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New business

Issue 2 and Volume 100.

New business

¥KW Control Systems Inc. has been acquired by Piller Inc. KW has been the North American distributor and system integrator of Piller electrical products for 25 years.

¥Solartron Inc. has merged its Instrumentation and Transducer businesses as part of the company?s strategy to focus more closely on specific market sectors.

¥Schlumberger Electricity has relocated its North American Headquarters from Norcross, Ga., to a newly expanded facility in Oconee County, S.C., adding 75 jobs at that facility.

¥Parsons Corp. has established a new Parsons Power business unit by integrating the power-related capabilities of existing subsidiaries Parsons Main Inc. and Gilbert/Commonwealth Inc. Parsons Power will be headquartered in Reading, Pa.

¥Kvaerner EnviroPower Inc. has relocated its corporate offices to Charlotte, N.C.

¥Westinghouse Electric Corp. has announced a $30 million contract to supply Wisconsin Electric?s Point Beach Nuclear Station with steam turbine equipment and services.

¥Wyle Laboratories Inc. has purchased Siemens Power Corp.?s snubber testing and valve engineering services as part of its nuclear services expansion initiative which started with the management buyout of Wyle in December 1994.

¥The Bonneville Power Administration terminated negotiations on agreements which were under development from a nonbinding Memorandum of Negotiators Agreement between the United States and Canada. Bonneville issued a statement that the termination was due to changes in market conditions.

¥Roy F. Weston Inc., environmental consultants, has announced a Worldwide Web home page exploring environmental trends and issues. The site is http://

www.rfweston.com.

¥Ohio Edison Co.?s rate reduction and economic development plan

has been approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, lowering consumer costs for electric service and capping rates until 2006.

¥NorAm Energy Corp. has formed a new nonregulated retail subsidiary called NorAm Energy Management to provide energy products and services to industrial and large commercial customers.

¥Robert E. Jones, former president and CEO of the Southern Co. Southern Development and Investment Group, has launched Enernomics Inc., offering management services to utilities.

¥ABB has received a contract from Southern Company Services for low-NOx firing system equipment to be installed at Alabama Power Co.?s Barry generating station.

¥Westinghouse Electric Corp. has announced a $20 million contract from City Water, Light & Power of Springfield, Ill., for a 118-MW EconoPac power plant. EconoPac is a self-contained generation system for simple-cycle or heat-recovery applications. The plant is scheduled for commercial operation in 1997.