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Aug 04, 2014 to Aug 15, 2014 | Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Aug 11, 2014 to Aug 12, 2014 | New York, NY
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B&W Awarded Contract for Dominican Republic Coal-Fired Boiler Project

Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group (B&W PGG) was awarded a contract to design and manufacture two coal-fired boilers to be installed in the Punta Catalina Power Plant for Corporación Dominicana de Empresas Eléctricas Estatales (CDEEE) in the Dominican Republic.

FERC Actions Support Expansion of Real-Time Market in the West

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) and PacifiCorp announced that tariff amendments to expand the ISO's real-time energy scheduling market across multiple states in the West was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The new market, known as the energy imbalance market (EIM), is expected to increase resource efficiency, reduce costs and more effectively use renewable and conventional resources.

Pacific Future Energy Announces $10-Billion Bitumen Refinery Project for B.C. North Coast

Pacific Future Energy plans to build and operate the world's greenest refinery on British Columbia's north coast. The $10 billion refinery is being designed to be built in modules, each processing 200,000 barrels of bitumen per day. The bitumen will be converted into gasoline, diesel, kerosene and other distillates. When all of the project modules are complete, the facility will process up to 1,000,000 barrels per day, starting with the first phase of 200,000 barrels per day. 

Emerson Wins Contract to Replace Turbine Controls at Union Power Station

Union Power Partners, a subsidiary of Entegra Power Group, awarded Emerson Process Management a contract to replace turbine controls at Union Power Station. The plant, located in southern Arkansas, is one of the largest combined-cycle facilities in the U.S. with a generating capacity of 2,200 MW and comprises four individual 2x1 combined-cycle power blocks.

NV Energy Files for Approval to Participate in the California ISO Energy Imbalance Market

NV Energy filed a request with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) seeking approval to participate in the California Independent System Operator Corporation's (ISO) energy imbalance market (EIM). Meanwhile, the California grid operator separately is asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve the implementation agreement with NV Energy.

ABB Wins $45 Million Order to Strengthen Swedish Power Grid

ABB won orders worth $45 million from Svenska kraftnät, the Swedish National Grid operator, to supply three 400 kV substation to strengthen the Swedish power grid. The substations are scheduled to be commissioned in 2015. ABB's project scope includes the design and supply of engineered packages for the high-voltage air-insulated switchgear (AIS) substations.

AEP Selects B&W for Steam Generator Services Contract

Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy (B&W NE) was awarded a contract from American Electric Power (AEP) to provide steam generator services for the Donald C. Cook (D.C. Cook) Nuclear Plant just north of Bridgman, Mich. The D.C. Cook Plant contains two units, one of which is outfitted with Babcock & Wilcox replacement recirculating steam generators.

Hitachi Power Systems America Awarded Contract with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association

Hitachi Power Systems America (HPSA) was awarded a contract for the design and supply of a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association for its Craig Generation Station, Unit 2, located in Craig, Colorado. The contract includes the design and supply of a SCR System for Craig Unit 2 which is a coal-fired steam electric generating unit with a net capacity of approximately 428 MW.

Iberdrola S.A. Awarded 300 MW Combined-Cycle Power Plant Project in Baja California, Mexico

Iberdrola S.A. was awarded a contract for the construction and operation of the 300 MW Baja California III combined-cycle power plant in Mexico. Work on the $270 million plant and associated facilities will begin in April 2014 with commercial operation planned for August 2016. Iberdrola won the bid through an international tender process which also included a 25-year PPA with the Mexican Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). CFE also will supply the natural gas to fuel the new plant's two GE turbines.

Siemens Signs Service Contract for Nyagan Combined Cycle Power Plant in Russia

Siemens and Open Joint Stock Company Fortum signed a long-term service contract for the Nyaganskaya GRES combined cycle power plant in Nyagan, Russia. The power station consists of three combined cycle power units totaling 1,254 MW. The first unit, with a capacity of 420.9 MW, began commercial operation in April 2013. The commercial operation of the second unit began at the end of 2013, and the third unit is currently under construction.

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