General

  • An energy law program will be offered to students next fall at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's William S. Richardson School of Law.
  • Prairie State Generating Company has hired Donald Gaston as its new CEO, the Illinois coal power plant announced late Wednesday.
  • The majority of Augusta-area residents who use electricity to heat their homes can expect a 2 percent increase in monthly power bills this winter, while prices should remain stable for natural gas customers, utility operators said Wednesday.
  • Duke Nuclear, a division of the largest electric holding company in the United States, Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), is weaving learning and professional development into its business using SumTotal Talent Expansion(R) applications.
  • Ohio Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is partnering with Stark State College to reinstate its award-winning program to train the next generation of utility line and substation workers.
  • After the Polar Vortex put an extra chill in the monthly bills of many TVA ratepayers earlier this year, electricity users are getting a reprieve this fall.
  • Being one of only eight women among 600 NStar lineworkers is nothing new for Christine Ratches. "I don't really see a difference," she said.
  • The National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C has selected Paul A. DeCotis, director of Energy and Utilities at West Monroe Partners, to Chair its Committee on Energy Resource Potential on US Department of Energy Lands.
  • Mt. Poso

    Cogeneration Company and its partners DTE Energy Services

    (NYSE:DTE) and Macpherson Energy Corporation hosted an open house and

    media tour Wednesday for Kern County workforce development

    organizations and students to showcase skilled job opportunities in

    the energy field.

  • In a utility rate dispute that has exposed a political rift on the N.C. Utilities Commission, Duke Energy said Tuesday that it has decided not to overcharge its customers for corporate income taxes the company doesn't pay.
  • Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) today announced the appointment of Arvin Ganesan as vice president of federal policy. Ganesan joins AEE after serving as deputy chief of staff for policy at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • Continuing its

    long-standing commitment to support the economic vitality of the

    communities it serves and increase opportunities for local job

    creation, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced that

    it would provide $20,000 grants to support the work of 10

    organizations in Northern and Central California.

  • In an elite competition that tests safety training and technical skills, the team of Anthony Albright, Adam Beene and J.P. Richard --electric linemen who serve the Grass Valley area--took home three first place world championship awards after competing against more than 200 lineman teams from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom at the 31st Annual International Lineman's Rodeo, in Bonner Springs, Kansas.
  • FirstEnergy Solutions, a competitive energy provider and subsidiary of Akron, Ohio-based utility company FirstEnergy Corp., is breaking up with its residential customers by discontinuing future sales of electricity plans.
  • Unifrax Corp. is getting 3.3 megawatts of low-cost hydropower from the New York Power Authority for a pair of expansion projects in the Town of Tonawanda.
  • As many as 4,000 households across the state could soon be eligible for an energy makeover, courtesy of Duke Energy.
  • The Grant County PUD is projecting it will spend about $237.8 million in 2015, when all the bills and income are added up. Utility district officials reviewed the 2015 budget for PUD customers at a public hearing in Moses Lake Thursday night.
  • The Grant County PUD is projecting it will spend about $237.8 million in 2015, when all the bills and income are added up. Utility district officials reviewed the 2015 budget for PUD customers at a public hearing in Moses Lake Thursday night.
  • ComEd announced today that residential and small commercial customers who purchase their electricity supply from the utility may switch to a Retail Electric Supplier (RES) at any time.
  • Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, or WPSC, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc., has filed a request with the Michigan Public Service Commission, or MPSC, to raise the electric rates of its customers in the upper peninsula of Michigan over the next three years.