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Amsterdam, December 11, 2018 – Today GE (NYSE: GE) and Stedin, one of the leading distribution network operators (DNOs) in the Netherlands, went live with the first European implementation of Transmission Forecast (T-Forecast) software from GE’s Grid Solutions. Part of the Digital Energy portfolio, this new solution forecasts power flow across transmission and distribution and is built to help manage increasing levels of renewable energy generation.

Electrical grids were constructed to manage a uniform flow of electricity primarily powered by coal, petroleum and natural gas. The growth of distributed energy resources (DERs) – such as renewable wind and solar energy which ebb and flow based on weather patterns – coupled with the onset of micro-grids and storage alternatives, have increased the variability and complexity in energy flow. Renewable energy’s variability creates new stresses on the grid, including overload and congestion.

Based on GE’s DER Orchestration solution, the T-Forecast software enhances electric power flow look-ahead visibility at the point of interconnection. This allows both Stedin and the transmission system operator (TSO) in the Netherlands to better manage the variability and intermittency of renewable energy generation. The T-Forecast software leverages the TSO’s Balance Responsible Parties declarations and machine learning technologies to compute a reliable forecast of the power flow at 39 primary substations. This supports Stedin’s compliance with regulations associated the EU’s "third energy package" (directive 2009/72/EC and regulation (EC) 714/2009), in particular the codes related to forecasting load flows in the electrical grid.

Stedin is also focused on flexible deployment initiatives – enabling flexible generation and consumption – as an alternative to grid reinforcements. With GE’s T-Forecast solution, Stedin is able to predict where flexible deployment is necessary, thereby lowering the risk of an unbalanced grid or local overload, even when levels of decentralized generation are high and ensuring a stable electricity supply.

“We are excited to deepen our relationship with GE through the implementation of the T-Forecast software solution. With this new technology, we will be able to better predict the energy load flows in the electrical grid, and in turn, we can increase efficiency and reliability for our customers,” said Peter Hermans, CTO of Stedin. “As renewable energy usage continues to increase, this technology provides a seamless path for future required functionalities and market interactions, including using flexibility for congestion management.”

“We are pleased to work with Stedin in delivering GE’s first implementation of T-Forecast technology in Europe,” said Steven Martin, chief digital officer, GE Power. “A joint view of forecasting with high accuracy allows the TSO to balance their transmission grid while allowing Stedin to avoid congestion at the DNO level.”

T-Forecast is architected as a flexible and open modular solution, based on micro-services, meaning it can be easily updated and inserted into any business process with other services, through orchestration, to support multiple use cases. This modularity also enables it to be “pluggable” onto any SCADA from any provider. With its intuitive user experience, T-Forecast delivers actionable insights for managing the interconnections between the Netherland’s transmission and distribution grids, which helps to prevent disturbances and interruptions.

In 2016, nearly 90 percent of new power added to the electric grid was made up of renewable sources in Europe. With two of Europe’s three largest new windfarm projects and strong solar power growth, the Netherlands is playing a key role in driving Europe’s rapid shift away from fossil fuels. The country is also experiencing an increase in electric vehicle (EV) adoption in alignment with the Dutch government’s long-term energy plan which mandates a phase out of all internal combustion engines by 2035.

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.

About Stedin

Working together towards a lifeworld full of new energy. This is the goal that Stedin works towards every day. To ensure that our more than two million customers can live and work in the most densely populated and industrialised region of the Netherlands: the province of Utrecht and the larger part of the province of Zuid-Holland. A service area with a particularly complex energy infrastructure and a high dependence on energy. With some 3,000 employees, we are working on a sustainable energy supply with more and more local production. A future-proof system that will continue to be reliable and affordable and can be passed on from generation to generation.

 

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(SEOUL – December 10, 2018) - GE Power announced today that the company’s reliable and flexible 6F.03 gas turbines will power Korea Zinc’s LNG Combined Cycle Power Plant located in Onsan, Ulsan City of Korea. Korea Zinc is a world-class general non-ferrous metal smelting company. They produce 18 types of non-ferrous metals from zinc to lead, gold, silver, and copper as well as rare metals such as indium, contributing to the growth of Korea’s basic metal industry for over 40 years.

Korea Zinc’s LNG Combined Cycle Power Plant will produce power for the captive consumption of Korea Zinc, meaning the plant will produce the electricity needed for the local industrial operations at the site. The plant will generate more than 270 MW of power using LNG as a fuel source.

One top officer of Korea Zinc said, “This is a meaningful project that we can generate and supply power on our own using GE's highly reliable gas turbines. GE’s 6F.03 gas turbines are offering superior performance, reliability, and flexibility, which we are exactly looking for. We will continue to collaborate with GE to complete the project successfully and ensure the stable supply of power to Korea Zinc." Two units of GE’s 6F.03 gas turbines will be installed at Korea Zinc Combined Cycle Power Plant, with the goal to be completed by January 2021.

GE and Korea Zinc closely collaborated to build Korea Zinc’s captive power plant for this specific industrial application, and 6F.03 gas turbine - known for best-in-class efficiency and high exhaust energy – was finally selected and will best serve their needs. GE’s 6F.03 gas turbine can generate up to 87 Megawatt (MW) of power in simple cycle. 

