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TEL AVIV; April 16, 2019: GE Power (NYSE: GE) announced today that Israel Electric Corporation (IEC), the largest generator and supplier of electricity in Israel, has awarded a contract for the Orot Rabin modernization project to GE, which will include an order for a 9HA.01 heavy duty gas turbine. GE has also been technology selected for a second 9HA gas turbine unit with a contract award expected by the end of 2019.

Located in Hadera, the IEC’s Orot Rabin project will utilize GE’s HA gas turbine technology as part of the conversion of the existing power station from coal to gas generation, and will be the first HA gas turbine in Israel. The order also includes the steam turbine, generator, HRSG, and balance of plant equipment—as well as a 15-year multi-year services agreement. When operational, the Orot Rabin power plant will provide more than 630 megawatts (MW) to the Israeli grid, becoming the largest and the most efficient gas power plant in the country and delivering up to four percent of Israel’s current total power generation capacity.

The award for the first unit will become an order for GE following contract closure and payment which is expected in June. The award for the second unit for the same site is forecasted by the end of 2019. 

 "GE is honored to work with the Israel Electricity Corporation to bring the first HA gas turbine to Israel and to help modernize the Orot Rabin Power Plant with the HA’s record-setting performance and efficiency," said Scott Strazik, President and CEO of GE’s Proposed Gas Power business. "By investing in state-of-the-art technology to transform its infrastructure, IEC will ensure that power is more reliably and sustainably delivered to its customers in Israel."

“IEC’s strategic efforts to modernize Israel’s electricity production and distribution system are made possible by investing in industry-leading technology such as GE’s HA gas turbine,” said Ofer Block, President and CEO of Israel Electric Corporation. “GE’s technology will help IEC upgrade the Orot Rabin Power Station and change the way power is delivered to citizens and businesses across Israel.”

In addition to modernizing their generation assets, IEC is also focused on preparing their distribution grid for the future. They selected GE’s Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) – software that is engineered with adaptive algorithms and predictive analytics to help utilities operate the grid more efficiently and enable automation. Part of GE’s Digital Energy portfolio, the system will enable IEC operators to predict issues, identify the faults on the grid and propose a restoration plan in advance.

GE’s HA gas turbine fleet has surpassed more than 270,000 operating hours and has secured more than 85 orders from 35+ customers across more than 16 countries. Recently, GE announced an award in Taiwan and orders in the United Arab Emirates and North America for its HA gas turbine.

WASHINGTON, D.C. —April 12, 2019GE Power and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced that GE’s Energy Consulting business has been awarded a USTDA funded battery storage feasibility study by Vietnam Electricity (EVN).

On September 5. 2018, USTDA announced a grant award to EVN, Vietnam’s state-owned power company, to examine the feasibility of deploying advanced energy storage technologies in Vietnam.  Surging economic growth in Vietnam has fueled electricity demand, with an estimated 8% annual load growth through 2035. Thus, Vietnam will need about an additional 93 GW of capacity, which is planned to be sourced from a mix of generation and transmission sources, including renewable resources. Vietnam has set a goal of 10% renewables integration by 2030. Current generation and transmission operations are near capacity limits, which makes long-term reliability challenging. The surging economy is increasing demand on an already challenged grid. Considering these existing grid challenges and Vietnam’s future plans, it is both timely and essential for a study to be conducted to assess how to strengthen the grid to support the country’s renewable integration goals.

Officials from EVN, GE and USTDA gathered for a signing ceremony at the U.S. State Department on Friday, April 12 in Washington, D.C. Experts from GE’s Energy Consulting business will perform both economic and technical analyses to determine the viability and options for large scale battery storage deployment on the grid with EVN and their subsidiary, the National Load Dispatch Center (NLDC) with the target date of completion for the study in early 2020.

