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Kentucky American Water to Begin Water Main Flushing in Early December in Millersburg
11/21/2014 2:55:48 PM
Kentucky American Water crews will conduct a “flushing” of the Millersburg water distribution system beginning the week of Dec. 1.The flushing activity involves opening fire hydrants in the system in a strategic manner in order to increase the rate of water flow through the water mains. The water moves quickly through the mains and then out of the hydrants. This increased rate …
Siemens Receives Power Island Order with H-class Turbine Technology in Ohio, U.S.A.
11/21/2014 12:32:08 PM
Siemens has received an order from Black & Veatch for Power Island equipment to be utilized at the newly developed Oregon Clean Energy Center (OCEC) in Oregon, northwest Ohio. OCEC will be the site of an 869 megawatt H-class combined-cycle power plant (CCPP). Siemens will engineer and deliver the thermodynamic cycle design and Power Island configuration as well as perform …
Black & Veatch Named EPC Contractor for High-Efficiency Combined Cycle Power Project
11/21/2014 9:41:32 AM
Black & Veatch has been selected as prime contractor for the engineering, procurement, construction and startup of the Oregon Clean Energy Center (OCEC) in Oregon, Ohio. The natural gas combined cycle power plant is being developed by North America Project Development, LLC (NAPD) with equity financing from Energy Investors Funds and I Squared Capital. The 869 megawatt …
FERC Approves Merger of Exelon and PHI Holdings Inc.
11/21/2014 9:30:41 AM
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) yesterday approved the proposed merger of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) and Pepco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POM). The companies announced their proposed merger on April 30. The combination of the companies will bring together Exelon’s three electric and gas utilities – BGE, ComEd and PECO – and Pepco Holdings’ (PHI’s) three electric …
The Water Environment Research Foundation Begins New Studies on Trace Organic Compounds and Pathogens
11/20/2014 10:08:44 AM
The Water Environment Research Foundation has awarded the University of Cincinnati, Southern Nevada Water Authority, and Iowa State University with contracts to support further research on trace organic compounds (TOrC) and pathogens. These projects will advance our knowledge of the fate, transport, and detection of TOrC (i.e., personal care products and pharmaceuticals) and …
Fall is the Best Time to Winterize Homes
11/18/2014 4:29:02 PM
With an early cold snap gripping the state, Indiana American Water is urging customers to secure homes and businesses against freezing pipes to avoid costlyrepairs. Indiana American Water President Alan DeBoy stresses that it’s important to make preparations to prevent water damage from frozen and burst pipes before temperatures plunge. “Although the winter season can pose …
Morgan Stanley Installs Bloom Energy Fuel Cells at Purchase, NY Facility
11/17/2014 11:27:48 AM
At a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, Morgan Stanley unveiled a new fuel cell system manufactured by Bloom Energy.  The system, which was installed at the firm’s headquarters facility at 2000 Westchester Avenue in Purchase, NY, is now operational and supplying energy to the building.  The fuel cell system, along with a solar panel field completed earlier this year, are the …
Bechtel to Design and Build a Combined-Cycle Power Plant in Virginia
11/17/2014 9:26:28 AM
Bechtel announced today that the company is part of a consortium awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction contract to build a natural gas-fueled, combined-cycle power plant in Loudoun County, Virginia. The Stonewall Energy Project, a 778-megawatt facility with advanced emissions-control technology, will be one of the cleanest and most efficient plants in the …
Proposed Kinder Morgan Merger; Investors Contemplating Taxes
11/16/2014 1:16:36 PM
As a result of the proposed consolidation of various entities related to Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI), more and more investors are interested in tax planning related to a firm’s sale.  Whenever there is an unanticipated merger, interest usually increases in tax planning to avoid the large tax bill experienced by shareholders.    The proposed Kinder Morgan transaction has caught …
Pennsylvania American Water Issues Voluntary Conservation Notice for Customers in Nazareth Area
11/13/2014 2:23:40 PM
Due to below-normal rainfall over the past several months, Pennsylvania American Water is asking customers in its Nazareth service area to voluntarily reduce water usage in accordance with the company’s drought contingency plan. “Water levels have been decreasing gradually over the last few months,” said Don Kessler, manager of Field Operations, Pennsylvania American Water. …
TWI and Safar Attend ADIPEC 2014
TWI and Safar Attend ADIPEC 2014
11/13/2014 9:47:16 AM