Woonsik Ha, executive leader of GE Power in Korea, said, “We are glad that Korea Zinc selected GE’s 6F.03 gas turbine for their captive power plant. Our gas turbines provide high efficiency with durability and flexibility that will enhance Korea Zinc’s productivity.”

According to Korea Power Exchange’s recent research for the self-generation in Korea, most of the captive power plants in Korea are operated by steel, petrochemical, and oil refinery companies that consume large amount of power. It reports that the demand of captive power will, to some extent, increase in near future, depending on economic prospects as well as fuel costs. GE will supply power facilities and cutting-edge technology to create value that helps meet such power demand of Korean companies with its sophisticated gas turbine technology.

GE’s 6F.03 turbines are capable of operating on a wide range of natural gas, distillate, and synthetic fuels. With the large and diversified installed base across 40 countries, there are more than 200 units of GE’s 6F.03 gas turbines in operation globally.

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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.

WILMINGTON, North Carolina—December 10, 2018—GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced today its intent to acquire the business and certain assets of REI Nuclear, LLC (REI Nuclear), a Columbia, South Carolina-based decommissioning technology and tooling design company. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of 2018.   

 

REI Nuclear specializes in performing preliminary design, testing, tooling, project management, technical support, segmentation planning and waste management for nuclear facility decommissioning and dismantlement (D&D) projects.

 

“With REI Nuclear’s technical and project planning expertise, we will be able to increase value for our customers by further strengthening the planning and field execution of decommissioning projects,” said Lance Hall, Executive Vice President of GEH. “Together, we are positioned to capitalize on the rapid expansion of decommissioning projects worldwide and support our customers throughout the nuclear power plant lifecycle.”  

 

“The combination of the decades of decommissioning know-how of GEH and REI Nuclear has proven to be a highly successful project team,” said Grant Phillips, CFO, REI Nuclear. “We could not be more pleased to continue supporting GEH in nuclear plant decommissioning projects.”

 

GEH has utilized REI Nuclear technology for projects that include the dismantling of two reactors at the Oskarshamn Nuclear Power Plant near Oskarshamn, Sweden. This work includes cutting and packing reactor internals for final disposal and will continue through 2019.

 

GEH offers comprehensive D&D project expertise, including experience gained from reactor internals replacement projects in Japan and segmentation scope for extended power uprate projects in the U.S.

 

About GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

 

Based in Wilmington, N.C., GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is a world-leading provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services. Established in 2007, GEH is a global nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry. The nuclear alliance executes a single, strategic vision to create a broader portfolio of solutions, expanding its capabilities for new reactor and service opportunities. The alliance offers customers around the world the technological leadership required to effectively enhance reactor performance, power output and safety. Follow GEH on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Paris, France - December 6, 2018:  Addressing the global energy trend for cleaner energy and a reduced carbon footprint, H2V INDUSTRY today announced it has awarded GE Power's Grid Solutions business a contract for the turnkey supply of two 225 kV/30 kV electrical substations. These substations will feed the first 100 MW H2V INDUSTRY production units of the Port-Jérôme factories near Le Havre (76-Normandie) and Loon Plage near Dunkirk (Dunkerque, 59-Nord). H2V INDUSTRY forecasts the creation of approximately 200 jobs at each factory site in France in 2022. According to the “Hydrogen, Scaling up” study conducted by McKinsey for the Hydrogen Council, this energy source could reduce annual CO2 emissions by around 6 metric gigatons, compared with current levels.

World’s First Innovative Mass Production of Green Hydrogen

Recognized as a critical contributor to the energy transition’s success, green hydrogen is the most abundant element on earth and plays an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Green hydrogen contains up to three times more energy per unit mass than diesel, and two and a half times more than natural gas. To address customers’ needs for green hydrogen related to the growing global trend of decarbonization, H2V INDUSTRY’s intends to establish factories in France to support Europe’s energy transition. These factories will focus on the mass production of hydrogen via the electrolysis of water, thereby delivering green hydrogen at a zero-carbon footprint.  

Green Hydrogen and its Zero-Carbon Footprint

Currently, 95 percent of hydrogen is produced from fossil fuel sources resulting in pollution, whereas green hydrogen produced from water and renewable power sources guarantees a zero-carbon footprint. H2V INDUSTRY has chosen the electrolysis of water as the innovative method to produce green hydrogen. The electrolysis of water involves using electrical energy to separate water into hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2), thereby converting electrical energy into chemical energy. This green hydrogen can be stored for later use on the network, produced where there is a high concentration of renewables power sources or transported to the consumption sources. It can also be directly injected into industrial processes for decarbonization.

“We are pleased to work with GE’s Grid Solutions because of its undisputed expertise, renowned reliability across the globe, its reputation and quality products. Bringing together our respective competencies is a win-win for both companies,” said Lucien Mallet, H2V INDUSTRY CEO.

"As the grid is becoming increasingly complex, integrating more renewable energy sources and more storage, we are pleased to partner with H2V INDUSTRY on this exciting initiative. A major enabler in the production and transmission of green energy, this contract with H2V INDUSTRY is part of our global strategy to help transform energy networks," said Julien Pelcot, GE’s Grid Solutions Sales Director, France/Belux.  

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Notes to Editors:

About H2V INDUSTRY:

World leader in energy transition, H2V INDUSTRY is the first company to produce massively hydrogen by electrolysis of water based on low-carbon energy to meet the global needs of industry and transport. Each plant represents an investment of 500 million euros and the creation of 200 jobs.

