Misc. News Articles

  • Ohio energy bill getting a rewrite to include some compromises …  (read more)


  • Strong Q1 results continue to support PJM prices year to date … (read more)


  • Analysts become more optimistic on FirstEnergy power purchase plan … (read more)


  • 2nd PJM transition auction clears well below cap systemwide … (read more)


  • Despite claims of $1B in extra costs, FERC sides with PJM in capacity auction dispute … (read more)


  • PJM capacity prices clear ‘right smack’ on expectations … (read more)


  • AEP expects PPA decision by year-end; still no decision on merchant sale … (read more)


  • Genersators call for changes in PJM capacity performance rules … (read more)


  • Thai chemical giant to put $100 M into front-end work on Ohio cracker … (read more)


  • Ohio clean energy advocates call for reinstatement of renewable energy standards … (read more)


  • Dynegy CEO-Re-regulation in Ohio would help ‘the weakest in the herd’ … (read more)


  • Clean-energy advocates want Ohio to alter course …  (read more)  also see: OEFT Final Report


  • PUCO chief: Energy’s challenges brought me back …  (read more)


  • AEP’s recent rate declines follow years of steep climbs … (read more)


  • PUCO staff recommends against AEP profit-guarantee plan …  (read more)


  • FirstEnergy, AEP say value is in length of proposed PPAs for Ohio plants … (read more)


  • PJM News Release-PJM CEO Terry Boston to retire at year-end … (read more)


  • AEP Ohio revised PPA plan for coal-fired power plants … (read more)


  • AEP revises request for coal-plant income guarantee …  (read more)


  • Restore PUCO’s multiparty composition: editorial … (read more)


  • Heartland Editorial – It is a bad time to be in the renewable energy industry … (read more)


  • FirstEnergy moving forward with Ohio rate plan after ‘significant’ rulings … (read more)


  • FE CEO Anthony Alexander leaving the company … (read more)


  • Cold weather boosts AEP profit, sales … (read more)


  • FirstEnergy headquarters to stay in Akron at least until 2025 … (read more)


  • Duke Energy to build energy storage system in Ohio …  (read more)


  • DP&L names new CEO … (read more)


  • Income-guarantee request envelops Davis-Besse nuclear plant in controversy again … (read more)


  • Income-guarantee request envelops Davis-Besse nuclear plant in controversy again … (read more)


  • FERC approval of PJM capacity performance market design could be bullish for auction prices … (read more)


  • FirstEnergy closes 104-year-old coal power plant, electric rates to rise (interactive map) …  (read more)


  • AEP leaning toward selling Ohio power plants … Utility concerns about financial viability of unregulated plants …  (read more)


  • Dynegy ‘very interested’ if AEP sells Ohio plants …  (read more)


  • Court overturns EPA rule allowing backup generators to run more often absent controls …  (read more)


  • Supreme Court to hear FERC challenge to demand response ruling …  (read more)


  • FirstEnergy sees ruling on AEP Ohio’s Initial PPA plan “positive step” …  (read more)


  • Prices in PJM up during 2014; some received windfall payments due to bad rules …  (read more)


  • Advanced Power secures $899M project financing for combined-cycle plant in Ohio …  (read more)


  • PJM eyes June or July for delayed capacity auction, pending approval …  (read more)


  • PJM responds to FERC’s capacity performance questions, seeks quick action …  (read more)


  • AEP merchant sale likely hinges on PJM capacity proposal, Ohio PPA plan …  (read more)


  • PJM names new president/CEO …  (read more)


  • FERC allows PJM to delay capacity auction …  (read more)


  • PJM seeks to delay capacity auction to allow FERC to rule on proposed reforms … (read more)


  • Ohio’s freeze on renewables standards hurting business climate, think tank says …  (read more)


  • FirstEnergy spends more than $1B on electric system upgrades … (read more)


  • NEI (Nuclear Energy Institute) sees progress on value recognition of nukes, pushes for proposed market changes … (read more)


  • AEP hints that Ohio rate plan could impact decision on merchant business … (read more)


  • Price forecasts diverge following release of PJM planning parameters … (read more)


  • Chart Watch – Coal unit retirements 2014-2015 overview …  (read more)


  • FirstEnergy ‘hopeful’ Ohio rate plan will be approved; no merchant sale planned …  (read more)


