InterGen Announces Agreement with IEnova for the Purchase of 50 Percent of the First Phase of the Energia Sierra Juarez Wind Project

International | BURLINGTON, Mass., Apr 21, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
InterGen announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Infraestructura Energetica Nova, S.A.B. de C.V. "IEnova", to purchase a 50 percent interest in its first phase of the Energia Sierra Juarez wind project.

AEP again honored for tree pruning

Grid Operations | Apr 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Mike Baird Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Texas
Arbor Day Foundation named AEP Texas a 2014 Tree Line USA utility for the 17th consecutive year for proper tree pruning, planting and care in its service area.

NRG Energy, Inc. Announces Closing of Senior Notes Offering and Early Tender Results for Its Cash Tender Offer for Any and All of Its Outstanding 8.50% Senior Notes Due 2019 and 7.625% Senior Notes Due 2019

Business & Corporate | PRINCETON, N.J., Apr 21, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), today announced the early tender results of its previously announced tender offer to purchase any and all of $298,548,000 in aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 8.50% senior notes due 2019 (the "8.50% Notes") and $708,522,000 in aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 7.625% senior notes due 2019 (the "7.625% Notes" and, together with the 8.50% Notes, the "2019 Notes") with the net proceeds from the issuance of the previously announced offering of $1,000 million in aggregate principal amount of 6.25% senior notes due 2024, together with cash on hand.

NRG Energy, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

Business & Corporate | PRINCETON, N.J., Apr 21, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend on the company's common stock of 14 cents per share, or 56 cents per share on an annualized basis. The dividend is payable May 15, 2014 to shareholders of record as of May 1, 2014.

Beaver Valley Unit 2 Begins Refueling and Maintenance Outage

Nuclear | AKRON, Ohio, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), announced its Beaver Valley Power Station Unit 2 in Shippingport, Pa., shut down at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, for scheduled refueling and maintenance.

Ameren building new substation in Shiloh

Grid Operations | Apr 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Will Buss Belleville News-Democrat
A new power substation under construction in Shiloh is the latest example of Ameren Illinois' plans to upgrade the grid.

Electricity co-op gives Bowling Green a jolt

Business & Corporate | Apr 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Tom Henry The Blade, Toledo, Ohio
The question isn't whether Bowling Green's electricity costs will rise, but why. With annual rate increases of 5 percent planned through 2019 -- costing homes and businesses 25 percent more five years from now -- some people are questioning how much faith Bowling Green should maintain in a controversial coal-fired power complex in southern Illinois.

Sunvalley Solar Awarded 1,122KW New Solar Installation Contract

Solar | WALNUT, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire
Sunvalley Solar, Inc. (SSOL), a leading solar power technology and solar system integration company, announced today that it has been awarded a new 1,122KW solar system installation contract from Wreden Ranch in Handord, CA.

OMU sticks to employment goal

Business & Corporate | Apr 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Steve Vied Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky.
In the six months since Owensboro Municipal Utilities reduced the number of its employees through a restructuring initiative, the utility has stuck closely to its total employment goal, utility officials said this week.

UMaine designated a 'green college,' despite aging infrastructure

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Apr 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Nell Gluckman Bangor Daily News, Maine
For the fifth year in a row, the University of Maine was one of 332 colleges in the United States and Canada to be included on a list of "green colleges" released by the Princeton Review.

Brigham City council OKs smart meters despite protests

Metering | Apr 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Tim Gurrister Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah
Despite citizens' threats to sue, the city council has voted to move ahead with installing "smart meters" on homes and businesses to bill power usage.

Federal investigation of Arch Coal confirmed

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Rachel Dove Williamson Daily News, W.Va.
A federal investigation of an Arch Coal subsidiary has been confirmed by a corporate spokesman in the midst of rumors and speculation that are quickly spreading throughout the Tug Valley as to what the investigation includes and who it may affect.

Interest builds in West Texas storage of high-level radioactive waste

Nuclear | Apr 21 - Corey Paul Odessa American, Texas
Gov. Rick Perry fueled interest in West Texas when he sent a letter last month saying the state has "no choice" but to begin looking at storing high level radioactive waste in Texas.

Plant Farley Holds Hostile Action Exercise

Nuclear | Apr 21 - Professional Services Close - Up
On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 23, employees at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., will conduct a hostile action-based exercise in coordination with federal, state and local emergency officials that will be evaluated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Nuclear plants to get the nod

International | Apr 20 - China Daily: Hong Kong Edition
China is quickening its approvals for nuclear energy and will launch projects in coastal areas to ensure energy security and economic growth, according to the State Energy Commission.



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