The developments led by the company rely on the expertise of teams whose know-how makes the company unique. Created in 2016 by Lucien Mallet, H2V INDUSTRY has chosen a solid option to build a resilient company. For more information, visit the company website: www.h2vindustry.com

Follow H2V INDUSTRY on LinkedIn and Facebook.

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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Paris, France – 6 décembre 2018 : Pour répondre à la tendance globale pour une énergie plus propre et une empreinte carbone réduite, H2V INDUSTRY a annoncé aujourd’hui avoir confié à GE Power's Grid Solutions un contrat pour la fourniture « clé en main » de deux sous-stations électriques 225 kV/30 kV. Ces sous-stations alimenteront les premières unités de production de 100 MW des usines de Port-Jérôme près du Havre (76-Normandie) et de Loon Plage près de Dunkerque (59-Nord) en France. H2V INDUSTRY envisage la création de 200 emplois directs par usine en France en 2022. Selon l’enquête sur l’intensification de l’hydrogène menée par McKinsey pour le Conseil de l’Industrie de l’Hydrogène, l’hydrogène pourrait réduire les émissions annuelles de CO2 de 6 Gigatonnes, par rapport aux niveaux actuels.

Première mondiale de production massive d’hydrogène

Reconnu comme un contributeur essentiel à la réussite de la transition énergétique, l’hydrogène est l’élément le plus abondant dans l’univers et joue un rôle majeur dans la réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre. L’hydrogène vert contient jusqu’à trois fois plus d’énergie par unité de masse que le diesel, et deux fois et demi plus que le gaz naturel. Pour répondre aux besoins des clients pour de l’hydrogène vert en lien avec la tendance croissante de décarbonisation, H2V INDUSTRY envisage d’installer des usines en France pour contribuer à la transition énergétique en Europe. Ces usines vont principalement produire en masse de l’hydrogène via le procédé d’électrolyse de l’eau, fournissant ainsi de l’hydrogène vert garantissant une empreinte carbone nulle.  

Hydrogène vert et son empreinte carbone nulle

Actuellement 95% de l’hydrogène est fabriqué à partir d’hydrocarbures polluants. En revanche, fabriqué à partir d’eau et d’électricité issue d’énergies renouvelables, l’hydrogène vert est le gage d’une empreinte carbone nulle. H2V INDUSTRY a choisi la méthode de l’électrolyse de l’eau comme moyen innovant de produire l’hydrogène vert. Le procédé d’électrolyse de l’eau implique l’utilisation de l’énergie électrique pour décomposer l’eau en hydrogène (H2) et oxygène (O2), convertissant ainsi l’énergie électrique en énergie chimique. Cet hydrogène peut alors être stocké pour une utilisation ultérieure sur le réseau, produit sur les lieux de forte concentration en énergies renouvelables, puis transporté jusqu’aux lieux de consommation. Il peut être également directement injecté dans les processus industriels qui doivent se décarboner.

« Nous nous félicitons d’avoir choisi GE’s Grid Solutions tout d’abord pour son expertise incontestée, sa fiabilité mondialement reconnue et la réputation de la qualité des équipements proposés. Nous bénéficierons de nos compétences respectives. » précise Lucien Mallet, Président de H2V INDUSTRY.

« Alors que le réseau se complexifie en intégrant plus de sources d’énergies renouvelables et plus de stockage, nous nous réjouissons d’accompagner H2V INDUSTRY sur cette première mondiale. Acteur majeur dans la production et le transport de l’énergie verte, ce contrat avec H2V INDUSTRY s’inscrit dans notre stratégie globale d’accompagnement de la transition énergétique. » nous confie Julien Pelcot, Directeur Commercial France/Belux chez GE’s Grid Solutions.

 

 

À propos de H2V INDUSTRY

Leader mondial de la transition énergétique, H2V INDUSTRY est la première entreprise qui propose de produire massivement de l’hydrogène par électrolyse de l’eau à base d’énergie décarbonée pour satisfaire les besoins mondiaux de l’industrie et des transports. Chaque usine représente un investissement de 500 millions d’euros et la création de 200 emplois.

Les développements menés par l’entreprise s’appuient sur l’expertise des équipes dont le savoir-faire rend la société unique. Créée en 2016 par Lucien Mallet, H2V INDUSTRY a choisi une solide option pour construire une société résiliente. Pour plus d’informations, visitez le site Web de l’entreprise : www.h2vindustry.com.

Suivez H2V INDUSTRY sur LinkedIn et Facebook.

À propos de GE Power

GE Power est un leader mondial de l’énergie qui fournit des technologies, des solutions et des services pour l’ensemble de la chaîne de valeur de l’énergie, de la production à la consommation.

Implanté dans plus de 180 pays, notre technologie alimente un tiers de la planète en électricité, équipe 90% des gestionnaires de réseaux de transport d’électricité dans le monde, et 40 % de l’électricité distribuée dans le monde est gérée par nos logiciels. Via une innovation incessante et des partenariats durables avec nos clients, nous développons les technologies énergétiques de demain et améliorons les réseaux électriques dont nous dépendons. Pour plus d’informations, visitez le site Web de l’entreprise à l’adresse suivante : www.gepower.com. Suivez GE Power sur Twitter @GE Power et sur LinkedIn à la page GE Power.

