A nearly daily update of energy-related news:
- On Sunday, May 8, renewable energy covered 95 percent of Germany’s electricity consumption at 11 a.m. (local time). This was made possible due to strong winds, abundant solar as well the addition of biomass and hydropower to the energy mix. At 11 a.m., Germany’s energy consumption was 57.8 GW while the total capacity of solar PV installations reached 26.11 GW, the capacity of wind power plants reached 20.83 GW, biomass reached 5.14 GW and hydropower generation reached 2.75 GW.
- Hawaii is budgeting $1.2 million to study alternative utility and regulatory models, including cooperative, municipal and independent distribution system operators. The study will focus on how to best use existing resources and will consider alternatives to the investor-owned utility business model. If this study is approved by the state’s governor, it will mark the second time the state seeks to find the viability of an alternative utility business model.
News Release TCEH Corp., Parent Company for Luminant and TXU Energy, Emerges from Chapter 11 as a Competitive, Well-Capitalized Company *** Energy Industry Veteran Curt Morgan Formally Named CEO *** Restructuring Eliminates More Than $33 Billion in Debt *** Benefits from Low Leverage Relative to Peer Group *** Company […]
Razen Thomas is proud to be Powering Texas and proud of the hard work and innovation that she sees from her colleagues every day at Oak Grove Power Plant. As support manager, Razen makes sure everyone has the tools, equipment and processes to do their jobs safely and effectively. Watch this month’s Job One Profile […]
An abundance of wildlife, including numerous bald eagles, call Luminant’s sites and reclaimed land home. When Liberty Mine’s resident bald eagle pair returns this fall, they’ll find a few home renovations – most notably, a new nest location. The eagles’ nest was recently moved away from mining activities to a new location on company property […]