Spectra Energy Partners Completes Acquisition of the Big Sandy Pipeline

Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Big Sandy Pipeline, LLC (Big Sandy Pipeline) from EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT). The primary asset acquired is a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-regulated natural gas pipeline system in eastern Kentucky. Big Sandy Pipeline…

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CPS Energy, Denton Municipal Electric Receive Wind Award From DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has named CPS Energy and Denton Municipal Electric co-recipients of the 2011 Public Power Wind Award. The ninth-annual award, presented recently at the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) National Conference in Washington, D.C., honors the two APPA member organizations for their leadership in promoting wind energy development, according to the DOE….

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Public Power Selects New Leadership

American Public Power Association announced its new leadership at their annual conference held in Washington, D.C.. Chair: William Carroll, general manager of the Greeneville Light & Power System in Greeneville, Tenn. Chair-Elect for 2011-12: Phyllis Currie, general manager of Pasadena Water and Power in California Vice-Chair: Gary Stauffer, executive director,…

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Public Power Day of Giving a Huge Success

Volunteers participated in American Public Power Association’s 4th annual Public Power Day of Giving, Friday, June 17th, 2011 in Washington, D.C.. It was was an opportunity to meet other members of the public power community and make lasting connections while volunteering for a number of Washington, D.C. non-profit organizations. Day…

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Department of Energy Highlights New Global Energy Efficiency Standard

The Department of Energy (DOE) today recognized the publication of ISO 50001, a new global energy efficiency and energy management standard which will help organizations worldwide save money in their buildings and industrial facilities. The new international standard will pave the way for long term energy savings and serve as…

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AWEA supports Pacific Northwest energy companies’ complaint that Bonneville Power Administration violated the Federal Power Act in taking wind off the grid

Washington, DC (June 13, 2011) – Filing comments today with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the American Wind Energy Association strongly supports leading energy companies of the Pacific Northwest and their complaint against the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), which requests that FERC require BPA to comply with the Federal…

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FERC seeks comment on policies for ancillary services, electric storage technologies

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today launched an inquiry into how to bring greater competition to markets for supply services that help keep the grid operating smoothly, and how to remove potential barriers to the expanded use of electric storage technologies. Markets in some regions of the country are…

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DOE Wind Powering America: Summer 2011 Webinar Schedule

<June 13, 2011> Join Department of Energy’s Wind Powering America initiative on Wednesday, June 15 at 3 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. MDT) for its monthly educational webinar series. The Wind Powering America speakers will provide an overview of community-based wind projects. The discussion will include how to identify suitable development…

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