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Meyerhoff to retire from First Solar business unit


First Solar Inc. announced that Jens Meyerhoff, president of the Utility Systems Business Group and former chief financial officer, will be leaving the company effective Sept. 30, 2011.

Coal-fired power plant in Alberta approved


The Alberta Utilities Commission approved an application for Maxim Power Corp. to build a $1.5 billion, 500 MW coal-fired power plant expansion in the province.

BrightSource Energy names three to management positions


BrightSource Energy Inc. named Joe Desmond, Stephen Wiley and Yasser Dib to its management team effective immediately.

Nuclear power research programs awarded $39 million


The Department of Energy (DOE) said that it has awarded up to $39 million in research grants aimed at developing nuclear energy technologies and training and educating the next generation of leaders in the U.S. nuclear industry.

Areva names two to lead nuclear business unit


Areva named Michael McMahon as chief executive officer and Bob Grubb as president and chief operating officer of the company’s Transnuclear Inc. unit.

PG&E names Earley as its new CEO and president


PG&E Corp. announced that Anthony F. Earley Jr. will become the company's new chairman of the Board, chief executive officer and president.

Natural gas-fired, coal-fired restructuring completed at Dynegy


Dynegy Inc. completed an internal restructuring to create separate coal-fired power generation and natural gas-fired power generation units.

Solar manufacturer to own plant in Mexico


SunPower Corp. plans to own and operate a solar panel manufacturing facility in Mexicali, Mexico.

CFO leaves NRG


NRG Energy Inc. said its CFO Christian S. Schade is leaving the company.

U.S. economic improvement slowed in July


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the 24th consecutive month and the economy as a whole grew for the 26th consecutive month.

Nuclear power plant workers end strike


Constellation Energy Nuclear Group LLC (CENG) said it reached an agreement with the company’s union, ending a 17-day strike at the Nine Mile Point nuclear power plant in New York.

TransAlta pres., CEO to retire; successor named


TransAlta Corp. President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Snyder is retiring effective January 1, 2012. Dawn Farrell, TransAlta's Chief Operating Officer, was named his successor.

FirstEnergy unit names Graf director at Harrison station


James E. Graf was named director of the 1,984 MW coal-fired Harrison Power Station, part of FirstEnergy.

Canadian Solar names Potter senior VP and CFO


Canadian Solar Inc. appointed Michael Potter as senior vice president and chief financial officer effective July 20, 2011.

PPL Corp. names Spence as president


William H. Spence was named president of PPL Corp. He had been executive vice president and COO since 2006. He will continue to serve as COO.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission names new director


The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has announced the selection of Mark A. Satorius as Director of the Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs.

EPA rules could result in higher benefits, study says


A study co-sponsored by the Clean Air Council indicates that the benefits of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed Utility MACT rule are greater than analysis originally conducted by the Agency.

Woods to retire from Enercon Services


Art Woods, vice president of Business Development with Enercon Services Inc., has announced his retirement from the company.

Nuclear regulatory commissioner sworn in for second term


William C. Ostendorff was sworn in as a Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) July 7 to a five-year term ending on June 30, 2016.

A-Power names Zhang interim CFO


A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd. Chief Financial Officer Kin Kwong Mak will end his extended service contract on July 15, 2011.