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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. penalized $1.4 billion for deadly pipeline blast

SAN FRANCISCO - Calif ornia regulatory judges issued a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday against the state's largest utility for a lethal 2010 gas pipeline explosion that engulfed a suburban San Francisco neighborhood in flames, killing eight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-02/pacific-gas-electric-co-pe
PSC priority is managing Vogtle costs

...compete for the contracts against the private contractors. Former Commissioner Bobby Baker, now a lawyer representing large utility customers, is hopeful his former colleagues won't be suckered." Georgia Power and Southern Company have a really...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-01-26/psc-priority-managing-vogtle
Stop sweetheart power deals

...Vice-President Dean Alford to develop two dirty coal plants with an original price tag of $4.2 billion.Even though large utilities such as Georgia Power Co. are closing down outdated and increasingly expensive coal plants, and denying the need...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-02-14/stop-sweetheart-power-de
New cars and vans make road trips less painful

...went on sale earlier this year. According to Ford, the Flex has the most second- and third-floor leg room of any large utility vehicle, and there's 43 cubic feet of cargo space if the third row is folded down.It also has one feature exclusive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2012-07-11/new-cars-and-vans-make-road-t
Renewable energy push fails in South

...will be just as successful as it is in other states." The South has long relied on coal for electricity. Its two largest utilities - Atlanta-based Southern Co. and Charlotte, N.C.,-based Duke Energy Corp. - produce about two-thirds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/07/16/met_136032.shtml
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Georgia Power aims to rely less on coal

...Cobb EMC, is seeking environmental permits needed to build a coal plant near Sandersville, Ga.Why coal if the largest utility is going in other directions? "It's not an 'or;' it's an 'and.' We need it all," said consortium spokesman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-07-27/georgia-power-aims-rely-less
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California faces repeat of deregulation debate

...enjoy a period of calm after the energy crisis that plunged millions of people into the dark and sent the state's largest utility into bankruptcy. That's not to say there aren't energy concerns in the state. California needs to figure out...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/26/bus_413450.shtml
Business
Consultant says grid for South Carolina could be vulnerable

...transmission grid will be overwhelmed and won't be able to support it." Scheller's comments come as the state's two largest utilities - Santee Cooper, South Carolina Electric and Gas and Duke Power, have said that the South Carolina's electricity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/07/met_385571.shtml
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Utilities say South Carolina power transmission safe

...system is sound as long as it doesn't face the additional burden of become part of a national energy market that some large utilities elsewhere want. "We firmly believe we have built a good solid system that serves our customers well," said Charlie...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/31/met_387034.shtml
Metro
Blackout paralyzes auto industry

...he said. Power had returned to some parts of Michigan on Friday afternoon, but DTE Energy, one of the state's largest utilities, said it could be late in the weekend before electricity was completely restored to the Detroit area. U.S. supplies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/16/bus_384622.shtml
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