OSHA probe of death of two utility workers may take months

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 14 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Patrick Cassidy Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass.
It could be weeks or months before federal workplace safety investigators release their findings on the death of two utility workers killed Saturday when a truck tipped on its end, causing the aerial lift they were in to crash to the ground off the Scenic Highway.

NRC Schedules Meetings to Discuss Vogtle Nuclear Plant Performance and Construction Inspection for New Units

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 15 - Targeted News Service
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release: Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials have scheduled an open house for April 24 to provide information on the agency's assessment of the two operating units at the Vogtle nuclear plant during 2013.

NC WARN Presses Alternate Plan for NC Energy Future: 2014 Update

Fossil & Biomass | Apr 15 - Targeted News Service
The North Carolina Waste Awareness and Reduction Network issued the following news release: Each year Duke Energy must file a 15-year plan for meeting electricity demand in North Carolina - where it has monopoly control.

Alstom to provide gas turbines for one of the largest combined-cycle power plants to be constructed by the Iraqi government

International | Apr 15 - ENP Newswire
Alstom has been awarded a contract worth approximately EUR225 million(1) to provide power generation equipment for the Al-Anbar gas-fired combined-cycle power plant being built in the Anbar province in Iraq.

Alliant Energy Helps Renewable Energy Grow Through Partnerships with Customers

Wind | Apr 15 - Targeted News Service
Alliant Energy issued the following news release: This year, Alliant Energy electric utility customers across Iowa will generate more renewable energy than ever before.

Oklahoma House passes solar surcharge bill

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 15 - Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)
Utility customers who want to install rooftop solar panels or small wind turbines could face extra charges on their bills after legislation passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives on Monday.

Swedbank to finance construction of wind farm in Lithuania

International | Apr 15 - IntelliNews - Weekly Reports
Bank Swedbank intends to finance construction of largest wind farm in Lithuania. Swedbank and wind farm developer Amberwind have signed a long-term funding agreement worth LTL 357mn (EUR 103mn) for the construction of the 73.5 megawatt wind farm in Taurage county, informs LETA/ELTA.

Gamesa India to commission wind projects totaling 800MW capacity during 2014 to 2015

International | Apr 15 - Global Data Point
At present, the company has over 200MW of windmills ready to become operational and has orders on hand for another 600MW.

Ameren Illinois Electric Modernization Plan on Track

Grid Operations | COLLINSVILLE, Ill., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Ameren Illinois announced that it exceeded its yearly reliability performance goals required by the state's Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act (EIMA).

NRC to hold open house on Catawba nuclear plant

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 14 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Bruce Henderson The Charlotte Observer
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold an April 24 open house in Rock Hill, S.C., on the Catawba nuclear power plant.

Otter Tail Corporation Held Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Business & Corporate | FERGUS FALLS, Apr 14, 2014 -- GLOBE NEWSWIRE
Otter Tail Corporation (Nasdaq:OTTR) hosted 304 shareholders and guests at its annual meeting of common shareholders on April 14 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

Malloy announces collaboration with utilities to prevent cyber attacks

Communications & Security | Apr 14 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Johanna Somers The Day, New London, Conn.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced a cyber security plan for Connecticut's utilities to protect lives and commercial activities.

Fitch Publishes Utilities, Power, and Gas Monthly Rating Report

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK, Apr 14, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Fitch Ratings has published the North American Utilities, Power, and Gas (UPG) Group's monthly summary rating report for March 2014.

Duke Energy selects five N.C. properties for potential industrial development

Business & Corporate | CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire
Duke Energy has selected five North Carolina properties for participation in its 2014 Site Readiness Program to prepare the properties for potential industrial development.

First Wind to Sell Power from planned Solar Project to Hawaiian Electric

Solar | Apr 14 - Business Wire
First Wind, an independent renewable energy company that operates four wind projects in Hawai‘i, and Hawaiian Electric Company today announced that a request has been filed with the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission.

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