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DHAKA, BANGLADESH, March 18, 2019: Adhering to their commitment to provide reliable and affordable electricity in Bangladesh, Summit and GE Power (NYSE: GE) announced they will proceed with the co-development of Summit Meghnaghat II, a 583 MW combined cycle gas power plant at Meghnaghat, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. The announcement follows the signing of a 22-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between Summit Meghnaghat II Power Company Limited (SMIIPCL), a subsidiary of Summit Group, and the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB). SMIIPCL also signed several other agreements, with the Government of Bangladesh, Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB), Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) and Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited. The power plant is expected to be operational by 2022 and will generate the equivalent electricity needed to supply up to 700,000 homes in Bangladesh.

Summit and GE Power signed the equipment and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) scope of the project in 2017, while the services agreement was signed in 2018. Together, the two agreements are worth approximately $390 million.

“The phenomenal growth of Bangladesh in the last decade has established Bangladesh as a role model. Summit is proud to have played a role in it. With today’s 583 MW project, Summit embarks upon investing four billion dollars in the next five years to help eradicate poverty, create employment and support Bangladesh to achieve SDGs.” said Muhammed Aziz Khan, Founder Chairman of Summit Group.

GE Power will be providing the turnkey solution for the Summit Meghnaghat II power project, and is responsible for the design of the facility, supply and installation of the equipment and commissioning works. The equipment being provided by GE includes one 9HA.01 gas turbine, one heat recovery steam generator (HRSG), one steam turbine generator, condenser and associated systems, as well as balance of plant (BOP) solutions. Additionally, GE will provide services including the maintenance and repairs of the power generation equipment at the facility for a period of 20 years, helping to sustain the efficiency, reliability, performance and availability of the plant. It will also result in a higher plant load factor (PLF) of the facility over the years, ensuring the lower cost of generation of electricity.

“Bangladesh’s power sector is undergoing a transformational shift as the Government takes conducive policy decisions and actions to meet the targeted 40 GW of installed power capacity by 2030,” said Deepesh Nanda, CEO, Gas Power Systems, GE South Asia. “GE’s long-term association with Summit is a testimony to our efforts to support this transformation by introducing advanced, innovative solutions into Bangladesh’s energy ecosystem. This will contribute towards providing uninterrupted access to electricity to all, benefiting households, businesses and industries across the country.” he added.  

Summit is amongst the largest independent power producers (IPP) in Bangladesh, generating close to 2 gigawatts (GW) for the national grid. The company’s relationship with GE dates back more than a decade, with GE’s 9E and 9F gas turbines currently powering Summit’s 335 MW Meghnaghat I and 341 MW Bibiyana II combined cycle power plants, respectively. Summit is committed to bringing advanced technology to Bangladesh’s power sector and has chosen GE’s HA fleet to equip its upcoming power plants in the country.

GE’s HA technology has now helped to deliver two world records - one for powering the world’s most efficient combined cycle power plant, based on achieving 63.08 percent gross efficiency at Chubu Electric Nishi-Nagoya Power Plant Block-1 in Japan and another for helping EDF’s Bouchain Power Plant achieve 62.22 percent net combined cycle efficiency in France. As such, it is recognized for record-setting efficiency in both the 60 hertz and 50 hertz segments of the global power market. Moreover, the turbines deliver industry-leading operational flexibility, contributing to increased dispatch and ancillary revenue, and exceptionally low life-cycle costs per megawatt.

Today, GE Power’s HA gas turbine technology has achieved more than 270,000 operating hours across more than 30 units in operation, with 86 orders of the technology from more than 35 customers in 16 countries globally.

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About Summit

Summit is the largest independent power producer (IPP), generating around 2 gigawatts (GW) for the national grid and is also the largest infrastructure conglomerate in Bangladesh. Summit is also implementing a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) off the coast of Moheshkhali, Cox’s Bazar with storage capacity of 138,000 m³ and regasification capacity of 500 mmcfd. This is expected to be commissioned by mid-April 2019, ahead of contracted schedule. In addition to this Summit, Mitsubishi and GE have planned to invest USD 3 Billion in Bangladesh for the proposed gas-to-power project including four units of 600 MW combined cycle power plants (total generating capacity of 2,400 MW) powered by GE’s flagship 9HA gas turbines, two units of on-shore LNG terminal with total of 380,000 m³ capacity at Matarbari, Moheshkhali.

For more information please visit www.summitpowerinternational.com, and follow Summit on Twitter  and on LinkedIn.

