FERC Eyes Development of Supply Chain Cyber Controls in New Reliability Standards

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Jul 29 - Transmission & Distribution World
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission acted last week to improve the cyber security of the bulk electric system by proposing revisions to critical infrastructure protection Reliability Standards

DTE Energy improves customer satisfaction; now second-highest rank in Midwest Large Segment

Billing & Customer Care | Jul 29 - Energy Weekly News By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor
DTE Energy announced it ranks among the top electric companies for residential customer satisfaction by J.D. Power among all Midwest utilities in 2015.

What do you know about grid economics? Value, questions and calculators

Business & Corporate | July 29, 2015 Kathleen Wolf Davis
It sounds like the start of an old joke: These economists walk into a ballroom ... and you can make your own punchline that involves a minor disaster and major modeling (of the numbers variety). But the IEEE Power & Energy Society’s (PES) grid economics super session this week was serious business.

NorthWestern Energy Announces Agreement to Purchase Wind Project from BayWa r.e. Wind LLC in South Dakota

Business & Corporate | Jul 29 - Energy Weekly News By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor
NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy has entered into an agreement to purchase the recently constructed 80-megawatt Beethoven wind qualifying facility (QF) project located near Tripp, South Dakota.

BRIEF: PPL reports power restored to Orwigsburg area

Business & Corporate | Jul 29 - Republican & Herald (Pottsville, PA)
After PPL reported 1,625 customers were without power in the Orwigsburg area Wednesday morning at 9 a.m., the company reported no electrical outages in Schuylkill County as of 11:15 a.m.

Construction set to begin on solar farm

Solar | Jul 29 - Tribune, The (Elkin, NC)
Just off of Old U.S. 421 lies 70 acres that will soon be used to produce a farm of a different sort for Yadkinville residents.

Mass Megawatts Wind Power Inc. Files SEC Form 4, Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership of Securities (Jul. 21, 2015)

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Jul 29 - Energy Weekly News By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor
According to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews journalists, a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing by Mass Megawatts Wind Power Inc. (Form 4) was posted on July 21, 2015.

BRIEF: Power mostly restored in Janesville

Business & Corporate | Jul 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Shelly Birkelo The Janesville Gazette, Wis.
Only 26 Alliant Energy customers are left without power after lightning blew out a transformer around 5:15 a.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of Beloit Avenue, said Chris DuPre, Alliant spokesman.

Pennsylvania electricity market grows as customer base shrinks, report finds

Billing & Customer Care | Jul 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Daniel Moore Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Customers who choose to shop for the source of their electricity in Pennsylvania are increasingly entering a vibrant market of competitors, according to an annual report that ranks states with deregulated energy markets.

SCE launches sixth RAM solicitation for renewable power

Distributed & Cogeneration | Jul 29, 2015 -- MarketLine
Southern California Edison, or SCE, a subsidiary of Edison International, has launched its sixth Renewable Auction Mechanism, or RAM solicitation for renewable electricity as part of its program to procure resources sized between 3MW and 20MW.

Shares of DTE Energy Underperformed its Peers in the Multi-Utilities Industry (DTE, SCG, NGG, SRE, NWE)

Business & Corporate | Jul 29, 2015 -- Fast Lane
Analysis was conducted on the Multi-Utilities industry to measure relative performance to find stocks that have underperformed.

PISD sees first action in wind energy

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Jul 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Homer Marquez Plainview Daily Herald, Texas
In some of their first ever action concerning the developing wind energy industry in Hale County, the Plainview ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to accept an application submitted by the Hale County Wind Project 3 LLC, which is seeking tax incentives for its 172 megawatt project expected to come on line in 2016.

County extends turbine moratorium on 4-3 vote

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | BAD AXE Jul 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Chris Aldridge The Huron Daily Tribune, Bad Axe, Mich.
With prohibition of new wind energy projects for Huron County set to expire today, county commissioners on Tuesday voted 4-3 to extend a moratorium for three more months.

Moody's: Coal has a future

Fossil & Biomass | Jul 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Daniel Tyson The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va.
As a number of coal companies file for bankruptcy protection and more teeter on the edge of chapter 11, there was a bit of good news this week about an industry slugged by declining need and tougher environmental regulations.

Avista electric rates too high, say two state agencies

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Jul 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Becky Kramer The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.
Instead of asking for higher rates, Avista Corp. should give its Washington customers a slight break on their electric bills, say staff members at two state regulatory agencies.

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