GeoDigital to Partner with PPL Electric Utilities to Better Manage Vegetation for Increased Reliability

Grid Operations | ATLANTA, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire
GeoDigital, a big spatial data and analytics company, announced today its transmission industry vegetation solution has been selected by PPL Electric Utilities.

Principal Solar, Inc. Announces Launch of Proposed Initial Public Offering

Business & Corporate | DALLAS, May 20, 2015 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Principal Solar, Inc. (PSI)(OTC Pink:PSWW) today announced that it intends, subject to market and other conditions, to offer its common stock in an underwritten public offering of 2,500,000 shares of its common stock pursuant to a registration statement filed on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In connection with the offering, the company intends to grant the underwriter the option to purchase up to 375,000 additional shares of its common stock. The estimated price range for the initial public offering is $9.00 to $11.00 per share of common stock, after considering a recent 1:4 reverse split effected May 6, 2015, and currently pending with FINRA. Principal Solar has applied to list its common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "PSWW."

SDG&E unveils US DOE's Partnership for Energy Sector Climate Resilience

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | May 20, 2015 -- MarketLine
San Diego Gas & Electric, or SDG&E, has announced the launch of the US Department of Energy's, or DOE, Partnership for Energy Sector Climate Resilience.

MidAmerican Energy files plans with IUB for new wind generation in Iowa

Wind | May 20, 2015 -- MarketLine
MidAmerican Energy Company has filed plans with the Iowa Utilities Board, or IUB, for the development of up to 552MW of new wind generation in Iowa.

PNM files SJGS coal supply agreement with NMPRC

Fossil & Biomass | May 20, 2015 -- MarketLine
PNM Resources, Inc. has announced that its New Mexico electric utility, Public Service Co. of New Mexico, or PNM, has filed with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, or NMPRC, coal supply and participant restructuring agreements for San Juan Generating Station, or SJGS.

PNM Resources reports higher net earnings for Q1, affirms annual outlook

Business & Corporate | May 20, 2015 -- MarketLine
PNM Resources, Inc. has reported that net earnings attributable to the company for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015 was $14.34 million, or $0.18 per common share, compared to $12.47 million, or $0.16 per common share, for the same quarter ended March 31, 2014.

CB&I extends nuclear work at Lake Charles fabrication facility

Nuclear | May 20, 2015 -- MarketLine
CB&I has announced that its Lake Charles fabrication facility has extended its role for the fabrication of structural and mechanical modules and other components for the AP1000 nuclear power projects in Georgia and South Carolina.

OSHA, Duke Energy settle on $35,000 in fines after worker's death

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | May 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Austin L. Miller Ocala Star-Banner, Fla.
Duke Energy Florida and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have reached an informal settlement agreement in connection with the death of an employee late last year.

Edison collaborates with Tesla for battery storage projects

Energy Storage | May 20, 2015 -- MarketLine
Edison International has signed commercial agreements with Tesla Motors, Inc., an automotive and energy storage company, as part of its launch of a new line of Tesla energy products.

Xcel Energy Inc. Board Declares Dividend on Common Stock

Business & Corporate | MINNEAPOLIS (The Associated Press) - May 20
The Board of Directors of Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE: XEL) today declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 32 cents per share. The dividends are payable July 20, 2015, to shareholders of record on June 18, 2015.

E.ON Energy Services and Liftra Team Up to Lower Costs of Major Wind Turbine Repairs

Wind | May 20 - PR Newswire
Lowering major operating costs and streamlining operations has been a key goal for the maturing wind industry in the United States. Gearboxes and generators are among the most costly and disruptive failed parts in wind turbines currently. To improve this situation, E.ON Energy Services turned to Liftra to find a new solution to a growing problem. Liftra …

Arkansas Electric Ups Future Wind Energy Intake

Wind | May 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - John Lovett Times Record, Fort Smith, Ark.
The Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation added 108 megawatts of potential wind energy to its portfolio.

Facing fears of climate change

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | May 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Brian Nearing Times Union, Albany, N.Y.
Climate change has a human face. Leandra Requena, an early climate refugee from Peru and her family left their farm as nearby water-giving glaciers retreated in the Andes Mountains.

Calpine reports lower net loss for Q1, provides annual outlook

Business & Corporate | May 20, 2015 -- MarketLine
Calpine Corporation, a power company, has reported that net loss attributable to the company for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015 was $10 million, or $0.03 loss per common share, compared to a net loss attributable to the company of $17 million, or $0.04 loss per common share, for the same quarter ended March 31, 2014. For 2015, the company expects adjusted EBITDA to be in the range of $1.9 billion to $2.1 billion.

Duke Energy reports net income for Q1, affirms annual outlook

Business & Corporate | May 20, 2015 -- MarketLine
Duke Energy, an electric power holding company, has reported that net income attributable to the company for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015 was $864 million, or $1.22 per share, compared to a net loss attributable to the company of $97 million, or $0.14 loss per share, for the same quarter ended March 31, 2014.

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