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6) University of Arkansas Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, Fayetteville, Ark., $497,000 to develop a spatial layout system to design, analyze and visualize offshore renewable energy projects; 7) University of Texas at Austin-Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, Texas, $497,000 to compile information needed to establish best management practices for U.S. offshore geologic sequestration; and 8) University of Massachusetts—Marine Renewable Energy Center, Dartmouth, Mass., $748,000 for spatial survey technologies, assessment and post-development monitoring of offshore renewable energy resources and facilities.

Princeton Properties Management installed a second-phase solar energy system on its apartment community in Salem, Mass. The Princeton Properties apartment community in Salem is one of the largest single-site solar projects in the state’s history.


Telogis introduced Telogis Fleet 8, a GPS-based fleet management software designed to help fleet managers to integrate planning and operational data, field variables and location-based intelligence to make informed field-force deployment decisions.

Jacobs Engineering Group received a contract from Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to provide on-site construction administration and inspection services to build and replace transmission lines, substations and ancillary communications projects.

The U.S. Department of Energy announced the offer of a conditional commitment for a $350 million loan guarantee to develop the One Nevada Transmission Line (ON Line), the first transmission line project to be offered a conditional commitment by the loan programs office of the Department of Energy. ON Line consists of a new 500 kilovolt (kV) AC transmission line that will run 235 miles, with a new substation located at the northern end of the line. The project will carry approximately 600 MW of electricity, including renewable energy resources, and is expected to integrate existing transmission systems while improving grid reliability and efficiency.

Survalent Technology commissioned a new supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for the City of Marceline, Mo. The new SmartSCADA system incorporates many of Survalent’s advanced system applications, including: event data recording, IED Wizard, control panel, SCADA add-in for MS Excel and Access, and remote alarm annunciation.

Survalent also installed a new SCADA system for Dothan Utilities, headquartered in Dothan, Ala. The new system was provided under a turnkey contract by Survalent with complete database and graphics for 40 sites. The system included Survalent’s WebSurv solution, an application to serve real-time SCADA information to users via web browser, and without the need for custom installation or maintenance.

Sioux Valley Energy released Full Spectrum’s FullMax mobile broadband system for its private wide-area mission mobile data needs. The FullMax system is used for energy related mobile workforce management applications.

Alstom Grid was selected to provide HVDC converter technology for the Tres Amigas SuperStation, a power transmission hub that will link America’s three primary electric transmission grids.

ABB won an order worth $20 million from Public Power Corp. (PPC), Greece’s national power utility, to build a 150/20 kV substation in Athens. ABB has turnkey responsibility for design, engineering, supply, and installation of the substation. Key equipment to be supplied includes eight 150kV GIS bays, three 150/20kV 100 MVA (megavolt ampere) power transformers as well as 150 arc-proof type switchgear panels. The substation will