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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 3rdAnnual Power and Transmission Summit 2017was successfully launched at the Riyadh Marriott Hotel, Saudi Arabia today.
GE announced its new global Powering Efficiency Center of Excellence (COE), which brings together cross-business experts in its energy businesses to apply a total plant hardware and software solution approach to boost the efficiency of the world’s new and existing coal-fired power plants and significantly reduce their emissions.
ABB announced it has invested in Enbala Power Networks, a leading developer of software for managing power distribution networks. The investment was made through ABB’s venture capital unit, ABB Technology Ventures.
Exelon was named one of Fortune’s 2017 World's Most Admired Companies, marking the 11th consecutive year that the company has made the list.
GE Energy Connections inaugurates its new Redhill Grid Automation manufacturing facility in Stafford, UK in the presence of Stafford MP, Jeremy Lefroy.
GE and Gama Energy signed an agreement to operate the first digital power plant in Turkey. This deal marks the first use of industrial cloud software applications in a power plant in Turkey to improve efficiency and productivity.
Aquion Energy, Inc, manufacturer of Aspen saltwater batteries and energy storage systems, has announced a newly installed off-grid microgrid at a nature lodge resort in Kruger National Park in South Africa.
To acknowledge excellence in the Offshore Pipeline sector, OPT is delighted to launch its inaugural OPT Industry Awards, which will be presented at the 40th anniversary event later this month in Amsterdam.
Building on the strategic alliance between Siemens and Bentley Systems, that was made public in November, 2016.
Siemens, together with its Japanese consortium partner Marubeni Corporation, has received an order for the delivery of a turnkey combined cycle power plant to Thailand.
Ener-Core, Inc , a developer and licensor of innovative gas conversion technologies for global commercial and industrial facilities, and the Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas Division.
GE announced that it has secured more than $1.4 billion in orders from Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity to set up power plants as well as provide technology upgrades and maintenance services.
Horizon Utilities Corporation is pleased to announce the on-time completion of the second phase of a three-year modernization project in St. Catharines totalling $4.8 million.
Toshiba Corporation , an innovator in solutions for the hydrogen economy, will support a two-year study of power management to be done by Tohoku Electric Power Co., through its H2One™, hydrogen based autonomous energy supply system.
Uniper UK Ltd. has selected GE’s Power Services to provide plant equipment upgrades and advanced digital solutions aiming to boost the performance of its Enfield and Grain combined-cycle power plants in the high-demand regions of greater London and the southeast of England.
NRG Energy Services LLC, a subsidiary of NRG Energy Inc , has entered into an agreement with Texas-based Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for two generating stations owned by Golden Spread.
International energy, metals and industrials group, the GFG Alliance, announced that two of its member companies SIMEC and Liberty House have reached agreement with Rio Tinto Aluminium to buy the iconic hydro-power and aluminium smelting operation at Lochaber near Fort William.
DTE Energy has matched two economic development grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to assist St. Clair County and the City of Harbor Beach redevelop property following retirements of DTE coal-fired power plants.
GE announced a significant expansion of its suite of Predix*-based software for power producers, grid operators and energy managers.
The Gazprom headquarters hosted today a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company’s Management Committee, and Alexander Kozlov, Governor of the Amur Region.
Leading power sector conference to raise the bar on expert insights Sustainable power generation and distribution in a constrained market is a top of mind issue across Africa.
Flexenclosure, a global leader in intelligent power management systems for the ICT industry, today unveiled its revolutionary new hybrid power system for telecom sites.
ArcLight Capital Partners, one of the leading renewable energy investors in the United States, announced that its affiliate Great River Hydro signed a definitive agreement to acquire TransCanada’s New England hydroelectric power portfolio.
The leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has, together with Swiss Hydrogen, supplied a fuel cell system to Coop in Switzerland when the company launches Switzerland´s first distribution truck with fuel cell technology. The system is built on PowerCell S3.
