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Power prices double in PJM's capacity auction
Utility Dive
The boost in power prices could herald a wider recovery for vertically-integrated utilities and independent power producers. When generators suffered from low prices last year, Exelon was hit hardest after its share prices fell 7 per cent on the first day of trading following 2013's capacity auction.
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NERC examining reliability impact of renewables
FierceSmartGrid
As directed by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) must conduct periodic assessments of the reliability and adequacy of the bulk power system (BPS). To that end, NERC has released an independent review of bulk power system trends to analyze the state of reliability and provide an integrated view of reliability performance.
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Doosan G240WCU Tier IV final generator
Construction Equipment Guide
Doosan Portable Power has launched the company's first Tier IV Final generator — the G240WCU — which includes a new control panel for easier operation and enhanced design for reliability in the harshest of job site environments. The G240 includes a reconfigured control panel with a newly integrated digital controller, the DynaGen TG-410 rugged controller.
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Hawaiian contractor builds portable solar generator to power equipment
CleanTechnica
To replace the dirty and expensive diesel generators often used to power the tools and equipment in his contracting business, a Hawaiian contractor built a portable solar generator to provide clean, quiet power on the jobsite, and his solar-on-wheels system is not just a functional tool, but is a great introduction to solar energy for his fellow contractors.
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NuScale finalizes $217 million SMRagreement with DOE
NucNet
NuScale Power has finalized a cooperative agreement with the US Department of Energy (DOE) that will allow it to receive up to $217 million in funds over five years for the development of a small modular reactor (SMR) design. Oregon-based NuScale said it will use the funds to perform the engineering and testing needed for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's design certification process for its NuScale Power Module SMR technology.
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Wind power generator; caramel sushi
Tha Japan Times
Thanko Co. has recently launched a new product called the Portable Wind Generator 2. The Tokyo-based company developed a mini wind turbine that can be attached to bicycles and motorcycles and makes use of the power of the wind to generate electricity.
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Cyclone Power Technologies delivers engine in full satisfaction of U.S. Army / TARDEC contract
Baystreet.ca
Cyclone Power Technologies, developer of the all-fuel, clean-tech Cyclone Engine, announced that it has successfully delivered its prototype S-2 engine and auxiliary power unit to the U.S. Army / Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center, in full satisfaction its $1.4 million development contract with the government. With this accomplishment, Cyclone has submitted for payment a final invoice for approximately $150,000. The objective of the Army / TARDEC program was to develop a Phase I prototype of a highly-compact (12" x 12" x 17"), lightweight 10kW power generator, driven by Cyclone's multi-fuel capable external combustion engine.
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IHC commissions DBR generator sets for pipelay vessels
Offshore
DBR is supplying emergency/harbor diesel generator sets for six new pipelay vessels IHC Merwede is building for Subsea 7 and SapuraKencana. The order for the 1,875 kVA sets follows DBR's delivery of three similar generator sets last year to the same shipyard. DBR managing director Herwin Roodenburg said: "These are custom built units, completely engineered to client specifications and for operating safely and reliably in Brazilian waters."
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Hawaiian contractor builds portable solar generator to power equipment
CleanTechnica
To replace the dirty and expensive diesel generators often used to power the tools and equipment in his contracting business, a Hawaiian contractor built a portable solar generator to provide clean, quiet power on the jobsite, and his solar-on-wheels system is not just a functional tool, but is a great introduction to solar energy for his fellow contractors.

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Yukon unveils long-term plan for hydroelectric power development
Hydro World
The Yukon government has released a planning directive that calls for the comprehensive investigation of new large-scale hydroelectric power projects in the northwestern territory. Called "Next Generation Hydro for Yukon", the report was prepared in conjunction with the Yukon Development Corporation (YDC) and hopes to create a long-term plan for Yukon's power supply.

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Boost Quebec-Ontario hydro trade, experts urge
Toronto Star
It doesn't make sense to sell gasoline for twice as much in some provinces as others, and it doesn't make sense to do it for electricity, a Quebec business professor says. Electricity costs less than 5 cents in Quebec, and more than 10 cents in Ontario, Pierre-Olivier Pineau told a forum organized by York University's Sustainable Energy Initiative.

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APPrO PowerBrief listings

13th Annual Outage Management for Power Plants Conference
Astor Crowne Plaza, New Orleans, LA
Dates: July 29-31, 2014
Register: http://bit.ly/1k9VmWv
Contact: Tyler Kelch, 312-540-3000 ext 6680
Tylerke@marcusevansch.com

The Ontario Waterpower Association's
14th annual Power of Water Canada Conference
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.
Dates: October 19-21, 2014
Register: http://conference.owa.ca/register/
Contact: Janelle Bates, Marketing and Events Coordinator
jbates@owa.ca or 866-743-1500 ext. 23

APPrO 2014 – 26th Annual Canadian Power Conference & Networking Centre
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Dates: November 18 & 19, 2014
Register now for super early-bird rates until May 30:
APPrO Members: $895; Non-members: $1295.
Register: http://www.appro2014.com
Add a calendar reminder now: Outlook or iCal
Contact: 416-322-6549 ext 226 or carole.kielly@appro.org

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