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• Hybrid power approaches are becoming increasingly important for the generation and storage of clean, renewable energy;
• The Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG and the Siemens Energy Management Division sign Letter of Intent for collaboration in appropriate hybrid power projects containing hydropower;
• Starting point of the collaboration will be the integration of hydropower into Siemens’ power simulation system.

During Europe’s largest hydropower industry event, the Division Hydro of Voith and the Siemens Energy Management Division announced their cooperation to drive forward hybrid power concepts including hydropower.

The motto of this year’s HYDRO 2018 conference and exhibition could not have been better: Progress through partnerships. The well-known hydropower event was the 25th in organizer Aqua Media’s series of events hosted in Europe, and once again was one of the most international gatherings of the year. Voith showcased and exhibited its latest technology, products, and services. Voith employees also enriched the conference program as keynote speakers. In total, visitors from around 80 countries participated, exchanging experience on current challenges and recent achievements.

One such achievement is the innovative collaboration of Voith and Siemens, which intend to broaden their relationship by defining potential forms of collaboration for appropriate hybrid power projects containing hydropower.

Hydropower plays a key role in sustainable and environmentally friendly power generation and is the leading renewable source of electricity generation globally. Worldwide it makes an indispensable contribution to a stable power supply and thus to economic and social development both in industrialized countries and in regions seeing strong growth.

As energy consumption is rapidly increasing, it is becoming harder to keep energy production and consumption in balance at all times. As multi-functional power plants, pumped storage facilities have a high potential to meet this challenge as their technology is based on the only long-term, technically proven, and cost-effective form of storing energy on a large scale. Combining wind mills and/or solar farms with a pumped storage plant ensures that the energy generated is immediately and reliably stored when it cannot be directly fed into the power grid. Such hybrid power approaches are becoming increasingly important given that the shift from centralized to decentralized power systems remains an ongoing mega trend globally.

Since the early days of hydropower exploitation, Voith has been a leading supplier of this technology and is constantly refining and improving it. With the combination of this extensive hydropower expertise and Siemens’ know-how related to various energy generation, storage, and distribution systems, both companies are committed to driving forward the idea and conceptualization of hybrid power approaches. Siemens is a minority shareholder in the Division Hydro of Voith (Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation GmbH & Co. KG), the long-standing joint venture between Siemens AG and Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG.

The starting point of the extended collaboration will be the integration of hydropower in one of Siemens’ power system simulation software tools. The Siemens software tool landscape provides power system planners and operators with solutions for simulating, analyzing, modeling, and creating digital twins of transmission, distribution and industrial power systems. In a first step, both companies will focus on an integrated approach to evaluate the technical feasibility of hybrid concepts containing hydropower, taking into account economic expectations. In this way they will support decision makers and ensure profitable business development based on technical as well as economical simulations and iterative optimizations using various power generation sources and energy storage options (such as hydropower, wind, solar, battery storage).

Markus Rieck, Chief Sales Officer (CSO) of the Division Hydro of Voith, said: “Accurate and efficient power system analysis that considers technical, regulatory and economic industry requirements as well as security of supply is essential for the utilities of the future and all independent power producers. We are looking forward to contributing our hydropower expertise.”

Dr. Gerrit Lange, Sales Director for Power OEMs and Renewables at the Siemens Energy Management Division, complements: “Adding specific forms of hydropower as a renewable source of energy and storage option to our simulation ecosystem will be very beneficial for our customers because we thereby reflect an even larger portfolio. This will be another step on our way to provide comprehensive solutions for the growing needs of hybrid power applications for distributed energy systems.”

About Siemens

Siemens AG Berlin and Munich (siemens.com) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. With its publicly listed subsidiary Siemens Healthineers AG, the company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2017, which ended on September 30, 2017, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.2 billion. At the end of September 2017, the company had around 377,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at siemens.com.

About the Voith Group

The Voith Group (voith.com) is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, the Voith Group sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.

The Division Hydro is part of the Voith Group and is a leading full-line supplier and trusted partner for equipping hydropower plants. Hydro develops customized, long-term solutions and services for large and small hydro plants all over the world. Its portfolio of products and services covers the entire life cycle and all major components for large and small hydro plants, from generators, turbines, pumps and automation systems, right through to spare parts, maintenance and training services, and digital solutions for intelligent hydropower.

