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Scott Pruitt, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Neil Chatterjee, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Commissioner, visited the 1,168-MW Northfield Mountain Generating Station last week.

GE Healthcare announced its being recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2018.

HRH The Prince of Wales took a stroll down London’s new energy superhighway when he descended deep beneath the capital’s streets to visit National Grid’s London Power Tunnels project.

In parallel to the “Photovoltaica” congress of renewable energies in Marrakech, Voltalia (Euronext Paris, ISIN code: FR0011995588) (www.Voltalia.com) announces it has obtained permits for two hydropower plants of 9.8 MW and 7.2 MW in Morocco.

Leading manufacturers of medical equipments, General Electric, will soon set up a centre of excellence for skill development in the city-based Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, a senior company official said on Saturday.

The technology group Wärtsilä is expanding the service offering of its QuantiServ business line with the acquisition of the American engineering company LOCK-N-STITCH. The acquisition strengthens Wärtsilä’s service portfolio for customers operating multiple brands.

The technology group Wärtsilä has been chosen to supply the fast, flexible and highly efficient capacity needed by Australian integrated energy company, AGL Energy Limited. South Australia, where the new plant is to be located, is a market with high usage of renewables.

Western Australia’s regional electricity provider Horizon Power is conducting a body of research over the next three years with the aim of increasing distributed photovoltaic system penetration throughout its remote networks.

ACCIONA Agua has completed construction of a desalination plant that will provide high-quality demineralised water to the Sarlux refinery (part of the Italian energy group Saras Spa), located in Sarroch, near Cagliari, in Sardinia (Italy).

ees North America, the leading exhibition and conference for the electrical    energy storage industry, announced its third annual event will feature Power2Drive, a new special exhibition devoted to the rapidly growing electric vehicle industry and charging technology.

Evonik and Siemens are planning to use electricity from renewable sources and bacteria to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into specialty chemicals.

Addressing the larger issues, challenges, emerging trends and wide array of opportunities for Energy Storage, Micro-grids and Electric Vehicle solutions in India Energy Storage India (ESI) 2018 on 11th january started with a big bang.

TEPCO is joining with Japanese car maker Nissan Middle East FZE (Hereinafter referred to as Nissan) and the Saudi Electricity Company (Hereinafter referred to as SEC) to test the feasibility of electric vehicles in the harsh climate of Saudi Arabia.

Smart Neighborhood™ at Pulte's Altus at the Quarter development. The new, state-of-the art Pulte Homes community is located in Atlanta's Upper West Side, one of the city's most vibrant and popular areas.

Northern Powergrid, the company responsible for the power network in the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, has restored power to all its customers whose electricity supply was affected after Storm Eleanor hit the region.   

Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, has been  pioneer in technology adoption and innovation while also setting industry benchmarks in operational & sustainability aspects.

Energy Storage India (ESI) 2018, India’s leading international conference and expo for energy storage is going to address the larger issues, challenges, emerging trends and wide array of opportunities for Energy Storage, Micro-grids and Electric Vehicle solutions in India.

India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), India’s leading alliance on energy storage, announced start up pitch competition and innovation pavilion for Energy Storage India (ESI) 2018 during Jan 10th to 12th in New Delhi.

SRC Energy Inc. , an oil and gas exploration and production company focused in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, announced that it has closed on the undeveloped leasehold and non-operated producing properties related to the previously announced Greeley Crescent II Acquisition. 

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group (www.IsDB.org), signed a EUR 110.5 Million Murabaha Financing Agreement (CFA Franc 72.5 Billion), in favor of SENELEC (Senegal National Power Company) to enhance the country's power system efficiency.

Electric vehicles powered by solar or wind are the key to developing a new, climate-friendly and sustainable model of mobility worldwide. For e- mobility to catch on, there is one pressing need in particular: comprehensive charging infrastructure.

MA Business, organisers of the highly influential Energy from Waste Conference, today announced details of the 14th annual event, taking place 27th February-1st March 2018 in London. 

U.S.-based NRG Systems announced that Lasser Eólica has joined its global network of service partners and dealers. Based in Spain, Lasser Eólica engineers, installs, and maintains met tower systems across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

From international partnerships to cross-border storage projects, the globalization of the energy storage industry is picking up steam. Companies are stepping up their activities abroad and tapping into new sales markets.

ENGIE (www.ENGIE.com) announces that an agreement was reached with two South African energy services companies, Thermaire Investments (Pty) Ltd (http://Thermaire.co.za) and Ampair (Pty) Ltd (http://Ampair.co.za) to acquire 100% of their respective shares1.

