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World Bank approves $150m for energy sector recovery program for Albania
By EBR Staff Writer
The World Bank has approved IBRD financing of $150m for the Albania's Power Sector Recovery and Reforms Project.
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GRID20/20 secures smart grid grant from Ontario's Ministry of Energy
By EBR Staff Writer
GRID20/20 announced its receipt of a grant agreement totaling nearly $1.7 million dollars via the Ontario Ministry of Energy’s Smart Grid Fund.
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EVN HCMC awards smart grid contract to Trilliant
By EBR Staff Writer
EVN HCMC, a subsidiary of EVN, has awarded a contract to Trilliant for a smart grid project.
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Tauron awards advanced metering infrastructures contract to LG CNS
By EBR Staff Writer
Tauron Dystrybucja, an electric power company servicing southwestern Poland, has awarded an advanced metering infrastructures (AMI) contract to LG CNS, a IT affiliate of LG Group, to provide smart meters.
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Saft to supply Li-ion energy storage system to California Utility
By EBR Staff Writer
Saft has been awarded a contract by a major California utility to provide third lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage system.
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RWE Group
RWE Group (RWE) is a European based management holding company of RWE Group. The RWE Group is engaged in the generation, transmission, and sale and trading of electricity and gas. RWE has the reputation as the biggest power producer in Germany followed by the United Kingdom. It operates through its six divisions namely RWE Power, RWE Innogy, RWE Dea, RWE Supply and Trading, RWE Energy, RWE npower. RWE generates electricity using lignite, hard coal, nuclear power and gas. In 2007, the Group has total installed capacity of 44.5 gigawatts (GW) of electricity and has sold 306.4 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity. in 2007, RWE has sold 335.0 billion kWh of gas. It is headquartered at Essen, Germany.
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Mitsubishi Electric's Station Energy Saving Inverter saves on power for Tokyo Metro
By EBR Staff Writer
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that its Station Energy Saving Inverter (S-EIV®), which has been in operation at Tokyo Metro's Myoden Station since June 2014, has contributed a daily power savings of approximately 600kWh, or enough to power about 60 households.
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Alstom to supply four gas-insulated substations in Greece
By EBR Staff Writer
Alstom has received a contract from the Greek Transmission Utility Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) for the supply of four gas-insulated substations (GIS) in Greece.
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Siemens to supply GIS switch panels for Saudi Arabia
By EBR Staff Writer
Siemens has been awarded a contract to provide switch panels for the gas-insulated high-voltage switchgear (GIS) to Saudi Arabia.
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ABB to deploy grid stablisation generators on Kondiak Island, Alaska
By EBR Staff Writer
ABB will install PowerStore grid stabilization generators on Kodiak Island in Alaska to enable the integration of more renewable energy from an expanded wind farm to its microgrid.
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SaskPower inks agreement with Sensus to recover cost of smart meters
SaskPower has signed an agreement with smart meter supplier Sensus to recover the $47m cost associated with the removal of smart meters.
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Ideal Power and EnerDel partner to develop mobile hybrid power systems
By EBR Staff Writer
Ideal Power, a developer of a disruptive power conversion technology, and EnerDel, a manufacturer of advanced, lithium-ion batteries and energy storage systems for electric grid, transportation and industrial applications, have signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement.
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ABB to install electrical and automation systems at Brazilian iron ore mine
By EBR Staff Writer
ABB has won a $103 million contract from Brazilian mining company Vale to install electrical and automation systems at a modern iron ore mine in the Carajás mountains of northern Brazil as part of a major capacity expansion.
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ABB and BYD form energy storage solutions alliance
By EBR Staff Writer
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, and BYD announced a strategic collaboration to jointly develop new solutions for energy storage building on their complementary strengths.
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Landis+Gyr to provide Linky meters to ERDF
By EBR Staff Writer
The French national electricity distributor Electricite Reseau Distribution France (ERDF) has awarded a €60m contract to Landis+Gyr to provide a substantial portion of Linky meters.
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EBR Supplier Recommendations

