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POINTE-NOIRE, MAURITIUS — June 20, 2018— At the forefront of innovation and technology in energy while collaborating with power producers across the region,  GE Power (NYSE:GE) announced today that it has reached its 100th power plant installation in Sub-Saharan Africa. This significant milestone was achieved with power plants in Angola powered by trailer-mounted aero gas turbine technology. The company has now installed over 300 turbines in up to 22 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Leslie Nelson, CEO, GE’s Gas Power business, Sub-Saharan Africa said, “This milestone is a testimony of our commitment to providing power solutions to meet the growing energy needs in many countries in the region ahead of other OEMs. Our regional operations are led by an expert African team. Our flexible and modular energy solutions respond to the ever-changing needs of the communities where we work and live. Our ability to partner with independent power producers, EPCs, strategic investors and governments to deliver these power projects strengthens the trust and confidence that our customers place in us”.


Over 70% of the thermal power in Ghana runs on GE technology with over 600MW added to the grid in the last 24 months, with an additional 900MW planned over the next 2 years. Leading examples include the 400MW Bridgepower project - in consortium with indigenous partners, Endeavour and Sage Petroleum - which will be the first LPG-fired power plant in Africa and the largest LPG fired power plant in the world. In partnership with Marinus Energy, the Atuabo Waste Gas to power project will be the first TM2500 plant to use otherwise flared Isopentane gas as a fuel source. The 200MW Amandi power plant which will come online in 2019, will run on GE’s latest 9E technology offering superior fuel flexibility.


In Nigeria today, GE technology provides over 75% of the gas-powered on-grid generation, with more than 3GW of heavy duty and fuel-flexible gas turbines at nine power plants including the Omotosho I & II power plants as well as GE’s innovative trailer-mounted gas turbines currently being installed at the Afam III Fast Power plant. GE is committed to Nigeria’s Vision 2020; signing a Country to Company agreement with the Nigerian government to support development of up to 10GW of power.


GE and the Angola Ministry of Energy and Water are set to achieve the country’s additional electric power generation capacity target of 2000MW. Today, about 80% of Angola’s gas-powered generation runs on GE technology providing energy for up to 2 million Angolan households. With over 20 trailer mounted gas turbines installed at fast power plants and the 750MW Soyo I combined cycle power plant under construction, Angola is well on its way to achieving its energy ambitions.

Ivory Coast

GE is a historical player and a pioneer in the power sector in Ivory Coast. The first-ever gas turbines (Vridi, 1984), the first independent power production project (Ciprel, 1994) and the first combined-cycle power plants in the country (Azito and Ciprel, 2015) all run mainly on GE technology. In 2015, GE committed to support the country’s infrastructure development goals, which includes adding 1GW of power to the Ivorian national grid. The Azito Power plant produces more than a third of the electricity in the country and marks GE’s Power Services’ first GT13E2 MXL2 gas turbine upgrade in SSA. This upgrade will add an additional 30MW to the plant’s 450MW production capacity. In addition, GE is setting up an M&D (Monitoring and Diagnostic) center in Ivory Coast to provide the digital data and analytics service to improve performance and lower lifecycle costs of all GE equipment in the region.


Kenya needs a diverse energy mix to support its growth initiatives. The 1050MW Lamu power project will use GE’s ultra-super critical technology to deliver superior efficiency and lowest emissions. The project will guarantee that up to 30% of electricity produced in Kenya is reliable baseload power.

South Africa

In South Africa, GE is deploying smarter, cleaner, steam technology at the Medupi and Kusile Power plants. Kusile is the first wet flue gas desulphurization plant in the continent and has 93% removal efficiency rate.  Upon completion, Kusile and Medupi will provide up to 9600MW - enough power to meet the electricity needs of about 7 million households in South Africa.

“As a company, we believe that one of the key drivers of development in Africa is power. Lowering the tariffs, figuring out how we can make the most of the grid, optimizing the energy value chain – this is what we think about as a business and work towards improving everyday” said Lee Dawes, General Manager, GE Steam Power in Sub-Saharan Africa.