“The Government of Vietnam encourages the development of renewable energy to meet the continuously increasing electricity demand in Vietnam. However, the renewable energy sources challenge the national power transmission system in terms of power system stability and balance of generation sources. As thus, the technical assistance of USTDA to help study on application of energy storage in Vietnam is significant for EVN in coming time in the context of massive integration renewable energy sources to the power system. EVN highly appreciates the valuable cooperation and assistance extended by USTDA to enable the signing of the contract between GE and EVN for the consultancy service. EVN will collaborate closely and effectively with GE for the success of this important Technical Assistance project.” shared Mr. Dinh Quang Tri, Executive VP of EVN.

This new study will provide valuable potential solutions to EVN and NLDC to improve grid performance. Recommendations and analysis from the study will help EVN and NLDC determine how much battery energy storage and/or related transmission devices (FACTS or others) to employ and where on the system to deploy it. These new technologies have the potential to help manage the existing grid challenges faced by the Vietnamese system operator.

“We’re excited for the opportunity to support our customer Vietnam Electricity (EVN) on this feasibility study for battery energy storage and other technologies that can help strengthen the country’s grid, and achieve its goals related to renewable energy integration,” said Beth LaRose, Energy Consulting’s General Manager. “EVN continues to be one of the leaders in Southeast Asia when it comes to preparing for the integration of large amounts of renewable generation into the grid. Our team of industry leading power systems experts looks forward to continuing GE’s strong relationship with EVN and the USTDA.”

“We are pleased to partner with both EVN and GE to deliver cleaner and more consistent power to Vietnamese customers,” said Verinda Fike, USTDA’s Regional Director for the Indo-Pacific Region. “This project aims to provide EVN with cutting-edge energy storage technologies while supporting jobs in the U.S. and Vietnam.”

The project will be conducted and managed from the GE offices in Schenectady, NY. This project continues the collaboration between EVN and GE. In 2014, EVN partnered with Energy Consulting to evaluate the impact of high penetration of wind power on its system.
 

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The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies.  USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.

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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. To learn more, please visit 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 GE’s Energy Consulting Group

For nearly a century, GE’s Energy Consulting experts have focused on solving the electric power industry’s most pressing challenges—driving the evolution of electric power systems with greater affordability, reliability, and efficiency. Today, GE’s Energy Consulting team continues this tradition by providing innovative solutions across the entire spectrum of power generation, delivery and utilization. With our cross-company resources, GE’s Energy Consulting business is able to serve a diverse global client base with a strong local presence.

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·       The Project Supports the Shenzhen Municipal Government’s “Blue Sky” Air Quality and Public Health Improvement Plan

·       GE’s Innovative Upgrade Reduced NOx Emissions from 50mg/m3 (about 25 ppm) to 15mg/m3 (about 7.5 ppm) to Help Five Power Generation Enterprises Meet “Blue Sky” Campaign’s Requirements in Record Time

·       Project Marks First Installation of GE’s DLN1.0+ with Ultra Low NOx Upgrade on the 9E Fleet and Serves as a Model for Nearly 700 Units in Operation around the World

·      Industry Leading DLN1.0+ with Ultra Low NOx Solution Can Reduce NOx down to 5ppm 

BADEN, SWITZERLAND—April 11, 2019—Helping to improve air quality and public health throughout China by reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has successfully completed the world’s first installation of its DLN1.0+ with Ultra Low NOx combustion upgrade on nine GE 9E gas turbines at five power generation enterprises (Shenzhen Nanshan Power Corporation, Shenzhen New Power Corporation, Shenzhen Datang Baochang Gas Power Generation Co. Ltd., Shenzhen Yuhu Power Co. Ltd., and CNOOC Shenzhen Power Co. Ltd.) in Shenzhen. GE unveiled the announcement during the “Shenzhen Blue Sky” DLN1.0+ Retrofit Project Completion Celebration Event it co-hosted with Shenzhen Municipal Ecology and Environment Bureau and Shenzhen Nanshan Power Corporation. More than 100 power plant operators attended the event.  

