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Dominion's 1,329 MW Warren County gas-fired power station enters operation

12/17/2014

Dominion Virginia (NYSE: D)’s natural gas-fired, 1,329 MW Warren County Power Station, in Virginia, has entered commercial operation.

Boeing 737 factory to move to clean energy

12/17/2014

Boeing said Tuesday it plans to buy renewable energy credits to replace fossil-fuel power at the factory in Washington state where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes.

National Grid joins proposal for 300-mile cable in Maine

12/10/2014

Utility giant National Grid is partnering with a company that specializes in underwater cable projects in an alliance seeking to build a 300-mile cable to bring Canadian hydropower and Maine wind power to Greater Boston to help meet the energy needs of power-hungry southern New England, the companies announced Tuesday.

Toshiba to merge thermal, nuclear and renewable businesses into new company

12/05/2014

Toshiba Corp. announced that it will merge three current businesses into a new company based in North Carolina.

Dutch seek to harness energy from salt water mix

11/26/2014

Dutch researchers are seeking to add a new, largely untapped renewable energy source to the world's energy mix with the opening of a "Blue Energy" test facility on Wednesday.

Northwestern Energy finalizes acquisition of PPL Montana’s hydroelectric facilities

11/18/2014

NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) has closed on a $900 million purchase of 11 hydroelectric facilities representing 633-MW of capacity and one storage reservoir from PPL Montana (NYSE: PPL).

Roughly 800 have taken early retirement at TVA

11/17/2014

Roughly 800 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) employees have taken early retirement packages, TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson said Nov. 17.

Dominion acquires Utah solar energy project

11/11/2014

Dominion (NYSE: D) has acquired the 50-MW Pavant Solar project located in Millard County, from juwi solar (JSI). This project represents Dominion's first solar development in Utah.

NedPower selects Marathon Capital to secure financing for hydroelectric power projects

11/07/2014

NedPower LLC has enlisted Marathon Capital to secure financing for the development and project capital for the acquisition of operating hydroelectric facilities in the eastern U.S.

Man wins FERC approval for his own personal hydro dam

11/03/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a 40-year license Thursday for Andy Peklo's hydroelectric dam project beside his home on the Pomperaug River.

NorthWestern receives FERC approval for pending transaction of 11 hydro facilities

10/31/2014

NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE: NWE) has received the final regulatory approval required for its pending $900 million purchase of 11 hydroelectric facilities representing 633-MW of capacity and one storage reservoir from PPL Montana (NYSE: PPL).

EPRI names Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power CEO to board of directors

10/31/2014

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has appointed Dr. Seok Cho, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company (KHNP), to its Board of Directors.

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.  

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.

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).

Rhode Island Governor signs renewables energy legislation

10/16/2014

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed renewable energy legislation, Affordable Clean Energy Security Act, that includes provisions to advance regional development.

Center Hill tests new units for 135-MW hydro project

10/14/2014

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials determined that a Voith Hydro scale model turbine met or exceeded requirements for replacement hydropower turbines at 135-MW Center Hill Dam in Tennessee.

US stimulus money helps upgrade New York hydro station

10/14/2014

The federal government has awarded $2.8 million in stimulus money to Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. (RG&E) for improvements at RG&E's 8.5-MW Station 2 hydroelectric project on New York's Genesee River.

US awards $1.9M to four Indian tribes for hydro projects

10/14/2014

The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development has awarded $1.9 million to four Indian tribes for hydropower projects, including the acquisition of 194-MW Kerr Dam in Montana.