Contacts:

Mohsena Hassan

Summit Corporation Limited

+88 01713081905

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About GE Power

GE Power is a world energy leader providing equipment, solutions and services across the energy value chain from generation to consumption. Operating in more than 180 countries, our technology produces a third of the world’s electricity, equips 90 percent of power transmission utilities worldwide, and our software manages more than forty percent of the world’s energy. Through relentless innovation and continuous partnership with our customers, we are developing the energy technologies of the future and improving the power networks we depend on today. For more information please visit www.ge.com/power, and follow GE Power on Twitter  and on LinkedIn.

Contacts:

Tarun Nagrani

GE South Asia

+91 124 4906760

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A second structural impediment to fully realizing DER benefits is the current grid planning approach, which biases grid design toward traditional infrastructure rather than distributed alternatives, even if distributed solutions better meet grid needs. Outdated planning approaches rely on static assumptions about DER capabilities and focus primarily on mitigating potential DER integration challenges, rather than proactively harnessing these flexible assets.

Section II demonstrated how California could realize an additional $1.4 billion per year by 2020 in net benefits from the deployment of new DERs during the 2016-2020 timeframe. This state-wide methodology was then applied to the planned distribution capacity projects for California’s most recent GRC request, showing how the deployment of DERs in lieu of planned distribution capacity expansion projects in PG&E’s next rate case could save customers over $100 million. 

Motivated by the challenge faced in designing a grid appropriate to the 21st century, this report first focuses on determining the quantifiable net economic benefits that DERs can offer to society. The approach taken builds on existing avoided cost methodologies – which have already been applied to DERs by industry leaders – while introducing updated methods to hardto-quantify DER benefit categories that are excluded from traditional analyses. While the final net benefit calculation derived in this report is specific to California, the overall methodological advancements developed here are applicable across the U.S. Moreover, the ultimate conclusion from this analysis – that DERs offer a better alternative to many traditional infrastructure solutions in advancing the 21st century grid – should also hold true across the U.S., although the exact net benefits of DERs will vary across regions.

Designing the electric grid for the 21st century is one of today’s most important and exciting societal challenges. Regulators, legislators, utilities, and private industry are evaluating ways to both modernize the aging grid and decarbonize our electricity supply, while also enabling customer choice, increasing resiliency and reliability, and improving public safety, all at an affordable cost.

The share of renewables in overall power generation is rapidly increasing, both in developed and developing countries. Furthermore, many countries have ambitious targets to transform their power sector towards renewables. To achieve these objectives, the structure and operation of existing power grid infrastructures will need to be revisited as the share of renewable power generation increases.

Renewable energy technologies can be divided into two categories: dispatchable (i.e. biomass, concentrated solar power with storage, geothermal power and hydro) and non-dispatchable, also known as Variable Renewable Energy or VRE (i.e. ocean power, solar photovoltaics and wind). VRE has four characteristics that require specific measures to integrate these technologies into current power systems: 1) variability due to the temporal availability of resources; 2) uncertainty due to unexpected changes in resource availability; 3) location-specific properties due to the geographical availability of resources; and 4) low marginal costs since the resources are freely available.

A transition towards high shares of VRE requires a re-thinking of the design, operation and planning of future power systems from a technical and economic point of view. In such a system, supply and demand will be matched in a much more concerted and flexible way. From a technical perspective, VRE generation can be ideally combined with smart grid technologies, energy storage and more flexible generation technologies. From an economic perspective, the regulatory framework will need to be adjusted to account for the cost structure of VRE integration, to allow for new services and revenue channels, and to support new business models.

There are several technological options that can help to integrate VRE into the power system grid: system-friendly VREs, flexible generation, grid extension, smart grid technologies, and storage technologies. New advances in wind and solar PV technologies allow them to be used over a wider range of conditions and provide ancillary services like frequency and voltage control. Flexible generation requires changes in the energy mix to optimise production from both dispatchable and non-dispatchable resources. Smart grid technologies can act as an enabler for VRE integration, given their ability to reduce the variability in the system by allowing the integration of renewables into diverse electricity resources, including load control (e.g. Demand Side Management (DSM), Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), and enhancing the grid operation and therefore helping to efficiently manage the system’s variability by implementing advanced technologies (e.g. smart inverters, Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) and Fault Ride Through (FRT) capabilities).

Energy storage technologies can alleviate short-term variability (up to 2 Renewable Energy Integration in Power Grids | Technology Brief several hours), or longer-term variability through pumped-storage hydroelectricity, thermal energy storage or the conversion of electricity into hydrogen or gas.

Two immediate applications for deploying innovative technologies and operation modes for VRE integration are mini-grids and island systems. The high costs for power generation in these markets make VREs and grid integration technologies economically attractive since they can simultaneously improve the reliability, efficiency and performance of these power systems. This is, for example, the case of the Smart Grid demonstration project in Jeju Island, South Korea.

