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Discount Rate Authorized for Returning Default Service Customers

New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission authorized Public Service Company of New Hampshire (PSNH) to institute two different default energy rate schedules, a standard rate for those customers who have never left the utility for a competitive energy supplier and a discounted, albeit “above market,” rate for customers who took service with an alternative provider and then return to the utility’s default service.

ITC Shareholders Approve Entergy Acquisition

ITC Holdings shareholders approved the proposed acquisition of Entergy’s transmission business. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2013, subject to regulatory approvals and closing conditions. 

Atlantic Power Sells Florida Facilities to Quantum

Atlantic Power closed on its previously announced sale of interests in three Florida projects—Auburndale, Lake Cogen, and Pasco Cogen—to Quantum Utility Generation, a Houston-based generation company owned by Quantum Energy Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

Siemens to Maintain Russian Combined Cycle Plant

Siemens entered a long-term service contract for the largest combined cycle power plant in Russia, the 800-MW Kirishi power plant, which was repowered in March 2012. Per the agreement, Siemens will provide maintenance of the gas turbines and generators for 12 years.

FPL Completes Multi-Year Nuclear Uprate

Florida Power & Light completed a five-year, multibillion-dollar investment to upgrade its Turkey Point and St. Lucie nuclear plants, adding more than 500 MW of energy capacity. The upgrades of Turkey Point Unit 3, located in Miami-Dade County, and St. Lucie Units 1 and 2, located in St. Lucie County, were completed in 2012.

Amerifreight Picks Sunvalley Solar

Amerifreight in City of Industry, awarded a new 129.5KW solar system installation contract to Sunvalley Solar. The system will use 518 polycrystalline solar panels, 250 Watts each. Installation is expected to begin by the middle of 2013.

SDG&E Signs Five Solar and Wind PPAs

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) signed five new renewable power purchase agreements for a total of nearly 62 MW of solar and wind energy. Two of these contracts, for a total of 27 MW, will be located in San Diego County.

ReneSola Signs 44 MW Solar Module Agreement with Enerparc

ReneSola Ltd agreed to provide Enerparc AG with 43.6 MW of solar modules, 35 MW of which will be delivered through original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in Poland and India. Under the terms of the agreement, ReneSola and its contracted OEMs will deliver 43.6 MW of solar modules to Enerparc between April and June of this year.

SunEdison, Petrobras to Build PV Project in Brazil

SunEdison signed an agreement with Petrobras to build one of the largest photovoltaic (PV) power plants in Brazil. The plant will be located in Alto do Rodrigues, Rio Grande do Norte. Once completed, SunEdison will manage the plant from its central operations center. The energy generated will be fed into Brazil’s National Interconnected System. The plant will have an installed capacity of 1.1 MW DC and will be built on land adjacent to the Thermoeletric Plant Jesus Soares Pereira that belongs to Termoacu S.A.

Elster Selected for Texas Multi-Utility Project

The City of Georgetown, Texas, chose Elster’s EnergyAxis for its system-wide, multi-utility meter replacement project. Georgetown will deploy Elster's EnergyAxis solution throughout its service territory and install 21,000 each of Elster’s water and electricity meters.

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