The new head of Arizona's largest electric utility apologized Wednesday for a faulty bill calculator that was supposed to help customers find the cheapest rate plan but instead steered 10,000 of them to higher-priced options.
The error incensed several members of the elected commission, who have demanded that the company answer for how the problem happened, when APS discovered it and how the public can be confident in the information the company issues in the future. APS has taken the faulty tool offline, promised to fix it and said it will issue refunds to the affected customers.
The Carolina Poultry Power facility in Farmville generates 2 MW of power and 75,000 tons of steam per hour – using more than 230 tons of turkey waste a day. Carolina Poultry Power is 100% owned and operated by the Power Resource Group.
The opposition argued that PG&E's $11 billion settlement with a group representing about 110 insurers that have already paid claims in the fires threatens to shortchange uninsured and underinsured victims. Critics also say the deal would give the company an unfair advantage to gain support for its deeply flawed reorganization plan.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden called on the Army Corps to hold a hearing on the $1 billion project that has met with stubborn resistance in many communities along the path. Critics of the project hope the Army Corps will require a look at alternative routes for the corridor.
Crews were working in New Jersey Wednesday to restore electricity to 26,127 homes and businesses that lost service during a snowstorm, but it may be late Friday night before all have their power back, Jersey Central Power & Light said.
Confirmation of Brouillette, who'd been responsible for day-to-day operations at the Energy Department for two years under Perry, came a day after Perry's resignation became effective.
The electrical engineering professor at Texas A&M University figured he might save a life if his creation could prevent someone from being electrocuted by a downed live wire.
The utility's parent recently formed a political action committee to make the case for the $1 billion project with the expectation that critics will collect enough signatures to put the matter before voters next year.