DEP eyes Cannonsville Reservoir for hydropower

Hydro | Sep 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Mark Boshnack The Daily Star, Oneonta, N.Y.
A plan to build a 14-megawatt hydroelectric facility at the Cannonsville Reservoir was announced Tuesday in a media release from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

DPL Inc. Announces Extension of Tender Offer and Early Tender Date

Business & Corporate | DAYTON, Ohio, Sep 17, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
DPL Inc. ("DPL") announced today that it is extending the expiration date for its previously announced tender offer to purchase for cash up to $280 million in aggregate principal amount (the "Maximum Tender Amount") of its outstanding 6.50% Senior Notes due 2016 (the "Securities").

State, corrections union investigate health at prisons by coal sites

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Sep 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Don Hopey Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The state Department of Corrections and the union representing corrections officers each are conducting a health survey of present and former members who are working or worked at SCI Fayette and three other prisons built near coal ash disposal or coal mining operations.

GE Appoints Three New Company Officers

Business & Corporate | FAIRFIELD, Conn., Sep 17, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
GE announced today the appointment of three new Company officers. GE has 195 officers globally who lead large revenue-generating businesses or are in critical technology or functional roles, helping to drive growth.

China, Germany to Build Energy Conservation Center

International | SHANGHAI, Sep 17, 2014 -- SinoCast Daily Business Beat
Stephan Kohler, Chief Executive of the German Energy Agency, shows at the 2014 Sino-German building energy conservation sustainable development summit forum that the agency will join hands with Hebei province to build a Sino-German building energy conservation cooperation center and encourage more German companies and technologies to launch businesses in Hebei.

Ratch enters gas plant co-venture

International | Sep 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Nop Tephaval Bangkok Post, Thailand
Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Plc (Ratch) and Rajburi Sugar Co (Rajburi Sugar) have entered a joint venture to co-invest 4.7 billion baht on a 100-megawatt co-generation gas-fired power plant.

Transmission line proposal sparks high-powered dispute

Grid Operations | Sep 17 - Ryan Holeywell Houston Chronicle
A battle is brewing between three Houston-based Fortune 500 companies -- and Texas electricity customers could be stuck in the middle.

PSNH projects bills could rise by less than 1 percent next year

Business & Corporate | Sep 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Michael Cousineau The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester
Public Service of New Hampshire is forecasting its energy costs will shrink, but customers' electric bills will rise by less than 1 percent next year -- maybe.

Nuclear waste review board to discuss Savannah River Site

Nuclear | Sep 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Meg Mirshak The Augusta Chronicle, Ga.
Spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste storage and processing at Savannah River Site is the topic of a meeting next month by a federal agency that reviews U.S. Department of Energy programs.

Solar map heats up roof potential

Solar | Sep 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Donna Goodison Boston Herald
A new online mapping system lets Boston residential and commercial property owners see the solar potential of their roofs and cost estimates to install photovoltaic systems.

L.A.'s DWP managers agree to undergo formal evaluations

Business & Corporate | Sep 17 - Emily Alpert Reyes Los Angeles Times
Hundreds of managers in the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power are agreeing to formal, annual evaluations as part of a new pact with the utility -- a groundbreaking move for an agency long targeted for reform.

BPA hiring scandal fallout continues: Agency facing more lawsuits alleging discrimination and retaliation

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 17 - Ted Sickinger The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.
The legal fallout from Bonneville Power Administration's hiring scandal continues, even as federal power marketing agency says it has completed a remediation process designed to redress violations of federal hiring policies that became public last summer.

LADWP electrical grid strains under heat and record demand

Demand Response | Sep 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Mike Reicher and Rick Orlov Daily News, Los Angeles
As the city broke the record for power usage again Tuesday, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials said they have a large backlog of repairs on old, failing electric equipment and struggle to keep the lights on.

Met-Ed to inspect power lines by helicopter

Grid Operations | Sep 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Brett Sholtis York Daily Record, Pa.
If you see a black helicopter flying around York County in the next few weeks, you might be tempted to think it's something out of a spy novel.

EPA extends comment period on power plant proposal

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - David Conti The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
People, states and groups interested in telling the federal government what they think about proposed rules to limit greenhouse gases from existing power plants will get another 45 days to have their voices heard.

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