New power industry alliances

International | Oct 21 - Forexpros
The comprehensive alliance struck recently between Tokyo Electric Power Co. and Chubu Electric Power Co. in their thermal power generation business raises expectations of a further shakeup in the power industry — likely involving companies from other sectors — ahead of the full liberalization of the retail sale of electricity in 2016.

Spain's Gamesa delivers wind farm to Grupo Mexico

International | Oct 21 - EFE Ingles
Spanish-based multinational Gamesa has sold to mining giant Grupo Mexico a 74 MW wind park in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.Gamesa designed and built the wind farm and said in a statement that the company will operate and maintain the turbines and facilities for the next five years.

Alstom to strengthen Scottish grid with sub synchronous oscillation monitoring

International | Oct 22 - ENP Newswire
Alstom Grid has been awarded a contract by ScottishPower Energy Networks, the transmission and distribution network operator in Central and Southern Scotland, to strengthen Scottish grid with the provision of sub-synchronous oscillation monitoring and detection capabilities.

Duke, PSNC won't bill customers for tax cut

Business & Corporate | Oct 22 - News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
In a utility rate dispute that has exposed a political rift on the N.C. Utilities Commission, Duke Energy said Tuesday that it has decided not to overcharge its customers for corporate income taxes the company doesn't pay.

CenterPoint Energy declares $0.2375 quarterly dividend Southern Company elects Larry D. Thompson to board of directors

Business & Corporate | HOUSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s.

(NYSE: CNP) board of directors today declared a regular quarterly cash

dividend of $0.2375 per share of common stock payable on Dec. 10,

2014, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Nov.

14, 2014.

Fitch Rates Oklahoma Muni Power Authority's 2014A&B Revs 'A'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 21, 2014--
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A' rating to the following Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority's (OMPA, or the authority) revenue bonds:

Fitch Releases Report on Anchorage Electric, AK

Business & Corporate | SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 21, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Fitch Ratings has published a report on Anchorage Electric, AK.

Turkey plans to build third nuclear power plant

International | Oct 21 - Trend News Agency (Azerbaijan)
"Turkey will build a third nuclear power plant by 2018-2019, when we have sufficiently qualified people to build it as a national project," Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday, Anadolu Agency reported.

Leidos Engineering CTO Named to Technology Council

Annoucement | RESTON, Va. - Oct. 21, 2014 (News Release)
Paul Grimes, vice president and chief technology officer for Leidos Engineering, has joined the Florida High Tech Corridor Council (The Corridor) board of advisers.

Fitch: Sale of Coal Business Supportive of TECO's Ratings

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK, Oct 21, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
The sale of its volatile coal business lowers TECO Energy Inc.'s (TE) business risk and is supportive of credit quality, according to Fitch Ratings.

SD Mines Awarded $1.25 Million Project to Improve Mine Ventilation

Fossil & Biomass | RAPID CITY, S.D., Oct 21, 2014 --
The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has been awarded a $1.25 million contract to design more advanced underground ventilation systems in block caving mines.

Cyclone Power Technologies Receives $175,000 License Fee From Its Waste-Heat-to-Power Licensee

Distributed & Cogeneration | POMPANO BEACH, FL, Oct 21, 2014 -- Marketwired
Cyclone Power Technologies Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CYPW), developer of the all-fuel clean-tech Cyclone Engine, announced that its exclusive licensee in the area of waste-heat-to-power, WHE Generation Corp. ("WHE GEN"), has delivered to Cyclone a license fee of $175,000 per the terms of their July 18, 2014 agreement.

Grant County PUD details 2015 budget

Business & Corporate | Oct 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Cheryl Schweizer Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, Wash.
The Grant County PUD is projecting it will spend about $237.8 million in 2015, when all the bills and income are added up. Utility district officials reviewed the 2015 budget for PUD customers at a public hearing in Moses Lake Thursday night.

Exelon Corporation Declares Dividend

Business & Corporate | CHICAGO, Oct 21, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
The Board of Directors of Exelon Corporation declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.31 per share on Exelon's common stock. The dividend is payable on Dec. 10, 2014, to shareholders of record of Exelon as of 5:00 p.m. New York Time on Nov. 14, 2014.

AEP Increases Quarterly Dividend To 53 Cents A Share

Business & Corporate | COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire
The Board of Directors of American Electric Power Co. (NYSE: AEP) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 53 cents a share on the company's common stock, increasing the dividend 6 percent from the previous 50 cents a share. AEP last increased its dividend in October 2013.



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