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Does Merger Madness Signal Return of the Mega-Utility?

February 17, 2015 by Coley Girouard

Utilities and Mergers

The Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 limited the size of utility holding companies and to keep the regulated entities separate from their unregulated affiliates. That law was repealed with the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which opened the door for consolidation of utilities. Now, that door is wide open.[read more]

Renewable Business Acquisitions Continue in Australia

November 20, 2014 by Nigel Morris

Over my years in renewables, I’ve lived with and installed a range of technologies including the odd small wind turbine. I’ve visited properties where committed owners have installed these devices appropriately and have enjoyed low cost reliable energy without a power line in sight, for decades.[read more]

Exelon Will Acquire Pepco and Form Largest Utility in the US

May 2, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

Exelon and Pepco

Exelon Corporation announced on Wednesday that it will acquire Pepco Holdings in a $6.8 billion all-cash transaction to create a mega-utility serving the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. The new company will be the largest utility in the U.S. in terms of customers served.[read more]

First Solar To Acquire NextLight Renewable Power

April 29, 2010 by Michael Davidson

First Solar has entered into an agreement to acquire NextLight Renewable Power, a developer of utility-scale solar projects in the southwestern US. The acquisition of NextLight includes: 570MW (AC) under signed power purchase agreements with western utilities and 530MW (AC) of additional PV projects in various stages of development....[read more]

Areva gets deeper into renewables with Ausra purchase

February 8, 2010 by Tyler Hamilton

France’s Areva SA is known mostly as a designer of light-water nuclear reactors, builder of transmission and distribution systems, and a miner of uranium, so the announcement today that it has purchased 100 per cent of concentrated solar power company Ausra Inc. came as a surprise. Ausra, based in Mountain View, Calif., was founded...[read more]

Cameco in hunt for acquisitions

February 1, 2010 by Dan Yurman

Proceeds from sale of stake in gold firm fuel drive for growth This report is based on an article in Fuel Cycle Week, V9N360, January 20, 2010, published by International Nuclear Associates, Washington, DC. Stock prices referenced in this article are in the currency of the country of origin and cited as of market close January 19, 2010...[read more]