EDF Renewable Energy acquires OwnEnergy

Business & Corporate | Aug 26, 2015 -- MarketLine Financial Deals Tracker
EDF Renewable Energy, Inc., a developer and operator of renewable energy projects, has acquired OwnEnergy, Inc., a developer of mid-sized wind power projects. Both the companies are based in the US.

Moratorium on solar panels adopted

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Susan Meeker Glenn County Transcript, Calif.
The Glenn County Board of Supervisors last week adopted a six-month moratorium on issuing conditional use permits for solar generating plants on land zoned exclusively for agriculture.

City OK's solar energy policy

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Rochelle Moore The Wilson Daily Times, N.C.
The Wilson City Council approved a renewable energy policy that was tabled in February pending the $1.2 billion sale of electric generation assets to Duke Energy Progress.

VEA and Bombard Electric Announce 15-Megawatt Solar Energy Project in Pahrump, Nevada

Solar | Aug 26 - Pan African News Agency
Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a nonprofit, member-owned electric cooperative, announced detailed information about the plan to begin construction this year on a 15-megawatt solar energy generation project in Pahrump, Nevada.

PSEG Solar Source acquires 25.4MW California plant from Hanergy

Business & Corporate | Aug 26 - Investing.com
PSEG Solar Source has acquired the 25.4MW Columbia Solar Project from Hanergy America Solar Solutions.

E.ON bets on US for bold solar push

Solar | Aug 26 - Pan African News Agency
The German utility is eyeing expansion into the growing solar space of the U.S. as it pursues investment and development opportunities in PV.

485 MW Blythe Mesa PV plant step closer to reality

Solar | Aug 26 - Pan African News Agency
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has approved the 485 MW Blythe Mesa Solar project in California.

FirstEnergy announces executive promotions

Business & Corporate | Aug 26, 2015 -- MarketLine
FirstEnergy Corp., a public utility holding company, has named James Lash as executive vice president of the company and president of FirstEnergy Generation and James Pearson, currently senior vice president and CFO, as executive vice president and CFO of the company, effective September 7, 2015.

CEC and Black Hills partner to bring roofless solar facility to Pueblo

Solar | Aug 26, 2015 -- MarketLine
Clean Energy Collective, or CEC, a solar provider, and Black Hills Energy, an electric utility, have announced plans to bring a roofless community solar facility to Pueblo, Colorado and the surrounding area.

Blade-signing event heralds wind farm near Hettinger

Wind | Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Andrew Wernette The Dickinson Press, N.D.
More than 100 people turned out to a public blade signing that officially introduced the community to Allete Clean Energy, a company developing a 43-turbine wind farm outside of Hettinger.

Lawyer wants Fayette wind turbines shut down

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Liz Zemba Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa.
A Uniontown attorney wants Fayette County to order the shutdown of about two dozen wind turbines, but a spokesman with the Oregon company that owns them says there are no grounds to force a stoppage.

Officials celebrate lease extension at power plant

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | FRUITLAND Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - James Fenton The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M.
Government and Arizona Public Service Co. officials gathered under a tent in a parking lot at the Four Corners Power Plant on Tuesday to celebrate the future of the facility.

Marana storm downs 30 poles, traps 11 in vehicles

Business & Corporate | Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Carmen Duarte The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson
A thunderstorm Tuesday toppled 30 utility poles in Marana, trapping motorists under some of the downed power lines for about two hours.

Iowa Utilities Board approves MidAmerican Energy Company's Wind X project with modification

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 26 - Global Data Point
On April 30, 2015, MidAmerican filed with Board a request for advance ratemaking principles and asked for expedited review. Board ratemaking principles proceedings are conducted pursuant to Iowa Code § 476.53 (2015).

WAPA Issues Notice on Decision for Upper Great Plains Wind Energy EIS

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | WASHINGTON Aug 26 - Targeted News Service
The Department of Energy published the following notice in the Federal Register from the Western Area Power Administration: Record of Decision for Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

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