GE’s first turbine installationin Sub-Saharan Africa can be traced as far back as the early 1970s with its Frame 5 gas turbine technology. Since then, GE Power has been at the forefront of innovation in power technology with the most recent fuel-flexible and highly efficient 9EMax gas turbines, superior ultra-super-critical steam technology as well as a broad range of hydro and wind turbines and generators. GE has power plant installations in up to 22 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and this number is set to grow even further.

GE reinforces its commitment to investment in the region through skills development initiatives to broaden and nurture its talent pool within the countries it operates. In South Africa, $2.4M worth of student bursaries have been awarded in partnership with Eskom. In Ghana, $3.5M was donated to support the Engineering Program at Ashesi University. Over 120 employees are on GE Leadership development programs today. Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives are also carried out through a wide range of projects in the areas of health, education, environment and community-building to improve lives in the countries where we work and live.

GE Power is attending the 20th Africa Energy Forum in Mauritius from June 19th to June 22nd, 2018.

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GE Power is a world energy leader that provides technology, solutions and services across the entire energy value chain from the point of generation to consumption. We are transforming the electricity industry by uniting all the resources and scale of the world’s first Digital Industrial company. Our customers operate in more than 150 countries, and together we power more than a third of the world to illuminate cities, build economies and connect the world.

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Paris – June 20, 2018 – GE Power’s Steam Power and EDF Energy, a fully-owned subsidiary of the EDF Group, the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, have reached a key project milestone with the start of the manufacturing activities on the first rotor of the ARABELLE™ steam turbine at GE’s Belfort, France centre of excellence for the Hinkley Point C (HPC) project. The contract, awarded in May 2016, is on track to have its first 1,770 MW EPR reactor unit completed by 2025.

HPC is UK’s first nuclear power station built in more than twenty years, located in Bridgwater, Somerset. With an increase in power plants retirement by 2030, the need for additional energy supply to secure the UK grid was critical. Once in operation, HPC is expected to deliver more than 3.2 GW to the grid, enough to cover 6 million homes, and avoid 9 million tons of CO2 emissions each year.

The steam turbine rotor is a key component to any powerplant as it allows to transfer the turbine rotating movement to the generator, enabling the electrical output. The start of the first line rotor manufacturing at GE’s Belfort, France center of excellence represents a key milestone in the execution of the HPC project, enabling the manufacturing process of further turbine components.

“We are very pleased with the progress of the Hinkley Point C project. We are on track with the project, which is expected to deliver around 7% of the UK’s power generation capacity for the next 60 years” said Matthias Schweinfest, Senior Executive Business Operations at GE Power’s Steam Power. “GE’s ARABELLE™ steam turbine, which represents 6 decades of nuclear steam turbine expertise, is the prime solution to ensure deliver clean, reliable power that will bolster the UK’s energy infrastructure.”

GE will supply the two conventional power islands for HPC, which include the ARABELLE™ steam turbine, generator, and other critical equipment. The ARABELLE steam turbine wasted no time in setting a record at HPC. Already the largest steam turbine in operation for the past 10 years, the ARABELLE produces 2% more power output than a traditional configuration and has a 99.96% reliability rate. HPC’s ARABELLE™ turbines will be the largest ever built—longer than an Airbus 380 —and capable of producing 1,770 MW each.


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About GE:

GE (NYSE: GE) is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry. www.ge.com

About GE Power:

GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise to help customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant, upgrade and service solutions as well as our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.

For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com/power. Follow GE Power on Twitter @GE_Power and on LinkedIn at GE Power.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The Sikkim government's failure to complete transmission line from Teesta-III hydro power station to Kishanganj has resulted in Rs 6 cr loss per day

MERC today concluded its hearing on the proposed sale of Rinfra's Mumbai power distribution business to Adani Transmission for an eEstimated Rs 18,800 cr.

