Energy Archive

Clean Line, GE to Partner on Transmission Project

by Kyle Massey 11/1/2016 04:56 pm

Clean Line Energy Partners says GE Energy Connections will supply three high-voltage direct-current converter stations for a $2.5 billion project to transmit wind power across Arkansas.

At 5, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Transforms Bentonville

by Jan Cottingham 10/31/2016 12:00 am

There are any number of ways to try to gauge the impact — economic and otherwise — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has had on Bentonville, on Arkansas and beyond since its opening Nov. 11, 2011.

Chad Wood Back at PPGMR Law (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Chad Wood has returned to PPGMR Law of Little Rock as counsel. He will focus on environmental law and regulated utilities.

Kerry Mix Moves Up at ASU-Beebe (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Kerry Mix has been named vice chancellor of academics at Arkansas State University-Beebe.

Murphy Beats Projections With $16M Loss in 3Q

by Kyle Massey 10/26/2016 05:13 pm

The El Dorado-based petroleum giant posts a loss, but sees encouraging signs.

Online Recruitment Works If Done Correctly, Experts Say

by Sarah Campbell 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Automated job-match programs — like Monster, Indeed, Glassdoor, Career Builder, Dice and the state-run Arkansas JobLink — are still useful, but experts say employers have to use them smartly to get the best results.

Signs of the Times (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Most of us who have been in the workplace for a while have encountered the most frustrating kind of co-worker: the one whose hard skills are good, or good enough, but whose soft skills create tension.

No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

by Mark Friedman 10/24/2016 12:00 am

All industries, from health care to manufacturing, have faced a shortage of workers. Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, says increasing pay would be the first action she would suggest when companies can't find the right workers to fill positions.

Employers Seek Hires With Soft Abilities Like Attitude, Teamwork

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

“Skills gap” discussions often pivot on abilities or qualifications that employers find in short supply, but broader communication and human interaction traits are more likely to determine success or failure on the job, human resources experts say.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Names 4 Inductees

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2016 09:17 am

The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas this week announced four new inductees to its Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.

Arkansas Cooperatives Apply Rural Electrification Model to Internet Access

by Sarah Campbell 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Ouachita Electric in Camden, North Arkansas Electric in Salem (Fulton County) and Ozarks Electric in Fayetteville plan to deliver internet via fiber optic cable to their members in the next few months.

Private Solar's Future in Arkansas Hinges on PSC Review

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Decisions by the Arkansas Public Service Commission could promote solar generation at homes and businesses or even cripple it, advocates say, but the most critical rulings may not come for more than a year.

Pulaski County Wants To Catch Rays, Not Solar Catch-22

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Pulaski County's lawyers see solar energy as an enticing way for businesses and county government itself to cut their electric bills, but they've encountered a kind of legal sunblock.

Allow Counties to Innovate (Barry Hyde Commentary)

by Barry Hyde 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Pulaski County is taking three approaches to promote innovative energy conservation and aid the development of markets for energy and water conservation and renewable resource-distributed generation for our citizens.

A Power Line to Nowhere (Julie Morton Commentary)

by Julie Morton 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Clean Line Partners has consistently exaggerated the benefits of its Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project to Arkansas.

Todd Hillman of MISO on Keeping Arkansas Within Balance of Power

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Todd Hillman is the vice president of Midcontinent Independent System Operator's south region, the company which took over the electricity transmission of Entergy Corp. in Arkansas in 2011.

At 5th Meeting, AAEA Gets Update on Energy Efficiency, Honors Steve Patterson

by Kyle Massey 10/11/2016 03:02 pm

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association honored its outgoing executive director, welcomed his successor and heard an update on advances in energy conservation in Arkansas at the trade group's fifth annual meeting and policy conference Tuesday in Little Rock.

GE to Buy LM Wind Power for $1.65B

by Lance Turner 10/11/2016 11:10 am

General Electric of Boston said Tuesday that it will purchase LM Wind Power, the Denmark manufacturer and supplier of rotor blades to the wind industry, for $1.65 billion.

Ecoark's Magnolia Solar Signs Agreement to Commercialize Technology

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2016 03:07 pm

Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers says its wholly owned subsidiary Magnolia Solar Inc. has signed a teaming arrangement with India-based InSolare Energy to bring Magnolia's solar photovoltaic technology to market.

Asa Hutchinson: Arkansas Would See Benefits From Clean Line Project

by Kyle Massey 10/4/2016 09:19 am

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson both spoke of benefits from the controversial Plains and Eastern Clean Line, which would carry 4,000 megawatts of wind-generated power across Arkansas.