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BADEN, SWITZERLAND—February 21, 2019—In alignment with the trend of decoupling steam production from power production in cogeneration applications in combined-cycle plants, Novel S.p.A. turned to GE Power (NYSE: GE) to modernize its power station in Novara, Italy. Novel is a joint venture between the Swiss energy company Alpiq and Geogreen, owned by Radici Group.

“We’re excited that GE’s hardware and software solutions will help us improve plant competitiveness in the Italian ‘Electricity Market’ and modernize this asset, which is a strategic move for Alpiq and Radici shareholders,” said Massimiliano Bignami, CEO of Novel S.p.A. “We trust GE's solutions will give our 100-megawatt combined-cycle power plant more flexibility, reliability and output with lower emissions, matching the sustainability targets of the company.”

GE will upgrade its GE gas turbine with an array of Fleet360* total gas plant services to increase power and steam for the industrial process at Radici Chimica’s chemical plant. The surplus power will be sold to the Italian “Electricity Market.” GE also will install its Asset Performance Management (APM) software solution—a first-of-its-kind digital solution for Novel—that includes predictive maintenance capabilities and 24/7 remote monitoring from GE’s global Monitoring & Diagnostics Center in Atlanta. GE also will provide its DLN 2.6 combustion system with Mark* VIe solutions, which will expand the power station's operational flexibility to meet its power demands while reducing costs.

“We look forward to taking our facility into the future with GE’s powerful predictive maintenance digital solutions that will help us decrease our operating expenses and increase overall power reliability,” said Maurizio Radici, vice president of Novel S.p.A.

These modernizations will improve asset management, enhance the Novara plant’s performance and ultimately help Radici Group be more competitive in the chemical industry at a global level.

“Today, additional flexibility to decouple steam production from power production is ‘the' trend in cogeneration applications at combined-cycle plants,” said Michael Rechsteiner, CEO of GE’s Power Services business in Europe. “Novel's choice to upgrade its gas turbine with GE’s APM software solution and DLN 2.6 pre-combustor system should be considered an industry best practice.”

Benefits of the Project by the Numbers

Specifically, GE’s total gas plant services solutions will improve Novel’s operations at the Novara power station, including:

  • Providing the flexibility to reduce turn down from 60 percent to 38 percent, to be more opportunistic on the power generation, to double the power range and to improve margins on the Italian MSD (ancillary services market).
  • Increasing gas turbine power by 3 percent and improving heat rate by 0.5 percent.
  • Reducing emissions (30mg/Nm3 NOx and CO) to better address environmental requirements.
  • Increasing availability from 8,000 to 24,000 outage intervals with the DLN 2.6 technology and increasing reliability by injecting digital technology for predictive maintenance.
  • Replacing obsolete systems such as controls system and parts at the end of life.


GE expects to complete the upgrade in late summer 2019.

About Novel SPA

The Novel power plant is a 100-megawatt gas-fired cogeneration power plant. It is located in Novara (Piedmont). Novel is a partnership between Radici Group (49 percent shares) and the Swiss utility Alpiq (51 percent participation). The plant supplies electricity and steam to the nearby Radici Chimica chemical plant. The balance of the electricity is traded by Alpiq and Radici sales company, namely Alpiq Energia Italia and Geoenergie. The plant was supplied by STC-Atel on a turn-key basis in 2004. Operations and maintenance and overall management are executed by Alpiq Energia Italia. Since December, the power station has been certified by Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (Emas). Pursuant to the regulations of Emas, Novel commits itself to improve its environmental performance and to publish an environmental statement annually.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges: Energy, health, transportation—the essentials of modern life. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. For more than 125 years, GE has invented the future of industry, and today it leads new paradigms in additive manufacturing, materials science, and data analytics. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers. www.ge.com

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.

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TAIWAN; Feb 21, 2019: GE Power (NYSE: GE) announced today that Taiwan Power Company (TPC), the national utility of Taiwan, has awarded the DaTan 8&9 power project to the GE-Marubeni consortium. Located in Taoyuan City, the plant will be powered by four of GE’s highly efficient, record-setting HA turbines, and is expected to generate over 2,000-megawatts. DaTan 8&9 will be GE’s third HA gas turbine project in Taiwan and is an integral part of the country’s energy development plan. The Award will become an order for GE following contract closure and payment which is expected in April.

