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Arvind Mills manages 15 global brands, has registered 22 global patents for environmental solutions and has reached out to over 80,000 acres of farmland under organic and BCI cultivation, according to its Sustainability Report, 2014-16.

Company has a market capitalisation of $1.3 billion and 85...

In 1998, when Arvind Mills started its fabric plant at Santej, near Ahmedabad, Gujarat, the western State was passing through recurrent acute water crisis due to inadequate rainfall over the years and the resultant series of droughts in that decade. So much so that special water trains were run...

Bare truth The Earth Day was celebrated worldwide over the weekend and various events were held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Yet, in many places eco-damage continues, such as this illegal hill cutting on the outskirts of Guwahati, along the Assam-Meghalaya border.   -...

The Institute of Bioresources & Sustainable Development (IBSD) is spreading its wings across the North-East. After Manipur, Meghalaya and Sikkim, last week a chapter was inaugurated in Mizoram by Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla.

A body under the Centre's Department of Biotechnology, IBSD’s mandate...

Do pipes and fittings that go behind the walls in bathrooms make you think of renewable energy? Hardly, you might say.

But changing that perception is the HSIL (formerly Hindustan Sanitaryware Industries Ltd) factory at Ishnapur village in Medak district of Telangana.

The facility, which makes...

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — April 24, 2018 — GE’s Steam Power business (NYSE: GE) in collaboration with ESKOM, South Africa’s power utility company, has awarded needs-based bursaries worth up to 30 Million rands to sixty students from the Mpumalanga province. The bursaries which will run for a period of four years, will cover accommodation costs, books and a living stipend. Eskom, on their part, has donated laptops to each of the bursary recipients.

“GE’s Steam Power business believes firmly in supporting the South African government’s commitment to skills development and we are proud to be a key participant of this initiative. We understand the importance of ensuring that the future generation of engineers, technicians and scientists have access to the training and support that they need to develop and contribute to the development of the country” said Lee Dawes, General Manager, GE Steam Power in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The 60 students who are from Ehlanzeni, Gert Sibande and Nkangala district respectively, will study at more than 10 higher learning institutions across the country.

“The future of the African continent is reliant on skills especially in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and these bursaries will ensure great progression of empowering the youth of Mpumalanga”, said Nthabiseng Kubheka, GE Steam Power Project Director at Kusile Power Plant. “This initiative is one of many programs that GE’s Steam Power business is implementing to empower the youth with skills especially in communities where we work” she added.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, the Executive Mayor of the Nkangala District, Cllr Linah Malatjie said “We commend you for a job well done and encourage you to maintain your spirit of hard work, dedication and commitment. We are planting a seed towards ensuring an improved level of the graduate professional base in the district. We will achieve this through ensuring that education remains at the apex of our priorities in moving our district forward, and this bursary initiative reflects this commitment.”

GE Power’s Steam Power business and the South African government, through the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative South Africa (Asgi SA), have collaborated to establish a graduate development programme with 155 trainees in various fields of engineering in both Kusile and Medupi Projects and was awarded the Best Training Programme (Large Company) at the recently held Skills Development Summit in Johannesburg.

GE’s Steam Power is committed to supporting South Africa’s power development priorities and building the next generation of South African engineers in the local communities where it operates.

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 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.

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 company said it has won a turnkey order of Rs 643 crore for construction of 765 kV D/C transmission lines in Tamil Nadu from the state's power transmission utility.

With 15 power transmission projects including three in Brazil, Sterlite says it is poised to increase its current market share of 30 per cent of the PPP market.

Power Grid had emerged as the lowest bidder for the transmission project to connect northern and western regions via 765 kV Inter-regional corridor under an auction conducted by the REC arm RECTPCL, an REC statement said.

Reliance Infrastructure Limited and ATL had signed definitive binding agreement for 100 per cent stake sale of the integrated business of generation, transmission and distribution of power.

IndiGrid has completed the acquisition of three assets - RAPP Transmission Company at Purulia and Kharagpur Transmission Company and Maheshwaram Transmission from Sterlite Power Grid Ventures.

The move will take away future possibilities of additional cost to discoms, encouraging them to purchase power produced from wind and solar projects, the industry said.