QSI Consultancy Group - Commercial and Dispute Resolution Services
QSI Consultancy Group (QSi) provides commercial and dispute resolution services to the construction industry, with a particular focus on nuclear and conventional power.... Power Distribution > Utilities Retail > Suppliers
Bender - Intelligent Monitoring of Critical Power Systems
Bender UK is the leading specialist supplier of innovative solutions for offshore monitoring and fault location to protect plant and electrical power systems. Bender intelligent monitoring of critical power systems boosts productivity for oil and gas sector.... Power Distribution > Utilities Retail > Suppliers
DNV GL - Software - Energy and Maritime Software
DNV GL - Software is a world-leading supplier of software to the energy, process and maritime industries. We are the largest ship and offshore classification society as well as leading technical advisor to the global oil and gas industry. We are also experts in the energy value chain, including renewables and energy efficiency. DNV GL Software has also taken the position as one of the top three certification bodies in the world.... Power Distribution > Utilities Retail > Suppliers
Red Rooster Industrial - Lifting and Load Monitoring Equipment
Red Rooster Industrial (UK) Limited sells, hires, repairs and services a specialist range of lifting and load monitoring equipment, including air hoists, powered winches, manual winches, load cells, load shackles, snatch blocks, wire rope hoists and wire rope spoolers.... Power Distribution > Utilities Retail > Suppliers
KO-MATS- Specialists In Pipeline And Crawler Crane Mats
KO-MATS are a leading global supplier of wooden mats to the energy and crane industry. They have specialist knowledge in all woods and build their mats according to the needs of the client.... Power Distribution > Utilities Retail > Suppliers
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EBR White Paper Recommendations

Sesam CAESES: Serious Play in Ship Design - Simulation-Driven Design for Naval Architects By DNV GL - Software
Simulation driven design is widely considered the key to innovative product development. While the integration of modeling and simulation is already well established in structural mechanics this is not yet the case with its fluid dynamic sibling. This is because Computational Fluid Dynamics is very demanding in terms of resources. Therefore, the intelligent modeling of functional shapes – like ship hull forms, propellers, pumps and turbines – is of paramount importance.

Naval architects have always been subjected to cope with non-planar shapes and have developed techniques that capture the essence of a complex geometry with as few defining elements as need be. These elements, normally called form parameters, are used to generate and vary a product. By closely coupling parametric modeling to simulation a synthesis model is created. Adding techniques of formal optimization, the process is further enhanced: It now provides the playground for serious work, complementing the human being’s intuition, experience and ingenuity....
Power Distribution > Utilities Retail > White Papers Commercial and Dispute Resolution Services for the Nuclear and Conventional Power Industries By QSI Consultancy Group
QSI Consultancy Group is a specialist consultancy providing commercial and dispute resolution services to the construction industry, with a particular focus on nuclear and conventional power. QSI Consultancy Group has operations in both Europe and the Middle East and is served by its two main offices in the UAE and in Finland. The company's core management team of four professionals has over 100 years of combined experience, accrued on major projects in over 30 countries worldwide.... Power Distribution > Utilities Retail > White Papers Hydrodynamic Analysis of Offshore Structures By DNV GL - Software
This paper describes the role of a linear frequency domain analysis for offshore structures, and some of the important aspects that must be addressed when doing such an analysis. The two main challenges in this analysis, in addition to creating a good quality panel model, are: how to include the viscous effects, and how to handle the mooring system. Both of these will be discussed in some detail.... Power Distribution > Utilities Retail > White Papers A Consequence-Based Assessment Method/Software Model to Facilitate the Safe Location and Design of Occupied Buildings on or in Close Proximity to Process Facilities By DNV GL - Software
Ensuring the safe location and design of occupied buildings (permanent or temporary) is high on the agenda of key stakeholders – industry, regulators, and the workforce, not to mention members of the public who have a vested interest in the area. The significant amount of analytical work required in support of such an analysis represents a key barrier to conducting such studies in a detailed manner. It is often the case that a range of simplifications are utilised that can result in a less than realistic assessment.

This paper describes the implementation of two of the most widely used vapour cloud explosion (VCE) models, namely the TNO multi-energy (ME) and Baker-Strehlow-Tang (BST) into Phast, a general purpose onshore consequence analysis software package developed by DNV GL. ...
Power Distribution > Utilities Retail > White Papers Sesam for Subsea By DNV GL - Software
In the oil and gas industry the term subsea relates to the underwater exploration, development and drilling of oil and gas fields. Subsea installations are used to develop reservoirs outside effective reach of existing platforms; they can be installed, designed and constructed in faster time than traditional platforms, making them an attractive substitute. And if surface facilities are available subsea is a much less expensive alternative, and can reduce the size of expensive platforms by moving some of the functionalities to the sea bed.

Subsea systems can range in complexity from a single satellite well connected to a fixed or floating facility to several wells connected to a central manifold tied to platforms or directly to an onshore installation.

This paper offers an introduction to subsea and showcases how Sesam offers the most complete and efficient tool to perform the design analysis of subsea structures....
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