The four firms have been shortlisted for negotiations by Essel Infraprojects, which also plans to exit the solar business apart from transmission projects, people familiar with the development said.

A public procurement mechanism with purchase preference to domestic equipment manufacturers for future electricity generation, transmission and distribution projects is in the works.

​​Private transmission companies said discrimination between public and private companies is not in line with the intent of the Electricity Act to promote competition.

PowerGrid has restored 54 transmission lines within 24 to 30 hours that had been damaged in the severe windstorms that hit several parts of India this month.

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EQT Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: EQM) (Partnership) released the following statement and background information in response to a June 21, 2018 order by the Fourth Circuit Court staying the stream and wetland crossing permit issued by the Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) project that affects crossings in approximately 160 miles of the MVP route in West Virginia.

"We remain confident in the MVP project approvals received by state and federal agencies and will continue to move forward with construction as scheduled and authorized for the full route across Virginia and in other areas of the route in West Virginia. The court’s decision to suspend the entire Huntington District’s permit was not anticipated as the Corps had suspended the permit for the four waterbody crossings in question to evaluate the environmental benefits of the previously approved “dry-ditch” method and whether the time limitation should apply. While we are disappointed with this temporary setback, the MVP team is evaluating its legal and regulatory options to reinstate the permit and continue with construction activities along this portion of the route.”

On May 22, 2018, the Sierra Club and other opponents filed a Motion to Stay the Clean Water Act Section 404 stream and wetland crossing permit issued by the Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. As part of this permit, the Corps incorporated the West Virginia Special Conditions, which includes a provision that stream and wetland crossings be completed within 72 hours.

The Sierra Club argues that MVP cannot comply with the permit condition to complete four waterbody crossings (Elk, Gauley, Greenbrier, and Meadow Rivers) within 72 hours. This provision; however, as interpreted by both MVP and the West Virginia DEP, is intended to apply to water crossings that are constructed in an open trench while the river is flowing (“wet-cut” method). MVP plans to utilize a "dry-ditch" coffer dam method to cross these four rivers as this technique is more protective of the environment because construction activity is not performed in a flowing river. This crossing technique has been approved by both the FERC and the West Virginia DEP. While significantly more environmentally protective, the “dry-ditch” technique also requires a longer completion time as compared to traditional "wet-cut" crossing methods to which the time limitation provision applies. In response to the Sierra Club’s motion, the Corps suspended the permit for these four crossings and is evaluating the environmental benefits of the “dry-ditch” method and whether the time limitation should apply.

MVP continues to target a late 2018 in-service date while evaluating options for this portion of the route.

About EQT Midstream Partners:

EQT Midstream Partners, LP is a growth-oriented limited partnership formed by EQT Corporation to own, operate, acquire, and develop midstream assets in the Appalachian Basin. The Partnership provides midstream services to EQT Corporation and third-party companies through its strategically located transmission, storage, and gathering systems that service the Marcellus, Utica and Upper Devonian regions. The Partnership owns approximately 950 miles of FERC-regulated interstate pipelines; and also owns approximately 1,950 miles of high- and low-pressure gathering lines.

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About Mountain Valley Pipeline

The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is a proposed underground, interstate natural gas pipeline system that spans approximately 303 miles from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia. Subject to approval and regulatory oversight by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the MVP will be constructed and owned by Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC – a joint venture of EQT Midstream Partners, LP; NextEra US Gas Assets, LLC; Con Edison Transmission, Inc.; WGL Midstream; and RGC Midstream, LLC. The MVP was designed to transport clean-burning natural gas from the prolific Marcellus and Utica shale regions to the growing demand markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast areas of the United States. Targeting a full in-service of late 2018, EQT Midstream Partners, primary interest owner, will operate the pipeline. From planning and development, to construction and in-service operation – MVP is dedicated to the safety of its communities, employees, and contractors; and to the preservation and protection of the environment.

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The global thin-film batteries market to grow at a CAGR of 27.81% during the period 2018-2022.

