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Siemens names new CEO of Wind Power & Renewables business


Siemens Power Generation Services (NYSE: SI) has named Mark Albenze as the new chief executive officer (CEO) for its Wind Power & Renewables business, effective immediately.

NorthWestern receives FERC approval for pending transaction of 11 hydro facilities


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).

Siemens to supply service & maintenance for Iowa wind projects


Siemens (NYSE: SI) signed a long-term agreement with MidAmerican Energy to provide service and maintenance for 958 SWT-2.3 wind turbines at 12 projects in Iowa.

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


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.

Axion Power to supply energy storage for 9.1 MW Pennsylvania solar farm


Axion Power International, Inc. will supply energy storage and frequency regulation for a solar farm that, upon completion, will be the largest in Pennsylvania.  

After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom and glut


The utilities say they can't accommodate the flood of newcomers to the green energy business, throwing in doubt the future of Japan's up-to-now aggressive strategy on renewable energy. Another challenge is that supplies of power from sources such as solar are not reliable enough or easily stored.

MHPS to build 13th geothermal power plant in Mexico


Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) received a full turnkey order from Grupo Dragon through Geotérmica para el Desarrollo S.A.P.I de C.V. (GEODESA), one of its power generation companies in Mexico, to build a 25-MW geothermal power plant.

Construction begins at PSE&G's landfill solar farm


Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin and New Jersey State Senator Donald Norcross celebrated the start of construction on its largest solar project to date, an 11.18-MW solar farm at the Kinsley Landfill.

Samsung, Pattern close on $517.9mn financing for wind energy plant


Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP completed a C$580 million ($517.9 million) construction and term loan financing for a wind energy project in Ontario.

Three Georgia Army bases to get solar power installations


The Georgia Public Service Commissioner has approved of installing three solar power projects at military bases in the state.

Puerto Rico power company officials face charges


Puerto Rico's justice department has filed fraud and other charges against officials at the troubled state-owned power company in the U.S. territory.

Sempra celebrates commercial operations of wind energy project in Nebraska


Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), celebrated the commercial operations of Nebraska's newest clean energy project, the 75-MW Broken Bow II wind farm.

Forrest Kerr hydro project reaches commercial operation


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


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.  

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


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.

Wind energy farm in Quebec receives government decree


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


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).

SunEdison secures financing for 26 MW utility solar power plant


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


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


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