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• Orders for leading HA gas turbine booked in the third quarter in Florida and Taiwan

• Customers Invenergy and Bahrain Aluminum’s HA-power plants successfully first fired

• Gas will play a vital role in a cleaner energy future according to newly announced GE Gas Power CEO Scott Strazik, keynoting today at POWER-GEN International

ORLANDO – December 5, 2018 – GE today announced orders and continued strong momentum for the company’s flagship HA, the largest and most efficient gas turbine fleet in the industry, at POWER-GEN International in Orlando, Florida.

The company announced it will partner with electric utility Tampa Electric (TECO), an Emera company, to modernize Big Bend Power Station in Hillsborough County, Florida, using GE’s advanced gas and steam turbine technology and services. The modernized Big Bend Power Station will help TECO produce electricity in an amount equivalent to the needs of more than 750,000 Florida households using two of GE’s industry-leading 7HA gas turbines and a comprehensive upgrade for the steam turbine island.

Independent power producer Chiahui Corporation will use the HA, the industry’s most efficient heavy-duty gas turbine, as part of a full turnkey power expansion project at Chiahui Power Plant in Chiayi Province, Taiwan. GE’s 7HA.02 gas turbine will be part of the expansion to increase the plant’s generation potential, and it will be the third HA gas turbine in Taiwan, enhancing the country’s ability to generate flexible, reliable and affordable electricity from natural gas.

GE’s customers have also announced major operational milestones for several HA-powered facilities around the world, including Invenergy’s Lackawanna Energy Center in Jessup, Pennsylvania, United States, and Aluminium Bahrain (Alba)’s Unit 1 at Power Station 5 in Bahrain. Both customers have achieved first fire status for the HA units —a significant milestone for plants preparing to become commercially operational and provide electricity to the grid.

 

In addition, GE shared that its fleet of more than 30 HA gas turbines commercially operating around the world has surpassed 220,000 operating hours, and has added 19 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity worldwide. The HA remains the fastest-growing fleet of gas turbines today, with 83 orders by 35 customers in 16 countries.

Natural gas power plants have a lifespan measured in decades, and customers look to GE to provide total plant solutions across the entire lifecycle of their power generation assets. To that end, GE also announced today that it has completed Europe’s first 9EMax gas turbine upgrade at the Czech Power Station, providing significantly more power, incremental revenue generation, and greater efficiency. This is GE’s fifth 9EMax upgrade, built on its deep experience of a global fleet of more than 700 9E gas turbines, and you can read more about this announcement here.

Powering to a Cleaner Energy Future with Gas

GE today also reaffirmed its foundational belief that natural gas generation will fuel the future of electricity through its ongoing grand transformation. Onstage at the industry’s largest annual gathering, newly announced GE Gas Power CEO Scott Strazik articulated a balanced environment for gas power with headwinds associated with renewables growth and tailwinds with supply growth and power density. “Gas power is well positioned to play a vital role replacing coal and nuclear retirements while complementing renewables growth in different parts of the energy landscape. It’s dispatchable, flexible, affordable, and fast.”

In a new whitepaper released this week citing the International Energy Agency’s most recent World Energy Outlook, GE said that “the contribution of gas to powering the world through 2040 is vital by almost any measure, across markets and sectors.” Natural gas generation is also a perfect complement to other technologies that will power the future of electricity: from energy storage and renewable energy sources such as wind and hydro to high-voltage grid technologies such as high-voltage direct current (HVDC).

Strazik continued, “Natural gas generation will continue to fuel the future of our world with its ability to support increased levels of renewable energy and provide efficient and flexible electricity to people who need it.”

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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.

About GE’s HA Gas Turbine

GE Power’s HA gas turbine is the world’s most efficient, largest, and fastest growing gas turbine fleet for both 50 and 60 Hz sectors. Operating with up to 64% net combined cycle efficiency, GE Power’s HA is the most efficient gas turbine in the world when compared to competing technologies. GE’s HA gas turbine is also the fastest growing fleet in the industry with more than 83 orders by 35 customers in 16 countries and has achieved more than 220,000 operating hours to date. You can learn more about the HA gas turbine fleet here.

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Country’s utilities and government regulators are focused on aggressive electrification, decentralization, and digitization efforts, report finds

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 Distributed Solar Power Association (DISPA), a group of rooftop solar developers, has filed a petition before the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC), protesting the decision to deny exemption.

A power crisis is looming large on India and the country needs to immediately start planning coal-based power plants and transmission corridors to avert it, experts have cautioned.

This is also the "first intra-state transmission system project" won by the company under tariff-based competitive bidding, according to a filing to the BSE.

Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd (KPTL) Wednesday said it has bagged orders worth Rs 1,322 crore in domestic and overseas markets.

The project was awarded to the company through competitive bidding prices and commissioned in December 2017.

REC has a loan book of Rs 2 lakh crore and provides loans to power generation companies, transmission companies, state electricity boards and renewable energy providers.

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(CES 2019) -- CES attendees can learn how Internet of Things (IoT) technologies can achieve “fast time to IoT value” when they attend the panel discussions, consultations and demonstrations sponsored by Ayla Networks at the annual CES 2019. Ayla’s IoT platform-as-a-service (PaaS) delivers industry-leading device management and application enablement.

