Spinning Spur, comprised of 70 Siemens 2.3MW turbines, began delivering carbon-free electricity for the benefit of Southwestern Public Service Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy, under the terms of a 15-year PPA in December 2012.
Spinning Spur II, which will utilize 87 General Electric (GE) wind turbines with a rated capacity of 1.85MW each, is slated to begin construction in June 2013. The electricity generated will be sold under a 10-year PPA.
Spinning Spur II will be EDF Renewable Energy's third project in Texas, eventually boosting the company's installed capacity in the state to 472 MW. (Source: EDF, Todays Energy Solutions, 27 April, 2013) Contact: EDF Renewable Energy, Tristan Grimbert, Pres., CEO, http://www.edf-re.com; Southwestern Public Service Company - Xcel Energy, www.xcelenergy.com
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GE reported that it sold 584 wind turbines in the first quarter, down 15 percent from a year earlier, due in part to a delay in the renewal of a federal tax credit for buyers in renewable energy.(Source: GE, Arab News, 20 April, 2013) Contact: General Electric
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Enel Green's North American unit will hold 49 percent stake in the project with the option to increase its position to 75 percent in 2013 or 2014, and will serve as project manager.
Alabama Power Co will buy most of power under the terms of a 20-year PPA. GE and Enel previously also invested together in other U.S. wind farms, including the 235-MW Chisholm View in Oklahoma, the 200-MW Prairie Rose in Minnesota, the 101-MW Smoky Hills in Kansas and the 63-MW Snyder in Texas.
RES Americas is managing the Buffalo Dunes construction, which is expected to be completed by December, GE said. (Source: GE, Economic Times, 8 April, 2013) Contact: GE Financial Services, www.geenergyfinancialservices.com; Enel Green, www.enelgreenpower.com/en-GB/ena
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In October, 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported that Continental Wind Partners was seeking to sell a stake in Boco Rock, which will have up to 107 MW of installed generating capacity.
Bidders may acquire 50-100 per cent of Boco Rock, depending on whether General Electric's energy investment arm, GE Energy Financial Services, exercises its right to 50 per cent of the wind farm's equity.
The entire project would have an enterprise value of about $300 million. Final bids are due by the end of next month. (Source: Continental Wind, The Australian, 19 March, 2013) Contact: Continental Wind, [email protected],
www.continentalwind.com; Wind Prospect Group, +61 8 8384 7755, [email protected], www.windprospect.com
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GE's effort is being sponsored by the U.S. DOE, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the International Association of Lighting Designers.
GE's ERS LED Scalable fixtures have a modular LED system ranging from 43 watt to 258 watt. Each wattage has 10 different optics for wide applications, with two different color Temperature options (CCT).
(Source: GE, AME 18 Mar., 2013) Contact: GE Lighting, www.gelighting.com
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Opposition to the proposal has been led by heavy industry and EU member Poland, which is highly dependent on carbon-intensive coal and argues there is no case for intervention in the market. EU business body Business Europe also opposes the Commission's plan, which is designed to be an emergency fix and a prelude to deeper reform.
EU carbon allowances fell below €3 last month to their lowest yet. On Wednesday, they rallied to just above €5 as traders speculated that next week's vote would be positive.
EU ETS supporters include Royal Dutch Shell, EDF Energy, General Electric, Alstom, Germany's E.ON, consumer good supplier Unilever and Statoil.
(Source: Europolitics,, Feb. 13, 2013)
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GE recently installed its WindBOOST control software at Zorlu Enerji Group's Gokcedag Wind Farm in the city of Osmaniye, Turkey. GE expects WindBOOST to increase the 31 GE 2.5MW turbine wind farm's annual energy output by as much as 4 percent . GE says WindBOOST is an ideal product for growing regions such as Turkey where increased development is creating energy demand in short time periods. Rotor Elektrik A.S., a subsidiary of Zorlu Enerji, owns the Gokcedag Wind Farm.
