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Green Mountain Power will offer Tesla home battery

05/01/2015

On the same day as the product’s announcement, Green Mountain Power (GMP) will be one of the first energy companies in the U.S. to offer Tesla's new home battery, the Powerwall, to customers.

Tesla plugs into energy storage market with home battery system

05/01/2015

FOSTER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Elon Musk, CEO of electric car maker Tesla Motors hopes to park hundreds of millions of large, solar panel-connected batteries in homes and businesses so the world can disconnect from power plants — and he can profit.

Officials: Deal reached over Kalkaska gas plant pollution

05/01/2015

KALKASKA, Mich. (AP) - Federal officials say they've reached a settlement with a Texas company over alleged clean-air violations at a natural gas processing facility in northern Michigan.

MidAmerican plans 2 Iowa wind farms costing $900 million

05/01/2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - MidAmerican Energy says it plans to build two new wind farms in Iowa at a cost of about $900 million.

Caterpillar expands renewable power generation with First Solar

05/01/2015

Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) and First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) will develop an integrated photovoltaic (PV) solar solution for microgrid applications.  

Agreement would ensure coal supply for NM power plant

05/01/2015

The owners of a power plant that provides electricity to more than 2 million customers throughout the Southwest have reached an agreement that will ensure the plant is supplied with coal through 2022.

Kansai Electric Power requests nuclear power plant life extension

05/01/2015

Kansai Electric Power Co. is planning to extend the operational life of two nuclear reactors at its Takahama nuclear power plant in Japan.

Dominion acquires 20-MW California solar power project

05/01/2015

Dominion (NYSE: D) acquired a 20-MW solar power facility in California from E.ON North America.

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, ConEd dedicate Nevada solar power plant

05/01/2015

Nevada Governor's Office of Energy Director, Paul Thomsen, Boulder City Mayor Roger Tobler, and community leaders joined Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development (ConEd), to dedicate the 250-MW Copper Mountain Solar 3 facility in Boulder City, Nevada.

Weekly Coal Production Report

05/01/2015

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ended April 25, 2015.

NRC approves Fermi 3 nuclear license

05/01/2015

Michigan-based DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) was approved to build and operate a nuclear reactor at the Fermi nuclear power plant in Michigan.

Southern Power developing 1,000MW of renewable energy with North Star solar acquisition

05/01/2015

Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) subsidiary Southern Power has surpassed 1,000-MW of renewable energy development with the acquisition of controlling interest in the 60-MW North Star Solar Facility in California from First Solar.

AES Energy Storage delivers 260MW in storage projects

05/01/2015

AES Energy Storage unveiled a portion of its deployment roadmap for AES Advancion Energy Storage Solutions, including the addition of battery-based storage resources across the U.S., South America, and Europe.

04/29 Henry Hub Average Natural Gas Spot Prices

04/29 Henry Hub Average Natural Gas Spot Prices

04/30/2015

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

PJM Board names new president, CEO

04/30/2015

PJM Interconnection’s Board of Directors has named Andrew Ott — current executive vice president — as president and chief executive officer (CEO), replacing Terry Boston who announced plans to retire on Dec. 31, 2015.

Finland signs nuclear construction deal with Russian firm

04/30/2015

Finnish utility Fennovoima says it has awarded a contract for constructing a new nuclear plant in Finland to a Russian company.

Regulators vote on Wisconsin Energy acquisition

04/30/2015

Wisconsin regulators are considering a $9 billion transaction that combines Wisconsin Energy Corp. and Integrys Energy Group.

New Mexico joins race to build storage for nuclear waste

04/30/2015

Two rural New Mexico counties announced Wednesday they're partnering with an international firm in the race to build an interim storage facility to house spent nuclear fuel that has been piling up at reactors around the nation.

Senate passes 'weakened' electric utility regulation bill

04/30/2015

The Florida Senate passed a bill revising rules for the panel that sets Florida electric rates Wednesday and sent it to Gov. Rick Scott, even though its sponsor, Sen. Jack Latvala, said the bill was weakened by political influence from big utility companies.

Maintenance, refueling outage finished at Cook nuclear plant

04/30/2015

Operators of southeastern Michigan's Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant say that one of its units has returned to service after a 34-day shutdown for refueling.

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