“Power generation companies are currently facing dual pressure from environmental indicators and economic performance,” said Liang Jianqiang, Head of Shenzhen Nanshan Power Plant. “We continue to search for a two-way solution to help contribute to local blue skies while improving asset performance. GE’s DLN 1.0+ Ultra Low NOx combustion upgrade is a perfect fit for our needs. Through this cooperation, GE has not only confirmed its technological advantage, but also demonstrated its excellent capabilities in execution. With the help of GE, we have succeeded in upgrading our plants while maintaining a steady supply of energy.”

This upgrade reduces NOx emissions from 50mg/m3 (about 25ppm) to 15mg/m3 (about 7.5ppm), thus contributing to Shenzhen Municipal Government’s “Blue Sky” campaign, which requires all gas-fired power plants in the city to lower its emissions below 15mg/m³ in six months. NOx is a contributor to ground level ozone and reductions in emissions helps improve air quality and public health by making it easier to breathe.  Power plants that fail to comply with these requirements will be taken offline.

"We admire the Shenzhen Municipal Government's adherence to greener and low-carbon development and the efforts to improve the living standards of their citizens,” said Yang Dan, CEO of GE Power China. “GE's DLN1.0+ with Ultra Low NOx reduced emissions and is contributing to the Shenzhen Municipal Government’s ‘Blue Sky’ sustainability plan to improve air quality. The successful modernization of nine gas turbines - in a record time of less than six months - provides a reference for many 9E units to repower and adapt to the needs of the new era. GE is proud to bring a real contribution to the ‘blue sky’ battle, and we hope to continue cooperating with more provinces and cities in the future.”

Completed on time, the project mobilized more than 200 experts from China and around the world for factory repairs to meet specific timeframe requirements and exceeded performance expectations. This milestone serves as a model for plant operators that are operating more mature gas turbine fleets in China and around the globe.    

 Breakthrough technology reduces NOx emissions down to 5ppm

NOx emissions produced in the combustion system increase with the temperature of the flame. A flame with a lower temperature will produce less NOx, and the key is to be able to mix air and fuel together prior to burning. GE’s DLN 1.0+ with Ultra Low NOx upgrade is an improved combustion system for the DLN 1.0 that can reduce NOx down to 5 ppm.

 The new configuration includes:
- more robust materials and improved thermal barrier coatings to extend maintenance interval and parts life;
- new premix hole distribution panel in the liner headend, relocated dilution holes to transition piece, and designed new secondary fuel nozzle to improve the mixing of air with fuel and achieve industry leading emissions targets;
- combustion dynamics monitoring system and improved controls system using “Corrected Parameter Control (CPC)”, an advanced controls feature using real time information, such as ambient humidity, ambient temperature, inlet and  exhaust pressure losses to adjust the fuel splits between the primary and secondary fuel circuit, and maintain the emissions below the target.

In addition, the upgrade allows the units to accept fuels with larger Wobbe index fluctuations, expanding gas source choices and helping the units to operate flexibly. The upgrade can potentially extend combustion system maintenance intervals to 32,000 hours or 1,300 starts and stops (equivalent to four consecutive years of stable operation), reduce maintenance costs, increase operational flexibility, and extend the life span of related equipment.

DLN 1.0+ with Ultra Low NOx is based on GE's 43 million hours of operating experience and advanced combustion technology for its B -class and E-class fleet of gas turbines. It marks a big potential not only for the nearly 700 GE 9E turbines but also for approximately 1,000 GE 6B gas turbines operating around the world that combined can generate around 120 gigawatts, which is roughly equivalent to powering the entire grid of Italy.

DAKAR, SENEGAL — April 11, 2019 —  As Africa’s leaders pursue state-of-the-art technology that can provide more affordable, reliable, accessible, and sustainable power for the continent, GE Power’s Gas Power Systems business (NYSE: GE) today unveiled a whitepaper focused on gas turbine technology that can ensure a cleaner and safer operation while accommodating a high penetration of renewable energy sources.

Co-authored by GE gas power technology experts John Ingham and Monamee Adhikari, the whitepaper presents the advantages of using aeroderivative turbines which include better quality grid firming, cleaner power with lower emissions and cheaper power.