  • FERC rejects PJM request for authority to postpone generator retirements …  (read more)


  • PJM capacity performance could boost oil …  (read more)


  • Fitch analyst sees PJM capacity proposal drawing prices higher … (read more)


  • FirstEnergy sees potential for settlement over Ohio PPA … (read more)


  • Ohio’s clean-energy mandates likely to be cut as legislative panel ends work …  (read more)


  • Toledo Blade Editorial – Whose energy security? …  (read more)


  • Results of auction set electricity cost higher … (read more)


  • FirstEnergy, AEP say value is in length of proposed PPAs for Ohio plants …  (read more)


  • AEP proposal would cause rates to rise …  (read more)


  • Cloudy skies for Ohio’s clean-energy industry … (read more)


  • FirstEnergy focused on proposed power plan, not PUCO chief’s call to ‘stop trying to scare Ohioans’ …  (read more)


  • Reinstating Ohio’s alternative-energy standards must become a priority for Gov. John Kasich …  (read more)


  • Seitz expects ‘devasting testimony’ to bolster effort to roll back alternative energy mandates  … (read more)


  • Divided FERC largely approves PJM’s controversial capacity performance proposal … (read more)


  • Ohio governor vetoes tax exemption on power plants …  (read more)


  • MATS rule still intact as industry, lawmakers respond to Supreme Court decision … (read more)


  • Officials tell state regulators that nuclear power is valuable, needed for clean air …  (read more)


  • PUCO should reject FirstEnergy rate request: Cleveland Plain Dealer editorial … (read more)


  • PJM to delay transition auctions after FERC pushes to include DR, EE …  (read more)


  • UPDATE re: AEP still weighing future of merchant fleet amid PPA plan ‘punting,’ PJM auction delays … (read more)


  • AEP reports quarterly profit of $430 million, criticizes PUCO …  (read more)


  • FirstEnergy wants Ohio to end deregulation, return to state-controlled rates  … (read more)


  • FirstEnergy CEO says its time to get conversation rolling about ending deregulation …  (read more)


  • FirstEnergy second-quarter earnings nearly triple …  (read more)


  • FirstEnergy expects decision in Ohio PPA case in early 2016, optimistic on outcome … (read more)


  • Obamas-new-climate-change-regulations to alter, challenge industry …  (read more)


  • Climate-Change Putsch (Wall Street Journal Opinion) … (read more)


  • Dynegy CEO-Re-regulation in Ohio would help ‘the weakest in the herd  … (read more)


  • FERC schedules regional conferences on Clean Power Plan, releases agenda for national event …  (read more)


  • Fitch:  Eight nuke reactors could be forced to retire … (read more)


  • AEP explores sellings its unregulated power plants … (read more)


  • New PUCO head puts off ruling on income guarantees for power plants … (read more)


  • Electricity demand soars, shuts some plants ,,, (read more)


  • Grid Manager PJM asks conumers in Ohio to reduce electricity use … (read more)


  • FERC approves PJM effort to tighten demand response offer policies  …   (read more)


  • Proposed power plant faces hurdles … (read more)


  • Ohio Energy-efficiency mandates costly, ineffective, report says  … (read more)


  • Consumer advocates ask FERC to investigate “unprecedented” power prices in PJM  ,,, (read more)


  • UPDATE- AES considering sale of DP&L generating plants … (read more)


  • UBS increasinbly confident Dynegy will move to acquire Duke, DPL merchant fleets  … read more)


  • DP&L seeks OK to charge extra fees … (read more)


  • A misbegotten Senate energy bill that looks backward, not forward:  editorial  … (read more)


  • FirstEnergy Solution’s special fee investigated … (read more)


  • Troy Balderson commentary Mandates are expensive and are not based on science  … (read more)

     


  • Criticism of 2008 law part of new energy bill’s debate …  (read more)


  • PUCO begins work oin rules that will tell electric customers ho much they’re paying for energy efficiency  … (read more)


  • Tax savings serve as major driver in Dynegy’s acquisition of Duke, ECP plants … (read more)


  • Dynegy adds scale in PJM with purchase of 12,500-MW from Duke, ECP … (read more)


  • PJM proposes new capacity performance product in wake of polar vortex … (read more)


