General

  • The Missouri Public Service Commission issued the following news release: Pursuant to Public Service Commission rule, The Empire District Electric Company (Empire) has filed its 2014 Annual Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Plan and 2013 Annual Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Report with the Missouri Public Service Commission.
  • New York Power Authority allocations to companies within 30 miles of the Robert Moses Plant in Lewiston helped secure some 1,100 jobs and $500 million in capital investments during the past year.
  • Chelan County PUD General Manager Steve Wright says that emails released this month to a newspaper show that his actions as head of the Bonneville Power Administration were correct, if minimal, in delegating concerns about the federal agency's practices for hiring veterans.
  • After many homeowners paid record high power bills through the winter, electric customers will get a bit of a spring reprieve next month.
  • The Energy Fellows Institute is now accepting applications from executives and entrepreneurs interested in joining the 2014 program.
  • One of the Tennessee Valley Authority's main missions is economic development, and the utility company's top executive is seeing firsthand what is happening across its footprint.
  • Southern California Edison Co. plans to lay off hundreds of employees as part of a management streamlining and outsourcing of some functions such as information technology.
  • MISO successfully completed its second annual Planning Resource Auction under its enhanced Resource Adequacy construct this week.
  • GE [NYSE:GE] Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt announced today the appointment of Dan Janki to lead GE's Treasury operations, succeeding Kathy Cassidy, who is retiring later this year after 35 years of service to GE.
  • ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) today announced its new five-year capital investment plan of approximately $4.5 billion for the period 2014 through 2018, as a part of a comprehensive strategic update.
  • Peak Coal
    Apr 15, 2014 | Ronald R. Cooke

    Comments about coal are usually not complimentary. Despite our dependence on it as a source of heat for electric power generation, environmentalists wish it would go away. On the other hand, advocates like to claim we have more than 110 years of coal left - "at present rates of consumption". Both sides are overlooking crucial points. Let's see if we can clarify the future use of coal as a fossil fuel resource.

  • Otter Tail Corporation (Nasdaq:OTTR) hosted 304 shareholders and guests at its annual meeting of common shareholders on April 14 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.
  • Priority Power Management, LLC ("PPM"), a Texas-based leading independent energy management and consulting services firm, announced today - on the deadline date for Sharyland Utilities to accept new transactions for moving customers to competitive retail electricity providers - that it has negotiated contracts for, and procured, nearly 1 billion kilowatt hours of retail electricity supply for its clients in the Sharyland Utilities service territory.
  • Duke Energy has selected five North Carolina properties for participation in its 2014 Site Readiness Program to prepare the properties for potential industrial development.
  • The Bonneville Power Administration has once again delayed the release of public records related to its recent hiring scandal, keeping a lid on e-mails and internal communications that has been in place since the federal power marketing agency's top two executives were suspended last July.
  • Best Practices in Demand Response
    Apr 10, 2014 | James Moore, Ph.D.

    One of the most effective and widely available ways to reduce electricity costs and consumption is participation in demand response programs; however, a large gap exists between interest levels and actual participation in such programs.

  • The city of Gallipolis recently received a community reinvestment check worth more than $3,000 from Fred Holmes of Volunteer Energy Services Inc. to place toward its electric aggregation program.
  • TVA has begun making involuntary reductions in its workforce as it seeks to reach a cost-cutting goal in its operations and maintenance expenses.
  • A conversation with Henry S. Kenchington, Department of Energy

    Henry S. Kenchington, Department of Energy
    Apr 08, 2014 | Staff Writer

    How do you see grid modernization developing in the U.S. through 2020? What should utilities be doing right now to modernize for the future? Henry S. Kenchington, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Advanced Grid Integration in the Office of Electricity Deliverability & Energy Reliability at the Department of Energy responds.

  • Duke Energy's Lynn Good

    Lynn Good
    Apr 06, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    As she settles into the leadership of America’s largest utility, 7 million customers strong, Lynn Good is all about addressing Duke Energy’s strategic challenges. EnergyBiz recently interviewed Good, Duke’s president and chief executive officer.