Central Hudson, NYSEG and RG&E Challenge FERC in United States Court of Appeals

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation and Iberdrola USA subsidiaries New York State Electric & Gas Corporation and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation provided oral argument today in the Second Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City, challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) decision to assess unnecessarily high prices in the new capacity zone in the lower Hudson Valley.

Avista Makes Annual Price Adjustment Requests in Washington

Business & Corporate | SPOKANE, WA, Sep 12, 2014 -- Marketwired
Avista (NYSE: AVA) filed its annual Residential Exchange Program and Purchased Gas Cost Adjustment (PGA) requests that would result in a 0.6 percent decrease in electric revenue, and increase natural gas revenue by 1.2 percent in Washington, if the requests are approved by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC).

PPL ends time-of-use rates

Demand Response | Sep 12 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Scott Kraus The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
In 2011, PPL Utilities offered customers with smart-meter technology in their homes or businesses a way to cash in with cheaper electricity rates if they used power at off-peak times.

Roseville's SPI Solar has deal for Greek company

Solar | Sep 12 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Mark Glover The Sacramento Bee
Roseville-based solar energy developer SPI Solar says it has agreed to pay $91.8 million for an international energy company and will take over solar projects in Greece with an annual generating capacity of nearly 26.6 megawatts.

Sempra Energy Declares Common Dividend

Business & Corporate | SAN DIEGO, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire
The board of directors of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.66 per share of common stock. The current dividend is payable Oct. 15, 2014, to shareholders of record on Sept. 25, 2014.

Georgia Power marks National Drive Electric Week

Electric Vehicles | ATLANTA, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire
Georgia Power is joining other electric utilities, automotive companies, nonprofit organizations, elected officials and thousands of electric vehicle (EV) fans across the country to mark National Drive Electric Week September 15 - 21.

Fairness needed for new Oklahoma utility rates for rooftop solar, small wind users, panel hears

Solar | Sep 13 - Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)
Regulators should take care of the fledgling solar industry in Oklahoma so they don't repeat the mistakes of other states when implementing new utility tariffs for users of rooftop solar panels or small wind turbines.

JCP&L Morris County Customers to Benefit from Department of Energy Grid Enhancement Program

Grid Operations | MORRISTOWN, N.J., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is enhancing electrical service reliability for nearly 6,000 Morris County, New Jersey, customers through new technology installed as part of a Department of Energy Smart Grid program.

Cupertino to install solar power-generating systems at service center

Solar | Sep 11 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Matt Wilson The Cupertino Courier, Calif.
The city of Cupertino is going solar in one part of town. The Cupertino City Council on Sept. 2 unanimously and quickly agreed to go in on a Regional Renewable Energy Procurement Project.

Townships sue wind farm over roadway issues

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 12 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Jessica Bourque Morris Daily Herald, Ill.
Highland Township Road Commissioner Mark Harlow can remember the days when driving down certain country roads would end with a black, tar-covered vehicle.

Test sites for proposed wave park meet opposition in Morro Bay

Future & Alternative Generation | Sep 12 - Nick Wilson The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
While the Morro Bay City Council isn't opposed to the idea of an offshore facility that would use wave energy to generate electricity, it's adamantly opposed to the two test sites identified by Dynegy in a federal application for research of a potential commercial operation.

Regulatory group checks out Seaside solar panel site

Solar | Sep 12 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Brian Lockhart The Stamford Advocate, Conn.
The fight over a United Illuminating plan to install 9,000 solar panels atop the closed Seaside Park dump brought the Connecticut Siting Council to town Thursday.

sPower and Camborne Capital Announce Formal Collaboration Agreement to Develop and Acquire UK Utility-Scale Solar Projects

International | SALT LAKE CITY & LONDON, Sep 12, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
sPower (Sustainable Power Group), a leading renewable energy provider and Camborne, a leading UK solar developer, today announced the formalization of a strategic collaboration agreement.

Upgrade plan for AES power plant advances

Fossil & Biomass | Sep 11 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Anthony Clark Carpio Huntington Beach Independent, Calif.
-A committee of the state's energy agency recommended approval of changes proposed for the AES natural-gas-powered electricity plant in Huntington Beach.

Efficiency, Renewables Cut Away At Growth In New England Electricity Use

Energy Efficiency | Sep 11 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Brian Dowling, The Hartford Courant
Efficiency efforts throughout New England are expected in the next decade to offset most of the increase in demand for electricity, officials with the region's electric grid said Thursday.

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