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All news, projects, policy, legislation and reports concerning power and electricity generation and the energy sector at large in continental North America, with specific focus on North American utilities, the Department of Energy or DOE, executive orders from the Whitehouse and the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Key areas include Canada, California, Florida, Hawaii, Texas and the Carolinas.

New technology helps bring electricity to developing nations

America leads the world in power transmission technology due to the development of microprocessor relays

IGTI conference concentrates on helping the gas turbine user

Everyone seems to be concerned with "the customer" these days, and those at the 39th ASME International Gas Turbine & Aeroengine Congress/Users Symposium & Exposition (Turbo Expo `94) were no exception. In fact, the theme of the June Turbo Expo was "Maintain the Edge for the User."

Pauwels buys Federal Pioneer from Schneider

Schneider Canada Inc. has agreed to sell its subsidiary, Federal Pioneer, to Pauwels International of Belgium. Terms of the sale were not disclosed, but the sale is a result of Schneider Canada`s strategic decision to focus on the low- and medium-voltage sector of its business. Federal Pioneer is in the large power transformer business.

Black & Veach, TNB sign technical alliance for Malaysia

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), which is wholly owned by the government of Malaysia, and Black & Veatch, based in Kansas City, Mo., USA, have signed an alliance to provide technical support and services and undertake joint projects. The alliance will focus on TNB projects along with public and private projects in Malaysia and other countries.

Komorany FBC Retrofit in the Czech Republic

I want to thank you for the article which you wrote describing the Komorany FBC retrofit project in the Czech Republic. The article was exceptionally well written and represented the project well.

Rolls-Royce prepares turnkey power station in Indonesia

Rolls-Royce has received a (US)$90 million order for its first turnkey power station in Indonesia. The order, from Perusahaan Umum Listrik Negara, Indonesia`s national electric utility, includes all the electrical, mechanical and civil works for a 60-MW combined-cycle power station at Samarinda in East Kalimantan.

Peter Brotherhood receives steam turbine order in Macau

Peter Brotherhood Ltd., a UK-based power engineering company, has announced an order worth more than (US)$930,000 to supply a waste heat recovery steam turbine for a power station on the Chinese coast. It is to be installed in the Portuguese territory of Macau.

China has problems with western business practices

With China planning to almost double its capacity of electricity by the year 2010, the country is looking to overseas investors to not only construct power plants but also to help its power plant equipment manufactures increase capacity. Currently China has insufficient manufacturing capacity to meet the country`s need for new power plants.

People promotions, moves, changes, appointments

The Board of Governors of the World Nuclear Fuel Market (WNFM) has elected Eckhard Strecker to chairman and Rudolph M. Grube to vice chairman for the 1994-95 term. Strecker is executive vice president, marketing, with Uranerz Exploration and Mining Ltd. and Grube is director of the Fuel Management Department of Yankee Atomic Electric Co. Other board members include Dan. M. Collier, executive director of the WNFM, George B. Assie of Cameco Corp., Francis P. Herve of Elecricité de France, Rand

Kvaerner EnviroPower buys Outokumpu EcoEnergy

Kvaerner Inc. bought Outokumpu EcoEnergy Inc. from Outokumpu Engineering Enterprises Inc. and changed its name to Kvaerner EnviroPower Inc. The company, established in 1989 in Owings Mills, Md., USA, is now part of the Kvaerner EnviroPower AB group of companies. Kvaerner EnviroPower, headquartered in Gothenberg, Sweden, works in bubbling and circulating fluidized bed combustion and municipal solid waste. The firm is currently working on several bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) installations.

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