Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector

December 6, 2012 13:57 by Bill Conway in Cooperatives, Energy, Regulation  //  Tags: , ,   //   Comments (0)
The transportation cost for coal from mines to generation facilities via rail  increased 46% from 2001-2010, or 4.3% annually, with the largest annual rate of increase in the southern Appalachian region.  However, increases in commodity costs outpaced transportation cost increases.  To read more, click here.  

Manufacturers: EPA regulations Will Severely Harm Economic Growth

Further regulations on manufacturers in a challenging economic environment will cause a ripple effect, having a negative effect on job creation and growth opportunities, in addition to the staggering cost of compliance.  To read more on the subject, click here.  

Wisconsin Power and Light Company exercises option to purchase Riverside Energy Center

August 1, 2012 15:57 by David Patterson in M&A  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0)
Wisconsin Power and Light (“WPL”) Press Release | May 18, 2012 WPL exercised its option to purchase the Riverside Energy Center from Calpine.  Riverside Energy Center is a 600MW combined cycle natural gas-fired electric generating facility, which began operation in 2004.  The announced purchase price is $392 million or approximately $653 / Kw.  Read more…

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