ScottMadden, Inc. has joined forces with Energy Central to present an interactive webinar, “State of the Energy Industry: A Mid-Year Review,” on Friday, August 22, 2014, from 12:00–1:00 PM EDT. This free webcast will be based on ScottMadden’s upcoming Energy Industry Update, a semi-annual publication featuring their view of recent significant events and emerging trends that is received by more than 10,000 industry leaders. During this 60-minute webcast, ScottMadden industry experts will share their views on renewables, fossil generation, and transmission and field questions.
As students across Georgia return to the classroom this month, Georgia Power’s Learning Power program will go back to school as well. Learning Power is a statewide education initiative focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. The initiative is designed to bring energy education to the classrooms for students at no cost to schools. Through the program, education coordinators visit Georgia schools to present special hands-on STEM-related lessons highlighting energy basics such as simple circuits and energy efficiency, plus activities that help students understand how energy is made and distributed from generation facilities to their homes.
FirstEnergy Corp. is offering education grants for creative classroom projects planned for the 2014-2015 school year. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Classroom Grants of up to $500 will be awarded for teacher professional-development initiatives and creative, individual classroom projects for grades prekindergarten through 12. The grants are available to educators and youth group leaders located in communities served by FirstEnergy’s 10 electric operating companies, and in communities where the company has facilities or does business. STEM grant applications must be submitted by September 19, 2014. Grants will be awarded based on the recommendations of the FirstEnergy Education Advisory Council. Winners will be notified by October 13, 2014.
Sunnova Energy Corporation has today it has secured an additional $110 million in financing specifically allocated to support the growth of its solar service offering to homeowners and promote strategic market expansion. The $110 million joins the previously announced $145 million to facilitate an increase in new customers.