News

  • American Electric Power plans to build offices in New Albany for its division that manages the interstate flow of electricity.
  • The Board of Directors of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) declared a quarterly common stock dividend of 5 cents per share payable May 15, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 1, 2014.
  • The state Public Regulation Commission wrapped up work this week on how utilities calculate the costs of complying with the state's renewable portfolio standard with a few more changes.
  • The Missouri Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Pursuant to Missouri Public Service Commission rule, Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri (Ameren Missouri) has filed its Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Report 2013 and its Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Plan 2014-2016 with the Missouri Public Service Commission.
  • Columbia town officials have touted the results of the Solarize Connecticut program, through which they teamed up with Lebanon.
  • Madison Gas & Electric is proposing to raise base electric rates 2.8 percent in 2015 and reduce natural gas rates 2.3 percent, and then freeze the rates at those levels for 2016.
  • The city announced Thursday that owners of more than 86 percent of Philadelphia's large commercial buildings complied with a new law to report energy usage, and their average Energy Star score came in at 64, above the national average of 50.
  • The BYD Electric Transit Bus, making news across North America, is now approved for sale and operations in Canada after earning the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) Certification and being placed on the "Vehicle Manufacturers Registry" with Transport Canada.
  • The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comment on the proposed Tylerhorse Wind Project, a 60-megawatt facility planned for 1,200 acres in Kern Country, CA.
  • The Lower Colorado River Authority has no plans to sell off any of its electricity assets, LCRA's new general manager Phil Wilson said on Friday.