E.ON bets on US for bold solar push

Solar | Aug 26 - Pan African News Agency
The German utility is eyeing expansion into the growing solar space of the U.S. as it pursues investment and development opportunities in PV.

485 MW Blythe Mesa PV plant step closer to reality

Solar | Aug 26 - Pan African News Agency
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has approved the 485 MW Blythe Mesa Solar project in California.

FirstEnergy announces executive promotions

Business & Corporate | Aug 26, 2015 -- MarketLine
FirstEnergy Corp., a public utility holding company, has named James Lash as executive vice president of the company and president of FirstEnergy Generation and James Pearson, currently senior vice president and CFO, as executive vice president and CFO of the company, effective September 7, 2015.

CEC and Black Hills partner to bring roofless solar facility to Pueblo

Solar | Aug 26, 2015 -- MarketLine
Clean Energy Collective, or CEC, a solar provider, and Black Hills Energy, an electric utility, have announced plans to bring a roofless community solar facility to Pueblo, Colorado and the surrounding area.

Blade-signing event heralds wind farm near Hettinger

Wind | Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Andrew Wernette The Dickinson Press, N.D.
More than 100 people turned out to a public blade signing that officially introduced the community to Allete Clean Energy, a company developing a 43-turbine wind farm outside of Hettinger.

Lawyer wants Fayette wind turbines shut down

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Liz Zemba Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa.
A Uniontown attorney wants Fayette County to order the shutdown of about two dozen wind turbines, but a spokesman with the Oregon company that owns them says there are no grounds to force a stoppage.

Officials celebrate lease extension at power plant

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | FRUITLAND Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - James Fenton The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M.
Government and Arizona Public Service Co. officials gathered under a tent in a parking lot at the Four Corners Power Plant on Tuesday to celebrate the future of the facility.

Marana storm downs 30 poles, traps 11 in vehicles

Business & Corporate | Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Carmen Duarte The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson
A thunderstorm Tuesday toppled 30 utility poles in Marana, trapping motorists under some of the downed power lines for about two hours.

Iowa Utilities Board approves MidAmerican Energy Company's Wind X project with modification

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 26 - Global Data Point
On April 30, 2015, MidAmerican filed with Board a request for advance ratemaking principles and asked for expedited review. Board ratemaking principles proceedings are conducted pursuant to Iowa Code § 476.53 (2015).

WAPA Issues Notice on Decision for Upper Great Plains Wind Energy EIS

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | WASHINGTON Aug 26 - Targeted News Service
The Department of Energy published the following notice in the Federal Register from the Western Area Power Administration: Record of Decision for Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

FFP New Hydro Completes Project Financing for Portfolio of 21 Hydro Power Plants in US

Hydro | Aug 26 - Progressive Digital Media - Deals
FFP New Hydro LLC, a renewable energy company, has completed project financing for the construction and development of portfolio of 21 hydro power plants situated in states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana, Mississippi, and Ohio

Talen staying in Allentown, sources say

Business & Corporate | Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Matt Assad The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
Talen Energy, the PPL Corp. spinoff that has spent the past year searching for a spot to put its new headquarters, has decided to remain in Allentown, according to multiple sources.

BRIEF: Electrical fault causes temporary outage at Waynesboro nuclear site

Nuclear | Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Travis Highfield The Augusta Chronicle, Ga.
An electrical fault at Plant Wilson caused a brief power outage to the Plant Vogtle 3 and 4 construction sites Tuesday, Georgia Power spokeswoman Ashley Stukes said.

ScottMadden to Partner with Christensen Associates Energy Consulting to Chair EUCI’s Rate Design Conference

Annoucement | August 25, 2015 | Atlanta, GA
Dealing with Emerging Utility Challenges by Improving Rate Design and Customer Communications

Survey says: smart meters not primary source of outage info Customers still reign

Billing & Customer Care | Kathleen Wolf Davis | Aug 25, 2015
What we learned from the recent BRIDGE Energy Group Utility Industry Survey on outage and restoration management was interesting, if perhaps a bit unsettling -- namely that despite all those smart meters, customers remain the #1 source for outage info, whether that outage is storm-related or “blue sky,” as we say.

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