Depending upon atmospheric and other conditions, WindBOOST enables GE 2.5 wind turbines to increase their power curve up to 2.75MW. WindBOOST is automatically activated to increase each individual turbine's production and can be operated remotely. (Source: General Electric, Today's Energy Solutions, 10 Feb., 2013) Contact: General Electric Wind, www.ge-energy.com/wind;
Zorlu Enerji Group, www.zorluenerji.com
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GE CEO Jeff Immelt said the PTC extension should boost the aggregate of GE's wind orders over the next two years, but added that it was too early to say exactly how that would play out on a quarter-by-quarter basis.
(Source: GE, PR, 21 Jan., 2013) Contact: General Electric Wind, www.ge-energy.com/wind
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According to documents filed with the PSC, Invenergy and Beech Ridge II estimate that the expansion project will result in about 150 temporary construction jobs and a total annual tax revenue of $600,000 to Greenbrier County.
The Beech Ridge Wind Farm is located in Greenbrier County near Rupert, West Virginia. Invenergy owns the project and selected White Construction to provide the balance of plant (BOP) services. The site consists of 67 General Electric 1.5 MW wind turbines and now supplies 100.5 megawatts of clean renewable power.
Construction is scheduled to begin in July, 2013 for completion in Dec. 2013.
(Source: Invenergy, Register Herald, Jan. 7, 2013)
Contact: Invenergy, David Groberg, VP, Wind Development, (301) 610-6412, [email protected], www.invenergyllc.com
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The Global Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage Market 2012-2016 report covers the Americas, and the APAC and EMEA regions. It also covers the global molten salt thermal energy storage market landscape and its growth prospects. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market including key vendors Abengoa Solar S.A., Areva S.A.S., General Electric (GE) Energy LLC., and Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne Inc. The other vendors include Siemens Energy Inc., Acciona Solar Power Inc., Applied Materials Inc., Asahi Glass Co. Ltd., Battelle Energy Alliance LLC, BrightSource Energy Inc., Corning Inc., Directed Vapor Technologies International Inc., DuPont E.I., Hitachi Ltd, and SCHOTT AG.
TechNavio's research portfolio in the Clean Tech series includes reports on the EV market, wind turbine market, solar panel market, smart grid market, fuel cell market, photovoltaic inverter market, lead acid battery market, microgrid market, EV battery market, EV charging market, CNG vehicle market, e waste market, smart water meter market. (Source: TechNavio, researchMoz, Jan. 1, 2013)
Contact: TechNavio, (630) 530-7340, [email protected], www.technavio.com; ResearchMOZ, http://www.researchmoz.us/energy-market-reports-3.html,
[email protected], http://www.researchmoz.us/global-molten-salt-thermal-energy-storage-market-2012-2016-report.html. One free hour of analyst time is available to report purchasers.
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According to AWEA, the U.S. wind industry has added more than 35% of all new generating capacity over the past five years, second only to natural gas, and more than nuclear and coal combined.
U.S. wind generation increased 27% last year and the figure is likely to be high for 2012, as the first three quarters saw a record-breaking 4,728 MW installed.
(Source: General Electric Wind, GreenTech, Dec. 19, 2012) Contact: General Electric Wind, www.ge-energy.com/wind
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In other GE News --
a group comprising GE Energy Financial Services, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and Union Bank, N.A., has invested nearly $247 million in Chicago-based Wind Capital Group's recently commissioned 201MW, 134 wind turbine Post Rock wind farm. Wind Capital Group, supported by its parent company, NTR plc, maintains a substantial equity stake in the project and serves as managing member of the project which is located 80 miles outside Wichita, KS. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. (Source; GE, Todays Energy Solutions, 9 Dec ., 2012)
Contact: Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, (504) 231-6000, www.vt.edu: General Electric, Victor Abate, Renewables VP, www.ge.com; Wind Capital Group, www.windcapitalgroup.com
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According to the utility's research and development director Wayne Lei, 18 different products have been charred and tested at Washington State University in a scaled-down apparatus. Six of the substances have warranted a longer look, including corn stover, wheat straw, poplar chips, special biomass sorghum and a methane digester fiber from cow manure left over from the digesting process. Researchers are testing whether the biomass has to be chipped, the percentage of liquid, solid and gas produced from the process as well as how much time is required and how much material can be charred at one time. Lei says Arundo donax will be the "anchor crop" for the power plant, but if other biomass proves usable they could reduce the giant cane acreage needed. The PGE plant would need about 8,000 tpd of biomass when fully operational. That volume would require 60,000-80,000 acres of irrigated land if only giant cane were used as fuel for the plant.
