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Eurotunnel awarded GE Power’s Grid Solutions (NYSE: GE) a contract to supply a Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM), to improve the stabilization of the power supply on the catenary traction system of the France/UK Channel Tunnel. The new system will be stationed in Folkestone, Kent. Once complete, this project will be the world’s largest STATCOM application connected to a catenary traction system.

With more than 4.2 million vehicles and 20 million passengers crossing the Channel through the Tunnel each year, Eurotunnel is recognized as the world leading and busiest rolling motorway in the world with almost 400 trains per day. With traffic forecast to increase significantly in the next few years, Eurotunnel needs to increase the power and stability of the network to ensure a constant flow of traffic and in particular to intensify peak traffic, when 8 trains are running simultaneously in the Channel Tunnel.

Michel Boudoussier, Chief Corporate Officer at Getlink commented “Our choice to go with GE’s’ STATCOM puts Eurotunnel at the forefront of electric regulation technology for new generation trains (Velaro) as well as continuing to benefit from purchasing electricity where it is least expensive.

GE Power’s Grid Solutions will custom design and supply the entire STATCOM system, which will provide Eurotunnel with reactive power compensation and improved range of operational voltage leading to a faster response time. Additionally, this technology has a smaller physical footprint than traditional SVC3 systems. STATCOM is a flexible solution which will help Eurotunnel navigate a highly dynamic grid and ensure optimal performance of their assets.

Providing a stable and consistent flow of electricity to this tunnel is critical. We are excited to help upgrade the traction network for the UK/France Channel and enable millions of passengers to travel safely and efficiently from point A to point B,” said Rajendra Iyer, GE Power’s Grid Solutions FACTS & HVDC General Manager. “GE’s STATCOM technology is the prime solution to ensure power stability in the tunnel and help navigate the complex environment that our customers are facing today.”

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.

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

About Getlink:

Getlink (Euronext Paris: GET and London Stock Exchange: GETS) manages the infrastructure of the Channel Tunnel and operates accompanied truck shuttle and passenger shuttle (car and coach) services between Folkestone, UK and Calais, France. Eurotunnel holds the concession until 2086 to operate the Channel Tunnel, the fastest, most reliable, easiest and most environmentally friendly way to cross the Channel. In 24 years, around 400 million people have used the Channel Tunnel. This unique land crossing has become a vital link between the continent and the United Kingdom. The Group also runs a rail freight business through its subsidiary Europorte, which offers a wide range of integrated rail freight services and an electrical interconnector through its subsidiary ElecLink.


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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — March 21, 2018 — GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that Nick Miller, senior technical director of GE’s Energy Consulting business, has been recognized by the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG) for his contributions to the integration of wind and solar plants into power system operations. He was honored with a UVIG Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 UVIG Spring Technical Workshop in Tucson, Arizona.

“Nick Miller has dedicated his career to finding the most effective and efficient ways to integrate wind and solar energy into electric power grids. His work on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Western Wind and Solar Integration Study was pioneering and vital to the future of our industry. We are grateful to Nick for his contributions to the integration of renewables into power system operations, and we congratulate him on being selected for the lifetime achievement award,” said Charles Smith, executive director, UVIG.

UVIG recognized Miller for his career in renewable integration, which includes:

  • For more than 15 years, working as an inventor and technology developer—including holding several patents—for GE's wind equipment business to help make wind plants grid friendly and wind turbines operate effectively on the grid. He also led the GE team that built wind turbine and plant models utilities use for planning.
  • Developing the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Western Wind and Solar Integration Study and its three phases of research. In particular, Miller’s work on the third phase, which investigated the dynamic performance of the Western Interconnection in the fractions of one second to one minute following a large disturbance, was critical to grid reliability.
  • Counseling utilities and governments in more than three dozen countries—both well developed and developing countries and countries very low in electrical infrastructure—on how they can make their grids more reliable, cleaner and more economical.

“UVIG is the only professional organization focused exclusively on renewable integration and operation. Its members are leaders in the industry, the best of the best, a society that together shares best practices and solves challenges,” said Miller. “I am humbled and honored to receive this award from such a highly accomplished and diverse group of experts in our field. I look forward to continued collaboration with my peers to find ways to push the envelope to integrate more renewables onto the grid.”

