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Paris March 22, 2019 – GE Renewable Energy announced the booking of a hydropower contract with Barki Tojik to refurbish six Kaplan units at the state-owned Qairokkum hydropower station in Tajikistan. This 60-year old plant located on the river Syr Darya, is the only power plant located in the northwestern province of Sughd and the sole source of electricity for about 500,000 people.

GE Renewable Energy leads the consortium which, with Cobra – a division of ACS Group, a Spanish company - will refurbish the Qairokkum hydropower plant. GE Renewable Energy will upgrade the six turbines and generators, as well as part of the balance of plant and will be in charge of the site supervision for its supplied equipment. Thanks to the tailored planning proposed by our Consortium, the project will take 54 months vs. the 73 maximum initially envisaged, enabling the plant to be fully modernized by 2023.

The output of each of the six refurbished units will increase from 21 MW to 29 MW, bringing the total capacity of the plant to 174 MW.

In 2010, the Tajik government engaged into a five-year Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) which aimed at preparing several sectors of the country's economy - including energy - to face climate changes. As 98% of Tajikistan's electricity comes from hydropower, it is critical to adapt the existing and new hydropower assets to future operation conditions. Qairokkum was chosen to pilot how a plant can enhance its performance thanks to rehabilitation and despite challenging as well as changing hydrological conditions. Thanks to a thorough analysis of meteorological, floods and landslides data, the impact on Qairokkum of various climate change scenarios were modeled. Barki Tojik was then able to assess which refurbishment solutions would be best suited to enable Qairokkum to produce electricity at its optimal level in the years to come. Thanks to an improved design of the turbines, the plant will not only be able to address the variations of water flow in the region but produce more energy as well.

Pascale Radue, President and CEO of GE's Hydro Solutions, said "The work done in Tajikistan on making hydropower plants climate resilient is essential for our industry's future and the global energy transition that we all support. We are extremely honored to contribute to this project and we look forward to developing further our collaboration with Tajikistan in the years to come."

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DAYTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--REX American Resources Corporation (NYSE: REX) (“REX” or “the Company”) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2018 fourth quarter (“Q4 ‘18”) ended January 31, 2019. REX management will host a conference call and webcast today at 11:00 a.m. ET.

REX American Resources’ Q4 ‘18 results principally reflect its interests in six ethanol production facilities and its refined coal operation. The One Earth Energy, LLC (“One Earth”) and NuGen Energy, LLC (“NuGen”) ethanol production facilities are consolidated, as is the refined coal entity, while those of its four other ethanol plants are reported as equity in income of unconsolidated ethanol affiliates. The Company reports results for its two business segments as ethanol and by-products, and refined coal.

REX’s Q4 ‘18 net sales and revenue increased 3.5% to $113.3 million, compared with $109.5 million in Q4 ‘17. The year-over-year net sales and revenue increase was primarily due to higher average selling prices for dried and modified distillers grains as well as increased production in the Company’s ethanol and by-products segment, which was partially offset by a 7.9% reduction in the average selling price per gallon of ethanol. The Company’s Q4 ‘18 gross profit for its ethanol and by-products segment was $5.4 million, compared with $10.0 million in Q4 ‘17, primarily resulting from lower ethanol crush spreads. As a result, the ethanol and by-products segment income before income taxes was $1.4 million in Q4 ‘18, compared to income of $6.5 million in Q4 ‘17. The Company’s refined coal operation incurred a $3.2 million gross loss and a $3.3 million loss before income taxes in Q4 ‘18, compared to a $4.0 million gross loss and a loss before income taxes of $4.3 million in Q4 ‘17. As a result, REX reported a loss from continuing operations before income taxes and non-controlling interests in Q4 ‘18 of $1.7 million, compared with income of $1.7 million in Q4 ‘17. While the refined coal operation negatively impacted gross profit and income before income taxes, it contributed to a lower effective tax rate.

Net income attributable to REX shareholders in Q4 ‘18 was $1.1 million, compared to $19.1 million in Q4 ‘17. Q4 ‘18 basic and diluted net income per share attributable to REX common shareholders was $0.17 per share, compared to $2.89 per share in Q4 ‘17. The prior year results reflected a $14.4 million tax benefit as a result of the remeasurement of the Company’s deferred tax liabilities in connection with the passage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act. Per share results in Q4 ‘18 and Q4 ‘17 are based on 6,341,000 and 6,604,000 diluted weighted average shares outstanding, respectively.

Segment Income Statement Data:

   
Three Months Twelve Months
Ended Ended
($ in thousands) January 31, January 31,
  2019       2018       2019       2018  
Net sales and revenue:    
Ethanol & By-Products (1) $ 113,168 $ 109,295 $ 485,885 $ 452,153
Refined coal (2) (3)   176     240     786     433  
Total net sales and revenue $ 113,344   $ 109,535   $ 486,671   $ 452,586  
 
Gross profit (loss):
Ethanol & By-Products (1) $ 5,381 $ 9,981 $ 43,856 $ 51,509
Refined coal (2)   (3,163 )   (3,957 )   (13,641 )   (7,348 )
Total gross profit $ 2,218   $ 6,024   $ 30,215   $ 44,161  
 
Income (loss) before income taxes:
Ethanol & By-Products (1) $ 1,354 $ 6,545 $ 31,545 $ 38,352
Refined coal (2) (3,317 ) (4,336 ) (15,204 ) (10,021 )
Corporate and other   288     (550 )   (1,753 )   (2,938 )
Total income (loss) before income taxes $ (1,675 ) $ 1,659   $ 14,588   $ 25,393  
 
Benefit (provision) for income taxes:
Ethanol & By-Products $ (539 ) $ 13,004 $ (2,343 ) $ 3,245
Refined coal 4,759 5,250 24,674 15,168
Corporate and other   354     222     591     1,106  
Total benefit (provision) for income taxes $ 4,574   $ 18,476   $ 22,922   $ 19,519  
 
Segment profit (loss):
Ethanol & By-Products $ (450 ) $ 18,261 $ 23,346 $ 35,880
Refined coal 1,597 1,108 10,148 5,628
Corporate and other   (90 )   (316 )   (1,849 )   (1,802 )
Net income attributable to REX common shareholders $ 1,057   $ 19,053   $ 31,645   $ 39,706  

(1)

 

Includes results attributable to non-controlling interests of approximately 25% for One Earth and approximately 1% for NuGen.

(2)

Includes results attributable to non-controlling interests of approximately 5%.

(3)

Refined coal sales are reported net of the cost of coal.

 

REX American Resources’ Chief Executive Officer, Zafar Rizvi, commented, “The fourth quarter proved to be the most challenging period of the year, as weak ethanol pricing significantly impacted margins. Despite these headwinds, stronger distillers grains pricing, coupled with our ability to efficiently increase output across our ethanol and by-products segment and the benefit of our refined coal operation, resulted in our ability to continue to operate profitably and generate $31.6 million of net income for the fiscal full year 2018.

“As we enter fiscal 2019, we remain focused on near- and long-term opportunities to enhance shareholder value as we look to leverage our robust balance sheet, including cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments in excess of $200 million and working capital of $234 million. While conditions have remained challenging so far in fiscal 2019, we remain confident in our disciplined operating approach and the value of ethanol as a worldwide fuel supply.”

Balance Sheet and Share Repurchase Program

At January 31, 2019, REX had cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments of $203.5 million, $54.8 million of which was at the parent company, and $148.7 million of which was at its consolidated production facilities. This compares with cash and cash equivalents at January 31, 2018, of $191.0 million, $74.1 million of which was at the parent company, and $116.9 million of which was at its consolidated ethanol production facilities.

During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, the Company purchased 52,759 shares at an average cost of $65.14. REX is now authorized to repurchase up to 349,861 shares of its common stock. The Company had 6,274,419 shares outstanding at January 31, 2019.

Repurchases by the Company are subject to available liquidity, general market and economic conditions, alternate uses for the capital and other factors. Share repurchases may be made from time to time in open market transactions, block trades or private transactions in accordance with applicable securities laws and regulations and other legal requirements. There is no minimum number of shares the Company is required to repurchase and the repurchase program may be suspended or discontinued at any time without prior notice. All shares purchased will be held in the Company’s treasury for possible future use.