“GE has had a meaningful partnership with Taiwan and with Taiwan Power Co. for over four decades. We are grateful and excited to be given the opportunity to develop this project together with our partner Marubeni. GE is focused on supporting Taiwan Power Co’s endeavor to provide affordable, reliable and sustainable electricity to Taiwan, and we are committed to the success of this important project.” said Ramesh Singaram, President of GE Power Asia. 

GE’s HA fleet of gas turbines has surpassed more than 250,000 operating hours and has secured more than 85 orders from 35+ customers across more than 16 countries. Most recently, GE announced that its HA gas turbine was selected by the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) for its first independent combined cycle power plant in the emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

GE’s HA technology has also gained industry third party recognition, including in early October when two power plants featuring HA technology—Chubu Electric Power’s Nishi Nagoya and Tennessee Valley Authority  (TVA)'s Allen combined cycle power plants—were recognized by trade publication POWER Magazine as 2018 Top Gas Projects.

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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.

GREENVILLE, S.C.; February 20, 2019 – Clemson University students, faculty and staff can now learn and innovate using state-of-the-art 3D printing technology alongside General Electric (GE) engineers in the new Additive Manufacturing Lab at GE Power’s Advanced Manufacturing Works (AMW) facility. Unveiled at a ceremony with leaders and constituents from GE and Clemson this morning, the 1,000-square-foot space is Clemson’s first additive manufacturing lab housed at a corporate partner’s site.

The lab is part of a strategic partnership between Clemson and GE that will accelerate innovations in additive manufacturing, provide expanded educational opportunities for Clemson undergraduate and graduate students, and create a robust engineering talent pipeline for industry across the state.

“Our state is a leader in advanced manufacturing, and Clemson will continue to be a valuable resource for our industry partners,” said Clemson President Jim Clements. “This state-of-the-art lab will provide our students with a unique, hands-on learning experience and better prepare them for the workforce. I am grateful to GE for providing our students with this opportunity.”

The Clemson-run lab will be managed by the University’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing. It will feature three machines that print in both metal and industrial plastic, including a new GE Additive Concept Laser M2 Cusing direct metal laser melting (DMLM) machine. GE professionals will train students this spring on specific uses of additive manufacturing, as well as optimized machine operations and post-processing techniques. This will provide them with skills and experience on cutting-edge technology used by industry leaders today. 

“We know advanced manufacturing will continue transforming business around the globe and we’re leaders in the field” said John Lammas, Chief Engineer and Chief Technology Officer of GE Power. “By partnering with Clemson, a South Carolina top public institution, we will be able to train students from one of the country’s leading institutions to be the next generation of engineers, furthering their education and preparing them to move additive manufacturing forward.”

Graduate students with the Department of Automotive Engineering will be the first to take advantage of this new lab. Through the Deep Orange program, Clemson students work with automotive manufacturers to engineer and build a car from concept to reality within two years. The Additive Manufacturing Lab will make it possible for students to design and create parts needed for the project more efficiently than before, producing breakthrough results not possible with traditional manufacturing.

About Clemson University
Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science- and engineering-oriented research university in South Carolina that maintains a strong commitment to teaching and student success. Ranked No. 23 among national public universities, Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel. Founded in 1889, Clemson remains committed both to world-class research and a high quality of life. The campus sits on 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shores of Hartwell Lake and has research facilities and economic development hubs throughout the state of South Carolina — in Greenville, Greenwood, Anderson, Columbia and Charleston. The research, outreach and entrepreneurial projects led by the faculty and students are driving economic development and improving quality of life in South Carolina and beyond.

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.

Baghdad, Iraq; February 19, 2019: Delivering on its commitment to support the development of Iraq’s energy infrastructure, GE Power (NYSE: GE) provided an advanced 9E gas turbine to the Ministry of Electricity’s (MoE) Al Qudus Power Plant. GE will also service up to seven GE 9E gas turbines at the facility throughout 2019, including maintenance, supply of parts and rehabilitation.

GE is installing the new gas turbine at the site and it is expected to generate up to an additional 125 megawatts (MW) of electricity. The service agreement will enhance the reliability of operations at the plant, helping to maintain a stable supply of up to 875 megawatts (MW) of power over the course of the coming year.

