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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • N.C. regulators again cite Duke Energy over coal ash

    N.C. regulators again cite Duke Energy over coal ash
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — North Carolina regulators cited Duke Energy on Thursday, saying the utility deliberately dumped 61 million gallons of toxic coal ash waste into a tributary of the Cape Fear River, which provides drinking water for several cities...
  • Coal-fired plant spiking some suburban electric bills

    Coal-fired plant spiking some suburban electric bills
    When Naperville and Batavia bought shares of a new coal-fired power plant, Linda Sommer was one of the few people in the two suburbs who challenged the idea that it would guarantee cheap, reliable electricity for years to come. Seven years later, the...
  • Naperville proposes back-to-back electric rate increases

     Naperville proposes back-to-back electric rate increases
    Naperville residents are not so much shocked over an impending hike in electric rates as they are concerned that the city should have acted sooner on the warning signs of a pending deficit. About 75 people attended a three-hour informal open house...
  • Electric rate fiasco should compel politicians to look at deregulation's dismal results

    Electric rate fiasco should compel politicians to look at deregulation's dismal results
    Turn around and look rearward, Sen. Mensch. Cooking up razzle-dazzle schemes aimed at future "deregulation" of the electric power industry has hurt Pennsylvania consumers enough. On Tuesday, state Sen. Bob Mensch, R-Montgomery, author of last October'...
  • Naperville electric rate hike could be even more than expected

    Naperville electric rate hike could be even more than expected
    A Naperville advisory board is recommending the city raise electric rates by nearly 8 percent this spring, instead of the 6 percent Naperville City Council backed last month. The Public Utilities Advisory Board said it would like to see the electric...
  • Letter: Council needs to listen to the people

    On the eve of July 4, 2013, a group of concerned citizens met at Glendale Central Library because Glendale City Council was planning to raise the electric rates of the people without their consent. On Aug. 6, 2013, our City Council, without the...
  • Renewable energy provider Clean Currents discontinues service

    Renewable energy provider Clean Currents discontinues service
    Clean Currents, a Silver Spring-based provider of renewable energy for residents and businesses, said Friday it has stopped serving customers after rising wholesale electricity prices in the recent cold snap caused the company to default on payments to...
  • Concern grows over possibility of a massive power surge

     Concern grows over possibility of a massive power surge
    FREDERICK, Md. — Roscoe Bartlett was rattling off the prices of giant bags of rice, wheat and corn, sold cheaply at Sam's Club. The former congressman from rural, western Maryland expressed bewilderment that every American doesn't stockpile such...
  • Change Md. blames O'Malley for rising electricity costs

    Change Md. blames O'Malley for rising electricity costs
    A group headed by a Republican who plans to run in next year's gubernatorial election is blaming Gov. Martin O'Malley for rising utility costs, echoing one of O'Malley’s campaign tactics against his predecessor. O'Malley beat then-Gov. Robert L....
  • Batavia council to vote on hikes in electric rates, sales tax

    Batavia council to vote on hikes in electric rates, sales tax
    An increase in electricity rates and an increase in sales tax could be on the horizon for Batavia residents and businesses if the City Council approves a proposal at its meeting on Monday that would help pay for participation in an energy project that...
  • Calvert Cliffs inspection finds no violations

    Calvert Cliffs inspection finds no violations
    Federal inspectors found no violations as they delved into the reactor shutdowns in January at Calvert Cliffs in Southern Maryland, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday. An electrical malfunction caused both of the nuclear power plant's reactors...