DP&L charge to customers struck down by Ohio Supreme Court

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | By Thomas Gnau, Dayton Daily News, Ohio
The Ohio Supreme Court on Monday reversed a Public Utilities Commission of Ohio decision that allowed local utility Dayton Power & Light to charge customers extra in an "electric security plan."

Maine biomass generators get deadline to bid for above-market deals

Fossil & Biomass | By Darren Fishell, Bangor Daily News, Maine
The Maine Public Utilities Commission on Friday opened bidding on contracts for electricity generated by biomass, in a process that could use up to $13.4 million in tax dollars to pay for two-year, above-market contracts. The commission set a July 29 deadline for bids in the case initiated to help the state's logging industry, which with multiple paper mill closures ...

Storm leaves thousands without power in South Bend area

Grid Operations | South Bend Tribune, Ind.
A thunderstorm packing strong winds, heavy rain and hail left thousands of people without power as it swept through parts of northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan Monday afternoon. By 10:15 p.m., 16,141 I&M customers in Indiana and 9,540 customers in Michigan were without power, according to Erica Putt, I&M spokeswoman. She noted that extensive to damage to poles, cross arms and ...

Fellsmere businesses targeted by electric utility scam

A recurring phone scam that targets utility customers threatened four businesses last week, police said. In the scam, the caller told the business owners that he represented Florida Power & Light Co. and he was calling about an unpaid electric bill, Fellsmere Police Chief Keith Touchberry said. The caller claimed someone was en route to cut off power if the businesses did ...

Renewable Energy Credit customer rebates approved

Oberlin Municipal Light and Power System customers will share about $2.2 million in rebates from the roughly $2.6 million profits earned by the utility from Renewable Energy Credits.

Telamon to provide solar power

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Telamon Corp. has announced its energy solutions division has signed a contract with the City of Carmel to develop a solar-power system at two locations in the city.

Extreme Heat Causing Power Outages

Grid Operations | City News Service
Flex Alert to save power issued. Record-setting temperatures in the Southland climbed well past the 100-degree mark on the hottest day of a brutal three-day heat wave, causing widespread power outages, raging wildfires and prompting officials to issue excessive heat warnings. A Flex-Alert was in effect until 9 p.m. today by the California Independent System Operator (Cal-ISO), the state agency ...

Power restored in all of county; Houses receive minor damage

Grid Operations | Kendra Majors
A quick severe weather system made its way through Covington County Friday evening leaving damage to several homes and left thousands without power. Covington County EMA Director Susan Harris said she was still in the process of collecting information Monday afternoon. She said she was awaiting a report from E-911, which should be completed early this week. "We had numerous trees down and ...

Siemens smashes efficiency records

German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG has recently set three world records at a German-based power plant. This flagship project is set to make a crucial contribution to the changing face of energy generation. Pham Thai Lai, CEO of Siemens Vietnam, spoke with VIR's Tuan Khanh about the project and what Siemens has been doing to help Vietnam continue on its path of successful economical ...

Are we considering all the costs?

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Michael Butler
Recently, Sen. Lamar Alexander took to the floor of the U.S. Senate to discuss an important issue: a proposed wind farm that would be located in Cumberland County, if approved. His opposition was quickly followed by Rep. Diane Black, who also came out against the proposal by writing to several federal agencies voicing her concerns. So why are they opposing this? "Clean" energy like wind must ...

Major power plant in north almost complete

The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) is close to completing a major power plant in the Northern Borders Region that would provide electricity for the Waad Al-Shamal Project for Mining Industries, one of largest industrial cities in the Kingdom. Covering 440 square ...

Momentum for solar-diesel hybrid microgrids in the Zambian mining industry

The mining industry is by far the biggest consumer of electricity in Zambia and is suffering greatly due to the current power crisis.

Dominion trims power outages to about 9K as work continues in Henrico, North Richmond

About 9,000 Dominion Virginia Power customers remained without power Monday morning after destructive storms struck the Richmond area late Thursday, according to the utility. That's down from more than 160,000 who lost power after the storm, but Dominion said hard work continues as it gets to the last of the customers in the most severely affected areas. "Despite our best efforts, there are ...

Heat records tumble across San Diego County

Grid Operations | By Gary Robbins, The San Diego Union-Tribune
An unseasonally strong heat wave fueled wildfires and strained the power grid across Southern California on Monday along with breaking or tying temperature records in eight San Diego County communities. The withering heat arrived on the first day of summer and pushed the thermometer to 122 degrees in Ocotillo Wells near Borrego Springs and 101 on Santa Catalina Island off Los Angeles ...

Namibia and India continue nuclear energy talks

The Namibia government has reaffirmed their commitment to implement the 2009 agreement on Peaceful uses of nuclear energy with India at the earliest possible date. This was stated in the joint communique vailed to Nampa on Saturday on the State Visit of the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee to Namibia from 15 to 17 June 2016. The Namibian government were briefed by India on the steps being ...

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