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ABB wins $75 million HVDC order in North America

ABB won orders worth around $75 million from Canadian utility Hydro-Quàƒ©bec and National Grid, the utility in New England, to refurbish three high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations.

The Reputation Imperative: Why North American Utilities Still Don’t Get It

Reputation Institute's John Patterson shares results from its annual syndicated quantitative research study across 34 countries in which it asks the public to rate organizations on the trust, admirations, good feeling and esteem they have for the largest companies in each market. Guess how electric utilities did?

PPL is best electric utility in North America for 2013

Electric Light & Power magazine, the voice of the electric utility industry since 1922, has named the best electric utility in North America. And the winner is ...

Top industry magazine picks PPL as top utility of 2013

Electric Light & Power magazine, the voice of the electric utility industry since 1922, today announced it has named Allantown, Penn.,-based PPL Corp. the best electric utility in North America

Lawrence Jones reappointed to U.S. DOC Smart Grid Advisory Committee

Lawrence Jones, Electric Light & Power Executive Conference advisory board member and Alstom's vice president for utility innovations and infrastructure resilience, has been reappointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to serve another three-year term on its Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC).

Alstom tidal turbine generates 100 MW at Orkney testing center

Alstom's tidal power turbine device installed at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, has now injected over 100 MW of electricity into the grid

Alstom to upgrade power plants in the U.K.

Alstom will deliver upgrade package on all nine gas turbines at the 2,200 MW Pembroke and 1,650 MW Staythorpe facilities — Britain's two biggest gas-fired combined cycle power plants <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"௼­à¯¼³ à¦ËœÅ½à¦"; panose-1:0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-charset:128; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-format:other; mso-font-pitch:fixed; mso-font-signature:1 134676480 16 0 131072 0;} @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1107305727 0 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:Cambria; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1073743103 0 0 415 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"௼­à¯¼³ à¦ËœÅ½à¦"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {mso-style-priority:99; color:blue; mso-themecolor:hyperlink; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; color:purple; mso-themecolor:followedhyperlink; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"௼­à¯¼³ à¦ËœÅ½à¦"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --> Alstom agreed to plans for a major upgrade with RWE Generation to implement its high performance MXL2 upgrade package on all nine gas turbines at the 2,200 MW Pembroke and 1,650 MW Staythorpe facilities — Britain's two biggest gas-fired combined cycle power plants.   The five GT26 gas turbines at Pembroke and four at Staythorpe will each be retrofitted with the multi-mode MXL2 upgrade, which offers increased performance, substantial improvements to operational efficiency and enhances availability through increased maintenance intervals.   This agreement also includes a comprehensive maintenance program for the RWE Generation GT26 fleet across Europe; including Staythorpe and Pembroke in the U.K., and Claus-Maasbracht in the Netherlands.   With the MXL2, Alstom offers performance improvements usually associated with completely new machines — but balanced with the security that comes from fully tested technology, backed up by many thousands of operating hours.

CVTech Group Inc. wins transmission, distribution contracts valued at $46 million

U.S. unit Riggs Distler & Co. won two contracts worth an aggregate value of $17 million

Quebec OKs construction of 25 MW wind energy project

With the authorization process completed, construction can commence as soon as spring 2014 with commercial operation expected the following fall

Greenleaf Power buys Quebec cogeneration power plant

Greenleaf Power bought the St-Fàƒ©licien Cogeneration Power Plant located in St-Fàƒ©licien, Quebec, Canada, about 300 miles north of Montràƒ©al