POWERnews [March 4, 2015]

Exelon: The Utility of the Future Views Change as Enabling, Not Disruptive

Integrating more variable generation and storage, but no new nuclear units, are among the characteristics Exelon sees in the utility of the future, as outlined by Chief Strategy Officer William…

10 Industry Leaders Comment on the Future of Energy, Electricity, and the Grid

Here are selected thought-provoking (and even unexpected) comments made by presenters at the 10th annual MIT Energy Conference on Feb. 27 and 28 in Cambridge, Mass. Comments are summarized and…

Australia Puts Huge Chinese-Backed Coal Mine Project on Hold

Plans for a massive coal mine in New South Wales, Australia, which is being developed by Chinese coal mining giant Shenhua Group, were thrown into doubt as the federal environmental…

Ohio Regulators Deny AEP’s Coal Plant Cost Recovery Plan

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved an electric security plan (ESP) for AEP Ohio—a unit of American Electric Power—on Feb. 25, but declined to adopt the company’s proposed…

Illinois Mulls Low Carbon Portfolio Standard

A bipartisan group of Illinois legislators have introduced bills that propose a market-based solution to curb carbon emissions and ensure continued operation of the state's nuclear power plants. The bills…

AREVA Points to Stagnating Nuclear Operations for Dismal Financial Results

French nuclear firm AREVA's dismal financial results for 2014 are indicative of the continuing stagnation of nuclear operations, a lack of competitiveness, and the company's difficulties in managing the risks…

SolarCity Files Antitrust Suit Over SRP Rooftop Solar Fee

Rooftop solar company SolarCity on Mar. 2 filed suit in federal court in Arizona seeking to overturn a new rate structure approved by the Salt River Project (SRP) that levies…