Photo: Markus Rieck, CSO of the Division Hydro of Voith, and Dr. Gerrit Lange, Sales Director at Siemens Energy Management Division, confirm partnership in Gdansk, Poland.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- PNM Resources' (NYSE: PNM) New Mexico utility, PNM, received approval on Wednesday from the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) to purchase 100 megawatts of solar generation from NM Renewable Development, LLC (NMRD) in order to continue serving the Facebook data center in New Mexico with 100 percent renewable energy. This addition supports the goal to achieve a more sustainable energy portfolio at PNM.

"Opportunities for solar energy are abundant in New Mexico, and Facebook's growth allows us to demonstrate our commitment to making our state a sustainable energy leader," said Pat Vincent-Collawn, chairman, president and CEO of PNM Resources. "We are proud to support Facebook's presence in New Mexico."

NMRD, a joint venture between subsidiaries of PNM Resources and American Electric Power, will build two 50 megawatt solar photovoltaic generation facilities in New Mexico. The first facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2019, followed by the second facility in June 2020. Each facility is expected to result in approximately $70 million of investment in New Mexico and create approximately 200 construction jobs.

"With these two new projects, we have worked with PNM to bring 396 megawatts of new wind and solar projects that will contribute to a greener grid and help bring more renewable energy and investment to New Mexico," said Bobby Hollis, Head of Global Energy at Facebook. "We appreciate New Mexico's supportive environment that has enabled us to procure this amount of renewable energy so quickly."

Solar and wind projects constructed to serve Facebook are expected to total approximately $800 million of investment in New Mexico and create over 1,300 construction and permanent jobs, representing significant economic development in Valencia, Bernalillo, Quay, Torrance, Cibola and Sandoval counties.

The agreements are subject to approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM) is an energy holding company based in Albuquerque, N.M., with 2017 consolidated operating revenues of $1.4 billion. Through its regulated utilities, PNM and TNMP, PNM Resources has approximately 2,580 megawatts of generation capacity and provides electricity to more than 773,000 homes and businesses in New Mexico and Texas. For more information, visit the company's website at www.PNMResources.com.




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DUBLIN, Oct. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Desalination Technologies - Global Strategic Business Report" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Desalination Technologies in US$ Thousand by the following Technologies used in Desalination Plants:

  • Multi-Stage Flash
  • Multi-Effect Distillation
  • Reverse Osmosis
  • Others

The report profiles 48 companies including many key and niche players such as:

  • Abengoa SA (Spain)
  • ACCIONA SA (Spain)
  • Aqualyng AS (Norway)
  • Danfoss A/S (Denmark)
  • Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co Ltd (South Korea)
  • Dow Water & Process Solutions (US)
  • Evoqua Water Technologies LLC (US)
  • H2O Innovation (Canada)
  • Hyflux Limited (Singapore)
  • IDE Technologies Ltd. (Israel)
  • John Holland (Australia)
  • Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. (US)
  • Suez SA (France)
  • Degrmont (France)
  • Tianjin MOTIMO Membrane Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan)
  • Toyobo Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies SA (France)
  • Sidem (France)
  • Vontron Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Xylem, Inc. (US)

Key Topics Covered:

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study
Multi-Stage Flash
Multi-Effect Distillation (MED)/Multi-Effect Evaporation
Reverse Osmosis
Others Desalination Technologies
Vapor Compression Distillation (VCD)
Electro-Dialysis (ED)
Electro-Dialysis Reversal (EDR)
Electro-Deionization (EDI)

Water: The Essence of Life
World Water Resources: A Primer
Perspective Builder
Looming Global Water Crisis Unfolds an Opportunity for Desalination Technologies
Factors Influencing Water Crisis: A Recapitulation
Market Outlook
The Middle-East: The Largest Region for Desalination
Desalination by Reverse Osmosis: A Dominant Technology
The Business Case for Water Desalination
Brackish Groundwater Desalination Grows in Demand
Expensive Water Infrastructure Drives Interest in Desalination as an Attractive Alternative
Growing Interest in Hydroponic Agriculture to Drive Adoption of Desalination