 
The following table summarizes select data related to REX’s
consolidated alternative energy interests:
 
  Three Months   Twelve Months
Ended Ended
January 31, January 31,

2019

 

2018

2019

 

2018

Average selling price per gallon of ethanol $ 1.17 $ 1.27 $ 1.29 $ 1.40
Average selling price per ton of dried distillers grains $ 143.20 $ 119.20 $ 142.20 $ 105.89

Average selling price per pound of non-food grade corn oil

$

0.25

$

0.28

$

0.25

$

0.29

Average selling price per ton of modified distillers grains $ 58.30 $ 57.03 $ 59.42 $ 45.87
Average cost per bushel of grain $ 3.41 $ 3.18 $ 3.46 $ 3.35
Average cost of natural gas (per mmbtu)   $ 4.07   $ 4.65   $ 3.33   $ 3.75
 
 

Supplemental data related to REX’s alternative energy interests:

 
REX American Resources Corporation
Ethanol Ownership Interests/Effective Annual Gallons Shipped as of January 31, 2019
(gallons in millions)

Entity

 

Trailing
Twelve
Months
Gallons
Shipped

 

Current
REX
Ownership
Interest

 

REX’s Current Effective
Ownership of Trailing Twelve
Month Gallons Shipped

One Earth Energy, LLC (Gibson City, IL)   141.9   75.1%   106.6
NuGen Energy, LLC (Marion, SD)   143.9   99.5%   143.2

Big River Resources West Burlington, LLC (West Burlington, IA)

  109.8   10.3%   11.3
Big River Resources Galva, LLC (Galva, IL)   128.8   10.3%   13.3
Big River United Energy, LLC (Dyersville, IA)   131.7   5.7%   7.5

Big River Resources Boyceville, LLC (Boyceville, WI)

  58.3   10.3%   6.0
Total   714.4   n/a   287.9
     

Fourth Quarter Conference Call

REX will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET today. Senior management will discuss the financial results and host a question and answer session. The dial in number for the audio conference call is 212/271-4615 (domestic and international callers).

Participants can also listen to a live webcast of the call on the Company’s website, www.rexamerican.com/Corp/Page4.aspx. A webcast replay will be available for 30 days following the live event at www.rexamerican.com/Corp/Page4.aspx.

About REX American Resources Corporation

REX American Resources has interests in six ethanol production facilities, which in aggregate shipped approximately 714 million gallons of ethanol over the twelve month period ended January 31, 2019. REX’s effective ownership of the trailing twelve month gallons shipped (for the twelve months ended January 31, 2019) by the ethanol production facilities in which it has ownership interests was approximately 288 million gallons. In addition, the Company acquired a refined coal operation on August 10, 2017. Further information about REX is available at www.rexamerican.com.

This news announcement contains or may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements can be identified by use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “anticipate” or “continue” or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology. Readers are cautioned that there are risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those referred to in such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include the risk factors set forth from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and include among other things: the impact of legislative and regulatory changes, the price volatility and availability of corn, distillers grains, ethanol, non-food grade corn oil, gasoline and natural gas, ethanol and refined coal plants operating efficiently and according to forecasts and projections, changes in the international, national or regional economies, weather, results of income tax audits, changes in income tax laws or regulations, the impact of U.S. foreign trade policy, changes in foreign currency exchange rates and the effects of terrorism or acts of war. The Company does not intend to update publicly any forward-looking statements except as required by law.

- statements of operations follow -

 
REX AMERICAN RESOURCES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Unaudited

 
  Three Months   Twelve Months
Ended Ended
January 31, January 31,

2019

 

2018

2019

 

2018

Net sales and revenue $ 113,344 $ 109,535 $ 486,671 $ 452,586
Cost of sales   111,126     103,511     456,456     408,425  
Gross profit 2,218 6,024 30,215 44,161
Selling, general and administrative expenses (4,476 ) (6,532 ) (20,551 ) (24,060 )
Equity in (loss) income of unconsolidated ethanol affiliates (646 ) 1,301 1,536 3,232
Interest and other income, net   1,229     866     3,388     2,060  
(Loss) Income from continuing operations before income taxes and non-controlling interests

(1,675

)

1,659

14,588

25,393

Benefit for income taxes   4,574     18,476     22,922     19,519  
Net income including non-controlling interests 2,899 20,135 37,510 44,912
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests   (1,842 )   (1,082 )   (5,865 )   (5,206 )
Net income attributable to REX common shareholders $ 1,057   $ 19,053   $ 31,645   $ 39,706  
 
Weighted average shares outstanding – basic and diluted   6,341     6,604     6,440     6,596  
 
Basic and diluted net income per share attributable to REX common shareholders

$

0.17

 

$

2.89

 

$

4.91

 

$

6.02

 
 

- balance sheets follow -

 
REX AMERICAN RESOURCES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

Unaudited

   

January 31,

January 31,

ASSETS

2019

2018

CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 188,531 $ 190,988
Restricted cash 281 354
Short-term investments 14,975 -
Accounts receivable 11,378 12,913
Inventory 18,477 20,755
Refundable income taxes 7,695 6,612
Prepaid expenses and other   9,284     7,412  
Total current assets 250,621 239,034
Property and equipment-net 182,521 197,827
Other assets 6,176 7,454
Equity method investments   32,075     34,549  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 471,393   $ 478,864  
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Accounts payable – trade $ 7,463 $ 8,149
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   9,546     13,716  
Total current liabilities   17,009     21,865  
LONG TERM LIABILITIES:
Deferred taxes 4,185 21,706
Other long term liabilities   4,928     3,367  
Total long term liabilities   9,113     25,073  
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES EQUITY:
REX shareholders’ equity:
Common stock, 45,000 shares authorized, 29,853 shares issued at par 299 299
Paid in capital 148,273 146,923
Retained earnings 579,558 547,913
Treasury stock, 23,580 and 23,287 shares, respectively   (335,193 )   (313,643 )
Total REX shareholders’ equity 392,937 381,492
Non-controlling interests   52,334     50,434  
Total equity   445,271     431,926  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $ 471,393   $ 478,864  
 

- statements of cash flows follow -

 
REX AMERICAN RESOURCES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

Unaudited

 
  Fiscal Years Ended
January 31,

2019

 

2018

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income $ 37,510 $ 44,912
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 24,828 21,462
Stock based compensation expense 669 1,641
Income from equity method investments (1,536 ) (3,232 )
Dividends received from equity method investments 4,010 6,516
Interest income from investments (1,077 ) -
Loss on sale of investment - 13
Loss on disposal of real estate and property and equipment 104 192
Deferred income tax (23,364 ) (18,605 )
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 1,535 (1,089 )
Inventory 2,278 (3,649 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets 5,217 (1,170 )
Income taxes refundable (1,083 ) (5,542 )
Accounts payable-trade 339 (1,705 )
Accrued expenses and other liabilities   (1,499 )   1,225  
Net cash provided by operating activities   47,931     40,969  
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Capital expenditures (10,775 ) (24,017 )
Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired - (12,049 )
Purchases of short-term investments (125,989 ) -
Sales of short-term investments 112,091 -
Repayment of note receivable 27 26
Proceeds from sale of investment - 64
Proceeds from sale of real estate and property and equipment - 104
Restricted investments and deposits   5     150  
Net cash used in investing activities   (24,641 )   (35,722 )
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Payments to non-controlling interests holders (4,489 ) (3,529 )
Capital contributions from minority investor 524 918
Treasury stock acquired   (21,855 )   -  
Net cash used in financing activities   (25,820 )   (2,611 )
NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS
AND RESTRICTED CASH (2,530 ) 2,636
CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH-Beginning of year   191,342     188,706  
CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH-End of year $ 188,812   $ 191,342  
Non cash financing activities – Equity awards issued $ 1,473   $ 1,195  
Non cash financing activities – Equity awards accrued $ 487   $ 1,485  
Non cash investing activities – Accrued capital expenditures $ -   $ 1,149  
 

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited, („Elliott") hat sich an den Vorstand von Uniper SE (die „Gesellschaft" oder „Uniper") gewandt, um förmlich die Einberufung einer außerordentlichen Hauptversammlung („aoHV") zu beantragen. Auf der aoHV soll der Vorstand angewiesen werden, einen rechtmäßigen Beherrschungsvertrag mit dem größten Aktionär der Gesellschaft, Fortum Oyj ("Fortum"), vorzubereiten.

