jü( )l, n: A unit of energy measurement equal to a watt-second.
Tenneco Energy and Chinese Petroleum Corp.'s new alliance plans to work on natural gas transmission facilities, power plants, and other energy ventures in Taiwan and North America. Their first project is a
600-Mw natural gas-fired power plant near Taipei, expected to go on line in June 1998. CPC is one of Asia's largest state-owned energy companies; Tenneco Energy, of Houston, transports or markets about 16 percent of the natural gas used in the United States.
UGC Consulting was retained by Boston Edison Co. for quality assurance/quality control testing services. UGC will verify the completeness, correctness, and integrity of data that conversion contractors deliver for the company's CAD-image database.
The U.S. Department of Energy has made its first incentive payments to renewable energy generation plants, totaling $693,120. The payments, made under the Renewable Energy Production Incentive Program, cover fiscal 1994. State or local government-owned facilities or nonprofit co-ops generating electricity using solar, wind, biomass, or some types of geothermal resources can participate. Recipients included the Sacramento (CA) Municipal Utilities District (three facilities: wind, solar, solar); City of Glendale, CA (landfill methane); Lycoming County, PA (landfill methane); Emerald Peoples' Utility District, OR (landfill methane); and University of California at Los Angeles, CA (landfill methane).