Technology Improvements Focus on Sustainability and Energy Efficiency
Forward Osmosis Finds Increasing Interest
Researchers Develop Technology for Making RO Membranes with Controlled Thickness
Innovations in Brackish Water Desalination: Focus on Reducing Brine Production and Increasing Freshwater Recovery
MOFs Membranes: Potential to Transform Desalination Space
Researchers Develop Battery Electrode Deionization (BDI) Technique for Desalination
Researchers Develop Economical Saltwater Desalination Process
Environmental Concerns Drive Interest in Renewable Energy Based Desalination
Solar Desalination to Gain from Increasing Investments in Solar Energy
Developments in Renewable Energy Storage to Drive Wind Energy Based Desalination
Nuclear Desalination on Rise Despite Concerns over Safety of Nuclear Power
Continuous Technology Evolution to Drive Down Prices of Desalination Technologies
Co-Generation Strategies to Reduce Desalination Costs
Nanotechnology Enabled Innovations to Support Market Growth
Hybrid Desalination Plants - An Explored Area
Environmental Concerns Mar Growth Prospects for Desalination Technologies.
Threat to Aquatic Life
Increased Salinity Levels
Increased Water Temperature
Lowering of Oxygen Content in Water
Green House Emissions
Water Contamination
Heavy Metal Contamination
Other Challenges Impeding Growth
Capital Intensiveness
Price of Desalinated Water
Issues with Political Instability
Issues with Energy Footprint
Commoditization of Water
Issues with Estimation
Macro Growth Drivers
Economic Activity in Water Scarce Regions Drives Growth
Surging Population Spurs Interest in Water Desalination
Rapid Urbanization Aggravates Water Woes & Powers Demand for Desalination
Rising Affluence Primes Desalination Market for Growth
Rapid Growth in Power Generation Offers Ample Opportunity for Growth
Increasing Manufacturing Activity Spurs Interest in Desalination

Thermal Desalination
Multi-Stage Flash Distillation (MSF)
The Merits of MSF Distillation
Demerits of MSF Distillation
Multi-Effect Distillation (MED)/Multi-Effect Evaporation
Merits of MED (or) MEE Distillation
De-Merits of MED (or) MEE Distillation
Membrane Desalination Technology
Reverse Osmosis
Merits of Reverse Osmosis Desalination
Small Energy Foot-print
Relatively Low Costs of Specific Investment
Small Requirement of Raw Water
Universally Applicable
De-Merits of RO Desalination
Susceptible to Damages and Fouling
Very High Operational & Maintenance Costs
Issues with Difficult Raw Feed Water Sources
System Malfunctions Have Serious Repercussions
Issues with Qualified Technicians & Operators
Other Desalination Technologies
Vapor Compression Distillation (VCD)
Nuclear Desalination
Electro-Dialysis (ED)
Electro-Dialysis Reversal (EDR)
Electro-Deionization (EDI)


5.1 Focus on Select Players

5.2 Recent Industry Activity
LG Chem to supply Brackish Water (BW) RO Membranes to Major US Utilities
Al Asilah Desalination Company Wins Contract for Desalination Plant in Oman
Hyflux Bags Contract from by AVIC-INTL Project Engineering Company
Hyflux Wins Second Contract for Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalination in Iran
IDE Technologies Acquires full Ownership of Sorek Desalination Plant
Hyflux Ltd Withdraws from Desalination Project in Saudi Arabia
NEDO Signs MOU with the Saline Water Conversion Corporation
Fisia Italimpianti Wins Contract to Build Waste Water Treatment Plant in Istanbul
Masdar and Daewoo Enter into Partnership for Commercialization of Low-Energy Reverse Osmosis Seawater Desalination Plants
Fisia Italimpianti Sets up JV to Set up Water Desalination Plant in Oman
Akuo Energy and Mascara Renewable Water Team up to Develop Desalination Plants Powered with Renewable Energy
SUEZ and Solvay Bag Contract to Treat Brine from RO Desalination
GE Sells GE Water & Process Technologies to SUEZ
SUEZ Selects Dow Water & Process Solutions to Supply RO Elements to Desalinate Seawater at Barka Desalination Plant
Abengoa Wins New Contract to Build Desalination Plant in Morocco
Doosan Wins Contract to Build SWRO Desalination Plant in Saudi Arabia

5.3 Product Developments and Launches
IDE Technologies Launches MAXH2O Brine Desalter Technology
Evoqua Announces Large Scale Demonstration of DemonNexed Electrochemical Desalination Technology for Brackish Water



