Joules

Fortnightly Magazine - January 15 1996
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jü( )l, n: A unit of energy measurement equal to a watt-second.

San Diego Gas & Electric signed a power-sales contract with Salt River Project (SRP) for 100 Mw of firm capacity and energy for 1996. SRP will gross about $12 million from the sale.

A Siemens Power generation research team claims a new world record in high-temperature, solid-oxide fuel cells for use in power generation plants. The team achieved an output of 10.7 Kw, operating on hydrogen and oxygen at 950°C.

The Kansas Board of Public Utilities has contracted for a Motorola two-way radio system to help provide service to over 62,000 electric and 57,000 water customers. The system should be in place by July 1996.

France has commissioned the world's largest clean-coal power plant. The 250-Mw unit, which uses a circulating fluidized bed boiler, will be located in

Gardanne-Meyreuil, near Marseille. Electricité de France International North America Inc. was the lead contractor.

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