Financial

  • Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. (OTCQB: SWET) (the "Company"), the inventor of large Solar Wind Downdraft Tower structures capable of producing abundant, inexpensive electricity, re-announced that its subsidiary, Arizona Green Power LLC, ("Greenpower") has entered into a Benefits and Services Agreement with Arizona Alternative Energy Center, LLC ("AAEC").
  • Once during Tuesday's Town Hall Meeting in Barbourville, it was noted, "We've got a $7 million crown jewel that we could lose."
  • Keeping your home or office cool during the dog days of summer should be a bit cheaper next month than it was during July.
  • Soltage-Greenwood, a joint venture between the premier North American solar power provider Soltage, LLC, and Greenwood Energy, the North and Latin American clean energy division of the Libra Group, today announced an equity financing of $70 million led by John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) for the construction and operation of seven solar photovoltaic (PV) power stations in Massachusetts and North Carolina totaling 32 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity.
  • Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) (NYSE: ED) declared a quarterly dividend of 63 cents a share on its common stock, payable September 15, 2014, to stockholders of record as of August 13, 2014.
  • The Board of Directors of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) today declared an unchanged quarterly dividend of 36 cents per share of outstanding common stock. The dividend will be payable September 1, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 7, 2014.
  • Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AA-' rating on the following bonds issued by the Anaheim Public Financing Authority, CA (APFA) on behalf of Anaheim Public Utilities (APU).
  • The Board of Directors of CMS Energy has declared a quarterly dividend on the company's common stock.
  • Jul 08, 2014 | Sarah Battaglia
    Everyone has been there. You go to a store to get a pair of those trendy new shoes and find that there's only one pair in your size left in stock. Feeling pretty darn satisfied with your good fortune, you quickly make your way up to the register, holding on tight to that precious box just in case someone tries to snatch it from your hands.
  • Study Ontario for Time-Of-Use (TOU) Lessons
    Jul 22, 2014 | Ahmad Faruqui

    Should time-varying rates-such as time-of-use (TOU) rates and critical peak pricing (CPP) and other dynamic pricing rates-be deployed as the default tariff for residential and small business customers?

  • Research is Critical

    Jul 06, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    We recently discussed the status of coal generation research with Tomasz S. Wiltowski, the director of the Coal Research Center at Southern Illinois University. His edited comments follow.

  • Planning for a highly distributed grid
  • Energy Reform Revisited

    Max Bradford
    Jun 22, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Fifteen years ago, the government of New Zealand forced energy companies to elect whether they wanted to sell energy or own power lines, and it split up the former government-run generation business. Max Bradford, energy minister of the England-sized nation, was a principal architect of the plan. I interviewed him in Wellington while he was orchestrating what he then described as “wrenching changes.” Recently, I called him in New Zealand to discuss how it has worked out.

  • The Future of the Business

    Denault
    Jun 15, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Entergy is learning its lessons and forging a proactive path towards its future, says Leo Denault, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer. His edited comments from a conversation with EnergyBiz follow.

     

     

  • Building on a Busy Year

    Denault
    Jun 08, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

     

     

    Entergy is sharpening its business strategy to manage risk and grow the business, says Leo Denault, chairman and chief executive officer. He recently talked with EnergyBiz, and his edited comments follow.  

  • Customer dislike for utilities is universal but can change
    Jun 03, 2014 | Tim Probert

    You may think Europeans are more sophisticated than you Americans. Well, it turns out that when it comes to utility customer psychology, we are pretty much the same as our cousins in the US of A.

  • Building on Efficiency

    Izzo
    Jun 01, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    The smart utility of the future will see itself as the customer’s ally in the pursuit of energy efficiency, says Ralph Izzo, PSEG chairman, president and CEO. Izzo addressed these issues as the recent EnergyBiz Securing Power Forum. His edited comments follow.

  • ComEd Looks to the Future

    Pramaggiore
    May 18, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

     

    ComEd will partner with customers to cut power bills while it prepares for a new business environment and the next generation of its employees, according to Anne Pramaggiore, ComEd president and chief executive officer. Pramaggiore discussed these and related topics at the recent EnergyBiz Securing Power Forum where she was honored as the 2014 EnergyBiz KITE CEO of the Year. Her edited comments follow.

  • What American Utilities Can Learn from E.On

    Leonhard Birnbaum
    Apr 20, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    European utilities are rethinking their business models as a result of a sharp drop in their revenue and asset values. Leonhard Birnbaum, a member of the board of management at E.On SE, offered the view from Germany.

  • Duke Energy's View of Generation and Transmission

    LynnGood
    Apr 13, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Duke Energy is committed to maintaining a diverse portfolio of generation assets and adequate transmission as it prepares for the futures. Lynn Good, the company’s president and chief executive officer, discussed these nuts and bolts issues recently with EnergyBiz.