The fast-growing perennial giant cane plant has its drawbacks.
Some states, like California, have deemed the plant a noxious weed as it has a propensity to choke out native vegetation and take over waterways. (Source: Oregonian, Dec.2, 2012) Contact: PGE, Steve Corson, (503) 464-8444, www.portlandgeneral.com
Tags Portland General Electric news, Biomass -to-power news, Giant Cane news, Giant Grass news,
Over the past five years, Albeo raised approximately $12.8 million from investors that included Green Spark Ventures LLC, Braemer Energy Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank, Bisberg said. (Source: GE, Nov., 26, 2012) Contact: Albeo Technologies, (866) 825-5420, www.albeotech.com; GE Lighting, www.gelighting.com
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Nine advanced technology GE 2.75-megawatt (MW) wind turbines will power Little Raith, generating electricity to power 15,000 U.K. homes. The project marks the debut installation of GE's 2.75-MW platform in the UK and offers the flexibility in generator size and overall physical parameters required by permitting in the U.K. and Ireland.
Located 20 miles from Edinburgh, Little Raith will support the European Union target for the UK to produce 15 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. Additionally, the county of Fife has set a goal of reducing its carbon emissions 25 percent by 2013.
(Source: GE, heraldonline.com, Oct. 30, 2012) Contact: GE, www.ge.com;
Kennedy Renewables, Brian Kennedy CEO, www.kennedyrenewables.co.uk
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Canada's wind installed base is set to nearly double between 2011 and 2014, to an expected 10 gigawatts (GW) of capacity. Ontario will be 3.2 GW of that build out. Since 2008, wind and solar have accounted for 30 percent of energy capacity additions to the Ontario market and will comprise more than half of planned capacity additions from 2012-2016. By 2016, wind and solar are projected to account for 15 percent of Ontario's capacity mix, up from 5 percent in 2011. (Source: GE, Oct. 16, 2012) Contact: GE, Victor Abate, Renewables VP, www.ge.com
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The report claims that Yorkshire and Humber is Europe's best strategic location to build a CCS cluster and that putting this funding into the region will increase the area's economic output by 0.8 percent per year, attract as much as £11 billion in foreign investment and a further 11,000 jobs. The investment would also help attract new industries to the area as well as boost existing industries such as power, steel, chemicals and cement which have been in decline since the 1960s.
The report was commissioned by on behalf of the Yorkshire and Humber CCS Cluster Steering group, comprised of National Grid, 2Co Energy, Drax, General Electric, Amec and Tata Steel.
The report also received support from a number of high-profile organizations including the IPPR North, CBI, TUC and Committee on Climate Change.(Source: CO2Sense, Insider Media, Oct. 15, 2012) Contact: Jan Phillips , CO2Sense, + 44 0113 237 8419, [email protected], www.co2sense.org.uk
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Existing venture investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Foundation Capital, Google Ventures, Quantum Strategic Partners, Lux Capital and Bright Capital also participating. To date, Transphorm has raised $104 million.
INCJ is comsprised of the Japanese government and 27 major corporations, including Sharp, Sumitomo Electric, Toshiba and General Electric Company, Japan. INCJ has the capacity to invest up to ¥2 trillion (approximately ($25 billion).
