Tag: power

Dynegy gets federal OK to buy Duke, Energy Capital plants

In buying the units, which sell power in competitive wholesale markets, Dynegy will nearly double the company’s electricity generation capacity.  More »

Businesses upbeat on Egypt’s chances at investment meeting

Saturday’s focus shifted to the private sector, with several companies announcing agreements, including some from Germany’s Siemens AG that were the largest single package signed at the three-day conference.  More »

Texas grid can handle the heat, operator says

Texas power plants should be able to meet spring and summer electricity demand, the state’s grid operator said Monday.  More »

Dynegy reports $104 million loss for fourth quarter

Dynegy reported a larger fourth-quarter loss than in 2013, but a lower net loss for the full year.  More »

Texans who don’t use enough power hit with penalty fees

Many Texans receive penalty fees on their electric bills for not using enough power.  More »

Thousands without power during snowstorm in Massachusetts

The state Emergency Management Agency says the plant’s emergency diesel generators are supplying power to the safety systems and there is no emergency or danger.  More »

Texas wind cracks 10 percent threshold

The amount of wind power generated in the state cracked the 10 percent threshold last year for the first time as the industry continues to make strides in the western and Panhandle regions of Texas.  More »

Dynegy says mega-deals won’t close in first quarter

Dynegy doesn’t expect to close the pair of mega-deals it announced in August until some time after the first quarter of this year, the Houston-based power generator said Monday.  More »

Take a look inside ERCOT’s control room

One of the most important rooms in the state is one few Texans will ever see.  More »

Grid operator says backup reserves improving

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas aims to have backup reserves of at least 13.75 percent of the state’s peak electricity demand.  More »

Commentary: Solar to be leading source of electricity by 2050?

Schneider Electric’s CMO, Chris Hummel, pondered whether the IEA’s claim that solar energy could be the leading source of electricity by 2050 was achievable. Matt Smith’s initial reaction was hum-dee-dum…not a chance! Then he thought about it and grabbed his research shovel and started digging.  More »

Q&A: Small generators pose big challenge to utilities

“Distributed generation” — or power generators installed at or near the sites they serve — threaten to shake up the electricity sector as we know. Attorney Ram Sunkara discusses how the industry will have to adapt to the new technology.  More »

SolarCity loan deal could propel rooftop market

SolarCity’s loan will allow customers to own their systems and still pay less for electricity, a simpler and cheaper prospect.  More »

Oklahoma reconsiders wind subsidies as industry power grows

Now that wind turbines stand tall across many parts of the nation’s windy heartland, some leaders in Oklahoma and other states fear their efforts succeeded too well, attracting an industry that gobbles up huge subsidies, draws frequent complaints and uses its powerful lobby to resist any reforms.  More »

Dynegy’s CEO says the company is in it for the long run

Once Dynegy’s two deals close early next year, Dynegy’s workforce should grow from around 1,600 employees to 2,600.  More »
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