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Paying for Kemper power plant dominates PSC primary races


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


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


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


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


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.

Companies team to develop low-cost carbon capture solution


CO2 Solutions Inc. signed a collaboration agreement with Ohio-based Cleveland Gas Systems LLC (GasTran) to strengthen key value propositions of CO2 Solutions’ carbon capture technology.

Pennsylvania seeks comment on air permit for Homer City power plant


The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has out for comment for 30 days from June 20 a draft air permit approval for the coal-fired Homer City power plant.

Weekly Coal Production Report


The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ended June 13, 2015.

EPRI awarded $3mn to research power plant dry cooling technologies


The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) won a $3 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a novel dry cooling technology for thermal power plants.

Industry officials push for congressional fix for EPA's coal waste disposal rule


Two witnesses from the power and coal ash recycling industries told a U.S. Senate committee on June 17 that more work needs to be done on a final coal combustion waste rule issued last December by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency so that the rule works for industry.

Ergon Energy, SaskPower awarded International Edison Award


Ergon Energy Corp. (Ergon) of Australia and Saskatchewan Power Corp. (SaskPower) of Canada received the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI’s) 2015 International Edison Award.

Peter Davidson, LPO Exec. Director, announces resignation


Peter Davidson, Executive Director of the Loan Programs Office with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announced he is leaving his position effective June 30.

West Virginia PSC asked to approve deal to rescue Ambit coal plant


Citing "dire" economic circumstances that could close a coal-fired power plant, American Bituminous Power Partners LP (AmBit) and power customer Monongahela Power on June 5 jointly asked the West Virginia Public Service Commission to approve an amendment to their Electric Energy Purchase Agreement (EEPA).

Weekly Coal Production Report


The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ended May 23, 2015.

West Virginia PSC approves base rate hike for Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power


The West Virginia Public Service Commission on May 26 authorized the Appalachian Power Co. (APCo) and Wheeling Power Co. (WPCo) subsidiaries of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) for an overall increase in rates of $123.5 million.

Credit rater to downgrade Mississippi Power on Kemper woes


The decision by a group of electrical cooperatives to pull out of planned purchase of 15 percent of a Kemper County power plant is likely to mean a credit downgrade for Mississippi Power Co.

TVA seeks public comment for future coal ash storage at Bull Run


The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is asking for public input on plans to expand dry onsite storage of ash and other coal combustion products generated at Bull Run Fossil Plant.

Electrical cooperative pulls out of Kemper power plant deal


The entity that procures power for many Mississippi electric cooperatives Wednesday pulled out of a deal to buy 15 percent of the $6.2 billion Kemper County power plant, blowing a hole in Mississippi Power's financing plan for the project.

Patriot Coal files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Patriot Coal Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday for the second time in three years.

Dominion CEO: More power plants will be needed in Virginia


Dominion (NYSE:D) is developing a lot of new generating capacity, especially natural gas, in its regulated Virginia territory, and that’s likely to continue, Dominion Chairman, President and CEO Thomas Farrell II said during a first quarter earnings call May 4.