The company says that in addition to its financial investment, Nihon Inter Electronics is now in a business alliance with Transphorm to mass-produce Transphorm's next-generation GaN (Gallium nitride) power devices. "The alliance will help bring the long-awaited practical realization, commercialization and mass production of state-of-the-art GaN power conversion solutions." (Source: Transphorn, Oct.2, 2012)
Contact: Umesh Mishra, CEO, Transphorm, (805) 967-6274, www.transphormusa.com
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Applied Exergy secured a $150,000 grant from the Oregon Built Environment & Sustainable Technologies Center to build a demo model and over $500,000 in grants and private investments. Local utility company Portland General Electric is evaluating the technology for future use, and the company is seeking an additional $15 million in financing for its manufacturing and infrastructure plans.
According to the company, the TAGES system should cost less than $1,000 per kilowatt-hour of generating capacity to install. The units are built to be moveable and stackable, and easily integrate into current HVAC systems. (Source: ONAMI, Corvallis Gazette Times, 16 Sept., 2012) Contact: ONAMI/Exergy, (541) 713-1348, www.onami.us
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The updated program offers a rigorous green building certification that is accessible and cost effective for commercial buildings smaller than 100,000 square feet. Ninety five percent of all commercial buildings fall into this smaller category; however, green certification is often overlooked due to its perceived complexities and cost. EAC is a specific green building solution for this building type.
The program is based on three levels of certification: Platinum, Gold, and Silver. The measures are cumulative and prescriptive, allowing for a greatly simplified certification process, which EAI's pilot program found to be missing in the market segment.
Organization that employ graduated Project Trustees from the EAC training include: Ambient Architecture, Brightworks Sustainability Advisors, Chesshir Architecture, Green Hammer Design & Build, Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch, Pinnacle Architecture, Steele Associates Architect, and System Design Consultants. (Source: Earth Advantage Institute, RedOrbit, Sept. Sept. 12, 2012) Contact:
Earth Advantage Institute, (503) 968-7160,
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More than 300 GE wind turbines are now installed in Brazil and last year, GE secured agreements to supply wind and gas turbines for projects that will produce 1.4 gigawatts (GW) of electricity.
GE's new turbine is designed to increase annual energy production by eight percent at 9 m/s, meaning that fewer wind turbines will generate the same amount of energy. This helps drive profits for wind developers, and helps keep wind energy economically viable. The new turbine has a higher nameplate, meaning it produces more electricity. Using the new model in Brazil means fewer turbines are needed on a wind farm.
Brazil has been ramping up wind installations and today is one of the world's most promising markets for onshore wind energy. By 2020, it is expected that Brazil's installed wind capacity will exceed 15 GW.
In 2011, half of all new wind power projects in Central and South America were in Brazil, and wind is the country's fastest growing source of new power generation.
Brazil also has a unique method to develop new energy projects. Called a reverse auction system, the government auctions off power projects to the developers that can do it for the lowest possible price.
(Source: GE, Aug. 30, 2012) Contact: GE, www.ge.com
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In March, GE and Gama inaugurated the 22.5 MW Sares wind farm and together the operations will generate enough electricity to power 59,000 average Turkish homes and prevent 80,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions a year.
(Source: GE, Aug. 23, 2012)
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PGE said it wants to find new demand response options that will add flexibility and resilience to the company's system. Customer participation in PGE's demand response program will be entirely voluntary, and will involve only a few hours each year. Customers who participate in similar programs typically receive an incentive for reducing load, while the utility gains access to power at a lower cost than building a physical generation resource to meet peak load needs. Interested parties can register for notifications of postings and announcements by emailing [email protected]. This registration is for PGE's demand response RFP and should not be confused with other RFPs PGE currently has in development or underway for new generating resources.
PGE, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is a fully integrated electric utility that serves approximately 828,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Oregon. Visit our website at PortlandGeneral.com.
(Source: Portland General Electric, PR, Aug. 20, 2012) Contact>: PGE,
Steve Corson, (503) 464-8444,
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"Our opinion: There are choices to be made, statewide and nationally. Our collective goal should be a cleaner, less costly way to live. What better time than a sizzling hot summer, with so much political dialogue as ill-informed as ever, to cool down and tune in more reasoned voices. We need to have a serious conversation about energy.