Aeroderivative gas turbines offer a variety of fuel options which provide capability to harness fuels from different sources and to switch between fuels when economically preferred without shutting down. They also yield better efficiencies through rapid response to grid frequency fluctuations and combined cycle capability which results in better use of fuel. Lube oil consumption is 200 times lower when compared with reciprocating engines for example.

Averaging 8 times less operational and maintenance manpower and over 15 times fewer maintenance events than reciprocating engines during a 3-year cycle in an equivalent sized power plant, aeroderivatives require simpler maintenance and their higher reliability and availability provide power in a few days after inspection which also lowers capital expenditure (CAPEX) costs per unit of generated power.

Aeroderivative gas turbines provide lower emissions and much smaller footprint therefore ensuring cleaner power and freeing land for other uses. They also allow for better integration of intermittent renewables to the grid, by providing a more stable grid through excellent frequency control.

“The role of technology in achieving affordable and reliable power is essential. Aeroderivative gas turbines yield excellent efficiencies from installation to maintenance making it an appropriate solution for faster, cheaper, cleaner and more stable power,” said Elisee Sezan, CEO, GE’s Gas Power Systems business, Sub Saharan Africa. “Going forward, there is a need to adopt such technologies that will make access to power sustainable.  With our expertise and experience powering the world with best-in -class gas portfolio, GE is best suited to help energy leaders and stakeholders achieve their objectives.” he further added.

Due to their small size and modular nature, aeroderivative gas turbines can be transported, installed and commissioned very quickly. The TM2500 generator set is trailer mounted and can be installed faster than traditional power plants, making it ideal for short- and long-term energy planning, stabilizing the grid, or powering remote locations.

With more than 100 million operating hours over the last 45 years and up to 44% simple cycle efficiency and 56% combined cycle efficiency with fast startup, high ramp rates and outstanding cycling capability, aeroderivatives provide flexible and reliable power generation.

GE is committed to the power transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa. The first turbine in the region was commissioned in the early 1950s and in 2018, GE achieved its 100th power plant installation in Sub-Sahara Africa totaling an installed base of over 300 turbines in up to 22 countries in the region.  

 

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·       This deal marks the largest scale nitrogen oxide (NOx) reduction installation across NTPC’s thermal fleet in India

·       GE’s state-of-the-art technology cuts up to 40% of NOx emissions, supporting national emissions reduction goals 

·      If applied across India’s installed base, GE technology could cut the country’s NOx emissions in half

New Delhi, India, April 10, 2019:GE Power India Ltd. (GEPIL)* today announced that it has been awarded a Rs 142 crore (USD 20 million) order by NTPC for supply and installation of low NOx combustion system for 10 GW of thermal power plant capacity across the country. This is the first project awarded on such a large scale by NTPC to install low NOx combustion technology at its thermal power plant fleet. 

The project involves in-combustion system modification of the boiler by staging the combustion air in the furnace to reduce the generation of fuel and thermal NOX during the combustion process. The combustion modification technology can help reduce 30-40% of NOx emissions from these coal-fired boilers up to a level of less than 400 mg/Nm3 at 6% oxygen (O2) content in flue gas on dry gas basis at Induced Draft (ID) Fan outlet.

The projects that have been selected for installation of low NOx combustion systems includes Stage-I (2X500 MW), Mouda Super Thermal Power Station(STPS); Stage-I (3X660 MW) & Stage-II (2X500 MW) Sipat STPS; Stage-III (2X500 MW); Stage-IV (2X500 MW) & Stage-V (1X500 MW), Vindhyachal STPS; Stage-II (2X500 MW) Simhadri STPS; (3X500 MW) Vallur TPS; Stage-III (2X500 MW), Talcher STPS. The low NOx combustion system will be delivered in a phased manner over a period of over 30 months. 