Mussab al-Mudarris, Director of the Media Department of the MoE said, “We made a promise to the people of Iraq to bring efficient power online as soon as possible. One of the fastest ways to deliver on this promise is to enhance the productivity of existing power generation facilities. GE, with its large installed base of power generation equipment across Iraq, can help us meet this objective. The delivery of a new gas turbine at Al Qudus Power Plant and our new services agreement with GE will help deliver much-needed power to the national grid reliably within a short timeframe.”

GE’s 9E technology is capable of running on more than 50 different kinds of fuel. This allows the MOE the flexibility it needs to operate the unit on the most economical source available and to keep generating power using liquid fuels when gas is unavailable.

“It is essential to bring quick, proven and efficient solutions to help the Ministry of Electricity strengthen the country’s power infrastructure,” said Joseph Anis, President and CEO of GE’s Power Services business in Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. “Since 2011, GE has brought more than 14 gigawatts of power online across the country, and we remain committed to delivering the power technologies of the future to keep supporting the progress of the Iraqi people.”

This announcement builds on GE’s strong legacy of over 50 years of contributions to the development of Iraq’s power sector. In the north, GE’s teams have been powering liberated areas with the rehabilitation of Mosul’s Al Qayara Power Plant. In central Iraq, the company is helping to set up the country’s largest combined cycle power plant – the 3 gigawatts Basmaya Power Station – which will also be Iraq’s first digital power plant. In the south, GE’s Advanced Gas Path (AGP) upgrade solution is allowing the MOE to decrease the downtime of gas turbines, improve availability, enhance performance and lower annual operations and maintenance costs at the Najibiya Power Plant. From north to south, GE-built solutions are helping to enable growth, health, connection and safety in communities across Iraq.  

GE employs up to 300 people in Iraq, with three offices across the country – in Baghdad, Basra and Erbil. Today, GE and its partners power more than 90 percent of the aircrafts operated by Iraqi Airways, the company’s technologies contribute up to 55 percent of the country’s current electricity production and nearly 4,000 GE Healthcare products are deployed in hospitals and clinics across Iraq.

 

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About GE:

GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges: Energy, health, transportation—the essentials of modern life. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. For more than 125 years, GE has invented the future of industry, and today it leads new paradigms in additive manufacturing, materials science, and data analytics. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers. www.ge.com

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.

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【東京 2019年2月×日】  GEパワーのパワーサービス事業部は本日、日本初となるGE7F型ガスタービンへのAGP技術の導入が中部電力上越火力発電所において完了したことを発表しました。今回の導入工事は予定どおりに完了し、想定を上回る性能を発揮しています。電力自由化、原子力発電所再稼動、太陽光発電の普及といった環境変化の中にある日本の電力会社各社は、既設の火力発電所の出力向上や効率改善によって、この変化への対応を模索しています。今回のプロジェクトは、日本およびアジア太平洋地域における同規模のガスタービンを運転する電力会社にとってモデルケースとなるものです。

上越火力発電所は新潟県に位置し、2012年から2014年にかけて順次運転を開始した出力2,380MWのコンバインドサイクル発電所で、液化天然ガスを燃料とする高効率の火力発電所の一つです。

今回のGE7F型ガスタービン8台の近代化プロジェクトでは、Dry Low NOx2.6(DLN2.6)燃焼システムにOpFex*ガスタービン制御ソリューションを導入し、燃料コストの削減や二酸化炭素排出抑制に寄与しています。

上越火力発電所はAGPの導入により、夏季出力が63.6MW回復、効率が2.4%向上し、期待値を上回る成果が出ています。また、メンテナンス間隔も32,000時間になり、3年から4年へと延長することができました。

GEパワーAPACのプレジデントであるラメシュ・シンガラムは次のように述べています。「今回のプロジェクトの成功は、日本のエネルギー業界において大きなベンチマークとなるものです。既設の発電所をアップグレードすることで効率化や燃料燃焼のフレキシビリティの向上を図る傾向が続く中、今回日本で初の導入となったF型ガスタービンへのAGP技術を始めとするGEの発電所向けトータル・ソリューションによる発電所の近代化が日本の電力会社の競争力向上に資することを示すことができたと考えています」

