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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • FPL is most trusted electric utility, study finds

    Florida Power & Light Co. ranks as the nation's most trusted electric utility, a new study has found. Market researcher Cogent Reports conducted online surveys with 19,000 residential customers of the country's 125 largest utilities to determine the...
  • Puerto Rico pushes plan as it seeks to regain market access

    SAN JUAN Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's top finance officials said on Thursday that the U.S. commonwealth will step up efforts to explain a new restructuring law to investors after a series of ratings downgrades and a rout in the island's bonds...
  • Judge: Utility transfer lawsuit needs tuning

    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge permitted a lawsuit challenging Glendale's controversial utility transfer to move forward with some tweaks on Tuesday afternoon. Although the city's attorneys asked Judge James C. Chalfant to throw out the lawsuit...
  • Japan nuclear plant gets safety OK, key step toward restarts

    Japan nuclear plant gets safety OK, key step toward restarts
    TOKYO (Reuters) - A nuclear plant in southern Japan cleared an initial safety hurdle on Wednesday which could make it the first nuclear facility to restart under tough new safety regulations after the industry was idled by the 2011 Fukushima disaster....
  • Japan nuclear regulator says review of Kansai Elec plant mostly complete

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's nuclear regulator said on Wednesday that its assessment of Kansai Electric Power's Takahama nuclear plant in western Japan was moving along smoothly and was nearly complete on most issues. The Nuclear Regulation Authority gave...
  • Power back for most, but outages linger

    Power back for most, but outages linger
    Rick Pazier had to toss all the perfectly good steaks he’d bought for Independence Day due to a three-day power outage in his Midlothian neighborhood after Monday’s violent storms. “It ruined everything I planned to barbecue,”...
  • Newsmaker Q&A: Paul Wirth, PPL Electric Utilities spokesman

    PPL Electric Utilities has asked the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for permission to replace automated electric meters. Charges would be phased in over time, beginning in 2015, adding about $2.79 a month to the average customer's bill. Paul...
  • Customers owed refund on Duke reactor parts

    Customers owed refund on Duke reactor parts
    If you were remodeling a kitchen, would you pay for the parts in full before they were even delivered? Most people would want to see their new cabinets and granite installed to their satisfaction before cutting the final check. Not Progress Energy....
  • Cable TV boxes become 2nd biggest energy users in many homes

    Cable TV boxes become 2nd biggest energy users in many homes
    In the middle of the night, when most Americans are sound asleep, their lights and appliances off, a power hog is wide awake and running at nearly full throttle: the boxes that operate their cable or satellite television service. The seemingly innocuous...
  • Duke Energy plans meeting to tout its future power plant

    Duke Energy plans meeting to tout its future power plant
    The future of Central Florida's biggest electric utility depends greatly on a proposed power plant that Duke Energy will unveil Thursday during an open house 90 miles from Orlando. While construction is to start in less than two years, much about the...
  • Microgrid sales rise alongside qualms about the power grid

    Microgrid sales rise alongside qualms about the power grid
    The periodic blackouts in Cassina Tarsia's Oceanside neighborhood meant the 71-year-old couldn't charge her cellphone or electric wheelchair. But outages aren't a problem anymore. Since February, Tarsia's garage has housed a suitcase-sized battery...
  • Jim Palmquist: State bill would further protect electric customers

    Jim Palmquist: State bill would further protect electric customers
    Pennsylvania consumers are still recovering from electricity rate sticker shock from this past winter when thousands of households and organizations were hit with electric bills as much as 600 percent higher than normal. News reports from across the state...