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At the upcoming Advanced Clean Expo (ACT) Expo 2018 from April 30 to May 3 in Long Beach, California, AVM (Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing) will be unveiling the first vehicle in its line of all-electric, mid-size shuttle buses, the EV27. In about the same time it takes to fill up a gas tank, AVM’s 100% electric, low-floor EV27 shuttle is fully charged and ready to go, maximizing on-duty time. Also available in 21 and 33 foot lengths, AVM’s EV27 is ideal for loop-based routes supporting corporate and school campuses, hotels and rental car facilities, airports, and affording “first/last mile” solutions to private communities.

AVM’s exclusive joint venture is powered by Yinlong Energy, one of the world’s leading energy manufacturers and innovators. AVM shuttles are powered by Yinlong’s proprietary lithium–titanate battery (LTO) technology. An extremely safe and long-lasting lithium-based technology, LTO cells can endure more than 20,000 cycles, ensuring the batteries’ lifespan exceeds that of the vehicle. This robust and proven technology takes full advantage of AVM’s 350 kW CCS 2.0 high-powered charger, enabling the EV27’s rapid charge time.

Having a vehicle charge fully in less than ten minutes not only maximizes the total time in service for operators, but also eliminates the range anxiety often associated with electric vehicles. While most routes serviced by mid-size shuttles accommodate ten-minute breaks every three to four hours, the EV27, when coupled with AVM’s 350 kW CCS 2.0 charger, has effectively unlimited range under those conditions. Needing only ten minutes every few hours reduces the number of chargers required compared to an overnight or multiple-hour charging scheme. AVM’s EV27 saves operators as much as 50% in overall total cost of ownership due to reduced maintenance, fuel and other costs and provides greater reliability and longevity. Plus, the EV27 affords a quiet, zero-emission solution for neighborhoods, urban areas, and anywhere else air and noise pollution are concerns. The EV27’s unprecedented value equation enables operators to switch to an all-electric solution better aligned with green initiatives and environmental mandates.

“With the debut of the EV27, AVM is making electric-powered commercial shuttles practical as well as truly desirable,” says Larry Brennan, CEO of AVM. “With such a competitive pricing model, short charge-time and proven technology, we’ve removed any remaining deterrents. Moving from traditional combustion-power to 100% electric is finally not just an environmental consideration — it’s the smart business decision.”

Every AVM vehicle connects to AVM’s real-time, cloud-based “smart” technology. Operators can select and customize ridership experience with features such as USB charging and Wi-Fi, fleet management, navigation, route optimization, and unparalleled, remote-access, data-collection opportunities.

A portfolio company of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), AVM has commitments from launch customers in the U.S. and abroad for more than 250 vehicles. AVM is continuing the momentum of the EV27 launch and will be rolling out a full range of additional commercial electric vehicles including vans, transit buses, school buses, and tour coaches, in a variety of lengths and capacities. For more information, visit www.avmfg.com.

About AVM
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing (AVM) is the first company to make electric-powered commercial vehicles the preferred solution for short-range routes. AVM provides 100% electric, zero-emission, smart commercial vehicles that can charge in less than ten minutes. Its unsurpassed battery life, powerful 350 kW CCS 2.0 charging station, and competitive overall pricing creates an irresistible value equation for operators. Along with its key partners, Yinlong, Wamar and Havenrock, AVM is disrupting the commercial electric vehicle industry. www.avmfg.com.

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced that PG&E customers can save $3,000 on the purchase of a new 2018 Nissan LEAF electric vehicle (EV). This offer adds to existing state and federal discounts available to customers in California to help support the state’s clean transportation goal of having five million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2030.

At any authorized Nissan dealership, interested customers can show a recent copy of their PG&E bill, a valid photo ID and the flyer with the Fleet Certification Code found here. Family members are also eligible if they prove with a driver’s license that they reside at the same address as the customer on the PG&E bill. The discount is taken off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the purchase or finance of a 2018 Nissan LEAF EV and is available through July 2, 2018.

“Electric vehicles are a critical part of creating cleaner air and meeting California’s climate goals. Making it easier for customers to adopt EVs helps drivers reduce their environmental impact while supporting our clean energy future – a win for both our customers and the state,” said Steve Malnight, PG&E Corporation’s senior vice president of Strategy and Policy.

For more information on the offer, PG&E customers can view the FAQ. Customers can contact any authorized Nissan dealership with additional questions.

