Chattanooga homeowners to pay about $2 more a month for electricity next year

Billing & Customer Care | By Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.
The typical Chattanooga homeowner who heats his or her home with electricity will pay about $2 more a month for power next year under the fiscal 2017 budget adopted today by the board of the Tennessee Valley Authority. TVA will raise is base electric rates by 1.5 percent, effective Oct 1, to fund an $10.4 billion spending plan for the next year by America's biggest public power ...

Cherryland Electric proposes net metering alternatives

Solar | By Danielle Woodward, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich.
The Cherryland Electric Cooperative unveiled a revised solar energy program that would roll back its original net metering plans and offers members new alternatives. The new plan -- developed between Cherryland Electric and supplier Wolverine Power Cooperative -- gives cooperative members three options to generate solar energy: A community solar subscription, a ...

Solar co-op launches on the Middle Peninsula

Solar | By Frances Hubbard, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)
A solar co-op has launched on the Middle Peninsula, designed to bring together homeowners who are interested in solar power. Virginia Solar United Neighborhoods, known as VA SUN, and the Hampton Roads Solar Tour Group are sponsoring the co-op and holding a first informational meeting on Sept. 12. The group is seeking Middle Peninsula residents to join. "The co-op approach is ...

ERCOT: Energy producers should notify military before connecting to power grid

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | By Christopher Collins, Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texas
ERCOT, the not-for-profit organization operating the Texas electricity grid, wants to require some energy developers to notify the Department of Defense of upcoming projects before connecting to the power grid, according to testimony given in a legislative committee hearing in Wednesday. An official with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas proposed the rule change to the Texas ...

Solar project installed at Chesapeake College

Solar | JOSH BOLLINGER jbollinger@stardem.com
The large windmill that can be seen as travelers pass Chesapeake College on U.S. Route 50 is often called iconic. But, it's not the only renewable energy path the college has taken. Chesapeake College has recently finished a 6-acre array of solar panels, designed to produce 1.76 megawatts of electricity while the sun shines. However, it's not a run-of-the-mill solar panel project, ...

Duke Energy names new director to board

Human Resources | By Bruce Henderson, The Charlotte Observer
Duke Energy added a new director Thursday, former Institute of Nuclear Power Operations executive William Webster Jr., effective Sept. 1. INPO is a nonprofit organization that helps nuclear plants run safely and reliably. Webster most recently was responsible for nuclear plant and corporate evaluations, plant operations, technical support, and industry performance activities. Webster ...

Champion Energy Receives Highest Score in Study History

Champion Energy Services, a subsidiary of Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN), has once again ranked highest in customer satisfaction among Texas residential retail electricity providers (REPs), according to the J.D. Power 2016 Electric Provider Retail Customer Satisfaction Study? released. This is the sixth time Champion Energy has ...

Fortis Inc. Acquisition of ITC Holdings Corp. Approved by Oklahoma Corporation Commission

Fortis Inc. and ITC Holdings Corp. announced the final approval of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission of the Corporation's application to acquire ITC. The approval marks another milestone in the regulatory approval process with the transaction expecting to close by the end of the year.

SWEPCO Issues Request for Proposals for Purchase of Wind Energy Assets

Wind |
AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase of wind energy assets as the company seeks to add more renewable energy to its diverse resource mix. Proposals for up to 100 megawatts, with a minimum nameplate rating of 80 megawatts, are due Sept. 15, 2016. SWEPCO is seeking ...

As You Sow And Corporate Knights Report Shows Green Companies Outperform Dirty Energy 3 To 1

As You Sow and Corporate Knights released the inaugural version of the Carbon Clean 200™ (Clean200™), a list of 200 clean energy companies showing a simulated annualized return of 21.82% over the past decade. The list will be updated quarterly and is the inverse of the Carbon Underground 200™, a list of fossil fuel companies ...

Duke Energy receives new 30-year operating license for Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project

Hydro |
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a new 30-year operating license for Duke Energy's Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project, which will allow the company to continue operating the Jocassee Pumped Storage Hydro Station, Keowee Hydro Station and associated lakes. ...

MOX responds to Nuclear Regulatory Committee about construction violations

Nuclear | By Thomas Gardiner, Aiken Standard, S.C.
AREVA MOX Services, project management contractor for the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, or MOX, delivered a response letter last week after receiving official notification of construction violations. In a letter dated July 25, 2016, the Nuclear Regulatory Committee, or NRC, notified MOX of violations connected to installation of ledgers. They were said to be undersized, less ...

Federal judge rules against Edwards coal-fired energy plant

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | By Andy Kravetz, Journal Star, Peoria, Ill.
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled against the owner of a coal-fired energy plant in Edwards, saying its owners allowed too much soot to be emitted from the smoke stacks there. A 50-page order, issued Tuesday by Senior U.S. District Judge Joe B. McDade, states Illinois Power Resources Generating LLC, which owns and operates the E.D. Edwards power plant, must work to clean ...

Supervisors reject Soda Mountain solar plant

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | By Jim Steinberg, The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, Calif.
San Bernardino County Supervisors on Tuesday voted against state certification of a necessary Environmental Impact Report for the Soda Mountain Solar Power Plant, saying the project would degrade pristine desert land with little benefit to area residents. By rejecting one the last approvals needed for the Mojave Desert plant to go forward, the county caught the attention of ...

DOE reports show NM 7th in new wind power

Wind | By Maddy Hayden, Carlsbad Current-Argus, N.M.
New Mexico added 268 megawatts worth of wind power installations in 2015, ranking 7th in the nation for new growth in the industry. The 2015 Wind Technologies Market Report released last week by the U.S. Department of Energy said the state generates 6.3 percent of its electricity from a total of 1,080 megawatts from wind farms around the state. Southeastern New Mexico, ...

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