NextEra commits to customer savings in HEI deal

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Honolulu Star-Advertiser | Sep 01, 2015
NextEra Energy Inc., the company looking to buy Hawaiian Electric Industries for $4.3 billion, said it will bring down fixed costs on customer bills and help the state reach its goal of 100 percent renewable electric power in 30 years.

Lower natural gas prices mean bill reduction for OG&E customers

Billing & Customer Care | Sep 01 - Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)
Lower natural gas prices and the effects of a wholesale regional electricity market will mean lower bills for Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. customers, the utility said Tuesday.

KP Energy to build power plant in Pacific island

International | Sep 01 -
KP Energy (KPECO) is building a power plant on a Western Pacific island of Micronesia.

Kettleman solar project fires up electricity for Bay Area

Solar | Sep 1 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Tim Sheehan The Fresno Bee
From fallow fields of southwestern Kings County, the electricity generated by a new solar project is flowing northward to power the Silicon Valley city of Palo Alto.

Winter Park starts hard sell for burying electric wires

Grid Operations | Sep 1 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Steven Lemongello Orlando Sentinel
Winter Park is spending $3.5 million a year for the next decade to bury its remaining electrical wires. But the wires on private property are another matter.

GridLiance to Acquire the Transmission Assets of the City of Nixa, Missouri, no terms

Business & Corporate | Sep 01 - Benzinga Lightning Feed
GridLiance Holdco, LP, through subsidiary South Central MCN LLC, the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission and the City of Nixa, Missouri today announced that GridLiance and Nixa have entered into a definitive agreement under which GridLiance will acquire Nixa's electric transmission assets

Exelon clears 2016-2017 transition auction

Nuclear | CHICAGO Sep 1 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Clinton Herald, Iowa
Exelon Corporation today announced that all of the Illinois nuclear plants in PJM cleared in the transition capacity auction for the 2016-17 planning year. The auction results take effect in June 2016.

BRIEF: Duke Energy Renewables buys into Texas wind farm

Risk & Operations | Sep 1 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Bruce Henderson The Charlotte Observer
Duke Energy Renewables has bought a 50 percent stake in a 211 megawatt wind farm in Texas through a joint venture with Sumitomo Corp. of Americas.

Winter is Coming: National Grid Offers Energy Management Solutions

Billing & Customer Care | WALTHAM, MA September 1, 2015 -- 3BL Media
As temperatures creep into the 90s this week, it may be difficult to consider that it won't be long before we need to turn on the heat. As the end of summer nears, National Grid encourages customers to consider how to manage energy costs during the colder months.

WGL Energy partners with Conergy for solar project in City of Atwater, California

Solar | Sep 01, 2015 -- M2 EQUITYBITES
WGL Energy said on Monday that it intends to introduce solar energy in Merced County, City of Atwater, California through its joint venture with Conergy, a solar company.

Thousands still without power Monday in Whatcom County

Business & Corporate | Sep 1 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Wilson Criscione The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Wash.)
Whatcom County residents should have power back by Tuesday night, Sept. 1, following a windstorm that toppled trees and power lines over the weekend.

Fifteen-acre solar project proposed for Stott Farm in Norwich

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | NORWICH -- Sep 1 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Claire Bessette The Day, New London, Conn.
A solar array developer and the head of Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative met for lunch several months ago at Stott's At Bat and Restaurant to discuss possible good "low-use" sites for large solar projects.

Protests greet FirstEnergy rate request hearings

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | COLUMBUS Sep 1 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jim Provance The Blade, Toledo, Ohio
A small group of protesters on Monday marked the start of hearings on FirstEnergy's rate request designed to lock in a 15-year market for power generated by a pair of its subsidiary's plants even if they don't offer the best price for customers.

Alabama solar farm to be the biggest solar generator for TVA

Solar | Sep 1 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Dave Flessner Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.
As TVA diversifies its power generation, the federal utility will look to the sky for a portion of its energy from the largest solar farm yet built in the Tennessee Valley.

TVA price hike to increase Tupelo residents' power bills

Billing & Customer Care | TUPELO -- Sep 01 - Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (Tupelo)
Residents will see a slight increase in their power bills this fall, thanks to the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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