The green economy is awaited from Tuesday 8thNovember at Rimini Fiera, where the great technological showcase will focus on the aim of guiding Italian companies towards a “green” crossover.
WELTEC BIOPOWER will present its comprehensive portfolio of proven and innovative anaerobic digestion technologies and services at the Energy Decentral in Hanover, Germany (15 - 18 November 2016).
State Government owned utility and energy development company, Sarawak Energy yesterday signed an agreement for the construction of the 400 MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) Block at Tanjung Kidurong, Bintulu with giants General Electric (GE) and Sinohydro.
Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), together with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd. (MHPS), has been awarded a full turnkey contract by Joint Stock Company Uzbekenergo for the Construction of a Combined Cycle Cogeneration Plant at the Navoi Thermal Power Station in southern Uzbekistan.
DTE Energy has launched a series of energy grid upgrades to provide more reliable electricity to more than 30,000 customers in Troy, Ferndale, and Hazel Park.
The Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) technology is recognized for decades as an effective and feasible process for gas upgrading in different large scale industrial applications.
Asia Power Week Conference and Exhibition, comprising of POWER-GEN Asia, Renewable Energy World Asia and the POWER-GEN Asia Financial Forum, took place on 20-22 September 2016 at KINTEX, Gyeonggi-do and attracted an event attendance record of over 8,300 industry professionals from more than 75 countries worldwide, a clear indication that Asia continues to attract the attention of the international power generation industry players.
Flexenclosure, a designer and manufacturer of prefabricated data centre buildings and intelligent power management systems for the ICT industry, has received another order for its green eSite hybrid power solution to be deployed in Myanmar, this time from local fibre infrastructure provider Golden 11.
Flexenclosure’s eSite has already been installed at more than 1,200 sites across Myanmar as part of the country’s on-going mobile network rollout. Flexenclosure recently announced an eSite order from OCK Group for deployment in Myanmar, making Golden 11 Flexenclosure’s fifth customer in the country.
Myanmar Golden 11 Investment International Co. Ltd. constructs fibre optic networks, towers and data exchange facilities nationwide in Myanmar. They will use the eSites to power and integrate fibre transmission nodes around the country. As such the agreement is ground breaking, as it is Flexenclosure’s first ever eSite order for such applications anywhere.
“This deal with Golden 11 opens up an exciting new segment for eSite,” said David King, CEO, Flexenclosure. “Our traditional towerco customers are not the only ones who need reliable power in areas where there is none, and we expect to see significant new market opportunities opening up for eSite in the coming months and years.”
eSite is a hybrid power system for base station sites in areas where grid power is either unreliable or unavailable. Using any available combination of battery, grid, renewable and genset power sources, eSite is designed to support 24/7 network uptime and cuts diesel-related costs and CO2 emissions by up to 90%. eSite is also designed to be used in a shared tower environment where it can provide power to several mobile telecommunications base stations.
A special feature of the eSites Flexenclosure is providing for Golden 11, is dedicated space within the cabinet for the customer to install its own fibre transmission equipment. Not only does this provide the customer equipment with protection from both the elements and from possible tampering, it also enables dual equipment functionality (power and data) within a single footprint – an important benefit, especially in space-constrained deployments.
“In the remote areas of Myanmar where grid power must be complemented with innovative power solution to ensure resilience and permanence of telecommunication services, we needed a tried and tested solution to ensure consistent power for our network transmission nodes,” said Clement Larroque, Director of Service Delivery at Myanmar Golden 11. “With Flexenclosure’s strong local team in place and eSite proven in the Myanmar market, they were the clear and undisputed choice for us.”
The eSites will be constructed at Flexenclosure’s factory in Sweden and delivered and deployed in Myanmar later this year.
