News

  • The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is approving Idaho Power Company applications to buy energy from three small hydroelectric projects while the procedural schedule for a fourth is temporarily suspended.
  • The Willmar Municipal Utilities and the city of Willmar have settled a discrimination lawsuit filed a year and a half ago in federal district court by former utilities coal handler Nefi Ibarra and will pay him $115,000.
  • New Zealand Government - Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the completion of the Apia racecourse solar array in Samoa today.
  • The Empire District Electric Company (NYSE:EDE) announced today it has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission (MPSC) for changes in rates for its Missouri electric customers.
  • Glynn County's planning staff is asking the mainland planning commission to weigh in on whether a proposed 61-acre solar field is an allowable use for property near the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport.
  • Black Hills Colorado Electric wants the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to grant it a 3 percent increase in revenue this year, but the state's Office of Consumer Counsel wants to stop that -- or sharply reduce any increase.
  • Chicagoans who are confused over whether to stick with the city's chosen electricity provider, Integrys Energy Services, or to go back to ComEd, now have a free tool to help.
  • North Carolina's environmental agency said Thursday it won't file further coal ash lawsuits against Duke Energy, as advocacy groups prepared to sue the utility next week.
  • Rodney and Susan Ward's electricity bill was $208 last month. "And we live in a mobile home," Susan Ward said, pointing to a park across U.S. 27 from Lakeshore Mall, where she works.
  • The UMaine Composites Center has taken in a very, very big test subject. Wednesday, a truck brought in a 180-foot wind turbine blade for strength testing.