Existing discounts for EVs

In addition to the discount offered by Nissan, other available incentives could further reduce the cost of a Nissan LEAF EV by approximately 50 percent. PG&E recommends customers research other discounts and incentives, including:

  • Federal Tax Credit: Customers could be eligible for up to $7,500 in federal tax credits. PG&E recommends customers review details closely and consult a tax accountant or Certified Public Accountant for specific information.
  • California State Rebate: Customers could be eligible for an additional $2,500 off the Nissan LEAF through the California state rebate administered by the California Air Resources Board.
  • PG&E’s Clean Fuel Rebate: PG&E residential, electric customers who are EV drivers can apply for the company’s one-time $500 Clean Fuel Rebate. The rebate is part of California’s statewide Low Carbon Fuel Standard initiative, which aims to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging the adoption of clean fuels like electricity.
  • PG&E customers living in certain areas such as San Joaquin Valley could be eligible for additional EV discounts.

PG&E Ongoing Support for EVs in California

Committed to increasing adoption of clean vehicles in the state, PG&E continues its efforts to make it easier for customers to make the switch to EVs. On PG&E's residential EV rate plans, customers pay the equivalent of $1.20 per gallon to charge their vehicle overnight. Customers can learn more about EVs by viewing PG&E’s online resources and get help determining which rate plan makes sense for them.

Recently, PG&E announced that its customers can save $10,000 on the purchase of a new 2017 or 2018 BMW i3 or i3s EV through May 31, 2018. At any authorized BMW dealership, interested customers can show a recent copy of their PG&E bill and the filled out BMW customer information form found here.

Through its EV Charge Network program, PG&E aims to help accelerate the adoption of EVs in California by increasing access to charging. Partnering with business customers and EV charging companies, PG&E will install 7,500 EV chargers at condominiums, apartment buildings and workplaces across Northern and Central California, including at sites in disadvantaged communities.

To learn more about other options for EV drivers, visit pge.com/ev.

About PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and www.pge.com/en/about/newsroom/index.page.

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Gasoline Stations: Global Markets to 2022" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

This research report categorizes the gasoline stations market by type. Product type include Gasoline (petrol), diesel, CNG/other gases and non-fuel sales (vehicle parts/accessories and groceries).

The market for gasoline stations is somewhat concentrated with a few large players dominating the market. Major players in the market are PetroChina and British Petroleum among others. The highest growth is also projected to come from others which includes vehicle parts/accessories and groceries. Major factors included economic growth, urbanization and increased economic activity.

Report Includes:

  • 94 data tables
  • An overview of the global markets for gasoline stations
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013 through 2017, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2022
  • Comprehensive discussion of the state-of-the-art in the gasoline stations market and forecasts of the potential for key market segments
  • Coverage of the impact of electric vehicles on the gasoline station industry
  • Information about role of the Internet of things (IoT) and automation in the gasoline station market
  • Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the market, including Bp Plc, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec), Petrochina Company Limited, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Total S.A.

Key Mergers and Acquisitions in the Gasoline Stations Market

  • Roseneft Acquired Essar Oil
  • Marathon Petroleum Acquired Retail Business of Hess Corporation
  • Brookfield Business Partners Acquired Gas Station Business of Loblaw
  • Parkland Fuel Corporation Acquired Pioneer Energy
  • Sunoco LP Acquired Aloha Petroleum

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Summary and Highlights

3 Gasoline Stations Market Characteristics

4 Gasoline Stations Market Size and Growth

  • Historic Market Growth
  • Drivers of the Market
  • Restraints on the Market
  • Forecast Market Growth
  • Drivers of the Market
  • Restraints on the Market

5 Gasoline Stations Market Trends and Strategies

  • Solar Powered Gas Stations
  • Digitalized Payments
  • Internet of Things To Streamline Operations
  • Add-on Services at Gas Stations to Attract Costumers

6 Gasoline Stations Market Segmentation

  • Global Gasoline Stations Market, By Segment
  • Global Gasoline Stations Market, Historic and Forecast, By Segment, 2013-2022,

7 Gasoline Stations Market Regional and Country Analysis

  • Global Gasoline Stations Market, By Region
  • Global Gasoline Stations Market, 2013-2022, Historic and Forecast, By Region
  • Global Gasoline Stations Market Segmentation, By Region, 2017
  • Global Gasoline Stations Market, By Country
  • Global Gasoline Stations Market, Historic and Forecast, By Country
  • Global Gasoline Stations Market Segmentation, 2017, By Country

8 Gasoline Stations Market Customer Information

  • Consumer Choices at Gas Stations
  • Best Gas Station in the US
  • Consumer Preference for Type of Fuel Stations in US
  • Gas Stations Vulnerable to Remote Attacks
  • Consumer Preference for Gas Stations

9 Global Gasoline Stations Market Comparison with Macro Economic Factors

Companies Mentioned

  • BP Plc
  • China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec)
  • Petrochina Company Limited
  • Royal Dutch Shell Plc
  • Total S.A.

