Commission approves three electricity generating facilities

Fossil & Biomass | Oct 22 - Daily Review (Towanda, PA)
The Bradford County Planning Commission on Tuesday approved the construction of three 20-megawatt electricity generation facilities, which will be located in Canton and Smithfield townships.

Romania has invested USD 1 bln in nuclear reactors 3-4 at Cernavoda

International | Oct 22 - Forexpros
Razvan Nicolescu, the delegate minister of energy, said the development of two nuclear reactors in Cernavoda will continue "no matter what the situation is" after Romania has already invested USD 1 billion in the project.

Few violations found under new dust rules fought by coal industry

Fossil & Biomass | Oct 22 - Lexington Herald-Leader (KY)
Nearly all air samples collected from coal mines in August and September complied with stricter new limits on dust even though the industry had argued it would have trouble meeting the standards, federal regulators announced.

sPower Breaks Ground on 7MWdc Solar Facility in Palmdale, CA

Solar | Oct 22 - PR Newswire
sPower (Sustainable Power Group), a leading renewable energy provider, announced today recently breaking ground on the 7MWdc (megawatts of direct current) Little Rock Solar Facility in Palmdale, CA. The project is expected to begin commercial operation mid-December 2014.

Uzbekistan announces tender for solar power plant construction in Samarkand

International | Oct 22 - Times of Central Asia
Uzbekistan's state energy company Uzbekenergo has announced a tender to select general contractor for design and construction of a 100 megawatt grid-connected crystalline photovoltaic power plant in the Samarkand province of Uzbekistan.

First Nationwide Bulk Purchase Program Will Expand Access to Clean Solar Energy

Solar | Oct 22 - GlobeNewswire
The Solar Community initiative, the first nationwide bulk solar purchase program launched today to give homeowners across the US and Canada easy access to more affordable, clean, renewable energy – one of the most effective actions individuals can take to address climate change.

U.S. General Services Administration Signs Power Purchase Agreement for 140 Megawatts of Wind Energy in Illinois

Wind | Oct 22 - PR Newswire
MG2 Tribal Energy ("MG2"), a partnership between the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians ("Mesa Grande") and renewable energy company, Geronimo Energy ("Geronimo"), is pleased to announce that the United States General Services Administration ("GSA") has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to purchase 140 megawatts (MW) of clean wind energy from the Walnut Ridge Wind Farm in western Illinois.

Court Approves Flawed EPA Air Pollution Plan for 'Scenic Landscape' States

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 22 - Targeted News Service
A federal court ruled against ( http://earthjustice.org/sites/default/files/files/14-10-21%20OPINION.pdf ) conservation groups today, and allowed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to proceed with a plan that effectively exempts eight coal-fired power plants in Wyoming , Utah and New Mexico from federal requirements to reduce emissions of haze-causing sulfur dioxide (SO2) that pollutes national parks and wilderness areas.

SunEdison Awarded 17.7 Megawatts (MW) Of Distributed Solar Projects In California

Solar | Oct 22 - PR Newswire
SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading solar developer and technology provider, has been awarded 17.7 MW DC of distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects through the Regional Renewable Energy Procurement Project (R-REP) led by the County of Alameda.

PIRA Energy Group's Weekly Natural Gas, Power and Coal Market Recap for the Week Ending October 19th, 2014

Risk & Operations | Oct 22 - PR Web
NYC-based PIRA Energy Group believes that demand for spot volumes remains tepid amid growing supplies.

GE Gas Engines to Power Phoenix Energy's California Bioenergy Projects

Fossil & Biomass | Oct 22 - Targeted News Service
General Electric issued the following news release:

GE's Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE), Western Energy Systems and San Francisco, California -based Phoenix Energy today announced they have signed an agreement for GE to supply an undetermined number of ecomagination qualified Jenbacher gas engines to power a series of bioenergy plants that Phoenix Energy plans to build around the Golden State.

Free training for firms to work with power station

International | Oct 21 - Forexpros
Businesses who want to be part of the Hinkley Point C power station project are being offered free training courses. European Union regulators have given approval to the construction of the nuclear power plant on the Somerset coast, at a cost of £16 billion.

New power industry alliances

International | Oct 21 - Forexpros
The comprehensive alliance struck recently between Tokyo Electric Power Co. and Chubu Electric Power Co. in their thermal power generation business raises expectations of a further shakeup in the power industry — likely involving companies from other sectors — ahead of the full liberalization of the retail sale of electricity in 2016.

Spain's Gamesa delivers wind farm to Grupo Mexico

International | Oct 21 - EFE Ingles
Spanish-based multinational Gamesa has sold to mining giant Grupo Mexico a 74 MW wind park in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.Gamesa designed and built the wind farm and said in a statement that the company will operate and maintain the turbines and facilities for the next five years.

Alstom to strengthen Scottish grid with sub synchronous oscillation monitoring

International | Oct 22 - ENP Newswire
Alstom Grid has been awarded a contract by ScottishPower Energy Networks, the transmission and distribution network operator in Central and Southern Scotland, to strengthen Scottish grid with the provision of sub-synchronous oscillation monitoring and detection capabilities.

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