Global Thin-film Batteries Market 2018-2022, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Thin-film batteries are next-generation batteries, which are very thin and bendable, making them ideal for applications such as smart cards, portable medical devices, and smart wearables. These batteries are used for small devices that require less power but have to run for a long time.

One trend in the market is advances in solid-state batteries. Several companies are inventing is solid-state battery advances in contemporary times. Many universities, such as Toyohashi university and James Clark School of Engineering, are developing the new solid-state batteries for better output and quality.

According to the report, one driver in the market is increasing occurrences of hearing loss. World population is increasing exponentially, and with the rise in population, the number of people with disabilities is also increasing. Hearing loss may be moderate, mild, severe, or profound.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is damage for higher battery life. As the rechargeable battery market is gaining momentum, the major concern that arises is battery life. With the increase in functionality of medical devices and smart wearables, the device is using more battery power.

Key vendors

  • Blue Spark Technologies
  • BrightVolt
  • Cymbet
  • Front Edge Technology
  • LG Chem
  • NEC

Key Topics Covered:

Part 01: Executive Summary

Part 02: Scope Of The Report

Part 03: Research Methodology

Part 04: Market Landscape

Part 05: Market Sizing

Part 06: Five Forces Analysis

Part 07: Customer Landscape

Part 08: Market Segmentation By End-User

Part 09: Regional Landscape

Part 10: Decision Framework

Part 11: Drivers And Challenges

Part 12: Market Trends

Part 13: Vendor Landscape

Part 14: Vendor Analysis

Part 15: Appendix

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Company presents groundbreaking Hantile & Humbrella products

MUNICH, Germany, June 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanergy Holding Group, a pioneering multinational clean energy company, showcased its latest solar-power products, Hantile and Humbrella, at Intersolar Europe, the world's largest solar power exhibition from June 20 to 22. As a world leading clean energy company, Hanergy is dedicated to contributing to the global movement for energy reform, and Intersolar Europe is an ideal opportunity for the company to present its innovative solar mobile solutions to the European market.

At the exhibition, Hanergy exhibits Hantile, its revolutionary roofing solution combining thin-film solar panels with traditional roof tiles. Hantile is lighter, thinner, more flexible, with superior power generation performance as compared to traditional solar panels, and can fully replace traditional roof tiles.

In the shape of traditional Chinese glazed tiles, Hantile can generate 25W watt per square meter installed, equivalent of planting a tree. The 100 square meters of Hantile rooftop is equivalent to planting 340 trees.

According to Hanergy, the power produced over a 100 square meters of rooftop is equivalent to reducing burning 123 tons of coal, cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 322 tons, sulfur dioxide by 1045 kg and nitrogen oxide by 910 kg over hantile's lifespan of 30 years.

Hanergy also presented its newly launched Humbrella for the first time in Europe. Humbrella, a combination of Hanergy's thin-film solar power technology and traditional parasol, integrates functions including off-grid power supply, electricity storage, night lighting, and terminal charging. With a diameter of 2.7 meters and weight of only 8.8kg, Humbrella can store as much as 40,000 mAh electricity, ensuring a 10-hour high quality reading time or charging more than 10 units of 3,000mAh smart phones. In addition to lighting, the Humbrella is equipped with 4 UBS ports, which could be plugged for lamps, small fans, or electric insect repellent.

Intersolar Europe, founded 26 years ago, has become one of the most important industry platforms for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners in the global solar industry. The exhibition focuses on the areas of photovoltaics, solar thermal technologies, solar power plants, as well as grid infrastructure and solutions for the integration of renewable energy.

