Fitch Publishes Utilities, Power, and Gas Monthly Rating Report

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK, Apr 14, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Fitch Ratings has published the North American Utilities, Power, and Gas (UPG) Group's monthly summary rating report for March 2014.

Duke Energy selects five N.C. properties for potential industrial development

Business & Corporate | CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire
Duke Energy has selected five North Carolina properties for participation in its 2014 Site Readiness Program to prepare the properties for potential industrial development.

First Wind to Sell Power from planned Solar Project to Hawaiian Electric

Solar | Apr 14 - Business Wire
First Wind, an independent renewable energy company that operates four wind projects in Hawai‘i, and Hawaiian Electric Company today announced that a request has been filed with the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission.

Priority Power Management Procures Nearly 1 Billion kWh for Clients in Sharyland Utilities Service Territory

Business & Corporate | MIDLAND, Texas & ARLINGTON, Texas, Apr 14, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Priority Power Management, LLC ("PPM"), a Texas-based leading independent energy management and consulting services firm, announced today - on the deadline date for Sharyland Utilities to accept new transactions for moving customers to competitive retail electricity providers - that it has negotiated contracts for, and procured, nearly 1 billion kilowatt hours of retail electricity supply for its clients in the Sharyland Utilities service territory.

Electric car chargers get cold shoulder from public

Electric Vehicles | Apr 14 - Amanda Seitz Dayton Daily News, Ohio
Taxpayers have helped cover costs for electric car chargers installed at parking lots and garages around the state, but most chargers in southwest Ohio are used only a handful of times every month.

US Nuclear Power Plants Posted Strong Performance in 2013

Nuclear | WASHINGTON, April 14, Apr 14, 2014 -- GLOBE NEWSWIRE
U.S. nuclear energy facilities continued operating at high levels of safety and reliability in 2013, according to data monitored by the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO).

AEP plans upgrades in Fayette area

Grid Operations | Apr 14 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Cody Neff The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va.
Appalachian Power has announced a project to improve the electric transmission system in and around Fayette County.

Third order within a year from Bangladesh for power plant components

Annoucement | April 14, 2014 (News Release)
Siemens Energy received its third order within a year from Bangladesh for the delivery of power plant components and spare parts.

Green Charge Networks Helps California City Achieve Sustainability Goals Through Intelligent Energy Storage

Energy Storage | SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire
Green Charge Networks, the intelligent energy storage leader, signed a Power Efficiency Agreement with Redwood City to install the GreenStation(TM) at two facilities.

CMS Energy's Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend on Common Stock

Business & Corporate | JACKSON, Mich., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire
The Board of Directors of CMS Energy has declared a quarterly dividend on the company's common stock.

Over 1,500 households benefit from solar panel initiative

International | Apr 14 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Mohammad Ghazal Jordan Times, Amman
More than 1,500 households across the Kingdom have installed solar panels to heat water as part of a nationwide project to encourage citizens to reduce energy consumption, according to the Jordan River Foundation (JRF).

Turkey intends to privatize its coal fields

International | Apr 14 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Rufiz Hafizoglu Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan
Turkey intends to privatize most of its coal fields, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Taner Yildiz said, Turkish TRT Haber TV channel reported on April 14.

B&W Announces Restructuring of Small Modular Reactor Program

Nuclear | CHARLOTTE, N.C., Apr 14, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE:BWC) is announcing plans to restructure its mPower Small Modular Reactor program to focus on technology development.

Turlock Irrigation District might lower rate for plug-in cars

Electric Vehicles | Apr 14 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - John Holland The Modesto Bee
Owners of plug-in electric cars could get a break on power rates from the Turlock Irrigation District -- if they charge them at home during certain hours.

U.S. Geothermal Acquires Development Rights to Vale Butte Geothermal Resource Area

Business & Corporate | BOISE, IDAHO, Apr 14, 2014 -- Marketwired
U.S. Geothermal Inc. (TSX: GTH)(NYSE MKT: HTM) (the "Company"), a leading renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, announced today that it has acquired geothermal property for evaluation of a new project at Vale, Oregon.

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