News

  • National Grid PLC Tuesday opened a tender for the Supplemental Balancing Reserve service for winter 2014-15, bringing forward one of two services the UK electricity network operator is using to provide additional reserves in the coming few winters amid tightening capacity margins.
  • Etrion Corporation ("Etrion") (TSX: ETX)(OMX: ETX) and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation ("Hitachi High-Tech") (TSE: 8036), a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. ("Hitachi") today announced the planned construction of 34 megawatts ("MW") in Japan with financing arranged by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited ("SuMi Trust").
  • Each year, the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library at 3030 Poplar runs up a utility bill of $666,000, with most of it going toward electricity. The city of Memphis will soon launch a library renovation project that aims to cut the bill down to about $474,000 -- a decrease of roughly 29 percent.
  • Because of inaccurate information it provided, National Grid quietly removed a cost comparison tool for customers of independent energy service companies about two weeks after it was launched in July.
  • El Paso Electric Company, or EPE, has released a request for proposal, or RFP, for engineering, procurement and construction services for two utility-scale solar energy generating facilities.
  • Aventine Renewable Energy, a leading producer, marketer and end-to-end supplier of ethanol, has announced completion of a $13.2 million project to upgrade its wet mill ethanol plant in Pekin, Illinois, by replacing 70-year-old coal boiler technology with two newly installed Indeck(R) high-pressure natural gas boilers.
  • A local property owner is a step closer to installing the town's largest solar array.
  • Utah solar advocates and customers are hailing a decision Friday by the Utah Public Service Commission to reject Rocky Mountain Power's request of a monthly fee for rooftop solar homes. "What a bright day for Utah's future.
  • ReneSola Ltd ("ReneSola", or the "Company") (www.renesola.com) (NYSE: SOL), a leading brand and technology provider of solar photovoltaic ("PV") products, today announced that it will develop a 13MW solar project in Dorset, England.
  • Consumers may soon face higher electric rates as Public Service Company of New Mexico seeks to recover costs for investment in power plants and other infrastructure, and to make up for a drop in power consumption brought about by a combination of a weak economy, energy conservation and renewables such as "rooftop" solar.