South Korean Firms Willing to Invest in Iran Power Plant Industry

Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Alireza Daemi announced that South Korean companies have shown much interest in investing in Iran's power plants. "South Korea's energy companies are very keen to invest in Iran's hydro and thermal power plants," Daemi said. He underlined that South Korea is Iran's important trade partner, and said, "Iran and South Korea are enjoying close ...

Potential Allen County wind energy transmission lines spark debate

Grid Operations | By Craig Kelly, The Lima News, Ohio
Wind turbines are becoming an increasingly common part of America's landscape as companies seek to take advantage of a free energy source to help offset the nation's dependence on finite fossil fuels for energy. However, this technology is often met with resistance amid concerns over potential health effects and depreciating property values. This debate is heating up ...

B.G. council to reconsider solar project

Solar |
City-owned farmland northeast of Bowling Green soon could convert to a solar panel field and power station. About half of a 317-acre site at Carter and Newton roads would host a 20-megawatt solar field, if approved by city council. The project has been on council's agenda for about a year as it went through changes, but the city's board of public utilities approved ...

FPL seeks to charge customers $22 million more for nuclear reactors

Nuclear | By Susan Salisbury, The Palm Beach Post, Fla.
Florida Power & Light Co.'s quest to receive a federal license to build two new nuclear reactors at its Turkey Point Power Plant has experienced yet another delay, but the company wants to charge another $22 million in pre-licensing costs to customers in 2017 -- a decade before the the reactors could be built. FPL spokesman Peter Robbins said Thursday the company is not releasing its ...

Spink County residents express concerns about borehole drilling proposal

Representatives from groups hoping to start a borehole drilling project in Spink County were met with opposition this week from residents who are unwilling to give the green light to the project without a guarantee that no nuclear waste would ever stored in the county. The proposal would drill into the ground for research, including whether it would be feasible to store ...

Iran Ready to Cooperate with Other Countries in Nuclear Field

Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi announced that the country is now capable of helping the world's advanced states to build more nuclear power plants. "Besides Bushehr nuclear power plant and two other plants being constructed in Iran, four others will be built by 2020," Kamalvandi said on Friday. Kamalvandi announced that the country ...

The park through the trees

Grid Operations | By George Brennan, Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass.
Just in time to celebrate Arbor Day today, electric utility officials, the Sandwich Department of Public Works and landscapers on Thursday planted 13 trees across the street from Town Hall. The planting occurred in the same location where town officials this week gave the go-ahead to improvements at a small park known until now as much for its utility as its aesthetic ...

Solar garden to spring up in Eau Claire

Solar |
An array of solar panels will sit atop property that once was a landfill on Eau Claire's southwest side after Xcel Energy officials announced Thursday the company is moving forward with development of what would be the state's largest community solar garden program. As part of Solar Connect Community, Xcel will buy the electricity produced by two 1-megawatt solar gardens. One will be ...

OCC approves $500 million investment in aging Sooner Power Plant

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has found a plan by OG&E to invest $500 million in scrubbers at a coal fire plant "reasonable," according to a release issued by the agency Thursday. The item was approved in a 3-0 vote. OG&E had already invested around $95 million to install dry scrubbers on both coal-fired generating units at the Sooner Power Plant in order to meet the ...

AEPs Akins says struggling Ohio power plants may be sold

Frustrated by a federal order blocking millions of dollars in subsidies for some struggling Ohio power plants, American Electric Power Co. Inc.'s chief executive said the company will swiftly pursue alternatives. Among them: lobbying for re-regulation of Ohio's electric market. The response from CEO Nick Akins came just hours after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected ...

Experts advocate other energy sources to boost electricity

As part of efforts to ensure stable supply of power in the country, experts in the energy sector have called upon relevant stakeholders to make investments in the use of biofuels from biomass to meet the nations energy needs. This call was made yesterday by Engineer Solomon Husseini at a workshop on Renewable Energy: Panacea for Nigerias Energy Challenges organised by the College of Natural ...

Glitch to blame for thousands of overnight calls to Shasta Lake utility customers

A glitch in Shasta Lake's electric utility system shocked many of its customers after it automatically called them with disconnection notices early Friday morning.

Partial sale to FPL would still have multimillion-dollar impact on Vero Beach electric customers

Business & Corporate | By Colleen Wixon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, Stuart, Fla.
Losing the Indian River Shores customers still would have a multimillion-dollar impact on remaining Vero Beach electric customers -- even after costs such as buying power in bulk -- are taken out of the calculations, Vero Beach electric officials said this week. A new report shows that selling the Indian River Shores portion of the system to Florida Power & Light Co. ...

World bank approves US$30 million loan for power sector financial recovery program-for-results for Armenia

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved April 27 a US$30 million loan for the Power Sector Financial Recovery Program-for-Results (PforR) for Armenia. This Project will support the Governments efforts to maintain adequate and reliable electricity supply by improving the financial condition and governance of the state-owned power generation companies and the private power ...

Wyoming invests in carbon research center in moon shot bid to save coal

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead (R) and other state and utility officials this week broke ground on a new carbon research center that will study capturing carbon emissions from coal facilities and turn them into a product which can be sold. The Casper Star Tribune reports the $21 million center will be built next to Basin Electric Power Cooperatives Dry Fork Station. The center will host a $10 million ...

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