“We are truly delighted to have received this prestigious order from NTPC which is reflective of the commitment of GE towards helping the country address the critical issue of emission from the coal power plants. With more than 150 GW of coal-fired plants operating at sub-critical level, India is the world’s second largest NOx emitter, contributing close to 30% of annual NOx emissions of the country’s industrial sector”, said Lalit Sankrani, Clean Combustion Leader – GE South Asia. 

“While the industry is slowly waking up to adopt new technologies such as Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) for curbing SOx emissions from thermal power plants, there is still a journey to be covered as far as addressing NOx emissions are concerned. It is high time de-Nox solutions are also taken seriously to address the emissions compliance needs for the country,” he further added. 

Earlier in September 2018, GE was selected by NTPC and Tata Chemicals to upgrade two coal-fired boilers in India with low NOx firing system, namely NTPC’s 2x490 thermal plant in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh and the 2x136 TPH Boiler Tata Chemicals Ltd in Mithapur, Gujarat, which was the first standalone order for low NOx firing system upgrade in any coal-fired utility and industrial boilers respectively in India.

GE Power is an industry leader in cleaner power generation from coal with a broad portfolio of air quality control systems that can help further lower emissions. In India, GE has been partnering with the main power producers to offer advanced emission control technologies as well as services solutions to improve the efficiency and flexibility of the installed base while lowering its environmental impact. 

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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 agreement is for batch 13, won at energy transmission auction held by ANEEL ( Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency)," Sterlite Power said in a statement.

The transmission and distribution business has secured projects of Rs 588 crore in international markets, KPTL said in a statement.

The renewable energy targets would require investment in feeder lines and infrastructure upgrades.

Unitech Power Transmission is engaged in the business of manufacturing and installation of power transmission lines.

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

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

NEW YORK, April 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of NIO Inc. from September 12, 2018 through March 5, 2019, inclusive (the "Class Period") of the May 13, 2019 lead plaintiff deadline in the first-filed action commenced by the firm. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for NIO investors under the federal securities laws.

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According to the lawsuit, defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) NIO would not be building its own manufacturing plant and would instead continue to rely on a little-known Chinese state-owned auto manufacturer, JAC Auto, to manufacture its electric vehicles; (2) reductions in government subsidies for electric cars would materially impact NIO's sales; and (3) as a result, defendants' statements about NIO's business, operations, and prospects were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

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More than 2,700 home appliance suppliers, including world leaders such as Haier, Midea, Haisen, TCL, Gree and Changhong, are demonstrating not only high-tech and smart products but also the digital services behind them. Galanz, a leading Chinese electronic home appliance manufacturer, has brought their smart home product lineup to Canton Fair. Products introduced include its IoT fridge which enables users to monitor and control the appliance on their mobile device.

Singfun, a home appliance leader in electric heaters and fans in China, is demonstrating its latest achievements at the Fair. Eric Zhu, Sales Manager of Singfun, noted that the technologies Canton Fair has showcased is a signal of Chinese businesses introducing their manufacturing capabilities to the international market. Companies such as Singfun are taking advantage of the Fair's platform to promote its brand to global customers. "Canton Fair as a platform is helping us on increasing our brand's visibility. We meet new friends and customers every year," Zhu said.

Vansky Fan, General Manager of the International Business Division, Overseas Brand Development Dept. of Konka Group Co., Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer of electronics products and a regular exhibitor at Canton Fair, added that Konka aims to find cross-border business partners and create a path for its private brand at the Fair. Its displayed products show innovation in visual technology, from an 8K-size display to smart home systems.

"Implementation of the latest technology in internet, big data, cloud computing and artificial intelligence are seen not only in the mobile industry but in home appliances and automobiles as well. Products in these areas are becoming terminals for human-computer interaction," said Liu Quandong, Deputy Director General of the Foreign Affairs Office of Canton Fair. "Canton Fair is privileged to present these trends to the world and explore how humans realize their potential and achieve technological breakthroughs."

