2014 Articles

Montana-Dakota Utilities to acquire wind farm from ALLETE

11/25/2014

Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., a division of MDU Resources Group (NYSE:MDU) has signed an agreement to purchase a 107.5-MW wind farm being developed by ALLETE Clean Energy, a subsidiary of ALLETE, Inc. (NYSE:ALE).

Xcel Energy names new SVP

11/25/2014

Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) has announced that Marvin McDaniel, senior vice president and chief administrative officer, will service as senior vice president of its Revenue Group, effective Jan. 1. 

Farley Unit 2 resumes operation

11/25/2014

Unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Alabama, has resumed operations following a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Amec Foster Wheeler awarded US Heat Recovery Steam Generator contract

11/25/2014

Amec Foster Wheeler’s licensee, BHI Co., Ltd., has entered into a contract to design and supply two Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) for a US power producer's large power plant expansion in the Northeast region. Amec...

TerraForm sells $350M stock for First Wind acquisition

11/25/2014

SunEdison Inc.’s renewable energy power plant operating unit, TerraForm Power Inc., is selling $350 million in stock to help fund its portion of a $2.4 billion acquisition of First Wind Holdings LLC.

Con Ed to pay part of $24M gas plant cleanup

11/25/2014

Consolidated Edison Co. (Con Ed) will have to pay part of an estimated $24 million in cleanup costs tied to a former polluted manufactured gas plant, a New York federal judge ruled on Nov. 21.

Fort Drum powered by wood in renewable energy push

11/25/2014

Bulldozers rumble up and down steaming mountains of wood chips 24 hours a day, stoking the boilers that provide electricity to all 168 square miles of Fort Drum, home of the Army's 10th Mountain Division.

Hoosier Energy gets one-year MATS extension for Merom coal plant

11/24/2014

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management on Nov. 13 approved a final air permit covering a one-year extension, to April 2016, for Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative to comply at the Merom coal plant with t...

More nuclear units return to service; spot power prices slip below $50

11/24/2014

The power generation snapshot for Nov. 24 indicates that temperatures have moderated; spot gas and power prices have decreased and fewer nuclear power reactors are offline.

SCE launches RFO for new renewable sources

11/24/2014

In an effort to support its Preferred Resource Pilot (PRP), Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched a Request for Offers (RFO) to acquire up to 50-MW of renewable power in central and south Orange County.

FERC approves Exelon, Pepco merger

11/24/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a merger between Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) and Pepco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POM).

NREL, SolarCity to research distributed solar generation on power grids

11/24/2014

The Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and SolarCity have entered into a research agreement to address the operational issues associated with large amounts of distributed solar energy on ele...

Iran nuclear talks to be extended until July

11/24/2014

Nuclear negotiators have failed to meet a Monday deadline for a deal that would ease international concerns about Iran's atomic program and are poised to extend the negotiations for a comprehensive agreement until July 201...

Charah secures fly ash contracts with LG&E, KU

11/24/2014

GE opens advanced manufacturing lab in Connecticut

11/24/2014

GE’s (NYSE: GE) Industrial Solutions has opened an advanced manufacturing lab in Plainville, Connecticut.

EPA’s Clean Power Plan will rise energy prices

11/21/2014

The cost of electricity and natural gas will increase by nearly $300 billion in 2020 compared to 2012 prices, according to the “Energy Market Impacts of Recent Federal Regulations on the Electric Power Sector,” report cond...

Lawmakers: Proposed EPA rules penalize states for nuclear energy capacity

11/21/2014

State lawmakers expressed concern Wednesday that proposed federal regulations to cut carbon emissions from power plants will hurt Virginia's economic competiveness.

Regulators OK more time to build nuclear fuel plant

11/21/2014

Federal regulators have granted a 10-year extension to the company building a South Carolina facility where spent nuclear weapons materials will be turned into commercial nuclear reactor fuel.

GDF Suez purchases battery system from Eos Energy Storage

11/21/2014

GDF SUEZ has purchased Eos Energy Storage’s zinc hybrid cathode battery energy storage system. The sale marks the next phase in Eos’s pilot demonstration program, after 3rd-party testing with DNV GL.

EU residential energy prices climbing faster than US

11/21/2014

European residential electricity prices have significantly exceeded U.S. prices, and the gap has widened in recent years.

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