U.S. Department of Justice Completes Review of PPL-Riverstone Transaction

Business & Corporate | (The Associated Press) - Apr 24
 PPL Corporation and Riverstone Holdings LLC have been notified by the U.S. Department of >Justice that the agency has closed its review under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of the proposed spinoff transaction involving PPL Energy Supply, which is PPL's competitive generation business, and RJS Power Holdings, which is Riverstone's competitive generation business.

CenterPoint Energy to file application to construct 345-kV electric transmission line

Grid Operations | (The Associated Press) - Apr 24
 CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s (NYSE: CNP) electric utility will file an application tomorrow for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) to construct a portion of the Houston Import Project, a 130-mile, 345-kV transmission line that will run from Harris County to Limestone County.

Duke Energy named one of the 20 most innovative companies

Business & Corporate | Apr 24 - PR Newswire
Duke Energy has been named to Greentech Media's Grid Edge 20 – recognizing the company as one of the most innovative firms working to architect the electric power industry's future. Companies were selected based on their contribution to grid edge technology transformation – increasingly critical in today's changing utility industry.

Cleco Corporation declares quarterly dividend

Business & Corporate | London, April, 23, 2015 (The Associated Press) - Apr 23
Cleco Corporation (NYSE: CNL) today announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.40 per share on the company's common stock for the May 15, 2015 payment.

Leidos Engineering Wins Contract for Wisconsin Energy Efficiency Program

Annoucement | RESTON, Va. - April 23, 2015 -
Leidos Engineering has won a four-year contract with the Wisconsin Focus on Energy program to continue implementing the Large Energy Users Program. Leidos Engineering has worked with Focus on Energy since 2001, and will continue to support Chicago Bridge and Iron Company (CB&I), the program administrator.

Kingspan Energy® Launches As U.S. Commercial Solar Energy Operation

Solar | Apr 23 - PR Newswire
In a move that could prove transformative for the fast-growing solar energy sector in the United States, Kingspan Group plc of Ireland today announced the U.S. launch of its globally-recognized solar energy solutions provider, Kingspan Energy®. The company offers end-to-end solar photovoltaic (PV) installations to the commercial and public sectors, …

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power Announces Acquisition of Minnesota Wind Project

Business & Corporate | Apr 23 - PR Newswire
Sempra U.S. Gas & Power today announced it has acquired the Black Oak Getty wind project in Minnesota from Geronimo Energy, LLC, a utility-scale wind and solar energy developer.

Ameren Shares 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Business & Corporate | Apr 23 - PR Newswire
Ameren Corporation's 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report is now available for download as an interactive PDF. The report, available at www.ameren.com/csr, is intended for digital viewing to conserve natural resources. The report discusses how Ameren (NYSE: AEE) balances its responsibilities to its customers and communities, its workforce, the …

ACORE Forum Highlights Key Role of Policy in Driving Renewable Energy Growth

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | (The Associated Press) - Apr 23
The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) brought together champions for renewable energy from industry and government at its annual National Renewable Energy Policy Forum.

Methane, electricity project advances

Fossil & Biomass | Apr 23 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Melinda J. Overstreet Glasgow Daily Times, Ky.
With approval received from the Kentucky Public Service Commission, work can soon begin on facilities at the Glasgow Regional Landfill to generate electricity from captured methane gas.

Fitch Affirms Austin's (TX) Electric Utility System Revs at 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK (The Associated Press) - Apr 23
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the following Austin, TX (the city) revenue bonds.

Deploying 72-cell SolarWorld Solar Panels, USDA System will be Biggest in D.C. Area

Solar | HILLSBORO, Ore. (The Associated Press) - Apr 23
SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer for 40 years, has provided 1.6 megawatts of 315-watt, 72-cell monocrystalline solar panels for a project to power the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s George Washington Carver Center.

ComEd Provides more than 6,500 Free Trees to Customers through the Arbor Day Foundation

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | CHICAGO (The Associated Press) - Apr 23
ComEd today announced a new program in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation – “Power Planting” – in which residential customers with trees impacted by vegetation management work will have the opportunity to receive up to two free saplings. In honor of Arbor Day, ComEd also announced it would be giving away an additional 2,000 low-growing trees to the public as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance reliability and promote environmental stewardship.

Con Edison to Sponsor 2015 New York Energy Week

Business & Corporate | (The Associated Press) - Apr 23
Con Edison is a top sponsor of the third annual New York Energy Week, which will convene experts to discuss the rapid technological and market changes affecting the way people get and use energy to run their homes and businesses.

Holyoke Housing Authority Partners with Ameresco on Energy and Water Energy Performance Contact

Energy Efficiency | FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & HOLYOKE, Mass. (The Associated Press) - Apr 23
Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, and the Holyoke Housing Authority (HHA), a high performing Housing Authority in western Massachusetts, jointly announced today they will begin construction this month on a second energy performance contract (EPC) totaling $2.3 million. This project is expected to provide over $4.5 million in energy and water savings to the Authority over the 15 year term. Upgrades will be made to over 600 units in the Authority’s portfolio and will improve water efficiency, temperature and lighting controls, boiler equipment, and weatherization.

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