Furthermore, the right assessment and understanding of VRE integration costs are relevant for policy making and system planning. Any economic analysis of the transition towards renewables-based power systems should, therefore, consider all different cost components for VRE grid integration, such as grid costs (e.g. expansion and upgrading), capacity costs and balancing costs. Integration costs are due not only to the specific characteristics of VRE technologies but also to the power system and its adaptability to greater variability. Therefore, these costs should be carefully interpreted and not entirely attributed to VRE, especially when the system is not flexible enough to deal with variability (i.e. in the short-term).

Moreover, RE integration delivers broader benefits beyond purely economic ones, such as social and environmental benefits. Even though not straightforward, these externalities should be considered and quantified in order to integrate them into the decision-making process and maximise socio-economic benefits.

Due to the rapid technological progress and multiple grid integration options available, policy makers should build a framework for RE grid integration based on the current characteristic of the system, developing technological opportunities and long-term impacts and targets. In particular, policy makers should adopt a long-term vision for their transition towards renewables and set regulatory frameworks and market designs to foster both RE development and management of greater system variability. Such regulatory frameworks could include new markets for ancillary services and price signals for RE power generators that incentivise the reduction of integration costs.

Source: IEA-ETSAP and IRENA

The Power Ministry and the CEA are working on greener options. The new guidelines will be issued shortly.

The company's transmission and distribution (T&D) business has secured projects of Rs 771 crore primarily in international markets.

Renewable energy firms are continuing with aggressive bids for solar projects as there is more comfort on availability of land and transmission now, in the state.

Dhoot Transmission has no immediate plans for further acquisitions but is open for any new opportunities.

The share purchase agreement for this acquisition was signed in November 2018.a company statement said.

The positive response to the tender has come largely on account of the government actively trying to address land and transmission issues.

TORONTO, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc. (the "Company" or "CellCube") (CSE: CUBE) (OTCQB: CECBF) (Frankfurt: 01X) (WKN: A2JMGP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Stefan Schauss as the CEO of CellCube Energy Storage. Mike Neylan will continue his leadership of the company in the role of President of CellCube and have overall responsibility for the capital markets activities and corporate matters.

"Stefan is a recognised world leader in the energy storage and energy technology sectors with extensive experience in product development, business development and financial management," stated Mr. Neylan. "As CellCube continues the global roll-out of its proprietary energy storage systems, Stefan's experience with more than 100 energy storage projects on all continents will be invaluable."

Stefan worked in the energy storage and renewable energy sector including 11 years of experience in management roles at Gildemeister Energy Storage, GmbH in Vienna, Austria and Greensmith Energy Management Systems Inc. in the US. Prior to working in the energy industry, Stefan worked in the semiconductors industry with 10 years experience in Silicon Valley blue chip and start up companies. Stefan holds a graduate degree in Physics MSc. from The Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz.

Fluent in several languages, he is globally known in the field of energy storage and has multiple speaking engagements at major industry events several times a year. He also serves on the board of directors of Wealth Minerals Ltd and New Energy Metals.

Since April 2018, as President and CEO of the CellCube subsidiary, Enerox GmbH, Stefan has been instrumental in the transformation of CellCube's recently acquired subsidiaries into a growth company.

Stefan reports, "We are witnessing a massive shift in investment globally to curb pollution and global warming. This has supported the rise of solar and wind as the preferred choice for new power generation on a massive scale. But we are still at the beginning of this transition and energy storage will undoubtedly drive renewables from intermittent supply into baseload capable supply. Global electrification to replace carbon produced energy is getting ready to take center stage all around the world. In the next decade every major car manufacturer will use electric mobility and that is just the tip of the iceberg. The largest sector of this evolution is beginning for power grid markets. Mainstream storage of renewable energy such as wind and solar will transform the next deployment wave so that it can become efficient, low cost and an optimal sustainable generation for the power grids. As the worldwide electricity decarbonizes the supply chain we see today transitioning to energy storage to mitigate short duration fluctuations and transforming to a long duration energy storage market unfolding before our eyes."

Corporate Update and Guidance:

The year 2018 was dominated by the acquisitions and consolidation of all the subsidiaries and building foundational sales relationships that have led to initial sales with large utility and industrial companies. As the Company advances forward into 2019, it will be continuing to expand corporately, with additions to the sales teams, and preparation for an already very busy year.

"We are experiencing a significant demand for the CellCube product line "The Company has one of the world's most advanced technologies and now with a new generation energy storage system, the Company will be uniquely positioned to benefit." states Mike Neylan, President. 

The Company would like to share the significant progress that has been made in the last year:

CellCube's design and manufacturing subsidiary, Enerox GmbH, is located in Wiener Neudorf, Austria, in a 36000 square foot facility, and is responsible for the delivery and sale of energy storage systems based on vanadium redox flow battery technology.