UVIG, first established in 1989 as the Utility Wind Integration Group, provides a forum for the critical analysis of wind and solar technology for utility applications. It also serves as a source of credible information on the status of wind and solar technology and deployment. The group’s mission is to accelerate the development and application of good engineering and operational practices supporting the appropriate integration and reliable operation of variable generation on the electric power system.

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. To learn more, please visit 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.

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

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.

JOHOR, MALAYSIAMarch 20, 2018GE’s Power Services business (NYSE: GE) today announced it signed a multiyear agreement (MYA) with Southern Power Generation Sdn Bhd (SPG) for its new Track 4A plant, a 1,440-megawatt (MW) combined-cycle power plant in Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malaysia.  Under the terms of the 21-year agreement, GE will provide services solutions for the first two GE 9HA.02 gas turbines to be installed in the country and deploy its Predix* Asset Performance Management (APM) software to help  improve asset visibility, reliability and availability of SPG’s plant, contributing to long-term energy security needs in the country.

GE will utilize its Fleet360* platform of gas plant solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, GE will provide a full spectrum of digital solutions and plant improvement services, major inspections on the 9HA.02 gas turbines, along with technical advisory services.

“With the largest base of installed gas turbines in Malaysia, GE has grown hand in hand with the country’s power development needs,” said Ramesh Singaram, president of GE Power APAC. “We have been doing business in the country for more than 40 years and will continue to help drive improved efficiencies and business outcomes for our customers like Southern Power Generation. I am pleased that our combined services and digital capabilities will help support long-term maintenance and performance for the first HA-based power plant in the country, ensuring more reliable and flexible power generation for the country. We thank Southern Power Generation for their trust in GE.”

The agreement also includes GE’s Predix APM suite of digital solutions. APM improves asset visibility, reliability and availability and reduces operating and maintenance costs: data processed by the APM solution can help balance maintenance costs, improve inspection intervals and provide invaluable insights into operational risks. Data collected from sensors throughout the facility will be monitored 24/7 at GE’s Monitoring & Diagnostics (M&D) Center in Kuala Lumpur.

The services deal follows the success of achieving the financial closure for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with SPG in October 2017, marking the growing fleet of GE’s largest gas turbine platform to a total of over 70 units of the HA-platform gas turbines ordered to date. This plant will be jointly constructed through the collaboration with a Taiwanese EPC partner, CTCI Corporation. It will consist of two generating blocks, each equipped with a 9HA.02 gas turbine, generator and heat recovery steam generator from GE. GE has invested almost $2 billion in the development of HA technology. HA power plants provide a combination of high efficiency and superior operational flexibility, leading the industry in total life cycle value. Globally, a total of more than 20 units of HA are running in the field, clocking in more than 70,000 operating hours with an average combined-cycle net efficiency of greater than 62 percent at ISO conditions.

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.

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

About GE’s Power Services Business
GE’s Power Services business, headquartered in Baden, Switzerland, delivers world-class solutions for our customers across total plant assets and their operational lifetimes. This organization supports 2,800+ customers worldwide with an installed base of 28,000+ power generation assets, which includes other OEMs, and taps into the Industrial Internet to improve the performance of our solutions over the entire life cycle through the power of software and big data analytics.

For more information about GE’s digital solutions for power plants, visit https://www.ge.com/digital/industries/power-utility.

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JENBACH, AUSTRIA—March 7, 2018—GE’s (NYSE: GE) Distributed Power plant, located in Jenbach, was awarded the GEO (Global Excellence in Operations) Award yesterday as part of the benchmark “Factory of the Year” competition. The award—which is given by the trade magazine Produktion and the consulting company A.T. Kearny—was presented during an official ceremony in Ulm, Germany.

“Winning the GEO Award for Factory of the Year is a great recognition for our work. The award shows that we are moving in the right direction and in touch with the latest trends. This award is a clear confirmation that we are doing many things right. The GEO Award motivates us to advance the Brilliant Factory concept and support our staff through the transformation,” says Martin Mühlbacher, site leader, GE’s Distributed Power business.

