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APS purchases Four Corners Power Plant

12/31/2013

Arizona Public Service (APS) has purchased Southern California Edison’s ownership in Units 4 and 5 of the Four Corners Power Plant near Farmington, N.M. for $182 million.

Nicaragua seeks to rehab Salto Negro small hydro project

12/31/2013

Nicaragua's Ministerio de Energia y Minas (MEM) seeks bids to supply and install equipment to rehabilitate the 220 kW Salto Negro small hydroelectric project.

Wind power accessible to most of Texas

12/31/2013

Network transmission lines from Dallas to San Antonio are now fully operational, running 3,000 miles.

Nordex USA to provide wind turbines for ND wind power project

12/31/2013

Wind Works Power Corp. announced it has placed an order with Nordex USA Inc. for up to 60 wind turbines for its Thunder Spirit wind power project in Hettinger, N.D.

Mexico's 750-MW La Yesca hydropower plant receives $147 million

12/31/2013

Mexican construction firm ICA was granted $147 million on December 23 for additional work at the 750-MW La Yesca hydropower project.

Proposed $4B coal-to-liquid plant in ND receives state aid extension

12/31/2013

A proposed coal-to-liquid fuel plant in western North Dakota has received a sixth extension of state aid.

EIA: US Coal production up for December

12/31/2013

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a report showing U.S. coal production is up for the week ended Dec. 21, totaling about 19.5 million st.

Sterling Energy purchases power plant from Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power

12/31/2013

Sterling Energy Group Inc., a green energy independent power producer, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Crawfordsville Energy LLC, has purchased a power plant from Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power in Crawfordsville, Ind.

John Day Dam, hydroelectric facility awarded two contracts worth $2.6M

12/30/2013

Ross-Brandt Electric Inc. and J.E. McAmis Inc. have won contracts totaling more than $2.6 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform work at John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

MidAmerican begins construction on Iowa’s largest wind project

12/30/2013

MidAmerican has begun construction of its Highland Wind Project, the largest wind farm project in Iowa.

Texas school district attracts wind project, offers tax break

12/30/2013

The Cameron Wind project will bring 80 wind turbines to the Los Fresnos, Texas.

Report: Coal-fired power generation market to exceed 2,000 GW globally by 2019

12/26/2013

The global installed capacity of coal-fired power generation is expected to increase from 1,673.1 GW in 2012 to 2.057.6 GW by 2019.

EIA: Most new residential solar PV projects in California program not owned by homeowners

12/23/2013

One of the biggest developments in the U.S. residential solar photovoltaic (PV) market over the past few years has been the significant growth of residential solar PV systems not owned by homeowners. These are often referred to as third-party-owned systems.

Video: Duke Energy implodes H.F. Lee coal-fired power plant smokestacks

12/23/2013

Duke Energy Progress' completed the first of two implosions at the retired H.F. Lee Steam Plant Friday.

Coal-fired emissions control upgrade project approved

12/20/2013

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission approved a $130 million emissions control upgrade project at a coal-fired power plant.

Oyster Creek nuclear power plant returns to service

12/20/2013

The 636 MW Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey was returned to service on Dec. 20 following a maintenance outage.

Siemens receives $400mn order for natural gas-fired power units

12/20/2013

Siemens (NYSE: SI) received a $400 million order for two combined-cycle natural gas-fired units to be installed at an 829 MW power plant project in Pennsylvania.

Study: Coal plants can be part of a cleaner energy system

12/19/2013

A new study shows that coal generation plants can be modified to fit within the new power sector and be a part of a cleaner energy system.

Former DOE leader joins board of carbon capture company

12/19/2013

Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu joined the Board of Directors of Vancouver-based Inventys Thermal Technologies.

Duke Energy fined $1M for eagle deaths

12/18/2013

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) fined Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of North Carolina-based Duke Energy,  for killing 14 golden eagles and 149 other federally protected birds including hawks, blackbirds, larks, wrens, and sparrows.

Patriot Coal to emerge from bankruptcy soon

12/17/2013

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri confirmed a Plan of Reorganization for Patriot Coal Corp.

Gamesa wins 50MW wind farm contract

12/17/2013

Green Infra, an independent power, has awarded Gamesa Wind Turbines an order to supply wind turbines for a 50MW wind power project.

AREVA to invest $26.3mn in nuclear power operational center

12/17/2013

AREVA is investing $26.3 million to upgrade operations at its nuclear power operational facility in Lynchburg, Va. AREVA also received a $700,000 package from the state, county and city as part of a partnership program.

Governor Cuomo: Dunkirk Power Plant to be converted from coal-fired power plant to natural gas

12/17/2013

The Dunkirk Power Plant will convert from a 75 MW coal-fired plant to a 435 MW natural gas plant.

Wood Group GTS invests $2M at Jamaican power station

12/17/2013

Wood Group GTS,  an independent provider of rotating equipment services and solutions for the power, oil and gas industry has invested $2 million to complete maintenance service and gas turbine optimization of Jamaica Public Service Company's Bogue Power Plant in Montego Bay.

Clarcor acquires GE’s natural gas air filtration business

12/17/2013

Clarcor Inc. (NYSE: CLC) completed the acquisition of the Air Filtration business from GE (NYSE: GE) Power & Water division.

