City of Mankato considers 4-megawatt solar garden investment

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May 03--MANKATO -- A trio of solar developers, each planning large arrays of solar panels in the Mankato area, are attempting to persuade the city of Mankato to buy into their project. The option being recommended by city staff would save the city an estimated $60,000 to $67,000 a year for 25 years, a total savings of $1.58 million. If the City Council opts for the maximum subscription, the ...

St. Cloud, Xcel partnership could create energy plan

St. Cloud could join a growing list of cities to partner with Xcel Energy to better conserve energy and implement renewable energy sources across their communities. St. Cloud City Council plans to consider Monday a resolution authorizing the city's participation in the Partners in Energy program, which Xcel Energy launched in 2014 as a way for communities to better navigate energy use ...

NRC Issues Environmental assessment on Humboldt Bay Power Plant License Termination Plan in Eureka, California

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission published the following notice in the Federal Register: Humboldt Bay Power Plant Unit 3 License Termination Plan, Pacific Gas & Electric Company A Notice by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on 05/03/2016 Publication Date: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Dates: The EA and FONSI referenced ...

Haverhill sheds light on solar for visiting dignitary

Solar | By Peter Francis, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass.
May 03--HAVERHILL -- Picture this for a second: the energy expert of a small African country visits a city in Massachusetts to learn how to best incorporate solar energy into the power mix. As unlikely a scenario as this may seem, it is exactly what occurred last week, as Mayor James Fiorentini met with Dr. Kwame Ampofo, chairman of the Energy Commission for the nation of Ghana, to discuss how ...

New WPU policy is first step in residential solar projects

Solar | By Julie Buntjer, The Daily Globe, Worthington, Minn.
May 03--WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Water and Light Commission adopted a policy at its Monday meeting making it possible for local residents to pursue green energy through the installation of solar projects. Worthington Public Utilities General Manager Scott Hain said the policy hasn't been driven by customers, but rather is a required document of WPU in the event customers want to install ...

How do you sell a nuclear power plant? TVA may soon find out

May 03--Nearly 43 years after construction began, the Tennessee Valley Authority may pull the plug on the Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant this week and look for a buyer for the 1,600 acres that house the unfinished reactor buildings, cooling towers, administrative offices and switchyards in Hollywood, Ala. TVA directors on Thursday are scheduled to consider the future of Bellefonte, where TVA ...

US announce USD 25 mln fund for solar power integration

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The US Energy Department on Monday announced a fund worth USD 25 million aimed at encouraging private enterprises to research private solar power integration into the state power grid. The fund, called Enabling Extreme Real-Time Grid Integration of Solar Energy (ENERGISE), will be open to software developers, solar companies and utilities, a Department of Energy ...

Goodhue County Board to vote on solar plan

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The Goodhue County Board of Commissioners will tackle another solar project when it meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Kenyon City Hall. Goodhue County Commissioner Ron Allen said the Planning Advisory Commission, of which he is also a member, recommended that the proposed 5 megawatt solar garden located in Wacouta Township just off U.S. Highway 61 near Wildwood Lane not go forward ...

Vero Beach Utilities/Finance commissions discuss new negotiations with FPL over city electric system

May 03--VERO BEACH -- Utilities commissioners want more information before supporting negotiations for a sale of the entire Vero Beach electric system. Utilities Commission Chairwoman Laura Moss initially asked the commission Monday to adopt a formal recommendation that the City Council pursue selling the system to Florida Power & Light co. But Moss withdrew her proposal when other ...

Ohio Failed To Protect Customers And Markets - So Federal Regulators Came To The Rescue

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently rejected Ohio-based utilities FirstEnergy and AEP's bailout deals, which the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) recently approved. FERC, which is responsible for ensuring fair wholesale electricity prices, recognized that these backroom bailouts were "abusive," taking advantage of "captive" customers and harming the competitive ...

OG&E proposes major bill changes in residential customers rate case

Business & Corporate | PAUL MONIES The Oklahoman
Residential customers could see a doubling of the standard customer charge and lower winter electricity prices as part of major billing changes proposed in Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.'s rate case. The $92.5 million case goes before an administrative law judge in a hearing scheduled to start Tuesday at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Testimony could last for several ...

Local power grid gets reinforcement

Grid Operations | Nogales International
UniSource Energy Services says its crews have begun a series of system reinforcement projects in Santa Cruz County designed to improve service reliability and expedite power restoration during emergencies. The first project, centered on Hohokam Drive in Nogales, began in January and will benefit about 1,100 customers, UES said in a news release. The goal is to create a looped system that will ...

Coal demand falls in most states

Consumption of steam coal used for generating electricity in the U.S. power sector fell nearly 30 percent in the last nine years, and West Virginia usage fell by more than a quarter, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The EIA released a report Thursday that shows even in Central Appalachia coal-producing states, the fossil fuel is losing steam for generating electricity. ...

Symbolic schemes being preferred over significant energy projects

The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday criticised government for preferring symbolic schemes over projects to contain energy scarcity terming it against the national interests. Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) was imposed to finance gas import projects despite resistance by ...

Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry for indigenous resources to generate power

Being an atomic power we should use our knowledge for power generation to get rid of the energy crisis. Mobilization of local resources is key to success therefore Pakistan should also avail full benefit from its indigenous resources for power generation like coal, ...

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