Protection Against Extreme Wind Events and Missiles for Nuclear Power Plants

Nuclear | Aug 28 - Nuclear Regulatory Commission Documents & Publications
SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1313, "Protection Against Extreme Wind Events And Missiles For Nuclear Power Plants."

Construction underway on a 100 MW solar project in North Carolina

Solar | Aug 28 - Pan African News Agency
Principal Solar has partnered with Entropy Investments to build the project, which is larger than any operational solar plant east of the Rocky Mountains.

Electricity Minister - Egypt-Russia Nuclear Power Plant Talks Proceeding Rapidly

International | Aug 28, 2015 -- Egypt State Information Service/All Africa Global Media
Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker said the Egyptian-Russian talks on a nuclear power plant is going on at a rapid pace.

PNM requests 15.8% rate hike

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Steve Terrell The Santa Fe New Mexican
Correction appended: The Public Service Company of New Mexico on Thursday asked the state Public Regulation Commission for approval to raise its rates for residential customers by 15.8 percent

BRIEF: Heavy wind causes power outages in Anchorage

Business & Corporate | Aug 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Tegan Hanlon Alaska Dispatch News, Anchorage
Chugach Electric Association reported that power has returned for about 2,000 customers in the Sand Lake neighborhood of Anchorage Thursday night after a tree fell into a power line.

Man's electric trike is the doggonedest thing, and he and canine are ELF-propelled

Electric Vehicles | Aug 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Adam Stewart The Hutchinson News, Kan.
Bob Graves of Hutchinson is used to turning heads when driving, having a longtime passion for hot rods. Lately, he has been turning heads with a different sort of vehicle -- an ELF electric tricycle.

Customers blast PSO's smart meter opt-out fees at Oklahoma Corporation Commission hearing

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Paul Monies The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City
A group of customers who don't want smart meters being installed by Public Service Co. of Oklahoma listed a litany of complaints during a two-hour hearing Thursday at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

Xcel Energy taking heat for slow rollout of solar garden program in Minnesota

Solar | Aug 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - David Shaffer Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Xcel Energy is facing fresh allegations that it is impeding the rollout of solar power in its Minnesota service region.

NRC reaches settlement with Dominion over apparent violations at Millstone

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | WATERFORD Aug 28 - Day, The (New London, CT)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday announced that it reached a settlement agreement with Dominion Resources over alleged violations at the Millstone Unit 2 nuclear reactor found in an inspection report issued in April.

Lumberton coal ash site shows no hazardous levels of toxic material

Fossil & Biomass | Aug 28 - Fayetteville Observer (NC)
Tests near the coal ash site at the closed Weatherspoon Power Plant in Lumberton show no hazardous levels of toxic material, Duke Energy officials said Thursday.

NRC Issues Notice on Watts Bar Nuclear Plant

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | WASHINGTON Aug 28 - Targeted News Service
Nuclear Regulatory Commission published the following notice in the Federal Register: Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit No. 1; Application and Amendment to Facility Operating License Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination

Xcel to Take Ownership of Geronimos Wind Farm Project, North Dakota Regulators Granted Approval of the Transfer

Business & Corporate | Aug 28 - Pan African News Agency
Xcel Energy, Inc. will be taking over the ownership of Geronimo Energys 100 turbine wind farm project in the southeastern part of North Dakota, according to a report Fox Business.

Governor Brown Announces Advisory Group to Boost State Economy While Expanding Access to Renewable Energy

Wind | Aug 28 - Global Data Point
With a $46.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to demonstrate the potential of offshore wind energy resources in the United States, Principle Power is working to deploy the first offshore wind demonstration project off the Pacific Coast.

NextEra Energy to Acquire Princeton Solar Project in Johnston County, North Carolina, US from Holocene Clean Energy

Business & Corporate | Aug 28 - Progressive Digital Media - Deals
NextEra Energy, Inc., a renewable energy company, has agreed to acquire Princeton solar power project situated near Princeton, Johnston County, North Carolina, US, from Holocene Clean Energy, Inc., a power generation company.

Borough of Chambersburg keeps deal with new owner of methane plant, Energy Power Partners

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jim Hook Public Opinion, Chambersburg, Pa.
Electricity produced in the power plant at the IESI Blue Ridge Landfill in Greene Township will continue to power Chambersburg homes.

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