Beijing closes coal-fired power plant to cut pollution

International | BEIJING, Jul 23, 2014 -- Xinhua
Beijing closed a large coal-fired power plant on Wednesday, replacing it with a gas-fired one to cut pollution.

NERC Contemplates Reversal of Fixed Charge Policy

International | Jul 23, 2014 -- Leadership/All Africa Global Media
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), said it might reverse the order on non-payment of N750 monthly fixed charge by electricity consumers in areas without power supply.

Australian renewables compete in carbon tax vacuum

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | SYDNEY, Jul 23, 2014 -- Xinhua
It has been a historic month for Australian -- and international -- carbon cap policy, with Australia becoming the first nation on the planet to can its controversial carbon tax.

After a cool spell, AC market heats up

International | Jul 23 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Shrutika Verma Mint, New Delhi
The air conditioner (AC) market is experiencing its best summer since 2011 with most consumer durable companies reporting an average growth of 20-30% in AC sales the first quarter. The market was stagnant for the last three years, the companies said.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission names new inspector to team at Plant Vogtle site

Nuclear | Jul 23 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Meg Mirshak The Augusta Chronicle, Ga.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has named a fourth inspector for the Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 construction site.

Discos Kick As NERC Opens Hearing On Electricity Fixed Charge

International | Jul 23, 2014 -- Daily Independent/All Africa Global Media
Electricity distribution companies (Discos) on Tuesday kicked against the new rule by Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) that exempted customers from paying the fixed charge element of electricity tariff in any month where there are 15 consecutive days of non supply.

Ekedc to Generate 1000mw Via Embedded Power Project

International | Jul 23, 2014 -- Daily Independent/All Africa Global Media
Eko Electricity Distribution Company of Nigeria Plc has concluded plans to generate over 1000mw of electricity through embedded power generation model by 2019 , Mr Brent Hampton, vice president, Project Services of the power distribution firm, has said.

Experts Urge NERC to Monitor Discos' Embedded Power Supply Initiative

International | Jul 23, 2014 -- Daily Independent/All Africa Global Media
Experts in the power sector on Tuesday urged the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to monitor distribution companies' (DISCOs) embedded power supply initiative.

Coal association: Grimes' new ad incorrectly blames McConnell for mining job losses

Fossil & Biomass | Jul 23 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Sam Youngman Lexington Herald-Leader
Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes' latest campaign ad attacks U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over lost coal jobs in Kentucky -- a connection that the Kentucky Coal Association quickly labeled as unfair and inaccurate.

Georgian Energy Ministry announces tender for constructing HPPs

International | Jul 23 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Nana Kirtzkhalia Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan
Georgian Energy Ministry has announced a tender for conducting the feasibility study, construction, ownership and operating of three hydropower plants (HPP) on the Natanebi River in Georgia's Guria region.

Opening Day Keynotes Announced for 2014 Utility Analytics Week

Annoucement | Aurora, Colo. - July 22, 2014
Opening Day Kenotes Announced for Energy Central's 3rd Annual Utility Analytics Week. The largest group of utility analytics professionals will gather October 22-24, 2014, in Newport Beach, CA, to provide answers from utilities at the forefront of the analytics movement.

Athens biomass plant clears financing hurdle

Fossil & Biomass | Jul 22 - Morning Sentinel (Waterville, ME)
A $30 million biomass plant proposed for Athens has won certification from a state financing agency for $12 million in state tax credits, a step forward for a project that could mean saving or creating about 200 jobs to town, boosting the local tax base and providing a boon to local businesses.

Changing the Face of the Power Sector

International | Jul 22 - New African
Nigeria's Power Sector is witnessing an impressive improvement in infrastructure, writes Ejiro Barrett. Nigeria's Power sector now has a reform-friendly face.

Massive solar power station coming up in Guntur district

Solar | Jul 22 - Times of India
Is this an end to Andhra Pradesh's power woes? The new state's capital will get seamless supply of electricity, thanks to a massive solar power station that is coming up in Guntur district.

Dominion North Carolina Power Dedicates MicroGrid Research Project

Risk & Operations | Jul 22 - PR Newswire
Dominion North Carolina Power's Kitty Hawk regional office soon will become the first company facility to generate its own on-site renewable energy to meet some of its electrical needs.



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