Daily IoT Panel Discussions at Palazzo Hotel

Ayla will host a hospitality suite at the Palazzo Hotel for panel discussions and private meetings during daily happy hours, starting at 5:30 p.m. each day of the show. Registration is required for the following free sessions:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 8 - Removing Barriers to Scaling your IoT Solutions (Ayla and Amazon Web Services)
    • Enterprises across market sectors continue to face complexities in achieving a successful IoT implementation, and many are still struggling with basics. How do you move beyond this and thrive in your market? It comes down to choosing a reliable platform that offers an end-to-end solution that resolves security, connectivity, and deployment issues to ensure faster time to market. Join representatives from Ayla and Amazon Web Services as they present a best-in-class IoT infrastructure to help you scale and grow.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 9 - Time-to-Value is Critical to Success in IoT-Led Digital Transformation: An Executive Fireside Chat
    • When it comes to the IoT, launching products and deriving value from their data presents a massive opportunity for manufacturers in transforming the enterprise landscape. Achieving rapid “time to business value” from your connected-product data is the key to IoT success. Join executives from well-known brands as they share how their companies have already begun to unlock the opportunities from IoT.
  • Thursday, Jan. 10 - A Fast Track to Success from IoT Initiatives with Advanced Analytics (Ayla and Google Cloud Platform)
    • Ayla Networks and Google Cloud recently announced a partnership to integrate the Ayla IoT platform device connectivity and management technologies with Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The result is an offering that will enable more companies to tap directly into Google Cloud’s renowned application enablement, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics capabilities to deliver the outcomes that meet their business needs. Join representatives from Ayla Networks and GCP to learn more about how enterprises can unlock the business value contained within their connected-device data—and to optimize the return on their IoT investments.

IoT Demonstrations

In the Smart Home Marketplace, Sands Expo booth #41161, Ayla will highlight use cases and demonstrations from customers and partners. To register for the booth demos, sign up in advance.

  • Smart Home Security and Comfort Control - this demonstration will show how multiple devices can work together for a high level of security automation and control from a single mobile application. Ayla will showcase its platform capabilities around device monitoring and management, mobile-application development and customer-support enablement.
  • Google Assistant and Hampton Door Lock - this demonstration shows how users of Google Assistant can control the Hampton door lock by using their voice. This demonstration also illustrates the ease with which Google Assistant can be configured through the Ayla IoT Platform.

IoT Consultations

Ayla representatives will be available to answer questions and offer free IoT consultations with Ayla technical staff. Attendees interested in scheduling one-on-one consultations with Ayla IoT experts can request an IoT consultation.

About Ayla Networks

Ayla Networks, a leading provider of digital twinning, device management and application enablement for the Internet of Things (IoT), enables the world’s largest companies to connect and ingest data from nearly any sensor, system and cloud. By leveraging the Ayla Agile IoT™ platform, customers are able to quickly productize future-proofed, connected products, while making device data usable for ongoing analytic insights and support for advanced business applications. For more information, visit www.aylanetworks.com.

KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. (“CorEnergy” or the “Company”) announced that its Executive Chairman, Richard Green, has tendered his resignation from the Board of Directors of the Company, effective January 1, 2019. The independent directors named David Schulte, President and Chief Executive Officer of CorEnergy, to follow Mr. Green as Chairman of the Board.

In discussing his intentions with the Board, Mr. Green noted the work he and Mr. Schulte had undertaken to build, develop and lead a talented team of professionals at Corridor InfraTrust Management (“Corridor”), the external manager of CorEnergy. Mr. Green said, “I am very proud of the company Dave and I have built together. In less than a decade, Corridor’s systems and processes have become reflective of a much larger and more established professional organization. Reflecting on my more than 30 years of experience as a senior executive, I believe now is a good time for a transition to occur at Corridor and therefore the Board of CorEnergy. At a certain stage of development, an organization works best when one individual leads.”

Mr. Schulte commented, “It has been a privilege to work side-by-side with Rick since the inception of Corridor, eight years ago. His deep knowledge base, strategic insights and leadership have been imperative in guiding the Company forward. I am pleased that Rick is willing to have a continuing role at Corridor and in his commitment to a smooth transition of responsibilities.”

The Governance and Nominating Committees of the Company will begin a search for an additional director to fill the vacancy created by the resignation.

About CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc.

CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CORR, CORRPrA) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns essential energy assets, such as pipelines, storage terminals, and transmission and distribution assets. We receive long-term contracted revenue from operators of our assets, primarily under triple-net participating leases. For more information, please visit corenergy.reit.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are "forward-looking statements." Although CorEnergy believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in CorEnergy's reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Other than as required by law, CorEnergy does not assume a duty to update any forward-looking statement. In particular, any distribution paid in the future to our stockholders will depend on the actual performance of CorEnergy, its costs of leverage and other operating expenses and will be subject to the approval of CorEnergy's Board of Directors and compliance with leverage covenants.

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SAP and Software AG (Frankfurt MDAX: SOW) announced today that they will be cooperating on the development of an open Smart City platform. The platform will enable cities, communities and administrative districts to implement their own Smart City and Smart Country projects on an independent basis and to offer their citizens new intelligent services. SAP and Software AG made the announcement at the Smart Country Convention, which took place from November 20-22 in Berlin.

