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California American Water’s Sacramento Customers Reduce Water Usage By 20.9 Percent Since March 2013
2/26/2015 9:03:48 AM
As the State of California moves into the fourth year of a historic drought, California American Water is pleased to report that customers in the Sacramento District reduced water use by 20.9 percent in 2014. California American Water provides water service to approximately 180,000 people in portions of  Rancho Cordova, Roseville, Citrus Heights, Isleton and unincorporated …
New York American Water Announces 2015 Environmental Grant Program
2/20/2015 9:30:09 AM
New York American Water is accepting applications for green project funding through its Environmental Grant Program. Applications must be postmarked by March 13, 2015. The program offers funding of up to $5,000 for qualifying, innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies. Grants are …
SolarCity Launches First-of-its-Kind Solar Service in Reno, Sparks and Carson City, Nevada
2/18/2015 9:54:30 AM
SolarCity® (Nasdaq: SCTY) is launching its solar service in Reno, Nevada , for the first time. The nation’s #1 rooftop solar power provider can make it possible for many homeowners in Reno, Sparks and Carson City to install solar panels with no upfront cost and pay less for solar electricity than they pay for electricity from their utility company. SolarCity can allow area …
Pennsylvania American Water Names New Senior Director Of Operations for Eastern PA
2/18/2015 9:50:50 AM
Pennsylvania American Water announced that Robert Burton has been named senior director of operations for Pennsylvania American Water. Burton is based in Scranton and will oversee all distribution and production for the company’s eastern Pennsylvania operations. Prior to joining Pennsylvania American Water, Burton served as director of military operations for American Water …
SolarCity, NREL and Hawaiian Electric Complete Inverter Study
2/13/2015 10:51:01 AM
SolarCity, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Hawaiian Electric Companies (Hawaiian Electric), has completed testing on the ability of inverters to mitigate transient load rejection overvoltage (LRO) concerns on Hawaiian Electric’s distribution grid. These LRO concerns have been one of the major limiting …
British Gas to acquire connected homes company AlertMe
2/13/2015 8:21:42 AM
British Gas is to acquire AlertMe, a UK-based connected homes company that provides innovative energy management products and services.  The net cost to British Gas will be £44 million, taking into account an existing 21% holding in AlertMe. It is anticipated that the transaction will close by the end of the first quarter of 2015. AlertMe provides the technical platform that …
Elsevier and China Electric Power Press Co-Publish First Book in New Energy Series
2/10/2015 11:53:46 AM
Elsevier , a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of Ultra High Voltage AC/DC Grids by Zhenya Liu, President and CEO of the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC). This is the first book released under the co-publishing agreement between Elsevier and China Electric Power Press (CEPP), …
Duke Energy proposes innovative solar programs for South Carolina
2/10/2015 11:09:56 AM
Duke Energy today proposed several solar power programs to the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSCSC) that will greatly expand options for customers to use renewable energy. The programs must be approved by the commission before they can be offered to the company’s 720,000 Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress customers in the Palmetto State. The …
Start of Commercial Operation and Opening Ceremony of Mega-Solar Power Station in Iwaki City, Fukushima
2/9/2015 10:53:36 AM
Marubeni Corporation’s fully owned subsidiary, Mibugawa Power Company (“Mibugawa”), held an opening ceremony today for a mega-solar power station named Iwaki Solar Power Station which commenced commercial operation from 1 December 2014 in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture. Mibugawa leased idle land in Iwaki City on which it constructed the mega-solar power station that it …
Siemens hands over HelWin1, the second North Sea grid connection to TenneT
Siemens hands over HelWin1, the second North Sea grid connection to TenneT
2/9/2015 10:43:22 AM
Siemens has now handed over HelWin1, the second North Sea grid connection in quick succession, to its client TenneT. The German-Dutch transmission system operator has now also put this grid connection into commercial operation. The offshore platform of the HelWin1 grid connection is located around 85 kilometers off the German coast – northwest of the island of Helgoland, after …
Utility Proposal for Transition From Coal Electricity Is Too Slow
2/6/2015 1:00:22 PM
Washington’s legislature must substantially improve a proposal to transition the state fully off coal-fired electricity and onto renewable energy and energy efficiency. That’s the takeaway message from reactions to a new legislative proposal ( HB 2002 / SB 5874 ) to replace Puget Sound Energy’s dirty coal-fired electricity from its Colstrip power plant in Montana, …
AMETEK Advanced Measurement Technology Introduces ORTEC Renaissance 7 Whole Body Counting Software
2/4/2015 9:08:47 AM
The ORTEC Products Group of AMETEK Advanced Measurement Technology has announced the release of RENAISSANCE 7 software that maximizes the productivity of Health Physics Internal Contamination Monitoring when using high-purity germanium (HPGe) and sodium iodide detection systems. New features in RENAISSANCE 7 include compatibility with 64-bit Windows® 7 / 8.1 Professional …
Orth tapped to guide Black & Veatch Americas water business
2/3/2015 2:31:42 PM
Black & Veatch today announced that Mike Orth has been named Executive Managing Director for the Americas in the company’s water business. He will be based in Kansas City. Orth will guide the company’s growth efforts in supply, storage, treatment, conveyance and asset management, delivering projects for clients through both traditional methods and alternative solutions …
Cascadiant Expands its Agreement with Indonesia’s Technology Angecy BPPT for Green Energy Research and Development
2/2/2015 8:00:00 PM
Green energy solutions company Cascadiant Energy has expanded its Agreement with Badan Pengkajian dan Penerapan Teknologi (BPPT), the Indonesian Agency For the Assessment and Application of Technology. Cascadiant and BPPT have deployed the Agency’s first hydrogen fuel cell.  This fuel cell will serve as the Agency’s platform in expanding its fuel cell research and …
TWI Awarded Contract to Prepare Country-Specific Micro Reports
TWI Awarded Contract to Prepare Country-Specific Micro Reports
1/30/2015 9:24:49 AM
TWI is pleased to announce a recent award to prepare and submit four country-specific micro reports in support of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Industrial Base Extension (IBEX) Program. These micro reports will highlight TWI’s capabilities and experience in specific austere and expeditionary locations. Under the IBEX program, DLA seeks information on commercial assets …
ROSATOM Spearheads Expertise And Knowledge Transfer Within ASEAN Countries To Develop Nuclear Industry
1/28/2015 10:38:36 AM
The Russian Corporation ROSATOM demonstrated their support for nuclear development in Malaysia and the rest of the ASEAN countries at the 6th Nuclear Power Asia Conference (NPA) that took place from January 27 to 28 in Kuala Lumpur. ROSATOM’s participation at NPA 2015 focused on engaging stakeholders and offering support for the ongoing nuclear energy development …
Energy Department Recognizes City of Roanoke, VA for Leadership in Better Buildings Challenge
1/28/2015 10:32:13 AM
As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the Energy Department today recognized the city of Roanoke, Virginia for its leadership. Through the Better Buildings Challenge, Roanoke has committed to 20 percent savings by 2020 across more than 25 buildings, covering one million square feet. Roanoke has already achieved 16 percent …
Why Supporting Renewable Energy in Australia Will Save Both Money and the Environment: Geelong Solar Power Company Reveals
1/27/2015 7:38:38 PM
VICTORIA, Australia January 2015 – When Tony Abbot took his seat as Australian Prime Minister in September 2013, the Liberal Party took a conscious step away from prioritising climate change on the political agenda and backing the Renewable Energy Target scheme ( RET scheme ). Since then, it has become increasingly clear that the coalition is hesitant to support …

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