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Navajo Generating Station purchase falls through

Bloomberg: Private equity company Middle River Power LLC is ending its bid to buy Navajo Generating Station, the biggest coal-fired power station west of the Mississippi River. The collapse of the deal deeply threatens the survival of the coal-fired power plant in Page, Ariz., which is slated to close at the end of 2019 unless […]

September 21, 2018 Read More →

Texas munis to make major solar buy

PV Magazine: Five utilities in Texas have announced plans to develop 500 MW of solar farms. New Braunfels Utilities (NBU), Bryan Texas Utilities, Denton Municipal Electric, Garland Power and Light and the Kerryville Public Utility Board have teamed up to create the purchasing power necessary to fund their commitment to renewable generation. For NBU, as […]

September 21, 2018 Read More →

Gas industry may be next target for renewables, analysts say

Reuters: The global gas industry, boosted by a host of new projects to feed booming demand, is in better shape than at any point in the last five years but analysts warn it is getting ahead of itself, pointing to the rise of renewable energy as a threat. Commodity merchant Vitol expects trade in liquefied […]

September 21, 2018 Read More →

Con Ed buys Sempra solar assets for $1.5 billion

Renewables Now: Consolidated Edison Inc., or Con Edison, said Thursday it has entered into an agreement to acquire a unit of Sempra Energy that holds 981 MW of operating renewable power plants in the US. The transaction was agreed at a purchase price of USD 1.54 billion (EUR 1.31bn), which takes into consideration USD 576 […]

September 21, 2018 Read More →

LG&E, KU propose green tariff for corporate market

Daily Energy Insider: Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Company (KU) said recently that they will propose a Green Tariff to promote renewable energy growth and economic development in a rate review filing on Sept. 28. LG&E and KU currently have solar offerings for commercial and industrial customers, a subscription-based community solar […]

September 21, 2018 Read More →

Indiana utility to close all coal plants by 2028

Northwest Indiana Times: NIPSCO has a tentative plan to retire its entire coal-fired electricity generation fleet in the next decade, with the majority of its coal-fired generators to be retired in the next five years. The company made the announcement Wednesday at the fourth of five public meetings detailing the development of a new Integrated […]

September 20, 2018 Read More →

Report: Energy efficiency as a resource is two or three times bigger than commonly known

Utility Dive: A new paper by the cofounder and chief scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) seeks to challenge conventional wisdom when it comes to energy efficiency, positing that the size and cost of the potential resource base is much larger and cheaper than previously believed. The misunderstanding is fundamental, according to physicist Amory […]

September 20, 2018 Read More →

Wyoming moves forward with self-bonding limits

Casper Star Tribune: Wyoming’s largest coal mines would effectively be banned from self-bonding if the proposed rules that passed an advisory board Wednesday make it through one more round of public input and onto the governor’s desk. At a sparsely attended meeting in Casper, citizen members of the Land Quality Advisory Board voted 4-1 to […]

September 20, 2018 Read More →

Malaysia’s Tenaga looks to increase renewable generation

Bloomberg: Tenaga Nasional Bhd., the most valuable listed utility company in emerging Asia, is looking to sell its gas-fired power plant in Pakistan as it pushes forward with a plan to rely more on renewable sources of energy. Malaysia’s state-owned electricity producer wants to reduce reliance on fossil fuel, which accounts for about 70 percent […]

September 20, 2018 Read More →

Kuwait looking for 1.5GW of solar generation

PV Tech: The Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) has launched a tender for up to 1.5GW of solar. The company is looking to develop five blocks of up to 300MW to form the Dabdaba Solar Park. Bidders will also be asked to take on a 25-year O&M contract. The deadline for bids is 16 December […]

September 20, 2018 Read More →