Elliott ist überzeugt, dass der bisherige unklare Schwebezustand der Beziehungen zwischen Uniper und Fortum eine unbefriedigende und nicht tragbare Dynamik geschaffen hat, die sich nachteilig auf Uniper auswirkt. Aus Sicht von Elliott besteht das Risiko, dass der Status quo – operative Underperformance und allgegenwärtige Unsicherheit – im Falle seines Fortbestehens dazu führen könnte, dass der fundamentale Wert des Unternehmens gefährdet wird. Elliott ist der Meinung, dass eine zeitnahe Verständigung der Aktionäre über das Forcieren eines Beherrschungsvertrags die anhaltende Unsicherheit bei Uniper beseitigen und die Beziehung zwischen dem Unternehmen und Fortum klären könnte, so dass für das Unternehmen und alle Beteiligten ein Mehrwert geschaffen werden kann.

Elliott glaubt, dass das Ziel von Fortum klar ist. Die jüngste Ankündigung einer neuen strategischen Partnerschaft zwischen Uniper und Fortum fiel zusammen mit einer Erhöhung der Beteiligung von Fortum an Uniper auf 49,99%. Der CEO von Fortum erklärte zur selben Zeit: „Wir freuen uns, dass Uniper sich jetzt auf einen Neustart festgelegt hat, um ernsthaft festzustellen, wie die Unternehmen strategisch und operativ zusammenarbeiten können. Es ist in jedermanns Interesse, jetzt schnelle Fortschritte zu erzielen, um Werte für die Stakeholder beider Unternehmen zu schaffen." Weniger klar ist jedoch, wie Fortum dieses Ergebnis angesichts der Bitterkeit erreichen will, die die Beziehung zwischen Fortum und Uniper lange bestimmt hat. Aus Sicht von Elliott haben die Aktionäre von Uniper die Chance, die derzeitige Stagnation zu überwinden, indem sie mit ihrer Stimme den Vorstand anweisen, einen Beherrschungsvertrag mit Fortum vorzubereiten und so einen Weg nach vorne zu eröffnen, der angemessene Governance-Kontrolle und die Verfolgung einer wertschöpfenden Strategie für alle Beteiligten gewährleistet.

In Anbetracht der Kosten für die Einberufung einer außerordentlichen Hauptversammlung und unter der Annahme, dass eine ordentliche Hauptversammlung in naher Zukunft einberufen wird, hat Elliott die Rücknahme des Antrags angeboten, wenn die Gesellschaft die zuvor genannte Beschlussvorlage über die Anweisung des Vorstands zur Vorbereitung eines rechtmäßigen Beherrschungsvertrags auf die Tagesordnung der bevorstehenden ordentlichen Hauptversammlung setzt.

Elliott bleibt im Bemühen, eine positive Lösung für alle, die an der zukünftigen Entwicklung von Uniper beteiligt sind, einem konstruktiven Dialog mit Uniper und seinen Mitgesellschaftern verpflichtet. Elliott ist zuversichtlich, dass die Aktionäre diesen konstruktiven Ansatz begrüßen und den Beschlussvorschlag von Elliott auf der nächsten Hauptversammlung von Uniper unterstützen werden.

BEI DIESER MITTEILUNG HANDELT ES SICH UM EINE ÜBERSETZUNG AUS DEM ENGLISCHEN. MASSGEBLICH IST DIE ENGLISCHE FASSUNG.

ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pre-Switch, Inc., a Silicon Valley start-up that emerged from stealth mode last year, today expanded its revolutionary soft-switching IGBT and silicon carbide gate driver architecture to cover 3-phase power systems. The platform, including the Pre-Drive™3 controller board, powered by the Pre-Flex™ FPGA, and RPG gate driver board, enables a doubling of power output for a typical inverter, or an increase in switching speed by a factor of up to 20 times.

Hard-Switching is the most commonly-used technique for DC/AC power converters but it has numerous drawbacks, the largest of which is the introduction of switching losses - wasted energy produced while a transistor fully transitions between On and Off states. These switching losses are responsible for a large percentage of power converter losses. In contrast, soft-switching minimizes switching losses but is has never been successfully-implemented for DC/AC systems with varying input voltage, temperature and load conditions. Pre-Switch uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to constantly-adjust the relative timing of elements within the switching system required to force a resonance to offset the current and voltage wave forms – thereby minimizing switching losses.

Pre-Switch’s forced-resonant soft-switching topology replaces the traditional IGBT or silicon carbide driver with a common intelligent controller board, Pre-Drive3, and a specific plug-in RPG (Resonant Power Gate) module optimized for the customer’s chosen SiC or IGBT package. The Pre-Switch architecture delivers the same switching loss performance – or better – as a five-level design, but significantly reduces cost, control complexity and BOM count.

Says Bruce T. Renouard, CEO, Pre-Switch: “Customers have called Pre-Switch’s soft-switching technology ‘the Holy Grail’ for power conversion. eV designers have been amongst the first to adopt this exciting technology because it dramatically-reduces iron core loses in electric motors at cruising torques, providing 5-12 % more range. However, our soft-switching technology is also applicable to a wide range of industries, and is independent of device technology.”

Pre-Switch: Further, Faster, Lighter, Cheaper - Cooler

About Pre-Switch

Pre-Switch, Inc. is a Silicon Valley company that delivers AI-based soft-switching power architectures that minimize switching losses, resulting in dramatic improvements in efficiency, size, performance and reliability. Key applications include for electric vehicles, solar inverters, wind turbines, UPS, storage and motor drives. Pre-Switch™ technology increases eV range, reduces battery size, shrinks power converter size and cost, while minimizing cooling requirements. Pre-Switch was founded by industry experts in power semiconductors, power systems, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Pre-Flex technology is patent pending globally.

Pre-Switch®, the Pre-Switch logo and other trademarks or service names are the trademarks of Pre-Switch, Inc.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the selection of a developer to design and install up to 1.4 megawatts of solar renewable energy on the green rooftop of the Javits Center on Manhattan's West Side. New York City's largest rooftop solar generation project to date will offset the building's electric load and directly support the Governor's Green New Deal, a nation-leading clean energy and jobs agenda for 100 percent carbon-free electricity in New York by 2040 and a ramp up for 70 percent of electricity to come from renewable energy by 2030. Siemens, a technology company and infrastructure provider with nearly 4,000 employees across New York State, was selected in the New York Power Authority's competitive bid process and will now begin final designs and permitting for the rooftop project.

"New York State is leading the nation in advancing bold actions for a cleaner, greener energy system that also spurs economic growth," Governor Cuomo said. "Installing solar technology on the roof of the busiest convention center in the United States sets an industry standard for venues throughout New York and across the nation on how best to embrace renewable energy."

"This significant renewable energy project will help offset the Javits Center's electricity needs and continue to advance the state's aggressive clean energy goals," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "We're leading the nation in our efforts to ensure our environment is clean and safe for generations, while supporting economic growth across New York State."

The project, led by the New York Power Authority, will help New York State on its path to economy-wide carbon neutrality and advance New York's nation-leading clean energy and jobs goals. The project is estimated to offset more than 1.3 million pounds of carbon emissions each year, which is equivalent to removing 262 cars from the road.

Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA's President and CEO, said, "The New York Power Authority is pleased to partner with one of New York City's most well-known and high-traffic buildings to bring New York State closer to achieving its clean energy goals. Installing a commercial-scale solar photovoltaic system on the Javits Center roof will lead to significant cost savings and benefit the environment for years to come."

On behalf of the Javits Center, as first announced by the Governor in August 2018, NYPA issued a call for developers to submit proposals to design, construct and own a commercial-scale solar photovoltaic system through a power purchase agreement.

Siemens, which has been a partner with the Javits Center since its construction in 1986 providing building automation, fire safety and security technology, will own, maintain, and operate the solar array while NYPA purchases the energy produced from the solar array and in turn sells it to the Javits Center through a back-to-back power purchase agreement. Battery storage may also be included in this project and will be determined at the completion of project design. Construction is expected to begin in early 2020.

More than 4,000 solar panels will be constructed over the HVAC units on the Javits Center's green roof so as not to impact plants on the building's rooftop. An additional street-level solar array would be constructed on 11th Avenue. The 17-story Javits Center has undertaken numerous projects to drive sustainability efforts in New York City, transforming the nation's busiest convention center into a LEED Silver-certified jewel on the Hudson River.

A comprehensive renovation completed in 2014 at the Javits Center included a 6.75-acre green roof, one of the largest of its kind in the country. The green roof, complete with metering and sensors to control and customize temperatures throughout the facility, led to highly energy efficient operations, including a 26 percent reduction in energy consumption. The green roof, which will lower ambient temperatures around the arrays and result in a more holistic and efficient design, also has served as a sanctuary for area wildlife, providing a habitat for more than 26 bird species, five bat species and thousands of honey bees. The location and size of the flat roof provides an optimal solution for hosting solar arrays.

