Regulatory & Legal

  • The Board also approved replacing aging technologies to improve that ability for renewable energy resources to respond quickly to periods of steep increases in demand.
  • MANILA, Philippines Lopez-owned Energy Development Corp. will receive from contractor Weir Engineering Services Ltd. over $5 million in damages following a favorable decision from the International Chamber of Commerce.
  • A group filed a ballot measure today that would create a competitive electricity market in Nevada to effectively end NV Energy's monopoly through a constitutional amendment.
  • The state-run power distribution companies are waiting for the MP Electricity Regulatory Commission approval to provide pre-paid electricity meters to domestic connection holders in the state.
  • DTE Electric has filed a request with the Michigan Public Service Commission to continue a multi-year modernization of southeast Michigan's electric distribution infrastructure.
  • Jon Wert, a farmer from the New England area, presented a petition during Wednesday's Hettinger County Commission meeting seeking minimal zoning requirements for a proposed 72-turbine wind farm in two western Hettinger County townships.
  • Newburyport-based watchdog group C-10 has petitioned the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to require NextEra Energy Seabrook nuclear power plant to follow tougher standards for testing deteriorating concrete at the plant.
  • Owing to the fact that she doesn't own a crystal ball, Linda Dismore "Diz" Swift isn't sure what Montana's mandated solution for reducing carbon pollution from power plants under the Clean Power Plan will look like.
  • Hot weather and blasted a/c might be two factors influencing your utility bill. But since utility prices in Texas are ultimately decided by a computer, not humans, consumers may have something else to worry about
  • The owner of a natural gas-fueled power plant in South Carolina says it could supply the electricity Duke Energy needs in Asheville, where Duke plans to build its own new plant.
  • The public comment period for a controversial proposed electric transmission line project was extended by 60 days after project leaders were inundated by letters from local leaders requesting more time to evaluate the project's impacts.
  • The $2 billion, 515-mile-long SunZia power line project got a big boost Wednesday from the Arizona Corporation Commission, which voted 3-2 to approve its construction in this state.
  • The Board of Mayor and Aldermen decided this week the city should play a part in the Northern Pass transmission project, voting to file a request to become an intervenor in the state's Site Evaluation Committee's review of the project application.
  • The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission voted 5-0 on Wednesday to open a new regulatory case to examine whether large electricity customers are receiving undue fuel savings as a result of Public Service Company of New Mexico's investments in renewable energy.
  • A memorial presented to the Environment and Natural Resource Committee on Monday was the first step of the New Mexico legislature supporting the construction of an interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel.
  • Federal and state officials in California and Oregon said Tuesday that they had reached an agreement to bypass Congress to remove four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River
  • How Owensboro Municipal Utilities will continue to provide electrical power to its customers in the years to come is the subject of a staff presentation scheduled to be delivered to the OMU board at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.
  • The Independent Power Tanzania Limited and Pan Africa Power Solutions Tanzania Limited have refused the claims indicating that they were being paid 300m/- daily as capacity charges by TANESCO.
  • The Jos Electricity Distribution Company disclosed that it is lobbying the Plateau State Government to set up mobile courts to try suspected vandals of its installation.
  • Public Service Company of New Mexico could face stiff opposition to its request for a 14.4 percent increase in its annual base revenue when hearings on the case begin in March.