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2014-05-23 16:21:40

PG&E Works to Hire, Support Veterans SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During Memorial Day weekend, communities across California and the nation will remember the men and women of the armed forces who died serving their country. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) joins its customers in recognizing these heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. While Memorial Day is a time to honor the service of our fallen, it is also an opportunity to thank...

2014-05-23 12:22:14

Work Includes 2,600 Miles of Lines and Will Help Enhance Reliability WILLIAMSPORT, Md., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Potomac Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), continues to conduct tree trimming work in communities across its service area in western Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance system reliability. Since the beginning of the year, Potomac Edison tree contractors have trimmed about 700 circuit miles of...

2014-05-23 12:22:12

JUNO BEACH, Fla., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) today declared a regular quarterly common stock dividend of 72.5 cents per share. The dividend is payable June 16, 2014, to shareholders of record on June 2, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110124/FL34682LOGO NextEra Energy, Inc.NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $15.1 billion, approximately...

2014-05-23 08:22:04

ATLANTA, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy today announced the acquisition of the largest solar facility in New Mexico - the 50-megawatt (MW) Macho Springs Solar Facility. The Southern Power-Turner Renewable Energy partnership's seventh solar project and its second-largest overall, the facility is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 18,000 homes....

2014-05-23 08:21:40

Bikes Assembled in Team Building Exercise Donated to Owosso Nonprofit OWOSSO, Mich., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy employees assembled four bikes Wednesday on their last day in the Crew Leader Institute for a team building exercise, practicing concepts and skills explored in their training. That afternoon, the energy company gave the shiny new bikes to deserving kids and adults through Pleasant Valley Impact, a nonprofit organization with the goal of providing...

2014-05-22 20:20:55

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today announced it has signed an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding cleanup of the coal ash release into the Dan River that occurred at the company's retired Dan River coal-fired power plant in Eden, N.C., on Feb. 2, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO Duke Energy issued the following company statement regarding the agreement: "This agreement represents a...

2014-05-22 16:22:01

SEC Advises Investors to "Exercise Extreme Caution" with Mini-Tender Offers AKRON, Ohio, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) received notification on May 21 of an unsolicited "mini-tender offer" by TRC Capital Corporation to purchase up to 3,000,000 shares of FirstEnergy common stock, or approximately 0.71 percent of the outstanding shares, at $30.15 per share. TRC Capital's offer is below the current market price for FirstEnergy common stock. FirstEnergy does...

2014-05-22 12:23:07

Company Puts Response and Communication to the Test with Hurricane Scenario NEW ORLEANS, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In preparation for the upcoming hurricane season, hundreds of Entergy employees across the company's utility service territory recently engaged in an intensive storm drill. The drill tracked a fictional hurricane and its potential impact on the Entergy service territory. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120913/MM74349LOGO Following Hurricane Katrina, Entergy adopted the...

2014-05-22 08:23:59

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Satisfaction levels for utilities increase when customers are aware and engaged in multiple program offerings, according to the J.D. Power 2014 Consumer Engagement Study(SM) released today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130605/LA26502LOGO The study, now in its second year, measures the level of residential customers' engagement with their electric utility's programs, products and services and is based on responses from customers...

2014-05-22 08:23:03

Project will Allow Texas to Grow its Wind Energy Capacity and Provide Southeastern States and ERCOT with Significant Economic and Reliability Benefits SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Achieving a key milestone in the Southern Cross transmission project, Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) today announced that the project has obtained final regulatory approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Pattern Development is developing the Southern...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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