Alan Steel, President and CEO of the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation, which operates the Javits Center, said, "Our green roof has become a model of sustainability for buildings throughout the Empire State, and we are proud to work with the New York Power Authority to further expand our environmental impact. For more than 30 years, the Javits Center has served as an economic engine for New York, but with this project, we can continue to reinforce our reputation as an environmental beacon, serving as an inspiration to other venues nationwide."

Dave Hopping, President and CEO of Siemens Building Technologies - Americas, said, "Having served as a technology partner for critical infrastructure across New York City and New York State for decades, Siemens is proud to support the state's transition to renewable resources. We applaud Governor Cuomo for his leadership in building a sustainable and more resilient future, and we look forward to expanding our more than 30-year technology partnership with the Javits Center to develop New York City's largest rooftop solar installation."

Senator Brad Hoylman said, "The Javits Center is the busiest convention center in the United States—and the perfect place to model a swift transition off of fossil fuels with New York City's largest rooftop solar project. Climate change isn't waiting for us, so we can't afford to wait to prevent its worst impacts. I applaud Governor Cuomo, the New York Power Authority, Siemens, and the Javits Center for their dedication to renewable energy, and bringing green jobs to Manhattan residents."

Senator Kevin S. Parker said, "Under Governor Cuomo's leadership, New York has taken serious steps forward to lead the nation toward a green economy. Adding solar paneling on the roof of the Javits Center will be a gamechanger for New York. I commend Governor Cuomo, NYPA and Siemens on their commitment to a sustainable economic future."

Assemblymember Michael Cusick said, "The work Siemens plans on undertaking at the Javits Center is an example of the kind of innovative urban design New York needs as we continue to reduce our carbon footprint, improve energy resiliency, and ensure reliability. I am looking forward to seeing the completion of this work and hope it serves as a road-map for future efforts."

Assemblymember Richard N. Gottfried said, "The selection of a bidder to design and install solar energy panels on the Javits Center, the nation's busiest convention center, shows that New York means business when it comes to taking bold steps toward a healthier environment while growing jobs through clean energy."

NYPA provides low-cost electricity to governmental agencies, municipal electric systems, rural electric cooperatives, manufacturers and to investor-owned utilities for resale to retail customers across New York State. In addition, the Authority provides customers access to a wide range of services including the development of clean and renewable energy technologies and the promotion of energy efficiency programming at buildings and facilities all across the state.

About NYPA

NYPA is the largest state public power organization in the nation, operating 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. NYPA uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. For more information visit www.nypa.gov and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and LinkedIn.

About the Javits Center

Known as the "Marketplace for the World," the Javits Center was originally designed by I.M. Pei & Partners and opened in 1986. The iconic facility has since become New York City's primary venue for large conventions, trade shows and special events and serves as home to many of the world's top 250 trade shows, hosting millions of visitors a year. These events generate up to $2 billion in economic activity and support more than 18,000 jobs a year. Located on 11th Avenue between West 34th and West 40th streets. in Manhattan, the Javits Center has 760,000 square feet of flexible exhibition space, 102 meeting rooms and four banquet halls, as well as a range of technology services, including state-of-the-art WiFi capabilities. For more information, visit javitscenter.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About Siemens

Siemens Corporation, a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, is one of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies. For more than 160 years, Siemens USA has innovated and invented technologies to support American industry spanning manufacturing, energy, healthcare and infrastructure. In fiscal 2018, Siemens in the U.S. reported revenue of $23.7 billion, including $5.0 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

New York State's Green New Deal

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Green New Deal, the nation's leading clean energy and jobs agenda, will aggressively put New York State on a path to economy-wide carbon neutrality This initiative will provide for a just transition to clean energy, spurring the growth of the green economy and mandating New York's power be 100 percent clean and carbon-free by 2040, one of the most aggressive goals in the U.S. The cornerstone of this newly proposed mandate is a significant increase of New York's successful Clean Energy Standard to 70 percent renewable electricity by 2030. As part of the unprecedented ramp-up of renewable energy, New York has already invested $2.9 billion into 46 large-scale renewable projects across the state as it significantly increases its clean energy targets, such as: quadrupling New York's offshore wind target to a nation-leading 9,000 megawatts by 2035; doubling distributed solar deployment to 6,000 megawatts by 2025; and deploying 3,000 megawatts of energy storage by 2030. To support this ambitious work, NY Green Bank intends to use its expertise in overcoming financing gaps to foster greater environmental impacts per public dollar by raising over $1 billion in third party funds to expand climate financing availability across New York and the rest of North America.

Reforming the Energy Vision

The Green New Deal builds on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's landmark Reforming the Energy Vision strategy to lead on climate change and grow New York's economy. REV is building a cleaner, more resilient and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers by stimulating investment in clean technologies like solar, wind, and energy efficiency. Already, REV has driven growth of nearly 1,500 percent in the statewide solar market, improved energy affordability for 1.65 million low-income customers, and has led to more than 150,000 jobs in manufacturing, engineering, and other clean tech sectors across New York State.

To learn more about the Green New Deal and REV, visit rev.ny.gov, follow us on Twitter,Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Editor’s Note: This press release was originally published here https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-selection-developer-install-rooftop-solar-arrays-javits-center.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ubiquitous Energy, the leader in transparent solar technology, has certified a record transparent solar cell with 9.8% power conversion efficiency. The transparent cell based on the company’s ClearView Power™ technology has an average visible transparency of 38.3% and a resulting light utilization factor (efficiency multiplied by average visible transparency) of over 3.75. This is the highest performance combination ever reported for a transparent solar cell.

“This record is a fantastic accomplishment from the team here at Ubiquitous Energy, paving the way for what is possible in the future from transparent solar technology,” said CEO Keith Wilson. “Architectural windows typically span the visible transparency range between 30% and 80%, making these solar cells ideal candidates to add to our product lineup for electricity generating windows.” Ubiquitous Energy is currently working with global glass partners to scale up and commercialize its ClearView Power™ coatings for architectural windows. The company has spent the past years maturing previous ClearView Power™ formulations with lower efficiencies and a range of transparencies up to 80% that are already being integrated into large-area product prototypes.

The new certified cells are still under formulation development as part of the company’s ongoing R&D program to develop future versions of its ClearView Power™ technology. The efficiency of the laboratory size cell was certified by third-party test laboratory Newport Corporation. “Laboratory efficiency and transparency are just two important milestones and we will now begin the process of optimizing the scalability and reliability of these next-generation devices,” said co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Miles Barr. “In the meantime, we are excited to begin pilot projects and commercialization activities with our earlier ClearView Power™ formulations.”

About Ubiquitous Energy

Ubiquitous Energy is the world leader in transparent photovoltaics. Its award-winning ClearView Power™ technology is the first truly transparent solar product. ClearView Power™ harvests solar energy and serves as an invisible, onboard source of electricity for a variety of end products. The thin coating can be applied to the surface of window glass to provide electricity generation and energy efficiency. Originally spun out of MIT, Ubiquitous Energy is now producing its highly transparent, efficient solar cells in its pilot production facility in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.ubiquitous.energy.

Paris March 22, 2019 – GE Renewable Energy announced the booking of a hydropower contract with Barki Tojik to refurbish six Kaplan units at the state-owned Qairokkum hydropower station in Tajikistan. This 60-year old plant located on the river Syr Darya, is the only power plant located in the northwestern province of Sughd and the sole source of electricity for about 500,000 people.

GE Renewable Energy leads the consortium which, with Cobra – a division of ACS Group, a Spanish company - will refurbish the Qairokkum hydropower plant. GE Renewable Energy will upgrade the six turbines and generators, as well as part of the balance of plant and will be in charge of the site supervision for its supplied equipment. Thanks to the tailored planning proposed by our Consortium, the project will take 54 months vs. the 73 maximum initially envisaged, enabling the plant to be fully modernized by 2023.

The output of each of the six refurbished units will increase from 21 MW to 29 MW, bringing the total capacity of the plant to 174 MW.

In 2010, the Tajik government engaged into a five-year Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) which aimed at preparing several sectors of the country's economy - including energy - to face climate changes. As 98% of Tajikistan's electricity comes from hydropower, it is critical to adapt the existing and new hydropower assets to future operation conditions. Qairokkum was chosen to pilot how a plant can enhance its performance thanks to rehabilitation and despite challenging as well as changing hydrological conditions. Thanks to a thorough analysis of meteorological, floods and landslides data, the impact on Qairokkum of various climate change scenarios were modeled. Barki Tojik was then able to assess which refurbishment solutions would be best suited to enable Qairokkum to produce electricity at its optimal level in the years to come. Thanks to an improved design of the turbines, the plant will not only be able to address the variations of water flow in the region but produce more energy as well.