Cleaner and renewable energy is what makes more and more economic sense. Nuclear power in particular is on the verge of obsolescence.
"So comes the word -- admittedly consistent with our own sentiments -- from Jeffrey Immelt of General Electric Co. 'It's really a gas and wind world today,' he says. What a different place New York would be under the scenario envisioned by the CEO of a company that used to be a major producer of nuclear power plants. Already the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is about to stop licensing new plants until the industry finds a safer way to dispose of nuclear waste.
"Think of the potential for jobs if energy policy takes such a sharp but sensible turn. GE's renewable energy headquarters are in Schenectady. Its Global Research Center in Niskayuna is where wind and solar technologies are being further refined.
"Suddenly, these are more than exotic quests. The price of solar panels is down 75 percent over the past three years. That's enough to make solar energy competitive with retail electricity prices in some countries.
"Wind energy, meanwhile, is the beneficiary of the steadily declining price of offshore turbines. New York needs what still would be the Great Lakes' first offshore wind farm. Or, better yet, one off the coast of Long Island. Wind energy is critical for the state to meet its goal of getting 30 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2015. Whatever happened to plans for a turbine farm in Lake Erie or Lake Ontario shouldn't be the last such venture here. 'People don't really appreciate the extent to which the technology continues to improve,' says Bill Moore, CEO of Deepwater Wind, which developed the massive Tug Hill wind farm in upstate New York.
"The energy conversation we need would continue, of course, with an even greater emphasis on natural gas. All indications are that the Cuomo administration is about to approve natural gas hydraulic fracturing. Natural gas prices are so low that Mr. Immelt says the vast supplies that hydrofracking could put on the market might make such energy 'permanently cheap.' That puts his bullish outlook against the more cautious perspective of New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. 'A sustained gas glut could undermine new investments in wind, solar, nuclear and energy efficiency systems and thus keep us addicted to fossil fuels for decades,' Mr. Friedman warned on these pages last Sunday. 'We have to do this right,' he says of natural gas extraction, especially fracking.
"No energy technology is without its drawbacks. But hydrofracking raises especially urgent questions.
Why, for instance, is the Cuomo administration ready to allow fracking without a more vigilant effort to remove contaminated wastewater from well sites? Why wouldn't it impose taxes on the very companies so eager to drill for natural gas?
We await some answers -- along with more progress toward better alternatives like wind and solar. (Source: Times Union, Aug. 12, 2012)
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GE say's that although there are other dimmable CFLs on the market, the new GE offerings will do something competitors can't: GE's new CFLs dim down to five percent of light output -- most CFLs on the market today only dim down to 20 percent. By combining the efficient nature of the CFL with the dimmable technology of incandescent bulbs, consumers will enjoy energy savings from $44.00 -- $81.00 over the lifetime of the bulb.
The bulbs will be available in a variety of wattage options.
(Source: GE, August 3rd, 2012) Contact: GE, www.ge.com
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Despite a strong second quarter showing in most of its energy sectors, GE reported that its infrastructure orders were down by 1%, primarily driven by a 37% decrease in wind turbine orders. (Source: BBC, GE, July 24, 2012) Contact:GE, www.ge.com
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A second phase of the Bishop Hill project, the 81-megawatt Bishop Hill II wind project, was developed by Invenergy and acquired in March by MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company. Bishop Hill II is in construction in Henry County.
A third phase of the Bishop Hill project planned by Invenergy also is in development and would feature 83 turbines.
The nation's largest independent wind power generation company, Invenergy and its affiliated companies currently have 6,600-megawatts of wind, solar and thermal projects under contract, in construction, or in operation. (Source: Invenergy, Cambridge Chronicle, July 18, 2012) Contact: David Groberg, VP, Wind Development, Invenergy,(301) 610-6412, [email protected], www.invenergyllc.com
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The battery plant has received support from state and local government in New York, where GE has done business for 130 years. New York State committed $15 million when the new plant was announced in May 2009, and $5 million was committed by Schenectady County's Metroplex Development Authority.