Germany’s two largest software companies have developed the Smart City platform in compliance with the standards of the European Union’s Open Urban Platform initiative. The platform is a coordinated interplay of Internet of Things (IoT), big data and artificial intelligence (AI) components and includes a development platform for smart applications. It integrates existing data silos and is open for the solutions of other providers, from municipal enterprises and IT services providers to Smart City startups, thus also supporting national digital sovereignty in Germany.

“Together with SAP, we will develop a future-oriented digital platform for communities in Germany,” said Werner Rieche, Regional President for the DACH Countries at Software AG. “The platform will enable cities, communities and municipal enterprises to confidently design their own networked administration and new intelligent services on a collaborative basis.”

At the Smart Country Convention, SAP and Software AG presented a joint showcase project in which a winter service vehicle delivers a range of relevant salting and gritting data to the cloud via sensors in real time, with the data then available for further processing on the SAP HANA platform. Software AG contributes various IoT services, for example, for equipment management, the onboarding of sensors and the transfer of data to the platform. The exhibit also included solutions for networked machines from Sensor-Technik Wiedemann, a salt spreader for use in winter road service from Kugelmann and an environmental data sensor from Greatech.

“Smart countries and cities can only be achieved with the aid of a smart and open platform,” said Susanne Diehm, Head of Public Services & Healthcare and Member of the Management Board, SAP Deutschland SE & Co. KG. “The shared use of our platform will ensure a high degree of data control and cost efficiency for all members of the municipal family.”

About Software AG

Software AG (Frankfurt MDAX: SOW) helps companies with their digital transformation. With Software AG’s Digital Business Platform, companies can better interact with their customers and bring them on new ‘digital’ journeys, promote unique value propositions, and create new business opportunities. In the Internet of Things (IoT) market, Software AG enables enterprises to integrate, connect and manage IoT components as well as analyze data and predict future events based on Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Digital Business Platform is built on decades of uncompromising software development, IT experience and technological leadership. Software AG has more than 4,500 employees, is active in 70 countries and had revenues of €879 million in 2017.

To learn more, visit www.softwareag.com.

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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Insulation Monitoring Devices Market by Response Time, Application (Power Utilities, Manufacturing and Production, Mining, Healthcare, Transportation), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Rest of the World) - Global Forecast to 2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The insulation monitoring devices market is expected to grow from USD 579 million in 2018 to USD 748 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 5.25% during the forecast period.

The prevention of data loss due to power supply fluctuations, the necessity of electricals in IT systems, and increased demand for insulation monitoring devices from renewable energy power plants. However, high initial investment requirements and lack of skills and expertise might restrain the market growth.

The insulation monitoring devices with adjustable response time of up to 5-7s have seen greater adoption in the past 5 years and are expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. RGG804, an insulation monitoring device from Bender has the time delay of 0.5-5 s. This can be set to adjust according to the applications. The device is suitable for AC, 3AC, and DC IT systems of up to 500 V. The devices with this response time are also suitable for higher voltages with special coupling devices available for the use.

The use of insulation monitoring devices in the healthcare sector is mainly driven by the standards laid down for the correct operations of IT supply systems used in this sector. In healthcare applications, the unearthed systems are used for the power supply of electrical instruments and systems used in surgical applications, life-supporting equipment, and other instruments surrounding patients.

Such systems are basically used in intensive care units (ICUs) and operation theatres. The implementation of such functions in the insulation monitoring devices can be ensured by the external communication of the devices based on the RS485 standards. North America and Europe are likely to be the major adopters of insulation monitoring devices for healthcare application owing to the advancements in the healthcare sector, particularly in hospitals, in these regions.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights

5 Market Overview

6 Insulation Monitoring Devices Market, By Response Time

7 Insulation Monitoring Devices Market, By Application

8 Geographic Analysis of Insulation Monitoring Devices Market

9 Competitive Landscape

10 Company Profiles

  • ABB
  • Bender
  • Captech
  • Cirprotec
  • Deif A/S
  • E. Dold & Sohne
  • Eaton
  • Hakel
  • Lemvigh-Muller
  • Littelfuse
  • Martens (GHM Group)
  • Megacon
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Muuntosahko Oy
  • Ppo-Elektroniikka OY
  • Renesas Electronics
  • Schneider Electric
  • Siemens
  • Viper Innovations
  • Wei Dian Union (Hubei) Technology Co.,Ltd

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n9x42r/insulation?w=4

TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: ARLP) today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire the general partner interests in AllDale Minerals, LP and AllDale Minerals II, LP (collectively "AllDale") and all of the limited partner interests in AllDale not currently owned by ARLP’s affiliate, Cavalier Minerals JV, LLC ("Cavalier") (collectively the "Partnership Interests"). ARLP also announced that it has begun development of the Excel Mine No. 5, an extension of its MC Mining operation in Pike County, Kentucky.

"Today’s announcements reflect ARLP’s commitment to continually invest in our business to build and support long-term cash flows," said Joseph W. Craft III, President and Chief Executive Officer. "The AllDale acquisition gives ARLP control of a significant ownership position in the oil and gas minerals sector and lays the foundation for a new growth platform for the future. Development of the Excel Mine No. 5 supports ARLP’s ongoing commitment to the coal sector and will allow ARLP to maintain its regional diversity as well as provide the opportunity to retain and grow its market share in both the domestic and international coal markets for this highly-valued low sulfur, high BTU product. Upon completion, both of these strategic investments are expected to be accretive to cash flow and create long-term value for our unitholders."