Sales update:

New operational activities in 2018 include 6 projects which were contracted this past year and have added approximately 3MWh to The Company's sales. Deployments are located in Germany, France, Czech Republic, and Sweden:

  • Company shipped the first energy storage system to the German municipal utility, Gelsenwasser for their EnerPrax project (press July 9,18).
  • Enerox was awarded a project from a large French utility for collocation with a large solar plant in the South of France (press January 7,2019).
  • E.ON, Innovates selected CellCube to supply energy storage for the village of 150 households in Simris, Sweden. E.ON is one of the  world's largest investor-owned electric utility service corporation (37.8 Billion in Revenue in 2017) with global influence in renewable energy. (press release September 27, 2018).
  • The sale of another two modular energy storage systems to Germany and the Czech Republic. (press release January 22, 19)

CellCube is now focusing on larger scale opportunities from 2-100MW and major development pipelines with an observed average size of 15MW with 4-8 hours storage capacity (equates to average 65-70MWh sizes).

Other important milestones announced include:

  • A strategic partnership with Immersa Ltd. to deliver 20MW-80MWh of multiple large energy storage systems with a short time to contract. (press February 27,19 and January 31,19).
  • A partnership agreement for strategic development of several projects in the US aggregating to approximately 100 MW in size (press March 13,19).
  • Bidding on projects in the Middle East and North Africa

Supply side update:

  • The Company is actively engaged in preparation of their suppliers for larger production scale driven by strong demand.
  • The Company is engaging in several strategic negotiations for multi-year, high volume vanadium chemistries

About CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc.

CellCube is a Canadian public company listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (symbol CUBE), the OTCBB (symbol CECBF), and the Frankfurt Exchange (Symbol 01X, WKN A2JMGP) focused on the fast-growing energy storage industry which is driven by the large increase in demand for renewable energy.

CellCube supplies vertically integrated energy storage systems to the power industry.  Enerox GmbH is the developer and manufacturer of CellCube energy storage systems. CellCube's other subsidiaries are EnerCube Switchgear Systems and Power Haz Energy Mobile Solutions Inc. The Company has also invested in an online renewable energy financing platform, Braggawatt Energy Inc.

CellCube develops, manufactures, and markets energy storage systems on the basis of vanadium redox flow technology and has over 136 project installations and a 10 year operational track record. Its highly integrated energy storage system solutions features 99% residual energy capacity after 11,000 cycles (cycling daily for 28 years) and larger scale containerized modules. Basic building blocks consist of a CellCube unit family with 4, 6 and 8 hours variation in energy capacity. Navigant forecasts the long duration storage market to size at a 92bln USD opportunity.

On behalf of CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc., 

Stefan Schauss, CEO

This news release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts which address events, results, outcomes or developments that the Company expects to occur; they are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "aims", "potential", "goal", "objective", "prospective", and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "can", "could" or "should" occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made and they involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Certain material assumptions regarding such forward-looking statements are discussed in this news release and the Company's annual and quarterly management's discussion and analysis filed at www.sedar.com. Except as required by the securities disclosure laws and regulations applicable to the Company, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements if management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change. 

Neither the CSE nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the CSE) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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NEW YORK, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- This comprehensive market research and strategic analysis study of the US commercial lawn mower market offers investment opportunities, market size, and trend forecast during the period 2019?2024. The US commercial lawn mower market is expected to reach revenues of more than $4billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of over4% during 2018-2024. The market research report also offers market size analysis in terms of unit volumes during the forecast period

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Information offered in the US commercial lawn mower market report include:
• Overview and market dynamics of the landscaping industry
• Dawn of the robotic lawn mowers – Understanding the design and working systems
• Macroeconomic factors enabling market growth – Impact of economic development
• Top trends, opportunity assessment, drivers, and restraints
• Garden equipment market overview – Market size and forecast | 2018?2024
• US commercial lawn mower market - Historical data | 2016?2017
• Market segmentation ? Detailed analysis of market segmentation that includes product type, end-user type, fuel type, mower blade type, start type, and drive type
• Competitive landscape – It provides information about leading seven key vendors and 48 other prominent players.

Key Highlights of the US Commercial Mower Market:
1. The leading vendors are investing in the development of advanced models to sustain the intense competition in the US commercial lawn mower market.
2. The growing affinity for green spaces and a large community of landscapers will boost the demand for commercial and robotic lawn mowers in the US market.
3. The rising number of M&As will initiate competition in terms of reliability, technology, and price in the US commercial lawn mower market.
4. Bosch plans to launch Indego S+ in 2019, which has the ability to stay connected with a virtual assistant such as Alexa in the market.
5. Amazon.com, eBay, RobotShop, MowDirect, and other regional players will contribute to the growth and revenues in the US commercial lawn mower market.
6. Atlanta Beltline is a sustainable redevelopment project with a planned loop of 2,000 acres of parks and about 33 miles of multi-use trail; expected to be completed by 2030 will boost sales of commercial mowers in the market.

