E.ON shuts Grafenrheinfeld nuclear power plant due to outage

International | Sep 16 - Global Data Point
The outage at the plant is expected to continue till September 16, 2014.

Firm eyes solar farm

Solar | Sep 16 - Times Union (Albany, NY)
A San Diego company wants to build an 18-acre solar farm in Selkirk with more than 12,000 solar panels on land owned by the town of Bethlehem.

SunEdison And TerraForm Power Announce Interconnection Of 50 Megawatts DC Of Utility-Scale Solar Projects In United Kingdom

International | LONDON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire
SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, and TerraForm Power, Inc. (NASDAQ: TERP), a global renewable energy company, today announced the interconnection of two large-scale solar projects totalling 50 megawatts (MW) DC in the UK.

NRC investigating Millstone Unit 3

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 15 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Judy Benson The Day, New London, Conn.
A team of special inspectors from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission today began investigating recurring problems with a backup cooling water pump for Unit 3 at the Millstone Power Station.

Fitch Maintains Negative Watch on Puerto Rico Electric Power Auth's Rev Bonds

International | NEW YORK, Sep 15, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Fitch Ratings maintains the Rating Watch Negative on $8.7 billion of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) power revenue bonds. The bonds are rated 'CC'.

Fitch Affirms Arkansas Electric Cooperative at 'A+'/F1'; Outlook Revised to Positive

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK, Sep 15, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation's (AECC) implied senior secured obligations at 'A+'. Fitch also affirms AECC's 'F1' rating on its $250 million commercial paper (CP) program.

Fitch Affirms Pend Oreille PUD, WA's Revenue Bonds at 'A-'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | SAN FRANCISCO, Sep 15, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Fitch Ratings affirms its 'A-' rating on the following bonds issued by the Pend Oreille Public Utility District No. 1 (Pend Oreille or the District).

Energix completes Golan wind project purchase

International | Sep 15 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Aviv Lavi Globes, Tel Aviv, Israel
Green energy company Energix Renewable Energies Ltd. (TASE: ENRG) is seeking to expand in the field of wind energy, and today announced the completion of an investment and acquisition of control deal in a 155 megawatt capacity wind farm project in the Golan Heights.

Bill Sansom says making TVA more responsive, fiscally sound his biggest challenges

Business & Corporate | Sep 14 - Ed Marcum The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn.
The Kingston ash spill and Watts Bar Nuclear Plant cost overruns drew a lot of attention during his years as TVA chairman, but Bill Sansom said the underlying challenges were making the federal utility more responsive to customers and more fiscally sound.

New Projects Expand REC Solar's Hawaii Footprint to 27 MW

Solar | SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Sep 15, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
REC Solar, a national leader in commercial solar system design and installation, today announced growing momentum across the state of Hawaii, with the completion of six solar energy systems for Hawaii's historic Dole Plantation and W.M. Keck Observatory.

ScottMadden to Partner with SEPA for Fact-Finding Mission

Annoucement | September 15, 2014 (News Release)
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, is proud to join the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) to lead a group of approximately 25 U.S. energy industry executives to the bellwether energy market of Germany to exchange information with electricity and solar market leaders who are adapting to change in this dynamic and controversial environment.

ComEd Reveals Top Finalists in Student Innovation Contest

Business & Corporate | CHICAGO, Sep 15, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Today ComEd announced the five finalists in its Student Innovation Contest, challenging college students to envision products, services or software apps that leverage smart meter technology to help low-income customers better manage their electricity use and save money.

Study says black lung at historically high levels

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Sep 15 - Dave Boucher Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va.
Coal miners in West Virginia and other parts of Appalachia are suffering from black lung at some of the highest rates in decades, according to new information released by federal health officials.

48MW Solar Farm in Duke Energy Territory Receives Request for Proposal (RFP) PPA

Solar | ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sep 15, 2014 -- GLOBE NEWSWIRE
via PRWEB - IS 41 was one of the Duke Energy's qualifying RFP projects and after months of negotiations the purchase power agreement (PPA) was executed by ISS representatives just this week.

Iberdrola USA to Convert Vehicle Fleet to Alternative Fuel

Electric Vehicles | NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire
Iberdrola USA recently signed a commitment agreement with the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) to spend at least five percent of its annual fleet acquisition budget on plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and equipment.

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