Electric vehicle leaders, Nissan, and leading UK energy technology company OVO, today announce a new collaboration to accelerate the adoption of home battery storage in the UK.

GE Renewable Energy today announced it has more than 60,000 MW of onshore wind turbines installed across the globe.

The $1 billion Kirikkale Power Plant in Turkey was inaugurated by ACWA Power in an official ceremony, hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with the participation of Berat Albayrak, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources.

India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) along with Indian Electric al & Electronics Manufacturers Association (IEEMA) recently conducted a two day Masterclass on Energy Storage Technology, Applications & Manufacturing Process at Mumbai making it first of its kind in India.

Huge potential, unlimited opportunities – this is how energy experts in the region describe the East African power sector.

To improve performance and provide valuable insights and visibility into plant and turbine operations, GE’s Power Services business (www.GEpower.com) announced it has signed an agreement with Azito Energie S.A. (Azito) (www.AzitoEnergie.com) to upgrade two gas turbines at the company’s combined-cycle power plant.

SRC Energy Inc , an oil and gas exploration and production company focused in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, announced that it has entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement to acquire certain undeveloped land and non-operated production from Noble Energy for consideration of $568 million in cash, subject to customary purchase price adjustments.

Southern Company subsidiary PowerSecure has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for additional support to repair the power grid in Puerto Rico.

GE and Exelon announced a multi-year agreement to deploy GE’s portfolio of Predix software solutions across the energy company’s six electric utilities to further enhance reliability and efficient service to their more than 10 million customers.

At the Minds + Machines Industrial Internet conference GE announced a wide-ranging software and professional services agreement with the New York State Power Authority (NYPA) to advance NYPA’s goal to be the world’s first fully digital utility.

Power Integrations , the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced the opening of a new location in Penang, Malaysia.

Azure Power , a leading independent solar power producer in India, announced that it has won a 250 megawatt (MW) solar project in an auction conducted by NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN).

Allied Power has been awarded a five-year contract to provide maintenance and modification services for fourteen (14) Exelon Corporation (EXC) nuclear plant sites in five states as well as fleet wide staff augmentation services.

Shell has signed an agreement to buy NewMotion, one of Europe’s largest electric vehicle charging providers.

General Electric announced that Dana Engineering, GE’s Channel Partner for Jenbacher gas engines, will provide six Jenbacher Type 4 gas engines to Concord Green Energy Sdn Bhd (CGE) for its biogas projects to generate electricity from palm oil mill effluent (POME) discharged by Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) palm oil mills. This waste-to-energy project will generate 5.6 MW of power across four FELDA mills.

Another page in Queensland’s renewable energy boom story has been turned with Queensland Government-Owned generator – CS Energy – entering a 10 year-agreement with the 60 megawatt Kennedy Energy Park near Hughenden in North Queensland.

Bosch’s new 48-volt battery for hybrids is in demand by automakers across the globe. Similar to the Bosch e-axle, this innovative 48-volt battery is standardized for easy integration into new vehicle models. Established manufacturers and start-ups alike can thus eliminate long and expensive development processes.

Siemens Gamesa has secured an order from the Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute for the supply of 34 MW in China1.

Enel has launched a call for the development of innovative projects in the renewable energy field. The Group is offering small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups the opportunity to collaborate with the specialised technicians and use the Catania Enel Innovation Hub’s facilities in Passo Martino, in Sicily, for the design, implementation and testing of the ideas selected.

The Supervisory Board of E. ON SE at its meeting took a summary of the last 15 months. More than 99 percent of the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting in May 2016 approved the splitting of the Group into two independent companies.

GE will manufacture Turkey's largest generator transformer for TERNA SA (member of GEK TERNA Group) at its Power Transformers factory in Gebze. Approximately 85% of products manufactured in this factory is for the export market.

Trelleborg will present its range of passive fire protection solutions at Offshore Technology Days (OTD) 2017 in Stavanger, Norway. Located in Hall B on stand 2708, the company will showcase a number of offshore innovations including Elastopipe™, Vikodeck™ and FireNut™.

To commemorate on the 1st World Energy Storage Day, India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), India’s leading alliance on energy storage will organize India Energy Storage Policy Forum on 23rd September 2017 at Delhi.

GE announced that it has successfully commenced commercial operations of Unit One of Kusile’s coal power plant.

Demonstrating the company's commitment to supporting Iraq's power sector, Siemens has expanded an existing service agreement with KAR Group in Iraq to provide comprehensive operations and maintenance (O&M) for two newly added SSC5-2000E power plant units at the Khormala plant in the Kurdistan region.

