Georgia lawmakers consider solar power financing

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Mar 26 - Forexpros
Lawmakers may soon allow people in Georgia to finance solar panels the same way they get mortgages to buy homes or lease cars.

New York State Launches an Energy Revolution

Business & Corporate | Mar 23 - Transmission & Distribution World
EDITOR’S NOTE: Audrey Zibelman, the chair of the New York State Public Service Commission, is helping launch a revolution in the delivery of energy and energy services in her state. She recently responded to questions from The Energy Times.

India govt to launch major smart city and gas power plant policy reforms

International | Mar 26 - Forexpros
India government is targeting a major smart city development mission as well policy revival for large-scale gas power plants in the month of April.

JEA ratings stable, but challenges loom ahead ; Agencies: Management record strong as utility faces debt, tougher rules

Business & Corporate | Mar 26 - Florida Times Union
Recent financial reports on JEA by the nation's major credit- rating agencies paint a picture of a large public utility facing big challenges in the years ahead but buoyed by strong leadership, competitive rates and an aggressive campaign to tackle its $5 billion debt.

ABB and Samsung SDI join forces to develop Microgrids globally

Annoucement | Zurich, Switzerland, March 25, 2015 (News Release)
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, and Samsung SDI, the leading manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote microgrid solutions globally.

TransData's Smart Meter Patent Triumphs Again Over General Electric's Patent Challenge

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | (The Associated Press) - Mar 25
 TransData, Inc., received notice that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("Patent Office") concluded an ex parte reexamination of TransData's U.S. Patent No. 6,181,294 (the '294 Patent) and will issue a Reexamination Certificate that reaffirms validity of all pending claims.

Greenleaf Power Enters Into Purchase Agreement With Leidos to Acquire Plainfield Renewable Energy in Connecticut

Business & Corporate | PLAINFIELD, Conn. (The Associated Press) - Mar 25
Greenleaf Power, an owner and operator of renewable energy power plants, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Plainfield Renewable Energy.

Entergy "Powers a New Day" in its 2014 Integrated Report

Business & Corporate | PLAINFIELD, Conn. (The Associated Press) - Mar 25
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) released its 2014 Integrated Report, Powering a New Day, a review of the company's financial, operational, environmental and social performance and the progress the company has made in creating sustainable value for its owners, customers, employees and communities

Iberdrola USA/CMP Near Completion of Largest Construction Project in Maine History

Grid Operations | PR Newswire - Mar 25
Iberdrola USA and Central Maine Power Co. (CMP), recently marked the installation of the last new support structure for the Maine Power Reliability Program (MPRP) - a $1.4 billion upgrade to the company's bulk power transmission system.

Rhombus Energy Solutions, Inc. Announces $2.8M in Series A Funding

Business & Corporate | (The Associated Press) - Mar 25
Rhombus Energy Solutions, Inc. (Rhombus), a high-growth, energy technology company, announced today that it raised $2.8 million in Series A funding.

GE announces management changes

Business & Corporate | Mar 25, 2015 -- MarketLine
General Electric Company, or GE, has named Ron Pollett as vice president of GE and president & CEO for GE Russia/CIS.

OSHA Publishes New Electrical Safety Requirements

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | CINCINNATI (The Associated Press) - Mar 25
Safety requirements are getting stricter due to updates to the Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution (1910.269) and Electrical Protective Equipment (1926 subpart V) standards from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

IKEA To Expand Renewable Energy Portfolio with Fuel Cells to Generate More Onsite Power at Store in Emeryville, CA

Distributed & Cogeneration | CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (The Associated Press) - Mar 25
IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced plans to install a fuel cell system manufactured by Bloom Energy at its location in Emeryville, CA – one of two San Francisco-area stores for the Swedish company.

B&W Awarded $40.3 Million Emission Control Contract by Colorado Springs Utilities

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | CHARLOTTE, N.C. (The Associated Press) - Mar 25
The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE:BWC) announced today that a consortium that includes its Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG) subsidiary has been awarded a contract by Colorado Springs Utilities to engineer, procure, construct and commission an emissions control project for the Ray D. Nixon Power Plant, located south of Colorado Springs, Colo.

AGL Resources Increases 2015 Earnings Guidance

Business & Corporate | (The Associated Press) - Mar 25
AGL Resources Inc. (NYSE: GAS) today announced that it is increasing its 2015 earnings per share guidance driven by colder-than-normal weather across its distribution and retail businesses through the first two months of 2015, as well as stronger-than-expected results at its wholesale business.

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