Israels largest solar energy array inaugurated

International | By Hedy Cohen, Globes, Tel Aviv, Israel
May 24--The largest solar energy array in Israel was inaugurated this week. The Zmorot solar park, owned by the French electric utility company EDF, is expected to generate 50 MWp of clean energy. The plant is the French company's eleventh solar array in Israel. The NIS 330 million project is trailed by the former largest solar park -- also owned by EDF -- at Kibbutz Ketura (40 MWp). EDF began ...

Massachusetts bill would encourage hydropower, offshore wind

Hydro |
Canadian hydropower and offshore wind projects would become more prominent pieces of the state's overall energy landscape under a long-awaited bill House lawmakers unveiled Monday. Members of a legislative committee that oversees energy issues were expected to endorse the bill, in a vote taken by email, setting the stage for debate in the full House next month. Renewable energy ...

Ohio Company to Build Power Plant At Tygart Dam

Hydro |
Advanced Hydro Solutions of Beachwood, Ohio, has been granted a permit from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build and operate a 30-megawatt hydroelectric plant at the Tygart Dam near Grafton. No one from Advanced Hydro Solutions was available to talk about the project, but the company's website says construction on the $60 million project will begin as soon as the balance of ...

Suspect arrested in death of ex-coal chief executive

An Ohio man was arrested in the death of a former coal company executive found shot at a West Virginia cemetery where his wife is buried, a sheriff said Tuesday. Anthony R. Arriaga, 20, is being held on a first-degree murder warrant in Allen County, Ohio, Mingo County Sheriff James Smith said. Jail records listed Arriaga's hometown as Delphos, Ohio. The records didn't ...

Puerto Rico seeks power bill increase, sparking outrage

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's heavily indebted electric company announced Tuesday that it is seeking a more than 20 percent increase in the island's already high power bills, sparking outrage among many. The Electric Power Authority said the increase would allow it to keep operating and help boost its dwindling liquidity. Officials said the additional revenue also would let the ...

Protesters interrupt coal debate in Swedish Parliament

Unruly protesters briefly interrupted a debate Tuesday in the Swedish Parliament on the future of state-owned utility Vattenfall's coal assets in Germany. Swedish news agency TT says demonstrators in the spectators' gallery chanted "leave the coal in the ground" and one of them squirted what looked like ketchup at the lawmakers below. TT says the protesters were removed by ...

Veresen to sell hydroelectric plant in New York state for US$61 million

Hydro |
Veresen Inc. says it has lined up a buyer for its Glen Park hydroelectric plant in northern New York state. The Calgary-based company didn't identify the buyer in Monday's announcement but said it will get US$61 million plus working capital when the deal closes, which is expected in the third quarter of this year. The transaction requires approvals, including from the U.S. Federal ...

High energy costs threaten NHs economy

New Hampshire business leaders continue to warn the states surging economy could be short-circuited by the high cost of energy. Several Granite State business leaders recently signed a letter supporting the Northern Pass project to bring hydroelectric power into the region from Canada. The leaders say the time for action is now because the high cost of energy is a major concern for New ...

ScottMadden Sponsors AGA Financial Forum 2016

Annoucement | May 23, 2016 Atlanta, GA
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, recently joined top energy experts as a sponsor at the American Gas Association (AGA) Financial Forum in Naples, FL. This three-day event provided a unique opportunity to review the changing landscape with senior executives from energy utilities.

Demolition moves ahead furiously at K-27; preparations underway for other Cold War facilities

Nuclear | By Frank Munger, The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn.
May 23--OAK RIDGE -- The post-Cold War cleanup is proceeding at a furious pace at an Oak Ridge site once home to the nation's largest uranium-enrichment complex. With K-27, the last of five gaseous diffusion plants, coming down quicker than expected and likely to be demolished before the year-end target date, the U.S. Department of Energy has started making preparations to tear down a bunch of ...

NW Ohio eyed for creation of wind corridor

Wind | By Jim Provance, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio
May 23--COLUMBUS -- State lawmakers are considering a bill that would create an Ohio Wind Corridor encompassing much of the northwestern portion of the state that could be spared from property setback restrictions the industry contends make new large-scale wind farms impractical. "This is the area that has the most consistent wind patterns to allow [the wind industry] to make investment with a ...

Allam Cycle partners seek continued state funding for research

Risk & Operations | By Jessica Holdman, The Bismarck Tribune, N.D.
May 20--State researchers and regional energy companies are asking for $3.5 million to continue research on what industry considers a promising carbon dioxide-capturing technology. The Allam Cycle appeared before the Lignite Research Council again Thursday for another round of research funding. The Allam Cycle, invented by 8 Rivers, uses pressurized carbon dioxide rather than steam to generate ...

Queensbury Town Board considers residential electricity buying group

Queensbury Town Board is exploring the feasibility of establishing a municipal electricity buying group that would establish a single power provider for all town residents, except those who specifically choose not to participate. The community choice aggregation buying group would enable residents to save on their electric bills and reduce the chances of multiple electricity companies ...

CBN releases N120b power stabilisation fund

THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday said N120 billion out of the N213 billion Nigerian Electricity Market Stabilisation Facility (NEMSF) has been disbursed in four tranches. CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele who disclosed this during the disbursement of the fourth tranche of N55.45 billion to power companies in Lagos, said the project is meant improve the power situation in the country. ...

Nine power companies united into Energy Holding in Kyrgyzstan

This past week, Kyrgyz MPs vigorously debated the Governments resolution to transfer stakes in nine energy companies in Kyrgyzstan to the charter capital of the National Energy Holding. Finally, 76 deputies supported the document and 27 voted against it. Kyrgyzstan is now using only one tenth of its energy potential. However, the electricity consumption is increasing each year, and it is vital ...

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