Automobiles: High-Tech Embraces a Smarter Future

This year's Canton Fair also gathers 1,300 businesses in the motorcycle, bicycle, auto parts and vehicle sectors, including industrial experts and leaders such as Phoenix bicycle, Yadea, Guizhou tire and Leoch battery. Exhibitors are cultivating new business modes to develop new energy and smart products.

Driven by innovation, Qianjiang Motorcycle has made breakthroughs in its three key business sectors including high-end motorcycles, industrial robots and smart electrical equipment. "Innovation is crucial for us, that's why we are investing in new energy and smart technologies, as well as innovative design of motorcycles, " Dante Bustos, Sr. Director of Marketing &Communication of Qianjiang Motorcycle said. "The products we brought to the Fair this time, Benelli Leoncino, Benelli TRK251 and Benelli 180S, from design to manufacturing, are achievements of an international team in Qianjiang Motor, with team members from Italy and China, and they should shine at an international platform just like Canton Fair."

For more information, visit: http://cantonfair.org.cn/en/index.aspx

About Canton Fair

The China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, is held biannually in Guangzhou every spring and fall. Established in 1957, the fair is now a comprehensive exhibition with the longest history, highest level, largest scale and largest number of products as well as the broadest distribution of buyer origins and the highest business turnover in China.

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WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) announced today that the Board of Directors of its general partner, Global GP LLC, has declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.609375 per unit ($2.4375 per unit on an annualized basis) on the Partnership’s Series A preferred units for the period from February 15, 2019 through May 14, 2019. This distribution will be payable on May 15, 2019 to holders of record as of the opening of business on May 1, 2019.

Non-U.S. Withholding Information

This press release is intended to be a qualified notice under Treasury Regulation Section 1.1446-4(b). Brokers and nominees should treat one hundred percent (100%) of GLP’s distributions to non-U.S. investors as being attributable to income that is effectively connected with a United States trade or business. Accordingly, GLP’s distributions to non-U.S. investors are subject to federal income tax withholding at the highest applicable effective tax rate.

About Global Partners LP

With approximately 1,600 locations primarily in the Northeast, Global Partners is one of the region’s largest independent owners, suppliers and operators of gasoline stations and convenience stores. Global also owns, controls or has access to one of the largest terminal networks in New England and New York, through which it distributes gasoline, distillates, residual oil and renewable fuels to wholesalers, retailers and commercial customers. In addition, Global engages in the transportation of petroleum products and renewable fuels by rail from the mid-continental U.S. and Canada. Global, a master limited partnership, trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “GLP.” For additional information, visit www.globalp.com.

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements and information in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements.” The words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “intend,” “foresee,” “should,” “would,” “could” or other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which are generally not historical in nature. These forward-looking statements are based on Global Partners’ current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effect on the Partnership. While management believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made, there can be no assurance that future developments affecting the Partnership will be those that it anticipates. All comments concerning the Partnership’s expectations for future revenues and operating results are based on forecasts for its existing operations and do not include the potential impact of any future acquisitions. Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond the Partnership’s control) and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Partnership’s historical experience and present expectations or projections.

For additional information regarding known material factors that could cause actual results to differ from the Partnership’s projected results, please see Global Partners’ filings with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date thereof. The Partnership undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after the date they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Labs Automotive – a new automotive design, technology, and engineering firm introduced their first production vehicle – the world's first electric classic Ford Bronco and a new category of electric vehicles.

The CEO and Founder of Zero Labs Automotive, Adam Roe, a former retail marketing and technology pioneer, sold his successful agency in 2015 and put together a dedicated team of advanced race vehicle engineers, electrical engineers, vehicle prototype manufactures, composite engineers, aerospace fabricators and premium classic car manufacturers to focus on one problem. "Given the world's growing commitment to clean energy, what do we do with our past?" asks CEO and Founder Adam Roe. "Classic vehicles represent how we keep our past alive, the spirit of who we are, a conflict between pride and shame, and now they are a symbol for change."

