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Moody's to Mississippi Power: Stop the bleeding at Kemper coal

Mississippi Power said it would repay $234 million in federal tax credits due to delays at the coal gasification plant under construction in Kemper County in eastern Mississippi.

As utilities back bigger fixed fees, consumer groups bite back

As utilities lobby state regulators to include mandatory fixed fees on their customers' monthly bills, consumer advocates and environmental groups are pushing back.

Plunging prices: Utility-scale solar down 50 percent

The costs of electricity generated at utility-scale solar projects has plunged by about 50 percent over the past six years, according to a new study by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Largest TX utility on the bidding block: Hunt files to acquire Oncor

If the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) approves the deal, the Dallas-based oil and gas company, which is owned by the real estate tycoon Ray Hunt, said it would restructure the utility as a real estate investment trust (REIT).

Utility industry is ripe for robots, says study

Electric utilities are emerging as early adopters of advanced robotics technologies, especially aerial drones, according to a new report by Navigant Research

Another NRG Energy casualty? Moody's readying to downgrade NRG Yield

NRG's stock price has lost more than one third of its value in recent weeks.

Ties that bind: States rise up against CPP

How are states coming along in complying with the Clean Power Plan (CPP)? Many of them, it turns out, are not.

Moody's: Plunging battery prices bad for utility, IPP business

The rapidly declining price of large-scale lithium ion batteries is likely to be bad news for independent power producers (IPP) and utility companies in the United States, according to a new report by Moody's Investors Service.

Pushing for Pepco: Exelon to request merger rehearing

Exelon, a utility holding company based in Chicago, Illinois, is expected to file a request for a rehearing with utility regulators in the District of Columbia on Monday, seeking approval of its $6.8 billion bid to acquire the local electric utility company Pepco.

Kickstarter: NY REV gets $175M for clean energy

In an effort to kickstart New York State's ambitious Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $175 million in awards for five clean energy projects on Thursday.