South African engineering firm Megatron Federal has signed a purchase agreement for 6,000 Durathon batteries, which will be delivered in 2013. These batteries will ensure the continuous operation of telecom installations in Nigeria, and enable the customer to lower fuel consumption and emissions of the diesel generator powered telecom towers by up to 50 percent.
(Source: GE, July 10, 2012) Contact:
Leigh Farris, (203) 551-1863,
[email protected], www.ge.com,
GE Global Research,
Todd Alhart, (518) 338-5880,
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The University of Dayton is among area research organizations trying to improve harvesting of oils for biofuels and the
Ohio Aerospace Institute is working with state government, federal agencies, commercial airlines, universities and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation to organize a cooperative effort to produce and sell Ohio biofuels.
(Source: Dayton Daily News, GE, July 8, 2012)
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The wind turbines are slated to be delivered to the project site during the first and second quarters of 2013. The wind farm is scheduled to begin commercial service in the second quarter of 2013. GE Energy also will provide maintenance support to the units under a five-year service agreement. (Source: GE, 2 July, 2012)
Contact:GE, www.ge.com; Triventus Wind Power AG, www.triventus.com
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According to Waseem Faidi, Manager of the Nondestructive Evaluation Lab at GE Global Research, "the inspection technology platform GE is developing with ICM provides a closer view of the turbine blade to detect repair and service needs. And, in the future, GE researchers are working on technology that will allow inspectors to see through the blade materials and identify potential issues well in advance of any service needs. This all will mean faster diagnosis and repair -- minimizing the risk of failure or forced down-time of the turbine."
This new technology was recently tested at a wind farm in Texas with positive results.
GE scientists are also developing a microwave scanner that could be fitted onto the robotic vehicle, enabling an even better view of the wind blades. The use of microwaves would allow inspectors to see through the blade material giving an even earlier indication of structura; breakdowns. At GE's India Technology Center, scientists are also testing the use of small, helicopter-like vehicles that would provide for a similar view. (Source: GE, PR, June 13, 2012)
Contact: GE Global Research, www.ge.com/research
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Cool Planet plans to produce refinery equipment for the conversion of biomass to liquid fuels and its Cool Planet Biofuels division will partner with a wide range of commercial interests to operate these mini-refineries around the world.
Cool Planet's investors include General Electric, Google, BP, Conoco Phillips, NRG and the constellation energy division of Exelon as well as venture capitalists North Bridge Venture Partners and Shea Ventures.
(SOURCE: Cool Planet Energy Systems, Inc, PR, May 30, 2012) Contact: Mike Rocke, VP, Business Development, Coo lPlanet Biofuels, (805) 484-2537, [email protected], www.coolplanetbiofuels.com
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The deal, set to close in the second half of 2012, will create a company headquartered in Ireland and tentatively titled Eaton Global Corporation Plc, or a variant thereof.
Eaton reported 2011 sales of $16 billion globally, and its portfolio includes data center and building controls, vehicle drivetrains, power distribution and control gear and hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use. It's a major player in plug-in vehicle charging, where it faces a familiar set of competitors like Siemens, Schneider, GE and ABB (Source: Eaton PR,. May 21, 2012) Contact: Eaton Corp., Mark Horner, (412) 893-3590, [email protected], www.eaton.com; Contact: Mike Stoessl, President, Cooper Power Systems, (713) 209-8400, www.cooperindustries.com
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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is providing $1 million in incentives for the facility which will produce an estimated 17,500 cubic yards of bedding material for livestock while reducing manure odors. The project is expected to reduce the dairy farm's greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 8,500 tons of CO2 annually.
