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2014-09-15 12:22:24

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took Unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline on Sunday, Sept. 14, for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO Each unit at Plant Vogtle requires new fuel every 18 months. The last refueling outage for Unit 2 was completed in the spring of 2013. "Unit 2 marked its 25(th) anniversary of commercial operation in May of this year,"...

2014-09-15 08:23:54

- Gov. Terry McAuliffe supports clean energy project RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power announced today that it has selected Capital One's Chester facility to house the first ground-mounted solar energy system in Central Virginia. The installation of nearly 2,500 solar panels will generate about 500 kilowatts of electricity at peak, enough to power about 125 homes. "We are pleased to partner with Capital One in expanding solar energy in the...

2014-09-12 16:22:03

Utilities continue to protest formation of lower Hudson Valley Capacity Zone NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation and Iberdrola USA subsidiaries New York State Electric & Gas Corporation and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation provided oral argument today in the Second Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City, challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) decision to assess unnecessarily high prices in...

2014-09-12 12:22:25

BEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Holcim (US) Inc. announced today that four of its plants earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) prestigious ENERGY STAR(®). "Holcim is grateful to, once again, be awarded for our commitment to sustainability," said Filiberto Ruiz, president and CEO of Holcim (US) and Aggregate Industries US. "We understand how important it is for our facilities to have corporate values in place that help protect the environment and we...

2014-09-12 08:21:50

COLDWATER, Mich., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six rare turtles returned home recently to wetlands in Branch County following the installation of a Consumers Energy natural gas pipeline. "The herpetologist we hired to help protect wildlife along our right of way cared for five globally rare Blanding's turtles and one musk turtle, a species in decline, while crews installed our natural gas pipeline," said Margaret O'Connor, an environmental planner for Consumers Energy. "I'm not...

2014-09-11 20:20:57

Company Earns Distinction for Seventh Consecutive Year for Commitment to Customers, Communities, Employees and the Environment SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PG&E Corporation today announced it has again been selected for the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, which lists North American companies that lead their industries in corporate economic, environmental and social performance. The company was one of only nine U.S. energy utilities to make the...

2014-09-11 20:20:36

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled unanimously that a New Jersey law that promoted construction of new power plants by subsidizing development of new generation in the state is invalid because it oversteps the state's regulatory authority. The judges ruled that the federal government has exclusive control over interstate rates for capacity payments to electric power generators. The New...

2014-09-11 16:22:47

READING, Pa., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) electric utility operating companies - Pennsylvania Electric (Penelec), Pennsylvania Power (Penn Power) and Metropolitan Edison (Met-Ed) - were recently recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Energy Association of Pennsylvania, an association of the Commonwealth's electric and natural gas utilities. The safety awards are selected annually by the association's Accident Prevention Committee. The...

2014-09-11 16:22:44

Honored for 11th Time in the Past 13 Years AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) remains among the nation's leading utilities in promoting economic development, according to Site Selection magazine. This marks the eleventh time in the past 13 years the company has received this honor. In 2013, FirstEnergy helped attract more than $3 billion in third-party capital investment to its Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia and Maryland service areas that...

2014-09-11 16:22:06

Company's efforts help attract nearly $21 billion in projects to Gulf South, potentially creating more than 9,200 jobs NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) has been named one of the nation's Top 10 utilities in economic development for 2013 by Site Selection magazine. The company was chosen for its efforts to help attract nearly $21 billion in projects, which could result in as many as 9,200 jobs across its four-state service territory of...


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