US Commercial Lawn Mower Market – Segmentation Analysis

Market Size & Forecast by Product Type | 2019-2024
• Revenue
• Unit Volume
Product Type
• Walk-behind Mowers
• Self-propelled
• Push Mower (excl. Reel)
• Hover Mowers
• Ride-on Mowers
• Standard Ride-on
• Zero Turn
• Lawn Tractor
• Garden Tractor
• Robotic Mowers

Market Size & Forecast by Fuel Type | 2019-2024
• Revenue
• Unit Volume
Fuel Type
• Gas-powered
• Electric-powered
• Corded & Cordless
• Battery-powered
• Propane-powered

Market Size & Forecast by End-user Type| 2019-2024
• Revenue
• Unit Volume
End-user Type
• Professional Landscaping Services
• Golf Courses
• Government & Others

Market Size & Forecast by Mower Blade | 2019-2024
• Revenue
• Unit Volume
Mower Blades
• Cylinder Blades
• Deck/Standard Blades
• Mulching Blades
• Lifting Blades

Market Size & Forecast by Drive Type | 2019-2024
• Revenue
• Unit Volume
Drive Type
• AWD (All-wheel Drive)
• FWD (Front-wheel Drive)
• RWD (Rear-wheel Drive)

Market Size & Forecast by Start Type | 2019-2024
• Revenue
• Unit Volume
Start Type
• Keyed Start
• Push Start
• Recoil Start (Pull/Manual/Rewind Start)

US Commercial Lawn Mower Market – Overview

The emergent trend towards better manageability, better information security, lower maintenance cost, and overall benefits are contributing to the growth of the US commercial lawn mower market. Systems that can easily be managed internally with the help of existing IT resources and within the existing IT security policies are gaining traction among end-users in the US market. For instance, Bosch Power Tools leverages IoT data from its connected robotic lawn mowers (Indego 400 Connect) to address its customers' needs in the market better. The leading players are investing in the latest advancements to boost the adoption of this machinery in the US commercial lawn mower market. The integration of voice recognition technology combined with consumer data analytics will promote the adoption of smart tech solutions among consumers in the US market. The increasing number of consumers investing in lawn maintenance activities and gardening will lead to demand for machines with varied power, speed, versatility, and capabilities of handling numerous terrains in the US market. The use of agile technologies will increase the efficiencies of the commercial mowers and enable landscapers to keep track of valuable information such as product performance and operation statistics and help lift off the worry of having to keep track of real-time data and take business decisions in the market. The introduction of new variants with advanced features and adoption of electric lawn mowers will drive innovation in the commercial lawn mower market in US.

US Commercial Lawn Mower Market – Dynamics

The emergence and development of innovative robotic mowers are fueling the adoption rate in the US commercial lawn mower market. The vendors are launching new lawn mowers equipped with machine vision to identify obstacles and a compass, accelerometer, GPS, camera, and safety sensors in the US market. The increasing focus on adoption of smart technology and going green concept is fueling the growth of the US market. These mowing machines are designed to have the least amount of human intervention and are built-in safety features that are installed in many variants to prevent injuries in the US market. The connection with smartphones and smart devices will also enable the user to schedule the lawn mowing activity and thus keep a track on the overall process in the market. The introduction of devices with theft protection systems and anti-theft features will result in the evolution of the US commercial lawn mower market.

Top trends observed in the US commercial lawn mower market include:
• Exponential Growth of the Landscaping Industry
• Development of Sustainable Cities in the US
• Increased Adoption of Green Spaces and Green Roofs
• Shifting Consumer Focus toward Smart Technology

US Commercial Lawn Mower Market - Key Vendor Analysis
The US commercial lawn mower market is moderately fragmented due to the presence of many international and regional players. The leading manufacturers are offering a wide range of forest, construction, and garden equipment to attract the maximum number of consumers in the US market.

The major vendors in the US commercial lawn mower market are:
• Deere & Co
• Honda Power Equipment
• Husqvarna
• Kubota
• MTD Products
• Bosch
• The Toro Company

Other prominent vendors include AGCO, Alamo Group, AL-KO, Ariens Company, Bad Boy Mowers, Black + Decker, Blount International, Bobcat Company, Briggs & Stratton, Carraro, Einhell Germany, Emak Group, ErkuntTraktorSanayii, E.ZICOM, Generac Power Systems, Greenworks Tool, Grey Technology (GTECH), Hangzhou Favor Robot Technology, Hitachi, Hustler Turf Equipment, Linea Tielle, LG, Lowe's Corporation (Kobalt), Makita Corporation, Mamibot, Masport, McLane Manufacturing, Mean Green Products, MilagrowHumanTech, Moridge Manufacturing, Ningbo NGP Industry, Positec Tool (WORX), SCAG Power Equipment, Schiller Grounds Care, Shibaura, Snow Joe, STIGA, STIHL, SUMEC (Yard force), Swisher Acquisition, Techtronic Industries, Textron, The Kobi Company, Turflynx, Yamabiko Europe (Belrobotics), Zhejiang Tianchen Intelligence & Technology, and Zucchetti Centro Sistemi (ZCS).