Under its renewable energy marketing program, National Grid utility will purchase the electricity generated by the biogas plant. (Source: GE, 12 May, 2012) Contact: NYSERDA, Francis J. Murray Jr, President/CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.org; General Electric, www.ge.com
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PulsePOINT, the culmination of years of research and development and more than $3 million in investments, is currently operating on data from over 12,000 GE turbines worldwide. (Source: GE, Green Chip Stocks, April 30, 2012) Contact: GE, www.ge.com
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In addition to the Loma Los Colorados Landfill project, GE will supply three of its 2.7 MW ecomagination-approved J620 Jenbacher biogas engines as part of Chilean water utility Aguas Andinas' wastewater treatment plant expansion and renewable energy project near the capital city of Santiago. The engines will be fueled by methane-rich biogas created by the digestion of sewage sludge collected at the treatment plant. (Source: GE, Biomass Power & Thermal, April, 26,2012) Contact: Prady Iyyanki, CEO, Jenbacher , GE Power & Water, www.ge.com
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One Stop Green already promotes solutions within the solar, wind, water, lighting, green building and green living sectors of the green market and now with the addition of EV charging stations will support the green commercial and personal transportation infrastructure.
(Source: One Stop Green, LLC, April, 4, 2012)
Contact: Nathan Kaufman, One Stop Green, LLC, (713) 541-2739,
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The project will sell power to Southern Co.'s Alabama Power utility under a 20-year PPA. Enel SpA's North American unit will own the remaining 49 percent.
Chisholm View is expected to be completed by the end of the year and will be eligible for the production tax credit, which provides 2.2 cents a kilowatt-hour for power produced by wind. The credit will expire Dec. 31.
GE Energy Financial Services, an investment unit of the company, has invested in wind farms in five countries, with 9.6 gigawatts of capacity, according to the statement. (Source: GE, April, 2, 2012) Contact: General Electric Energy, www.ge.com
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Under the first contract, worth $188 million, Siemens will supply equipment for Phase 10 of the Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion project that will ensure uninterrupted power supplies to households, business centers, shopping malls, hospitals and schools throughout Doha. The equipment includes gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), power and earthing transformers, shunt reactors, protection relays, relay protection panels and substation control systems for substations located in and around the capital.
The Phase 10 project will be broken down into two stages, with Stage 1 consisting of six 66/11KV turnkey substations and Stage 2 comprising seven 132/66/11KV turnkey substations. Both stages are set to be completed over two years. (Source: Siemens, March 28, 2012) Contact: Kahramaa, www.km.com.qa
The proposed sites for algae biofuel development are in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, India and will utilize an Algae Enhancement Technology, known as the GB3000 system, used for growing algae for the production of biofuel and other products. Prime Inc. India's current clients include Exxon, Shell, General Electric (GE) and Siemens.
World Health Energy Holdings, Inc. recently acquired GNE-India, an algae technology company with the distribution and licensing rights to a unique and innovative technology, the GNE GB 3000 system, to grow algae quickly and efficiently for the production of biodiesel and commercial fish food protein. GNE-India owns and retains the territorial rights for distribution and sales of the proprietary technology to both India and Sri Lanka. The company has exclusive distribution and licensing rights to the GNE GB 3000 system in India and Croatia. Earlier this year, the GB 3000 system was used to grow a combination of local algae species, as well as Chlorella, targeting the product to the fish feed and biodiesel markets. (Source: World Health Energy, March 26, 2012) Contact: World Health Energy, David Lieberman, CEO, World (212) 444-1019, www.worldhealthenergy.com
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It was courageous for the Australian government to move before the rest of the world in introducing a price on carbon emissions, he said. "I applaud the Australian government for having the courage to go through with it because I think over the long run, the world is going to be better served if there is a cost associated with the production of carbon," Rice told ABC Television on Sunday. "It takes gutsy politicians and so we applaud the Australian government, the prime minister for following through.
Rice also said the US economy appeared to be out of the woods for the time being.