AllDale Transaction

Currently, ARLP owns a 96.0% interest in Cavalier, which owns approximately 72.0% of the limited partner interest in AllDale. Upon closing the transaction, ARLP will own 100.0% of the general partner and approximately 97.0% of the limited partner interests in AllDale, therefore controlling approximately 42,000 net royalty acres strategically positioned in the core of the Anadarko, Permian, Williston and Appalachian basins. The acquired acreage is concentrated in the SCOOP/STACK (48.5%), Delaware Basin (19.5%), Midland Basin (16.2%), Bakken (9.7%) and Appalachian Basin (6.1%). The acquired acreage position will provide ARLP with diversified exposure to industry-leading operators, including Continental Resources, Devon Energy, Anadarko Petroleum, Pioneer Natural Resources and Concho Resources.

ARLP will acquire the Partnership Interests for a cash purchase price of $175.96 million, which will be funded with cash on hand and borrowings under its credit facility. The agreements provide for an effective date of November 1, 2018 and the transaction is expected to close in early January 2019.

In addition, ARLP also owns approximately 3,950 net royalty acres through its limited partner interest in AllDale Minerals III, LP.

Excel Mine No. 5 Development

ARLP has begun development activity for the Excel Mine No. 5 and currently anticipates deploying total capital of approximately $45.0 million to $50.0 million over the next 18 to 24 months. ARLP’s subsidiary, MC Mining, LLC ("MC Mining"), controls the estimated 15 million tons of coal reserves assigned to the Excel Mine No. 5 and will own the new mining complex, and our Excel Mining, LLC subsidiary will conduct all mining operations. The underground operation will utilize continuous mining units employing room-and-pillar mining techniques and annual production capacity is expected to be approximately 1.3 million tons of high BTU, low-sulfur coal.

MC Mining plans to utilize its existing underground mining equipment and preparation plant to produce and process coal from the Excel Mine No. 5 and expects to ship coal produced from the mine to various transloading facilities on the Ohio River and the Big Sandy River for barge deliveries or directly to customers via the CSX railroad and by truck. MC Mining expects to transition its current workforce to the Excel Mine No. 5 and will continue to employ approximately 211 workers.

The development plan for the Excel Mine No. 5 is designed to provide a seamless transition from the current MC Mining operation as its reserves deplete in 2020.

About Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.

ARLP is a diversified producer and marketer of coal to major United States and international utilities and industrial users. ARLP, the nation’s first publicly traded master limited partnership involved in the production and marketing of coal, is currently the second largest coal producer in the eastern United States with mining operations in the Illinois Basin and Appalachian coal producing regions.

ARLP currently operates eight mining complexes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and West Virginia as well as a coal loading terminal on the Ohio River at Mount Vernon, Indiana. ARLP also generates income from a variety of other sources, including investments in oil and gas mineral interests and gas compression services.

News, unit prices and additional information about ARLP, including filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, are available at http://www.arlp.com. For more information, contact the investor relations department of ARLP at (918) 295-7674 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: With the exception of historical matters, any matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from projected results. These risks, uncertainties and contingencies include, but are not limited to, the following: changes in coal prices, which could affect our operating results and cash flows; changes in competition in coal markets and our ability to respond to such changes; legislation, regulations, and court decisions and interpretations thereof, including those relating to the environment and the release of greenhouse gases, mining, miner health and safety and health care; deregulation of the electric utility industry or the effects of any adverse change in the coal industry, electric utility industry, or general economic conditions; risks associated with the expansion of our operations and properties; dependence on significant customer contracts, including renewing existing contracts upon expiration; adjustments made in price, volume or terms to existing coal supply agreements; changing global economic conditions or in industries in which our customers operate; liquidity constraints, including those resulting from any future unavailability of financing; customer bankruptcies, cancellations or breaches to existing contracts, or other failures to perform; customer delays, failure to take coal under contracts or defaults in making payments; fluctuations in coal demand, prices and availability; changes in oil and gas prices, which could affect our investments in oil and gas mineral interests and gas compression services; our productivity levels and margins earned on our coal sales; the coal industry's share of electricity generation, including as a result of environmental concerns related to coal mining and combustion and the cost and perceived benefits of other sources of electricity, such as natural gas, nuclear energy and renewable fuels; changes in raw material costs; changes in the availability of skilled labor; our ability to maintain satisfactory relations with our employees; increases in labor costs including costs of health insurance and taxes resulting from the Affordable Care Act, adverse changes in work rules, or cash payments or projections associated with post-mine reclamation and workers' compensation claims; increases in transportation costs and risk of transportation delays or interruptions; operational interruptions due to geologic, permitting, labor, weather-related or other factors; risks associated with major mine-related accidents, such as mine fires, or interruptions; results of litigation, including claims not yet asserted; difficulty maintaining our surety bonds for mine reclamation as well as workers' compensation and black lung benefits; difficulty in making accurate assumptions and projections regarding post-mine reclamation as well as pension, black lung benefits and other post-retirement benefit liabilities; uncertainties in estimating and replacing our coal reserves; a loss or reduction of benefits from certain tax deductions and credits; difficulty obtaining commercial property insurance, and risks associated with our participation (excluding any applicable deductible) in the commercial insurance property program; and difficulty in making accurate assumptions and projections regarding future revenues and costs associated with equity investments in companies we do not control.

