Virginia Beach Supplier Joins White House Discussion on Energy

Energy Efficiency | VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (The Associated Press) - Mar 27
ADS, Inc., a Virginia Beach, Va. based federal supplier recently participated in an industry roundtable discussion with President Barack Obama at the White House, along with representatives from SAIC, United Technologies, Honeywell, General Electric and other major U.S. firms.

Board Approves ISO Strategic Vision for Increasing Renewables

Grid Operations | (The Associated Press) - Mar 30
The Board of Governors of the California Independent System Operator (ISO) approved an update to its 2014-2016 strategic plan by adding a blueprint for dealing with challenges emerging in the energy industry while further greening the grid.

County board rejects wind rules change

Wind | Mar 30 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Brian L. Huchel Commercial-News, Danville, Ill.
Efforts to try and formulate changes for Vermilion County's wind ordinance fell short Thursday.

NV Energy Seeks Proposals for 54 Megawatts of Planning Capacity

Business & Corporate | (The Associated Press) - Mar 30
NV Energy has announced that it is seeking proposals to procure an additional 54 megawatts of company-owned planning capacity in Nevada.

Iberdrola Renewables Seeks Applicants for Wildlife Grants

Business & Corporate | PORTLAND, Ore., March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Iberdrola Renewables today announced it is seeking applicants for its 2015 Wildlife Protection Program (WPP) grants.

PECO Requests PUC Approval to Make Additional Infrastructure Investments & Increase Electric Delivery Rates

Business & Corporate | PHILADELPHIA (The Associated Press) - Mar 30
In two filings completed today by PECO, the company requested Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) approval of additional work to modernize and weatherize the local electric infrastructure through its System 2020 plan, and increase the rates charged to customers for the delivery of electricity.

Electric provider agrees to settlement over 'deceptive marketing' rates

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Mar 30- McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Eric Veronikis The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa.
State Attorney General Kathleen Kane and acting Consumer Advocate Tanya McCloskey on Thursday announced a settlement reached with an electric supplier accused of deceptively marketing electric rates to customers.

Fitch: New Initiatives Lower Brazilian Power Distributors' Risk

International | NEW YORK (The Associated Press) - Mar 27
The liquidity risk for power distribution companies in Brazil declined in 2015 due to the government's recent implementations of the tariff flag and the extraordinary tariff review (RTE) for end consumers, according to Fitch Ratings.

About 2,800 Emera Maine customers to get credit from bankrupt power provider

Business & Corporate | Mar 30 - Bangor Daily News (ME)
About 2,800 Emera Maine customers who bought electricity supply from the company People's Power are set to get a credit on their power bills to correct improper fees the company charged to customers in 2013.

Energy Ministry touts Thailand as electric vehicle hub

International | Mar 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Yuthana Praiwan Bangkok Post, Thailand
The Energy Ministry plans to give its full support to promoting Thailand as an electric vehicle (EV) production hub.

ACGC takes renewable route, invests in solar energy

Solar | Mar 30 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Nicole Hovatter West Central Tribune, Willmar, Minn.
The Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District is investing in a 25-year solar energy contract for its Cosmos Learning Center and Atwater Elementary School buildings.

Electricity industry resists legislation limiting fees

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Mar 30 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Ryan Holeywell Houston Chronicle
Electric companies are lining up against legislation that would restrict some fees they levy on their customers, arguing the charges are critical to ensuring they recover their costs.

HECO cleared backlog of PV approvals on Maui and Big Island

Solar | Mar 30 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Kathryn Mykleseth The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Hawaiian Electric Co. said Thursday it has approved all rooftop solar applications on Maui and Hawaii island waiting since at least October for the go-ahead.

'Green' tax-credit extension cheered

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Mar 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Albuquerque Journal, N.M.
The Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico is celebrating at least one victory at this year's legislative session: extension of the sustainable building tax credit.

Lawmakers look to stop 'dueling' power regulations

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Mar 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Ken Newton St. Joseph News-Press, Mo.
Utility companies have been asked to pick their poison when it comes to providing energy in emergency situations.


ABB wins power plant automation order in Louisiana for distributed power

Zurich, Switzerland, March 30, 2015 (News Release)

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