GEについて

GEは「デジタル・インダストリアル・カンパニー」です。ネットワーク化され、レスポンスと予知能力に優れた、ソフトウェア融合型の産業機器とソリューションによって各産業の新たな時代を切り拓きます。GEは全組織で知識と経験を共有する取り組み「GE Store」を通じて、テクノロジーのみならずマーケットや仕組み、インテリジェンスを地域や事業部門を超えて活用することで、さらなるイノベーションを推進します。すぐれた技術、サービス、人材とグローバルな事業規模を携え、産業の未来を拓くリーダーとして、GEはお客さまによりよい成果をお届けします。詳しくは http://www.ge.com/jp/  をご覧下さい。

GEパワーについて

GE パワーは、発電から利用まですべてのエネルギーバリューチェーンにおいて機器、ソリューション、サービスを提供するグローバル・リーディングカンパニーです。180以上の国に展開するGEパワーの技術は世界の発電量の1/3 を生み出し、機器は世界の送電事業主の9割以上に採用され、ソフトウェアは世界の電力の4割以上を管理しています。絶え間ない技術革新と顧客企業との継続的なパートナーシップを通して、未来のエネルギー技術を開発し、今日必要不可欠となっている電力網の改善に努めています。詳しくはwww.ge.com/power またはGE PowerのTwitterLinkedInのアカウントをご覧ください。

GEパワーサービス事業部について

GEパワーサービス事業部はスイス・バーデンに本拠を置き、GEの顧客企業のプラント資産全体のライフサイクルを通じて世界規模のサービスソリューションを提供しています。全世界で2,800を超える顧客企業、90を超す発電装置ブランドの28,000基以上(インストールベース)の発電設備のサポート実績があります。同事業部ではインダストリアル・インターネットを活用し、ソフトウェアやビッグデータ分析によってライフサイクル全体を通じて提供するサービスのパフォーマンスを向上しています。詳しくは www.ge.com/power/services またはGE Power ServicesのLinkedInアカウントをご覧ください。

 

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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.

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NAVIGANT RESEARCH NAMES SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, ENGIE, AND VEOLIA THE LEADING PROVIDERS OF ENERGY AS A SERVICE SOLUTIONS

The global market for energy as a service solutions is expected to exceed $221 billion annually by 2026

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C&I energy users are increasingly seeking cost-effective, customized, and comprehensive energy solutions to increase their operational efficiency and meet sustainability targets. EaaS providers can help customers meet these goals through solutions such as portfolio advisory, onsite and offsite energy supply, and load management and optimization tools, such as storage and microgrids. Click to tweet: According to a new Leaderboard report from @NavigantRSRCH, Schneider Electric, ENGIE, and Veolia are the leading providers of C&I EaaS solutions.

“Schneider Electric, ENGIE, and Veolia have distinguished themselves by strategically moving toward providing customers the broadest set of EaaS solutions, financing options, and business models to meet their needs,” says William Tokash, senior research analyst with Navigant Research. “While each of these companies approaches the market somewhat differently, they have the most diverse range of options that can be tailored to meet customer needs beyond just performance contracting sectors.”

According to the report, the global market size for C&I EaaS solutions is expected to exceed $221 billion annually by 2026. Financing innovation will be fundamental to the EaaS segment, enabling new business models and the delivery of new customer choice options.

The report, Navigant Research Leaderboard: Energy as a Service Solutions Providers, examines the strategy and execution of 10 leading energy as a service (EaaS) solutions providers. These companies are rated on 10 criteria: vision; go-to-market strategy; partnerships; EaaS technology; geographic reach; sales, marketing, and distribution; solution depth; solution performance; pricing; and staying power. Using Navigant Research’s proprietary Leaderboard methodology, vendors are profiled, rated, and ranked with the goal of providing industry participants with an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the global C&I EaaS market. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.

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Navigant Research, the dedicated research arm of Navigant, provides market research and benchmarking services for rapidly changing and often highly regulated industries. In the energy sector, Navigant Research focuses on in-depth analysis and reporting about global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of clean, intelligent, mobile, and distributed energy. Additional information about Navigant Research can be found at www.navigantresearch.com.