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. MHPS has received an order to supply a gas turbine and power generator for the No.2 Power Plant of Anshan Iron and Steel Group Corporation a leading Chinese steelmaker.

India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), India’s leading alliance on energy storage welcomes Ms. Jacqueline M. DeRosa, Member, Board of Directors, Energy storage Association USA and Mr. Mark Tinkler, Member, Board of Directors, Energy storage Canada  in its advisory board.

Reflecting the importance of climate change and air pollution to the Indian Government, the CEM India 2017 Conference (26-28 Sept. New Delhi) will be opened by the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

Toshiba Corporation announced that they will construct and operate a large-scale hydrogen energy system in Namie-cho, Fukushima prefecture, based on a 10,000 kW class hydrogen production facility.

Enphase Energy, Inc. , a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, announced that the Company has appointed a strategic account manager in India, added Sun-AP Ecopower and Redington as new distribution partners and established a direct presence in Chennai to manage future growth in India.

RES has announced the acquisition of its 20MW energy storage project in Broxburn, West Lothian, by The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG), a London-listed investment company advised by InfraRed Capital Partners.The transaction marks the first energy storage project acquired by TRIG and RES’ fourth project in the UK.

PHI Group, Inc, (www.phiglobal.com), a company focused on mergers and acquisitions and investments in natural resources, energy, agriculture and special situations, announced has signed a MOU ith Aquarius Power, Inc. , a Texas company, to provide renewable energy technology to Vietnam.

ABB has won an order to supply and install a substation at the 3,000 megawatt (MW) Rumaila power plant, located in the Basra region of southern Iraq.

Power Integrations , the leader in high-efficiency, high-reliability LED-driver ICs, and Casambi Technologies OY announced a new reference design, DER-612, describing a cV , CC 12-watt isolated flyback power supply with power factor correction for smart lighting applications.

The Eastern European Hydropower Forum will offer Eastern European Associations and companies their own platform

The 2017 RadWaste Summit will explore the theme, New Priorities, Regulations, and Opportunities as the industry moves into the fourth quarter of the Trump administration and Republican-controlled Congress. The Summit will explore the existing policy, budget allocation, project priorities, and more.

Hinesburg, VT, U.S. – NRG Systems announced today that its longtime partner, Mumbai-based RK Systems, has supplied and erected India’s tallest lattice met tower.

As electric vehicles fueled by electricity from renewable sources represent the clean and sustainable mobility solution of the future, e-mobility has a crucial role to play in the new energy world.

Siemens AG and The AES Corporation announced their agreement to form a new global energy storage technology and services company under the name Fluence.

GE announced it will supply its record-setting HA gas turbine technology as well as power generation services and digital solutions for the Tierra Mojada combined-cycle gas-fired power plant in Guadalajara.

RES is pleased to announce Foresight Group , the independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, has acquired the Port of Tyne 35MW battery storage project.

iSupplyEnergy, a fast-growing UK supply company, has been acquired by Vattenfall, the Swedish energy group. After having recently entered the UK business customer market, Vattenfall will now start to sell electricity and natural gas for the first time also to private customers.

GE Renewable Energy announced an agreement with Shimizu Corporation to supply 22 units of GE’s 3.2-103 wind turbines, for the Akita Katagami wind farm in the Akita prefecture in northern Japan.

FirstEnergy Corp. recently energized a new 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line and upgraded two local electric substations to reinforce the power grid and enhance service reliability for electric customers in Huron County, Ohio, and the surrounding area.

Power2Drive, India’s most innovative exhibition for the electric vehicle industry, announces its highly anticipated 2017 exhibition.

Access Power (www.Access-Power.com), a developer, owner and operator of renewable power projects in emerging markets in partnership with EREN Renewable Energy (www.EREN-Groupe.com) a global independent power producer.

From passive energy purchasers dependent on monopolies to important stakeholders: The new energy world will see consumers become prosumers who also produce their own energy.

BayWa r.e. presents the second edition of its "Energy Report Germany" just in time for this year's Intersolar exhibition. The survey of 1000 decision-makers provides a meaningful insight into the energy supply of German companies, the prevailing attitudes within these companies regarding energy policy issues and the fundamental willingness to invest in renewable energies.

It’s the last day of Hardware+Tools Middle East 2017. Don’t miss the chance to discover what the world’s top brands have to offer in tools, hardware, materials and machinery. Visit the show until 6pm today at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The UAE’s finest carpenters, technicians, and expert operators stole the spotlight at the Middle East’s dedicated trade fair for hardware, tools, machinery, and materials in Dubai this week.

