PSC: Reforming the Energy Vision

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 19 - Times Union (Albany, NY)
A revolution is quietly under way in Albany to turn electric utilities on their head. In an effort to stem rising and unpredictable utility bills and lower the cost of power for businesses, state regulators are telling utilities that the old way of doing business isn't going to work anymore.

WRB Enterprises and Jamaica Public Service Company Limited Sign Milestone Agreement for Solar Generation Project

International | KINGSTON, Jamaica--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
WRB Enterprises (WRB) and Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) yesterday paving the way for JPS purchasing energy from the renewable power generation company.

Petition filed to increase Pilgrim security

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 19 - Cape Cod Times (Hyannis, MA)
Citizens groups from both sides of the Cape Cod Canal have sent a petition to federal officials saying security at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station should be tightened or the plant should be shut down.

Siemens Presents Onshore Innovations at WindEnergy Trade Fair in Hamburg

Annoucement | September 18, 2014 (News Release)
Ready for new markets: Under the banner slogan "Green Energy. Made in Hamburg", Siemens Energy is presenting its newest products at the wind power trade fair "WindEnergy 2014" in Hamburg, Germany from September 23 through 26.

Leidos to Host Webcast Series Covering Utility Security Standard, Best Practices

Annoucement | RESTON, Va. - Sept. 18, 2014 (News Release)
Leidos, a national security, health and engineering solutions company, is hosting a four-part webcast series to inform utilities about changing physical security standards and the resulting best practices.

Demand Response Industry and Consumer Coalition Reacts to U.S. Circuit Court Decision

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Washington, DC, Sep 18, 2014 --
The Advanced Energy Management Alliance (AEMA) today reacted with disappointment in the U.S. Circuit Court decision (U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, No. 11-1486) to rehear en banc the decision issued in May to vacate the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Order 745.

Complaint alleges air pollution

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Sep 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Melonie Flomer Richmond County Daily Journal, Rockingham, N.C.
Duke Energy's Sherwood H. Smith Jr. energy complex off Airport Road is at the center of a civil complaint to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency filed Wednesday.

ISO New England Board of Directors Elects Slate of Members

Business & Corporate | HOLYOKE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 18, 2014--
ISO New England Inc., operator of the region’s bulk power system and wholesale electricity marketplace, today announced the election of Roberto Denis to the ISO New England Board of Directors.

ComEd customers to get refunds in 'smart grid' settlement

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Corilyn Shropshire Chicago Tribune
ComEd customers are set to receive a total of $46.2 million in refunds for rate increases dating back to 2008, under a settlement with the State Attorney General's office announced Thursday.

Fitch Affirms Southern Company and Subsidiaries' Ratings

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK, Sep 18, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and security ratings for Southern Company. In addition, Fitch has affirmed the IDRs and debt ratings for Southern Company's subsidiaries: Alabama Power Company, Georgia Power Company, Gulf Power Company, Mississippi Power Company and Southern Power Company.

Legislature discusses altering public utility regulation

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 18 - Zack Ponce Carlsbad Current-Argus, N.M.
The state legislature is discussing a draft of proposed legislation that would alter the way public utilities are regulated within the state of New Mexico.

UC regents support renewable energy but not coal and oil divestment

Fossil & Biomass | Sep 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Larry Gordon Los Angeles Times
A UC regents committee decided Wednesday not to sell off stocks and holdings in oil, coal and natural gas from the university's $91-billion endowment and retirement funds but moved to have environmental and social issues more deeply influence investment decisions.

Repairs underway at lame electrical facility

Distributed & Cogeneration | Sep 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Kathryn Mykleseth The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
A key problem causing Hawaiian Electric Co. to ask customers to cut down on evening electricity use should be resolved in two to three days, the company said Wednesday.

DTE Energy's Echo Wind Park begins commercial operation

Wind | CHANDLER TOWNSHIP, Mich., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire
DTE Energy's Echo Wind Park has reached commercial operation and company officials celebrated its dedication today in the shadow of one of 70 wind turbines in the park.

El Paso Electric Appoints El Pasoan Mary Kipp as New President

Business & Corporate | EL PASO, Texas, Sep 18, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
The El Paso Electric Company (EPE) Board of Directors officially announces that Mary Kipp, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, has been appointed as President of El Paso Electric.


Siemens D3 wind turbines ordered for onshore project in France

Hamburg, Germany, September 22, 2014 (News Release)

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