Energy Archive

Southwest Power Pool Promotes Pair (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Russell Quattlebaum has been promoted to director of the project management office and customer services at Southwest Power Pool in Little Rock, and Jim Gunnell has been promoted to director of performance and process optimization in SPP's IT organization.

Tesla Aims to Electrify Big Rigs; Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt Want In

by Associated Press 11/17/2017 11:06 am

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.

Arkansas Unemployment Increases to 3.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2017 09:55 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in October rose to 3.6 percent from 3.5 percent in September, but it was still lower than the 4 percent reported for October 2016.

Entergy Promotes Considine to Customer Service Post

by Kyle Massey 11/16/2017 10:07 am

Michael Considine of Entergy Arkansas is taking over as director of customer service for the investor-owned electric utility's central region in Little Rock.

Money for Arkansas River Bridge Is Fort Smith's Missing Link

by Marty Cook 11/13/2017 12:00 am

A key component of the massive I-49 project in western Arkansas is a 13.7-mile stretch near Fort Smith that includes a bridge over the Arkansas River.

Entergy's Mike Maulden Sets Retirement Date (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Maulden joined Entergy in 1984 as an industrial engineer and held several positions before taking charge of the economic development initiative Teamwork Arkansas in 1996.

'Trump Bump' Benefits Arkansas Stockholders

by Gwen Moritz 11/6/2017 12:00 am

The “Trump Bump” has been very good for most of the 120 names on this year's list of the state's biggest stockholders, but the benefits have not been evenly shared.

Sale to Oldcastle Lets AERT Show Strengths

by Kyle Massey 11/6/2017 12:00 am

Composite material maker in Springdale finds stability with far-larger company.

Murphy Oil Reports Net 3Q Loss of $66M

by Kyle Massey 11/1/2017 04:51 pm

Murphy Oil Corp., the oil exploration and production giant based in El Dorado, reports a net loss of $66 million from continuing operations in the third quarter, or 38 cents per diluted share.

After Stuttgart, Entergy Plans Even Bigger Solar Project Near Lake Village

by Kyle Massey 10/30/2017 09:14 am

Entergy Arkansas, which just completed the state's largest solar energy project near Stuttgart in partnership with NextEra Energy Solutions of Florida, now hopes to top itself with an even bigger solar facility in Chicot County.

Wal-Mart's Marc Lore Blows Top Off Exec Compensation List

by Gwen Moritz 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The word “outlier” was invented to describe things like the top entry on this week's list of the highest-paid executives employed by public companies in Arkansas.

Rock Region Metro's Donna Bowers Honored by Mass Transit (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Donna Bowers, director of operations for Rock Region Metro, the public transportation system for central Arkansas, has been recognized as a 40 Under 40 honoree by Mass Transit trade journal.

Husqvarna Turns to Today's Power in Nashville

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

The Husqvarna Group announced plans in June to build a 1.3-megawatt solar facility at its injection molding plant in Nashville (Howard County), but the global power equipment firm didn't say who the contractor would be.

Conway, Paragould Counter Cord Cutters

by Marty Cook 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Conway, one of the state's fastest-growing cities, isn't immune to the scourge of cord cutters but has learned to adapt to shifting customer desires.

US Energy Consumption Sources Evolve

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

The nation's use of renewable energy sources like biofuels, solar and wind is increasing, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Last year, about 10 percent of total U.S. energy consumption was from renewable energy sources.

PSC to Rule on Utility Rates in Solar Energy Showdown

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A yearlong debate over the value of self-generated electricity in Arkansas is boiling down to a duel in the sun.

Solar Projects Shining Examples in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Tom Jacobs wondered if the sunshine pouring onto his 1,200 acres might feasibly power some of his farm operations in DeWitt, so he volunteered to become a guinea pig.

Here Comes The Sun (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/23/2017 12:00 am

We look forward to the day when solar energy — safe, clean and renewable — becomes a major source of power. That day's not here yet, but it's coming closer.

PSC's John P. Bethel on Keeping Arkansas' Utilities in Line

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

As executive director of the Arkansas Public Service Commission, John P. Bethel is responsible for the direction and management of the staff of the commission, which oversees the rates and services of the natural gas, electric, water, sewer and telecommunications utilities in Arkansas.

Charting a Course for Road Funding in Arkansas (Erika Gee and Justin Allen Commentary)

by Erika Gee and Justin Allen 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Our roads are in need of repair and expansion, but the money necessary to meet these needs isn't there. Decisions made in the coming months by elected officials, and possibly the voters, will shape the future of our transportation infrastructure for years to come.