Pascale Radue, President and CEO of GE's Hydro Solutions, said "The work done in Tajikistan on making hydropower plants climate resilient is essential for our industry's future and the global energy transition that we all support. We are extremely honored to contribute to this project and we look forward to developing further our collaboration with Tajikistan in the years to come."

About GE Renewable Energy
GE Renewable Energy is a $15 billion business which combines one of the broadest portfolios in the renewable energy industry to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers demanding reliable and affordable green power. Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 percent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions. With nearly 40,000 employees present in more than 80 countries, GE Renewable Energy creates value for customers seeking to power the world with affordable, reliable and sustainable green electrons.
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Paris, March 13, 2019 – GE Renewable Energy announced today that the prototype for its Cypress platform, the largest onshore wind turbine for GE in the field, has been successfully installed and is fully operational, producing power at a rated level of 5.3 MW in Wieringermeer, Netherlands. Company officials hail the milestone as a key step in commercializing a unit able to both lower the cost of electricity and offer additional flexibility in terms of where wind turbines can be located.

The Cypress 5.3 MW prototype was installed in late 2018 and produced its first kilowatt in February 2019. GE Renewable Energy will continue to operate the prototype during the months to come in order to validate the performance of the Cypress platform. This testing will also support the process of obtaining the Type Certificate, a key step in commercializing the product.

Jérôme Pécresse, CEO of GE Renewable Energy, said, "We're delighted with the progress our team has been able to make in bringing our innovative, high-tech turbine to market on an accelerated schedule. We are confident that Cypress, with its two-piece blade design, will be a game changer for the industry. We're hearing equal enthusiasm from our customers across the globe, who tell us they appreciate the potential of Cypress to help them both lower the cost of onshore wind and gain added flexibility in siting turbines."

The Cypress platform is offered with multiple ratings and varying hub heights. It will enable a lower cost of electricity by matching each wind turbine solution to specific site needs, which is critical as wind power increasingly competes on price with other sources of power generation.

First announced in September 2017 1, the Cypress platform will be powered by a revolutionary two-piece blade design that makes it possible to use larger rotors and site the turbines in a wider variety of locations. The AEP improvements from the longer rotors help to drive down Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE), and the proprietary blade design allows these larger turbines to be installed in locations that were previously inaccessible.

Duncan Berry, CEO of LM Wind Power, said, "The project is truly coming together in a very short and demanding time frame. We have invented a new and effective solution for a blade in two parts, which is borne of the full expertise of LM Wind Power engineers combined with design input from GE Renewable Energy and GE Research. The technology results from decades of blade making knowledge and experience."

1. The first turbine in the platform, the 4.8-158 turbine was introduced in September, 2017. The 5.3 MW turbine and Cypress Platform name were introduced in September, 2018

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About GE Renewable Energy
GE Renewable Energy is a $15 billion business which combines one of the broadest portfolios in the renewable energy industry to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers demanding reliable and affordable green power. Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 percent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions. With nearly 40,000 employees present in more than 80 countries, GE Renewable Energy creates value for customers seeking to power the world with affordable, reliable and sustainable green electrons.
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  • Wind

SAN DIEGO (March 12, 2019) – EDF Renewables North America announced today that the 100 megawatt (MW) Stoneray Wind Project (Project) is fully operational.  Located in Pipestone and Murray counties in Southwestern Minnesota, the Project consists of 39 wind turbines manufactured by Siemens Gamesa.  The electricity generated by the project will be delivered to Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) beginning in 2020 under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

Vice President, Development-North Region, Kate O’Hair, commented, “We are grateful for the community and landowners who backed the development of this project for several years.  This level of long-standing support, along with the State’s favorable regulatory environment, excellent wind resource, and advantageous transmission expansion, is vital to bringing wind projects to operation.”

EDF Renewables will perform asset management services, balance-of-plant, and 24/7/365 remote monitoring and diagnostics from its San Diego-based Operations Control Center (OCC) during the equipment warranty period.  Following the warranty period, the contract will expand to include all asset management, and operations and maintenance services to ensure operational performance, equipment availability and reduce downtime.

Stoneray marks EDF Renewables’ twelfth wind project developed in the state and brings the total of projects to over 1.6 GW demonstrating the company’s commitment to investment, involvement and employment in Minnesota.

The expected electricity generated at full capacity is enough to meet the consumption of up to 47,000 average Minnesota homes1.  This is equivalent to avoiding more than 300,000 metric tons of CO₂ emissions annually which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from 64,000 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year2.

EDF Renewables is one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America with 16 gigawatts of wind, solar, storage, projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

1 According to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) 2017 Residential Electricity Sales and U.S. Census Data.  

2 According to U.S. EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies calculations.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL (March 7, 2019): JEA and EDF Renewables North America today announce the signing of five Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) for the 310 megawatt (MWdc) / 250 MWac Jacksonville 5 Solar Project (Project) consisting of five 50 MWac distributed generation projects to be constructed across the City of Jacksonville. The Project was awarded in 2018 after a highly competitive procurement process conducted by JEA.

Steve McInall, JEA’s Vice President of Energy and Water Planning commented, “These new projects benefit the community by giving us price security for clean energy through a long-term PPA with EDF Renewables. They also will support JEA’s SolarMax program, which will allow large commercial and industrial users (over 7 million kWh per year) to obtain their electricity from large solar facilities. This will help to retain and attract green businesses to Jacksonville.”

Myles Burnsed, Vice President of Strategic Developments for EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions said, “The Jacksonville 5 Solar Project represents one of the largest and most ambitious distributed generation solar efforts taken on by any utility company in the United States, and we are excited to have been selected as JEA’s partner on this project.”

“Our focus is to provide fully integrated energy solutions incorporating wind, solar, storage, electric vehicle charging and energy storage management at both the grid-scale and distributed level,” commented Jamie Resor, CEO of EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions. “We look forward to working with JEA on a system-wide portfolio of projects to address their renewable energy objectives, and to assist the team to identify appropriate uses for innovative storage solutions to complement the solar production.”

According to Aaron Zahn, JEA’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Jacksonville will be one of the top solar cities in the country upon completion of the projects. He added, “Solar energy will constitute approximately 5 percent of JEA’s total energy production. This program represents tremendous environmental value for our community.”

The expected electricity generated at full capacity is enough to meet the consumption of more than 48,500 average Florida homes1. This is equivalent to avoiding nearly 448,500 metric tons of carbon (CO₂) emissions annually which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from nearly 95,000 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year2.

1 According to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) 2017 Residential Electricity Sales and U.S. Census Data. 2 According to U.S. EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies calculations.

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Paris, February 26, 2019 – GE Renewable Energy was awarded a $87million contract by Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (NHPC) to provide seven 60 MW Francis turbines for the new Nachtigal hydropower plant in Cameroon.

NHPC is a company jointly owned by the Republic of Cameroon, EDF, International Finance Corporation, Africa 50 and STOA.

Owned and operated by NHPC, the new 420 MW hydropower plant will be located on the Sanaga river near the Nachtigal Falls, 65 kilometers away from the capital city of Cameroon. It is expected that Nachtigal will cover 30% of the country's electricity demand, amounting to an annual output of nearly 3 TWh.

The new hydropower station will secure an additional and reliable source of electricity for the country.

The project will be conducted with Elecnor in the consortium led by GE Renewable Energy.

GE's hydro teams are responsible for the whole coordination of the project, including the design, the manufacturing, the erection supervision and the commissioning of the turbines and generators, the control system and the mechanical Balance of Plant. The contract will be managed by GE Renewable Energy's Centers of Excellence located in Belfort, Grenoble (France) and Tianjin (China).

Elecnor will supply, manufacture, install and commission the electrical Balance of Plant, the high voltage substations. They will also manage the power house finishing works as well as the erection on site.

Pascal Radue, President & CEO of GE's Hydro Solutions said, "Nachtigal hydropower plant is one of the pillars supporting the energy development plan that is implemented in Cameroon. We are proud to support the country in this significant transformation and work closely with Nachtigal Hydro Power Company. When the plant is fully in operation in 2023, the population will benefit from a facilitated, improved and sustainable access to renewable electricity."

