NRC issues 'white' finding on Millstone

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 28 - Day, The (New London, CT)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has notified officials at the Millstone Power Station about a preliminary finding of a safety violation involving Unit 3's turbine-driving auxiliary feedwater pump.

New wind farm eyed for Livingston County

Wind | Aug 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Kevin Barlow The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill.
Officials in Livingston County will consider a wind farm proposal that could add 136 turbines over 30,000 acres of farmland in the southeastern portion of the county.

FPL statement on Florida Supreme Court's affirmation of 2012 rate settlement

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | JUNO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) President and CEO Eric Silagy issued the following statement today regarding the Florida Supreme Court's affirmation of the Florida Public Service Commission's approval of FPL's 2012 base rate settlement agreement:

ScottMadden Experts Host Complimentary Webcast Based on Summer 2014 Energy Industry Update

Annoucement | August 28, 2014 - Atlanta, GA (News Release)
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, recently joined forces with Energy Central to present an interactive webinar, "State of the Energy Industry: A Mid-Year Review."

Fitch Affirms Ratings of Public Service Enterprise Group and Subs; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK, Aug 28, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'BBB+' long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) on Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PEG) and its competitive generation subsidiary PSEG Power LLC (Power).

Duke Energy to retire coal operations at its W.C. Beckjord Station

Fossil & Biomass | CINCINNATI, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire
Duke Energy today announced it will retire the remaining coal-fired units, 5 and 6, at its W.C. Beckjord Station in New Richmond, Ohio, effective Sept. 1.

FuelCell Energy's Cost Effective and Efficient Carbon Capture Progresses Under U.S. Department of Energy Program

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | DANBURY, Conn., Aug 28, 2014 -- GLOBE NEWSWIRE
FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:FCEL), a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, announced the progression into stage three of a carbon capture development project supported by a previously announced award from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy's Carbon Capture Program (DOE), and implemented by the National Energy Technology Laboratory.

City to discuss impacts of coal trains through Whitefish

Fossil & Biomass | Aug 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Matt Baldwin Whitefish Pilot, Mont.
Whitefish is considering whether it wants to be included in public hearings concerning coal exports from the Powder River Basin of Eastern Montana.

Blumenthal, public slam CL&P for rate-hike request

Business & Corporate | Aug 28 - New Haven Register (CT)
Politicians and ratepayers alike blasted a proposed rate increase by Connecticut Light and Power during a hearing Wednesday night before the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.

TVA revenues declining

Business & Corporate | Aug 28 - Briana Harris The Decatur Daily, Ala.
Tennessee Valley Authority revenue from power sales has decreased each of the past three years, causing a ripple effect for local governments that look to TVA to provide consistent in-lieu-of-tax funding.

SPI Solar Subsidiary Announces EPC Agreement for 30 Megawatt Photovoltaic (PV) Project in Ningxia, China

International | ROSEVILLE, Calif., Aug 28, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
SPI Solar ("SPI") (SOPW:OTCBB), a vertically-integrated photovoltaic solar developer, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Xinyu Xinwei New Energy Co., Ltd. ("Xinwei"), has entered into an engineering, procurement and construction ("EPC") agreement with Zhongwei Hengji Weiye Photovoltaic Power Co., Ltd. for the construction of a 30 megawatt project (MW) in Zhongwei City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China.

SunEdison and TerraForm Power Announce Interconnection of Two New State Facilities to Continue Successful Partnership with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Solar | BELMONT, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire
SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services and its affiliate TerraForm Power, Inc. (NASDAQ: TERP), a global renewable energy company, today announced the completion and interconnection of a 2.6 megawatt (MW) DC system at the Coalinga State Hospital and a 1.6 MW DC system at the Pleasant Valley State Prison.

Westinghouse to Fuel Oskarshamn Nuclear Reactors in Sweden

International | V-STERAS, Sweden, Aug 28, 2014 -- GLOBE NEWSWIRE
Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has been selected by OKG AB in Sweden to provide replacement nuclear fuel deliveries for all of their three reactors, Oskarshamn Units 1, 2 and 3.

ClearEdge Power buyer will liquidate Hillsboro hub, exit Oregon

Distributed & Cogeneration | Aug 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Molly Young The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.
The apparent final act of ClearEdge Power in Oregon begins next Tuesday. Bidding opens that day for more than $40 million worth of machines, parts, computers and furniture that fill its darkened factory and office in Hillsboro.

Another Revel issue: The fate of its $129 million utility plant

Distributed & Cogeneration | Aug 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Harold Brubaker The Philadelphia Inquirer
Among the thorny issues surrounding the shutdown of Revel at the end of Labor Day weekend is the fate of the $129 million utility plant that heats and cools the massive money-losing Atlantic City casino-hotel and is crucial to preserving the building itself.

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