"The US economy is very resilient," he said. (Source: GE, March, 25, 2012)
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About 90 percent of wind projects built before 2009 claimed accelerated depreciation, and the incentive still drives about 25 percent of yearly installations, according to Mumbai-based Ambit Capital Pvt.
India installed some $3 billion of turbines from manufacturers including Vestas Wind Systems A/S, General Electric Co., and Gamesa Corp. Tecnologica SA last year, according to the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers' Association. The two biggest suppliers, Suzlon and Enercon India Ltd., along with Leitner Shriram Manufacturing Ltd. are the most dependent on accelerated-depreciation customers. (Source: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, March 19, 2012)
Whole-Home Sensor: The new Whole-Home Sensor, an integral part of home-energy solutions, is being used in several utility test pilots, including test homes in Warner Robins, Ga., as part of Flint Energies' recently announced pilot project. It will be available broadly in the second quarter of this year. The sensor sends consumption data from large 240-volt applications, such as a panel box or pool pump, to the home's Nucleus™ energy manager, which then communicates that data to a consumer's existing smartphones or personal computers -- helping them make smarter energy choices. Knowledge of whole-home energy consumption provides consumers with insights into their electricity costs before the bill arrives; offers them feedback on electricity-intensive activities, such as water heating; and allows them to quantify the benefits of their personal energy-efficiency efforts.
Smart-Plug Controls: On a more granular level, GE is also adding Brillion-enabled Smart Plugs, which act as sensors for electronics and non-smart devices that plug into standard 120-volt outlets. These sensor plugs communicate with the Nucleus energy manager, enabling consumers to track electrical usage by the outlet for most 120-volt appliances and devices. These sensors turn any standard 120-volt consumer good into a 'smart home' capable device. The sensors can be moved from device to device, enabling the consumer to perform an audit of their electrical appliances and electronics or to monitor them continuously for ongoing feedback -- providing critical insights to help consumers reduce energy consumption.
More Connected Communications Features: GE's Brillion-enabled thermostats help consumers adjust heating and cooling schedules from their Nucleus software interface and alter household temperatures and operating modes remotely from their iPhone.
GE's new GeoSpring™ hybrid water heater has connected capabilities and features that will allow consumers to more easily and more efficiently provide hot water to their families. Other Brillion-enabled appliances will undergo similar communication enhancements over the coming months. (Source: GE, March 6, 2012)
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PGE and Snohomish PUD have also agreed to provide wind energy data every half hour in exchange for a 34 percent reduction in the rate BPA charges them for load-balancing services. PGE operates 450 megawatts of wind on the BPA grid, while the PUD has 97 megawatts. The program will allow BPA to reduce by 23 megawatts the balancing reserves it holds in case wind facilities generate less energy than scheduled and 34 megawatts of reserves it holds in case wind plants produce more energy than scheduled. BPA will accept other wind energy operators into the two-year pilot program up to a total of 1,200 megawatts of of wind power. While wind energy operators have been doing intra-hour scheduling on a voluntary basis, the pilot program will make the stepped-up schedule a requirement, making it something that BPA can bank on.
BPA manages 75 percent of the Pacific Northwest's high-voltage electric transmission system and has been working to keep up with the abundance of new wind power coming online in recent years. (Source: BPA, February 2, 2012) Contact: BPA, (503) 230-3000, www.bpa.gov; Snohomish PUD, (360) 563-2200, www.snopud.com; Portland GE, Steve Corson, (503) 464-8444, [email protected], www.pgn.com
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In addition to BP and ConocoPhillips, several other energy companies are in the process of testing and evaluating Cool Planet's fuel. The company says it completed its B Round financing in spring 2011 and has pulled in its C Round, led by Shea Ventures, a year ahead of schedule in order to accelerate the development of its modular fuel production plants. Cool Planet also expects to announce additional energy company strategic relationships throughout 2012. (Source: Cool Planet BioFuels) Contact: Mike Rocke, VP, Business Development, Cool Planet Biofuels, [email protected], www.coolplanetbiofuels.com
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