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PJM market monitor pushes capacity market changes to enhance efficiency

WASHINGTON, DC — “PJM has many constituents, and it is not easy to keep them all happy. A group of electric cooperatives and municipal power providers, for instance, is pushing for a wide ranging reassessment of PJM’s capacity market. They are concerned that PJM’s capacity market gives short shrift to […]

Cuyahoga Council expected to approve wind and solar energy power agreement
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Cuyahoga Council expected to approve wind and solar energy power agreement

CLEVELAND — “The Cuyahoga County Council is expected Tuesday to approved a 10-year, power-purchase agreement with Cleveland Public Power that includes buying locally generated wind and solar power. The clean energy would come from a yet-to-be-constructed wind farm in Lake Erie and a solar farm to be built on a […]

Timber Road II wind project in western Ohio. 
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Against the wind: Ohio lawmaker pushes for stricter rules on wind development

COLUMBUS — “An Ohio lawmaker who played a key role in tripling property line setbacks for wind turbines wants regulators to adopt strict rules when implementing the setbacks and other provisions for new commercial wind farms, which industry experts say are already effectively banned in the state. ‘If wind farms cannot […]

FirstEnergy’s Davis-Besse nuclear power plant near Toledo is one of the plants included in the company's power purchase agreement proposal, which is scheduled to be heard next week as part of a broader plan.
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Nuclear industry looks to reshape image

It can help meet carbon reduction goals but can’t compete on cost TOLEDO — “Crippled by a historic, game-changing fracking revolution that has imploded energy markets across the world, the U.S. nuclear industry is trying harder than ever to market itself as an irreplaceable ally in the war against climate […]

Cheap gas tests Trump’s promise to revive coal
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Cheap gas tests Trump’s promise to revive coal

U.S. utilities already have retired hundreds of coal-burning power plants NEW YORK, NY — “American Electric Power Co. of Columbus, Ohio, one of the nation’s biggest utility companies, has sold or retired half its fleet of coal-burning power plants in recent years. No matter who occupies the White House, ‘it’s […]

Trump insider: New administration won’t attack renewable energy
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Trump insider: New administration won’t attack renewable energy

The president-elect will not move to revoke wind and solar subsidies, according to a major Trump financial contributor who said he is a member of the transition team WASHINGTON, DC — “There has been a lot of angst in the renewable power sector over what the Trump presidency will mean, […]

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Renewable energy will do just fine in President Trump’s America

WASHINGTON, DC — “What is interesting is that renewables should be fine. Most of the push for renewables, and many of the financial incentives, come from individual states. Red States like Iowa and Texas are overflowing with wind energy jobs and money. About the only thing doing well in Brownback’s […]

Amazon plan advances Ohio wind industry
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Amazon plan advances Ohio wind industry

KENTON — “In another move likely to raise the profile of Ohio’s wind industry, tech giant Amazon Web Services, Inc., an Amazon.com company, announced plans recently for a $300 million wind farm in Hardin County to complement another major wind farm it has under construction in nearby Paulding County. The […]

The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, or NOPEC, has negotiated a contract with a NextEra Energy wholesale power company to supply about 500,0000 Northeast Ohio electric customers in 13 counties. NextEra, based in Florida, will replace FirstEnergy Solutions on Jan. 1. NOPEC is a consortium of more than 100 communities. (credit: Plain Dealer file)
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NOPEC signs three-year discount power deal with NextEra Energy

SOLON — “The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, or NOPEC, has approved a three year contract with NextEra Energy Services Ohio, a subsidiary of Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources, to supply power to some 500,000 Northeast Ohio consumers and small businesses. NOPEC made this decision 10 days after current supplier FirstEnergy […]

FirstEnergy could sell or close additional boilers at its last coal-fired power plant in Ohio, the W.H. Sammis plant on the Ohio River, if it cannot persuade the state to return to regulating electric companies and setting power prices. The company's old coal and nuclear power plants cannot always make power as cheaply as new gas-fired plants, which are now dominating wholesale market prices. (credit: Plain Dealer file)
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FirstEnergy to sell or close power plants if Ohio, Pennsylvania do not return to regulated rates

CLEVELAND — “FirstEnergy has decided to get out of the competitive electricity business, and will sell or close its big coal and nuclear power plants within 18 months unless Ohio and Pennsylvania return to regulating them and setting prices or create a regulation-like structure for them. ‘We are not going […]