Florida Utility Employs TextPower SmartAlerts for Ease of Use and Cost Savings of 90%

Grid Operations | Aug 20 - Computer Weekly News
TextPower, a leader in innovative text messaging software solutions, announced that Talquin Electric Cooperative, Inc., an electric utility cooperative headquartered in Quincy, FL, has deployed TextPower SmartAlerts™ to help them quickly communicate directly with their members during high pressure events and power outages.

President Curran explains divestment in coal, fossil fuels

Fossil & Biomass | University of Dayton, Dayton, OH August 27, 2014 -- The Flyer News, provided by UWIRE, a division of Uloop via Comtex
The University of Dayton announced in June that it would begin divesting coal and fossil fuels from its investment pool, making it the first Catholic university in the U.S. to do so.

Colorado State University to get more solar panels

Solar | Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO August 27, 2014 -- Rocky Mountain Collegian, provided by UWIRE, a division of Uloop via Comtex
Solar panels sit on the Engineering building at Colorado State University. Solar panel additions are common on other buildings throughout the campus.(Photo credit: Megan Fischer)

JV appeals cancellation of permit for massive Chile hydro project

International | Aug 27 - EFE Ingles
HidroAysen, the joint venture seeking to develop a massive hydroelectric power project in southern Chile, said Wednesday it has appealed the government's cancellation of its permit to an environmental court.

NV Energy Receives OK to Tap into Western Energy Market

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | FOLSOM, Calif., Aug 27, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approved on August 26 NV Energy's request to participate in the expanded Energy Imbalance Market (EIM), which automatically optimizes resources across a wide geographic region and in turn reduces energy costs.

Clean Energy Report Highlights ScottMadden in Article, "New Report Eyes EPA Climate Rules as 'Back Door' to National RPS"

Annoucement | August 27, 2014 - Atlanta, GA (News Release)
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, was recently featured by John Siciliano, a reporter on Inside EPA's Clean Energy Report, in his article, "New Report Eyes EPA Climate Rules as 'Back Door' To National RPS."

Duke Energy files Keowee-Toxaway license application

Hydro | CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire
Duke Energy today filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) an application for a new license for the Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project in South Carolina.

ABB commissions world's longest power transmission link in Brazil

Annoucement | Zurich, Switzerland, August 27, 2014 (News Release)
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has successfully commissioned the HVDC converter stations to the Rio Madeira High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) link in Brazil and delivered the project to Abengoa.

Nuclear plants prevail on storage of waste

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 27 - Cape Cod Times (Hyannis, MA)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a final rule Tuesday that essentially concludes nuclear waste can be stored on-site for 160 years or more after a reactor has shut down.

HECO plan would triple solar

Solar | Aug 27 - Kathryn Mykleseth The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Hawaiian Electric Co. wants 65 percent of its power to come from renewable sources by 2030, cut customer bills by 20 percent, convert remaining power plants to liquefied natural gas and charge customers with rooftop solar much more.

MOU promotes stronger ties among Canadian and Korean nuclear suppliers

International | VANCOUVER, Aug. 26, 2014 -- Canada NewsWire
The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korean Atomic Industrial Forum (KAIF).

Pole replacement priority for Potomac Edison

Grid Operations | Aug 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Cumberland Times-News, Md.
To help enhance the reliability of its electric system, Potomac Edison crews have replaced or repaired about 1,000 wooden utility poles so far this year as part of the company's annual inspection program.

Quebec hydropower line through Vermont moves ahead

Grid Operations | Aug 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - David Brooks The Telegraph, Nashua, N.H.
A project similar to Northern Pass, which would bring a gigawatt of electricity into New England from Quebec hydropower has taken the next step ahead.

Austin Energy: Renewable energy push is 'too much of a good thing'

Fossil & Biomass | Aug 27 - Lilly Rockwell Austin American-Statesman
In a quest to make Austin Energy the greenest utility in the nation, the Austin City Council will consider a proposal Thursday that would require the utility to more aggressively invest in renewable energy, with an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2030.

Colorado Springs electric rates could soon be 36-cents less than before Drake fire

Business & Corporate | Aug 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Monica Mendoza The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
A second turbine at Martin Drake Power Plant has powered up and that coupled with lower natural gas prices means residential Utilities customers might soon pay 36 cents less a month for electricity than before the fire at the plant.



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