The Zero Labs Ford Bronco vehicles are handcrafted with newly designed aerospace grade carbon fiber construction, molded wood consoles, all digital and more than 1,000 newly designed parts. To retain the off-road capability of the world's most collectible 4x4, the Zero Labs Ford Bronco features an Atlas 2 (2-speed) transfer case, Currie front and rear differentials, adjustable FOX coil over suspension complete with Brembo 6 piston caliper brakes.

Electric performance includes digital Telematics, custom all-digital gauge display, VCU and CAN Network, 70 kWh battery, 190-mile range, Level 2 charging and a 360HP permanent magnet AC motor. The carefully honored classic design will last well into the future and the company expects the power performance technology to regularly improve which is why they have designed them to be upgradable, giving owners peace of mind about the future of their vehicles. This is a classic vehicle so there are no giant edge to edge screens to distract the driver from a simple driving experience. The digital gauge cluster was faithfully recreated from the original design, and all vehicle diagnostics and controls are behind a hidden screen or viewable from the user's mobile phone. To focus on their commitment to quality, only 150 of these first edition premium electric vehicles are available for reservation.

"A clean energy future does not have to come at the expense of our past," said CEO and Founder Adam Roe. "We have committed ourselves to providing car lovers with both the spirit of the past and a clean energy future but at today's standards. I am proud to say, after three years and thousands of hours in development, we have created a meaningful production vehicle so unique that one look is all it takes to forever change the way we separate the relationship between our past and our future."

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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Servo and Stepper Motors Market 2019-2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The servo and stepper motors market will register a CAGR of almost 6% by 2023.

One of the key driving factors for the global servo and stepper motors market is the increasing demand for automated equipment and robots in an industrial setup. The application areas of servo motors are varied and include automobile manufacturing industries, packaging machines, food processing, healthcare industries, semiconductors, and robotics.

The automated material handling equipment in such industries majorly includes a diverse range of applications such as cranes, robots for pick and place, automated guided vehicles, and conveyors, which help in the transportation and storage of goods and services.

Hybrid stepper motors are being widely adopted in the automated material handling equipment due to their accuracy in providing control and precision. Hence, the demand for servo and stepper motors in end-user industries is expected to increase.

Growing demand for high energy efficiency at low speed

Conventional motors use more energy when they are running at very low speed. However, due to technological improvements and their hybrid structure, stepper motors consume less energy even when operating at low speed. The increasing focus toward energy efficiency and the need to comply with stringent regulatory norms have increased the adoption of hybrid stepper motors in industrial premises.

Volatile oil and gas environment

The oil and gas industry is a major contributor to the global servo and stepper motors market. Hence, volatility in the oil and gas market can adversely affect the growth of the global servo and stepper motors market.

However, crude oil prices witnessed a slump afterward and continue to show a decline. Therefore, expected to be slower after which investments may rise, in turn, driving the demand for servo and stepper motors in the oil and gas industry.

Competitive Landscape

The market appears to be fragmented and with the presence of several vendors. This market research report will help clients identify new growth opportunities and design unique growth strategies by providing a comprehensive analysis of the market's competitive landscape and offering information on the products offered by companies.

Key Players

  • ABB
  • Applied Motion Products Inc.
  • Faulhaber Group
  • Nidec Corporation
  • Schneider Electric
  • Siemens

Topics Covered

PART 01: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PART 02: SCOPE OF THE REPORT

PART 03: MARKET LANDSCAPE

  • Market ecosystem
  • Market characteristics
  • Market segmentation analysis

PART 04: MARKET SIZING

  • Market definition
  • Market sizing 2018
  • Market size and forecast 2018-2023

PART 05: FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS

  • Bargaining power of buyers
  • Bargaining power of suppliers
  • Threat of new entrants
  • Threat of substitutes
  • Threat of rivalry
  • Market condition

PART 06: MARKET SEGMENTATION BY TYPE

  • Comparison by type
  • Servo - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Stepper - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Market opportunity by type

PART 07: CUSTOMER LANDSCAPE

PART 08: MARKET SEGMENTATION BY END-USER

  • Comparison by end-user
  • Process industry - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Discrete industry - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Market opportunity by end-user

