Nuclear Energy Industry Congratulates New NRC Commissioners

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 17 - Targeted News Service
The Nuclear Energy Institute's president and chief executive officer, Marvin Fertel, made the following remarks in reaction to the U.S. Senate vote today to confirm Stephen Burns and Jeff Baran as commissioners at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACORE Releases Western Region update to Renewable Energy in the 50 States

Wind | Sep 17 - Global Data Point
This 50 State Report update highlights the following notable advances: renewable energy is now responsible for over 20% of electricity generation in six western states, and the region saw the addition of nearly 4 GW of new renewable energy capacity in 2013 alone.

Enel Green Power begins construction of Talinay Poniente wind farm in Chile

International | Sep 17 - Global Data Point
Once fully up and running the wind farm will be able to generate up to over 160 GWh per year, the equivalent of the electricity needs of about 60,000 Chilean households, and will therefore avoid the emission of over 130,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Elecnor secures €95m contract to develop solar PV plant in Australia

International | Sep 17 - Global Data Point
The project is owned by Moree Solar Farm Pty Ltd, a unit of Spanish solar power group Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV).

Solar Project Yields Positive Results

Solar | Sep 17 - Targeted News Service
Idaho Power's solar-powered lighting system has gone "net zero" less than one year after installation. Manufactured and installed by Boise-based Inovus, the photovoltaic panels produced as much energy as the lights consumed over the past year.

Fitch Upgrades Delaware Muni Electric Corp's Electric Revs to 'A'; Outlook to Stable

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 16, 2014--
Fitch Ratings has upgraded the following Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation's (DEMEC, or the agency) rating.

Edison International Appoints New Leaders at Subsidiaries

Business & Corporate | ROSEMEAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 16, 2014--
Edison International (NYSE:EIX) announced today the appointment of new leaders at two subsidiaries, Southern California Edison (SCE) and Edison Energy.

SDG&E's Residential Rate Reform Proposal Seeks Fairness For All

Business & Corporate | SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 
Starting today, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) customers will have the chance to speak out about proposed changes in electric rates in the first of 16 public participation hearings on the issue scheduled throughout California over the next several weeks.

SPI Solar Announces Developments in the Solar PV Market in Hawaii

Solar | ROSEVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 16, 2014--
SPI Solar (“SPI”) (SOPW:OTCBB), a vertically-integrated photovoltaic solar developer, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets relating to current SPI solar PV projects in Hawaii.

Fitch Revises Tri-State Generation & Transmission's (CO) Outlook to Negative

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK - Business Wire - Sep 16
Fitch Ratings has assigned 'A' ratings to the following bonds and notes for Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. (Tri-State)

Top Industry Magazines Name Leidos Engineering's Hughes among "2014 Engineering Leaders Under 40"

Annoucement | RESTON, Va. - Sept. 16, 2014 (News Release)
Tom Hughes, a Leidos Engineering energy specialist based in Oklahoma City, was selected by CFE Media's Control Engineering and Plant Engineering magazines as an up-and-coming leader in the industry, being awarded a spot in their "2014 Engineering Leaders Under 40."

ABB wins power products order worth over $30 million in New Jersey

Annoucement | Zurich, Switzerland, September 16, 2014 (News Release)
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth over $30 million from Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) to supply gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) for substations to boost the reliability of transmission infrastructure in New Jersey.

Consumers Energy releases accountability report

Business & Corporate | Sep 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich.
Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest utility, released its 2014 accountability report.

FirstEnergy Corp. Declares Unchanged Common Stock Dividend

Business & Corporate | AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire
The Board of Directors of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) today declared an unchanged quarterly dividend of 36 cents per share of outstanding common stock. The dividend will be payable December 1, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 7, 2014.

Suit alleges man fired over pending ash spill 'exposure' claim

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn.
A man was fired from his job at TVA's Bull Run Fossil Plant after only three weeks because he has a workers' compensation claim pending due to "exposure" experienced while working at the federal agency's ash spill cleanup site in Kingston, a legal action avers.

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