Standard & Poor's has launched a new service called Green Evaluations, and has assigned its first "green evaluation" to the Cross Sound Cable project in New York.
The Maryland Public Service Commission on May 11 awarded offshore wind renewable energy credits to two wind projects to be built off the coast of Maryland.
Austin Energy, the public power utility in Austin, Texas, will receive an additional 200 megawatts of Texas wind power as a result of an agreement recently reached with Portland, Oregon-based Avangrid Renewables LLC, the utility said Aug. 1.
Midwest-based investor-owned utilities Great Plains Energy and Westar Energy on May 31 unveiled a definitive agreement under which Great Plains Energy will acquire Westar in a combined cash and stock transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $12.2 billion, including total equity value of approximately $8.6 billion.
The city of Denton, Texas, has awarded a contract to engineering firm Burns & McDonnell for comprehensive engineer/procure/construct services for Denton Municipal Electric's new 225-megawatt Denton Energy Center.
Independent power producer NRG Energy recently completed coal-to-gas projects at power plants located in Louisiana, Illinois and Pennsylvania.