Columbia Association to buy solar energy from west county farm

Solar | Dec 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Luke Lavoie The Baltimore Sun
A major Columbia institution plans to become greener in 2015 through the use of solar energy, a move its leaders say is "the right thing to do."

HEI announces plan to spin off ASB Hawaii

Business & Corporate | Dec 16, 2014 -- MarketLine
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc., or HEI, has approved a plan to spin off ASB Hawaii, Inc., the parent company for American Savings Bank, and establish it as an independent publicly traded company.

RWE Supply & Trading announces management changes

International | Dec 16, 2014 -- MarketLine
RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, which operates as an energy trading company, has appointed Markus Krebber as CEO of the company, to succeed Stefan Judisch, effective March 1, 2015.

Nordex wins contract from wpd to deliver turbines for Jokela wind farm

International | Dec 16, 2014 -- MarketLine
Nordex SE, a manufacturer of wind turbines, has won a contract from wpd europe GmbH, a provider of wind onshore power services, to deliver and install 12 Generation Delta turbines for the Jokela wind farm in Finland along with a 15-year service contract.

Wind Power Project hearing to be held

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Dec 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - The Jamestown Sun, N.D.
A hearing by the North Dakota Public Service Commission on the Merricourt Wind Power Project is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Ashley City Hall.

Lamar County Electric Co-op Employs Aclara's eTWACS System to Increase Operational Efficiencies

Annoucement | ST. LOUIS - December 16, 2014 (News Release)
Lamar County Electric Cooperative Association today announced plans to use the eTWACS power line communications system from Aclara Technologies LLC, a leading provider of smart infrastructure technologies to water, gas and electric utilities, for its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) requirements.

ScottMadden to Sponsor and Present at Platts Utility Supply Chain Management Conference

Annoucement | December 16, 2014 (News Release)
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, is proud to join industry leaders as executive sponsor and presenter at Platts 13th Annual Utility Supply Chain Management conference being held January 18-21, 2015, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

Bowie Resource Partners And PacifiCorp Sign 15 Year Requirements Contract And Asset Purchase Agreement

Business & Corporate | LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire
Bowie Resource Partners, LLC ("BRP") announced today that it has entered into a transaction with PacifiCorp ("PacifiCorp") to supply all of the coal requirements of PacifiCorp's Huntington Power Plant near Huntington, Utah through 2029 (estimated at approximately 2.8 million tons per year) and to acquire approximately 50 million tons of undeveloped, high heat, low sulfur coal reserves in Utah from PacifiCorp.

Five Local Environmental Youth Projects Receive $50,000 in PECO Green Region Grants

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | PHILADELPHIA, Dec 16, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
From growing community herb gardens to building outdoor nature classrooms, PECO is awarding $50,000 in grants to local environmental projects to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the PECO Green Region program.

City of San Francisco Selects CaliforniaFIRST for Newly Approved Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program

Energy Efficiency | OAKLAND, Calif., Dec 16, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
San Francisco homeowners will now be able to make energy efficiency, renewable energy and water efficiency improvements to their properties through the CaliforniaFIRST program, which was adopted by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Abengoa to Develop a New Transmission Project in Argentina

International | WASHINGTON, Dec 16, 2014 -- GLOBE NEWSWIRE
Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM) (Nasdaq:ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has been selected by Gerdau (Sipar Aceros S.A.) for a new power transmission project in central Argentina that will supply electricity to a new steel plant.

GE Improves Grid Reliability with New UL-Certified Smart Meters

Metering | ATLANTA, Dec 16, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
GE's Digital Energy business (NYSE:GE), in collaboration with Underwriters Laboratories (UL), has announced that its commercial and industrial smart meters have achieved a UL voluntary safety certification, making them the first meters of this type in the industry to receive this significant mark.

Edison signs two MoU with QALAA and EGPC to build CCGT plant in Abu Qir

International | Dec 16, 2014 -- MarketLine
Edison S.p.A., an electricity and gas utility company, has signed two memorandum of understandings, or MoU, with QALAA Holdings and Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation, or EGPC, to build an 180MW combined cycle gas turbine, or CCGT, power plant in Abu Qir, Egypt.

Enel Green Power wins right to sign 20-year power supply contracts in Brazil

International | Dec 16, 2014 -- MarketLine
Enel Green Power SpA, a renewable energy company, has won the right to sign 20-year power supply contracts with Brazilian electricity distribution with power produced by a new 114MW wind project.

Washington Gas Energy Systems Celebrates Completion of Solar Projects Totaling More Than 15 Megawatts in Georgia

Solar | MCLEAN, Va., Dec 16, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of WGL (NYSE: WGL) today announced the completion of 20 solar projects, totaling more than 15 megawatts, that will produce renewable energy for Georgia Power.

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