Heartland’s Peak Savers Program

July 23, 2012 12:41 by Capital Advisors in Cooperatives  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative Press Release | April 2012 “Heartland’s Peak Savers program is expanding in 2012, and will be offered to all members looking to save money by reducing electric use in their homes during peak alert days in July and August.” “Members who t... [More]

2011 Merger and Acquisition activity in the Electric, Gas, Water & Sanitary Services

July 23, 2012 12:29 by Capital Advisors in M&A  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0)
David Patterson | April 26, 2012 The total number of utility deals returned to a more normal level of 204 announcements in 2011, up from a low of 135 in 2009 (see Graph 1).  However, the 2011 total value of the deals, $22.9 billion, and the 2011 average value per deal, $112.3 million, have not... [More]

PPL Completes Purchase of 705 MW Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant

July 23, 2012 11:11 by Capital Advisors in M&A  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
PPL Corporation - April 13, 2012 PPL Corporation completed the previously announced acquisition of AES Ironwood combined cycle, natural gas-fired 705 MW power plant.  Total consideration was approximately $302 million or $428 / Kw.  The plant was placed in service during 2001.  Read ... [More]

Co-ops Alerted to IRS Form Change

July 23, 2012 11:10 by Capital Advisors in Accounting & Tax  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Steven Johnson | Electric Co-op Today, April 10, 2012 Electric cooperatives are being advised to consult their tax professions on the changes to Form 990.  Read more...

Empire District Electric (“EDE”) Entered into a Private Placement Agreement for $88 million

July 23, 2012 11:08 by David Patterson in Financing  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
According to EDE's Form 8-K, "On April 2, 2012, The Empire District Electric Company (the “Company”) entered into a Bond Purchase Agreement, dated as of April 2, 2012, for a private placement of $88,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 3.58% First Mortgage Bonds due 2027. The first ... [More]

Jackson EMC, Sawnee EMC and Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative to its 2012 list of “Customer Service Champions.”

July 23, 2012 10:59 by Capital Advisors in Cooperatives  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Reuters - March 14, 2012 J.D. Power and Associates named Jackson EMC, Sawnee EMC and Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative to its 2012 list of “Customer Service Champions.”  Read more…

Wind Energy Headed for a Fall Regardless of Tax Policy

July 23, 2012 10:57 by Capital Advisors in Accounting & Tax, Renewables  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Bill Opalka, energybiz.com | March 29, 2012 Senate Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure  “Even with an extension of a tax credit for wind development, installations will fall precipitously in 2013, a renewable energy investment expert told a Senate committee. A... [More]

Analysis: EPA Rule a New Setback for New Coal Plants

July 23, 2012 10:54 by Capital Advisors in Regulation  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Reuters | March 28, 2012 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday it planned to set new rules that would limit new power plants' CO2 emissions, the first move by the world's largest economy to regulate the gas blamed for contributing to global warming. On March 29, 2012 Fitch ... [More]

Vermont Electric Coop Starts an Energy and Environmental Management Project

July 23, 2012 10:51 by Capital Advisors in Cooperatives  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0)
Vermontbiz.com | March 26, 2012 Vermont Electric Coop is working with Kilawatt Technologies to start an Energy and Environmental project.  As reported by VermontBiz.com, “A few advantages of Kilawatt’s program that will be realized by Vermont Electric Coop include: 1)  &... [More]

Measuring What Matters: Using Dashboards

July 23, 2012 10:34 by Capital Advisors in Economy  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
David Patterson Dashboards have long been a tool used by management to aggregate and organize data from various sources.  They allow managers to see a “snapshot” of their company’s performance. CFO magazine recently published an article about the expanding use of dashboards. ... [More]

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