7.1 The United States
A. Market Analysis
Rise in Demand Brackish Water Desalination
B. Market Analytics

7.2 Canada
Market Analysis

7.3 Japan
Market Analysis

7.4 Europe
Market Analysis

7.5 Asia-Pacific
Market Analysis

7.6 Middle-East & Africa
A. Market Analysis
Desalination - A Mainstream Water Treatment Technology
Adoption of RO on Rise
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
B. Market Analytics

7.7 Latin America
Market Analysis


Total Companies Profiled: 48 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 52)

  • The United States (10)
  • Canada (2)
  • Japan (4)
  • Europe (20)
    • France (4)
    • Germany (2)
    • The United Kingdom (2)
    • Italy (2)
    • Spain (3)
    • Rest of Europe (7)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (10)
  • Middle East (5)
  • Africa (1)

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) will discuss its third-quarter 2018 financial results on a conference call, Tuesday, October 30, 2018  at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The call-in number is (877) 371-5747 passcode: SunPower, or the webcast can be accessed from SunPower's website at http://investors.sunpower.com/events.cfm.

The earnings press release and supplemental financial information will be available on SunPower's website at http://investors.sunpower.com/events.cfm at 1:05 p.m. Pacific Time on October 30, 2018.

About SunPower
As one of the world's most innovative and sustainable energy companies, SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) provides a diverse group of customers with complete solar solutions and services. Residential customers, businesses, governments, schools and utilities around the globe rely on SunPower's more than 30 years of proven experience. From the first flip of the switch, SunPower delivers maximum value and superb performance throughout the long life of every solar system. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, SunPower has dedicated, customer-focused employees in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. For more information about how SunPower is changing the way our world is powered, visit www.sunpower.com.

©2018 SunPower Corporation.  All Rights Reserved.  SUNPOWER and the SUNPOWER logo are registered trademarks of SunPower Corporation in the U.S. and other countries as well.

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ST. LOUIS, Oct. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of St. Louis and Ygrene, a national leader in energy efficiency and renewable financing, celebrated on October 5th five years since the launch of "Set the PACE St. Louis," (www.setthepacestlouis.com) a comprehensive, privately-funded energy financing program for both residential and commercial buildings. Known as PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy), the program has now become a national model, expanding to over 500 cities and counties across the U.S.

"Through Set the PACE St. Louis and our partnership with Ygrene, our city has shown that good public policy can create jobs, save residents money, and help leave a safer, cleaner planet to our children," said City of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson. "I'm proud to say that we've delivered more than $28 million in private financing for energy efficiency and renewable projects that have created more than 400 good-paying jobs without increases in public spending. That's the type of successful public-private partnership that is helping St. Louis lead the nation in innovative programs to the benefit our City."

The inaugural project, financed through Set the PACE on November 1, 2013, installed solar rooftop panels at Four Muddy Paws in historic Lafayette Square, location of the city's oldest public park. Since then, the program has funded more than 100 energy efficiency and renewable projects and abated more than 34,000 metric tons of carbon pollution. In addition, Set the PACE St. Louis has helped property owners lower their energy bills, representing $57 million in utility bill savings. Other notable projects include a two-and-half million-dollar comprehensive energy retrofit on the iconic Missouri Athletic Club, and a $10 million PACE project for the new, boutique 146-room Angad Arts Hotel in the Grand Arts Center District. The St. Louis Development Corporation, led by Otis Williams, has hosted the program's all-volunteer governing board since inception.  

In May 2017, Set the PACE St. Louis launched Ygrene's award-winning residential PACE program with Missouri as one of only three states in the U.S. currently operating residential PACE clean-energy programs. Homeowners throughout the City of St. Louis — in North and South City — have now taken advantage of this innovative financing tool.

"Set the PACE St. Louis has become a national model for PACE partnerships," said Ygrene Senior Vice-President Mike Lemyre. "Ygrene's focus on local government priorities has helped cities like St. Louis boost economic development without spending public dollars. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the City of St. Louis and expanding PACE's footprint across the country as a win-win for policymakers and property owners."

PACE continues to represent one of the best examples of a public – private partnership, designed to promote choice, allow homeowners to upgrade their home and generate local jobs. To date, Ygrene has provided over $1 billion of private capital to more than 500 local communities, creating thousands of jobs and investing millions into local economies across the U.S.