Additional information concerning these and other factors can be found in ARLP's public periodic filings with the SEC, including ARLP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, filed on February 23, 2018 and ARLP's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2018, June 30, 2018 and September 30, 2018, filed on May 7, 2018, August 6, 2018 and November 5, 2018, respectively, with the SEC. Except as required by applicable securities laws, ARLP does not intend to update its forward-looking statements.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Signaling the need for a shift in utility priorities, 65% of businesses would like their utility to invest in activities that support building local communities and energy consumption management programs, while 62% of businesses do not believe utility investments toward improving reliability or service operations are a priority. These findings are part of the annual 2018 Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement: Business™, a Cogent Reports™ study by Market Strategies International-Morpace.

Market Strategies-Morpace is proud to name 21 utilities as 2018 Business Customer Champions, an annual honor awarded to utilities that exhibit exceptional performance on Brand Trust, Service Satisfaction and Product Experience. This award is based upon obtaining top industry scores on the study’s Engaged Customer Relationship (ECR) index, which provides a 360-degree performance review of utility customer perceptions and experiences. This year’s Business Customer Champions score an average of 26 points higher than the industry average of 755 (on a 1,000-point scale) on the ECR index and are better at meeting their business customers’ desires for consumption management programs and community support.

“Businesses already rate their utilities extremely high on operational satisfaction and are pushing back on the need for greater reliability and service if it is going to cost them more,” said Chris Oberle, senior vice president at Market Strategies International-Morpace. “Customers now link the success of their business to that of their local communities and would prefer their utility partners focus on building the communities they serve and developing programs that help businesses better manage their energy consumption.”

Developing value-added programs for businesses to use is particularly important, as ECR scores grow from 755 as an industry average to 806 when customers use a consumption management program, and 804 when they use an alternative power option. Businesses that use an alternative rate plan score 785.

Congratulations to the 2018 Business Customer Champions, which have established strong engagement among their local business communities.

 
2018 Business Customer Champions
AEP Ohio     DTE Energy     Portland General Electric
Ameren Illinois Duke Energy Florida PSE&G
BGE Duke Energy Midwest Public Service Company of Oklahoma
CenterPoint Energy – South Entergy Mississippi Puget Sound Energy
ComEd Entergy Texas Salt River Project
Con Edison MidAmerican Energy SMUD
Consumers Energy PG&E Xcel Energy – West
 

Below are all utility benchmark scores by region:

   
Engaged Customer
East Region Utility Brands     Relationship index
Con Edison 823
BGE 809
PSE&G 798
NYSEG 747
Eversource Energy 746
PPL Electric Utilities 738
PECO Energy 733
National Grid 732
Jersey Central Power & Light 731
PSEG Long Island 727
Penelec 722
West Penn Power 715
Appalachian Power 674
 
   
Engaged Customer
Midwest Region Utility Brands     Relationship index
Consumers Energy 785
Ameren Illinois 780
ComEd 780
AEP Ohio 779
Duke Energy Midwest 779
DTE Energy 772
MidAmerican Energy 768
NIPSCO 763
OPPD 762
Xcel Energy – Midwest 761
We Energies 759
Ohio Edison 758
Wisconsin Public Service 755
KCP&L 742
Ameren Missouri 738
CenterPoint Energy – Midwest 736
Alliant Energy 735
 
   
Engaged Customer
South Region Utility Brands     Relationship index
CenterPoint Energy – South 796
Entergy Texas 789
Entergy Mississippi 783
Duke Energy Florida 779
Public Service Company of Oklahoma 779
Georgia Power 774
Duke Energy Carolinas 767
Gulf Power 766
Alabama Power 765
OG&E 762
Florida Power & Light 755
Kentucky Utilities 754
Dominion Energy Virginia 751
TECO Tampa Electric 750
Entergy Arkansas 749
SCE&G 746
Southwest Electric Power Company 734
Louisville Gas & Electric 733
Entergy LA and Gulf States 731
Duke Energy Progress 730
CPS Energy 728
Entergy New Orleans 695
 
   
Engaged Customer
West Region Utility Brands     Relationship index
Salt River Project 780
SMUD 778
PG&E 768
Xcel Energy – West 768
Puget Sound Energy 765
Portland General Electric 764
Los Angeles Department of Water & Power 755
Rocky Mountain Power 752
Southern California Edison 747
Idaho Power 743
NorthWestern Energy 741
Pacific Power 737
APS 733
SDG&E 732
NV Energy 730
PNM 701
 

About Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement: Business

Market Strategies conducted surveys among 10,249 business electric and combination utility customers of the 64 largest US utility companies (based on customer counts). Utilities are given equal weight to balance the influence of each utility’s customers on survey results. Market Strategies will supply the exact wording of any survey question upon request.

About Market Strategies International-Morpace

Leading market research firms Market Strategies International and Morpace bring clients closer to their customers through exceptional insights. The firms specialize in brand, customer experience, product development and segmentation research, and are known for blending primary research with data from syndicated, benchmarking and self-funded studies to help clients succeed. They have earned the trust of many of the world’s top brands across the automotive, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, health, technology and telecommunications industries. Market Strategies and Morpace are combining into one firm, as part of an acquisition of both firms by STG, and will be rebranded under a new name to be announced in 2019. With more than 450 research professionals, the collective firm is now the 15th largest market research firm in the US and top 25 globally.

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