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Lawrence Livermore Ramps Up Wind Energy Research
2011-12-15 04:30:03

As the percentage of wind energy contributing to the power grid continues to increase, the variable nature of wind can make it difficult to keep the generation and the load balanced. But recent work by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in conjunction with AWS Truepower, may help this balance through a project that alerts control room operators of wind conditions and energy forecasts so they can make well-informed scheduling decisions. This is especially important during extreme...

2011-11-18 08:00:00

RPM Access LLC announced today the partial commercial operation of its 41 MW Elk Wind Farm near Greeley, Iowa, the purchase of 35 Nordex 2.5 MW turbines and commencement of construction of its 36 MW Hawkeye Wind Farm near West Union, Iowa and its 50 MW Rippey Wind Farm near Grand Junction, Iowa. RPMA anticipates full commercial operation of its Elk Wind Farm before the end of this year and also full commercial operation of its Hawkeye and Rippey Wind Farms by the end of fall, 2012. Central...

2011-07-29 16:13:00

CALGARY, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - CCS Corporation continues to expand into the United States with the acquisition of KT Hot Oil Company (KT) of Watford City, North Dakota. This is the company's second acquisition this month in the attractive Bakken region shale play and third in the United States. Financial details were not disclosed. "KT is a well-respected organization with a long history of providing safe and reliable solutions in the basin," said John Gibson, CCS Corporation...

2011-07-27 16:00:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction of the 443.9-megawatt Rolling Hills wind project in southwest Iowa is progressing on schedule toward a planned year-end completion. Today, officials from MidAmerican Energy Company, Mortenson Construction and Siemens Energy gathered with community leaders and local residents at the site to showcase the project. Attendees celebrated the region's continued focus on bringing renewable energy and economic development to the...

2011-07-22 14:09:00

CALGARY, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - CCS Corporation continues to grow its energy and environmental services in two of the most prominent oil plays in the United States with the acquisition this week of two U.S.-based oilfield service companies. CCS Corporation purchased Venture Oilfield Service Inc. of Tioga, North Dakota and Southwest Disposal Service Inc. of Odessa, Texas. Financial details were not disclosed. These acquisitions position CCS to expand its services in the Bakken and...

2011-06-03 03:08:00

GARCHING, Germany, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ITG Isotope Technologies Garching GmbH (ITG), a specialist in the development and production of innovative radioisotopes, and Sydney-based, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) have agreed on a broad, long-term collaboration on radioisotopes. ANSTO has in-licensed the production technology for ITG's carrier free Lutetium-177 (Lu-177 n.c.a.) and will be the exclusive distribution partner for ITG's products in...

2011-04-05 08:41:00

SOMERVILLE, Mass., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As Poland's wind energy industry accelerates its new project development initiatives to meet European Union mandates and exploit the country's promising wind resources, project developers are being offered expanded access to technology that will help drive the development process. The global renewable energy consulting firm Wind Prospect will be taking delivery of two Second Wind Triton® Sonic Wind Profilers this month to...

2011-03-08 08:00:00

SOMERVILLE, Mass. and CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wind measurement technology developer Second Wind and wind consultancy firm Wind Prospect raised awareness of the Triton Sonic Wind Profiler in a steadily growing wind energy market with a demonstration of remote wind sensing last week in South Africa. The event in Cape Town, South Africa drew wind power developers, researchers, technologists and financiers. Second Wind conducted a live demonstration of Triton's...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'