Ygrene's PACE programming is helping communities across the nation meet their energy efficiency and resiliency goals. The full list of jurisdictions where Ygrene's PACE system has been approved can be found here.

Click here to read: "Five Years Later, St. Louis is setting the pace for urban sustainability," by St. Louis Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed.

About Ygrene:

Ygrene Energy Fund is a national leader in residential and commercial energy efficiency and resiliency financing. Founded in 2010, Ygrene's award-winning, privately funded Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program is revolutionizing the home improvement industry, making it easier for property owners to invest in their futures and a healthier environment. Ygrene is delivering greater choice for home and business owners by providing accessible and affordable financing for energy efficiency, renewables, water conservation, storm protection and seismic upgrades. Recognized as one of the fastest growing asset classes in the country, PACE has proven to be a successful tool for supporting public policy initiatives, all without the use of public tax dollars or credits. To date, Ygrene has provided over $1 billion of private capital to more than 400 local communities, creating thousands of jobs and investing millions into local economies across the U.S. Learn more at ygrene.com.


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ENGIE has been announced as the preferred bidder for a major new £195 million (ca. €222 million) student accommodation scheme for Kingston University in London. As part of the contract, ENGIE will also be responsible for energy management and monitoring across the sites, bringing leading edge technology to deliver a sustainable student experience and also optimising levels of energy efficiency within the buildings.

The contract will see ENGIE provide an initial £55 million redesign and refurbishment of existing student accommodation, followed by a 50-year facilities management and lifecycle contract worth a further £140 million. ENGIE will also take an equity stake in the refurbishment project, alongside leading infrastructure investment firm, Equitix. ENGIE will carry out interim FM services during the refurbishment phase.

The progressive placemaking project will deliver 1,332 new energy efficient, state-of-the-art bedrooms, to the Kingston Hill and Seething Wells halls of residences at the university, while improving the overall student experience.

Following the initial refurbishment phase, ENGIE will be responsible for the FM and lifecycle management of the remodelled halls of residences, such as student desks and beds, through to infrastructure replacement, including re-wiring shower pods and lifts. Additionally, ENGIE will support the day-to-day lives of the students, from reception management to communal area cleaning, as well as enabling high speed Wi-Fi and IT services to ensure the best experience for occupants.

Judith Hartmann, ENGIE Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President in charge of the United Kingdom and North America Business Units, said: “We are delighted to have been selected as preferred bidder by Kingston University for this first-of-its-kind contract for ENGIE in the UK. This is further proof of the ability of our teams to combine their energy, services and regeneration expertise to propose integrated offers meeting the public sector needs. This project illustrates how ENGIE’s global approach meets its client’s needs in their entirety and complexity. This is enabled by a comprehensive offer and by an integration into local and global ecosystems. The project is aligned with our strategy to assist local authorities and other public sector customers, working alongside them to shape the future use of their estates and public spaces through planning, design and management, to improve the lives of those who use them”.

Refurbishment and building work are likely to commence in June 2019, with an anticipated completion date of August 2021.

In the UK and Ireland, ENGIE is focused on three key activities: production and supply of energy, facilities management and regeneration. Its 17,000 employees combine these capabilities for the benefit of individuals, businesses and communities.


We are a global energy and services group, focused on three core activities: low-carbon power generation, mainly based on natural gas and renewable energy, global networks and customer solutions. Driven by our ambition to contribute to a harmonious progress, we take up major global challenges such as the fight against global warming, access to energy to all, or mobility, and offer our residential customers, businesses and communities energy production solutions and services that reconcile individual and collective interests.
Our integrated - low-carbon, high-performing and sustainable - offers are based on digital technologies. Beyond energy, they facilitate the development of new uses and promote new ways of living and working. Our ambition is conveyed by each of our 150,000 employees in 70 countries. Together with our customers and partners, they form a community of imaginative builders who invent and build today solutions for tomorrow.
2017 turnover: 65 billion Euros. Listed in Paris and Brussels (ENGI), the Group is represented in the main financial (CAC 40, BEL 20, Euro STOXX 50, STOXX Europe 600, MSCI Europe, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, Euro STOXX Utilities, STOXX Europe 600 Utilities) and extra-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo Eiris - World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120, France 20, CAC 40 Governance). To learn more: www.engie.com

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Latest Recognition of the Company’s Environmental, Social and Governance Efforts

"Our inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index list for 11 straight years validates our efforts to provide a sustainable future for the customers and communities we serve"

(Oct. 18, 2018 – Newark, N.J.) Public Service Enterprise Group’s recent inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the 11th year in a row is the latest confirmation of the company’s commitment to sustainable and ethical practices. Customers, employees and investors are increasingly demanding that environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors guide how a company conducts business.

