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Fortnightly Magazine - April 2011

intelligence at research and analysis company Corporate Executive Board (CEB).

David W. Locascio and Jose Luis Vittor joined Hogan Lovells’ Houston office as partners in the infrastructure, project, and public finance and energy practices. They were previously partners at McDermott Will & Emery, where Locascio served as co-chair of the project development, finance, and infrastructure practice. Additionally, Michael A. Yuffee joined Hogan Lovells as partner in the Washington D.C. office. Yuffee was head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Regulatory practice at McDermott Will & Emery.

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) appointed James Kohlhaas as v.p. in the energy, environment, and infrastructure business unit. He has nearly 30 years of experience in large-scale systems integration and energy. Previously he was v.p. of energy initiatives at Lockheed Martin.

Sungevity hired social media leader Patrick Crane as its new chief marketing officer (CMO). Crane most recently served as LinkedIn’s CMO.

Environmental

American Electric Power received funding from the Global CCS Institute to support installation of the nation’s first commercial-scale carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) system on AEP’s Mountaineer coal-fueled power plant in New Haven, W.Va. Global CCS Institute, based in Canberra, Australia, provided $4 million to support the initial engineering and characterization phase of AEP’s commercial-scale installation of a CCS system using Alstom’s chilled ammonia process to capture at least 90 percent of the carbon dioxide from 235 MW of Mountaineer’s 1,300 MW of capacity. The captured CO2, approximately 1.5 million metric tons per year, will be treated and compressed, then injected into suitable geologic formations for permanent storage approximately 1.5 miles below the surface. The system is expected to begin commercial operation in 2015.

Southern California Edison selected the Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse platform for the Edison SmartConnect program. Completed in late 2010, the program included installation of nearly 5 million smart meters across SCE’s service territory.

CA Technologies and Capgemini partnered to establish a global energy, carbon and sustainability business process outsourcing (BPO) service, combining Capgemini’s BPO business unit with CA Technologies ecoSoftware solution. The combined service is aimed at helping customers manage sustainability data collection and reporting demands, to support sustainability strategy and carbon reduction activities.

Wisconsin Power and Light (WPL) , a subsidiary of Alliant Energy, along with co-owners Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) and Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), received oral approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to install additional emissions reduction technology at the Columbia Energy Center located near Pardeeville, Wisc. The project is designed to reduce mercury emissions through an activated carbon injection system and baghouse to comply with Wisconsin’s mercury rule. It’s also designed to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions through the installation of dry flue gas desulfurization systems. The equipment will help the Columbia plant comply with state and federal sulfur dioxide emissions requirements including the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), the EPA’s proposed Clean Air Transport Rule (CATR) and the Clean Air Visibility Rule (CAVR).

Natural Gas

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and the City of Escondido announced the start-up of what SoCalGas says is the first renewable energy project