Minnesota eyes solar arrays along highways

Solar | Sep 25 - Duluth News-Tribune (MN)
Minnesota drivers soon could be speeding past lines of solar panels along state highways if a plan by the Minnesota Department of Transportation works out.

Bechtel Completes State-of-the-Art Combined-Cycle Plant in Texas

Distributed & Cogeneration | FREDERICK, Md., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire
Bechtel announced today that it has completed the Panda Temple I Generating Station in Temple, Texas, two weeks ahead of schedule.

Sol Systems Finances 944kW California Church Solar Project in Partnership with Washington Gas Energy Systems

Solar | BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 
Sol Systems announced today that it successfully financed a 944 kilowatt solar project in partnership with its investor client, Washington Gas Energy Systems (WGES), a subsidiary of WGL.

Acquisitions power Dynegy back into top tier of generators

Business & Corporate | Sep 25 - Ryan Holeywell Houston Chronicle
Robert Flexon didn't expect to stay with Dynegy for long when he joined its board in 2011. The power generating company was heading toward bankruptcy, and that typically allows a committee of creditors to select company leaders.

Bangor residents, birdwatchers concerned about Saxl Park substation proposal

Grid Operations | Sep 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Nick McCrea Bangor Daily News, Maine
Emera Maine's tentative plans to build a new substation in a corner of Saxl Park on the state-owned Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center campus has drawn opposition from a group of area residents, park users and birdwatchers.

PUC to Hold Second Hearing on Combined Heat and Power Technology

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 25 - Targeted News Service
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) will hold an en banc hearing on the use of combined heat and power (CHP) technology on Oct. 7, 2014, at the University of Pittsburgh.

Confusion on signature deadlines scuttles Oklahoma referendum petition on solar law

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 25 - Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)
A clarification requested by Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. on the deadline for signatures for a referendum petition to put a new solar law before voters has scuttled the effort.

New report on rising coal plant retirements

Fossil & Biomass | Sep 25 - Coal Valley News (Madison, WV)
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) expressed concern after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an updated report on the projected number of retiring coal -- fired plants in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for carbon dioxide emissions.

Masdar acquires 35 pc stake in UK offshore wind project

International | Sep 25 - Big News Network (United Arab Emirates)
The UAE's energy company Masdar said Wednesday that it has acquired 35 percent stakes in a 402 MW offshore wind farm project off the Norfolk coast in eastern England being developed by Norwegian firms Statoil and Statkraft.

KEPL scraps plan to build 1,320MW coal-fired power project in Odisha, India

International | Sep 25 - Global Data Point
In 2011, the company came out with its plan to build the plant with two units of 660MW capacity each in Jharsuguda.

Alstom-Bharat Forge joint venture to supply steam turbine islands for NTPC's Tanda power plant

International | Sep 25 - Global Data Point
ABFPL's scope of work involves engineering, manufacturing, testing, supply, erection and commissioning of the two 660 MW supercritical turbine islands and auxiliaries for the plant.

Ukraine approves delivery of nuclear fuel supplies from Westinghouse

International | Sep 25 - Global Data Point
The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine deputy chairman Mikhail Gashev said that the first delivery of upgraded nuclear fuel TBC-WR is expected in December 2014.

EPA proposal for carbon dioxide rules dominates planning for Oklahoma's electric cooperatives

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 24 - Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)
Western Farmers Electric Cooperative is urging its members to oppose upcoming federal carbon dioxide emissions rules, which the Oklahoma company's executives said are poorly formulated and impractical.

NuGen Capital Announces Completion of 10 Mega-Watt Massachusetts Solar Systems

Solar | Sep 25 - Business Wire
NuGen Capital, a U.S. renewable energy investor and developer, announced today that it had completed several solar farm projects in Massachusetts totaling over 10 MWDC power.

Officials Celebrate Cleco Alternative Energy Center

Solar | Sep 25 - Targeted News Service
Cleco and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette showed off the Cleco Alternative Energy Center Wednesday, where researchers explore ways to generate power by using renewable resources.

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