TVA Returns to Market with $1B 10-Year Power Bond Offering

Business & Corporate | KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
The Tennessee Valley Authority announced Wednesday that it has priced $1 billion of new 10-year global power bonds with an interest rate of 2.875 percent - TVA's first new 10-year power bond offering since 2012.

PG&E, CAL FIRE and California Fire Safe Council Join Forces to Reduce Wildfire Risk

Grid Operations | SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 
As thousands of firefighters battle extreme fire conditions fueled by near-record drought across California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) responded today announcing $5.5 million to local Fire Safe Councils.

Leidos Engineering's Karim to Present on Federal Inter-Agency Solutions at 2014 WEEC

Annoucement | RESTON, Va. - Sept. 25, 2014 (News Release)
Leidos Engineering senior systems engineer Feras Karim will be part of a presentation on "Inter-Agency Solutions to Federal Energy Challenges" at the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) in Washington, on Friday, Oct. 3, from 9:30-10 a.m.

Siemens powers Temple I with First Flex-Plant in Texas

Annoucement | September 25, 2014 (News Release)
Panda Power Funds and Siemens Energy Inc. dedicated the Panda Temple Power Project in Temple, Texas. This is the first Flex-Plant in commercial operation in Texas.

ScottMadden to Sponsor and Present at Transmission Executive Forum West

Annoucement | September 25, 2014 (News Release)
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, is proud to join leading industry players as a sponsor and presenter at Infocast's 6th Annual Transmission Summit West being held September 30-October 2, 2014, at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego, California.

Minnesota eyes solar arrays along highways

Solar | Sep 25 - Duluth News-Tribune (MN)
Minnesota drivers soon could be speeding past lines of solar panels along state highways if a plan by the Minnesota Department of Transportation works out.

Bechtel Completes State-of-the-Art Combined-Cycle Plant in Texas

Distributed & Cogeneration | FREDERICK, Md., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire
Bechtel announced today that it has completed the Panda Temple I Generating Station in Temple, Texas, two weeks ahead of schedule.

Sol Systems Finances 944kW California Church Solar Project in Partnership with Washington Gas Energy Systems

Solar | BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 
Sol Systems announced today that it successfully financed a 944 kilowatt solar project in partnership with its investor client, Washington Gas Energy Systems (WGES), a subsidiary of WGL.

Acquisitions power Dynegy back into top tier of generators

Business & Corporate | Sep 25 - Ryan Holeywell Houston Chronicle
Robert Flexon didn't expect to stay with Dynegy for long when he joined its board in 2011. The power generating company was heading toward bankruptcy, and that typically allows a committee of creditors to select company leaders.

Bangor residents, birdwatchers concerned about Saxl Park substation proposal

Grid Operations | Sep 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Nick McCrea Bangor Daily News, Maine
Emera Maine's tentative plans to build a new substation in a corner of Saxl Park on the state-owned Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center campus has drawn opposition from a group of area residents, park users and birdwatchers.

PUC to Hold Second Hearing on Combined Heat and Power Technology

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 25 - Targeted News Service
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) will hold an en banc hearing on the use of combined heat and power (CHP) technology on Oct. 7, 2014, at the University of Pittsburgh.

Confusion on signature deadlines scuttles Oklahoma referendum petition on solar law

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 25 - Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)
A clarification requested by Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. on the deadline for signatures for a referendum petition to put a new solar law before voters has scuttled the effort.

New report on rising coal plant retirements

Fossil & Biomass | Sep 25 - Coal Valley News (Madison, WV)
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) expressed concern after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an updated report on the projected number of retiring coal -- fired plants in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for carbon dioxide emissions.

Masdar acquires 35 pc stake in UK offshore wind project

International | Sep 25 - Big News Network (United Arab Emirates)
The UAE's energy company Masdar said Wednesday that it has acquired 35 percent stakes in a 402 MW offshore wind farm project off the Norfolk coast in eastern England being developed by Norwegian firms Statoil and Statkraft.

KEPL scraps plan to build 1,320MW coal-fired power project in Odisha, India

International | Sep 25 - Global Data Point
In 2011, the company came out with its plan to build the plant with two units of 660MW capacity each in Jharsuguda.

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