Seneca Nation to build wind turbine off Route 5 in Irving

Wind | By David Robinson, The Buffalo News, N.Y.
April 25--The Seneca Nation of Indians will break ground Wednesday on a $6 million project that will build a wind turbine in Irving that is expected to reduce tribal electricity costs by $400,000 a year. The project will involve the construction of a 2-megawatt wind turbine on 1.5 acres of tribal-owned land off Lucky Layne Road, near the Gil Lay Memorial Sports Arena, just east of Route 5. The ...

Council still divided on utilities board in Rock Falls

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | By Pam Eggemeier, Daily Gazette, Sterling, Ill.
April 26--ROCK FALLS -- It's been more than a year since the city started serious talks about the formation of a utilities governance board, and some alderman still aren't sold on the idea. The issue was discussed at length during Monday's Committee of the Whole meeting, a format that allows for intensive dialogue, but no council action. "The council has been split on doing this up until now, ...

Ribbon-cutting set for solar rooftop at Western Branch High in Chesapeake

Solar | By Amir Vera, The Virginian-Pilot
April 26--CHESAPEAKE State Chief Energy Efficiency Officer Hayes Framme will join school officials and Dominion Virginia Power leaders for a ribbon- cutting ceremony at Western Branch High School for what the electric company is calling "the largest single rooftop solar energy system in Virginia." The school's rooftop system is made up of over 3,000 solar panels, which Dominion officials said ...

In the shadow of a nuclear power plant, Shippingport residents go about their daily lives

Nuclear | By Jared Stonesifer, Beaver County Times, Pa.
April 26--SHIPPINGPORT -- The cluster of homes seems out of place from afar, nestled snugly between a gigantic nuclear power plant and a belching coal-fired plant in a grassy field next to the Ohio River. You need to have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue. The people you'll find living there don't seem concerned in the slightest that ...

ENEC senior leadership and international experts discuss culture of safety in nuclear energy

ABU DHABI, 26th April, 2016 (WAM) -- International experts have shared their thoughts at a presentation on safety in nuclear energy, organised by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, ENEC. Naohiro Masuda, the President and Chief Decommissioning Officer of Fukushima Daiichi Decontamination and Decommissioning Engineering Company, and Tom Mitchell, former President and Chief Executive ...

EDF executives called back by MPs to explain Hinkley Point delay

EDF executives have been called back to parliament to explain why they have further delayed making an investment decision on a planned £18bn nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset. MPs on the energy and climate change committee want to hear from EDF chiefs after the French economy minister, Emmanuel Macron, said the final decision could be delayed until September – four months ...

Electric airplanes make their mark

Electric Vehicles | By Mike Sweet, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa
April 26--In a world where faster, higher, and further are the goal of getting from point A to point B, a contrarian airplane and its two man crew made an historic landing in San Francisco over the weekend. The sun-powered Solar Impulse-2 touched down safely after flying non stop for nearly three days and nights while crossing the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland. A speed record ...

Western Wisconsin schools adding solar power through Dairyland Power program

Solar | La Crosse Tribune, Wis.
April 26--Three western Wisconsin public schools will receive solar panels through Dairyland Power Cooperative's Solar for Schools initiative. The company announced that 12-kilowatt solar installations will be constructed this summer at Alma Area School, Cochrane-Fountain City School and De Soto Area Middle and High School. Dairyland issued a Request for Proposals for the projects last fall. ...

Falmouth to appeal denial of wind turbine permit

Wind | By Sean F. Driscoll, Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass.
April 26--FALMOUTH -- The town will go to court to appeal the denial of a special permit for one of its twin wind turbines, the Board of Selectmen announced Monday night, adding another lawsuit to the growing pile of litigation surrounding the controversial machines. Doug Jones, chairman of the board, made a brief statement about the decision Monday after selectmen met in executive session for ...

Venezuelans Surprised by Rolling Blackouts

International | VOA News
Venezuelans Surprised by Rolling Blackouts VOA News April 26, 2016 12:43 AM Some Venezuelans were surprised Monday by rolling four-hour blackouts that the government says will last 40 days, in response to a drought that has rendered hydroelectric power plants nearly useless. President Nicolas Maduro's government announced power rationing on Monday in 18 of Venezuela's 24 states. The capital, ...

Noy Fund, TSK take Negev solar power plant stake

International | By Kobi Yeshayahou, Globes, Tel Aviv, Israel
Shikun & Binui Holdings Ltd. (TASE: SKBN) has signed an agreement for the Noy Fund and TSK Group to replace bankrupt Spanish company Abengoa for the building of the NIS 4 billion Ashalim thermo-solar power plant in southern Israel. Shikun & Binui will continue to hold 50% of the concession, while the Noy Fund will hold 40% and TSK Group 10%. TSK Group will also hold 32.5% of the ...

SBI chief inks MoU for 1,000 MW renewable energy production

The chairperson of the Sindh Investment Board (SBI) who is on a visit to Germany has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a consortium of European companies in Munich for production of 1,000 megawatt renewable energy. An official of SBI said here on Monday that the companies were M/s Green Quest solutions UK and M/s Alka Power Holding Netherlands. It was pointed out that the ...

NTPC rewrites its success story

N TPC, India's largest power utility, has recorded its highest ever annual generation of 241.98 billion units of electricity in the financial year 2015- 16, according to an official statement. The public sector power giant has also exceeded its capacity addition target by adding another 2,255 MW, taking the NTPC Group's total installed capacity to 46,653 MW as on March 31, 2016. NTPC's solar ...

Vero Beach, Fort Pierce could see lower electric costs as power plant debt is paid off

Business & Corporate | By Colleen Wixon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, Stuart, Fla.
April 26--Electric customers in Vero Beach and Fort Pierce could see lower rates over the next few years as Florida Municipal Power Agency members pay off debt on its four power-supply projects. Vero Beach rates could decrease by 5 percent to 10 percent by 2019, when the Stanton I project in Orlando is paid off, Vero Beach City Manager Jim O'Connor said. Savings even could come a year or two ...

3,132MW of electricity lost in one day

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday revealed why most parts of the country experienced total blackout last weekend as he declared that 99.6 per cent of the total electricity generation was lost in one day. Specifically, Osinbajo stated that 3,132 megawatts of the total electricity generated on Saturday, April 23, 2016 was lost. The loss was against a total energy of 3,144MW that was ...

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