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BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE (NYSE:GE) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Catherine Lesjak to the GE Board, effective March 1, 2019. Ms. Lesjak is the former chief financial officer of HP, where she held a wide range of prominent leadership roles over the course a 32-year career with the company.

GE Lead Director Thomas Horton said, “We are very pleased to welcome Cathie to the Board. She brings deep experience in a complex global technology business. The insights she gained over a long career at HP will be of great benefit to GE as we move forward.”

GE Chairman and CEO H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., said, “Cathie is a respected leader who is known for her independence and sound judgment, strong financial and operational acumen, and leadership through periods of change, including a significant shift in HP’s portfolio strategy. We look forward to having her join the GE Board.”

Ms. Lesjak, 60, served as CFO for HP and its predecessor, Hewlett-Packard Company, from 2007 to 2018. She most recently served as interim chief operating officer of HP and, in 2010, served briefly as interim chief executive officer for the company. Earlier in her career she served as senior vice president and treasurer and in other financial management and controllership roles. Ms. Lesjak will retire from HP at the end of February.

Ms. Lesjak serves as a director for SunPower Corporation, a vertically integrated solar company, as well as the board of the Berkeley Haas Business School. She holds a B.S. from Stanford University and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley.

About GE

GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. For more than 125 years, GE has invented the future of industry, and today it leads new paradigms in additive manufacturing, materials science, and data analytics. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers. www.ge.com

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics was honored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) with the 2019 Spark Award for innovation in the residential building industry for its revolutionary steam clothing care system, the LG Styler.

The premium LG Styler clothing care system brings functionality and elegance to the home with a refined, modern design and the ability to keep clothes looking their very best.
The premium LG Styler clothing care system brings functionality and elegance to the home with a refined, modern design and the ability to keep clothes looking their very best.

The annual Spark Award recognizes the most innovative member of the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council each year. According to the NAHB, Spark Award winners demonstrate superior knowledge and expertise in developing cutting edge products and services, embrace a progressive outlook and demeanor, and exhibit a willingness to push the envelope when it comes to taking the home building industry to the next level.

"The experts have spoken with leading industry authorities recognizing the LG Styler for its advanced functionality and super performance," said Zach Elkin, general manager of the LG Builder division of LG Electronics USA. "It's a testament to the industry-leading technologies throughout our lineup of innovative product offerings for home builders and remodelers."

The premium LG Styler clothing care system brings functionality and elegance to the home with a refined, modern design and the ability to keep clothes looking their very best. At the core of the LG Styler is TrueSteam™ technology, which nearly eliminates germs and bacteria found in clothing, and is certified as asthma and allergy friendly® by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

New for 2019, the LG Styler with black tinted mirror finish exudes sophistication. It effortlessly and conveniently refreshes up to four garments simultaneously – including pressing a pair of pants in the door. With no plumbing required, LG Styler's versatility allows for easy setup in any room in the home, from the mudroom and the laundry room to the walk-in closet and master bedroom suite. The connected device includes Smart Diagnosis™, SmartThinQ™ and is compatible with the Google Assistant.

"The NAHB Leading Suppliers Council created the Spark Award to promote product innovation in our industry and celebrate our members that are making an impact on the future of building and design," said Eric Aitken, NAHB vice president. "The LG Styler embodies the essence of this award, as it is a true enhancement to the laundry room and living experience." 

The NAHB selected the LG Styler for its two official show homes at the 2019 International Builders' Show® in Las Vegas – the New American Home® and the New American Remodel.® The LG Styler also was  the centerpiece of the "LG Ultimate Laundry Room," which also includes the award-winning LG TWINWash™ washer-dryer pair, featured at the 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas.

For more information about LG's suite of Wi-Fi enabled home appliances, visit www.lg.com

About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $55 billion global innovator in technology and manufacturing. In the United States, LG sells a wide range of innovative home appliances, home entertainment products, mobile phones, commercial displays, air conditioning systems, solar energy solutions and vehicle components. The "Life's Good" marketing theme encompasses how LG is dedicated to people's happiness by exceeding expectations to-day and tomorrow. LG is a 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence. www.LG.com.

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DUBLIN, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Microgrid Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The global microgrid market was worth US$ 19.3 Billion in 2018. The market is further projected to reach a value of US$ 36.3 Billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of 10.9% during 2019-2024.