TWI and Safar Oilfield Services recently attended the 2014 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC). Held 10-13 November in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the annual event provides a premier opportunity for key market leaders and organizations to meet, exhibit new products and solutions, and network. This year’s event attracted more than 600 speakers from 111 …
Residential Solar Energy Storage Market to Grow by Factor of 10 from 2014 to 2018
11/12/2014 10:41:38 AM
The global market for grid-connected residential photovoltaic (PV) solar installations coupled with energy storage is predicted to grow tenfold to reach more than 900 megawatts (MW) in 2018, up from just 90 MW in 2014, according to new analysis from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). This expanding opportunity for PV companies and battery manufacturers largely will be driven by the …
GenesisSolutions - Upgrading IBM Maximo Asset Management (7.5, 7.6) – A CMMS Best Practice Overview - Webinar
GenesisSolutions - Upgrading IBM Maximo Asset Management (7.5, 7.6) – A CMMS Best Practice Overview - Webinar
11/12/2014 9:00:00 AM
GenesisSolutions is hosting a webinar to discuss the upgrade process for IBM Maximo Asset Management (7.5, 7.6) While 7.5 is a long established platform, version 7.6 has a December 2014 target release date. This event is part of our CMMS Best Practice webinar series. To register for this event,  please click here . Webinar Overview IBM Maximo Asset Management is a …
Fortum to sell its shareholding in Estonian natural gas transmission company AS Võrguteenus Valdus
11/11/2014 9:12:59 AM
Fortum has agreed to sell its 51.4%-shareholding in the associated company AS Võrguteenus Valdus to the Estonian electricity transmission system operator Elering AS. AS Võrguteenus Valdus is the owner of the Estonian gas transmission grid company AS EG Võrguteenus, which is the only gas transmission system operator in the country. The transaction is subject to …
"Water" Rises in Anger in Thought Provoking Awareness Campaign from Conservation International
11/10/2014 12:42:52 PM
Today, Conservation International (CI) spotlighted the sixth film in its provocative environmental awareness campaign called Nature Is Speaking .  Voiced by Actress Penélope Cruz, "Water" comes to life in dramatic fashion, asking humans if they are prepared to live in a world where there is not enough water to go around.    "Will they wage wars over me – like they do …
The city of Leipzig wins first prize in the city.people.light awards 2014
The city of Leipzig wins first prize in the city.people.light awards 2014
11/10/2014 10:39:02 AM
The city of Leipzig in Germany has been awarded the first prize for its urban regeneration of Richard-Wagner-Platz in the 12th annual city.people.light awards ceremony on 7 November 2014 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Organized by Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, and the Lighting Urban Community International Association (LUCI), this annual award recognizes urban …
1000 Years of Arabic Optics to be a Focus of the International Year of Light in 2015
1000 Years of Arabic Optics to be a Focus of the International Year of Light in 2015
11/7/2014 11:57:29 AM
The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015) will be launched in 2015. Aimed at raising global awareness of how light-based technologies can provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health, this UNESCO-led initiative will also be an opportunity to celebrate the work of the 10th century scientist Ibn Al-Haytham. Ibn …
The United company JSC «NIAEP» - JSC ASE shared its expertise in engineering at the Congress and Exhibition «Ingeniería 2014» in Buenos Aires
11/7/2014 11:51:21 AM
The International Congress and Exhibition «Ingenieria-2014» devoted to the development of countries engineering technology in Latin America and the Caribbean, is being held in Buenos Aires (Argentina) between November 4 and 6. It gathers the leading world companies and corporations to demonstrate their achievements.  Representatives of NIAEP – ASE told about their …
Exelon Hosts Innovation Expo Focused on the "Internet of Things"
11/7/2014 11:31:24 AM
Emerging technologies from drone  robotics to smart home devices were on display Tuesday at Exelon Corporation’s third Innovation Expo, an event aimed at bringing employees and outside experts together to explore how to apply creative solutions to complicated business challenges. Building on the last expo’s theme of “data driven decisions,” the event focused on the “Internet …
Eiffage-led consortium including Schneider Electric and Krinner wins a contract for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of Europe’s largest photovoltaic power project, worth €285 million
11/6/2014 11:44:45 AM
A consortium comprising Eiffage, acting through its Clemessy subsidiary (consortium leader), Schneider Electric and Krinner has been awarded a contract for the construction of a solar farm and an extra-high voltage substation – representing the largest photovoltaic power project in Europe – in Cestas, near Bordeaux, France. The consortium will also be responsible for the …