QOS Energy, a leading renewable O&M analytics software provider,has announced the opening of a new office in India to meet the growing demand of itscustomer base and exploit the opportunities offered by the booming Indian market.

Dubai’s hardware and tools trade was valued at AED5.07 billion in 2016, with the USA, China, Italy, Germany, and India, the Emirate’s top five trading partner countries of construction-related equipment and machinery for the year. 

Hardware+Tools Middle East 2017 is now open and will run until 24th May at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Visit the show TODAY to discover what the following top brands have to offer in tools, hardware, materials and machinery. 

By studying the successes and challenges experienced by overseas projects and markets, and using them to inform better policy and decision-making, Australia’s energy market transformation could be the best-practice example that other countries seek to emulate, according to Mark Leslie, Asia Market Leader at AES Energy Storage.

Claims that Eskom CEO Brian Molefe and the power utility’s board chair dr. Ben Ngubane pressurised a minister to help the Guptas take over the Glencore coal mine was dismissed as “preposterous” on Tuesday.

The Edison Awards has named Azuri’s HomeSmart™ home solar power solution its Gold Winner in Energy & Sustainability/Solar Solutions.

ONLY 1 WEEK LEFT! Witness the first-ever Tool it! Challenge at the 18th edition of Hardware+Tools Middle East, the region’s only dedicated trade fair for Tools, Hardware, Materials and Machinery from 22 – 24 May 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. 

From large-scale storage systems to domestic storage systems and e-mobility – ees Europe, Europe’s largest and most visited exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems will be dedicating itself to versatile applications for energy storage systems from May 31 – June 2, 2017.

ESCO Technologies Inc. announced that it has acquired NRG Systems, Inc. (NRG), doing business as Renewable NRG Systems, located in Hinesburg, Vermont.

Grid integration of renewable energies, increased efficiency and durability of lithium-ion batteries, and the step towards megawatt output: The ees AWARD 2017 reflects the current developments in the industry. Finalists for the prestigious award have been selected from a wide range of international submissions.

General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) announced it was awarded a contract with Toshiba Plant System & Services Corporation (TPSC) to supply major equipment for the CEL II 135 MW Coal Fired Power Plant in Stung Hav, Sihanoukville.

The success or failure of a PV project hinges on appropriate financing. In recent years, numerous new financing models have emerged for solar installations of various sizes.

Renewable energies are taking the world by storm. As a result, decentralized energy generation and above all the smart integration and management of renewable sources of energy are becoming increasingly important.

GE will collaborate with Sonelgaz SPE, a subsidiary of Sonelgaz, in a landmark deal that highlights its Fleet360* total plant solutions capabilities.

The UAE’s finest tool operators will have a live platform to showcase their skills, as they lay down the gauntlet in acompetition dedicated to the hard working men behind the country’s iconic landmarks.

Hardware Tools Middle East looks ahead to a successful 2017 edition, with interest from hardware and tools manufacturers continuing, as market sentiments begin to stabilise across the region. 

SPR Energy (M) Sdn Bhd (SPR Energy) will collaborate with GE’s Power Services to provide comprehensive operations and maintenance (O&M) at the Kimanis Sabah combined-cycle power plant in Malaysia for the next 18 years.

ANDRITZ SEPARATION, part of international technology group ANDRITZ, has developed a new, innovative product series of filter presses. 

The Global Energy Association announces the short list of the Global Energy Prize 2017.  It includes the representatives from Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and USA. Moreover, the names of new laureateswill be made public on April 6. 

ees Europe, the continent’s largest exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems is set to take place from May 31–June 2, 2017 and will once again feature an extensive accompanying program.

Many emerging markets are plagued by bad AC (alternating current) power due to unstable power grids, faulty grid stabilisation equipment and old or poorly maintained gensets.

Toshiba Corporation announced that the first unit of the Sarulla geothermal power plant, one of the world's largest power plants, located in Indonesia's North Sumatra, has commenced commercial operation.

GE Renewable Energy is attending Africa 2017 in Marrakesh, Morocco, on 14-16 March 2017 and will present its complete portfolio to the 600 attendees. Representatives the International Energy Agency and the World Bank will be amongst the attendees.

The Vice-President of the European Commission, Maroš Šefčovič, visited the ACCIONA Renewable Energy Control Centre (CECOER) in Sarriguren (Navarra) this afternoon.

NextEra Energy, Inc. announced that it has been named a World's Most Ethical Company® for the 10th time by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

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