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TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Williams (NYSE: WMB) announced today that Alan Armstrong, president and chief executive officer, is scheduled to present at the Scotia Howard Weil 2019 Energy Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Wednesday, March 27, at approximately 8:50 a.m. Central Time (9:50 a.m. Eastern Time).

While presentations at this conference will not be available via webcast, Mr. Armstrong’s presentation slides will be accessible at www.williams.com beginning on March 26.

About Williams

Williams (NYSE: WMB) is a premier provider of large-scale infrastructure connecting U.S. natural gas and natural gas products to growing demand for cleaner fuel and feedstocks. Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Williams is an industry-leading, investment grade C-Corp with operations across the natural gas value chain including gathering, processing, interstate transportation and storage of natural gas and natural gas liquids. With major positions in top U.S. supply basins, Williams owns and operates more than 30,000 miles of pipelines system wide – including Transco, the nation’s largest volume and fastest growing pipeline – providing natural gas for clean-power generation, heating and industrial use. Williams’ operations handle approximately 30 percent of U.S. natural gas. www.williams.com

Portions of this document may constitute “forward-looking statements” as defined by federal law. Although the company believes any such statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there is no assurance that actual outcomes will not be materially different. Any such statements are made in reliance on the “safe harbor” protections provided under the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. Additional information about issues that could lead to material changes in performance is contained in the company’s annual and quarterly reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) today filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to expand its popular Shared Solar program with a second, large-scale solar installation in the City of Middleton.

"Our Shared Solar program is fully subscribed with a waiting list of customers who want to participate," MGE Chairman, President and CEO Jeff Keebler said. "We have significant customer interest in Shared Solar, and by proposing this expansion, we are meeting the needs of our customers who want affordable and locally sourced solar energy."

The 5-megawatt (MW) solar project would be built in partnership with the City of Middleton at the Middleton Municipal Airport, also known as Morey Field. The proposed expansion gives residential and business customers throughout MGE's electric service territory the option of powering their home or business with locally generated solar energy. Subscribers to the voluntary program can purchase up to half of their annual electricity use through the Shared Solar program.

"This project builds on the success of our first Shared Solar project," Keebler added. "It also advances the City of Middleton's and MGE's clean energy goals. We look forward to working with our customers and the City of Middleton in growing our Shared Solar program with this new, large-scale project."

Renewable Energy Rider

A 1 MW share of the 5-MW solar array will serve the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District under MGE's Renewable Energy Rider (RER). A 0.5-MW share will serve the City of Middleton under a separate RER agreement.

Under a Renewable Energy Rider, MGE partners with a large energy user to tailor a renewable energy solution to meet that customer's energy needs. The model advances shared sustainability goals and grows clean energy in our community.

Construction is expected to begin this summer, with the solar array producing electricity for customers later this fall. Interested customers should visit mge.com/SharedSolar to learn more.

This proposal follows MGE's first Shared Solar project, a 500-kilowatt array on the roof of Middleton's Municipal Operations Center. The array came online in January 2017 fully subscribed.

MGE continues to work actively with developers to pursue other potential solar generation sites. The company is targeting at least a 40% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030. Longer-term, MGE is working toward carbon reductions of at least 80% by 2050.

About MGE

MGE generates and distributes electricity to 153,000 customers in Dane County, Wis., and purchases and distributes natural gas to 161,000 customers in seven south-central and western Wisconsin counties. MGE's parent company is MGE Energy, Inc. The company's roots in the Madison area date back more than 150 years.

NEW YORK, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- This comprehensive market research and strategic analysis study of the global commercial lawn mower market offers investment opportunities, market size, and trend forecast during the period 2019?2024. The global commercial lawn mower market is projected to generate revenues of approximately $13billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of around5% during 2018-2024. The market research report also offers market size analysis in terms of unit volumes during the forecast period

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Information offered in the Global commercial lawn mower report include:
• The exponential growth and dynamics of the landscaping industry
• Economic development and macroeconomic factors contributing to revenues in the market
• Market growth enablers –trends, opportunity assessment, drivers, and restraints
• Garden equipment market overview – Market size and forecast | 2018?2024
• Global commercial lawn mower market - Historical data | 2016?2017
• Market segmentation ? Detailed analysis of market segmentation that includes product type, end-user type, fuel type, mower blade type, start type, and drive type across 21 countries.
• Geography ? A complete overview of 5 regions and market size and forecast of the leading 21 countries
• Competitive landscape – It includes information about leading 8 key vendors and 50 other prominent players.

