Protests greet FirstEnergy rate request hearings

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | COLUMBUS Sep 1 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jim Provance The Blade, Toledo, Ohio
A small group of protesters on Monday marked the start of hearings on FirstEnergy's rate request designed to lock in a 15-year market for power generated by a pair of its subsidiary's plants even if they don't offer the best price for customers.

Alabama solar farm to be the biggest solar generator for TVA

Solar | Sep 1 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Dave Flessner Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.
As TVA diversifies its power generation, the federal utility will look to the sky for a portion of its energy from the largest solar farm yet built in the Tennessee Valley.

TVA price hike to increase Tupelo residents' power bills

Billing & Customer Care | TUPELO -- Sep 01 - Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (Tupelo)
Residents will see a slight increase in their power bills this fall, thanks to the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Infigen Energy targets wind farm sales to tap into RET growth

International | Aug 31 - Pan African News Agency
Wind power producer Infigen Energy will seek to tap into growth driven by the revised renewable energy target through a combination of project divestments and joint venture developments after reducing debt through the sale of its US portfolio.

Getting the lowdown on outage texting Lessons from a couple of PPL companies

Grid Operations | Kathleen Wolf Davis | Aug 31, 2015
Earlier this year, Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Company (KU) began chatting with customers via mobile about outages. We wanted to know a few more details on this customer-centric project. So, we pinged our friend John P. Malloy, vice president of customer service for the utilities, and asked him for all the juicy details.

Massachusetts utilities lay out vision for the future of the grid

Metering | Global Data Point | Aug 31, 2015
Eversource Energy, National Grid and Unitil have filed grid modernization plans to reduce the effects of power outages, optimize demandm, integrate distributed resources and improve workforce and asset management.

Is extending the solar tax credit necessary?

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Amy Gahran | Aug 31, 2015
Given the substantial reduction in the cost to install solar power in recent years, is the 30% federal solar tax credit still needed? Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York, thinks so.

Southern Power joins forces with Recurrent

Solar | SeeNews | Aug 31, 2015
Southern Power has agreed to buy a 51% stake in the 200-MW Tranquillity solar project in California from developer Recurrent Energy, a unit of Canadian Solar Inc (NASDAQ:CSIQ), the parties announced on Monday.

DOE: New field office manager announced

Business & Corporate | Aug 31 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Maddy Hayden Carlsbad Current-Argus, N.M.
The Department of Energy has selected Todd Shrader as the new manager of the Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO).

Sibley Wind Substation, Comfrey Wind Energy permits revoked

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 1 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Nancy Madsen The Free Press, Mankato, Minn.
Two wind power projects in the region are at an end, at least for now.

Xcel Energy appoints new board member

Business & Corporate | Aug 31, 2015 -- MarketLine
Xcel Energy, an electricity and natural gas company, has appointed James Prokopanko to its board of directors.

BRIEF: Power restored after outage in Horry County

Business & Corporate | Aug 31 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Tonya Root The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
More than 2,000 Horry Electric Cooperative customers were without power early Monday in the Socastee area, according to officials.

Exelon, Pepco to push for merger, despite roadblock

Business & Corporate | Aug 31 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Kim Janssen Chicago Tribune
Chicago-based nuclear power giant Exelon and Pepco Holdings said Monday they will push for a merger despite a ruling last week by regulators in the nation's capital that blocked the proposed $6.9 billion deal.

HVDC Can Connect Low-Cost Wind To Demand Centers For 2 Cents Per Kilowatt-Hour

Business & Corporate | Aug 31 - Breaking Energy
"Wind by wire," courtesy of Clean Line's merchant HVDC, can get cheap renewables to market.

Is America's energy policy getting on right track?

Business & Corporate | Aug 31 - Deseret News (UT)
Energy policy has been of far greater concern to President Obama than to his recent predecessors in the White House, reflecting the emergence of climate change as a central issue today.

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