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PPL selling UK assets and focusing purely on U.S. utility biz

Pennsylvania-based PPL Corp. wants to sell its United Kingdom utility business and focus on its U.S. operations. PPL’s plan to be a pure U.S. utility holding company was announced after its board of directors completed a...

MHI offshoot supplying biomass power plant for Canadian tribes

An Italian company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will provide a biomass power generation system to the indigenous First Nations of Canada. Turboden completed the contract with the Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC) representing nine of the First Nations tribes...

Kawasaki Heavy Industries to supply 8-MW waste heat power generation system at Japanese cement...

Kawasaki Heavy Industries will supply a waste heat recovery power generation system  (WHRPG) for a cement plant in its native Japan. Taiheiyo Cement Corp. has ordered the WHRPG system that includes Kawasaki’s newly developed VEGA boiler. The system...

Eaton acquires data center energy equipment supplier Power Distribution Inc.

Irish-based power management company Eaton is acquiring a Virginia power distribution, switching and monitoring equipment company. Eaton is buying Power Distribution Inc. for an undisclosed sum. Power Distribution is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia and had 2019 sales of $125...

Schneider, Scale Microgrid supplying solar, storage and gas-fired power for indoor farming operation in...

As populations shift more toward urban centers, they still desire food that is locally generated, energy efficient, fresh and healthy. During its annual breakfast briefing at DISTRIBUTECH International, Schneider Electric detailed its move into this relatively new arena for...

PPL begins celebration of 100 years of utility history

PPL Corp., which began in a small part of its native state and now extends over two continents, is kicking off the year-long celebration of its centennial this year. The Pennsylvania-based utility holding company began...

DOE launches Grand Challenge to accelerate U.S. energy storage supply chain, deployment

The U.S. Department of Energy is accelerating its commitment to developing large-scale energy storage technologies. DOE Secretary Dan Brouillette announced the launch of the Energy Storage Grand Challenge, an initiative to help create and sustain U.S. leadership in...

PWPS supplies 30-MW movable gen-sets into Puerto Rico grid

The electric utility for Puerto Rico, with its grid devastated by major storms in recent years, has taken delivery of three massive and mobile gas turbines to provide emergency power on the island. Puerto Rico...

MHI Marine unit supplying turbochargers for dual-fuel ship engines

TOKYO-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ Marine Machinery & Equipment Co. (MHI-MME) is delivering turbochargers for the world’s largest two-stroke dual-fuel engines planned for large container ships. MHI-MME is supplying MET turbocharges for the X-DF engine 12X92DF developed by Winterthur Gas & Diesel...

AVK, Rolls-Royce to supply diesel standby gensets in UK, Ireland

The exclusivity agreement was signed by AVK’s UK Managing Director Chris Pritchard, MTU’s UK Managing Director Bruce Phillips and Vice President Power Generation at the Rolls-Royce Power Systems business unit, Andreas Goertz, recently in London.

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