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dfln4r/gasoline?w=4

SAN ANTONIO, April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Driven by its commitment to the community and the environment, today CPS Energy announced the purchase of 34 XLP Plug-In Hybrid Electric Ford F-150 pickup trucks - the largest purchase of Plug-In F-150s of any utility or private company to date and the 1st in Texas to use the vehicles. The new vehicles will replace the less efficient fleet of vehicles.

The new trucks deliver significant fuel economy equivalency gains – offering more than 50% better fuel economy and a comparable reduction in emissions over similar standard vehicles -- based on manufacturer's figures that take into consideration long commutes. 

"Through our latest hybrid-electric vehicle investments, we will leverage new technology that has been economically designed to help protect our environment," said Paula Gold-Williams, CPS Energy's President & CEO.  "These cars are great enhancements to our fleet of vehicles, which are used to serve our customers, day-in and day-out."

The new plug-in hybrid electric trucks are part of CPS Energy's plan to reduce the environmental impact and are an investment that is a critical component to reduce its overall carbon footprint.

"Aside from cutting emissions, these vehicles will improve fuel economy and reduce costs – a big win for our community," said John Courage, San Antonio District 9 Councilman.  "Investing in cleaner vehicles and seeking new green technologies are critical to improving air quality in San Antonio."

The vehicles are being manufactured by Ford and are equipped with XL's plug-in hybrid technology, which allows the trucks to run on both gasoline and electric power. In addition to plug-in charging capabilities, the trucks' technology also uses regenerative braking during deceleration to charge the battery pack, and uses electric assist during acceleration to increase fuel economy.

Currently, there are more than 150 charging stations, at 30 locations around Greater San Antonio. Customers can visit the CPS Energy website for a searchable map of electric vehicle charging station locations.

"As the world's top selling pickup truck, the Ford F-150 is ideally suited to handle the wide range of jobs the CPS team tackles on a daily basis, and is a perfect vehicle to equip with XL's unique plug-in hybrid electric technology," said Greg Dugan, Ford Motor Company Government Accounts Manager.  "And because the XL plug-in hybrid electric system works seamlessly with the Ford drivetrain, it works and drives just like a factory F-150 would – but with a 50% MPG improvement and substantial reductions in CO2 emissions," added Eric Foellmer, XL's Director of Marketing.

CPS Energy strives to be environmental stewards and give customers the best energy solutions while reducing emissions.  Last week, CPS Energy was designated a 2018 Environmental Champion for the 2nd year in a row by Market Strategies International.  In addition to seeking new technologies and opportunities to reduce emissions, CPS Energy leads in solar generation, #1 in Texas and #6 in the nation, and is one of the largest wind buyers in the nation.

ABOUT CPS ENERGY
Established in 1860, CPS Energy is the nation's largest public power, natural gas and electric company, providing safe, reliable, and competitively-priced service to 804,000 electric and 343,000 natural gas customers in San Antonio and portions of seven adjoining counties. Our customers' combined energy bills rank among the lowest of the nation's 20 largest cities – while generating $7 billion in revenue for the City of San Antonio for more than seven decades. As a trusted and strong Community partner, we continuously focus on job creation, economic development and educational investment. True to our People First philosophy, we are powered by our skilled workforce, whose commitment to the community is demonstrated through our employees' volunteerism in giving back to our city and programs aimed at bringing value to our customers. CPS Energy is among the top public power wind energy buyers in the nation and number one in Texas for solar generation.

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MANKATO, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rolls-Royce recently introduced the next-generation Series 2000 MTU Onsite Energy diesel generator set product line for the North American market (60Hz). With a power output range from 615 kWe to 1250 kWe it expands the company’s high-power range product portfolio and makes it the most inclusive factory line up in the industry. These new diesel generator sets are already available.

