2014 Articles

Plan divides billions in closed nuke plant costs

11/21/2014

California regulators have approved a settlement to divide billions of dollars in costs from the closed San Onofre nuclear power plant.

NSA director: China can damage US power grid

11/20/2014

China and "one or two" other countries are capable of mounting cyberattacks that would shut down the electric grid and other critical systems in parts of the United States, according to Adm. Michael Rogers, direc...

Bechtel, Siemens, Panda Power Funds dedicate Sherman Power Project in Texas

11/20/2014

Panda Power Funds, Siemens (NYSE: SI) and Bechtel dedicated the 758-MW Panda Sherman Power Project in Sherman, Texas, two weeks ahead of schedule.

Siemens to supply H-Class gas turbines to Japan power plant

11/20/2014

Siemens (NYSE: SI) has received its first order from Japan to deliver two, 400-MW SGT5-8000H gas turbines along with the associated auxiliary systems to form the core of the combined-cycle power plant of Kobe Steel, Ltd. (...

Shining a Light on Women Leaders in the Power Industry

11/20/2014

Meet the three finalists for the POWER-GEN 2014 Women of the Year Award, the winner of which will be announced next month.

Cold weather continues to exert pressure on Eastern spot gas, power prices

11/20/2014

Unseasonably cold air continues to bring frigid temperatures and snow in many parts of the northern United States, and it also continues to exert pressure on spot energy prices.

NRG protests move by New York PSC toward Ginna life extension

11/20/2014

Subsidiaries of NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) told the New York State Public Service Commission on Nov. 17 that they are disappointed with a commission order that advances a plan to keep open the uneconomic R.E. Ginna nuclear pla...

GE installs 25,000th wind turbine

11/19/2014

GE (NYSE: GE) has successfully installed its 25,000th wind turbine, bringing its wind power capacity to more than 38-GW.

ACCIONA Windpower to supply capacity for IKEA’s largest renewable energy project

11/19/2014

ACCIONA Windpower has entered into a contract with Apex Clean Energy, to supply 55  AW125/3000 turbines to the 165-MW Cameron Wind farm, owned by the IKEA Group. The agreement includes a 20-year full service warranty.

NRG Energy opens offices in California, focuses on residential solar

11/19/2014

NRG Home Solar, a subsidiary of NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG), is opening two California offices in Merced and San Diego. The expansion creates more than 100 job opportunities.

EPA asks 4th Circuit not to transfer Cooling Water Intake Rule review

11/19/2014

On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and power industry groups asked the Fourth Circuit to not transfer petitions to review EPA's cooling water intake rule to the Second Circuit, as Riverkeeper Inc. an...

NRC chair: Work needed to finish Fukushima changes

11/19/2014

The outgoing chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday the industry must finish making the safety changes required after a nuclear disaster in Japan, and it faces unresolved questions over how to store n...

EPA asks DC Circuit to reject challenge to boiler rule

11/18/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has urged the D.C. Circuit to reject a challenge to a rule that establishes toxic emission standards for large boilers.

Google buys up Dutch wind energy for data center

11/18/2014

Google says it will buy the entire output of an 18-turbine, 62-megawatt Dutch wind energy project in the Netherlands to supply power to a major data center it is building.

Northwestern Energy finalizes acquisition of PPL Montana’s hydroelectric facilities

11/18/2014

NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) has closed on a $900 million purchase of 11 hydroelectric facilities representing 633-MW of capacity and one storage reservoir from PPL Montana (NYSE: PPL).

Canadian Solar supplies PV modules for Georgia solar power projects

11/18/2014

Canadian Solar Inc. will supply its CS6X-310-P photovoltaic (PV) modules to a series of projects in Georgia totaling 5.1-MW with SolAmerica Energy LLC.

Solar energy co. SunEdison buying wind power co.

11/18/2014

Solar energy company SunEdison is adding some wind-fueled power to its business with a deal worth up to $2.4 billion.

Huge US solar plant lags in early production

11/18/2014

The largest solar power plant of its type in the world - once promoted as a turning point in green energy - isn't producing as much energy as planned.

Southern Company announces new executive management

11/18/2014

Thomas A. Fanning, Southern Company's (NYSE: SO) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer has named Bryan D. Anderson, current vice president of Governmental Affairs, has been promoted to senior vice president of Go...

Oregon Clean Energy Center secures project financing

11/17/2014

Energy Investors Funds (EIF) and I Squared Capital have formed an equity partnership to construct the 869-MW Oregon Clean Energy Center, a combined-cycle natural-gas fired generation facility to be located in Oregon, Ohio.

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