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GE Power Systems supports turbine overhaul, grid modeling projects for BC Hydro

GE Power Systems has supplied services and technology to support two projects — a turbine overhaul and a transmission grid management program — for British Columbia Hydro (BC Hydro), one of the largest electric utilities in Canada.

DSSI announces appointment of Robert M. Chiste as CEO of its subsidiary, Comverge Technologies

Data Systems & Software Inc. announced today that Robert M. Chiste has become the Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiary, Comverge Technologies, Inc.

Steel fights for goal; wood on defense

"There is some very rough terrain in Licking County [Ohio] and replacing poles is difficult," stated George Manning, chief operating officer of Energy Cooperative.

AmerenEnergy to implement new system for its complex electricity rate billing system

AmerenEnergy today announced it will implement a new system to manage the company's increasingly complex electricity rate billing system for its industrial and wholesale customers.

NxtPhase Technology wins technical innovation award

NxtPhase Corporation, a developer of digital and fiber optic solutions for the electric power industry, was honored at the British Columbia Technology Industry Association (BC TIA) Awards.

Canadian electricity interests look to US export markets

BC Hydro's revenue from exports to the US Northwest and Alberta increased to $2 billion last year, nearly four times that of 1999, even though actual exports were down slightly, the National Energy Board said in a new assessment of the Canadian power market. Hydopower rich regions such as British Columbia, Manitoba, and Quebec expect to capitalize on exports to the electricity hungry US market. (By the OGJ Online Staff)

Alberta’s transmission administrator looks to improve supply

ESBI Alberta Ltd., Alberta's Transmission Administrator, has successfully negotiated a contract for 80 MW of reserve power from Powerex, the wholly owned marketing subsidiary of BC Hydro.

Tech Notes

BC Hydro (Vancouver, BC) will transfer control on three units from legacy systems to state-of-the-art Foxboro I/A Series systems at its Burrard Generating Station, located in Port Moody, a suburb of Vancouver. This control system upgrade is part of the environmental improvement and plant modernization project.

BC Hydro to migrate to Foxboro I/A Series control systems at Burrard Generating Station

BC Hydro will be migrating control on three units from legacy systems to state-of-the-art Foxboro I/A Series systems at its Burrard Generating Station, located in Port Moody, a suburb of Vancouver.

Controversial Metcalf plant a California ‘poster child’

California's San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce agreed more power plants are needed and specifically endorsed the controversial 600 MW Metcalf power plant project in San Jose.