Posts Tagged ‘utility’

COLUMN-Staid utility investing world upended by green energy revolution -James Saft

The formerly staid, predictable world of utilities investing faces a revolution as the price of solar and wind energy plunges, creating new winners and losers. Generally tightly regulated and thus with reliable cash flows, utility stocks and bonds have long been beloved by pension funds and other conservative investors for their safe income generation. View […]

Virginia utility agrees to install two offshore wind turbines for study

This week, Virginia utility Dominion announced that it would partner with Danish firm Dong Energy to build two offshore wind turbines as test cases for a commercial-sized installation. Currently, the US only has one 30MW commercial offshore wind farm off Block Island in Rhode Island. View full post on Wind Power News

Dutch utility Eneco to buy Eni’s Belgian operations

Dutch publicly owned utility Eneco said on Friday it had agreed to buy the Belgian subsidiary of Italian power company Eni, adding that the deal would allow it to invest more in local wind power and solar energy. Eneco disclosed no financial details of the transaction, which will see it become the owner of Eni […]

American Electric Power: A Vertically Integrated Utility Income Company

American Electric Power dividend is 3.4% and has been increased for 9 of the last ten years with an increase of $0.04/Qtr. expected in mid October. View full post on Wind Power News

Can Eskom avoid a utility death spiral?

Since 2008, average electricity prices have increased by a massive 160 percent and yet there are still no clear answers as to when this enormous growth will end. South African households are under continuing pressure to pay for basics, and businesses are finding their competitiveness being eroded. View full post on Wind Power News

Xcel named top utility wind energy provider

Xcel Energy was recently named the top utility wind energy provider for the 12th consecutive year by the American Wind Energy Association. Xcel Energy more than doubled its wind ownership when it acquired the Pleasant Valley Wind Farm in Minnesota and Border Wind Farm in North Dakota in 2015. View full post on Wind Power […]

Xcel Energy Xcel Energy Named No. 1 Utility Wind Provider for 12th Consecutive Year

Xcel Energy’s leadership in wind energy reached another milestone as the American Wind Energy Association named the company the country’s top utility wind energy provider for the 12th consecutive year. “It’s an honor to lead the nation in wind energy for a dozen years running,” said Ben Fowke, Xcel Energy chairman, president and CEO. View […]

Westar Energy: A Progressive Utility With A 3.5% Yield

In my previous article about Westar Energy, I told investors to buy this stock around $37 per share as the company adds cheap wind power while reducing coal. Kansas has some of the strongest winds in the country. View full post on Wind Power News

Utility Gives Away Electricity in Texas

In Texas, wind farms are generating so much energy that some utilities are giving power away. It is possible because Texas has more wind power than any other state, accounting for roughly 10 percent of the state’s generation. View full post on Wind Power News

British utility SSE expects solid demand for wind power assets

Britain’s second-biggest energy supplier SSE said on Monday that it expects solid demand for its planned sale of about 500 million pounds’ worth of onshore wind power assets. “Initial soundings are that there’s quite a lot of interest,” CEO Alistair Phillips-Davies told Reuters on the sidelines of the annual Eurelectric conference. View full post on […]