About Hanergy

Hanergy, the world's largest clean energy company, has a comprehensive clean energy solution, covering hydro-power, wind-power, and solar power. Since 2009, Hanergy has focused on thin-film solar power research and development, and is launching a series of products including solar roof tiles, foldable solar-paper power bank, solar backpack, Building Integrated Photovoltaics, solar roads and many others. With a worldwide staff of more than 16,000, Hanergy is devoted to providing the world a clean energy solution for a better life and sustainable world.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Growth in most of the industrial sectors served by Burns & McDonnell has helped fuel a continued, broad-based climb for the company's business divisions in the 2018 Engineering News-Record (ENR) annual sourcebook ranking of consulting engineering services.

In the widely watched ENR rankings of more than 50 sectors served by engineering and architecture design firms, Burns & McDonnell appeared among the top 10 firms in 14 categories and was in the top 20 in 19 categories. Burns & McDonnell reported results in 31 of the industrial, commercial, retail and government sectors tracked by ENR.

Burns & McDonnell again ranked highly in nearly all the Power categories, including a No. 1 ranking in electrical Transmission & Distribution engineering, No. 3 in Fossil Fuel-based generation, No. 2 in Cogeneration plants, No. 5 in Wind power, No. 8 in Solar power and No. 9 in Nuclear power.

Burns & McDonnell moved up in 12 category rankings, led by a move from 22 to 13 in the Pipeline engineering services category and a move from 14 to 7 in the Water Treatment category. In the overall ranking of Top 500 design firms released by ENR earlier this year, Burns & McDonnell ranked No. 9, up from No. 16 the previous year. It was the first time in the firm's history it has finished in the top 10 on the ENR Top 500 ranking.

The power sector remains strong for Burns & McDonnell due to a continued need to update aging power delivery infrastructure as well as a continued transition of power generation assets toward renewable sources of energy and modular, fast-start power plants that are typically fueled with natural gas.

"There are a few key trends driving growth across all the sectors we serve," says Burns & McDonnell Chairman and CEO Ray Kowalik. "A strong economy and low energy prices are at the top of the list. Another key trend is the need for greater resiliency in the essential infrastructure our country depends on. Catastrophic storms, cybersecurity threats and the aging of our infrastructure along with heavier use of that infrastructure are increasing the need for capital investment. Another trend is Owner's wanting more schedule and budget certainty, which benefit firms like ours that specialize in successful design-build and engineer-procure-construct project delivery."

In addition to the Power rankings, Burns & McDonnell ranked among the top 20 in these categories:

  • No. 3 in Aerospace
  • No. 4 in Airports
  • No. 5 in Government
  • No. 5 in Transmission Cables
  • No. 6 in Food and Beverage
  • No. 7 in Refineries
  • No. 7 in Water Treatment
  • No. 10 in Environmental Site Assessment and Compliance
  • No. 11 in Wastewater Treatment
  • No. 13 in Pipelines
  • No. 13 in Chemical Plants
  • No. 15 in Chemical and Soil Remediation
  • No. 20 in Sanitary and Storm Sewers

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Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies made up of more than 6,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Burns & McDonnell is 100 percent employee-owned and is proud to be on Fortune's 2018 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit burnsmcd.com.

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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "IoT Solutions - Global Market Outlook (2017-2026)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The Global IoT Solutions Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 28.1% during the forecast period.

Rising production of shale oil in the U.S, growth in electric vehicles, are some key factors fuelling the market growth. However, fluctuating prices of oil and gas, strict government regulations on IoT Industry are hindering the growth of the market.

By End-User, Oil & Gas industry (O&G) has a significant growth in the market.

North America is leading the market due to the technological advancements and rising production of unconventional energy sources such as shale oil and tight oil in this region.


  • Market share assessments for the regional and country level segments
  • Market share analysis of the top industry players.
  • Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
  • Market forecasts for a minimum of 9 years of all the mentioned segments, sub segments and the regional markets
  • Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
  • Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
  • Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
  • Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
  • Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

Companies Mentioned

  • SAP SE
  • Accenture
  • AGT International
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Davra Networks
  • Flutura Business Solutions LLC.
  • Intel Corporation
  • International Business Machine (IBM) Corporation
  • Maven Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  • Symboticware Inc
  • Telit

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rxssk7/global_iot?w=4

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Japan Electricity Market Landscape Report 2018" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

This report provides an in-depth understanding of the Japanese marketplace for retail energy companies, technology and service providers exploring expansion into the Japan electricity market.

