Name-Dropping: CUB and Illinois AG Say Nicor Advanced Energy Should Change Identity

We all know the marketing advantages of name recognition. Now, one Illinois energy retailer that has been relying on its status as a household name to recruit customers may have to find a new moniker and logo, if the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) in Chicago … Read more…

Southern Installs Fuel Cell Backup Power System

Southern Installs Fuel Cell Backup Power System

Plug Power executed a multi-year contract with SouthernLINC Wireless, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the utility Southern Company. Plug Power will provide its ReliOn integrated backup power fuel cell systems to SouthernLINC Wireless for use in its wireless network, which supports Southern Company’s communication needs and … Read more…

Solar Plus Battery Storage Tested in Georgia

Washington Gas Energy Systems is working with Southern Company and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to test and evaluate a battery storage system at a 1 MW solar array in Cedartown, Ga. The project will analyze a 1-MW/2-MWh lithium ion battery energy storage system … Read more…

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Strange Bedfellows for Solar: Ted Turner, Southern Co.

CNN Television network founder and environmentalist Ted Turner has partnered with Southern Co., the second largest utility company in the US, to build huge solar farms in southwestern states like Arizona. Turner Enterprises and Southern, both based in Atlanta, have bought five solar projects in … Read more…

Georgia Power to Retire 15 Oil- and Coal-Fired Plants

Georgia Power to Retire 15 Oil- and Coal-Fired Plants

Georgia Power says it plans to phase out 15 aging oil- and coal-fired power plants, totaling 2,061 MW, in a move touted by environmental groups as a win for renewable energy.

The cost to comply with existing and future environmental regulations, recent and forecasted economic conditions, and lower natural gas prices contributed to the decision to close these plants, according to Georgia Power, the state’s largest utility and the largest arm of mega energy company Southern Company.

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Energy Executive Moves: UK DECC, GE Lighting, Pacific Green Technologies, ConEdison Solutions, Southern Company, ACENY

Energy Executive Moves: UK DECC, GE Lighting, Pacific Green Technologies, ConEdison Solutions, Southern Company, ACENY

UK Department of Energy and Climate Change: The Prime Minister, with the agreement of the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has approved the appointment of Stephen Lovegrove (pictured) as the new Permanent Secretary at the DECC. Lovegrove will replace Moira Wallace who left the department at the end of October. He is expected to take up post on Feb. 4. Lovegrove is currently chief executive at the Shareholder Executive, a role he has had since June 2007.

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Rayonier To Sell Biomass-Based Energy

Rayonier To Sell Biomass-Based Energy

Rayonier Performance Fibers and the Florida Public Utilities Company have announced a 10-year renewable energy agreement under which the forest products company will sell FPUC excess energy generated by a biomass-based 22.5 MW turbine generator at its Fernandina, Fla. mill. Rayonier installed the $25 million … Read more…

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