New Power Investor Seeks Review of National Electricity Tariff

International | Jul 21, 2014 -- The Guardian/All Africa Global Media
A MAJOR investor in the nation's new Electricity Distribution Companies described the graduated increase in Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) as a serious disincentive to the Federal Government electrification programme.

Nepal to generate energy from its holy river, Bagmati

International | KATHMANDU, Jul 21, 2014 -- Xinhua
The Nepal government is gearing up towards generating hydropower energy from Bagmati River, one of its most reverent and religiously significant river, officials said on Sunday.

U.S. nuke plant operator entangled in new scandle

Nuclear | HOUSTON, Jul 21, 2014 -- Xinhua
The operator of an underground nuclear waste repository in New Mexico, where a major radiation leak happened, was found to be rewarded with a huge bonus for "excellent" performance just a few days after a fire, U.S. media disclosed.

FG Urges Power Firms to Boost Supply

International | Jul 21, 2014 -- Daily Independent/All Africa Global Media
The Federal Government has urged private power firms to explore the use of embedded power generation to boost power supply, especially in industrial hubs across the country.

BPE Boss Urges Patience Over Power Crisis

International | Jul 21, 2014 -- Daily Independent/All Africa Global Media
The Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr Benjamin Dikki urged Nigerians to be patient with government in its at increasing power supply in the country.

ABB wins $35 million HVDC upgrade order in Canada

Annoucement | Zurich, Switzerland, July 18, 2014
Upgrade to enhance grid reliability, improve efficiency and enhance power availabilit.

Utility Scale Solar Farms are Fueling U.S. Growth

Solar | ASHEVILLE, Jul 20, 2014 -- GLOBE NEWSWIRE
It is no coincidence that companies like Innovative Solar Systems have expanded and are now primarily only developing and building solar farm projects that are over 20MW in size.

WAPA files feed-in tariff petition

International | Jul 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Jenny Kane The Virgin Islands Daily News, St. Thomas
The V.I. Water and Power Authority has filed a petition for a feed-in tariff rate to comply with the Feed-in Tariff Act that the V.I. Senate passed in May.

Solar Energy for Sandy Survivors

Solar | July 20, 2014 -- 3BL Media
Last October, Jolyn Bright looked up at her roof in Asbury Park, NJ to see a team of employee volunteers from Wells Fargo's Green Team installing the first-ever GRID Alternatives solar energy system on the Eastern seaboard.

Hydro Green Energy wants to build hydroelectric plant on Monongahela River

Hydro | Jul 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Tory N. Parrish The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
A Dallas startup could become the first company to operate a hydroelectric power plant in Allegheny County.

No power, phone service in towns hit by wildfire

Grid Operations | Jul 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Nina Culver The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.
Burned cables, telephone poles and power lines have cut off all power, phone and Internet services in several Central Washington towns hit by wildfires.

Coalfields fire threatens to engulf Jharkhand college

International | Jul 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Pankaj Kumar Hindustan Times, New Delhi
A fire burning in one of India's biggest coalfields for nearly hundred years is threatening a college in Dhanbad, the flames now just 10 metres away from the educational institution.

Solar farms taking root in North Carolina

Solar | Jul 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Steve DeVane The Fayetteville Observer, N.C.
Helen Livingston's family has owned a 300-acre farm near Maxton for generations. Now 45 acres of the land is covered with more than 26,000 dark solar panels, making it part of a growing movement to harvest electricity from the sun.

Avista receives grant for energy system

Energy Storage | Jul 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Elaine Williams Lewiston Tribune, Idaho
Pullman will play a pivotal role in developing technology that could solve one of the biggest issues facing the alternative energy industry -- how to store electricity generated by intermittent sources like wind and sunshine.

Bills to protect coal jobs

Fossil & Biomass | Jul 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Lana Bellamy The Daily Independent, Ashland, Ky.
Rep. Thomas Massie, along with the other members of Congress' Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, passed three bills Wednesday geared toward what they say is protecting jobs against federal overreach.



Receive Energy Central eNews & Updates

Get the news delivered to you!
Subscribe now to receive top headlines and news updates power industry professionals need to know- FREE!


2014 Energy Market Perspective Webinar

Thursday Jul 31, 2014 - 2:00 PM Eastern


Get your event listing in front of more than 100,000 industry professionals by posting on EnergyCentral's Event Center.