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A decade after welcoming wind, states reconsider

10/01/2014

A decade ago, states offered wind-energy developers an open-armed embrace, envisioning a bright future for an industry that would offer cheap electricity, new jobs and steady income for large landowners, especially in rural areas with few other economic prospects.

sPower appoints former SCE president to board

10/01/2014

The Board of Directors of sPower (Sustainable Power Group), a renewable energy provider, has appointed energy policy leader Bob Foster to its board, effective Oct. 1.

Study: Exelon’s Illinois nuclear plants bring in $8.9bn

10/01/2014

Exelon (NYSE: EXC)’s nuclear power plants in Illinois bring in just under $9 billion of annual economic stimulus and 28,000 jobs to the state, according to a study by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and co-written by Nuclear Matters.

Westinghouse books $500mn in nuclear fuel contracts

10/01/2014

Westinghouse Electric Co. booked nearly $500 million worth of nuclear fuel contracts with eight utility customers in its Americas region within the past year.

Companies to increase N. America activated carbon manufacturing capacity

10/01/2014

Cabot Corp. (NYSE: CBT) and Westmoreland Coal Co. (Nasdaq: WLB) said they plan to increase activated carbon manufacturing capacity in North America.

FERC okays Consumers Energy buy of gas-fired plant in Michigan

10/01/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 30 approved a Consumers Energy buy of a gas-fired power plant in Michigan, which is a move that Consumers made after shelving plans to build its own gas-fired Thetford power project.

Report: More than 360 MW grid-scale energy storage systems launched, announced in 2013-2014

10/01/2014

Navigant Research has released a new report, “Energy Storage Tracker 3Q14,” finding that 362.8-MW, spread throughout 91 new grid-scale energy storage systems, were launched or announced between January 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014.

EPA blames rise in 2013 CO2 emissions on coal plants

10/01/2014

While greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power plants have decreased significantly since 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) blames a 2013 uptick in coal plant use for an emission increase last year.

Centrus Energy Corp. emerges from Chapt. 11 bankruptcy

10/01/2014

Centrus Energy Corp. (NYSE: LEU) emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy Sept. 30.

B&W considers splitting power generation, nuclear & gov’t businesses

10/01/2014

Babcock & Wilcox (B&W, NYSE: BWC) said it is looking into splitting its power generation and government and nuclear businesses into two publicly traded companies.

GE lands largest North American power project for J920 gas engine

10/01/2014

GE Power & Water’s (NYSE: GE) Distributed Power business has signed a contract with Sky Global Partners, LLC to provide its Jenbacher gas engine technology along with a 30-year contract service agreement for the 50-MW Sky Global Power One project in Colorado County, Texas, near San Bernard’s Rock Island substation.

Summit Power appoints Crews as CEO

10/01/2014

Summit Power named Jason Crew as chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors effective Oct. 6. Current CEO Eric Redman will assume the role of co-chairman of the board of directors.

Voith Hydro to supply hydroelectric turbine generators

10/01/2014

Voith Hydro was picked to equip the planned 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric station in Manitoba for utility Manitoba Hydro.

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DOE begins second phase of WIPP recovery

09/30/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has moved on to the second phase of a recovery plan for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico.

PW Power Systems completes testing of aeroderivative natural gas-fired turbine

09/30/2014

PW Power Systems successfully completed the initial verification tests for its latest aeroderivative FT4000 gas turbine.

Nuclear waste treatment plant set for Sellafield site for $540mn

09/30/2014

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) said that its joint venture with AMEC and Balfour Beatty was picked to support a major nuclear clean up project in the UK for up to £336 million ($540 million).

Montana PSC approves sale of hydroelectric power plant for $900mn

09/30/2014

The Montana Public Service Commission approved an agreement for PPL Montana (NYSE: PPL) to sell its hydroelectric facilities to NorthWestern Energy Corp. for $900 million.

UC San Diego to install battery energy storage

09/30/2014

The University of California, San Diego is installing a 2.5-MW, 5-MWh battery-based energy storage system (ESS).


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