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Petrovietnam selects GE's high-efficiency steam turbines for new coal-fired power plant

09/01/2015

GE is supplying two sets of high-efficiency steam turbines and generators for Petrovietnam’s new coal-fired thermal power plant in Soc Trang.

US construction spending reaches highest level in 7 years

09/01/2015

U.S. construction spending in July climbed to its highest level in more than seven years, boosted by an increase in the building of houses, factories and power plants.

Deal for AGL comes at time of increasing "risk profile" for Southern, Moody finds

08/27/2015

Now that Southern (NYSE:SO) has announced plans to buy AGL Resources (NYSE:GAS), Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed the Southern rating for commercial paper, but changed its outlook to “negative” on the utility holding company.

China, US to talk "clean coal" as industry struggles

08/25/2015

U.S. officials and the governors of coal-rich Western states are meeting with Chinese energy officials in a bid to advance so-called clean-coal technologies that have struggled to gain traction.

TEPCO announces company restructuring

08/19/2015

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said it is restructuring the company April 1, 2016.

To stave off bankruptcy, PSC grants rate hike to Mississippi Power

08/19/2015

With the undisputed evidence showing that Mississippi Power "stands on the brink of bankruptcy," the Mississippi Public Service Commission on Aug. 13 granted a temporary rate hike to this Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) subsidiary that allows cost recovery on the over-budget Kemper coal gasification project.

Moody's downgrades Mississippi Power over Kemper IGCC cost recovery

08/17/2015

Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Southern (NYSE:SO) utility subsidiary Mississippi Power over lingering questions over rate recovery for the Kemper integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power plant.

San Juan plan moves forward as PNM reaches settlement with key parties

08/14/2015

PNM Resources’ New Mexico Utility, Public Service Co. of New Mexico (PNM), today filed with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) a settlement agreement regarding the plan to retire two units at San Juan Generating Station (SJGS). Following discussions, PNM and several key parties agreed on modifications to the original stipulation filed in October 2014. The agreement requires approval by the NMPRC.

 

Tucson power plant to stop using coal, switch to natural gas

08/13/2015

As part of its plan to diversify the resources it relies on to generate electricity, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) said Thursday it will stop burning coal at its largest local power plant.

Entergy Arkansas looks at end of coal use at White Bluff plant late next decade

08/12/2015

The Sierra Club said Aug. 10 that the Entergy Arkansas (EAI) utility of Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR) has indicated plans for a proposed phase out of coal use at its White Bluff power plant in Redfield, Ark.

PacifiCorp clears way for permanent shutdown of Deer Creek coal mine in Utah

08/10/2015

Due to quality issues with the coal reserves at PacifiCorp's Deer Creek mine in Utah and rising costs at PacifiCorp's wholly owned subsidiary, Energy West Mining, PacifiCorp believes the Deer Creek coal reserves are no longer able to be economically mined, said PacifiCorp parent Berkshire Hathaway Energy in its Aug. 7 quarterly Form 10-Q report.

Coal storage expansion causes dust concerns at Wisconsin power plant

08/10/2015

With plans to increase the coal storage capacity at its Oak Creek power plant near Milwaukee, We Energies has recently raised concerns about human health and the environment. As reported in the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, residents have been joined by environmental organization Clean Wisconsin to request that state regulators force the utility to better control coal dust drifting from the plant into nearby neighborhoods.

Commercial start eyed for late 2016 on Texas carbon capture project

08/05/2015

Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits

08/03/2015

President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply.

Final EPA Clean Power Plan seeks 32% CO2 cut by 2030

08/03/2015

The Obama administration said over the weekend that the revised Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan will seek a 32% reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030.

Paying for Kemper power plant dominates PSC primary races

07/27/2015

For seven candidates contending in three primaries for seats on Mississippi's Public Service Commission, the issues in the race really boil down to one word: Kemper.

Weekly Coal Production Report

07/16/2015

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ended July 11, 2015.

Dynegy’s CEO says company will exit from California market

07/10/2015

Dynegy Inc. will eventually exit California’s market and focus on investing into New England and the mid-Atlantic states.

Idaho Power submits 20-year plan to Idaho and Oregon

07/08/2015

Idaho Power officials say a key part of the company's plan for supplying a growing number of customers in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon over the next two decades is maintaining 17 hydroelectric projects.

GAO looks at reliability impacts of changing power generation mix

07/01/2015

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on June 29 released a study provided a month before to members of Congress that looks at how the mix of energy sources for electricity generation has changed, and the growth in electricity consumption has slowed.