EV Bus Manufacturer Proterra Reaches 1,000,000th Mile in Revenue Service EV Bus Manufacturer Proterra Reaches 1,000,000th Mile in Revenue Service

Electric Vehicles | GREENVILLE, S.C. (The Associated Press) - Mar 24
North America’s leading manufacturer of zero-emissions battery-electric buses, Proterra Inc., recently congratulated its customers on achieving a major milestone for the EV industry: logging one million miles in revenue service.

Tamar partners to sign 3 power station deals

International | Mar 24 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Hedy Cohen Globes, Tel Aviv, Israel
Three natural gas contracts will be signed in the coming days between the Tamar partners and private power stations, sources inform "Globes." The power stations concerned are Alon Tabor, Ramat Gabriel and the power plant due to be built in the Sorek desalination plant.

Chelan PUD: Snowpack's low but lake-level targets should be hit

Hydro | Mar 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Christine Pratt The Wenatchee World, Wash.
Historical data is showing that the Chelan County PUD will likely hit its seasonal elevation targets for Lake Chelan and maintain year-round flow in the Chelan River gorge, despite withering snowpack in the North Cascades.

Benton PUD moving forward with first local community solar project

Solar | Mar 24 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Sara Schilling Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Wash.)
Benton PUD is moving forward with the Tri-Cities' first community solar project.

Utilities make dept. heads salary personnel

Business & Corporate | Mar 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Matt Lasley Grayson County News-Gazette, Leitchfield, Ky.
Leitchfield Utilities officially made its four department heads salary personnel on Thursday, March 19.

NiSource Declares Quarterly Common Dividend

Business & Corporate | (The Associated Press) - Mar 24
 The Board of Directors of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) today approved a quarterly dividend payment of 26 cents per share, payable May 20, 2015, to common stockholders of record at the close of business April 30, 2015.

Ultrasolar Technology Announces Strategic Alliance with NanoEnergy, Japan

International | SANTA CLARA, Calif. (The Associated Press) - Mar 24
Ultrasolar Technology Inc., a leading startup in the solar space providing systems for increasing energy harvest from solar modules, today announced a strategic alliance with NanoEnergy Ltd. of Japan a technology distributor of energy efficiency systems.

Versify Signed Multi-Year Software Contract with GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc.

Annoucement | Glen Mills, Pa. - March 26, 2015 (News Release)
Versify Solutions Inc. signed a multi-year contract with GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc. to provide an advanced software solution for corporate-wide reliability event logging.

CLP Power Hong Kong Limited - Beijing Yire Coal-fired Power Station Ceased Operation

International | Mar 25 - ENP Newswire
CLP Holdings Limited announced today that Beijing Yire Power Station ceased operation on 20 March at the request of Beijing municipal authorities.

Connecticut lawmakers mull tighter rules for power plant shutdowns

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Mar 25 - New Haven Register (CT)
State lawmakers are considering legislation that would require utilities that shut down power plants in the state to develop specific plans for how those facilities will be used in the future.

California's push for clean energy has a problem: no place to store it

Solar | Mar 25 - Los Angeles Times (CA)
On a quiet Sunday morning last April, power plants were pumping far more energy into California's electricity grid than residents needed for their refrigerators, microwaves and television sets.

Caribbean to remain stuck with high energy costs, experts say

International | Mar 24 - EFE Ingles
Caribbean nations are likely to go on suffering from high electricity costs because most do not possess their own fossil fuels or the capacity to exploit alternative renewable energy sources, experts told Efe.

Allconnect Announces Partnership with Westar Energy to Provide Free, Personalized Assistance with Home Service Choices

Annoucement | ATLANTA - March 23, 2015 (News Release)
Allconnect, a national leader in connecting consumers with essential home services, today announced a new partnership with Westar Energy, the largest electric utility in Kansas, to offer its Move Advisor program to Westar's nearly 700,000 customers.

Mining bill sees support from industry and conservation groups

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Mar 24 - Tom Kuglin Independent Record, Helena, Mont.
Mining advocates and conservation groups that often oppose each other on mining-related legislation found some common ground Monday with a bill to add regulations for storing mine tailings.

Dominion Accepting Applications for $1.5 Million in Education Grants

Business & Corporate | RICHMOND, Va., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire
Educators and faculty at schools and colleges in communities served by Dominion Resources are invited to apply for $1.5 million in educational grants to fund energy, environment and workforce development programs.

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