• After stopping work on the project in 2013, Duke Energy is poised to secure a federal license for a new plant on Florida’s Gulf coast. (Politico)
• Advocates hail the TVA’s new Watts Bar 2 reactor as a sign the industry is far from dead. (MarketWatch)

• Environmentalists protest the TVA’s decision to leave tons of ash in place at shuttered power plants. (Nashville Public Radio)
Georgia Power offers some details about its plans for closing 29 ash ponds. (Atlanta Business Chronicle)

UTILITIES: An Arkansas woman wins a settlement against Southwestern Electric Power over $4.2 million in customer charges that are to be refunded. (Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

WIND: An Alabama equipment supplier to paper and other industries adds a division to develop wind energy systems. (Birmingham Business Journal)

PIPELINES: A new commission forms in Georgia to study how eminent domain could harm “essential public interests.” (Savannah Morning News)

COAL: About 4,000 rally in Lexington, Kentucky calling on Congress to extend the federal health care benefits of retired miners. (Associated Press)

SOLAR: A developer near Richmond, Virginia overcomes local real estate development potential to secure a permit for a solar farm. (New Kent-Charles City Chronicle)

POWER LINES: Virginia regulators express skepticism of Dominion Virginia Power’s cost estimate for burying vulnerable power lines throughout the state. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

COMMENTARY: Fracking brings local harm, so it should be subject to local controls. (Beckley Register-Herald)

Jim Pierobon, a policy, marketing and social media strategist, was a founding contributor to Southeast Energy News. He passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer in 2018.

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