This year’s jurors were impressed by GE’s intelligently networked factory in Jenbach, with one of the highest levels of digitization among all participating companies and the creation of a “Brilliant Place to Work.” The Brilliant Factory in Jenbach proved itself adept at interweaving production with various business processes and combining “lean principles” with digital tools. The use of digital tools and a value stream analysis make processes for punctuality of delivery, quality and cost-efficiency transparent along the entire value chain. With the aid of visualization in using real-time data, time not spent creating added value can be reduced.

The areas of sustainability, training and continuing professional development, as well as energy balance programs, were key criteria in bestowing the award. The location has a virtual energy center based on Predix*, GE’s Industrial Internet platform that controls the cogeneration plant for power supply and heat use. In addition, the test benches supply the coating line with environmentally sustainable electricity and heat. The excess electricity is fed into the local grid.

GE’s training and continuing professional development concept in Jenbach focuses on digital transformation as cultural change. Based on this principle, up to 110 talented young people are trained in Jenbach every year.

About the “Factory of the Year”/GEO Award

Regardless of the results, all participants in the Factory of the Year competition receive a detailed, confidential evaluation in a feedback report that informs them of their position in the competition and points out potential for improvement. Since its inception in 1992, over 2,000 factories have used this benchmark competition to analyze their own strengths and weaknesses and develop enhancements.

Further information: www.Fabrik-des-Jahres.de and www.geo-award.com.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) is the world’s digital industrial company and changes the industry with connected, responsive and predictive software-controlled machines and solutions. GE is organized around a global knowledge sharing system, “GE Store”, which allows all business units to access the same technologies, markets, structures and intellectual property and share them with one another. Every invention promotes other innovations and applications across multiple business units. With people, services, technology and scale, GE offers customers better results, as we speak the language of the industry. www.ge.com

About GE Power

GE Power is a leading company worldwide in the energy sector, offering technologies and services and thus covering the entire value chain from power generation to consumption. As a global digital industrial company, we pool resources and capacities to transform the energy industry fundamentally. Together with our customers in over 150 countries, we meet more than one third of the global electricity demand, power cities, build infrastructures and network the world with digital solutions. 

You can find more information at our website www.gepower.com. Follow GE Power on Twitter @GE_Power and LinkedIn at GE Power.

About GE’s Distributed Power business

GE’s Distributed Power business is a leading provider of engines, power equipment and services focused on power generation and gas compression at or near the point of use. Distributed Power offers a diverse product portfolio that includes highly efficient, fuel-flexible, industrial gas engines generating 200 kW to 10 MW of power for numerous industries globally. In addition, the business provides life cycle support for more than 48,000 gas engines worldwide to help you meet your business challenges and success metrics—anywhere and anytime. Backed by our service providers in more than 100 countries, GE‘s global service network connects with you locally for rapid response to your service needs. GE’s Distributed Power business is headquartered in Jenbach, Austria.

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.


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.

Power Grid has emerged as the successful bidder to establish Vindhyachal, Varanasi 765kV transmission line, as part of New WR-NR 765 kV Inter-Regional Corridor,

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) today announced that it has appointed Carlo Ghirardo as President of its Motion Technologies business, reporting to Luca Savi, ITT’s Chief Operating Officer.

In this role, Ghirardo will be responsible for delivering the strategic and operating plans of ITT's Motion Technologies business, which employs about 4,400 people globally and had 2017 revenues of approximately $1.2 billion. The business designs and manufactures innovative braking technologies and shock absorbers for global transportation markets, as well as specialized sealing solutions for the transportation and industrial markets.

“We are very pleased to have Carlo joining ITT and the MT team,” said CEO and President Denise Ramos. “He is a strong global leader with an impressive track record, and his experience and capabilities will be a strong strategic fit for ITT. Carlo will complement the deep experience we have on our MT team and help the business continue to advance operational excellence and customer-driven innovation and growth.”

Carlo most recently worked for Eaton, where he held a number of senior leadership roles. Most recently President of the Vehicle Group’s EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region, he also served as Vice President and General Manager of the Engine Air Management Product Group as well as the Valvetrain Division. He also held global operational and manufacturing leadership roles at Eaton and at United Technologies Corporation.

