News

  • By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Under normal weather and power system conditions, New England is expected to have the electricity resources it needs to meet consumer demand this summer, according to ISO New England Inc., the operator of the region's bulk power system and wholesale electricity markets. Although electricity supplies are expected to be sufficient, ...
  • May 05--Thirty-two local school districts saved $1.36 million in energy spending in 12 months as part of the "On Board" energy efficiency program, which also resulted in $993,000 in rebates from Dayton Power & Light. In addition to the monthly cost savings, the Dayton ($278,956), Beavercreek ($184,357) and Miamisburg ($117,468) school districts all received six-figure rebate checks this week, ...
  • Reliant customers and employees come together each April to raise funds for March of Dimes to support programs aimed at improving the health of babies and pregnant mothers and preventing premature births, the top cause of death for babies. Reliant makes it easy for customers to support the organization by choosing an electricity ...
  • Two Vermont-based power companies are finalists for the prestigious Edison Electric Institute's 2016 Edison Award. Recognized for innovative work in the industry, Colchester's Green Mountain Power and VELCO are among just eight contenders chosen nationwide. "It is such an honor for GMP and our partner VELCO to be finalists for this national award," GMP CEO and President Mary Powell said. "To ...
  • The newest member of Dominion Virginia Power's generation fleet, the 1,358 megawatt, environmentally clean Brunswick Power Station began producing electricity for the company's customers on Monday, ...
  • The big snow has come and gone. It was not quite as much as we had a few years ago, but it was more than we needed at one time. I measured 3½ feet at our house, but it was so warm that much of it melted as it fell, and it weighed so much that it compacted what had already fallen. So, measurements were less than accurate. I decided that the actual depth didn't much ...
  • Tim Solomon, community manager from Rocky Mountain Power, told the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners April 11 that the utility was working hard to keep the power on now and into the future. He said that the power company has not had to shut down power for two years, but was working to resolve outages as soon as possible. He said a lightning strike was responsible for an outage April 10, ...
  • May 04--VERO BEACH -- The city will reopen talks with the Florida Municipal Power Agency over a potential sale of its electric system to Florida Power and Light Co. The City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday to the recommendation of County Attorney Dylan Reingold, who had discussed the move with FMPA representatives during this year's legislative session. Reingold said FMPA officials seemed ...
  • May 03--Until recently, John Anna and his crew of engineers climbed on temporary scaffolding as high as 100 feet to check expansion joints at FirstEnergy Corp.'s natural gas-fired power plant in Springdale. From start to finish, the annual inspection took nearly an entire day. Now, Mr. Anna, the plant's manager of advanced maintenance practices, sits down at a conference table and studies ...
  • The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.