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GE Renewable Energy is a $10 billion business with an innovative spirit and entrepreneurial mindset, bringing together one of the broadest energy products and digital services portfolios in the renewable energy industry. Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro and innovative technologies such as hybrid systems and concentrated solar power, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner. With more than 22,000 employees present in more than 80 countries, GE Renewable Energy is working on new ways to power the world's biggest economies and most remote communities. Follow us at www.ge.com/renewableenergy or on twitter @GErenewables

The Nordex Group has succeeded in entering the Ukrainian market with a major order for 133 MW.

March 22, 2019

Who we are:

CanWEA, the Canadian Wind Energy Association, is the voice of Canada’s wind energy industry, actively promoting the responsible and sustainable growth of wind energy. A national non-profit association, CanWEA is Canada’s leading source of information on wind energy’s social, economic, health and environmental benefits for Canadian communities and provincial economies. Established in 1984, CanWEA represents more than 170 companies active in Canada’s wind energy market, including: wind turbine manufacturers and component suppliers, wind farm developers, owners and operators, and a broad range of service providers to the industry.

Who we are looking for:

CanWEA has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, creative and enthusiastic individual to join our dynamic team as our Membership Director. The Membership Director is responsible for defining, developing and evolving our value proposition for CanWEA Members and for building, managing and executing effective business strategies to secure the member support required for CanWEA to deliver its core membership services. This individual will develop and oversee the strategic direction of CanWEA’s membership program.

This is a senior role located in Ottawa and reports to the CanWEA President. 

All interested candidates please e-mail your CV and a one-page cover letter to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please note, our application deadline is April 12th, 2019.

Key Accountabilities

 Strategy and Leadership:

  • Work in collaboration with CanWEA’s senior leadership team on issues related to the organization’s future development and the establishment of its annual strategic objectives and budget;
  • Prepare updates and strategic advice for the CanWEA Board of Directors on issues relating to membership, sales and new initiatives;
  • Manage the overall operational / budgetary / financial activities of CanWEA’s membership program;
  • Work effectively to meet program productivity and quality goals;
  • Make business decisions that are financially responsible, accountable, justifiable, and defensible in accordance with organization policies and procedures; and
  • Ensure effective collaboration with CanWEA’s Events Manager and Member Program Specialist while working in a collaborative manner with others in CanWEA to support the achievement of optimal organizational outcomes.

Membership Program:

  • Lead strategic direction and provide oversight for CanWEA’s membership program;
  • Clearly define and communicate the value propositions offered to CanWEA Members in exchange for their support;
  • Responsible for recommending overall membership structure including membership categories, dues, etc., and management of any changes to this structure (i.e., pricing changes, etc.)
  • Work with CanWEA’s Member Program Specialist to ensure the annual membership renewal campaign is executed effectively and efficiently, striving to secure all renewals by second quarter of the calendar year;
  • Collaborate with CanWEA’s Communications Team (including the Member Program Specialist), ensuring regular reporting to CanWEA Members on CanWEA activities and monitoring the effectiveness and impact of communications with CanWEA Members and making recommendations for adjustments as required;
  • Build and strengthen relationships with CanWEA’s top members;
  • Collect and analyze all membership related data used for evaluating membership as well as for historical and future planning purposes;
  • Put in place infrastructure, systems and processes to support efficient membership program activities;
  • Develop and implement strategies to attract and recruit new members for the association;
  • Recommend, develop and implement new membership initiatives in response to evolving membership needs based on trends, patterns, and member satisfaction measures in an effort to maximize member satisfaction;
  • Work with CanWEA’s Events Manager to define revenue generating opportunities associated with CanWEA Events and take on responsibility for all sales activity for the association in conjunction with such events (e.g., sponsorships); and
  • Participate in discussions about any “special asks” of CanWEA members to ensure they do not represent a threat to CanWEA core membership services and funding.

Please note other duties may be assigned as needed to meet the evolving needs of the Association and its mandate.

What you will need to be successful:

Experience and skills:

  • 5-7 years of experience working on membership in a membership based non-profit organization;
  • Experience with business development and sales in the private sector and / or a non-profit association;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of client interaction, customer service and membership based programs that drive revenue opportunities;
  • Understanding of membership life cycle – including recruitment/acquisition and retention, reinstatements, membership reporting and budgeting;
  • Good general knowledge of the renewable energy industry is an asset;
  • Effective track record of strategic planning while applying operations experience;
  • Superior communication skills including oral, listening and written, including the ability to compose summary reports;
  • Superb analytical skills and ability to think things through, anticipate solutions and next steps, and see the bigger picture, while offering fresh ideas;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; familiarity working with online tools; and an openness to embracing new technology; and
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and to complete a high volume of work and meet deadlines with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Education:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or a related field; having a master’s degree is a plus but not required.

Language:

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is required; and
  • Bilingual in English and French (written and spoken) would be a strong asset.

Travel Needs: This role requires travel on a somewhat regular basis (10% of time) to support CanWEA and industry events roughly 4-6 times per year. 

March 21, 2019

Description

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.

The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity.

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

What’s in it for you?
The Director – Electric Transmission Development will work both independently and with existing utility business development professionals to assess potential business opportunities to invest in or expand into electric transmission business and to create new business opportunities in the regulated and unregulated environment.  He or she will identify, assess, present, review and recommend such initiatives under the FERC 1000 regulations and in conformance with the various ISO, state and utility requirements.  He or she will also support international business development, with a focus on competitive tenders for transmission assets.  Such projects should be targeted to improve the overall profitability, earnings production and strategic positioning of the Company.  The Director will coordinate with current efforts of the Business Development Professionals in the Algonquin entities and will have a particular focus on the electric transmission sector and
will become responsible for transmission development projects.

We need you to:
Be responsible for due diligence needed to support major infrastructure business development efforts (market research, networking, needs assessment, detailed financial analysis of revenues and expenses, etc.) and provide educated conclusions and recommendations regarding potential new product and service offerings.  He or she will work closely with other Business Development Professionals that hold similar regional utility roles within Algonquin entities.  The successful candidate will consult with customers, corporate staff, consultants (as needed) and stakeholders in evaluating the profitability of new businesses or products;  identify partnerships, joint ventures, alliances or strategic relationships that can add to the develop effort; and stay abreast of industry trends.
This position will require travel on a regular basis.

Specific Areas of Focus:
On the development of investment opportunities:

• Monitoring Industry Developments and Identify Potentials or Trends
• Evaluate commercial/regulatory environments to identify meaningful prospects, preferably interconnecting to Liberty utilities.
• Work with Company BD professionals that can assist in the identification of commercial opportunities
• Evaluate potential business partners, business partnerships, joint venture development or acquisitions of joint venture interests.
• Develop the appropriate documentation to support conclusions (financial, technical, regulatory, legal).
• Develop project presentation material necessary to evaluate and gain approval for further exploration and negotiation on the roll-out of new businesses and growth projects:
• Aggressively pursuing the roll-out of initiatives that the Company has in progress.
• Work with financial, operational, legal, regulatory professionals to quickly resolve business issues
• Network with stakeholders, municipalities, business councils, chambers of commerce, etc. to develop prospects
• Complete progress reports and presentations for senior management reviews
• As directed, assist in or present investment proposals to the Algonquin/Liberty Board of Directors
• Participate in, support and negotiate features of either acquisitions of or investments in new transmission assets.
For ongoing operations: monitor, support and evaluate transmission design and FERC Issues, Ensure continued profitability through regulatory proceedings.


• Monitoring Industry Developments and Identify Potentials or Trends
• Evaluate commercial/regulatory environments to identify meaningful prospects, preferably interconnecting to Liberty utilities.
• Work with Company BD professionals that can assist in the identification of commercial opportunities
• Evaluate potential business partners, business partnerships, joint venture development or acquisitions of joint venture interests.
• Develop the appropriate documentation to support conclusions (financial, technical, regulatory, legal).
• Develop project presentation material necessary to evaluate and gain approval for further exploration and negotiation on the roll-out of new businesses and growth projects:
• Aggressively pursuing the roll-out of initiatives that the Company has in progress.
• Work with financial, operational, legal, regulatory professionals to quickly resolve business issues
• Network with stakeholders, municipalities, business councils, chambers of commerce, etc. to develop prospects
• Complete progress reports and presentations for senior management reviews
• As directed, assist in or present investment proposals to the Algonquin/Liberty Board of Directors
• Participate in, support and negotiate features of either acquisitions of or investments in new transmission assets.
For ongoing operations: monitor, support and evaluate transmission design and FERC Issues, Ensure continued profitability through regulatory proceedings.