A microgrid is a distinct energy system which consists of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources that are capable of operating in parallel with, or independently from the main power grid. Generally, microgrids are considered as the smaller versions of power grids which deliver electricity from producers to consumers. They help to reduce the overall cost and provide backup for the grid in case of emergencies.

As compared to traditional electrical grids, microgrids are more efficient and combined with various renewable sources such as solar, wind power, small hydro, geothermal, waste-to-energy, and combined heat and power (CHP) systems. Additionally, they can be powered by batteries, distributed generators or solar panels. Apart from this, microgrids are a reliable source of electricity as they operate continuously at the time of power outages.

Global Microgrid Market Drivers:

In order to ensure uninterrupted power supply through microgrid, various technological advancements have been made to enhance the performance of battery inverters. Other than this, improved battery technologies have also been developed with higher power inputs and outputs for a longer period of time. Such features and technologies are driving the growth of the microgrid market.

The demand for microgrids is on a rise as they allow consumers and developers to meet the environmental objectives by using renewable energy in the form of power generation source. In line with this, governments of several nations are taking initiatives to establish bio power, solar and wind energy farms. Other than this, countries like the United States have implemented regulations like the Clean Power Plan (CPP) rule which are aimed towards reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

Nowadays, dependence on modern communication technologies, such as wireless cloud computing, is increasing which makes power systems susceptible to cyber-attacks and hackers. Therefore, some of the sectors like military and research labs require a secure network with round-the-clock power supply which is provided by microgrids as they are capable of functioning under Island mode' and independent of all external power, and data transmissions. This has contributed towards their augmenting demand across the globe.

Another force that has been proactive in maintaining the growth of the global microgrid market is low transmission losses. Microgrids generate power locally and reduce dependence on long distance transmission lines and thus cut transmission losses.

Breakup by Energy Source:

The microgrid market has been segmented on the basis of energy sources which mainly include natural gas, combined heat and power, solar photovoltaic (PV), diesel, fuel cell and others. Amongst these, natural gas is the most popular source of energy generation used by microgrids as it produces less carbon emissions as compared to oil or coal-fired generation.

Breakup by Application:

Microgrids find several applications which include remote systems, institution and campus, utility/community, defence and others. Currently, microgrids are being majorly used in remote systems which offer localised power to islands, industrial mines and military installations.

Regional Insights:

On a geographical front, North America enjoys the leading position, holding the majority of the market share. The growth in the region is due to the increasing use of microgrids in the defence sector and remote systems for improving security against cyberattacks. North America is followed by Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America.

Competitive Analysis:

The global microgrid market is fragmented in nature with the presence of numerous small and large manufacturers who compete in terms of prices and quality. Some of the leading players operating in the market are:

  • Lockheed Martin
  • ABB Ltd
  • General Electric
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Siemens

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the global microgrid market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the major regions in the global microgrid market?
  • Which are the popular energy sources in the global microgrid market?
  • What are the key applications in the global microgrid market?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the global microgrid market?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global microgrid market?
  • What is the structure of the global microgrid market and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global microgrid market?
  • How are microgrids manufactured?

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DUBLIN, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

The "Riveting Tools Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Pneumatic, Battery Powered), By Application (Automotive & Aerospace, Building & Construction, Transportation), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The global riveting tools market size is expected to reach USD 284.8 million by 2025

It is projected to register a CAGR of 4.6% over the forecast period. Growing demand for automation across the industries is expected to drive the growth.

The outlook of raw materials, such as steel and aluminum industry is expected to remain robust due to strong economic fundamentals such as investment due to high confidence, strong consumption, rising income and low interest rates. In addition, recent tax reforms are expected to boost the growth of the steel market in the U.S., which is expected to benefit the riveting tools market.

Superior operation and high efficiency provided by the pneumatic tools and complex propulsion mechanism adopted by the guns were observed to be the major factors responsible for the high product price. However, the overall price is expected to decline in the wake of the introduction of the battery operated tools.

Battery operated products can exhibit higher substitution of the normally used pneumatic and hydro-pneumatic rivet guns as they are sold within the same or lower price range. However, the products are not expected to gain much headway in the substitution of tong or hand held rivet guns as the latter are available in a lower price bracket.

Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • Battery powered products are expected to expand at a CAGR of 6.4% by revenue, from 2018 to 2025 driven by superior efficiency, faster operation cycles, and wireless operation, further leading to a heightened product adoption
  • Rising usage in automotive and aerospace industry on account of increasing air traffic and burgeoning passenger car sales is expected to drive the market at a CAGR of 5.2% in terms of volume from 2018 to 2025
  • North America accounted for the usage of 562.1 thousand riveting tools on account of the presence of a notable aerospace industry coupled with regrowth of the building and construction industry
  • Major companies in the riveting tools market focus on improvement of their product portfolio coupled with high investments in research and development of low-cost materials that provide superior properties

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1. Methodology and Scope
1.1. Research Methodology
1.2. Research Scope & Assumptions

Chapter 2. Executive Summary
2.1. Market Snapshot

Chapter 3. Market Variables, Trends and Scope
3.1. Market Segmentation
3.2. Penetration & Growth Prospect Mapping
3.3. Value Chain Analysis
3.4. Technology Overview
3.5. Market Variable Analysis
3.5.1. Market Dynamics
3.5.2. Market Driver
3.5.2.1. Growth in the usage of cordless battery powered riveting tools
3.5.2.2. Growth in the demand from the automotive industry
3.5.2.3. Increasing utilization of riveting tools in growing construction industry
3.5.3. Market Restraint
3.5.3.1. Increasing penetration of adhesives & tapes
3.5.4. PESTLE Analysis
3.5.5. Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.5.6. Price Trend Analysis, 2014 - 2025
3.5.7. Impact of Smart Tools

Chapter 4. Riveting Tools Market: Product Estimates & Trend Analysis
4.1. Riveting tools market: Product movement analysis, 2017 & 2025
4.2. Pneumatic Riveting Tools
4.3. Hydro-pneumatic Riveting Tools
4.4. Battery Powered Riveting Tools
4.5. Lazy Tong Riveting Tools
4.6. Hand Held Lever Riveting Tools

Chapter 5. Riveting Tools Market: Application Estimates & Trend Analysis
5.1. Riveting tools market: Application movement analysis, 2017 & 2025
5.2. Automotive & Aerospace
5.3. Building & Construction
5.4. Transportation
5.5. Woodworking & Decorative Finishing
5.6. Other Applications

Chapter 6. Riveting Tools Market: Regional Estimates & Trend Analysis
6.1. Regional Movement Analysis & Market Share, 2017 & 2025
6.2. North America
6.3. Europe
6.4. Asia Pacific
6.5. Central & South America
6.6. Middle East & Saudi

Chapter 7. Riveting Tools Market: Regional Estimates & Trend Analysis
7.1. Regional Movement Analysis & Market Share, 2017 & 2025
7.2. Riveting tools market: Regional movement analysis, 2017 & 2025

Chapter 8. Competitive Landscape
8.1. Vendor Landscape
8.2. Major Brand Analysis
8.3. Competitive Landscape
8.4. Competitive Market Positioning
8.5. Strategy Framework
8.6. Heat Map Analysis
8.7. Major Market Brands Analysis
8.8. Strategy Framework & Participant Categorization

Chapter 9. Company Profiles

  • Rivtec Ltd.
  • Cherry Aerospace
  • Gesipa Blindniettechnik GmbH
  • AVK Industrial Products
  • Arconic Fastening Systems
  • Sioux Tools
  • Advanced Air Tool Company, Inc.
  • Ace Rivet & Fastener, Inc.
  • Honsel Unformtechnik
  • LOBTEX CO., LTD.
  • Karat

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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Automotive Lead-Acid Battery Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The global automotive lead-acid battery market was worth US$ 12.5 Billion in 2018. Looking forward, the market for lead acid batteries is projected to exceed US$ 15 Billion by 2024, exhibiting a CAGR of 3.1% during 2019-2024.

The demand of automotive lead-acid batteries has a strong correlation with the global automobile industry. The global automobile market has exhibited strong performance across both developed and emerging markets after a period of sluggish growth as a result of the recent global economic crisis.

Moreover, a spontaneous rise in the use of electric vehicles and e-bikes has also catalyzed the demand of lead acid batteries. Characteristics such as high current delivery, resistance to corrosion and abrasion, tolerance to overcharging, low internal impedance, etc. make them appropriate to be used in electric vehicles.

