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ENGIE North America Acquires Genbright

Purchase Enables ENGIE to Unlock More Value From Distributed Storage and Solar Portfolios
Press Release

HOUSTON, July 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Houston – ENGIE North America Inc. announced the acquisition of Genbright LLC of Hingham, MA, a company pioneering the integration of distributed energy resources into wholesale electricity markets. The purchase enables ENGIE and its DER businesses, including ENGIE Storage, to further the adoption and growth of DERs within markets throughout the United States.

Black & Veatch: Insightful Charging Infrastructure Planning Critical to Enabling Cost-Effective Electric Fleets

New eBook outlines eight steps to help managers select technologies, plan for power delivery and construct charging facilities
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 25 2019 /3BL Media/ – Driven largely by economics, rising air pollution from vehicle emissions and new advances in technology, transportation is transforming and becoming more sustainable, competitive and innovative. U.S. sales of passenger electric vehicles have soared in the last decade. Now, as automakers prepare for mass production of a new line-up of medium- and heavy-duty electric vans, buses, delivery trucks and semi’s, smart fleet and sustainability managers are taking notice.

Solar Power World: Black & Veatch Among Nation’s Top Solar Power Contractors

High U.S. ranking reflects company’s comprehensive global solar installation capabilities
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, July 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – With renewable energy expected to be the fastest-growing source of new U.S. electricity generation for the next several years, Solar Power World has named Black & Veatch among the top U.S. solar contractors, ranking the company sixth of 415 installers on the magazine's 2019 “Top Solar Contractors” list.

EV Veterans Honor SCE’s ‘Dean’ of Electric Vehicles

The retirement celebration becomes a reunion of electric car trailblazers.
Blog

by Paul Griffo, Energized by Edison Writer

By the early 2000s, the battery electric car in America seemed all but dead.

General Motors had stopped making its EV1 electric car, and, after more than a decade of modest progress, not much else was on the horizon for the movement to popularize electric vehicles.

Edison International Sustainability Report Highlights Clean Energy Progress, Leadership in the Transformation of the Electric Power Industry

Press Release

ROSEMEAD, Calif., June 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Edison International has released its 2018 Sustainability Report reflecting its sustainability strategy and 2018 sustainability performance. The report shows how the company is leading the transformation of the electric power industry and operating its business with excellence by focusing on customers, communities and employees, with safety as its top value.

Duke Energy Florida to Build Its Largest Battery Storage Projects Yet

Summary: 

22 megawatts of electricity storage to enhance Florida’s smart grid

Press Release

22 megawatts of electricity storage to enhance Florida’s smart grid

National Grid Launches First-of-Its-Kind Battery Storage System

Press Release

SYRACUSE, N.Y., June 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ –  National Grid today unveiled a new battery storage system in Pulaski, New York, that will reinforce electricity reliability for regional customers during periods of peak demand, and alleviate the need for traditional infrastructure upgrades and investments. State and local officials joined company representatives and project partner Aggreko for a ribbon-cutting event at National Grid’s East Pulaski substation.

PacifiCorp Names Black & Veatch As EPC Contractor for Combined Solar Power With Battery Energy Storage Project

Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A new solar project in southern Utah is bringing together one of the West’s top utilities and a global leader in renewable energy projects to implement a combination of grid-scale battery storage and renewable power to address a transmission and distribution system reliability need.

Consumers Energy Launches New Electric Vehicle Charging and Customer Rebate Program

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MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., May 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy today announced the launch of PowerMIDrive, a multi-year program to make it easier for owners of electric vehicles to charge their vehicles and to ensure the electric grid is prepared to capture the benefits for our customers from the growing electric vehicle market.

Magnet-Free Electric Machines and Drives for Electric Vehicles

by System Design Engineer, John Grabowski
Blog

Permanent magnets are vital components in an enormous number of domestic and industrial devices. They are particularly crucial within the renewable energy sector, including the motors for electric vehicles. Currently, these magnets are based on the rare earth elements neodymium and dysprosium, which are becoming increasingly more expensive for use in electric vehicle motor design. The EU has begun objectives to remove, or greatly reduce, the need for heavy rare earths in permanent magnets.

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