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2014-08-29 08:22:20

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HelioSage Energy, a national developer of utility scale solar projects, has announced the sale of a 77 MWdc / 60 MWac portfolio of development-stage solar facilities in North Carolina. The portfolio is comprised of 12 ground-mounted solar projects sited in eastern North Carolina. Once constructed, the projects will sell power under a Power Purchase Agreement with either Duke Energy-Progress or the North Carolina Eastern Municipal...

2014-08-29 08:22:15

PLAINFIELD, Ind., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Seven-year plan adds advanced technology to pinpoint power outages and speed service restoration -- Provides for better and faster communication with customers -- Includes investments in power lines, utility poles, transformers and substations to update aging electric grid -- Creates and supports thousands of Hoosier jobs during seven-year modernization...

2014-08-28 12:23:19

CINCINNATI, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today announced it will retire the remaining coal-fired units, 5 and 6, at its W.C. Beckjord Station in New Richmond, Ohio, effective Sept. 1. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO Due to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's increasingly stringent regulations on power plant emissions, Duke Energy Ohio three years ago announced its intent to retire Beckjord Station's coal-fired units 1 through 6 -...

2014-08-27 12:24:46

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) an application for a new license for the Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project in South Carolina. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The license would allow Duke Energy to continue operating Lake Jocassee, Lake Keowee and their associated hydro stations in the Upstate region of South Carolina. The existing license expires in August 2016....

2014-08-26 16:23:20

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lynn J. Good, Duke Energy's president and chief executive officer, will present at the 2014 Barclays Capital CEO Energy-Power Conference in New York City on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The presentation will be available via webcast through the investors' section of Duke Energy's website: www.duke-energy.com/investors/. A replay of the webcast and presentation...

2014-08-22 12:22:41

MONCURE, N.C., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy's Cape Fear Plant this morning underwent a major transformation after serving the region well for more than 90 years. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The decommissioning team imploded the two 200-foot smokestacks at the site as part of Duke Energy's program to decommission and demolish retired units at nine coal plants in North Carolina. This is the first of three implosions that will occur at the...

2014-08-22 08:21:43

- $2.8 billion sale price includes ownership interest in 11 power plants and Duke Energy Retail Sales CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today announced Dynegy will buy its non-regulated Midwest Commercial Generation Business for $2.8 billion in cash, which includes ownership interests in 11 power plants and Duke Energy Retail Sales, the company's competitive retail business in Ohio. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "This...

2014-08-20 16:22:19

CINCINNATI, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy continues to make major progress cleaning up an overnight spill on Aug. 18, of approximately 3,000 to 5,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Ohio River at W.C. Beckjord Station, 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The company is working closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Coast Guard, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Ohio Department of Natural...

2014-08-19 20:21:46

CINCINNATI, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today made progress cleaning up an overnight spill of approximately 3,000 to 5,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Ohio River at W.C. Beckjord Station, 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The company will continue cleanup operations tonight and around-the-clock. The company is working closely, on-site, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Coast Guard, Ohio...

2014-08-19 08:24:07

CINCINNATI, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At about 11:15 p.m. Monday, during a routine transfer of fuel oil at the W..C. Beckjord Station, approximately 5,000 gallons of fuel was inadvertently discharged into the Ohio River. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The release was stopped by 11:30 p.m. Local, state and environmental agencies, along with the Coast Guard were promptly notified. Northern Kentucky Water District and Greater Cincinnati Water Works also...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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