 The DJSI recognizes forward-thinking companies based on an appraisal of the company’s strategy, management and performance in dealing with opportunities and risks deriving from environmental, social and governance factors. The DJSI tracks the performance of the 600 largest U.S. and Canadian companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index and recognizes the top 20 percent that lead the field in terms of sustainability. PSEG was one of six U.S. utility companies selected for the list.

 “Our inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index list for 11 straight years validates our efforts to provide a sustainable future for the customers and communities we serve,” said Ralph Izzo, PSEG’s chairman, president and CEO. “Sustainability is at the center of PSEG’s vision and operations, driving innovation and investment as we move toward a clean energy future. This recognition reflects the dedication of PSEG’s 13,000 employees to continuously pursue more sustainable ways to provide clean, affordable and reliable energy.”

 The DJSI assessment is conducted each year by sustainability investment specialist RobecoSAM. It is based on a comprehensive review of environmental performance, innovation management, corporate governance, risk management, stakeholder engagement, and talent attraction and retention.

Additional Recognition

PSEG’s dedication to ESG practices has been acknowledged by a range of independent organizations:

In addition to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, PSEG was also named to the America’s Best Employers List by Forbes magazine for 2018. Forbes worked with research firm Statista to compile the definitive list of the best employers in America. Statista surveyed 30,000 American workers to gather opinions of their employers.

PSEG was included on FORTUNE’s 2017 List of Most Admired Companies, ranking 8th among electric and gas companies in the United States.

Public Service Electric & Gas Co. (PSE&G) also was named 2017 Investor Owned Utility of the Year by the Smart Electric Power Alliance for its efforts to add solar power to New Jersey’s energy mix. PSE&G was recognized for building solar farms on landfills and brownfields through its Solar 4 All program.

Moving Forward to a Sustainable Energy Future

As an example of the company’s commitment to providing sustainable energy, PSE&G recently proposed a Clean Energy Future program. The proposal includes energy efficiency, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, battery storage and smart meter initiatives. If approved as proposed, the programs are expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 40 million tons over the lifetime of the programs, equivalent to removing about 380,000 cars annually by 2025, growing to about 800,000 cars annually by 2035. The centerpiece of the proposal is a suite of energy efficiency programs, which would save enough electricity to power 5.5 million homes annually and save enough natural gas to supply 675,000 homes per year.

To better serve its customers and investors, PSEG will be incorporating the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) Version 1 environmental, social, governance and sustainability-related (ESG/sustainability) reporting template into its annual ESG reporting. This is part of an ongoing EEI-led initiative to help provide the financial community with more uniform and consistent ESG/sustainability data and information. EEI launched a pilot ESG/sustainability reporting template in December 2017.

PSEG’s 2017 data can be found here:  https://investor.pseg.com/pseg-esg-disclosures


Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE: PEG) is a publicly traded diversified energy company with annual revenues of $9.1 billion and approximately 13,000 employees. Headquartered in Newark, N.J., PSEG's principal operating subsidiaries are: Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), PSEG Power and PSEG Long Island. PSEG is a Fortune 500 company included in the S&P 500 Index and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for 11 consecutive years. (www.pseg.com).

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The statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such statements are based on management’s beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to management. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in any forward-looking statements made by us herein are discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and available on its website: https://investor.pseg.com.  All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and we cannot assure you that the results or developments anticipated by management will be realized or even if realized, will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, us or our business, prospects, financial condition, results of operations or cash flows. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements in making any investment decision. Forward-looking statements made in this press release apply only as of the date hereof. While we may elect to update forward-looking statements from time to time, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, even in light of new information or future events, unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws.


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Supports New Brunswick Power's provincial energy strategy

CALGARY, Oct. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - The 17.25MW expansion of the TransAlta Renewables Inc. ("TransAlta Renewables" or the "Company") (TSX: RNW) wind facility at Kent Hills, in New Brunswick is now fully operational, bringing total generating capacity to 167 MW.