PART 09: GEOGRAPHIC LANDSCAPE

  • Geographic segmentation
  • Geographic comparison
  • APAC - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Europe - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • North America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • MEA - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • South America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Key leading countries
  • Market opportunity

PART 10: DECISION FRAMEWORK

PART 11: DRIVERS AND CHALLENGES

PART 12: MARKET TRENDS

PART 13: VENDOR LANDSCAPE

  • Overview
  • Landscape disruption
  • Competitive scenario

PART 14: VENDOR ANALYSIS

  • Vendors covered
  • Vendor classification
  • Market positioning of vendors
  • ABB
  • Applied Motion Products Inc.
  • Faulhaber Group
  • Nidec Corporation
  • Schneider Electric
  • Siemens

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/rucdzu

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Lithium Carbonate Market 2019-2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The lithium carbonate market will register a CAGR of 11% by 2023.

The increasing demand for lithium-ion batteries will trigger the lithium carbonate market growth in the forthcoming years. Lithium carbonate is increasingly being used to produce cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries, which are often used in a wide range of lithium-ion plug-in vehicles.

Lithium-ion batteries are gaining prominence as one of the fastest-growing batteries in the global EVs market. As a result, the rising use of lithium-ion batteries for EVs is further expected to accelerate the global lithium carbonate market growth in the forthcoming years.

The increasing use of lithium carbonate for numerous applications

One of the growth drivers of the global lithium carbonate market is the increasing use of lithium carbonate for numerous applications. The increasing use of lithium-ion batteries in portable electronic devices is driving the demand for lithium carbonate from the electronics and electrical industry.

Toxicity of lithium carbonate

One of the challenges in the growth of the global lithium carbonate market is the toxicity of lithium carbonate. The toxic effects of lithium carbonate will hamper the growth of the global lithium carbonate market.

Competitive Landscape

The market appears to be concentrated and with the presence of a few market players. Several automotive manufacturers are focusing on partnerships with battery manufacturers to expand their production facilities for EV batteries.

This market research report will help clients identify new growth opportunities and design unique growth strategies by providing a comprehensive analysis of the market's competitive landscape and offering information on the products offered by companies.

Key Players

  • Albemarle Corporation
  • International Lithium Corp.
  • Livent
  • Orocobre Limited Pty. Ltd.
  • SQM S.A.
  • Tianqi Lithium Corporation

Topics Covered

PART 01: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PART 02: SCOPE OF THE REPORT

PART 03: MARKET LANDSCAPE

  • Market ecosystem
  • Market characteristics
  • Market segmentation analysis

PART 04: MARKET SIZING

  • Market definition
  • Market sizing 2018
  • Market size and forecast 2018-2023

PART 05: FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS

  • Bargaining power of buyers
  • Bargaining power of suppliers
  • Threat of new entrants
  • Threat of substitutes
  • Threat of rivalry
  • Market condition

PART 06: MARKET SEGMENTATION BY APPLICATION

  • Comparison by application
  • Batteries - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Ceramics and glass - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Cement and aluminum - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Others - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Market opportunity by application

PART 07: CUSTOMER LANDSCAPE

PART 08: GEOGRAPHIC LANDSCAPE

  • Geographic comparison
  • APAC - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • North America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Europe - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • South America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • MEA - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Key leading countries
  • Market opportunity

PART 09: DRIVERS AND CHALLENGES

PART 10: MARKET TRENDS

  • Rise in number of partnerships
  • Capacity expansions to accelerate market growth
  • Growing use of renewable energy

PART 11: VENDOR LANDSCAPE

  • Overview
  • Landscape disruption
  • Competitive scenario

PART 12: VENDOR ANALYSIS

  • Vendors covered
  • Vendor classification
  • Market positioning of vendors
  • Albemarle Corporation
  • International Lithium Corp.
  • Livent
  • Orocobre Limited Pty. Ltd.
  • SQM S.A.
  • Tianqi Lithium Corporation

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/ey50l6

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