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2011-06-06 11:13:00

High-Voltage Substation Replacement Makes Closure Necessary HARRISBURG, Pa., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The North Seventh Street Bypass in downtown Harrisburg will close for 18 months beginning June 13 while the 40-year-old electrical substation powering the state Capitol Complex is replaced. Department of General Services Secretary Sheri Phillips cited safety concerns and site logistical challenges when announcing the closure. "This is a high-voltage electrical worksite, so...

2010-09-01 08:18:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For electric service, substations are the hubs of power delivery, and PPL Electric Utilities is working on 10 new electric distribution substations in the next two years to improve reliability for thousands of customers in eastern and central Pennsylvania. Building 10 substations in only two years is one example of the company's increasing investment in its energy delivery infrastructure to improve reliability, strengthen aging...

2009-08-06 11:36:00

PEORIA, Ill., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ameren Illinois Utilities (AmerenCIPS, AmerenCILCO, AmerenIP) today announced they have applied for $45 million in matching grants from the $787-billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (stimulus program) to help fund Smart Grid projects that will improve overall electric service reliability. "If our request is approved, our customers will benefit from advanced smart grid technologies that will improve service reliability, help our...

2009-07-28 10:05:00

EXTON, Pa., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, today announced the release of Bentley Substation V8i, the first intra-operable software product for intelligent electrical and physical substation design. This highly productive software speeds project delivery and reduces costs by providing: Intelligent substation information models that allow...

2009-05-06 10:09:00

Barionet devices allow operators to remotely monitor operations and security threats ZURICH, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Barix AG, a pioneer in IP-based audio, intercom, control, and monitoring, today announced the installation of more than 1,000 Barix Barionet IP control devices to monitor power cabinets and substations throughout Singapore. Barix Barionet IP control products are network-enabled, remotely accessible devices ideal for automation and monitoring applications in buildings,...

2009-03-31 05:00:00

HOUSTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Powell Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: POWL), a leading manufacturer of equipment and systems for the control, distribution and management of electrical and other dynamic processes, today announced that it has received a $46 million contract to supply the packaged electrical power systems to distribute and control the power needs for Phase One of the Dulles Metrorail Project Silver Line extension. Federal funding for Phase One of the project was...

2008-12-29 07:00:00

GOLDSBORO, N.C., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Jet Edge, Inc., is pleased to announce that Reuel Inc. of Goldsboro, N.C., has installed Jet Edge's latest ultra-high pressure waterjet cutting system, the Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry. With its new waterjet system, Reuel is now capable of cutting complex parts from virtually any material with water that has been pressurized to 60,000 psi. and mixed with an abrasive. Reuel is an internationally-leading manufacturer of insulating components for the...

2008-09-22 15:00:47

GE Digital Energy showcased its new Multilin HardFiber System at the 2008 CIGRE Conference in Paris, France, August 25 - 29, 2008. The HardFiber System, which eliminates the need for thousands of copper wires in a substation and replaces them with a few fiber optic cables, can save utilities up to 50% of their current installation and maintenance costs while at the same time increasing worker safety and power system reliability. A breakthrough in the installation and ownership of protection...

2008-09-08 15:00:59

Puget Sound Energy (utility subsidiary of Puget Energy (NYSE:PSD)) is investing approximately $421 million in service-area infrastructure improvements in 2008, of which about $247 million is earmarked for capacity and reliability upgrades, and about $174 million is allocated to meet growing customer needs. "It takes a lot of planning and coordination to do this amount of work in a year," said Bert Valdman, executive vice president and chief operating officer for PSE. "We are proud of the...

2008-08-12 09:01:29

Engineering services provider KBR has announced that a division of its services business unit, the BE&K Building Group, has been awarded a $64 million contract by Efacec Power Transformers, an affiliate of the Portugal-based Efacec Group, for the construction of a power transformer manufacturing facility at the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's industrial park in Rincon, Georgia. Under the contract, BE&K will design and construct the new manufacturing facility that will...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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