Under the 17-year power purchase agreement, New Brunswick Power receives both energy to the province's electricity grid and renewable energy credits. 

"Our partnership with New Brunswick Power reflects our commitment to customize every project to meet the unique needs of our customers," said TransAlta Renewables President John Kousinioris. "We value the close collaboration with our customer and with our stakeholders, which was the cornerstone of our first Kent Hills wind project in 2008 and remains with this expansion to the original wind facility."

"The additional renewable capacity of Kent Hills 3 achieves the production targets and is great news for the environment. It will also give NB Power the potential to facilitate other business development opportunities in the green energy export sector," said Gaëtan Thomas, CEO, New Brunswick Power.

TransAlta Renewables' engagement with project stakeholders and indigenous communities is a great example of working together to bring important new infrastructure to a modern grid.

As part of the development and regulatory approval process, TransAlta Renewables worked with the government, neighbouring Indigenous communities, Mi'gmawe'l Tplu'taqnn Inc. and Fort Folly First Nation, and local stakeholder groups such as the Snowmobilers Association.

The Kent Hills 3 expansion is located on approximately 20 acres of Crown Land and consists of five Vestas V126 turbines. Kent Hills is located about 55km southwest of Moncton, in the southeastern section of Elgin Parish in Albert County, N.B. Natural Forces Technologies Inc., a wind-energy developer based in Atlantic Canada, co-developed and co-owns the wind farm with TransAlta Renewables.

Construction began in April 2018, achieving completion in under six months.

About TransAlta Renewables Inc.

TransAlta Renewables is among the largest of any publicly traded renewable independent power producers ("IPP") in Canada. Our asset platform and economic interests are diversified in terms of geography, generation and counterparties and consist of interests in 21 wind facilities, 13 hydroelectric facilities, seven natural gas generation facilities, one solar facility and one natural gas pipeline, representing an ownership interest of 2,421 MW of owned generating capacity, located in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, the States of Wyoming, Massachusetts, Minnesota and the State of Western Australia. Our objectives are to (i) provide stable, consistent returns for investors through the ownership of, and investment in, highly contracted renewable and natural gas power generation and other infrastructure assets that provide stable cash flow primarily through long-term contracts with strong counterparties; (ii) pursue and capitalize on strategic growth opportunities in the renewable and natural gas power generation and other infrastructure sectors; (iii) maintain diversity in terms of geography, generation and counterparties; and (iv) pay out 80 to 85 per cent of cash available for distribution to the shareholders of the Company on an annual basis.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements about TransAlta Renewables' objectives, plans, goals, intentions, strategies, prospects and opportunities. Forward-looking statements in this news release include statements relating to the Company's ability to achieve the production targets for Kent Hills.  These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual plans, actions and results to differ materially from current expectations including, but not limited to, changes in tax, regulatory, environmental, and other laws and regulations; operational breakdowns, failures, or other disruption; changes in economic and market conditions, and other risks and uncertainties discussed in the Company's materials filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities from time to time.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect TransAlta Renewables' expectations only as of the date of this news release. TransAlta Renewables disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- KEY FINDINGS
The global flexible electronics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.44% during the forecast period of 2018-2026. The flexible electronics market has been segmented into four major regions, namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The flexible electronics market is spearheaded by firms such as Samsung, LG, E Ink, First Solar and many more.

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Flexible electronics is a technology for assembling electronic circuits by mounting electronic devices on flexible plastic substrates.Flexible circuits are also called as flexible printed circuit boards.

The consumer goods industry has notably developed and is now preparing for the next level with the presence of flexible electronics.The major buying factors for flexible electronics are low power consumption, cost, reliability and ease of use.

Low consumption of power is also one of the major buying factors. The processes and materials for manufacturing flexible electronics differ from traditional electronics, but the aim is to make them cost lower than conventional electronics.

The continuous advancements in the field of science are creating newer growth plans for the flexible electronics market in the Asia Pacific region.The region is expected to have the highest annual growth rate during the forecasted period.

The region is followed by North America and Europe.India is projected to be the fastest growing country in the global flexible electronics market.

The growth of the Indian flexible electronics market is backed by the increasing demand for consumer electronics and the digital revolution that the country is going through.

