Although BrightSource Energy is planning to open its $2.2 billion electricity plant with partners NRG Energy and Google, CEO John Woolard is still scrambling for money to expand the company. USA Today reports.» Read More
May 30- New York's electric grid operator said on Thursday the state should have enough power resources to meet customer needs until at least 2019, if demand grows as currently forecast. Despite a mostly rosy forecast, the NYISO the future of the giant Indian Point nuclear plant was one of the biggest risks to the reliability of the state's grid.
HOUSTON, May 1- Hotter-than-normal weather expected in Texas this summer threatens to reduce the amount of surplus electric power to the lowest level in more than a decade, the state's power grid agency warned on Wednesday.
HOUSTON, May 1- Texas will again face the prospect of rolling blackouts and more frequent calls for conservation on the hottest days this summer as projected demand grows faster than generation is being built to serve those needs, the state's independent grid operator warned in a report. High temperatures drive electric demand for air conditioning in Texas.
The relative price difference between NYMEX Central Appalachian coal and NYMEX Henry Hub gas is at its widest since June 2011 at almost $1.50 per million British thermal units, according to Reuters data. Natural gas traded at $3.87 per mmBtu on Friday morning, while Eastern coal was selling at $2.40 per mmBtu.
March 14- New York utility regulators on Thursday approved a proposal to seek 1,350 megawatts of generation or transmission later in March to keep the power grid reliable in case Entergy Corp's Indian Point nuclear power plant is closed.
March 1- Texas power grid operator said Friday the amount of electricity available to serve consumers will be tight again this summer as projected demand grows faster than generation is being built to serve those needs.
*NERC wants to see Texas plan by April 30. *Texas regulators divided on long-term solution. HOUSTON, Jan 14- The top U.S. power grid watchdog has turned up the heat on Texas to address a looming shortage of electric capacity that increases the likelihood of rolling outages.
HOUSTON, Jan 14- The top U.S. power grid watchdog has turned up the heat on Texas to address a looming shortage of electric capacity that increases the likelihood of rolling outages.
u f BC-SUNPOWER-BERKSHIREHAT 01-02 0380* MidAmerican Energy in deal for 579 MW project* SunPower to receive between $2.0- $2.5 billion* SunPower shares close up 9 pct. Jan 2- SunPower Corp said it sold two solar projects in California to a company controlled by Warren Bufr to receive between $2.0- $2.5 billion.