Xcel Energy Named No. 1 Utility Wind Provider for 11th Consecutive Year

Wind | MINNEAPOLIS (The Associated Press) - Apr 16 - By ROBERT BURNS
For the 11 th consecutive year, Xcel Energy has been named the country’s top utility wind energy provider by the American Wind Energy Association, a national trade association. For more than a decade, Xcel Energy has led the nation in providing wind energy to its customers.

SunEdison Appoints Cathy Zoi As CEO of SunEdison's Rural Electric Utility Company

Business & Corporate | (The Associated Press) - Apr 16
 SunEdison, Inc.

(NYSE: SUNE), the world's largest renewable energy development

company, today announced that Cathy Zoi has been appointed Chief

Executive Officer responsible for developing SunEdison's rural

electric utility company, which plans to profitably electrify 20

million new or underserved electric customers by 2020.

Murray Energy Corporation and Foresight Energy Complete Transaction, Creating a Premier Coal Mining Company

Business & Corporate | (The Associated Press) - Apr 16
Murray Energy Corporation ("Murray Energy") and Foresight Reserves, LP ("Foresight Reserves") are pleased to announce that they have completed the transaction whereby Murray Energy has acquired a significant economic interest in Foresight Energy GP LLC ("FEGP") and Foresight Energy LP (NYSE: FELP, together with FEGP, "Foresight Energy"). 

Nuclear Matters Co-Chairs, Former Senators Evan Bayh and Judd Gregg, Comment on NEI Report on Florida Nuclear Fleet

Nuclear | WASHINGTON (The Associated Press) - Apr 16
Nuclear Matters’ co-chairs, former Senators Evan Bayh (D-IN) and Judd Gregg (R-NH), commented on a report issued today by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), “ Economic Impact of Florida Power & Light Company’s Nuclear Power Plants.”

Con Edison Declares Common Stock Dividend

Business & Corporate | (The Associated Press) - Apr 16
Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) (NYSE: ED) declared a quarterly dividend of 65 cents a share on its common stock, payable June 15, 2015, to stockholders of record as of May 20, 2015.

Davies Consulting Adds Three Consultants to Team

Annoucement | Chevy Chase, MD, 4/16/2015 (News Release)
Launching the second quarter of its 25th year, Davies Consulting LLC is pleased to announce the addition of three consultants to its team, deepening the firm's expertise in key areas and enhancing its offerings for electric and gas utilities.

SoCore Energy Turns on its Biggest Solar Installation

Solar | HAGERSTOWN, Md. (The Associated Press) - Apr 16
SoCore Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Edison International (NYSE: EIX), one of the nation’s largest utility holding companies, has completed its largest commercial rooftop installation at the FedEx Ground hub in Hagerstown, Maryland.

PG&E No. 2 Utility and Among America’s Top 100 Best Employers in Forbes Survey

Business & Corporate | SAN FRANCISCO (The Associated Press) - Apr 16
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) placed No. 2 among all utilities and in the Top-100 (No. 79) of America’s Best Employers according to a survey in Forbes Magazine. The survey appears in the April 13 edition of the magazine and is currently available on their website.

Consumers give feedback at NextEra-HEI meetings

Business & Corporate | Apr 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Kathryn Mykleseth The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
About 70 Oahu residents joined NextEra Energy Inc. and Hawaiian Electric Industries at public meetings in Pearl City and Kapolei hosted by the two companies Wednesday evening to discuss the $4.3 billion sale of HEI to the Florida-based company.

N.C. Honors Linemen, Gov. McCrory Signs Lineman Appreciation Day Into Law

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | (The Associated Press) - Apr 16
Thousands of

linemen in North Carolina will now have a day set aside each April

dedicated to recognizing their selflessness in building, maintaining

and repairing the infrastructure that powers modern lives.

Binga hydro plant up-rated to 140MW

International | Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Ritchie A. Horario The Manila Times, Philippines
ABOITIZ Power Corp. (AboitizPower) said on Thursday that the rated capacity of its Binga hydroelectric power plant in Benguet operated by its unit SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet Inc. has effectively increased to 140 megawatts from 125.8 MW previously.

Takahama nuclear restart injunction polarizing

International | Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Eric Johnston Japan Times, Tokyo
A provisional injunction handed down Tuesday by the Fukui District Court against the restarting of Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Takahama No. 3 and 4 reactors is a boost to opponents of nuclear power, even as the decision draws criticism from senior politicians, nuclear regulators, Kepco, and pro-nuclear Japanese media.

Fitch Affirms Georgia Transmission Corp's PCBs at 'AA-' and CP at 'F1+'

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK (The Associated Press) - Apr 16
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC) ratings.

CUB Analysis: IL Clean Jobs Bill Would Save Consumers $1.6 Billion

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | (The Associated Press) - Apr 16
State legislation

to strengthen energy efficiency standards would save Illinois

consumers more than $1.6 billion by 2030, sparking average residential

savings of nearly $100 a year going forward, according to an expert

modeling analysis released by the Citizens Utility Board (CUB)

Thursday.

Carbon Copies: Elected officials pass coal industry letter off as their own

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Tom Lutey Billings Gazette, Mont.
When more than a dozen elected officials copy, and then pass off as their own, a coal industry letter warning the feds to tread lightly on publicly owned fossil fuels, is that carbon copying?

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