Who owns EPB? Judge hears arguments, promises to decide legal dispute

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Dave Flessner Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.
Since its creation in 1935, the Electric Power Board has been owned by and its debt issued from the city of Chattanooga, which chartered EPB as a non-profit agency 80 years ago and continues to appoint the 5-member board that governs the municipal power distributor.

President Obama Announces New Actions to Bring Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency to Households across the Country

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 25 - Global Data Point
These actions build on state leadership, all across America, to continue to expand opportunities to install energy saving technologies in households today, particularly those that need it most, while driving the development of innovative, low-cost clean energy technologies for tomorrow.

Entergy's Unit 1 at Pilgrim nuclear power station shuts down automatically

Nuclear | Aug 25 - Global Data Point
The unit was triggered due to the closure of a single main steam isolation valve.

Georgia regulators' first reactions favorable for utility merger

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Greg Bluestein and Aaron Gould Sheinin The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The blockbuster deal struck by Southern Co. to buy AGL Resources for $8 billion would require approval from Georgia regulators before it becomes the nation's second-largest utility company.

ScottMadden to Host Free Webcast Based on Fall 2015 Energy Industry Update

Annoucement | August 24, 2015 | Atlanta, GA
ScottMadden’s Fall 2015 Energy Industry Update: Strange Brew: Adapting to Changing Fundamentals

Utilities seeing solar in a new light

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Amy Gahran | Aug 24, 2015
Not too long ago, many U.S. utilities viewed solar power rather warily - as a disruptive threat to revenue and a challenge to grid stability. But a growing number of utilities of late have been making big investments in solar.

Data’s impact on customer engagement

Business & Corporate | Donald Fisher | Aug 24, 2015
It seems as if the Internet of Things (IoT) is taking over the world -- every industry is going digital, and the utilities industry is no exception.

BRIEF: Power in Hawaii Kai restored after two hours

Business & Corporate | Aug 24 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
About 1,100 customers were without power in Hawaii Kai for nearly two hours.

Application to Export Electric Energy; Vitol Inc.

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 24 - Energy Department Documents & Publications
Vitol Inc. has applied to renew its authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada

Why Offshore Wind Continues To Drag In Virginia

Wind | Aug 24 - Investing.com
The federal government has offered Virginia $47 million to build a couple of turbines offshore, but developing wind energy in the state will be a challenge.

Great Plains Energy and KCPL announce resignation of SVP of finance and CFO

Business & Corporate | Aug 24, 2015 -- MarketLine
Great Plains Energy Incorporated and Kansas City Power & Light Company, or KCP&L, have announced the resignation of Jim Shay as senior vice president of finance and CFO, effective September 2, 2015.

Misread meter to blame for Decatur Utilities customer's $961 power bill shock

Billing & Customer Care | Aug 24 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Keith Clines The Decatur Daily, Ala.
Some Decatur Utilities customers are paying now for electricity use for which they should have been charged in June and July.

ERC may review DOE order on CSP

International | Aug 24 - Business Mirror (Philippines)
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) may review the controversial Department of Energy (DOE) circular that requires distribution utilities (DUs) to resort to auction in securing their power requirements from power-generation companies.

Carbon Reduction Goals Cannot Be Met Without Nuclear

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Aug 24 - Global Data Point
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recently released Clean Power Plan sets a national target to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.

NextEra must address a long list of concerns

Business & Corporate | Aug 23 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Kathryn Mykleseth The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
If NextEra Energy Inc. is going to win the state's approval for its proposed $4.3 billion buyout of Hawaiian Electric Industries, it will have to commit to additional consumer and environmental benefits, according to groups involved in the state's review of the sale.

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