Apex pursues solar grants

Solar | Mar 31 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Will Doran The Cary News (Cary, N.C.)
Building on a statewide swell in support of solar energy, the town of Apex is asking the General Assembly to create state-funded grants for local governments that want to install solar panels.

Elon Musk teases new Tesla product -- but it's not a car

Energy Storage | Mar 31 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Charles Fleming Los Angeles Times
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, past master of the Twitter tease, has issued an alert that his company will unveil a new "product line" late next month.

Alliant Energy Completes "At-the-Market" Equity Offering

Business & Corporate | (The Associated Press) - Mar 30
Alliant Energy (NYSE: LNT) announced today that it has completed its "At-the-Market" equity offering program announced on March 4, 2015.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Approves Proposed Merger between NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric Industries

Business & Corporate | Mar 31 - PR Newswire
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) and Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) (HEI), whose subsidiaries include Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. , Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. and Maui Electric Company Limited (collectively referred to as Hawaiian Electric ), today announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has given its approval to the companies' proposed merger that was announced in December 2014.

Ameresco Chief Financial Officer Andrew B. Spence to Retire and John R. Granara to be Named CFO

Business & Corporate | Mar 31 - Business Wire
Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, today announced that Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Andrew B. Spence will retire at the end of the current fiscal year, December 31, 2015.

AEDB approves construction of five wind projects in Sindh of Pakistan

International | Mar 31 - Syrian Arab News Agency
The Pakistan Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) has approved government guarantees for construction of five 230 MW wind power projects worth $600 million in Sindh.

Austria, Slovenia, Croatia discuss energy cooperation amid row over nuclear power

International | Mar 31 - Mehr News Agency (Iran)
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann met with his Croatian and Slovenian counterparts as well as European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic on Saturday for talks on energy cooperation.

Federal Hydropower Agreement a Positive Sign for America's Largest Source of Renewable Energy

Hydro | YORK, Pa., March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
The Departments of Interior and Energy, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works division, announced last week they have extended their Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower for an additional five years.

Indiana to take leadership role in energy storage technology

Energy Storage | (The Associated Press) - Mar 30
Can renewable energy be available when customers need it as opposed to only when the sun shines or wind blows?

ABB wins power plant automation order in Louisiana for distributed power

Annoucement | Zurich, Switzerland, March 30, 2015 (News Release)
ABB will supply Robins & Morton, the Alabama-based construction and engineering company, a plant automation system for Louisiana Energy and Power Authority's (LEPA) new gas-fired power plant in Morgan City, Louisiana.

Dominion East Ohio Names Jeff Murphy Its Top Executive; Scott Miller To Lead Electric Transmission Group

Business & Corporate | (The Associated Press) - Mar 30
Dominion East Ohio has named Vice President Jeff Murphy its top executive, effective April 1, 2015.

4 years after Fukushima, Japan considers restarting nuclear facilities

International | Mar 30 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Julie Makinen Los Angeles Times
On many Friday evenings, 38-year-old Tomo Iwabuchi and six friends can be found on a street corner in Fukushima City, banging drums, chanting and singing. "Zero nukes!" Iwabuchi yells into a microphone as a few pedestrians stride by.

ABB wins order from MEW to upgrade three existing substations in Kuwait

International | Mar 30, 2015 -- MarketLine
ABB, Ltd., a power and automation technology company, has won an order worth $12 million from the Ministry of Electricity and Water, or MEW, of Kuwait to refurbish and upgrade three existing substations.

Dividend Solar Expands NABCEP Company Accreditation Program Through Its Partner Network

Solar | SAN FRANCISCO (The Associated Press) - Mar 30
Dividend Solar is expanding NABCEP’s Company Accreditation Program to improve the quality of solar installation companies nationwide.

ABB wins $160 million order from Eskom to supply control systems

International | Mar 30, 2015 -- MarketLine
ABB Ltd, a power and automation technology group, has won an order worth over $160 million from Eskom, an electricity provider, to supply control systems, software and instrumentation for the 4,800MW Kusile coal-fired power station in South Africa under construction near Witbank.

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