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Employees rally to repair storm damage to transmission lines

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Avista’s service territory in Othello, Wash. recently suffered a blow as a huge wind and thunder storm rumbled through Adams County. Mother Nature didn’t hold back as she left 41 transmission poles and 20 distribution poles in her wake, leaving more than 4,000 customers without power.

Elsevier and Energy Institute Organize First Energy Systems Conference To Be Held in June 2014, London, UK

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London, UK, September 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, today announced its official collaboration with the Energy Institute (EI) in organizing the first Energy Systems conference to be held 24-25 June 2014 in London.

Infrastructure Upgrades at Racine Unified School District Save an Estimated $150,000 Annually

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  • District recieving Trane Energy Efficiency Leader Award
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  • District recieving Trane Energy Efficiency Leader Award

Novo Nordisk Japan Switches to Renewable Energy at Koriyama Factory

Aiming for zero carbon emissions from electricity energy consumption, Novo Nordisk Pharma Ltd. in Japan will convert all electricity supplied to the company’s Koriyama factory to renewable energy.
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August 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Novo Nordisk’s affiliate in Japan has agreed to purchase two types of Green Power Certificates from Japan Natural Energy Company Limited.* The agreement commits Novo Nordisk to purchase 1.9 million kWh of renewable energy, 1.8 million kWh from biomass power and 0.1 million kWh from wind power.** The amount is nearly equivalent to the factory’s annual electricity consumption.

Bringing Skilled Jobs to Napanee, Ontario

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TransCanada is committed to investing in the communities where we work and operate. We believe that all of our projects should have a positive effect on communities, including the economic benefits of our projects, the purchase of local goods and services, contributions to local taxes and community investments.

A recent example of our commitment to local hiring is the jobs information session held for our Napanee Generating Station (NGS) project. Last month, the NGS project team hosted the session at the Strathcona Paper Centre in the Town of Greater Napanee, Ont.

News Release: TransCanada Acquires First of Nine Solar Power Facilities

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TORONTO, Ontario, July 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP)(NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) today announced it has completed the acquisition of the first of nine Ontario solar power facilities from Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. The combined capacity of the nine projects is 86 megawatts (MW) and the cost of the portfolio will be approximately $470 million.

The Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program Joins with CBS EcoMedia to Fund Energy-Saving Improvements at Newly Opened Artspace Lofts

Historic building to benefit from reduced energy costs and increased comfort as a result of efficiency improvements
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Elgin, IL, June 28, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The grand opening of the Elgin Artspace Lofts yesterday celebrated more than the sparkling new live/work space for artists and their families in downtown Elgin – the Artspace Lofts is also being heralded for meeting the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria, the first national framework for greening affordable housing. The building boasts several energy-saving features, including superior insulation donated by the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program through their participation in CBS EcoMedia’s EcoAd program.

Ingersoll Rand Team Helps Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Reduce Energy Costs 20%

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North Carolina’s largest community college needed programs to address aging infrastructure systems, reduce energy consumption, and support long-term sustainability goals. A fixture in the Charlotte area for nearly 50 years, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) serves 70K students across six campuses and many online programs.

Blog: TransCanada uses the Latest Proven Technology to Detect Leaks

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A headline in the news this week suggested TransCanada may not be employing the latest, proven technologies available in the construction and operation of our new oil pipelines, Keystone XL and the Gulf Coast Pipeline. This is certainly not the case.

All technologies that can enhance the safety of our pipelines are given thorough consideration and certain technologies – such as infrared and fiber optic cable systems – may not be feasible to adopt at a particular point in time because they have not been fully proven in a broad operating application such as Keystone.

Blog: TransCanada uses the latest proven technology to detect leaks

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A recent headline  the news  suggested TransCanada may not be employing the latest, proven technologies available in the construction and operation of our new oil pipelines, Keystone XL and the Gulf Coast Pipeline. This is certainly not the case.

All technologies that can enhance the safety of our pipelines are given thorough consideration and certain technologies – such as infrared and fiber optic cable systems – may not be feasible to adopt at a particular point in time because they have not been fully proven in a broad operating application such as Keystone.

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