PRC OKs PNM deal with environmental groups; vote on coal plant expected by year's end

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Steve Terrell The Santa Fe New Mexican
The state Public Regulation Commission on Wednesday formally accepted an agreement between Public Service Company of New Mexico and three environmental groups regarding the utility's proposal for a coal plant -- and set a new timetable for a final vote on long-debated plans for the plant.

Electric vehicle rally finds warm welcome in Cripple Creek

Electric Vehicles | Aug 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jen Mulson The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
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PNM expected to refile rate hike request of about 12 percent

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Kevin Robinson-Avila Albuquerque Journal, N.M.
Public Service Company of New Mexico is expected to renew its request for a rate increase in the neighborhood of 12 percent today, although the sticker shock felt by consumers could be lower.

BRIEF: Orlando Utilities Commission contract taken off Vero Beach agendas

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | VERO BEACH Aug 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Treasure Coast Newspapers, Stuart, Fla.
The City Council won't discuss the amended Orlando Utilities Commission contract at its meeting Tuesday as planned, City Manager Jim O'Connor said.

5 things utilities need to know about "flexiwatts"

Demand Response | James Mandel and Mark Dyson | Aug 26, 2015
The authors of RMI's just released "The Economics of Demand Flexibility" paper give advice about this "untapped opportunity."

ConEd finds load relief in demand response, efficiency trial

Business & Corporate | Richard Schlesinger | Aug 26, 2015
Con Edison's Brooklyn/Queens Demand Management trial could become a model for the transformation of the utility model into a much more outward-oriented partnership that involves third parties and customers.

EDF Renewable Energy acquires OwnEnergy

Business & Corporate | Aug 26, 2015 -- MarketLine Financial Deals Tracker
EDF Renewable Energy, Inc., a developer and operator of renewable energy projects, has acquired OwnEnergy, Inc., a developer of mid-sized wind power projects. Both the companies are based in the US.

Moratorium on solar panels adopted

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Susan Meeker Glenn County Transcript, Calif.
The Glenn County Board of Supervisors last week adopted a six-month moratorium on issuing conditional use permits for solar generating plants on land zoned exclusively for agriculture.

City OK's solar energy policy

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Rochelle Moore The Wilson Daily Times, N.C.
The Wilson City Council approved a renewable energy policy that was tabled in February pending the $1.2 billion sale of electric generation assets to Duke Energy Progress.

VEA and Bombard Electric Announce 15-Megawatt Solar Energy Project in Pahrump, Nevada

Solar | Aug 26 - Pan African News Agency
Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a nonprofit, member-owned electric cooperative, announced detailed information about the plan to begin construction this year on a 15-megawatt solar energy generation project in Pahrump, Nevada.

PSEG Solar Source acquires 25.4MW California plant from Hanergy

Business & Corporate | Aug 26 -
PSEG Solar Source has acquired the 25.4MW Columbia Solar Project from Hanergy America Solar Solutions.

E.ON bets on US for bold solar push

Solar | Aug 26 - Pan African News Agency
The German utility is eyeing expansion into the growing solar space of the U.S. as it pursues investment and development opportunities in PV.

485 MW Blythe Mesa PV plant step closer to reality

Solar | Aug 26 - Pan African News Agency
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has approved the 485 MW Blythe Mesa Solar project in California.

FirstEnergy announces executive promotions

Business & Corporate | Aug 26, 2015 -- MarketLine
FirstEnergy Corp., a public utility holding company, has named James Lash as executive vice president of the company and president of FirstEnergy Generation and James Pearson, currently senior vice president and CFO, as executive vice president and CFO of the company, effective September 7, 2015.

CEC and Black Hills partner to bring roofless solar facility to Pueblo

Solar | Aug 26, 2015 -- MarketLine
Clean Energy Collective, or CEC, a solar provider, and Black Hills Energy, an electric utility, have announced plans to bring a roofless community solar facility to Pueblo, Colorado and the surrounding area.

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