Duke Energy saps customers, senator says

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Josh Boatwright Tampa Tribune, Fla.
Duke Energy officials say the longer billing cycle and higher rates appearing on thousands of customers' bills this month are a one-time hassle that will make business more efficient as they change travel routes for power meter reading.

California's latest carbon auction raises $331.8 million

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Aug 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Dale Kasler The Sacramento Bee
Industrial companies and other businesses paid a combined $331.8 million for carbon credits in California's latest cap-and-trade auction, state officials said Thursday.

TVA turns to gas to replace Memphis coal plant

Fossil & Biomass | Aug 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Dave Flessner Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.
The Tennessee Valley Authority will shut down the Allen coal plant in Memphis and build a new natural gas-fired power plant on the same site in the next four years.

Default rates going down for PPL customers

Business & Corporate | Aug 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Sam Kennedy The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
The price of electricity for PPL Electric Utilities' default customers will drop slightly next month, the Allentown company announced Thursday.

E Source Announces Finalists for the 2014 Utility Ad Awards Contest

Annoucement | BOULDER, CO, August 22, 2014 (News Release)
E Source has selected 16 utilities as finalists in the 2014 Utility Ad Awards Contest. The utility industry's largest and most comprehensive advertising competition, the annual E Source Utility Ad Awards Contest is open to any electric or gas utility located in the US or Canada.

ABB launches world's most powerful underground and subsea power transmission cable system

Annoucement | Zurich, Switzerland, August 21, 2014 (News Release)
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has announced a breakthrough in cable technology. It has successfully developed and tested a 525 kilovolt (kV) extruded high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable system to make renewable energy installations more efficient and cost-effective.

ScottMadden to Present at EUCI's Transforming the Utility Business Model Conference

Annoucement | ATLANTA, GA - August 21, 2014 (News Release)
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, is proud to join leading industry players as a presenter at EUCI's Transforming the Utility Business Model Conference being held August 25-26, 2014, at the Marriott Medical District in Chicago, Illinois.

Leidos Engineering Expert Tapped for Regional Energy AllianceBoard

Annoucement | Reston, Va. - Aug. 21, 2014 ((News Release)
Leidos Engineering's John Nicol was recently elected to serve a two-year term as a member of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) board of directors.

Siemens will deliver 67 D6 wind turbines for Dudgeon offshore wind power plant

Annoucement | August 21, 2014 (News Release)
Siemens Energy has received an order for Dudgeon offshore wind power plant in the UK. The Norwegian energy companies Statoil and Statkraft have awarded two contracts to Siemens Energy for the engineering, supply, assembly, commissioning and service of 67 Siemens D6 direct-drive wind turbines of the type SWT-6.0-154 rated at 6 megawatts (MW) each and equipped with a 154-meter rotor.

Guelph Hydro's Free Digital Photo Frame Displays Real-Time Energy Usage Along With Personal Photographs

Annoucement | Burbank, Calif./Guelph, Ontario - August 20, 2014 (News Release)
Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc., the electric distribution utility serving more than 52,000 customers in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, today announced it is launching CEIVA Energy's home energy management system that will provide customers with easy-to-understand information about their household's energy usage, right on their kitchen counter.

ABB launches new generation Fiber Optic Current Sensor for high voltage applications

Annoucement | Zurich, Switzerland, August 20, 2014 (News Release)
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced the launch of its latest generation Fiber Optic Current Sensor (FOCS-FS) to complement its portfolio of optical sensors.

Guelph Hydro's Free Digital Photo Frame Displays Real-Time Energy Usage Along With Personal Photographs

Annoucement | Burbank, Calif./Guelph, Ontario - August 20, 2014 (News Release)
Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc., the electric distribution utility serving more than 52,000 customers in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, today announced it is launching CEIVA Energy's home energy management system that will provide customers with easy-to-understand information about their household's energy usage, right on their kitchen counter.

ABB achieves breakthrough in switchgear technology with eco-efficient insulation gas

Annoucement | Zurich, Switzerland, August 19, 2014 (News Release)
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has achieved a significant breakthrough in switchgear technology with the development of a solution that deploys a new insulation gas mixture as a substitute for sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).

ABB to provide UK grid connection for Europe's largest tidal energy project

Annoucement | Zurich, Switzerland, August 18, 2014 (News Release)
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has been awarded a contract by Atlantis Resources Limited to provide the onshore grid connection for Phase I of the MeyGen tidal stream project in Scotland's Pentland Firth.

Four Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines in Denmark reach record 100 million kWh mark

Annoucement | August 14, 2014 (News Release)
Four Siemens semi-offshore wind turbines in Denmark have reached the significant milestone of having each generated 100 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity since being installed in 2003.

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