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#Florida_Power_&_Light parent to buy #Gulf_Power in multi billion-dollar deal

Florida Power & Light parent to buy Gulf Power in multi billion-dollar deal In a major move in the state’s utility industry, the parent company of Florida Power & Light said Monday it will buy Northwest Florida’s Gulf Power as part of a $6.475 billion deal. NextEra Energy Inc. plans to buy Gulf Power, the … Continue reading #Florida_Power_&_Light parent to buy #Gulf_Power in multi billion-dollar deal

#New_Orleans electric utility confirms people were paid to support its power plant

New Orleans electric utility confirms people were paid to support its power plant Power plant critics question how Entergy could not have known of PR firm’s astroturf tactics. A public relations firm, with a long history of using questionable tactics in its campaigns for energy industry clients, hired local actors to show support for a … Continue reading #New_Orleans electric utility confirms people were paid to support its power plant

#Sequoyah Unit 1 Completes Refueling And Maintenance Outage #TVA

Sequoyah Unit 1 Completes Refueling And Maintenance Outage Unit 1 at TVA’s Sequoyah Nuclear Plant is once again producing reliable, carbon-free energy after safely completing a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage today (Tuesday). Plant operators on Tuesday afternoon were returning the unit to its full capacity, generating enough power for 650,000 homes. In addition to … Continue reading #Sequoyah Unit 1 Completes Refueling And Maintenance Outage #TVA

Utility companies flex their muscles, #SC House votes to kill solar bill

Utility companies flex their muscles, SC House votes to kill solar bill Under pressure from the state’s major utilities, the S.C. House killed a solar bill Tuesday that was intended to protect thousands of jobs and save customers money on their monthly power bills. The bill’s defeat, a stunning reversal from a House vote last … Continue reading Utility companies flex their muscles, #SC House votes to kill solar bill

Plant #Farley Unit 1 planned activities underway for the continued production of clean, safe, reliable and affordable nuclear energy

Plant Farley Unit 1 planned activities underway for the continued production of clean, safe, reliable and affordable nuclear energy BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — On Sunday, April 8, at 11 a.m. central time, Unit 1 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant began a planned refueling and maintenance outage. In addition to refueling … Continue reading Plant #Farley Unit 1 planned activities underway for the continued production of clean, safe, reliable and affordable nuclear energy

Failed nuclear project will raise customers’ power bills, #Santee_Cooper says

Failed nuclear project will raise customers’ power bills, Santee Cooper says Santee Cooper said Wednesday that it expects its electric rates likely will rise 7 percent because of its failed nuclear project. A conservative think tank warned Tuesday that S.C. residents served by the state-owned utility could see their power bills soar almost 14 percent … Continue reading Failed nuclear project will raise customers’ power bills, #Santee_Cooper says

#Browns_Ferry Unit 3 Begins Scheduled Refueling And Maintenance Outage #TVA

Browns Ferry Unit 3 Begins Scheduled Refueling And Maintenance Outage After generating more than 18 billion kilowatt hours of carbon-free energy over a 689-day operational run that included 653 days of continuous operation, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Unit 3 started a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage early Saturday morning. Along with … Continue reading #Browns_Ferry Unit 3 Begins Scheduled Refueling And Maintenance Outage #TVA

#TVA plots new future with stagnant or declining demand for power

TVA plots new future with stagnant or declining demand for power January brought the coldest streak of weather in the Tennessee Valley in a decade, setting three of the top 12 all-time winter peaks for TVA and the biggest one-day consumption of electricity in TVA’s 85-year history. But last month’s weather-induced boost in power consumption … Continue reading #TVA plots new future with stagnant or declining demand for power