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PSEG CEO talks energy investments with shareholders

PSEG's chairman, president and CEO Ralph Izzo told shareholders at the company's annual meeting on Tuesday, April 15, that PSEG is investing billions in transmission, generation, energy efficiency and renewable energy, as well as the performance of its generation fleet, to improve reliability, help the environment and stimulate the economy.

Georgia Power: Oklahoma wind is OK

Testimony to the Public Service Commission recently presents a rosy picture for bringing wind energy to Georgia, as told by clean energy supporters and Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) staff. At the same time, Georgia Power is asking the PSC to approve two contracts to import 250 MW of wind power from wind farms in Oklahoma.

Wind and energy storage a winning combination for ERCOT

ERCOT has identified the need to update and overhaul the ancillary services market that originated in the 1990s, before significant deployments of wind energy and other generation sources. A new approach to ancillary services could allow for more effective, efficient and reliable use of existing and new resources like energy storage, according to ERCOT.

PUD's innovative hydropower plan

The Snohomish Public Utility District (PUD) has developed an innovative plan for a proposed hydropower project-- the Sunset Fish Passage & Energy Project-- which requires no dam, weir or river barriers, ultimately saving $10 million in construction costs.

Energy economy benefits from NYPA's financial strength

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is in a strong position, financially, to implement its 2014-2019 Strategic Vision. The Power Authority, which uses no tax money or state credit, finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.

China, U.S. driving wind capacity

Globally, wind power installations will increase by 34 percent-- to 47.3 GW in 2014 and hit 64 GW in 2018-- driven up by growth in China and recovery in the United States

Wind ends 2013 on high

The U.S. wind industry ended 2013 on a high note with 61,110 MW operating in the U.S.-- across 905 utility-scale wind projects, with a combined 46,100 wind turbines, in 39 states and Puerto Rico, and billions of dollars of continued private investment.

Electric system investments spark rate freeze request

If a proposal submitted to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) by Alliant Energy is approved, customers will see a reduction in retail natural gas base rates, and retail electric base rates will remain the same. 

FPL recognized for clean fleet

With its industry-leading deployment of fuel-efficient vehicle technology-- an important part of the utility's overall efforts to provide affordable, clean, reliable electric service to its 4.7 million customers-- FPL is widely recognized for lowering emissions with its next-generation clean power plants. They have extended this commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants through its clean vehicles fleet and consumer education program.

Devastating storm results in positive outcome

Ameresco's biomass cogeneration facility located at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken, South Carolina is utilizing storm-damaged wood as a result of a major ice storm that hit the southern region this February. Timber damage affected 24 counties across 1.5 million acres, according to the South Carolina Forestry Commission.