Loebsack praises Van Kooten Farms' use of solar energy

Solar | Apr 15 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Ty Rushing Newton Daily News, Iowa
On Saturday, Rep. Dave Loebsack visited Van Kooten Farms outside of Kellogg to marvel at its two sections of solar panels arrays. Combined, the panels are the largest privately owned solar panel array in Iowa.

PG&E Pays $302 million to California Cities and Counties

Business & Corporate | SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) paid property taxes and franchise fees of more than $302 million this spring to the 49 counties and 243 cities in which it provides service to 15 million Californians.

Atlantic Power Corporation Announces April 2014 Common Share Dividend

Business & Corporate | BOSTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire
Atlantic Power Corporation (TSX: ATP) (NYSE: AT) (the "Company" or "Atlantic Power") today announced its distribution for the month of April 2014. A dividend of Cdn$0.03333 per common share will be payable on May 30, 2014 to holders of record at the close of business on April 30, 2014.

Siemens receives major order for BorWin3 North Sea grid connection from TenneT

Annoucement | Erlangen, Germany, April 15, 2014 (News Release)
Siemens receives an order from TenneT for an offshore wind farm grid connection in the North Sea. In a consortium with Petrofac Siemens will supply the complete technology for efficient direct-current transmission for the BorWin3 grid connection as the consortium leader.

ScottMadden to Release Preliminary Renewable Energy Benchmark Report at SEPA's Utility Solar Conference

Annoucement | ATLANTA, GA - April 15, 2014 (News Release)
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, recently partnered with the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) to conduct a multi-client benchmarking study on renewable energy organizational structure within North American electric utilities.

ABB develops an exciting substation design software for customers

Annoucement | Chicago, IEEE PES, April 15, 2014 (News Release)
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announces the release of Substation Explorer, a brand new tool that allows customers to enter known parameters for their high voltage systems into a program which outputs multiple conceptual layouts and suggests the most suitable solution for the application.

ITC Holdings Outlines New Five-Year Plan, Announces Share Repurchase Program

Business & Corporate | NOVI, Mich., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire
ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) today announced its new five-year capital investment plan of approximately $4.5 billion for the period 2014 through 2018, as a part of a comprehensive strategic update.

MISO Clears Second Annual Capacity Auction

Business & Corporate | CARMEL, IN, Apr 15, 2014 -- Marketwired
MISO successfully completed its second annual Planning Resource Auction under its enhanced Resource Adequacy construct this week.

LM Wind Power reports lower revenues in 2013

Business & Corporate | Apr 15 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - John Hageman Grand Forks Herald
A wind-turbine blade maker with a factory in Grand Forks reported decreased revenues in its 2013 financial report released Friday.

GE Names Three to Leadership Positions

Business & Corporate | FAIRFIELD, Conn., Apr 15, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
GE [NYSE:GE] Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt announced today the appointment of Dan Janki to lead GE's Treasury operations, succeeding Kathy Cassidy, who is retiring later this year after 35 years of service to GE.

SoCal Edison to lay off hundreds in effort to streamline management

Business & Corporate | Apr 15 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Marc Lifsher Los Angeles Times
Southern California Edison Co. plans to lay off hundreds of employees as part of a management streamlining and outsourcing of some functions such as information technology.

Energy Efficient Solar Panels to Power Kreider Farms' Chicken Houses

Solar | MANHEIM, Pa., Apr 15, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Committed to establishing earth-friendly farm practices for future generations, Lancaster County's Kreider Farms is launching a solar power project that will increase energy efficiency for its four Manheim chicken houses, which are the most state-of-the-art egg processing facilities available in the United States.

Uranium Energy Corp Reaches Production Permitting Stage with Third ISR Project in South Texas

Nuclear | CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire
Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE MKT: UEC, the "Company") is pleased to announce the filing of a Mine Permit Application and Aquifer Exemption Application for its Burke Hollow ISR Project in Bee County Texas. The applications were filed on April 11, 2014 with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (the "TCEQ").

PGE to take bigger stake in Boardman coal plant; strikes deal to keep buying hydropower from Tribes

Fossil & Biomass | Apr 14 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Ted Sickinger The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.
Portland General Electric plans to increase its ownership stake in the Boardman coal plant, which is slated for shutdown or a possible conversion to run on biomass in 2020.

Utilities Warned To Prepare For Increasing Cyberattacks

Communications & Security | Apr 15 - Brian Dowling The Hartford Courant
Many utilities that Connecticut residents rely on for electricity, natural gas and water have been compromised or penetrated by cyberattacks, according to a report released Monday outlining steps to further protect the state.


ABB introduces Micropole distribution transformer to US market

Chicago, IEEE PES, April 17, 2014 (News Release)

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