Jersey Central Power & Light Hires New Meter Readers to Help Improve Customer Service

Metering | MORRISTOWN, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire
As part of its ongoing efforts to enhance customer service, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has hired 15 new meter readers who have been deployed throughout the company's 13 county service area.

Officials pursuing annexation of land where wind farm proposed

Wind | Apr 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Kirsten Crow Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Texas
Corpus Christi may see its city limits expand southward, as officials pursue annexing a swath of land proposed as a wind farm site leaders fear would stunt municipal growth.

Minnesota Power Files for State and Federal Permits to Build Great Northern Transmission Line for Hydropower Delivery from Canada to Minnesota

Grid Operations | DULUTH, Minn., Apr 16, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Minnesota Power, an ALLETE Company (NYSE:ALE), this week applied to state and federal regulators for permits to build the 500-kilovolt Great Northern Transmission Line from the Minnesota-Manitoba border to an electric substation on the Mesabi Iron Range.

Sustainable Energy Fund Announces Zero Percent Financing Program for Energy Efficiency or Renewable Energy Projects

Energy Efficiency | Allentown, PA, Apr 16, 2014 --
Projects must reduce energy consumption of non-sustainable resources or generate energy from sustainable resources. Total available funding through the Sustainable Energy Finance Program is $425,000 with funding ranging from $5,000 to $85,000.

Clean Line president defends transmission project

Grid Operations | Apr 16 - Ray Scherer St. Joseph News-Press, Mo.
The president of Clean Line Energy Partners said Tuesday a proposed electric transmission project will boost the area's power grid and economic development.

Owens Valley mobilizes against proposed DWP solar project

Solar | Apr 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Louis Sahagun Los Angeles Times
One by one, a parade of Owens Valley residents rose at a public hearing Tuesday to assail the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's plan to meet its renewable energy goals by covering 2 square miles of high desert with 1 million solar panels.

DOE officials to discuss SRS budget at forum

Nuclear | Apr 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Derrek Asberry Aiken Standard, S.C.
The Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization, or SRSCRO, will host a SRS budget forum on Thursday, featuring local Department of Energy managers leading discussions on the budget.

Palm Beach County approves climate change plan

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Apr 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Andy Reid Sun Sentinel
The threat of rising seas flooding neighborhoods and fouling drinking water persuaded Palm Beach County commissioners Tuesday to commit to a regional effort to combat climate change.

CONSOL Energy Inc. Announces Preliminary Results of Tender Offer for its 8.00% Senior Notes Due 2017

Business & Corporate | PITTSBURGH, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire
CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) ("CONSOL") announced that, as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, today (the "Withdrawal Time"), as reported by the tender agent, it had received tenders and consents from holders of approximately $583 million, or 38.9 percent, of the principal amount of its outstanding 8.00% senior notes due 2017 (the "2017 Senior Notes"), in connection with its previously announced tender offer (the "Offer") and consent solicitation respecting the 2017 Senior Notes.

Fitch: Grant PUD Adequately Managing Wanapum Dam Fracture

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK, Apr 15, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
The recently discovered fracture at the Wanapum Dam's spillway structure does not currently impact bond ratings for the project's owner, the Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County, WA (the district), nor other affected utilities, Fitch Ratings says.

Anywind Signs MOU to Manufacture Wind Turbines in Palmdale

Wind | Apr 16 - Targeted News Service
The city of Palmdale issued the following news release: Officials from wind power company Anywind Wind Power Electric, Inc. and the City of Palmdale gathered today to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the up-and-coming energy producer to manufacture its wind turbines in Palmdale.

Construction of new long term home for world's 2nd largest offshore wind farm begins at Port of Mostyn

International | Apr 16 - Global Data Point
Cheshire based Pochin Construction Ltd has been awarded a contract worth more than £3 million to design and build the new facilities, which are scheduled to be completed at the end of this year.

Dynegy Completes Exchange Offer for $500 Million in Senior Notes

Business & Corporate | HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 15, 2014--
Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN) has completed an exchange offer (the Exchange Offer) of $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.875% Senior Notes due 2023 registered under the Securities Act of 1933 (the Exchange Notes) for all $500 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 5.875% Senior Notes due 2023 (the Notes).

Upgrades to Plant Vogtle Unit 1 enhance the production of low-cost, carbon-free electricity

Nuclear | BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire
Unit 1 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

R.I. regulators approve 2-week extension of moratorium on utility shutoffs

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 15 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Alex Kuffner The Providence Journal, R.I.
In the wake of a colder-than-usual winter for Rhode Island, state regulators have extended a moratorium to prevent people who are struggling to pay their gas and electric heating bills from having their utilities shut off.


ABB introduces Micropole distribution transformer to US market

Chicago, IEEE PES, April 17, 2014 (News Release)

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