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Joanna Schroeder

  • Power & Light Company (FPL) has announced the launch of its new, high-tech Power Delivery Diagnostic Center, which is designed to leverage advanced smart grid technology to better manage the electric system and deliver reliable service that ranks among the best in the nation. FPL is investing in smart grid technology and using predictive analytics to deliver real-time data to engineers in its diagnostic center. Engineers, in turn, analyze the data to measure and improve the performance of the electric grid.
  • Republic Services, Inc. has announced today that its Sand Valley Landfill Gas-to-Energy (LFGTE) project in Collinsville, Alabama. has been named Electricity Project of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.) The EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program recognized the Sand Valley renewable energy project with the award at a workshop held yesterday in conjunction with the Solid Waste Association of North America’s 38th Annual Landfill Gas & Biogas Symposium.
  • China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited takes 8th in world’s top 10 wind turbine original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) ranking in 2014, raised from 9th last year, according to the report of Global Wind Turbine OEM Market Share Study released by MAKE Consulting. The same source reveals that the market share of Ming Yang hit 9.9% in total in 2014, with an 11.1% increase of the whole market growth. Ming Yang was also one of the only two Chinese companies that retained its position compared to 2013.The report also shows that 8 out of the 15 world’s top OEMs in 2014 were from China. “China’s unparalleled growth dominates the industry,” cited the report, which says the Chinese wind market grew 23.6GW in 2014, reaching 114.9GW in total.
  • Geothermal Energy Association will be holding its fifth annual National Geothermal Summit on June 3-4 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, NV. The National Geothermal Summit is the leading forum for western state policy discussions, bringing together the geothermal industry for a dialogue with state and federal policy makers.The 2015 Summit theme is “Geothermal Policies as Stimulus For Economic Growth and Environmental Quality”.
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