Oversight of San Onofre shutdown questioned

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | San Diego Union Tribune | Aug 25, 2015
Critics complain that Southern California Edison is withholding critical financial data, information ratepayers need to make sure the plant's decommissioning funds are properly spent.

AEP security chief adds cybersecurity to duties

Communications & Security | Aug 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Dan Gearino The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio
American Electric Power is promoting its security manager to also handle cybersecurity, a move occurring as utilities face growing threats to their computer networks.

Power outage affects nearly 6,200 customers

Business & Corporate | Aug 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Joshua Kellogg The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M.
More than 6,200 Farmington Electric Utility System customers were without power for nearly two hours Monday after a crossarm supporting a transmission line broke, shutting down three distribution substations, a utility official said.

Aging NY coal-powered plant closing; another in jeopardy

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | ALBANY, N.Y. Aug 25 - Associated Press
An energy company says it will close an aging coal-fired power plant in western New York by next March and is placing on hold repowering plans at another plant because of a federal lawsuit.

Commission staff recommends against new Emera power line

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | PORTLAND, Maine Aug 25 - Bangor Daily News (ME)
Staff for Maine's utility regulatory commission have recommended against allowing Emera to build a new $15.4 million power line from Monticello to New Brunswick to expand capacity of the regional power grid.

JEPCO calls for switch to renewable energy

International | Amman Aug 25 - Jordan News Agency
The Jordan Electric Power Company (JEPCO) Tuesday urged the public to turn to renewable energy and exploit incentives and facilities it had offered to renewable energy sources.

DC regulators reject proposed merger of Exelon, Pepco

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | WASHINGTON Associated Press | Aug 25, 2015
Regulators in the District of Columbia have rejected the proposed merger between power companies Exelon and Pepco.

No decision on future of the Exelon facility

Business & Corporate | CORDOVA, Ill. Aug 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Amy Kent Clinton Herald, Iowa
At this point, there is no decision whether or not to close the Quad-Cities Exelon Generation station -- that is the message Bill Stoermer wanted to get across Monday.

NPPD offering lower rates if utilities sign long-term deal

Business & Corporate | Aug 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Tyler Ellyson Columbus Telegram, Neb.
Nebraska Public Power District may use next year's rates as a bargaining chip as it continues to negotiate long-term contracts with wholesale customers.

Application To Export Electric Energy; Lion Shield Energy, LLC

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 25 - Energy Department Documents & Publications
Lion Shield Energy, LLC has applied for authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act.

Contact closure will not change Genesis plans to retire Huntly units

International | Aug 25 - New Zealand Herald, The
Genesis Energy still plans to close the remaining 500 megawatts of ageing gas and coal-fired electricity generation capacity at its Huntly power station in 2018, despite last week’s decision by Contact Energy to close its 400MW Otahuhu-B gas-fired power station next month.

As revenue declines, power companies lean on surcharges and less on rate hikes

Billing & Customer Care | Aug 25 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA)
As electric utilities grapple with declining revenue, the rigidly traditional method used to determine a customer's monthly bill is breaking apart.

Power cable project charges forward, with few complaints

Grid Operations | Aug 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Dustin Luca The Salem News, Beverly, Mass.
Months of work replacing underground utility cables downtown is charging forward and on schedule, but a break in some of the work looms as the city plunges into its busiest period of the year.

Power plant operator's subsidy request opposed

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Brian Nearing Times Union, Albany, N.Y.
The fight over an aging coal-fired power plant in the Finger Lakes reached the Capitol on Monday, with opponents urging the state Public Service Commission to reject a plan by the plant's owners to collect more than $250 million from customers during the next decade to pay for converting and operating the plant to also burn natural gas.

Storm causes power outages, downed trees

Business & Corporate | WOODBINE - Aug 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Gordon Jackson The Brunswick News, Ga.
Work crews continued to work Monday in Woodbine and Kingsland cleaning up debris left in the aftermath of a powerful thunderstorm that hammered the area Saturday night.

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