Saying the company doesn't have needed clearance from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected a 2014 application from Owyhee Hydro LLC for a preliminary permit on the proposed Anderson Ranch Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project.
The bankruptcy court for coal producer Walter Energy on Nov. 25 approved a stalking horse auction process for the company's U.S. assets, with the stalking horse bidder being a group of Walter Energy creditors.
The Virginia State Corporation Commission staff is not opposed to the Greensville combined-cycle project of Virginia Electric and Power, as long its ongoing look at how the utility conducted an RFP for alternative power supply shows that the utility "adequately considered" alternatives.
The West Virginia Public Service Commission on Nov. 25 ordered Tri-State Solar/Wind Energy LLC to file a complete application for a siting certificate or request a waiver of information required in the application process that is not being filed.
The U.S. Department of Energy on Nov. 25 approved an application from Floridian Natural Gas Storage Co. LLC for long-term, multi-contract authorization to export liquefied natural gas produced at Floridian’s Facility and transported in approved ISO containers.
The bankruptcy judge for Alpha Natural Resources on Nov. 24 issued orders extending the coal company's exclusive deadline to file a reorganization plan and rejecting several agreements, including one related to Don Blankenship, the former head of Massey Energy, which Alpha took over in 2011.
NextEra Blythe Solar Energy Center LLC, which will own interconnection facilities for four related solar projects in California, on Nov. 25 filed a notice with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of self-certification of its status as an exempt wholesale generator.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Nov. 25 posted to its website a generic letter to hydroelectric facility operators noting that records indicate that about 57 hydropower projects with FERC-issued licenses will begin the relicensing process between Oct. 1, 2017, and Sept. 30, 2019.
The Republican majority in the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce will apparently grill the members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at a hearing on the grid impacts of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's CO2-reducing Clean Power Plan for existing power plants.
- FERC NOV 25 2015 Owyhee Rejection
- TVA SMR SEP 1 2015
- Court NOV 25 2015 Walter Bid Order
- PJM NOV 2015 Lexington Chenoa Study
- Va SCC Staff NOV 20 2015 Greensville Brief.PDF
- WV PSC NOV 25 2015 Tri-State Order
- DOE NOV 25 2015 Floridian LNG Order
- Court NOV 24 2015 Alpha Reject Order
- Court NOV 24 2015 Alpha Extend Order
- NextEra Blythe NOV 25 2015 EWG Notice