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Forrest Kerr hydro project reaches commercial operation

10/24/2014

Canada's AltaGas Ltd. announced its 195-MW Forrest Kerr hydropower project in British Columbia completed a 72-hour testing period required to achieve commercial operation under its power purchase agreement with BC Hydro.

Voith Hydro names new president, CEO

10/24/2014

Voith Hydro has announced that Bob Gallo, current executive director of the Voith Corp. Service Center in North America, will succeed Kevin Frank as president and CEO.  

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PSEG Long Island names new VP

10/24/2014

PSEG Long Island has announced the appointment of Paul Napoli to vice president of power markets, effective immediately.

DOE announces $53M investment to cut cost of solar power

10/24/2014

Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz announced that the department will invest more than $53 million for 40 research and development (R&D) projects that aim to drive down the cost of solar energy, tackling key aspects of technology development in order to bring innovative ideas to the market more quickly.

AECOM releases URS’ final merger consideration election results

10/24/2014

AECOM Technology Corp. (AECOM, NYSE ACM) announced the final results of elections made by former stockholders of URS Corp. (NYSE: URS) regarding the form of consideration to be received in connection with the proposed merger.

Carbon capture, conversion pilot project opening in Texas

10/24/2014

The Department of Energy (DOE) and Skyonic Corp. marked the opening of a project demonstration for converting carbon dioxide into commercial products.

Wind energy farm in Quebec receives government decree

10/24/2014

Innergex Renewable Energy has received a government decree from the Quebec government for a $324 million 150-MW wind energy project.

Southern Co. unit buys solar PV project in California

10/24/2014

Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) acquired the 150-MW Solar Gen 2 facility in California from First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR).

NRC to increase oversight of Limerick nuclear power plant

10/23/2014

Just days after issuing license extensions for both reactors at the Limerick nuclear plant in Pennsylvania, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) says it will increase oversight of the plant.

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10/22 Henry Hub Average Natural Gas Spot Prices

10/23/2014

The Henry Hub is the pricing point for natural gas futures contracts traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX).

Dry cask nuclear spent fuel storage facility in Maryland granted license extension

10/23/2014

A dry-cask spent fuel storage facility at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Maryland was given a 40-year license renewal from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

VIDEO: Structural module successfully installed at Vogtle Unit 3

10/23/2014

Georgia Power has completed another milestone in the construction of Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Georgia.

Fukushima Flex dome completed at Dominion nuclear power plant

10/23/2014

The first of three storage facilities were completed for Dominion Generation (NYSE: D) at the North Anna nuclear power plant in Virginia.

SunEdison secures financing for 26 MW utility solar power plant

10/23/2014

SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE) has successfully secured financing, underwritten by Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., to construct the 26-MW Vega solar power plant located in Merced County, California.

Video: Gemma Power Systems completes ETEC’s 49 MW biomass power project ahead of schedule

10/23/2014

Gemma Power Systems, LLC (GPS) has completed the construction of Texas Electric Cooperative (ETEC)’s 49.9-MW Woodville Renewable Power Project, a biomass facility, three months ahead of schedule.

Worker strike cuts nuclear power capacity in France by 7 GW

10/23/2014

EDF says its French nuclear supply was cut by 7 GW Thursday when workers at several nuclear plants went on strike.

Weekly Coal Production

10/23/2014

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ended October 18, 2014.

U.S. CO2 emissions drop in past five of eight years, EIA says

10/23/2014

Emissions reductions in the electric power sector lead a decline in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in five of the past eight years, according to analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).


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