Business & Corporate
| Aug 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Joshua Kellogg The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M.
More than 6,200 Farmington Electric Utility System customers were without power for nearly two hours Monday after a crossarm supporting a transmission line broke, shutting down three distribution substations, a utility official said.
Staff for Maine's utility regulatory commission have recommended against allowing Emera to build a new $15.4 million power line from Monticello to New Brunswick to expand capacity of the regional power grid.
Genesis Energy still plans to close the remaining 500 megawatts of ageing gas and coal-fired electricity generation capacity at its Huntly power station in 2018, despite last week’s decision by Contact Energy to close its 400MW Otahuhu-B gas-fired power station next month.
The fight over an aging coal-fired power plant in the Finger Lakes reached the Capitol on Monday, with opponents urging the state Public Service Commission to reject a plan by the plant's owners to collect more than $250 million from customers during the next decade to pay for converting and operating the plant to also burn natural gas.