Calendar of Events

Sep 08, 2014 to Sep 10, 2014 | Chicago, IL
Sep 29, 2014 to Oct 03, 2014 | Michigan State University, Lansing MI
Oct 01, 2014 to Oct 03, 2014 | Washington, DC

Keywords

Public Utilities Reports

PUR Guide 2012 Fully Updated Version

Available NOW!
PUR Guide

This comprehensive self-study certification course is designed to teach the novice or pro everything they need to understand and succeed in every phase of the public utilities business.

Order Now

News

RES Americas to Develop and Construct 200-MW Wind Project for Xcel Energy

RES America Developments, a subsidiary of Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES Americas), is working with Xcel Energy to construct the 200-MW Pleasant Valley Wind Farm. The project is near Austin, Minnesota, adjacent to the Grand Meadow wind project owned by Xcel Energy. Once the project is complete, RES Americas will transfer ownership of Pleasant Valley to Xcel Energy, who will own and operate the project.

TECO Energy Seeks Acquisition Approval from New Mexico Public Regulation Commission

TECO Energy filed its application with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) for approval of its acquisition of New Mexico Gas. The application was filed jointly with New Mexico Gas Co. and its parent company, Continental Energy Systems. A decision by the PRC is expected by early 2014.  In May, TECO Energy entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement with Continental Energy Systems to acquire New Mexico Gas Co.

NRG Solar Achieves Commercial Operation of Two Solar PV Projects in California

NRG Energy, through its wholly owned subsidiary NRG Solar, announced that two of the solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities the company acquired from Recurrent Energy earlier this year have reached commercial operation.

FirstEnergy to Deactivate Two Coal-Fired Power Plants in Pennsylvania

FirstEnergy announced it expects to deactivate two coal-fired power plants located in Pennsylvania by October 9, 2013. The decision is based on the cost of compliance with current and future environmental regulations in conjunction with the continued low market price for electricity. The plants scheduled to be deactivated are Hatfield's Ferry Power Station in Masontown, Pa., and Mitchell Power Station in Courtney, Pa.

ETT and Sharyland File Joint CCN Application for Cross Valley 345-kV Transmission Line

Electric Transmission Texas (ETT) and Sharyland Utilities (Sharyland) filed a joint application with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to amend their certificates of convenience and necessity to construct the Cross Valley Project, a proposed 345-kV transmission line in portions of Hidalgo and Cameron counties in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. The proposed line would begin at the AEP Texas North Edinburg Substation in Hidalgo County then head east to the Brownsville

Direct Energy to Acquire Bounce Energy for $46 Million

Direct Energy reached an agreement to acquire Bounce Energy, a privately-held retail electricity provider based in Houston, for $46 million in cash plus additional working capital. 
Bounce Energy provides full-service electricity to more than 80,000 residential and small business customers in Texas, Pennsylvania and New York.

Consumers Energy Submits Plan to Build New Natural Gas Plant in Michigan

Consumers Energy filed for approval of a certificate of necessity with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) for its new natural gas plant in Genesee County. The certificate of necessity filing, allowed for under Michigan's energy reform law, provides Consumers Energy's comprehensive analysis for the 700-MW natural gas plant planned for Thetford Township, about 20 miles northeast of Flint.  The review process for the filing is expected to take nine months.

Canadian Solar Complete Three Utility-scale Solar Power Projects in North Carolina

Canadian Solar completed construction on three utility-scale solar power projects in North Carolina. The projects, named "Lenoir 1, Lenoir 2 and Wilson 1," total 18 MW and are part of a 15-project portfolio totaling 85MW being jointly developed with Strata Solar. In total, the latest three solar power projects use approximately 40,608 Canadian Solar CS6P-P 245 and 19,896 CS6P-P 250 watt solar modules.

Phoenix Solar Signs Contract with Silicon Ranch to Build Solar Plant in Georgia

Phoenix Solar signed a contract with Silicon Ranch to build the Simon Solar Farm, 38.6-MW, 161 acre solar plant in Georgia. Under the terms of the contract, Phoenix Solar will provide all engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services and long-term operations and maintenance (O&M) support for the solar park. Georgia Power, the state's largest electrical utility, will buy the electricity generated from the solar park under a 20-year PPA with Silicon Ranch.

FERC Approves Implementation for ISO-PacifiCorp Energy Imbalance Market

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the implementation agreement between the California Independent System Operator (ISO) and PacifiCorp that establishes the scope and schedule for a variety of tasks the parties will undertake to launch an energy imbalance market (EIM) by October 2014.

Pages