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Sept 12- Entergy Corp, which is shutting down its Vermont Yankee reactor, plans to keep its five remaining merchant nuclear power plants in service, a top executive told Reuters.
HOUSTON, Aug 30- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Friday said it will seek comments on how to restart the licensing process for the long-stalled Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project.
Aug 27- Entergy Corp announced on Tuesday that it will shut the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, citing low power prices and high costs, after years of battling with state politicians and environmentalists to keep the plant operating. "This was an agonizing decision and an extremely tough call for us," said Leo Denault, Entergy's chief executive officer.
Aug 27- Entergy Corp said it will shut its Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, becoming the latest casualty of low power prices and utilities preferring cheap natural gas to generate electricity. "This was an agonizing decision and an extremely tough call for us," said Leo Denault, Entergy's chief executive officer.
NEW YORK, Aug 14- A federal appeals court on Wednesday largely sided with Entergy Corp in its fight to prevent Vermont from shutting down the only nuclear power plant in the state.
NEW YORK, Aug 14- A federal appeals court on Tuesday partially reversed a decision blocking Vermont from shutting down a nuclear power plant owned by Entergy Corp.
HOUSTON, Aug 9- Texas utility regulators approved a motion on Friday to allow Entergy Corp and ITC Holdings to withdraw a plan to transfer Entergy's electric transmission assets in Texas to ITC.
"Due to the superb teamwork and coordination of New York's transmission owning utilities, electric generating companies, demand response resources, energy services providers and government agencies, we have successfully met record-high electric demand with sustained reliable operation of the bulk electric system," NYISO Chief Executive Stephen Whitley said in statement.
They have asked consumers to conserve power, deferred non-essential equipment maintenance and activated demand response programs to reduce energy usage in the New York City area, but there have been no widespread blackouts- just some scattered outages.
July 17- Power companies and regional grid operators in the U.S. On Wednesday, New York State's grid operator again activated programs to reduce electric use for a third day in a row.
July 17- New York State's power grid operator said it might ask some of its customers in its power reduction programs to limit electricity use for a third day as people crank up air conditioners to escape the brutal heat wave.
Next-day prices in PJM, New England and New York climbed about 15 percent to the $130 s per megawatt-hour for Wednesday, which traders said is high but not unusually so when electric usage is near record levels. Temperatures in New York City, the biggest metropolitan area in the United States, reached 94 degrees F on Monday.
In New York, the New York Independent System Operator activated its demand response programs to reduce electricity usage in the New York City area.
HOUSTON, July 9- A panel of administrative judges on Tuesday urged Texas utility regulators to reject Entergy Corp.' s plan to divest its electric transmission assets to ITC Holdings Corp..
HOUSTON, July 9- A panel of administrative judges on Tuesday urged Texas utility regulators to reject Entergy Corp's plan to divest its electric transmission assets to ITC Holdings Corp..
July 3- The New York power grid said on Wednesday it is prepared to keep consumers' air conditioners humming early next week when a heat wave bakes the Big Apple even though a giant nuclear power reactor at Indian Point was shut this week.
Houston, June 20- A U.S. regulator on Thursday approved Entergy Corp's plan to spin off the electric transmission business that sparked government concern about competition in its markets.
It's make-or-break time for the first-quarter earnings season, and it comes just as the stock market is showing signs of strain.
Aggregate dividends per share for S&P 500 companies grew nearly 16 percent year-over-year at the end of last year, and the number of companies paying a dividend over the trailing month period hit a new, 13-year high, according to Factset.
Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers: