News

  • Mount Carmel Township supervisors approved an agreement with PPL Corp. Wednesday that will net tens of thousands of dollars annually from a mine reclamation project in Locust Summit.
  • JDR Cables has signed a contract to supply Germany's largest windfarm cluster. The Teesside company, which is a leading provider of technology connecting the global offshore energy industry, will provide more than 70 kilometres of aluminium core interarray cable, cable accessories and post-delivery offshore services for the Nordsee One off-shore windfarm.
  • State regulators approved an agreement negotiated with a major utility company which prevents customers from seeing any rate increase for recovering costs associated with a project in Mandan.
  • The last regulatory hurdle for a long-delayed wind project in Rolette County was cleared Wednesday, greenlighting a 150-megawatt project for construction.
  • Workers at Appalachian Power's John E. Amos Power Plant near Winfield have found a way to shave time off the process of unloading coal from barges that stands to save the company -- and ratepayers -- tens of millions of dollars in the coming years.
  • An Illinois watchdog group is celebrating a decision by regulators to launch an investigation of an Orangeburg, New York-based alternative electric supplier.
  • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release: Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials in Atlanta have selected Ronald Cureton Jr. as the resident inspector for Duke Energy's McGuire Nuclear Station, located near Huntersville, N.C.
  • James River Coal Company announced that it has accepted, subject to Bankruptcy Court approval, a committed and binding bid from JR Acquisition, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackhawk Mining, LLC, to purchase the Hampden Mining Complex (including the assets of Logan & Kanawha Coal Company, LLC), the Hazard Mining Complex (other than the assets of Laurel Mountain Resources LLC) and the Triad Mining Complex for $52,000,000 plus the assumption of certain environmental and other liabilities.
  • The price of electricity for PPL Electric Utilities' default customers will drop slightly next month, the Allentown company announced Thursday.
  • Regulators are investigating a New York-based electricity supplier, which is accused of using "deceptive marking practices" in Illinois.