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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Approves Proposed Merger between NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric Industries

Mar 31 - PR Newswire - NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) and Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) (HEI), whose subsidiaries include Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. , Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. and Maui Electric Company Limited (collectively referred to as Hawaiian Electric ), today announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has given its approval to the companies' proposed merger that was announced in December 2014. More...

Ormat announces 20-year PPA with SCPPA in Mineral County, Nevada

Mar 31, 2015 -- MarketLine - Ormat Technologies, Inc. has announced that its subsidiary has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement, or PPA, with Southern California Public Power Authority, or SCPPA, for interstate delivery of electricity from the second phase of Don A. Campbell in Mineral County, Nevada. More...

PG&E appoints chief ethics and compliance officer

Mar 31, 2015 -- MarketLine - Pacific Gas & Electric Company, or PG&E, has appointed Julie Kane as chief ethics and compliance officer. More...
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NiSource hiring new chief financial officer

Mar 31 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Keith Benman The Times, Munster, Ind. - NiSource Inc. has announced it is hiring Donald Brown as an executive vice president with the expectation he will become chief financial officer once the company spins off its pipeline business this summer. More...

AES Announces Public Offering of $575 Million of Senior Notes

ARLINGTON, Va., Mar 31, 2015 -- BUSINESS WIRE - The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) announced today that it intends, subject to market and other conditions, to offer $575 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2025 (the "Notes"). More...

V&E Adds Former Top Texas Energy Regulator Barry Smitherman as Partner

AUSTIN, Texas, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  - Barry Smitherman, former chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas and the Public Utility Commission of Texas, will join Vinson & Elkins effective April 1 as a partner in its nationally renowned Energy Regulatory practice. More...

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By Edward J. Tirello, Jr.
On: March 24, 2015
In 1987, there were approximately 175 investor-owned utilities. Little or no consolidation had occurred since the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 broke up Samuel Insull's empire and effectively granted federal protection to utility more...
By Charlie Hewitt
On: March 9, 2015
The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) regulates seven tariffs for retail electric delivery service. These tariffs correspond to the Transmission and Distribution Utilities (TDUs) serving retail customers in those areas of Texas open to more...
By Michael Hinton
On: January 19, 2015
For energy traders, the growing compliance burden in Europe is set to intensify with the introduction of MIFID II in 2017. There is still some uncertainty as to how the directives will be implemented by more...
By Ronald Willoughby
On: January 16, 2015
How many of you remember the days of Quality Circles, and how one of the most difficult problems was selecting the problem? All too frequently participants fell into the analysis paralysis trap, and tried to more...
By PJ Davis
On: January 9, 2015
Unique and increasing demands from customers, regulation and technology are forcing utilities to flex in unprecedented ways. The resulting effects of these changes have real impact the entire energy industry. In 2014, Energy Central mapped more...

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