“Carlo has delivered strong performance and results in areas such as strategy, lean manufacturing, customer intimacy, new product development and people leadership,” Savi said. “The industries and customers with whom he has partnered are very relevant to MT, and his experience will help us deliver our execution, innovation and growth priorities and build for the future.”

About ITT

ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the transportation, industrial, and oil and gas markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2017 revenues of $2.6 billion. For more information, visit www.itt.com.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Nevro Corp. (NYSE: NVRO), a global medical device company that is providing innovative evidence-based solutions for the treatment of chronic pain, today announced that full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) conditional labeling is now available in the United States for the Senza Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) System delivering HF10 therapy.

This labeling expansion, which is now applicable in all our markets, adds to the previous labeling allowing head and extremity MRI scans, broadening the pool of patients who are eligible to receive the Senza SCS System. This approval is retroactive, meaning that the new labeling for expanded imaging applies to all patients currently implanted with the Senza SCS System and percutaneous leads.  It is anticipated that a similar labeling expansion will follow for the Senza II SCS system.

"Expanding full-body MRI conditional labeling is a significant milestone in our continued launch of the Senza System in the United States. The efforts of our R&D and regulatory teams secured this labeling expansion for both current and future patients enabling us to better help individuals with chronic pain who may have additional imaging needs," said Rami Elghandour, President and CEO of Nevro. "We are dedicated to constantly improving the Senza System and the HF10 patient experience to positively impact many more lives with our best in class therapy."

"I incorporated HF10 therapy into my practice because of the compelling clinical evidence, and continue to use it because of the outcomes and benefits I'm seeing first hand with my patients," said Dr. William S. Rosenberg, a Neurosurgeon at the Center for the Relief of Pain in Kansas City. "Adding this expanded full-body conditional MRI compatibility allows me to deliver this effective therapy to an even greater number of patients in pain, while giving all of my patients more available imaging options."

About the Senza® System and HF10® Therapy

The Senza® and Senza II™ systems are the only SCS systems that deliver Nevro's proprietary HF10® therapy, an SCS therapy that provides electrical pulses to the spinal cord to alleviate pain. The electrical pulses are delivered by small electrodes on leads that are placed near the spinal cord and are connected to a compact, battery-powered generator implanted under the skin. HF10 therapy is the only SCS therapy indicated to provide pain relief without paresthesia (a stimulation-induced sensation, such as tingling or buzzing, which is the basis of traditional SCS) and is also the first SCS therapy to demonstrate superiority to traditional SCS for back and leg pain in a comparative pivotal study. Nevro's innovations in SCS, including the Senza System and Senza II System and HF10 Therapy, are covered by more than 150 issued U.S. and international patents.

About Nevro

Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Nevro is a global medical device company focused on providing innovative products that improve the quality of life of patients suffering from debilitating chronic pain. Nevro has developed and commercialized the Senza spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system, an evidence-based, non-pharmacologic neuromodulation platform for the treatment of chronic pain. The Senza® System and Senza II™ System are the only SCS systems that deliver Nevro's proprietary HF10® therapy. Senza, Senza II, HF10, Nevro and the Nevro logo are trademarks of Nevro Corp.

Forward-Looking Statements

In addition to historical information, this press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to our business, reflecting the current beliefs and expectations of management made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including our expectation of receiving full-body MRI conditional labeling of the Senza II SCS System. These forward-looking statements are based upon information that is currently available to us or our current expectations, speak only as of the date hereof, and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties. These factors are described in greater detail in our Annual Report on Form 10-K that we filed on February 22, 2018, as well as any reports that we may file with the SEC in the future, and may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied by our forward-looking statements. We expressly disclaim any obligation, except as required by law, or undertaking to update or revise any such forward-looking statements.

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SAN JOSE, Calif., March 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 8point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) announced that the Board of Directors of its general partner declared a cash distribution for its Class A shares of $0.2802 per share for the first quarter of 2018. The first quarter distribution will be paid on April 13, 2018 to shareholders of record as of April 3, 2018.

Additionally, the Partnership will announce its first quarter 2018 financial results on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:05 p.m. Pacific Time. As a result of the pending proposed transactions with CD Clean Energy and Infrastructure V JV, LLC, an investment fund managed by Capital Dynamics, Inc., and certain other co-investors, the Partnership will not be hosting a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2018 results.