Saves hundreds of hours of research, data gathering and analysis! Purchase includes a Review and Q&A Session with International Retail Experts.

The following are included in the report:

  • Topics Utilities
  • Key Legislation TEPCO
  • Market Structure Chubu
  • Market Size & Customers Data Kansai
  • Switch Rates Chugoku
  • Retail Market Information Hokuriku
  • Regulatory Structure & Agencies Kyushu
  • JEPX Market Tohoku
  • OCCTO Information Shikoku
  • Generation Information Hokkaido
  • Renewable Energy Okinawa
  • Meter Information
  • Demand Response
  • Grid Data & Statistics
  • Maps, Diagrams & Much More...

Key Topics Covered

1 Introduction

2 Executive Summary

3 Japan Electric Reform & Deregulation Landscape Post WWII
3.1 Electric Power Market Structure
3.2 Key Regulatory and Industrial Agencies
3.3 Key Legislation
3.4 Retail Mass Market
3.5 Wholesale Market (JEPX)

4 Japan Electric Utilities & the Electricity Market
4.1 Generation Assets Overview
4.2 Impact of 3.11 on Generation
4.3 Electricity Sales
4.4 Natural Gas Utilization and Import Statistics
4.5 Renewable Energy

5 Wholesale Market Liberalization
5.1 Wholesale Market (JEPX)
5.2 Legal Unbundling and OCCTO

6 Retail Electric Market Landscape
6.1 Electric Retailers for Power Sector
6.2 Electric Retailers for Mass Market
6.3 Enhanced Services for Electric Retailers

7 Demand-Side Management
7.1 Smart Community Pilots
7.2 HEMS, MEMS and BEMS Programs
7.3 Utility Demand Response Trials & Future Direction

Appendix A: Selected Organizations, Associations & Publications
Appendix B: Wholesale Market (JEPX) Member Companies: Founding Members, Trading Members
Appendix C: Demand Focused Technology and Infrastructure Companies
Appendix D: References

Companies Mentioned

  • Electric utilities of Japan
  • Chubu Electric Power
  • Chugoku Electric Power Company
  • Electric Power Development Company
  • Federation of Electric Power Companies
  • Hokkaido Electric Power Company
  • Hokuriku Electric Power Company
  • Japan Atomic Power Company
  • Kansai Electric Power Company
  • Kyushu Electric Power
  • Okinawa Electric Power Company
  • Shikoku Electric Power
  • Tohoku Electric Power
  • Tokyo Electric Power Company

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Hohhot Co., Ltd. operates a pump-storage plant (PSP) in Inner Mongolia, China, that supplements a wind farm and provides peak demand power, supplemental power capacity when production is reduced, and energy storage for stand-by emergency power and frequency regulation.

The operating conditions of the Hohhot PSP are harsh and required a specific design of pump turbines and motor-generators that includes:

Higher stability while operating over a large head range
Ability to withstand load and thermal cycles due to frequent starts and stops
Higher availability to cope with demand from the grid.


GE installed four reversible, 306 MW Francis pump turbines and motor generator units at the PSP plant, and furnished technical and quality support for the unit equipment.

The motor generator’s upper bracket, rotor spider and stator frame were equipped with patented oblique elements that allow thermal expansion without moving parts, resulting in a maintenance free solution. Since this greatly reduces element fatigue and permits smaller clearances, the generators are more compact, efficient and reliable.

The maintenance-free oblique elements increase generator lifetime and—given their smaller foundation – decrease construction costs.



The PSP entered commercial operation in 2014 and the customer uses the plant to complement their wind farm production, as well as to provide the electrical network with power for peak demand, supplemental power for periods of reduced production, energy storage for emergency power stand-by and frequency regulation.

Courtesy GE Renewable Energy

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