The new systems, DS750, DS800, DS1000 and DS1250, offer up to three circuit breakers mounted and wired from the factory, a 74.7dBA sound level, and a 190mph wind rating all in one package, making them more complete, reliable and cost-effective than other products on the market. Additional features of the generator sets include:

  • Higher power density per square foot, achieving 1250 kWe with an MTU 16V2000 engine providing more power from a smaller footprint
  • 190mph steel and aluminium wind-rated enclosures
  • Best-in-class factory sound enclosure for L3

The modular controls cockpit features a brand-new backend concept for mounting and wiring circuit breakers and controls along with a full line of SER circuit breaker solutions. The new generator sets are both IBC and OSHPD certified.

“The new Series 2000 diesel generator sets provide customers the best-in-class reliability and cost-efficiency that they have come to expect from MTU Onsite Energy products,” said Kevin McKinney, senior sales manager at MTU Onsite Energy. “No other OEM offers the quantity of optional accessories, breakers, sound attenuation level and wind rating all in one package, with or without IBC/OSHPD Certification. By providing these options pre-engineered and validated from the factory, we can inherently improve quality, reliability and provide a more cost-effective solution.”

MTU Onsite Energy is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, a world-leader in diesel and gas-based power and propulsion systems for a wide variety of applications.

For more information on MTU Onsite Energy, please visit: www.mtuonsiteenergy.com.

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver the cleanest, safest and most competitive solutions to our planet’s vital power needs.
  2. Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs around 10,000 people. The product portfolio includes MTU-brand high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, power generation, heavy land, rail and defence vehicles and for the oil and gas industry. Under the MTU Onsite Energy brand, the company markets diesel gensets for emergency, base load and peak load applications as well as cogeneration plants using gas engines for the combined generation of heat and power. Bergen medium-speed engines power ships and power generation applications. L’Orange completes the portfolio with fuel injection systems for large engines.
  3. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
  4. Annual underlying revenue was $21 billion in 2017, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at $109.6 billion at the end of December 2017.
  5. In 2017, Rolls-Royce invested $2.8 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centers, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
  6. Rolls-Royce employs almost 50,000 people in 50 countries. More than 16,500 of these are engineers.
  7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2016 we recruited 274 graduates and 327 apprentices through our worldwide training programs.

*Based on an exchange rate of $1.40.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced a new commitment to provide $250Bn in low-carbon financing by 2030. Contributing to this commitment are the Firm’s activities in clean-tech and renewable energy financing, sustainable bonds and other transactions that enable low-carbon solutions. As companies, governments and institutions transition to a low-carbon economy, Morgan Stanley views low-carbon financing as a win-win for business and the environment.

“This announcement reflects Morgan Stanley’s continued commitment to enabling private sector capital to find attractive opportunities in the growing market for low-carbon solutions,” said Audrey Choi, Morgan Stanley’s Chief Sustainability Officer and Chief Marketing Officer.

To date the Firm has financed more than $84Bn in transactions that support clean-tech and renewable energy since 2006. Since 2013, the Firm has underwritten sustainable bond transactions worth more than $27Bn, including the issuance of its own $500 million green bond in 2015. Governments and other entities will need to invest an estimated $90 trillion in infrastructure between 2015 and 2030 to achieve goals outlined by the Global Commission on Economy and Climate.

“Our Firm’s businesses are uniquely positioned to drive the development of low-carbon solutions in partnership with our clients,” said Jeff Holzschuh, Chairman of Institutional Securities. “Building on our experience in the space, we believe this target sets the bar for our businesses to drive impact in the growing markets for low-carbon technologies.”

This commitment will help drive capital to renewable energy development, sustainable bonds that allow companies and municipalities to advance their sustainability goals, clean-technologies and resilient infrastructure. In September 2017, the Firm also issued a commitment to source 100 percent of its global energy needs from renewable energy by 2022.

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in more than 41 countries, the Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. For more information about Morgan Stanley, please visit www.morganstanley.com.

© 2018 Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC. Member SIPC.

CRC: 2094358 04/2018

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WITHSTANDING HARSH OPERATING CONDITIONS

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.


OBLIQUE ELEMENTS TO ENHANCE PERFORMANCE

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.

 

ACHIEVING DESIRED PARAMETERS

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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