Key Highlights of the Global Commercial Mower Market:
1. The increasing penetration of low-cost garden equipment and growing demand from government agencies across APAC will boost revenues in the global commercial lawn mower market.
2. The exponential growth of eco-cities and green spaces across major regions will augment the development of the market.
3. APAC-based vendors are launching their products across developing regions to gain a larger global commercial lawn mower market share.
4. Ride-on mowers are very popular amongst urban, heavy-duty commercial users such as industrial users in the global market.
5. The rising demand for professional landscaping services in the US, Europe, China, and India will encourage vendors to launch new models in the global commercial lawn mower market.
6. Honda Motor Company is focusing on developing environment-friendly, safe mowers for the commercial segment to attract the maximum number of consumers in the global commercial lawn mower market.

Commercial Lawn Mower Market – Segmentation Analysis

Market Size & Forecast by Product Type | 2019-2024
• Revenue
• Unit Volume
• Geography
Product Type
• Walk-behind Mowers
• Self-propelled
• Push Mower (excl. Reel)
• Hover Mowers
• Ride-on Mowers
• Standard Ride-on
• Zero Turn
• Lawn Tractor
• Garden Tractor
• Robotic Mowers

Market Size & Forecast by Fuel Type | 2019-2024
• Revenue
• Unit Volume
• Geography
Fuel Type
• Gas-powered
• Electric-powered
• Corded & Cordless
• Battery-powered
• Propane-powered

Market Size & Forecast by End-user Type| 2019-2024
• Revenue
• Unit Volume
• Geography
End-user Type
• Professional Landscaping Services
• Golf Courses
• Government & Others

Market Size & Forecast by Mower Blade | 2019-2024
• Revenue
• Unit Volume
• Geography
Mower Blades
• Cylinder Blades
• Deck/Standard Blades
• Mulching Blades
• Lifting Blades

Market Size & Forecast by Drive Type | 2019-2024
• Revenue
• Unit Volume
• Geography
Drive Type
• AWD (All-wheel Drive)
• FWD (Front-wheel Drive)
• RWD (Rear-wheel Drive)

Market Size & Forecast by Start Type | 2019-2024
• Revenue
• Unit Volume
• Geography
Start Type
• Keyed Start
• Push Start
• Recoil Start (Pull/Manual/Rewind Start)

Market Size & Forecast by Geography | 2019-2024
• Revenue
• Unit Volume
• Key Countries
• Product Type
• End-User Type
• Fuel Type
• Mower Blade Type
• Drive Type
• Start Type
Geography
• North América
• US
• Canada
Europe
• UK
• Germany
• France
• Spain
• Italy
• Sweden
• Switzerland
• Belgium
• Netherlands
• APAC
• China & SAR
• Austrália
• Japan
• South Korea
• Latin América
• Brazil
• Mexico
• MEA
• Saudi Arabia
• UAE
• South Africa

Commercial Lawn Mower Market – Overview

The growing demand for landscaping services and garden maintenance services is fueling the growth of the global commercial lawn mower market. These machines find applications across golf courses, sports fields, and public parks in the global market. These types of mowers are one of the fastest growing categories of garden equipment and are establishing a market presence in developed countries such as the US. The increasing investments in technological advancements and the emergence of voice-activated control systems are leading to the development of robotic lawn mowers in the global market. The growing demand from the US, Canada, the UK, and Nordic countries will create lucrative opportunities for the leading vendors operating in the global commercial lawn mower market. The launch of new product models with higher efficiency, enhanced battery power, and increased mowing capabilities will boost the sales of these garden tools in the market. The improvement in battery technology and the introduction of electric lawn mowers that are easy to use and eco-friendly will transform the global commercial lawn mower market. The growing interest in backyard beautification is propelling the demand for lawn mowers market in Europe and other countries. The increasing demand for upgrades and an overwhelming response toward commercial robotic mowers will enable companies to expand to other regions in the market over the next few years. The increase in leisure activities across various regions will boost revenues in the global commercial lawn mower market.