On a regional basis, the Asia Pacific region represented the biggest driver of automotive lead acid batteries accounting for the bulk of the total sales. Asia Pacific was followed by North America and Europe.

Key Questions Answered

  • How has the global automotive lead-acid battery market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key regional markets in the global automotive lead-acid battery industry?
  • What is the breakup of the global automotive lead-acid battery market on the basis of vehicle type?
  • What is the breakup of the global automotive lead-acid battery market on the basis of product?
  • What is the breakup of the global automotive lead-acid battery market on the basis of type?
  • What is the breakup of the global automotive lead-acid battery market on the basis of customer segment?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the global automotive lead-acid battery market?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global automotive lead-acid battery market?
  • What is the structure of the global automotive lead-acid battery market and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global automotive lead-acid battery market?
  • How are automotive lead-acid batteries manufactured?

Topics Covered

1 Preface

2 Scope and Methodology
2.1 Objectives of the Study
2.2 Stakeholders
2.3 Data Sources
2.4 Market Estimation
2.5 Forecasting Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Properties
4.3 Key Industry Trends

5 Global Automotive Lead-Acid Battery Market
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Performance
5.3 Market Breakup by Vehicle Type
5.4 Market Breakup by Product
5.5 Market Breakup by Type
5.6 Market Breakup by Customer Segment
5.7 Market Breakup by Region
5.8 Market Forecast

6 Market Breakup by Vehicle Type
6.1 Passenger Cars
6.2 Commercial Vehicles
6.3 Two-Wheelers
6.4 HEV Cars

7 Market Breakup by Product
7.1 SLI Batteries
7.2 Micro Hybrid Batteries

8 Market Breakup by Type
8.1 Flooded Batteries
8.2 Enhanced Flooded Batteries
8.3 VRLA Batteries

9 Market Breakup by Customer Segment
9.1 OEM
9.2 Replacement

10 Market Breakup by Region
10.1 Asia Pacific
10.2 North America
10.3 Europe
10.4 Middle East and Africa
10.5 Latin America

11 Global Automotive Lead-Acid Battery Industry: SWOT Analysis
11.1 Overview
11.2 Strengths
11.3 Weaknesses
11.4 Opportunities
11.5 Threats

12 Global Automotive Lead-Acid Battery Industry: Value Chain Analysis
12.1 Overview
12.2 Research and Development
12.3 Raw Material Procurement
12.4 Manufacturing
12.5 Marketing
12.6 Distribution
12.7 End-Use

13 Global Automotive Lead-Acid Battery Industry: Porters Five Forces Analysis
13.1 Overview
13.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
13.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
13.4 Degree of Competition
13.5 Threat of New Entrants
13.6 Threat of Substitutes

14 Global Automotive Lead-Acid Battery Industry: Price Analysis
14.1 Price Indicators
14.2 Price Structure
14.3 Margin Analysis

15 Automotive Lead-Acid Battery Manufacturing Process
15.1 Product Overview
15.2 Raw Material Requirements
15.3 Manufacturing Process
15.4 Key Success and Risk Factors

16 Competitive Landscape
16.1 Market Structure
16.2 Key Players
16.3 Profiles of Key Players
16.3.1 Johnson Controls Inc.
16.3.2 Exide Technologies Inc.
16.3.3 GS Yuasa Corporation
16.3.4 Reem Batteries & Power Appliances Co. SAOC
16.3.5 Enersys Inc.
16.3.6 Saft Groupe S.A.
16.3.7 Northstar Battery Company LLC
16.3.8 C&D Technologies Inc.
16.3.9 Robert Bosch GmbH
16.3.10 East Penn Manufacturing Company
16.3.11 Panasonic Corporation
16.3.12 Trojan Battery Company
16.3.13 Samsung SDI Company Limited
16.3.14 Leoch International Technology Ltd
16.3.15 Exide Industries Ltd.
16.3.16 Koyo Battery Co. Ltd.
16.3.17 Tai Mao Battery Co. Ltd.
16.3.18 PT Century Batteries Indonesia
16.3.19 Thai Bellco Battery Co. Ltd.
16.3.20 CSB Battery Co. Ltd. (Hitachi Chemical Energy Technology Co. Ltd.)

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