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GE to invest $1.4B in on-site power, new distributed generation business


GE (NYSE: GE) has a new distributed generation business venture that combines three product lines—Aeroderivative Gas Turbines, Jenbacher Gas Engines and Waukesha Gas Engines.

Alterra Power Corp. buys Texas wind power project.


Alterra Power Corp. (TSX: AXY) completed the acquisition of the 202-MW Shannon wind project in Clay County, Texas from Horn Wind LLC. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Thousands of Duke Energy workers restoring power caused by winter storm


More than 190,000 electricity customers were without power the day after a winter storm hit the Carolinas.

A123 to supply 1 MW energy storage system in Japan


A123 Energy Solutions will supply, install and commission a 1 MW, 2.8 MWh GSS to IHI Corp. of Japan.

Special inspection begins at Farley nuclear power plant


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) began special inspections at the Farley nuclear power plant in Alabama to investigate why electrical circuits failed in Unit 2 earlier this month.

Nuclear waste storage could add more than $350bn to cost of nuclear


An economist said that the disposal and storage of nuclear waste could add up to $350 billion to the price of nuclear power.

Energy efficiency to be delivered to US Army, Navy


Retroficiency and Sain Engineering Associates (SEA) have formed a partnership to identify and deliver massive energy efficiency saving opportunities to the U.S. Army and Navy.

Crystal River nuclear power plant decommissioning plan revealed


Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) said it will begin decommissioning the Crystal River nuclear power plant in Florida in 2014, according to a plan filed with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Florida Public Service Commission.

POWER-GEN International: Celebrating 25 years


POWER-GEN International, the world’s largest annual forum for the power generation industry, made its debut 25 years ago in Orlando, Fla. The inaugural event, “POWER-GEN ‘88,” was small, with less than 100 exhibiting companies and about 600 registered attendees.

GE to supply biogas units for Israeli cogeneration plant


GE will supply eight of its 1.4-MW ecomagination qualified Jenbacher J420 biogas engines for a new cogeneration plant at an Israeli wastewater treatment plant.

Solectria Renewables solar panels chosen for N American airport project


Cenergy Power, the general EPC contractor of the 12.5 MW DC IND solar power project at Indianapolis International Airport, has chosen Solectria Renewables to provide inverters for the project.

Generator producer buys light tower company


Generator producer Generac Holdings (NYSE: GNRC) signed a purchase agreement to acquire the equity of Italy-based Tower Light Srl and its subsidiaries from European private equity fund Ambienta I.

GE to supply on-site power for Australian mines


Rio Tinto is using GE’s LM6000-PF Sprint aeroderivative gas turbine for an on-site power plant at its West Angelas iron ore mine in Australia.

CHP system to power two buildings


American DG Energy Inc. will provide combined heat and power systems to two buildings.

Honeywell to design, build on-site power facility


Honeywell was awarded a $37 million project to build and provide service and maintenance on a facility that will help power an Airbus assembly site in Mobile, Ala.

GE, Russian firm to build cogeneration power plants in Russia


The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and GE will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on June 21 to create a joint venture that will build mini power plants for manufacturing companies in Russia.

Standby power company expanding business in Wisconsin


Kohler Co., a provider of complete power systems, monitoring controls and energy-management applications, announced that it is expanding its Global Power business at three locations in Wisconsin.

Temp. power plant installed in 96 hours


Altaaqa Global, a supplier of Caterpillar temporary power solutions that run on diesel, natural gas or dual-fuel, installed 24 MW of temporary power in just four days in the Sultanate of Oman.

The Benefits of Using On-Site Hydrogen Generation for Generator Cooling


Power plants need to do all they can to cost-effectively produce electricity.

Belgium planning artificial island to store wind energy in its search for a non-nuclear future


North Sea Minister Johan Vande Lanotte is planning to build a doughnut-shaped artificial island in the North Sea that will store wind energy by pumping water out of a hollow in the middle, as it looks for ways to lessen its reliance on nuclear power.

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