FERC investigating Illinois electric price spike

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jacob Barker St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Federal regulators are investigating an electricity price auction this spring that sent a component of electricity prices in Metro East and downstate Illinois soaring.

Conergy's Move Into Solar Asset Ownership Reflects The Broader Search For Recurring Revenue

Business & Corporate | Oct 09 - Pan African News Agency
Miami-based solar developer Conergy has broadened its business model to include long-term ownership of select generating assets in an effort to establish itself as an independent power producer (IPP).

Minnesota Commission Revokes Permit for Comfrey Wind Project

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 09 - Pan African News Agency
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission issued an Oct. 6 order revoking a site permit, first issued in 2008, for the 31.5 MW Comfrey Wind Energy LLC project.

Entergy agrees to sell Rhode Island natural gas-fired power plant

Business & Corporate | Oct 09 - Investing.com Vermont Business Magazine
Entergy Corp. today announced that its wholesale generation division, Entergy Wholesale Commodities, has entered into an agreement to sell its 583-megawatt Rhode Island State Energy Center (RISEC), located in Johnston, RI, to Carlyle Power Partners.

EPA stalling legal disputes to power-plant rules, 14 states charge

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Oct 09 - National Iraqi News Agency (Iraq)
Fourteen states on Tuesday asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to explain why its new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants has not yet been published in the Federal Register, which is needed before legal challenges can be brought against it.

RSL unveils massive new solar project

Solar | SANDY - Oct 09 - Deseret News (UT)
The newest team color for Utah's Major League Soccer franchise is green.

Armenia's Metsamor nuclear power plant to shut down in 2017

International | Oct 09 - Global Data Point
Earlier, the unit was scheduled to shut down for six to seven months but later the decision was changed.

A2A to Acquire Brodarevo Hydro Power Project in Zlatibor District, Serbia from Reservoir Capital

International | Oct 09 - Progressive Digital Media - Deals
A2A SpA has agreed to acquire Brodarevo hydroelectric power project situated on Lim river, Brodarevo, Prijepolje, Zlatibor district, Serbia from Reservoir Capital Corp.

Windfarm commissioner appointed with strong credentials in renewables

International | Oct 09 - Guardian Web
The Turnbull government has appointed an academic and company director with strong ties to climate and renewables research as its new “wind commissioner”, in a move the clean energy industry says should help return the wind energy debate to “sensible”.

Entergy decreases output capacity at Pilgrim nuclear power plant

Nuclear | Oct 09 - Global Data Point
Entergy spokeswoman Laura Burm said the workers have lowered the power level after discovering an unexpected level change in one of the plant's feed water heaters.

ScottMadden Discusses Financial Trends in Rate Cases and Cost Recovery at AGA’s State Affairs Fall Committee Meeting

Annoucement | October 08, 2015 | Atlanta, GA
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, recently joined leading industry players on a panel at AGA’s State Affairs Fall Committee Meeting.

Duke Energy to take more time on Asheville power line

Grid Operations | Oct 8 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Bruce Henderson The Charlotte Observer
Duke Energy said Thursday it will rethink a controversial transmission line from South Carolina to its Asheville power plant after a wave of local opposition.

Public asked to attend upcoming smart meter town hall

Billing & Customer Care | Oct 8 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Kristy Sturgill Claremore Daily Progress, Okla.
Claremore City Manager Jim Thomas announced Monday that representatives of General Electric, Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) and the city's part-time electric ombudsman would attend an Oct. 12 town hall meeting regarding smart meters and electric billing.

Smart thermostat program could cut energy bills

Billing & Customer Care | Oct 8 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Cynthia Dizikes Chicago Tribune
Looking to move energy savings beyond light bulbs, a coalition of utility executives, environmental groups and government agencies announced a new Chicago-area heating and cooling program Thursday that they said could lower some electricity and gas bills by more than $100 a year.

Xcel Energy executive says company focusing on cleaner energy

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Oct 8 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Brandi Jewett Grand Forks Herald
While some states and utility companies prepare to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency over recently released emission reduction requirements, a regional energy provider is looking to increase its renewable energy output.

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