City attorney: EPB sale or merger would require initiation by its board

Business & Corporate | By Melinda J. Overstreet, Glasgow Daily Times, Ky.
In the latest round of back and forth stemming from the dissatisfaction of some members of the Glasgow City Council over a new rate structure implemented by the Glasgow Electric Plant Board, Councilman Gary Oliver asked the city attorney whether the entire board of directors for the utility could be dissolved. City Attorney Rich Alexander said he did not believe that to be ...

Against the current, and other obstacles

Electric Vehicles | Landry FullerSpecial to West Hawaii Today
As the sun began its slow descent into the Pacific late Friday afternoon, a handful of locals were enjoying a pau hana swim at Mahukona Harbor. At the north end of the dock, a visiting family gazed intently out to sea, their raised hands shielding their eyes from the glare, as if searching for something in particular. At 6:16 p.m., their raised voices could be heard cheering as ...

First nuclear plant to take to the seas

International | Lyu Chang
Visitors look at the stand of China National Nuclear Corp at an industry expo in Beijing. [Photo provided to China Daily] Facility in vessel could provide stable power to remote maritime areas China is getting closer to building its first-ever floating nuclear power station, which will be installed in a vessel and could provide stable electricity to remote waters such as the South China Sea, a ...

Illuminating the future of solar energy

A quick look across the energy landscape shows we're in a period of exciting innovation. Here at the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), our grid operations and electricity markets are changing to address public policy goals while continuing to meet the needs of consumers and rigorous electric system reliability requirements. How people think about and use electricity is changing as ...

TEPCO asks removal of "Pokemon Go" character from nuclear plant

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. has requested the operator of the popular "Pokemon Go" smartphone game to change the settings so that the game's virtual characters will not appear at a nuclear power plant, the utility said Tuesday. TEPCO said it has detected at least one Pokemon character within the premises of one of the three nuclear power stations it has tested. The plants are ...

PUC questions Invenergy about need for new power plant in Burrillville

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | By Alex Kuffner, The Providence Journal, R.I.
Invenergy argues that its proposed natural-gas-burning power plant in Burrillville is sorely needed because a host of older generating facilities in New England have closed down in recent years, are scheduled to close, or may close in the next few years. The Chicago-based developer says that need is proven because the operator of the New England electric grid agreed ...

SRS board votes to officially oppose accepting German spent nuclear fuel

Nuclear | By John Boyette, The Augusta Chronicle, Ga.
The Savannah River Site Citizens Advisory Board is not in favor of accepting spent nuclear fuel from Germany. In two separate votes Tuesday, the group voted down a draft recommendation to accept the spent fuel and endorsed a draft position statement that opposes receiving the spent fuel for treatment and storage in the U.S. The spent fuel, which comes from two German ...

“On the Utilities Horizon – Strategies and Tools for Workforce Management: A Blueprint for Solutions”

Annoucement |
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, has released a new article focused on strategies and tools for workforce management. The article, developed in partnership with workforce management solution Quintiq, helps utilities to better understand how they can think more strategically about the scheduling of their workforce across all planning horizons (long-term, short-term, and day-of operations).

Report calls for shut down of OMU power plant

Fossil & Biomass | By Steve Vied, Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky.
Both units of the Elmer Smith Station coal-fired power plant owned by Owensboro Municipal Utilities should be retired sooner rather than later, and the utility should invest in renewable electricity generation. Converting the Smith plant to natural gas should also be avoided. Those are the main recommendations coming out of an analysis of the Smith plant conducted by an organization ...

Harrison County land being assessed by solar panels business

Business & Corporate | By Mary Meehan, Lexington Herald-Leader
Hundreds of acres in Harrison County are being assessed for what could be the largest solar farm in Kentucky. Geenex, a solar company based in Charlotte, N.C., is looking at 600 to 1,000 acres, said Garnett Furnish, executive director of the Cynthiana/Harrison County Economic Development Association. Founded in 2012, Geenex built its first project in Halifax County, N.C., in 2014. ...

Coal Ash, the saga continues

Fossil & Biomass | By Taft Wireback, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C.
If you think the public fixation with coal ash has run its course and you find that thought refreshing, uh-oh. More than 300 engineers, scientists, academics, solid-waste executives and utility officials crammed into a meeting hall at the Hilton Charlotte Center City for two days last week to hear exactly the opposite message. Coal ash's 15 minutes of fame have yet to ...

Company sees pipeline of money in hydroelectric dams

Hydro | By Mike Rutledge, Journal-News, Hamilton, Ohio
Next spring, a Hamilton company that launched in 2013 plans to install a small hydroelectric generating unit with big potential at the low-level dam near Neilan Boulevard south of the city's downtown. Compared with the two massive hydroelectic plants Hamilton built on the Ohio River, this unit will be tiny. But when 14 or so more units are installed across the Great Miami ...

DOE allows 4 power firms to conduct GIS

International | Business Mirror
THE Department of Energy (DOE) has cleared the proposed power projects of four companies for the conduct of a grid-impact study (GIS). A clearance for the conduct of a GIS is necessary for a power company before it can proceed with the construction of its power generation project. Latest data from the agency's web site showed that the proposed projects could generate 1,046.7 megawatts (MW) of ...

Vattenfall to Invest £300m in Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm

Vattenfall’s investment decision triggers an agreement for the European energy company to acquire the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group’s 25% share for an undisclosed sum and become the 100% owner of Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Limited, the company behind the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), also known as the Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm. Together, Swedish energy company ...

China built thermal power plant on trial in Vietnam

Unit 1 of Vietnam's Duyen Hai 3 Thermal Power Plant, which is built by Chinese contractor, has just experienced the first fire furnace, a preparation to run trial before the unit is put into operation. Local Nhan Dan (People) newspaper on Monday quoted the plant's investor Vietnam Electricity as saying that the first fire furnace is of great importance, creating a premise for the unit ...

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