Unifrax and others get low cost power and grants

Business & Corporate | Oct 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - David Robinson The Buffalo News, N.Y.
Unifrax Corp. is getting 3.3 megawatts of low-cost hydropower from the New York Power Authority for a pair of expansion projects in the Town of Tonawanda.

Centralia City Light Eyes Land Near Washington Elementary for Substation

Grid Operations | Oct 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Christopher Brewer The Chronicle, Centralia, Wash.
A vacant field near Washington Elementary School in Centralia could soon be home to a new electric substation designed primarily to serve a planned retail complex.

Solar Energy Prices See Double-digit Declines in 2013; Trend Expected to Continue

Solar | Oct 21 - Targeted News Service
Distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) system prices dropped by 12 - 19 percent nationwide in 2013, according to the third edition of a jointly written report on PV pricing trends from the Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

PSC Cost Recovery Hearing Set for Wednesday

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 21 - Targeted News Service
The Florida Public Service Commission issued the following news release:

Florida's Public Service Commission (PSC) will begin its Cost Recovery Clause hearing on Wednesday, October 22 , to determine 2015 recovery charges for customers of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), Duke Energy Florida, Inc. (DEF), Tampa Electric Company , Gulf Power Company , and Florida Public Utilities Company.

Azerbaijan to launch 2nd combined cycle power plant

International | Oct 21 - AzerNEWS (Azerbaijan)
Azerbaijan's main electricity producer Azerenergy JSC will put into operation the second combined cycle power plant at the Shimal power plant in the first quarter of 2015, Head of Azerenergy JSC, Etibar Pirverdiyev, said on October 20.

WB to invest in wind power farm

International | Oct 20 - Nation (Kenya)
The World Bank is set to invest about Sh1.6 billion in a 100-megawatt wind power plant in Kajiado County.

TVA Seeks Public Input on Options for Units at Shawnee Fossil Plant

Fossil & Biomass | Oct 21 - Targeted News Service
The Tennessee Valley Authority issued the following news release: The Tennessee Valley Authority invites the public to provide input on options being considered for the future of two coal-burning units at Shawnee Fossil Plant near Paducah.

Solar subsidy cut to farmers will add to uncertainty over UK renewable strategy

International | Oct 21 - M2 PressWIRE
Reacting to news that the Government is to scrap some support mechanisms for solar farms to help safeguard agricultural land for farming, Friends of the Earth Renewable Energy Campaigner Alasdair Cameron said: Solar power will soon be cheaper than gas, and could be the cheapest form of energy within a decade - but it needs stability and support to get there.

Nampower, Zim Sign New Deal

International | Oct 21 - AllAfrica
Namppower has signed a 15-year power purchasing agreement with the Zimbabwe Power Company for the supply of 80MW of electricity to Namibia.

Va. SCC states opposition to EPA's proposed plan

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 20 - Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV)
In a 49-page comment dated Oct. 14, the staff of the Virginia State Corporation Commission made it's position very clear to Gina McCarthy, administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Agency that if the EPA's Clean Power Plan is approved in the form it was presented earlier this year, the costs would be to great for Virginians to bear.

$30 Million Refund Heading To Connecticut Power Customers

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 21 - Hartford Courant (CT)
Federal energy regulators have ruled that transmission rates in New England are too high and ordered power companies like Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating to issue in estimated $70 million in refunds to ratepayers.

California ISO: Challenging 2014 Summer but Reliability Held Firm

Demand Response | FOLSOM, Calif. (Business Wire) - Oct 20
The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) grid operators managed reliable electricity delivery this summer through major wildfires, historic drought conditions and heat waves.

Hannon Armstrong Announces $144 Million Investment in Ten Operating Wind Projects; Raises $115 Million of Fixed Rate Debt

Wind | ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. ("Hannon Armstrong," "we," "our" or the "Company;" NYSE: HASI), a leading sustainable infrastructure investor, today announced a $144 million investment in a portfolio of 10 operating wind projects owned by an affiliate of JP Morgan Chase & Co ("JP Morgan").

Nuclear Science Week returns to Georgia and Plant Vogtle

Business & Corporate | Oct 20 - PR Newswire
Georgia Power announced today that it is celebrating national Nuclear Science Week again this year by hosting and participating in a series of special local events in and around the company's Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, Ga.

SunEdison shares up sharply on Einhorn report

Business & Corporate | Oct 20 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Shares of SunEdison Inc. rose 6 percent this morning after Bloomberg reported that investor David Einhorn recommended the shares of the Maryland Heights-based solar energy company and those of its affiliated company TerraForm Power.


Leidos Engineering CTO Named to Technology Council

RESTON, Va. - Oct. 21, 2014 (News Release)

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