Experience and abilities to bring:
• General knowledge of electric transmission markets in the US and Canada, and operation of large scale projects.
• Preference to commercial knowledge of California, PJM and Northeast markets, related PUC’s and ISO regulatory policies as they apply to electrical transmission projects. 
• Working knowledge of electric transmission design and technology.
• Strong PowerPoint skills
• Strong oral, written and negotiating skills
• Bachelor Degree (EE preferred)
• 10 years of experience in the electric transmission sector with an emphasis on project development.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honour this commitment in their daily responsibilities.
As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition consultant.

Please click here to apply online for this position.

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Here’s an indisputable fact: We need electricity to power our modern world. That means building facilities to generate that electricity, some of which will inevitably be located near homes. Now, a new study finds that 90 percent of respondents would prefer to live near a wind farm over any type of centralized power plant, whether coal, natural gas or nuclear. People would also prefer to live near a wind farm over commercial-scale solar projects by a large margin.

That’s the main finding in a report from Dr. Jeremy Firestone, a professor in the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment’s School of Marine Science, and Hannah Kirk, one of his students. Dr. Firestone and Kirk analyzed a publicly available Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory (LBNL) dataset to reach their conclusion. LBNL’s groundbreaking 2018 survey of wind farm neighbor attitudes found 92 percent of people living within five miles of a turbine reported positive or neutral experiences.

Dr. Firestone’s research takes LBNL’s work a step further and shows that not only do people living near wind farms generally have positive experiences, they also wouldn’t trade their wind farm neighbors for any other type of power plant.

“[T]he ultimate question is whether a community member supports or opposes a local project – that is, wind power or nothing. But that’s not the societal choice, which is, instead, among wind power, solar, coal or natural gas,” Dr. Firestone said. “Even when residents might have less-than-positive attitudes toward a local project, the majority appear to conclude that their local wind power project is better than the alternatives.”

Neighbors might prefer wind projects over other energy sources for a variety of reasons. Wind projects create local jobs, pay substantial local taxes and lease payments, and leave 98 percent of land undisturbed, meaning it’s free for other uses like farming and ranching. They’re highly compatible with the rural communities in which they’re built and bring in far-reaching benefits for the entire area.

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Together with the entire Product Development team, the Senvion Patent Department is constantly looking for innovative approaches that will make Senvion and the wind industry better, cheaper or more adaptable in the future. In this case, the Senvion colleagues have jointly managed to find a patent solution for sound emissions from the turbines in the truest sense of the word. The “Hamburger Wirtschaft” magazine has taken a close look at the innovation:

Senvion has developed an innovative procedure for reducing the operating noise of wind turbines. The innovation and patent center has selected it as ‘Patent of the Month.’

Wherever wind turbines are installed, one topic generally arises sooner or later: are the turbines too loud?

It is a fact that roughly one third of German gross electricity consumption is currently covered by renewable energy sources. In 2016, wind energy usage in particular was further expanded in Germany. According to the register of installations of the German Bundesnetzagentur for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway, new onshore wind turbines with a total power of 4,402 megawatts were commissioned. This represents a 10 percent increase on the previous year. One of the manufacturers of wind turbines is Senvion GmbH (up to 2014: REpower Systems), which has its German headquarters in Hamburg.

Less and less space is available for wind farms. To achieve more power, old turbines are being replaced with new ones and increasingly wind farms are being built closer to residential areas or nature reserves. “The importance of noise protection has increased,” says Ulrike Keltsch, head of the patent department at Senvion. In addition to residents, animals can also be disturbed by the operating noises.

In summer 2015, Senvion's Development department applied for a patent for a procedure that can reduce the sound volume of the wind turbines in operation. The noise emissions of wind turbine generators include broadband noises that form a masking noise. However, narrowband noises may also be audible under certain circumstances; for example they can be caused by a generator or a gearbox of the wind turbine. The invention consists of a noise emission control device for a wind turbine that reduces any noises that may arise by surrounding them with the broadband noises that are more pleasant for humans and animals. This is achieved by means of an active noise source that emits a masking noise in at least one spatial direction in a frequency band around the individual sound frequency.

“This control device is not yet available,” says Keltsch. “Our turbines are quiet enough for the existing wind farm sites.” Senvion's engineers frequently develop their inventions preventatively, looking to the future. However, since the requirements regarding generating volume are in-creasing, the turbines themselves will also increase in size , and Keltsch believes that it is perfectly possible that the invention will come into use. If a customer wants a noise reduction measure, for a new construction or a retrofit, prototypes of the control device would then be in-stalled and tested in an existing wind farm, Keltsch states. “We would probably have to perform two to three correction cycles before the invention is implemented perfectly,” says Keltsch. Then Senvion would talk to the suppliers, clarify the supply chain, order the necessary individual parts, and finally manufacture the product in a small production run. The invention could then be tested in practice, and be ready for operation within four to twelve weeks.

Courtesy Senvion

There is a growing trend in the international wind industry: The technological evolution of wind turbines is moving towards machines with larger rotors to better capture wind at low wind sites. France is fully participating in this movement. At the Lussac-Les-Églises wind farm Senvion completed the installation of six 3.0M122 wind turbines with rotor diameters of 122 meters, as large as the diameter of the famous Ferris wheel “London Eye”.

The wind farm, developed by Quadran Groupe Direct Energie, is located in the French department of Haute Vienne. Guirec Dufour, Construction Director at Quadran states: "Lussac-Les-Églises is a low wind site and the wind turbine 3.0M122, capturing the most energy, allows us to optimize the yield of our project. However the challenge was the transportation of the blades to the site. The Blade Lifter solution, proposed by Senvion, made this project possible.”

Each blade is measured at 60 meters and weighs 15 tons. The blades were transported over a distance of 200 kilometers, from the port of La Rochelle to Poitiers, where a transshipment area was used to equip the Blade Lifter. From there the transport went on the challenging route to Lussac-Les-Églises.

Florian Dufresne, Senvion Europe South West Logistics Coordinator explains: "The only possible route for the convoy was to cross the village of Lussac-Les-Églises. However, the total length of the semi-trailer carrying the blade, is 66 meters. With such a ground length, it is impossible to turn in the many tight corners of the village. Facing this challenge, we opted for an innovative solution: The Blade Lifter. By lifting the blade to a 30 degrees angle, the ground length could be reduced to 17 meters, which allowed the safe passage of the convoy."

Technically, the Blade Lifter can lift the blade to 50 degree angles for the passage of even longer blades. The residents of the town were impressed by the technical prowess of this equipment. Guirec Dufour adds: “Thanks to a close collaboration between the Quadran and Senvion teams, the particularities related to the use of the Blade Lifter - transshipment location, moving telecommunications and power lines, pruning - were efficiently managed. This good collaboration limited the impact of the oversized transportation on the village residents and made the commissioning of the wind farm possible without any delay.”

Installing a 122-meter rotor at 89 meters height was also a challenge. The excellent coordination of the teams, a precise planning, while integrating the environment constraints and the uncertainties of the weather conditions, were essential to successfully install the six wind turbines with such a large dimension. Samson Lecluyse, Senvion Europe South-West Project Manager states: "The construction of the Lussac-Les-Eglises wind farm was an exciting project. The complexity for this wind farm lies in the environment with high wooded obstacles, which is close to the lifting zones. Due to the very large dimension of the components, the Senvion team had to prepare the ground with a maximum of rigor and precision so that the project is realized within the deadlines defined in the planning."

The Senvion team is proud to have met all the delivery and installation challenges of this project. The Lussac-Les-Églises wind farm, with a total capacity of 15 megawatts (MW) was commissioned beginning of November 2017. It will produce enough electricity to power nearly 15,000 people (including heating) in France.

Senvion is now ready to meet other challenges, including the transport of wind turbines with even longer blades: the newly announced Senvion turbine 3.7M144 EBC has blades over 70 meters long!

Courtesy Senvion

At the Ria Blades production plant, rotor blades with a length of 74 meters are now manufactured. A completely new production process was designed for this purpose. In line with the continuous improvement approach of the production processes, an efficient robot was developed in cross-functional collaboration.

One of the most photographed monuments in Portugal is located in Lisbon at the mouth of the river Tejo in the Atlantic. The "Padrão dos Descobrimentos", a 56 meter high sailing vessel made of stone and concrete, is dedicated to sailors and explorers. The monumental mosaic of a compass is adorned on the ground in front of the monument. Wind has always been a mainstay of development in the coastal state at the south-west corner of Europe. The wind, which the Portuguese explorers capitalized on more than half a thousand years ago, is now also used by Senvion.

