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2012-12-05 08:21:48

TEL AVIV, Israel, December 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SDE [http://www.sde-energy.com ] builds and constructs sea [http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aKRLEjQKctY ] wave power plants [http://mendocoastcurrent.wordpress.com/2008/07/26/more-on-israeli-company-building-wave-energy-plants-in-china ] , lately shipped a second sea wave power plant to China, according to an agreement of $0.8Mil. Recently a new agreement of $1.2Mil was signed under which SDE will...

2012-12-03 12:22:23

HOUSTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, POWER magazine selects the most noteworthy renewable power plants worldwide to be designated Top Plants. Winning plants are profiled in the December issue, and awards are presented at a banquet the following May at the ELECTRIC POWER Conference & Exhibition. This year's award-winning renewable Top Plants are: Alamosa Solar Project, San Luis Valley, Colorado. Currently the largest concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) installation in...

2012-11-20 12:23:48

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cummins Power Generation and its distributors and dealers in the Northeast are uniting to contribute coordinated relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. In addition to permanently installed standby power systems at many hospitals, office buildings and homes, some 415 rental generators have been deployed to provide temporary emergency power. "Our products are contributing in two ways, both in supporting the immediate, primary needs of people...

2012-11-20 04:20:16

BERWICK, Pa., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant disconnected Monday (11/19) from the regional power grid shortly after returning to service because of a hydraulic oil leak on a system that controls the flow of steam into the turbine. Operators are manually shutting down the reactor and plant systems are responding as designed. Susquehanna employees are investigating the cause of the oil leak. "Shutting down the reactor is the safest course of...

2012-11-20 00:21:46

BERWICK, Pa., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., resumed generating electricity for the regional power grid safely and reliably on Monday (11/19) after completing a turbine blade inspection and repairing a computer system that malfunctioned on Nov. 9, causing operators to shut down the reactor. The previously announced turbine inspection revealed signs of cracking on a small number of blades. Those blades have...

2012-11-19 16:24:27

WATERTOWN, Mass., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Doble Engineering Company and Electrical Builders, Inc. (EBI(TM)) are pleased to announce a new alliance to provide customers with complete on-line and off-line solutions for isolated phase bus diagnostics and maintenance. EBI is a leader in bus duct maintenance, off-line inspection, repairs, retrofits and new construction. Doble is a leader in diagnostic solutions and consulting services for the energy sector. Through their new agreement, EBI...

2012-11-07 20:22:46

BERWICK, Pa., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., resumed generating electricity for the regional power grid safely and reliably on Wednesday (11/7) after completing a turbine blade inspection. The inspection found signs of cracking on a small number of turbine blades, confirming data from diagnostic equipment installed in the spring of 2012. Those blades were replaced. "The inspection was another step in what has...

2012-11-02 15:21:13

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power today asked its Virginia regulator to approve construction of a 1,358-megawatt combined cycle, natural gas-fired power station that would serve growing customer demand and replace electricity from aging coal-fired power stations that are being retired for economic and environmental reasons. If approved by the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC), the $1.3 billion power station would be built in Brunswick County on a...

2012-11-01 07:22:52

HOUSTON, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Generation Operating Company has awarded Wood Group GTS a contract to upgrade a Speedtronic Mark V control system fitted to an early model GE LM6000. Included within the agreement is a turbine controls upgrade, new voltage regulation system, all-electric fuel metering valves and vibration monitoring system. Under this turnkey contract, Wood Group GTS is responsible for design, site installation, testing and commissioning of the new system. The...

2012-10-31 15:23:06

Importance of Reliable Emergency Power Is Especially Vital For Hospitals, Emergency Response Centers and Other Critical Facilities WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As communities throughout the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic continue to deal with the devastating winds and flooding from Hurricane Sandy, diesel-powered emergency backup generators are working to provide power to hospitals, nuclear power plants, emergency response centers, and other critical facilities....