AEP coal-fired power plants to use emissions control equipment

12/16/2013

Hitachi Power Systems America signed an agreement with American Electric Power (AEP, NYSE: AEP) to provide selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst for AEP’s SCR Fleet.

EIA release energy outlook report

12/16/2013

The Annual Energy Outlook 2014 found that coal accounted for 133,792 MWh compated to 125,767 MWh representing a 6.4 percent increase year-over-year.

Oyster Creek nuclear power plant offline for repairs

12/16/2013

Exelon (NYSE: EXC) took the 636 MW Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey offline on Dec. 14 for repairs and maintenance.

Wind power project to supply electricity to Massachusetts co-op

12/16/2013

First Wind signed an agreement to supply electricity generated from its wind power project to the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Co (MMWEC).

Iowa wind energy projects to use Siemens turbines

12/16/2013

MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. purchased 448 Siemens (NYSE: SI) wind power turbines for five projects in Iowa.

Kansas county halts wind farm plans

12/13/2013

Douglas County, Kan. commissioners postponed large-scale wind energy projects until Spring 2014, according to the Lawrence Journal World.

Solar jobs in US on the rise

12/13/2013

Solar energy jobs in the U.S. are on the rise, by 13.2 percent from 2012, according to the Solar Foundation’s newly released interactive map.

Vestas wins 59MW wind power contract

12/12/2013

Vestas has landed a 59 MW contract with Eolus Vind for four wind power projects in Sweden, providing wind turbines.

Energy Department Loan Programs Office issues solicitation for $8bn in advanced fossil energy projects

12/12/2013

The U.S. Department of Energy published a solicitation for advanced fossil fuel energy projects Thursday, making up to $8 billion in loan guarantee authority available for fossil energy projects that avoid, reduce or sequester greenhouse gases.

J.P. Morgan invests $96M in E.ON's Panther Creek Wind Farm

12/12/2013

JPM Capital Corporation (J.P. Morgan) has invested approximately $96.2 million, in exchange for partial interest, in E.ON Climate & Renewables North America's (EC&R) Panther Creek I&II Wind Farm.

GE to provide financing, turbines and maintenance for Invenergy gas-fired plant

12/12/2013

GE will be anchoring a lending group for Invenergy LLC to finance construction of the 584-MW Nelson Energy Center in Illinois.

Merger pace picking up again in power industry

12/12/2013

A gradual economic expansion, quicker regulatory approvals and the need for a larger balance sheet are driving a new wave of mergers and acquisitions in the electric power sector.

Siemens commissions 750-MW coal-fired steam power plant in Germany

12/11/2013

Siemens announced Wednesday it has commissioned the Lunen hard-coal-fired power plant, which went online and has been in continuous operation this month.

Duke Energy Progress' Sutton natural gas plant goes online in the Carolinas

12/11/2013

Duke Energy Progress' nearly $600 million, 625 MW L.V. Sutton combined-cycle natural gas plant has begun commercial operations, serving North Carolina and South Carolina customers.

Renewable energy policies boost non-hydropower sources in the West

12/11/2013

Renewable portfolio standards, federal tax credits and other support has helped to diversify power generation fuel sources in the Western U.S., according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Ground broken on Mexico wind energy project

12/11/2013

Enel Green Power started construction on the planned 100 MW Dominica I wind farm in Mexico. Construction is expected to cost $196 million.

EDF Renewable Energy sells 50% stake in Texas wind energy project

12/11/2013

EDF Renewable Energy and UBS International Infrastructure Fund signed a definitive agreement in which UBS will acquire a 50 percent equity stake in the 161 MW Spinning Spur II wind energy project in Texas.

Hope Creek nuclear reactor returns online

12/10/2013

Hope Creek, a single unit boiling water reactor consisting of 1,210 MW in generating capacity, put their nuclear reactor back online after high moisture in the main turbine forced the reactor to be taken offline twice.

Report finds renewable energy, natural gas play role in Texas market

12/10/2013

The future of the Texas electric market will very likely include substantial amounts of renewable energy and gas-fired power, economists with The Brattle Group stated in a report prepared for the Texas Clean Energy Commission (TCEC).

Siemens installs gas-insulated line for world’s tallest hydropower plant

12/10/2013

Siemens Energy has installed the installation of a gas-insulated high-voltage line for the world’s highest damn wall at the Jinping Hydropower Plant located in in the Liangshan Yi district of the Sichuan province in China.

Dominion agrees to deliver natural gas from West Virginia To Ohio

12/10/2013

Dominion (NYSE: D) has entered into several contracts including the delivery of 500,000 dekatherms per day of natural gas from West Virginia to various interconnections with pipelines in Ohio; and leasing about 100,000 acres, to two natural gas producers, of Marcellus shale rights under several natural gas storage fields in West Virginia.

Coal production expanding in Kentucky

12/10/2013

Middle Fork Development Services LLC (MFD) owned coal mine in Magoffin County, Ky. has been granted investment banking services through Xnergy Financial, a national investment banking firm providing financing, merger and acquisition services.

Wood Group to perform gas-fired emissions reduction project in China

12/10/2013

Wood Group GTS was awarded a Dry Low NOx (DLN) combustion system conversion in China.

Legal protection on eagle deaths extended for wind farms

12/09/2013

As the eagle population declines in the nation, wind energy farms are getting a pass if they accidently kill eagles.