No hearing on nuke plant license move

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 15 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Ted Baird The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa.
A former employee of the PPL Susquehanna nuclear power station has lost his bid for a hearing on the transfer of the facility's operating license.

Dominion Acquires Solar Facility In Georgia

Business & Corporate | RICHMOND, Va., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 
Dominion (NYSE: D) today announced the acquisition of a 20-megawatt solar facility in Georgia from HelioSage Energy. The facility is expected to enter service in 2015.

OSI Supplies Volt/VAR Control Systems to North Carolina Electric Memberships

Annoucement | April 15, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN (News Release)
Open Systems International Inc. (OSI) has been selected by three members of the North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (NCEMC) to implement a new state-of-the-art Volt/VAR control (VVC) system for each member including: Union Power Cooperative, Randolph EMC and Cape Hatteras EMC.

ComEd Reduces Delivery Rates by $50 Million

Business & Corporate | CHICAGO (The Associated Press) - Apr 15
ComEd today filed its annual delivery service formula rate request for distribution or “delivery” of electricity, reflecting a decrease of approximately $50 million compared to 2015 and resulting in a decrease of about $1 on the average monthly residential bill starting in January 2016.

Fitch Assigns 'BBB-' IDR to Empresa Electrica Guacolda SA; Rates USD500MM Sr. Unsecured 'BBB-(exp)'

International | NEW YORK (The Associated Press) - Apr 15
Fitch Ratings has assigned Empresa Electrica Guacolda S.A. (Guacolda) initial 'BBB-' long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs).

Kilmartin, McKee urge regulators to drop charge for consumers who switch from National Grid

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 15 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Alex Kuffner The Providence Journal, R.I.
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee urged state regulators on Tuesday to abolish a "billing adjustment" charge that has hit electric customers who've switched from National Grid, the state's dominant utility, to competitive suppliers.

Austin Utilities breaks ground on new facility

Business & Corporate | Apr 15 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - John Weiss Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minn.
As ground was formally broken Tuesday for Austin Utilities Energy Park Facility, Dennis Billadeau saw more efficiency for his utilities, Kevin Maxa saw more face-to-face interaction with his utilities staff, while Mark Nibaur saw the end of one big project and the beginning of a few more.

Electric Vehicles Sales Trends and Business Models Analysis

Annoucement | ATLANTA, GA - April 15, 2015 (News Release)
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, recently released its newest edition of the Energy Industry Update.

IMCORP Hires Matthew Spalding as Vice President of Business Development

Annoucement | MANCHESTER, Conn., April 15, 2015 (News Release)
The continued growth and expanded adoption of the IMCORP power cable system technology based asset management solutions provided to utilities, industrial and alternative energy in various world markets supports an expansion of our business development staffing.

New Jersey BPU Approves Extension to Three PSE&G Energy Efficiency Programs

Energy Efficiency | (The Associated Press) - Apr 15
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) today approved a Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) request to spend an additional $95 million on three popular energy efficiency programs that decrease energy costs for participants and lessen climate change emissions. 

Georgia Power pulls plug on Plant Branch on Lake Sinclair

Fossil & Biomass | Apr 15 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Liz Fabian The Macon Telegraph
With its smoke stacks rising up from the shores of Lake Sinclair, Plant Harllee Branch was once the shining star of Georgia Power's electricity industry.

Bill would cut short NC's green-energy law

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 15 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Bruce Henderson The Charlotte Observer
The green-energy mandate that has helped make North Carolina the fourth-largest solar state would be cut short under a bill filed this week by state House leaders.

Entergy Louisiana Chief Executive to Discuss Surging Power Demand at IEEE Green Technologies Conference in New Orleans

Business & Corporate | (The Associated Press) - Apr 15
Louisiana is experiencing its largest industrial expansion in decades, creating a surge in demand for power that presents challenges and opportunities for Entergy's Louisiana utilities.

Fitch Releases Report on Brazilian Wind Project Performance

International | SAO PAULO (The Associated Press) - Apr 15
According to a new Fitch Ratings report, approximately 50% of Brazilian wind projects generated energy volumes above P50 levels. The report, titled 'Brazilian Wind Projects: Achiving P50', summarizes wind project energy generation performance in 2014.

Dominion Tops Utility Sector On Forbes' 'America's Best Employers' List

Business & Corporate | Apr 15 - PR Newswire
Dominion (NYSE: D) is the top-ranked U.S. utility on Forbes magazine's 2015 "America's Best Employers" list. The company ranked 37th overall among the 500 employers in 25 industries that were included on the list, and was the top-ranked employer among all industries in Virginia.

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