  • Is the tradiing of transmission rights just a get-rich scheme for financial companies? … (read more)


  • Ohio utilities asking consumers to shoulder risk …  (read more)


  • AEP warns of grid reliability issues in bad weather as coal plants close … (read more)


  • Energy efficiency should be “customer driven” says FirstEnergy executive defending the … (read more)


  • Some customers allowed to opt out under FE’s amended energy efficiency plan …  (read more)


  • PJM stakeholders criticize capacity performance product plan; staff promises changes …  (read more)


  • Uncertainity abounds on how new capacity product could impact PJM prices … (read more)


  • PJM foreseees major changes to DR participation, compensation under court ruling  … (read more)


  • APPA study shows capacity markets are failing to incent new generation capacity … (read more)


  • DC Circcuit agrees to stay mandate that FERC’s demand response rule be vacated … (read more)


  • DC Circuit lifts CSAPR stay, setting stage for implementation  … (read more)


  • Generators’ “Field of Dreams” assumptions about pipelines not working, panelists say …  (read more)


  • PJM, monitor find capacity performance product costs might range from $200M to $2B …  (read more)


  • FERC signs off on PJM capacity auction pricing parameter changes … (read more)


  • FE profits up as company retreats from competition , spends to improve delivery … (read more)


  • FirstEnergy president-CEO Alexander to step down; successor named … (read more)


  • PJM files ‘capacity performance’ proposal with FERC … (read more)


  • Senate bill seeks to clarify that FERC has jurisdiction over wholesale demand response … (read more)


  • PJM board authorizes FERC filing on capacity performance proposal …  (read more)


  • Jefferies upgrades AEP following PJM capacity market analysis  … (read more)


  • FirstEnergy turns up the pressure on FERC to remove “unlawful” DR from PJM capacity auctions …  (read more)


  • Monitor proposes big PJM capacity market changes: Fix price formation, kick out DR …  (read more)


  • PJM asks FERC to approve different capacity market demand cure than Brattle’s  ,,, (read more)


  • PJM may have to suspend demand response market participation at end of 2014  … (read more)


  • Senate pushes forward on energy efficiency bill; status of amendments in flux  … (read more)


  • AES in 2nd round of talks with potential buyers of DP&L generation assets  …  (read more)


  • FERC approves only some aspects of controversial PJM  demand response proposal … (read more)


  • PJM auction shows surge in gas-fired power plants on the way and NE Ohio prices  … (read more)


  • FirstEnergy welcomes recent PJM reforms, but says more are needed …  (read more)


  • FirstEnergy  ‘polar vortex’ surcharge now showing up in commercial customer bills …. (read more)


  • FERC to seek rehearing of court decision to overturn demand response compensation rule … (read more)


  • With tighter margins and stable gas prices, Moody’s upgrades IPP section to ‘stable’  … SNL Article re-with tighter margins and stable gas prices, Moody’s


  • PJM market monitor continues to oppose efforts to recover costs related to cold snap … (read more)


  • Appeals court backs FERC ruling on FE cost responsibility following RTO realignment … (read more)


  • With pricing improving fewer consequences for AES to retain DPL assets …  (read more)


  • PJM capacity auction price would have skyrocketed without DR and EE, monitor finds … (read more)


  • Green Advocates in Ohio regroup to combat new energy law … (read more)


  • UPDATE for AES, decision to keep DPL assets a bet on forward price curves …   (read more)


  • Duke expects to announce winning bidder for Midwest assets within months … (read more)


  • FirstEnergy Solutions to lose 70 people as its parent company abandons some retail markets …  (read more)


  • NYTimes-Traders Profit as Power Grid is Overworked … (read more)


  • FirstEnergy’s free-wheeling retail company offered fixed rates that ruined the market, frustrated competitors … (read more)


  • SNL Article re-Report Duke may annouce deal for Midwest generation business after Labor Day …  (read more)


  • Ohio consumers on hook for gas plant cleanups …  (read more)


  • NPR-21st Century Energy Outlook: Quite Similar to the Last Two Centuries  … (read more)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • FirstEnergy CEO “Untested” policies threaten electric reliability  …   (read more)


  • New group of Ohio senators poised to introduce bill to freeze renewable energy mandates  … (read more)