About 8point3 Energy Partners
8point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) is a limited partnership formed by First Solar, Inc. and SunPower Corporation to own, operate and acquire solar energy generation projects. The Partnership owns interests in projects in the United States that generate long-term contracted cash flows and serve utility, commercial and residential customers. For more information about 8point3, please visit: www.8point3energypartners.com.

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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To help meet the climate-driven challenge of increasing wildfires and extreme weather events, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced a comprehensive Community Wildfire Safety Program.

PG&E is working in close coordination with first responders, civic and community leaders and customers on this program. These efforts will have an immediate impact on reducing wildfire threats and improving safety, in advance of the start of wildfire season in Northern and Central California.

Years of drought, extreme heat and 129 million dead trees have created a “new normal” for California. In the interest of public safety, and following the wildfires in 2017, PG&E is implementing additional precautionary measures intended to reduce the risk of wildfires. PG&E is continuously evolving its operating practices in response to new standards and regulations – but this new normal means even more must be done in partnership to strengthen the safety and resilience of the state’s energy infrastructure.

The multi-faceted program focuses on three key areas:

  • bolstering wildfire prevention and emergency response efforts;
  • working with customers and first responders to put in place new and enhanced safety measures; and
  • doing more over the long term to harden the electric system to help reduce wildfire threats and to keep customers safe.

“Our system and our mindset need to be laser-focused on working together to help prevent devastating wildfires like the ones in the North Bay in October and in Southern California in December from happening again, and in responding quickly and effectively if they do,” said Pat Hogan, PG&E’s senior vice president of Electric Operations. “Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, which is what the Community Wildfire Safety Program is all about.”

Among the actions that PG&E is taking:

Wildfire Prevention and Emergency Response

  • Establishing a Wildfire Safety Operations Center to monitor wildfire risks in real-time and coordinate prevention and response efforts with first responders.
  • Securing additional PG&E firefighting resources to respond to wildfires, protect poles, power lines and other electrical equipment during fires, and assist utility crews working in high fire danger areas.
  • Expanding the company’s weather forecasting and modeling by installing a network of PG&E-owned and operated weather stations across the service area.

New and Enhanced Safety Measures

  • Augmenting PG&E’s already rigorous vegetation management practices based on the High Fire-Threat District map adopted in January 2018 by the California Public Utilities Commission. New standards require keeping trees and limbs farther away from power lines. We also will be working to create fire safety zones around power lines in the highest fire-threat areas.
  • Refining and executing protocols for proactively turning off electric power lines in areas where extreme fire conditions are occurring, and implementing the appropriate communications and resources to help inform, prepare and support our customers and communities.
  • Expanding our practice of disabling line reclosers and circuit breakers in high fire-risk areas during fire season.

Electric System Hardening Over the Long Term

  • Investing in stronger, coated power lines, spacing lines farther apart to prevent line-on-line contact during wind storms, and replacing wood poles with non-wood poles in the coming years.
  • Expanding our practice of pre-treating electric poles with long-term fire retardant in areas where the fire danger is high.
  • Partnering with communities to develop and integrate microgrids to help support community facility resilience in the event of major natural disasters.

Hogan, who has participated in recent legislative and regulatory hearings on wildfires, noted that PG&E won’t be able to do this alone. It will require a comprehensive and collaborative partnership that includes civic and community leaders, first responders and other public safety authorities, state leaders, and energy companies.

“All of us need to work together to make decisions and put in place solutions based on the dynamics of climate change and severe weather events,” Hogan said. “Our communities are depending on us to take strong and preventive actions that will protect our state’s energy future and help reduce the risk of wildfire in California.”

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 pge.com/news.

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "U.S. Power, Distribution, And Specialty Transformer Market - Analysis And Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The report provides an in-depth analysis of the U.S. power, distribution, and specialty transformer market. It presents the latest data of the market size and volume, domestic production, exports and imports, price dynamics and turnover in the industry. In addition, the report contains insightful information about the industry, including industry life cycle, business locations, productivity, employment and many other crucial aspects. The Company Profiles section contains relevant data on the major players in the industry.