250 kilometers north of Padrão dos Descobrimentos, in the industrial region of Aveiro, Senvion can be found in the town of Vagos. Here, Ria Blades is located on an area of 83,000 square meters where currently 1300 colleagues are employed.

Francisco Mira, Process Engineer at Ria Blades, stands in the plant's largest manufacturing facility: "To make rotor blades of this enormous size, we had to greatly expand the site and completely redesign the manufacturing process. The concept then arose with the cooperation of different departments - production, maintenance and HSE (Health, Safety & Environment). But the close collaboration with our suppliers and partners was also essential. This was a real team effort and I am proud that we have worked hand in hand to find the best solution in the end."

At the center of the manufacturing process are two semi-automated processes. On the one hand, the stacking of the fiberglass layers of some rotor blade components. So far this process has been carried out manually in a time-consuming manner, since the positioning of the different layers required the highest precision. In Portugal, RodPack technology is used which has much better material properties than conventional glass fibers and opens up new production possibilities. Thus, in the new process, each fiberglass layer is precisely set in the right place effortlessly by the equipment. Francisco Mira explains, "RodPack was the reason why we completely changed this process." The result is that there are considerably fewer shifts and working hours needed to complete the rotor blade.

The second process is now almost completely taken over by an equipment that sands the rotor blades before painting. While the rotor blades were previously sanded with a 35 kilogram sanding machine, which had to be operated by two people, 90 percent of this work is now done by robots, which are monitored by a colleague.

"Both processes, the semi-automatic fiberglass lay-up and the sanding process are thus much faster, more efficient and physically less strenuous. What is clear with Mira, however, is that "humans are responsible for decisions and will remain indispensable. A machine remains a machine.


Originally, Francisco Mira comes from the automotive industry. Since 2015 he has been with Ria Blades. "A lot of things in the organization and the way of thinking reminds me of my previous work: precision, flexibility, lean production concepts or high quality requirements. But we are trying to absorb the experience from very different branches of industry and make it usable for us. In particular, it is decisive for us to have the ability to think 'out of the box'. This is the only way to revolutionize the manufacturing process."

Courtesy Senvion

AMSTERDAM, November 28, 2017 -- The World Bank and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) today launched new Global Wind Atlas, a free web-based tool to help policymakers and investors identify promising areas for wind power generation, virtually anywhere in the world. 

The Global Wind Atlas is expected to help governments save millions of dollars by avoiding the need for early-stage, national-level wind mapping. It will also provide commercial developers with an easily accessible platform to compare resource potential between areas in one region or across countries.

The new tool is based on the latest modeling technologies, which combine wind climate data with high-resolution terrain information—factors that can influence the wind, such as hills or valleys—and provides wind climate data at a 1km scale. This yields more reliable information on wind potential. The tool also provides access to high-resolution global and regional maps and geographic information system (GIS) data, enabling users to print poster maps and utilize the data in other applications.

The Global Wind Atlas was unveiled at an event at the Wind Europe Conference in Amsterdam, following the successful launch of the Global Solar Atlas earlier in the year.

Solar and wind are proving to be the cleanest, least-cost options for power generation in many countries. These tools will help governments assess their resource potential and understand how solar and wind can fit into their energy mix. An example of how good data can help boost renewable energy is Vietnam where solar maps from the Global Solar Atlas laid the groundwork for the installation of five solar measurement stations across the country.

“There is great scope in many countries for the clean, low-cost power that wind provides, but they have been hampered by a lack of good data,” said Riccardo Puliti, Senior Director and Head of the World Bank’s Energy & Extractives Global Practice. “By providing high quality resource data at such a detailed level for free, we hope to mobilize more private investment for accelerating the scale-up of technologies like wind to meet urgent energy needs.”

The work was funded by the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program(ESMAP), a multi-donor trust fund administered by the World Bank, in close partnership with DTU Wind Energy.

“The partnership between DTU Wind Energy and the World Bank allows us to reach a broader audience, especially in developing countries while remaining at the forefront of wind energy research. We are excited by the scientific advances that the new Global Wind Atlas incorporates, and look forward to seeing how this data can enable countries to advance wind projects,” said Peter Hauge Madsen, Head of DTU Wind Energy.

While the data powering the Global Wind Atlas is the most recent and most accurate currently available, it is not fully validated in many developing countries due to the lack of ground-based measurement data from high precision meteorology masts and LiDARs. ESMAP has funded a series of World Bank projects over the last four years to help fill this gap, with wind measurement campaigns under implementation in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Malawi, Maldives, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, and Zambia. All measurement data is published via https://energydata.info, a World Bank Group data sharing platform.

Courtesy The World Bank

WIND POWER CONTINUES TO SET RECORDS

On May 16, 2017, the state of California set a new record—that day, it generated 42% of its electricity from wind and solar, and peaked at 72% that afternoon. In addition to this wind power record, wind farms by themselves accounted for 18% of the state’s needs. But renewable energy’s popularity doesn’t just extend to California. According to the Global Wind Energy Council, the total generating capacity of wind farms around the world is now greater than all of the world’s nuclear power plants combined.

So what’s driving this growth? One answer is innovation. The “levelized cost of electricity” (LCOE)—a key number that measures electricity’s costs—has fallen 58% over the past six years. Additionally, the use of  wind turbine management software—like GE’s Predix—has let operators run their wind farms more efficiently, lowering maintenance costs and saving money. In fact, GE estimates that by deploying its Digital Wind Farm solutions and wind turbine software, the wind industry could save as much as $10 billion a year. One thing’s for sure: with 30,000 GE wind turbines deployed across the globe and capable of generating more than 57 GW of electricity, wind energy isn’t going anywhere.

Learn more about GE’s wind power software and Digital Wind Farms by contacting us today.

Read the full story at https://www.ge.com/reports/wind-blows-innovation-dropping-costs-drive-renewables-growth/

Courtesy GE Renewable Energy

ENERCON is developing two new types of converter for its 3 megawatt platform (EP3). E-126 EP3 and E-138 EP3 are designed for sites with moderate and low winds respectively, and are scheduled to go into production in late 2018 and late 2019. As well as promising much improved performance and efficiency, the two new converters will benefit from optimised processes for production, transport and logistics, and installation. ENERCON will be introducing the two converter types for the first time at the Brazil Windpower event in Rio de Janeiro (29 to 31 August).

The machines are ENERCON’s response to new challenges facing converter technology in the important 3 MW segment. “We are increasing overall performance significantly”, says Arno Hildebrand, Director of System Engineering at ENERCON’s research and development arm, WRD. The greater efficiency will come mainly from an increase in swept area and in nominal power. The E-126 EP3 will have a rotor diameter of 127 metres and a nominal power of 3.5 MW, and is being designed for sites with moderate wind conditions in Class IIA (IEC). The E-138 EP3 will also have a nominal power of 3.5 MW, but with a rotor diameter of 138 metres it is intended for use at low-wind sites in Class IIIA (IEC).

“At sites with moderate wind speeds of 8.0 m/s at hub height, the yield of the new E-126 EP3 will therefore be more than 13 percent higher than that of our existing E-115 model”, says Hildebrand. Annual energy yields of more than 14.5 million kilowatt hours (kWh) are forecast for a typical Wind Class IIA site with speeds of 8.0 m/s at a hub height of 135 metres. As for the E-138 EP3 – a completely new type of converter, and the first low-wind turbine to feature in ENERCON’s EP3 portfolio – the developers calculate that, at a typical low-wind site with average speeds of 7.0 m/s at a hub height of 131 metres, annual energy yields in excess of 13.2 million kWh can be achieved.

Not only that, but the two converter types will be consistently streamlined for efficiency. Every single process – from production to transport and logistics, installation and commissioning – will be optimised. The E-126 EP3 and E-138 EP3 will be available with a choice of hybrid or tubular steel towers with hub heights of between 81 and 160 metres. Installation of the E-126 EP3 prototype is scheduled for as early as the third quarter of 2018; it will enter series production later that year. ENERCON plans to erect the E-138 EP3 prototype in the fourth quarter of 2018, then introduce a few pre-series machines in 2019 before full production begins towards the end of 2019.

Courtesy ENERCON

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The World Bank and the Technical University of Denmark today launched new Global Wind Atlas, a free web-based tool to help policymakers and investors identify promising areas for wind power generation, virtually anywhere in the world.

The Global Wind Atlas is expected to help governments save millions of dollars by avoiding the need for early-stage, national-level wind mapping. It will also provide commercial developers with an easily accessible platform to compare resource potential between areas in one region or across countries.