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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...

2014-08-18 12:22:37

ATLANTA, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SCANA Energy (www.scanaenergy.com) today announced substantial savings for all members of the U.S. military, making it the first natural gas marketer in Georgia to provide a discount to service members and their families. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnbar/20140818/136905 "This is our way of honoring the service that our members of the military have provided to all of us," said George Devlin, vice president and general manager of SCANA Energy....

2014-08-18 08:22:56

PONTIAC, Mich., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A natural gas boot camp program between Consumers Energy and Oakland Schools is helping the energy company meet a critical employment need while providing marketable skills and permanent jobs to interested high school graduates. "This partnership with Oakland Schools is a win-win for all. Part of our promise to Michigan is to help create good-paying technical jobs like the ones offered through successful graduation from this natural...

2014-08-17 12:20:31

Will Match 100 Percent of Electricity with Renewable Energy BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan International Speedway is waving the green flag this weekend, making a commitment with the help of Consumers Energy to match 100 percent of its electricity use with renewable energy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140817/136736 Officials from the racetrack, host to Sunday's Pure Michigan 400, and from Consumers Energy on Sunday announced plans to improve Michigan's...

2014-08-15 20:20:56

Steve Malnight Joins PG&E Sacramento Office; Elisabeth Brinton Joins the Utility as VP of Corporate Strategy SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced today that Helen A. Burt has been named to lead the utility's Corporate Affairs team. In her new role, Burt, who has led the company's Customer Care function since 2006, will oversee government relations at the federal, state and local levels along with corporate and community relations. She...

2014-08-14 16:23:17

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today issued its final decision in Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) 2014 General Rate Case. The Commission granted about 50 percent of the revenue increase that PG&E requested for 2014 through 2016 to operate, maintain and modernize its gas distribution, electric distribution and electric generation systems and provide customer service. Typical residential bills for...

2014-08-13 16:22:27

Rejji P. Hayes Named as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer NOVI, Mich., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) today announced that Rejji P. Hayes has been named as a senior vice president and the company's permanent chief financial officer, effective immediately. Mr. Hayes will also continue in the role of treasurer. ITC also announced the appointment of Albert Ernst and Dave Lopez to its board of directors, effective immediately. As CFO,...

2014-08-13 08:24:13

Satisfaction with Retail Electric Providers Is Highest in Texas and Pennsylvania WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite an extremely severe winter and correspondingly high electricity bills, satisfaction with retail electric providers has improved dramatically from 2013, driven in part by improved communications, according to the J.D. Power 2014 Retail Electric Provider Residential Customer Satisfaction Study (SM) released today....

2014-08-11 20:22:02

New standard focuses on public safety by preventing damage to underground utility lines SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced a new, first-of-its-kind excavation safety standard at an event for construction professionals. The Gold Shovel Standard, created by PG&E, will ensure that contractors doing excavation work for PG&E demonstrate a commitment to safe digging....

2014-08-11 08:24:25

CAYCE, S.C., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) will host a conference call today at 3 PM EDT during which Steve Byrne, Chief Operating Officer of South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, will provide an update on the company's new nuclear project. Included in the discussion will be reference to preliminary information received from the Consortium in August indicating that the substantial completion of Unit 2 is expected to occur in late 2018 or the first...


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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