Partners

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jim Hook Public Opinion, Chambersburg, Pa.
Electricity produced in the power plant at the IESI Blue Ridge Landfill in Greene Township will continue to power Chambersburg homes.

PSC approves FPL purchase of coal plant; plan is to shut it down

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 27 - Palm Beach Post (FL)
Florida Power & Light Co. customers will pay $520.5 million to purchase a Jacksonville coal-fired power plant that the company plans to shut down.

Iowa OKs 552MW X project

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 27 - Pan African News Agency
Iowa Utilities Board has awarded MidAmerican Energy Company a settlement agreement plan for a 552MW Iowa wind farm.

Clean-energy patent suits on the rise

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Peter Key | Aug 27, 2015
The growth of clean-power generation has fueled a big increase in clean-energy patents - as well as a rising number of patent violation lawsuits.

Mobility in motion: ComEd talks apps

Billing & Customer Care | Kathleen Wolf Davis | Aug 27, 2015
"Personally, I've almost stopped using my home computer," admitted Jane Park, director of business strategy and technology with Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), an Exelon company. "I'm smartphone, iPad- or tablet-driven." And she's not alone.

Louisiana Regulators Approve Entergy Plan to Combine State Utilities

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 27, 2015 -- M&A Navigator
Customers of US-based utility operator Entergy Corp.'s Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. will soon be served by a single utility company created through a transaction approved this week by the Louisiana Public Service Commission, the company said.

PUC nixes Monticello to N.B. power line

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | PORTLAND Aug 27 - Bangor Daily News (ME)
Staff for Maine's utility regulatory commission have recommended against allowing Emera to build a new $15.4 million power line from Monticello to New Brunswick to expand capacity of the regional power grid.

Electric car tax wording leads to loophole in fee

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Trevor Brown Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne
An apparent loophole in a recently passed state law may force lawmakers to reconsider how the state taxes electric cars.

PG&E announces two new executive appointments

Business & Corporate | Aug 27, 2015 -- MarketLine
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, or PG&E, has appointed Bernard Cowens as vice president and chief information security officer and Kathleen Kay as vice president of business technology.

Wabash Valley Power Association names new CEO

Business & Corporate | Aug 27, 2015 -- MarketLine
Wabash Valley Power Association, or WVPA, a generation and transmission cooperative, has named Jay Bartlett as its new CEO.

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