High voltage line could bring money, but harm ecosystem

Grid Operations | Aug 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Brett Sholtis York Daily Record, Pa.
PPL Corporation, an energy and utility holding company, recently announced a proposal to run high voltage power lines from Western PA into New York, New Jersey and Maryland.

Solar power starts to make sense for business as prices fall

Solar | Aug 25 - Dan Voorhis The Wichita Eagle
The sun seems to finally be shining on solar power. After decades of being little more than an optimistic dream, solar power is finally getting close in price to other energy sources, say installers.

New SEC plants to ramp up Riyadh's electricity capacity

International | Aug 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Arab News, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) plans to bring online more than 4,750 MW of natural gas-fired generating capacity in Riyadh between 2015 and 2017.

Prairie Plant Systems Finalizes Purchase of Power Plant and Refinery in White Pine, Michigan

Business & Corporate | SASKATOON, SK , Aug 25, 2014 -- Marketwired
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. (PPS) announced today it has completed its purchase of Traxys Power Group Inc. (TPG), which will be renamed P.M. Power Group Inc., owner of the following assets in White Pine, Michigan:

Calpine to Acquire Fore River Generating Station in New England

Business & Corporate | HOUSTON, Aug 25, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) today announced that it has agreed to purchase a nominal 809 megawatt, combined-cycle power plant and related plant inventory from Exelon Corporation for $530 million, or approximately $655 per kilowatt, subject to working capital adjustments.

Finavera Wind Energy to Acquire Solar Alliance of America

Business & Corporate | VANCOUVER, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire
Finavera Wind Energy Inc. ('Finavera Wind Energy', 'Finavera' or the 'Company') (TSX-V: FVR) is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement on August 22nd, 2014 to acquire 100% of the equity of Solar Alliance of America, Inc., a corporation under the laws of California ('Solar Alliance'), in a transaction valued at $6 million USD.

Huge solar grid will keep beer cold in St. Petersburg

Solar | Aug 54 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Josh Boatwright Tampa Tribune, Fla.
Keeping a 246,000-square-foot warehouse full of beer icy cold can rack up a monstrous power bill.

Grand Rapids' solar-powered nightlife

Solar | Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI August 25, 2014 -- The Lanthorn, provided by UWIRE, a division of Uloop via Comtex
One of Grand Rapids' many music venues, The Pyramid Scheme, joined the green initiative by installing rooftop solar panels to power their facility.

State board to review Buckeye wind farm certificate today

Wind | Aug 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Matt Sanctis Dayton Daily News, Ohio
The Ohio Power Siting Board will decide today whether to extend the certificate for the first phase of the Buckeye Wind Project.

Huge solar farm proposed near Silicon Valley wins power contract, but loses major investor

Solar | Aug 25 - Paul Rogers San Jose Mercury News
A proposal to build one of the world's largest solar farms in a rural area south of Silicon Valley has cleared one of its final hurdles after five years of planning and environmental debate.

PLN and Rajamandala to construct 47MW hydro-power plant in Indonesia

International | Aug 25 - Global Data Point
PLN president director Nur Pramudji said that the 47MW power facility is estimated to be funded through loans from Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and Mizhuo Bank Tokyo.

ABB to present breakthrough power technologies at Cigre event in Paris

Annoucement | Zurich, Switzerland, August 25, 2014 (News Release)
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will present some of its leading-edge power technologies at the Cigre conference in Paris from August 25- 29, 2014.

ScottMadden Releases Summer 2014 Energy Industry Update

Annoucement | August 25, 2014 - Atlanta, GA (News Release)
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, recently released The Energy Industry Update.

Peru could be home to new solar farm

Solar | Aug 24 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Carson Gerber Kokomo Tribune, Ind.
An Indiana power company wants to build a new solar farm somewhere in the state, and Miami County officials say they want it to be built in Peru.

Electric co-op estimates $1 million in electricity stolen each by pot growers

Business & Corporate | Aug 23 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Jay Meisel Highlands Today, Sebring, Fla.
These days you won't find a marijuana production surcharge on Glades Electric Cooperative bills.

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