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Flexenclosure is a designer and manufacturer of prefabricated data centre buildings and intelligent power management systems for the ICT industry. The company provides systems that are fully integrated, modular, factory tested for reliability, adaptable to local conditions and quick to install.eSite is a hybrid power system for off-grid and bad-grid cell sites delivering 24/7 network uptime and diesel-related cost savings of up to 90 per cent. eManager, an all-in-one toolbox for site power infrastructure management including remote monitoring, power optimisation, KPI reporting and site logistics, is an integral part of the product.
eCentre is a custom-designed, prefabricated data centre building that is fast to deploy, energy efficient and easy to expand. eCentre is a future proofed state-of-the-art technical facility that provides a flexible and expandable open floor space and is optimised for energy efficiency.Flexenclosure was founded in 1989. The company is based in Vara, Sweden, headquartered in Stockholm and has additional offices in Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria and South Africa.Customers include ACS, Airtel, Apollo Towers, IHS Towers, Millicom, MTN, Vodacom and Zain. www.flexenclosure.com.
About Golden 11
Myanmar Golden 11 Investment International Co. Ltd provides a full range of wholesale services to telecommunications companies as well as constructs fiber-optic networks and towers throughout the Myanmar region.
Hydropower, with over 20,000 plants throughout Europe, plays a very important role inEurope’s economy, as well as securing the energy supply and protecting the environment. A new study “The hydropower sector’s contribution to a sustainable and prosperous Europe” presents new data and facts about the economic importance of hydropower for Europe. An increase of up to 20 % is projected by 2020, and of up to 31 % by 2050.
The 8th RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO conference from November 24 -25, 2016 at the Conference Center Salzburg (Messezentrum Salzburg) aims to further contribute to the continued growth throughout Europe. Regional councilor Dr. Josef Schwaiger is the patron of the event. This conference is and will remain the most innovative hub for all hydropower activities in Europe in 2016. It is the central meeting point for the European hydropower industry. The expansion of INTERHYDRO, which was unanimously approved by the conference advisory council, shows the importance of this conference for hydropower in all of Europe and beyond. Adding Italy as a partner country in 2016 further underlies the internationalization of this innovative conference.
As of August 2016, over 80 exhibitors from eleven European countries have confirmed their presence at the conference. The current list shows the entire range of possibilities with hydropower plants, from turbines and pumps, to pipelines and computing systems, all the way to measurement and control technology and even IT-communications. Engineering companies and construction firms will also provide their knowledge for planning and building hydropower plants.
The trade show part of RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO will consist of eight conferences and seminars this year. For the eighth time, a two-day International Small Hydropower Conference “Innovation and Economic Viability“ will be held, hosted by the two professors Bernhard Pelikan, from Vienna, and Helmut Jaberg, from Graz. The 1st Italian-German-Austria-Hydropower Forum will be part of the conference. Italy ranks 4th in Europe for the most installed hydropower plants and is the partner country in 2016 for RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO. The topics “Virtual power plants, balancing the energy market, and flexbilization“ will be emphasized at the 2nd International Hydropower Conferenceon Thursday. Here it is especially important to provide information and create awareness on the topic of small hydropower plants, as modern small hydropower plants can be very worthwhile in balancing the energy market, and have great economic potential. Two intensive seminars make up the rest on the day on Thursday, offering information on measurement and control technology, as well as hydropower technology, trends and innovations.
The opening ceremony on Thursday will consist of an Open Energy Talk „Politics and Economy in Dialogue: The importance of Hydropower for a sustainable and prosperous Europe.” In essence, the talk is about the role that hydropower can play in the transition to a more economically viable energy policy.
On Friday, the daylong 4th Ecological Hydropower Development conference will focus on implementing water management plans and the implications of the Water Framework Directive. As part of this event, visitors can again take part in an informative excursion to the Power Plant Salzburg-Lehen. Continuously operating the hydropower plant is essential for ensuring economic efficiency. In the second seminar “Inspection, servicing, maintenance, and repair”, examples from the industry will be shown. That will also be the case for the 4th seminar “Piping Systems for Hydropower Plant.” Exhibitors are the decisive stakeholders for all seminars.
The European Hydropower Association Meeting was initiated in 2015 and has already seen some results. It will take place again this year and be further intensified, as hydropower needs to be strongly represented in the European Union in Brussels. “With this trade show, we are well on our way to Hydropower 4.0,” emphasizes Doina Vorosan, Project Manager at Reeco.
The RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO is aimed to reach out to everyone who is active in the hydropower inEurope, including public and elected officials, politicians and economists, colleges and universities. The trade show offers a wealth of information and communication for hydropower plant operators, planers and constructors.
The accompanying program in Salzburg is an exciting cultural attraction in its own right, especially in November. The Christmas Market and the traditional “Krampuslauf” are perfect activities to enjoy after a day at the exhibition.
For further details, visit our homepage www.renexpo-hydro.eu
About RENEXPO® HYDRO:
The European Hydropower Conference and Trade Show RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO will take place from November 24 - 25, 2016 for the 8th time in the Exhibition Center Salzburg.Over 200 industry associations, universities, engineering firms, chambers of commerce, hydropower experts and media representatives are involved in the event. Around 140 exhibitors, 2,500 attendees, and 600 conference participants are expected at the exhibition in 2016.
About the REECO-Group (Hydropower):
The REECO-Group, with headquarters in Reutlingen/Germany, has established itself as one of the largest trade show and conference organizers for hydropower sector in Austria, Germany, Poland, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Since its establishment in 1997, REECO has organized over 100 trade fairs, conference, seminars and workshops for hydropower, attracting nearly 20,000 qualified attendees. Its current event portfolio includes 4 trade shows and 20 conferences in 4 countries.
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a new 30-year operating license for Duke Energy's Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project, which will allow the company to continue operating the Jocassee Pumped Storage Hydro Station, Keowee Hydro Station and associated lakes.
"The project provides clean, renewable hydroelectric power generation, supports regional public drinking water needs and provides high-quality recreational opportunities for the region," said Steve Jester, Duke Energy's vice president of water strategy, hydro licensing and lake services. "This license ensures the availability of these resources for future generations."
The Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project begins with Lake Jocassee in North Carolina and South Carolina. It flows into Lake Keowee then downstream to the Army Corps of Engineers' Lake Hartwell Project.
The Keowee-Toxaway project is made up of two reservoirs with two powerhouses, spans approximately 25 river miles and encompasses approximately 480 miles of shoreline. It provides 868 megawatts of hydropower generation and cooling water for Oconee Nuclear Station, which has the capacity to generate approximately 2,500 megawatts of energy.
The new license takes effect Sept. 1, 2016, and represents a culmination of nearly a decade of collaboration among governmental and community stakeholders.
"Receiving the license allows us to implement operational, environmental and recreational resource enhancements that will result in many benefits to the community and the environment for decades to come," Jester said.
These benefits include improvements to existing public recreational areas on Lake Jocassee and Lake Keowee. The company will also implement a Habitat Enhancement Program in the watershed and conserve approximately 2,900 acres of property adjoining the lakes to preserve and protect ecologically and culturally significant resources.
The project was originally licensed in 1966 for 50 years. Duke Energy filed the application to relicense the project in August 2014.
The license application evaluated the impacts of Duke Energy's operation during the next license term and includes a relicensing agreement signed by Duke Energy and 16 other stakeholder organizations.
It also includes a new operating agreement Duke Energy negotiated with the Army Corps of Engineers and the Southeastern Power Administration to improve operational coordination between Duke Energy's project and Army Corps of Engineers' projects downstream.
Duke Energy will carefully review the terms and conditions of the new license during the 30-day review period and file any items requiring clarification or rehearing with the FERC.
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Duke Energy Carolinas owns nuclear, coal-fired, natural gas, renewables and hydroelectric generation. That diverse fuel mix provides approximately 19,600 megawatts of owned electric capacity to about 2.5 million customers in a 24,000-square-mile service area of North Carolina and South Carolina.
Duke Energy is one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 7.4 million electric customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest, representing a population of approximately 24 million people. Its Commercial Portfolio and International business segments own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets in the United States.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is an S&P 100 Stock Index company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com.
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