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British Gas Inks £600m Smart Meter Deal with Landis+Gyr

British Gas announced a deal worth £600 million for Landis+Gyr to supply the majority of the 16 million smart meters British Gas will install in its customers' homes. By 2020 smart meters will be rolled out as standard to homes and businesses across the country as part of a government initiative.  

US Power Generating to Merge with Tenaska Capital

US Power Generating (USPG) entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger with Tenaska Capital Management (TCM). Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, USPG will become a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of TCM. Under the terms of the merger, TCM will purchase USPG, with the final price being determined by a number of business and tax adjustments.

The Carlyle Group to Acquire Six Power Plants in California, New Jersey

The Carlyle Group agreed to acquire the Red Oak power generation facility in Sayreville, New Jersey, and has separately closed on the purchase of five power plants in California. The acquisitions were executed in conjunction with Carlyle’s power affiliate Cogentrix. Red Oak, which is being acquired from Energy Capital Partners, is an 823-MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant located in Sayreville, New Jersey.

Consumers Energy Contracts Barton Malow for New 105-MW Wind Power Park

Consumers Energy signed a contract with Barton Malow Company for engineering, procurement and construction services at its $255 million Cross Winds Energy Park, a 105-MW wind farm in Tuscola County, Michigan. The contract is subject to approval by the Michigan Public Service Commission.

Ballard and Consortium Partners Awarded U.S. FTA Funding for Deployment of Fuel Cell Buses

Ballard Power Systems and its consortium partners received approximately $6.7 million in funding from the U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) under the National Fuel Cell Bus Program for the deployment of two next-generation fuel cell buses as well as for extended operation of two existing Ballard-powered buses.

Duke Energy Expands Washington White Post Solar Power Project

Duke Energy Renewables began construction on a 5-MW utility-scale solar power project in Beaufort County, N.C., adjacent to its 12.5-MW Washington White Post facility. As in the initial project, the solar energy generated from the Washington White Post II site will be sold through a 15-year agreement to North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA). Duke Energy Renewables has contracted with SunEnergy1 to build the 27,450-panel photovoltaic project. It should be complete by the end of 2013.

First Solar Forms Joint Venture with BELECTRIC Holding

First Solar and BELECTRIC Holding, GmbH launched a joint venture (JV) that will realize solar energy projects on three continents. The JV - PV Projects GmbH & Co.

CPUC Creates New Incentive Structure to Further Promote Energy Efficiency

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted new performance incentives to promote energy efficiency goals.

GridCOM Technologies Awarded California Grant to Protect Electrical Grid from Cyber Attack

GridCOM Technologies, a provider of quantum cyber security solutions for energy infrastructures, was awarded a grant from the state of California to help protect the country's electrical grid from the growing threat of cyber-attacks. GridCOM will receive $95,000, the maximum amount available, under the California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program, specifically the energy innovations small grant (EISG) program.

Opelika Power Services Selects Tantalus Homerun Network for Fiber-Based Smart Grid

Opelika Power Services (OPS) selected the Tantalus Homerun Network as the technology platform for a fiber-based smart grid solution which will be coupled with the utility’s triple-play media services.

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