Transmission project bets on clean Canadian power in Pennsylvania

Grid Operations | Feb 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Daniel Moore Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Transmission lines have been much longer and more ambitious than the 73-mile project proposed by ITC Holdings Corp.

CCISD does not see potential in energy savings project

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Feb 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Beatriz Alvarado Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Texas
The Corpus Christi ISD fiscal management committee walked away from a 15-year contract that would have put the district $17 million in the red.

Coalition asks for utility advisory panel

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Feb 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Peter Roper The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo.
A coalition of community groups says City Council needs to be more aggressive in negotiating with Black Hills Energy to lower its rates by creating a citizen advisory committee on electric rates and to have regular meetings with the utility.

Solar boom puts power in hands of consumers

Solar | Feb 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Chris Hubbuch La Crosse Tribune, Wis.
Rapid advances in technology, coupled with falling prices and recently extended tax incentives, have made solar electric generation an attractive option for businesses, individuals and communities looking to offset their energy use -- or even turn a profit.

ABB wins order from Great River Energy to upgrade HVDC connection in US

Grid Operations | Feb 09, 2016 -- MarketLine
ABB Group has won an order worth around $130 million from Great River Energy to upgrade an existing high-voltage direct current connection in the US.

FirstEnergy awards outage services contract to GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

Nuclear | Feb 09, 2016 -- MarketLine
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company has awarded a contract to GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to provide outage services for the Perry nuclear power plant.

TEP rolling out new rebates for energy-saving steps

Energy Efficiency | Feb 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - David Wichner The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson
Tucson Electric Power Co. is amping up its energy-efficiency programs for 2016, including a new pilot program to pay for energy-saving measures at local schools.

Utility software system increases efficiency

Metering | WILLMAR -- Feb 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Shelby Lindrud West Central Tribune, Willmar, Minn.
Upgrading a software system is usually time consuming and complicated, especially when it touches practically everything an organization does.

Florida Power & Light files for April rate reduction

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Feb 09, 2016 -- MarketLine
Florida Power & Light Company has filed a request with Florida Public Service Commission to reduce customer rates beginning April 1, 2016, in tandem with the commissioning of the new FPL Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center.

DTE Energy completes three new solar projects in Avoca, Brownstown and Romulus

Solar | Feb 09, 2016 -- MarketLine
DTE Energy has completed three new solar projects in Avoca, Brownstown and Romulus.

PSE&G interconnects L&D Solar Farm to grid

Solar | Feb 09, 2016 -- MarketLine
Public Service Electric and Gas Company has announced that its L&D Solar Farm is interconnected to the grid and supplying solar power to PSE&G electric customers.

Thousand Oaks gets ready for major underground utilities project

Grid Operations | Feb 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Wendy Leung Ventura County Star, Calif.
A row of electrical poles along 1 1/2 miles of Thousand Oaks Boulevard will go underground when the city begins work on a $15 million project next month.

Duke Energy has spent $471 million on nuclear plant it may or may not build in Cherokee County

Nuclear | Feb 09 - Gaffney Ledger, The (SC)
While Duke Energy still hasn't committed to actually building a nuclear power plant in Cherokee County, regulatory filings show it's still spending money on the long planning and licensing process.

Aeronautica Windpower to Form Joint Venture with Siva Windturbine India

Wind | Feb 09 - Progressive Digital Media - Deals
Aeronautica Windpower, LLC has entered into an agreement to form joint venture with Siva Windturbine India Private Limited to manufacture wind turbines ranging from 60KW up to 750KW model in the US.

Wind and solar companies visit Colorado State Capitol to support clean energy economic growth

Business & Corporate | Feb 09 - Global Data Point
The visit coincides with new data released today by the American Wind Energy Association and the Wind Energy Foundation

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