Product coverage:

  • Power and distribution transformers, excluding parts
  • Specialty transformers, excluding fluorescent lamp ballast
  • Fluorescent lamp ballasts
  • Commercial, institutional, and industrial general-purpose transformers, all voltages
  • Power regulators, boosters, and other transformers and parts for all transformers
  • Power, distribution, and specialty transformer manufacturing

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

1.1 Report Description

1.2 Report Structure

1.3 Research Methodology

2. Executive Summary

2.1 Key Findings

2.2 Market Trends

3. Market Overview

3.1 Market Value

3.2 Trade Balance

3.3 Market Opportunities

3.4 Market Forecast to 2025

4. Domestic Production

4.1 Production in 2008-2016

4.2 Production by Type

4.3 Production by State

4.4 Producer Prices

5. Imports

5.1 Imports in 2007-2016

5.2 Imports by Type

5.3 Imports by Country

5.4 Import Prices by Country

6. Exports

6.1 Exports in 2007-2016

6.2 Exports by Type

6.3 Exports by Country

6.4 Export Prices by Country

7. Competitive Landscape

7.1 Industry Snapshots

7.2 Industry Life Cycle

7.3 Business Locations

7.4 Employment

7.5 Annual Payroll

7.6 Industry Productivity

7.7 Establishment Size and Legal Form

8. Company Profiles

  • Weg Electric Corp.
  • C.D. Technologies
  • Powell Industries
  • Intermatic Incorporated
  • Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corporation
  • Cooper Power Systems
  • Bellofram Corporation
  • Transistor Devices
  • Delta Star
  • Power Partners
  • Electro-Mechanical Corporation
  • Solomon Transformers
  • Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives
  • Universal Lighting Technologies
  • SPX Transformer Solutions
  • Central Moloney
  • Pioneer Power Solutions
  • Pennsylvania Transformer Technology
  • Cg Power Systems USA
  • Sternschnuppe
  • Power Paragon
  • SPD Electrical Systems
  • Instrument Transformers
  • Holien
  • GE Drives & Controls
  • Pulse Electronics
  • ABB Holdings
  • Asea Brown Boveri
  • ABB Power T & D Company
  • Power Products
  • GE Grid Solutions

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rh5pb2/united_states?w=4

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles (XGEV), one of the premier manufacturers of 100 percent electric specialty vehicles, announced that they have officially been granted GSA (Government Services Administration) approval with contract number GS-03F-093AA.

Since 2007, XGEV has been a leader in creating the environmentally green standard for police, military, security, maintenance, and landscaping and off-road commercial users. Each vehicle is designed with the latest technology and the most advanced energy management and electric propulsion systems. XGEV vehicles include all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), police mobility vehicles (PMVs) and the premier three and six-seater X-Force PRO utility terrain vehicles (UTVs).

XGEVs are the brand of choice for corporations and government agencies looking for zero emission vehicles. XGEVs have all the power and ability of gasoline engines, without the particulate pollution or noise pollution and no carbon footprint. Notably, XGEV is the first company in the world to manufacture a full line of zero-emission lithium iron phosphate battery-powered vehicles.

Via the GSA program, states, local, regional and government agencies worldwide, will have the ability to acquire XGEV’s energy efficient vehicles that cost a fraction of what it costs to power gas and diesel-powered engines. Also, with almost 75 percent fewer parts, XGEV vehicles require dramatically less maintenance.

“When I look at our electric vehicles, I am extremely proud of the achievements we have made,” said XGEV Chief Operating Officer, Neil Roth. “The GSA program has solidified XGEV as a brand defined by reliable, efficient and sustainable products, and we feel privileged to be included in their list of exclusive service providers.”

For more information on Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles, visit xgev.com

About Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles

Founded in 2007, Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles is the first company in the world to manufacture a full line of zero-emission lithium iron phosphate battery-powered specialty vehicles, including ATVs, UTVs and PMVs. Each XGEV vehicle has the power and ability of vehicles with internal combustion engines, without the pollution, noise, heat or carbon footprint. The gold standard of environmentally green products, XGEV vehicles are proudly made in the USA, in North Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit: xgev.com.

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

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

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


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

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

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



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

Courtesy GE Renewable Energy

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