Commercial Lawn Mower Market – Dynamics

The rising number of consumers shifting their focus towards smart technology will boost the demand for innovative products in the global commercial lawn mower market. The advent of automation and IoT led to the start of integrated, centralized control of individual systems such as small appliances, consumer electronics, environmental control systems, and building components in the market. The influx of smart automated devices will result in the introduction of autonomous mowers in the market. Enhanced connectedness and the ability to converge robotic technology with smart device concept have been witnessing an acceptance among modern-day tech-savvy end-users in the global commercial lawn mower market. The latest trend witnessed in the market is the increased adoption of smart robotic technologies among end-users across the world. Some of the widely accepted smart devices in the global market include robotic personal assistants, robotic lawn mowers, robotic window cleaners, and robotic vacuum cleaners. Smart mowers are integrated with intelligent visual navigation and have the ability to assimilate with the internet and control through a smartphone application. The leading players focusing on introducing low-cost robotic models will propel sales in the global commercial lawn mower market.

Top trends observed in the global commercial lawn mower market include:
• The emergence of Robotic Lawn Mowers
• Development of Sustainable Cities
• Increased Adoption of Green Spaces and Green Roofs
• Growing Influx of Battery-powered Products & Multi-use Equipment

Commercial Lawn Mower Market - Key Vendor Analysis
The global commercial lawn mower market witnessed leading vendors working with rebate programs that incentivize governments to purchase sustainable equipment or existent trade-in fleet for battery-powered ones. The players are focusing on reducing weight, increasing effectiveness, and speed of the equipment to sustain the competition in the global commercial lawn mower market.

The major vendors in the global commercial lawn mower market are:
• Deere & Co
• Honda Power Equipment
• Husqvarna
• Kubota
• MTD Products
• Bosch
• STIGA
• The Toro Company

Other prominent vendors include AGCO, Alamo Group, AL-KO, Ariens Company, AS-Motor, Bad Boy Mowers, Black + Decker, Blount International, Bobcat Company, Briggs & Stratton, Carraro, Cobra, Einhell Germany, Emak Group, ErkuntTraktorSanayii, E.ZICOM, Generac Power Systems, Greenworks Tool, Grey Technology (GTECH), Hangzhou Favor Robot Technology, Hayter Limited, Hitachi, Hustler Turf Equipment, Linea Tielle, LG, Lowe's Corporation (Kobalt), Makita Corporation, Mamibot,Masport, McLane Manufacturing, Mean Green Products, MilagrowHumanTech, Moridge Manufacturing, Ningbo NGP Industry, Positec Tool (WORX), SCAG Power Equipment, Schiller Grounds Care, Shibaura, Snow Joe, STIHL, SUMEC (Yard force), Swisher Acquisition, Techtronic Industries, Textron, Kobi Company, Turflynx, Yamabiko Europe (Belrobotics), Zhejiang Tianchen Intelligence & Technology, and Zucchetti Centro Sistemi (ZCS).

The report also includes
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2. It offers comprehensive insights into current industry trends, trend forecast, and growth drivers about the global commercial lawn mower market.
3. The report provides the latest analysis of market share, growth drivers, challenges, and investment opportunities.
4. It offers a complete overview of market segments and the regional outlook of global commercial lawn mower market.
5. The study offers a detailed overview of the vendor landscape, competitive analysis, and key market strategies to gain competitive advantage.

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluedot, a leading provider of first-person location data and Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced an integration with Oracle Responsys, a leading B2C, real-time, omnichannel orchestration platform within the Oracle Marketing Cloud, to harness the power of place. 

Complementing Oracle's focus on connected data to connected experiences, Bluedot provides a 20X improvement in location accuracy over existing mobile location services to enrich customer profiles in unprecedented ways.  The integration will give Oracle Responsys clients access to real-world insights needed to create meaningful, timely campaigns with their end customers.

"The ability for enterprises to now connect their customers' physical behaviors with their online digital footprint for a complete, single-view of the customer cannot be understated. This coupled with precision, speed and enterprise-class scale, while maintaining minimal battery drain on the customer's device unlocks many new customer experience opportunities across marketing and operations," said Emil Davityan, CEO and Co-Founder of Bluedot.  

With Bluedot, Oracle Responsys clients can target app users based on contextual location information, including number of visits, dwell time and frequency to personalize any messaging across marketing channels such as push notifications, SMS and emails - in real time or later.  

This global integration into Oracle Responsys enables clients to deliver better end customer experiences such as providing automated check-ins, timely loyalty prompts, mobile pick-ups and more. Bluedot gives enterprise clients an industry-leading competitive advantage by both introducing an entirely new customer behavior data set and making it easier than ever to act on this new intelligence. 

About Bluedot:
Bluedot empowers companies, via their mobile app, to take advantage of real-world insights and uncover the right moments to message customers on their preferred channels. Pair your digital customer profiles with physical behavior for a true 360-degree view down to the individual level. Learn why top enterprises, such as Oracle, McDonald's, Cox Automotive, Swrve and Transurban partner with Bluedot for their location-based needs. For more information, visit www.bluedot.io, read our blog or follow us on Twitter.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork:
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle's products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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