January 30, 2015 - Public Power Weekly Exclusive: Garden City, Kansas, switch to Kansas Municipal Energy Agency for power supplies yields $3.8 mil in savings
Garden City, Kansas, has a million dollar story to tell — or rather a $3.8 million story — about the worth of leaving behind the familiar to seek out a better power supply deal.
January 30, 2015 - Senator to introduce bill that would reform Surface Transportation Board
John Thune, chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, said Jan. 28 that he plans to introduce legislation later this year that would reform the Surface Transportation Board.
January 30, 2015 - Sue Kelly is named to CFTC committee
The president and CEO of the American Public Power Association, Sue Kelly, was confirmed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Jan. 26 to serve as an associate member of the commission’s Energy and Environmental Commodities Advisory Committee (EEMAC).
January 29, 2015 - BPA details power savings resulting from industrial program
The Bonneville Power Administration and publicly owned utilities in the Northwest have saved more than 647 million kilowatt-hours of electricity since 2009 through partnership with industrial customers, BPA said on Jan. 29.
January 29, 2015 - FERC chair sees agency playing key role as the EPA implements plan for existing plants
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will have an "essential role to play" as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed plan to reduce emissions from existing power plants is implemented, Cheryl LaFleur, chairman of FERC, said in a Jan. 27 speech in Washington, D.C.
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