Power situation soon critical, Petilla warns

International | Mar 03 - Manila Times (Phillipines)
Warning that the power supply in Luzon and Visayas will be critical starting on March 15, the Department of Energy (DOE) has called on the Senate and House of Representatives to immediately harmonize contentious provisions of their respective versions of the proposed joint resolution giving emergency powers to President Benigno Aquino 3rd that will allow him to address an expected …

Samuel L. Belcher Elected President and Chief Nuclear Officer of FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company

Business & Corporate | Mar 03 - PR Newswire
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), today announced that Samuel L. Belcher, currently senior vice president and chief operating officer of FENOC, has been elected as its president and chief nuclear officer.

FERC affirms revocation of hydropower license for failure to build fish passage

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Mar 03 - YellowBrix
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected a request for rehearing and affirmed its revocation of the hydropower license of the 687-kW East Juliette hydroelectric project due to the licensee's failure over 12 years to construct required fish passage.

Mead & Hunt receives award for work on Mahoning Creek hydro development

Hydro | Mar 03 - Forexpros
Mead & Hunt has received a 2015 Engineering Excellence State Finalist Award from ACEC Wisconsin for its work on the 6-MW Mahoning Creek Hydroelectric Project.

Fitch: Will Coal Cash In on Distressed Bond Prices?

Business & Corporate | Mar 03 - Business Wire
Some coal producers are reluctant to sacrifice liquidity to tender for distressed securities, Fitch Ratings says, even as several entities face eventual restructuring should a market recovery remain elusive.

Aclara Names New Chief Financial Officer

Annoucement | March 3, 2015 (News Release)
Kurt Bruenning has joined Aclara Technologies LLC as the chief financial officer, senior vice president of finance, accounting, information technology and legal functions.

ABB takes transformer intelligence to the next level with innovative service solution

Annoucement | Houston, Texas, March 3, 2015 (News Release)
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today launched Transformer Intelligence, its innovative sensor based monitoring solution for transformer assets, at its US Automation and Power World event in Houston, Texas.

1QC Launches 2015 Advanced Metering Benchmarking Study

Annoucement | March 3, 2015 (News Release)
First Quartile Consulting (1QC) kicks off a brand new benchmarking study for 2015. Utilities have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the Advanced Metering study and shape its focus for the coming years.

Intercontinental Exchange announces management changes

Business & Corporate | Mar 03, 2015 -- MarketLine
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., or ICE, has appointed Chris Rhodes as head of interest rates and Gordon Bennett as managing director for utility markets, both at ICE Futures Europe.

Avista reports higher Q4 net income, provides guidance for 2015

Business & Corporate | Mar 03, 2015 -- MarketLine
Avista Corporation has reported that net income attributable to shareholders for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014 was $32.22 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, compared to $31.67 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, for the same quarter ended December 31, 2013.

REC Group and Sunrun expand supply agreement

International | Mar 03, 2015 -- MarketLine
REC Group, a provider of solar energy solutions, and Sunrun, a solar company in the US, have expanded their supply agreement signed in August 2014.

EDF Energies enters Brazilian renewable energy market

International | Mar 03, 2015 -- MarketLine
EDF Energies Nouvelles, a renewable energy Group, has entered the Brazilian renewable energy market by setting up EDF EN do Brasil, a subsidiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

RWE and MIRA agree to expand partnership

International | Mar 03, 2015 -- MarketLine
RWE AG, a supplier of electricity, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, or MIRA, have agreed to expand their partnership in the operation of natural gas distribution networks in the Czech Republic.

HyperSolar Comments on Planned "Hydrogen Highway" in California

Distributed & Cogeneration | (The Associated Press) - Mar 3
HyperSolar, Inc. (OTCQB: HYSR), the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and water, commented today on the recent announcement from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to invest $20 million in pursuit of its plan to build enough stations to allow a driver of a hydrogen car to travel with ease around the entire state of California.

Athonet and 3 Italy implement 4G-LTE network for Enel's Federico II plant

International | Mar 03, 2015 -- MarketLine
Athonet Smartgrid, part of Enel's startup incubation program, and 3 Italy, a mobile operator part of the Hutchison Whampoa Group, have implemented a 4G-LTE network for Enel's Federico II power plant in Brindisi.

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