NGL Energy Partners Closes USD 350m Sale of TransMontaigne

Business & Corporate | Feb 03, 2016 -- M&A Navigator
US-based energy limited partnership NGL Energy Partners LP has closed a deal with an affiliate of US-based private equity firm ArcLight Capital Partners to sell TransMontaigne GP LLC for USD 350m in cash, the company said.

National Grid's New Energy Efficiency Plan to Generate Even More Savings for Massachusetts Customers

Energy Efficiency | WALTHAM, MASS. February 3, 2016 -- 3BL Media
The recent approval of National Grid's energy efficiency programs by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities means even more opportunities for the company's natural gas and electric customers to save money, lower energy use and help improve the environment.

FPL’s rate hike request — good or bad?

Billing & Customer Care | Feb 03 - Venice Gondolier Sun (FL)
In 2006, FPL reported an $802 million profit. In 2014 (the last full year reported), the state utility had a profit of $1.52 billion. That is almost a 100 percent increase in eight years. But, if you listen to FPL executives, that is not enough.

Xcel Energy plans more renewable billing, intelligent metering for Colorado customers

Metering | Feb 03 - Greeley Tribune (CO)
Xcel Energy plans a multifaceted change to operations that could soon significantly affect customers, offering smart-grid technology and personal choice on types of energy customers consume.

Snowy Hydro announces management changes

International | Feb 03, 2016 -- MarketLine
Snowy Hydro Limited has named Roger Whitby as COO and John McGagh as chief digital officer.

GE signs power up plan with Iraqi Ministry of Electricity

International | Feb 03, 2016 -- MarketLine
General Electric has announced that it is signing a power up plan with the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity for critical electricity generation and maintenance projects.

LADWP security gaps draw L.A. City Council scrutiny

Business & Corporate | Feb 3 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Dakota Smith Daily News, Los Angeles
Concerned about physical attacks and other dangers to the nation's largest municipal electricity utility, Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz in 2014 asked the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to report back on security risks at the department.

'Electrify Africa Act' Passed By U.S. Congress

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Feb 03, 2016 -- Liberian Observer/All Africa Global Media
U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill known as "Electrify Africa Act" that will enable many Sub-Saharan African countries including Liberia to have access to reliable electricity.

Reid measure would shield existing solar customers from rate hikes

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Feb 3 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Daniel Rothberg Las Vegas Sun
In an effort to provide federal protections for rooftop solar customers, Sens. Harry Reid and Angus King introduced language that would regulate how utilities could change rates for customers who receive credits for generating excess electricity under a program known as net metering.

PNM rate hearings set for March

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Feb 3 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Kevin Robinson-Avila Albuquerque Journal, N.M.
Public Service Company of New Mexico could face stiff opposition to its request for a 14.4 percent increase in its annual base revenue when hearings on the case begin in March.

National Gas & Electric to buy retail energy companies, including over 500,000 customers

Business & Corporate | Feb 03, 2016 -- M2 EQUITYBITES
National Gas & Electric revealed on Tuesday the completion of retail energy companies with over 500,000 of combined residential customer equivalents.

OMU mulling power supply options

Business & Corporate | Feb 3 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Steve Vied Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky.
How Owensboro Municipal Utilities will continue to provide electrical power to its customers in the years to come is the subject of a staff presentation scheduled to be delivered to the OMU board at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Opponents speak against SunZia at first day of hearings

Grid Operations | PHOENIX -- Feb 3 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Tony Davis The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson
An outpouring of passion against the proposed 515-mile SunZia power line project greeted the Arizona Corporation Commission Tuesday

Vectren to install AMR devices in Hamilton, Hancock and Marion counties

Metering | Feb 03, 2016 -- MarketLine
Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana-North has launched an 18-month plan to install automated meter reading, or AMR, devices in Hamilton, Hancock and Marion counties.

New plan to remove Klamath River dams without help from Congress

Hydro | WASHINGTON -- Feb 3 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Carolyn Lochhead San Francisco Chronicle
Federal and state officials in California and Oregon said Tuesday that they had reached an agreement to bypass Congress to remove four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River

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