GE Study: Wind Power Can Improve Resiliency of Electrical Grids

Wind | Aug 28 - Targeted News Service
General Electric issued the following news release: Today, at the CIGRE Session 45 in Paris, GE's Energy Consulting business (NYSE: GE) presented the findings of its frequency response study on wind power and grid resiliency.

GE Celebrates Wind Energy Milestones in Brazil

International | Aug 28 - ENP Newswire
GE (NYSE: GE) announced today it has achieved a total installed capacity of 1 gigawatt of wind energy in Brazil. During the first half of 2014, GE connected 381 wind turbines to the grid in Brazil, providing 600 megawatts (MW) of capacity to the country.

Fitch Affirms South Mississippi Electric Power Assoc. Bonds at 'A-'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK, Aug 27, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'A-' rating on the following South Mississippi Electric Power Association (SMEPA) outstanding bonds.

Crystal Solar and NREL Team Up to Cut Costs

Solar | Aug 27 - Energy Department Documents & Publications
Crystal Solar and NREL Team Up to Cut Costs August 27, 2014 A faster, cheaper way to manufacture silicon solar cells, partially funded by the Energy Department and fine-tuned at its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has won a coveted R&D 100 award as one of the top technology innovations of 2013.

Florida Utility Employs TextPower SmartAlerts for Ease of Use and Cost Savings of 90%

Grid Operations | Aug 20 - Computer Weekly News
TextPower, a leader in innovative text messaging software solutions, announced that Talquin Electric Cooperative, Inc., an electric utility cooperative headquartered in Quincy, FL, has deployed TextPower SmartAlerts™ to help them quickly communicate directly with their members during high pressure events and power outages.

President Curran explains divestment in coal, fossil fuels

Fossil & Biomass | University of Dayton, Dayton, OH August 27, 2014 -- The Flyer News, provided by UWIRE, a division of Uloop via Comtex
The University of Dayton announced in June that it would begin divesting coal and fossil fuels from its investment pool, making it the first Catholic university in the U.S. to do so.

Colorado State University to get more solar panels

Solar | Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO August 27, 2014 -- Rocky Mountain Collegian, provided by UWIRE, a division of Uloop via Comtex
Solar panels sit on the Engineering building at Colorado State University. Solar panel additions are common on other buildings throughout the campus.(Photo credit: Megan Fischer)

JV appeals cancellation of permit for massive Chile hydro project

International | Aug 27 - EFE Ingles
HidroAysen, the joint venture seeking to develop a massive hydroelectric power project in southern Chile, said Wednesday it has appealed the government's cancellation of its permit to an environmental court.

NV Energy Receives OK to Tap into Western Energy Market

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | FOLSOM, Calif., Aug 27, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approved on August 26 NV Energy's request to participate in the expanded Energy Imbalance Market (EIM), which automatically optimizes resources across a wide geographic region and in turn reduces energy costs.

Clean Energy Report Highlights ScottMadden in Article, "New Report Eyes EPA Climate Rules as 'Back Door' to National RPS"

Annoucement | August 27, 2014 - Atlanta, GA (News Release)
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, was recently featured by John Siciliano, a reporter on Inside EPA's Clean Energy Report, in his article, "New Report Eyes EPA Climate Rules as 'Back Door' To National RPS."

Duke Energy files Keowee-Toxaway license application

Hydro | CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire
Duke Energy today filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) an application for a new license for the Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project in South Carolina.

ABB commissions world's longest power transmission link in Brazil

Annoucement | Zurich, Switzerland, August 27, 2014 (News Release)
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has successfully commissioned the HVDC converter stations to the Rio Madeira High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) link in Brazil and delivered the project to Abengoa.

Nuclear plants prevail on storage of waste

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 27 - Cape Cod Times (Hyannis, MA)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a final rule Tuesday that essentially concludes nuclear waste can be stored on-site for 160 years or more after a reactor has shut down.

HECO plan would triple solar

Solar | Aug 27 - Kathryn Mykleseth The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Hawaiian Electric Co. wants 65 percent of its power to come from renewable sources by 2030, cut customer bills by 20 percent, convert remaining power plants to liquefied natural gas and charge customers with rooftop solar much more.

MOU promotes stronger ties among Canadian and Korean nuclear suppliers

International | VANCOUVER, Aug. 26, 2014 -- Canada NewsWire
The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korean Atomic Industrial Forum (KAIF).

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