  • Intelligencer Editorial – Stop the Green waste in Ohio …(read more)


  • Curbing Ohio’s green-energy goals will bring savings, legislator says  … (read more)



  • Duke to exit Midwest commercial generation, puts 6,600 MW up for sale … (read more)


  • Democrats using Ormet plant closing against Kasich ,,, (read more)


  • New law sought for utility rebates.   Needed after supreme court allowed AEP to keep unwarranted charges … (read more)


  • FERC waives PJM supply offer cap so gas-fired generators can recover high fuel costs …  (reaad more)


  • Another round of wintry weather sends US power soaring to start workweek … (read mroe)


  • FirstEnergy to close Eastlake and Lake Shore power plants … (read more)


  • FERC approves PJM’s plan to cap demand resources’ capacity market participation  … (read more)


  • PJM’s monitor asks FERC to apply most existing capacity market rules to demand response … (read more)


  • US power prices slide with weakening fundamentals … (read more)


  • FirstEnergy cuts its stock dividends … (read more)


  • Gas reliance under renewed scrutiny after epic power price spikes … (read more)


  • FirstEnergy explains its dividend cut … ()read more)



  • PUCO chief says he’ll step down … (read more)


  • PJM acts to ensure generators can recoup soaring costs caused by “unprecedented” gas prices … (read more)


  • Excessive demand, soaring gas prices push term power significantly higher  … (read more)


  • As PJM leans on coal plants in cold, AEP questions market rules  … (read more)


  • Columbus Dispatch – Governor’s race should come down to who protects the purse … (read more)


  • A bad idea reappears – unaccountable alternative … (read more)


  • Low PJM capcity prices leave Duke … (read more)


  • Akron Beacon – Letters to the editor – Nov. 25 … (read more)


  • FirstEnergy ‘right sizing’ could help its stock performance … (read more)


  • PJM proposes capacity market limit on generation …. (read more)


  • Willoughby Herald-Firstenergy announced management changes in key executives … (read more)


  • AEP power play de-emphasizing electricity plants … (read more)


  • Cleveland Plain Dealer – FirstEnergy to appeal $43 million refund before high court  … (read more)


  • ‘No crisis’, but PJM looks to ‘tweak a few rules’ in forward capacity market … (read more)


  • Husted urges voters to reject proposed ‘green-energy’ amendment … (read more)


  • FirstEnergy turns more cautious … (read more)


  • FirstEnergy to rebuild its transmission … (read more)


  • Ohio business groups at odds on ‘green’ energy bill … (read more)


  • AEP ordered to repay customers $6.9 million in ‘excess profit’ … read more


  • Crains Business Journal – Weakening Ohio’s Energy efficienicy requirements is nota good option for the state manufacturers  … read more


  • Energy Guest Blog – Four Questions about the OMA’s peculiar position on SB 58 …  read more


  • The New Dark Continent – Wind and solar mandates are breaking Europe’s electric utilities … read more


  • AEP takes coal ‘out of picture’ as it plans for future … read more


  • AEP chief Nick Akins – Industry in challenging time … read more


  • Columbus Dispatch Editorial:  Company unable to compete … read more


  • Business Group opposes bill rolling back renewable-energy rules …  read more


  • Ohio Manufacturers’ Associatoin. opposed to changing state energy laws, says “reform” is a giveaway … read more


  • FirstEnergy retires Pa. Coal plants … read more


  • SNL Article re-ATSI proposes 354-kV line … read more


  • Stuebenville Herald – Politicians trade words on? Ormet … read more


  • AEP customers might pay Ormet’s bills … read more


  • Energy bill rewrite looks greased to go … read more


  • Ormet will close, put 700 Ohioans out of work … read more


  • Ohio modifies Ormet electric rate deal, but with limits … read more


  • Ohio Smelter faces shutdown without utility rate relief … read more


  • PJM called 5 blackouts to prevent  cascading outages during September heat wave … read more


  • AEP denies report it’s likely to sell Ohio plants  …  read more


  • FirstEnergy exec says PJM market flaws led to decision to retire coal plants   … read more


  • Legislator to propose overhaul of ‘green’ energy rules …. read more


  • UBS sees AEP divesting Ohio coal plants, Duke and AES to follow …  read more


  • Power use in heat wave nearly led to blackouts …. read more