Leading companies associated with the global flexible electronics market are 3M, Apple Inc., Au Optronics Corporation, Brightvolt, Cymbet Corporation Inc., E Ink Holdings, First Solar Inc., Front Edge Technology, Ge Measurement & Control Solutions, Itn Energy Systems Inc, Lg Electronics, Panasonic, Pragmatic Printing Limited, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Solar Frontier K.K. and Thin Film Electronics Asa.

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1. 3M

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CHANGZHOU, Chine, 18 octobre 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited a récemment annoncé que l'entreprise a livré 123 MW de modules photovoltaïques pour un projet de centrale photovoltaïque développé par DTEK, la plus grande société énergétique privée en Ukraine. Une fois terminé, le projet deviendra la plus grande installation d'énergie photovoltaïque à l'échelle locale et la plus grande centrale photovoltaïque en Europe.

Situé à proximité de Nikopol, dans l'oblast de Dnipropetrovsk dans le centre de l'Ukraine, le projet a une capacité prévue de 246 MW et sera capable de produire 280 millions de kWh d'énergie solaire par an et se classera parmi les trois premiers fournisseurs de ce type en Europe. La centrale, pour laquelle China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) sert d'entrepreneur, devrait être terminée début 2019 et être connectée au réseau en mars. À partir de ce moment, la centrale sera en mesure de garantir une alimentation en électricité pour 100 000 foyers en Ukraine et de réduire les émissions de dioxyde de carbone de plus de 300 000 tonnes par an.

Actuellement, l'approvisionnement énergétique de l'Ukraine repose principalement sur les combustibles fossiles et l'énergie nucléaire, l'énergie renouvelable représentant une très faible proportion du total. Afin de diversifier ses sources d'énergie, le gouvernement ukrainien a amorcé une stratégie de développement national de l'énergie, qui vise à accroître la capacité installée totale des énergies renouvelables à 5 GW d'ici 2020.

Yin Rongfang, vice-président directeur de Trina Solar, a déclaré : « Tandis que la technologie continue de progresser, le photovoltaïque solaire comme source d'énergie atteindra progressivement la parité sur le réseau. Dans le même temps, la demande dans les marchés émergents est en hausse. Cette année, Trina Solar a, à plusieurs reprises, rapporté de bonnes nouvelles en provenance des marchés émergents, dont l'Ukraine et le Vietnam, et nous sommes très heureux d'avoir été reconnus par les clients locaux et qu'ils nous aient fait confiance. En tant que société photovoltaïque internationale qui a maintenu un développement stable à long terme, Trina Solar continuera de promouvoir l'application et l'adoption de l'énergie propre dans le monde entier. »

En tant que fournisseur mondial de premier plan de solutions d'énergie solaire intégrées, Trina Solar a construit une solide équipe de ventes et d'exploitation pour l'international avec des produits vendus à plus de 100 pays. En 2017, les livraisons de modules de Trina Solar dans le monde entier ont dépassé les 9 GW et plus de 60 pour cent de ces modules ont été livrés sur des marchés à l'international.

À propos de Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar est un fournisseur international de premier plan de solutions complètes pour l'énergie solaire. Fondée en 1997, Trina Solar développe des solutions photovoltaïques intelligentes brevetées pour les grandes centrales électriques, ainsi que des solutions commerciales et résidentielles, des systèmes de stockage d'énergie et des modules photovoltaïques. En tant que premier fournisseur au monde de solutions intégrées d'énergie solaire, Trina Solar a pris l'initiative en évoluant vers une marque du monde de l'énergie de l'IdO (Internet des objets) et s'engage à devenir un leader mondial dans ce nouveau secteur émergent. Pour plus d'informations, rendez-vous sur www.trinasolar.com.

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Highlights at the household electrical appliances exhibition zone included the launch of Gree's energy-saving GMV ECO VRF Unit, Haier's latest washing machines with direct-drive technology, and floating window-like all-screen TVs from TCL.

As market demand for intelligent technology is growing, companies at the Canton Fair also see opportunities for the LED market as part of the smart home industry.

Bin Wei, Deputy General Manager of Foshan Electrical and Lighting Co., Ltd, a professional lighting manufacturer that exports 40% of its products to 110 countries and regions, noted that his company has explored Asian, East European and South American markets through the Canton Fair.

New Energy Takes Centre Stage

This year's new energy exhibition area introduced advanced solutions in the solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, and wind-energy industries to global buyers.

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Ltd, a photovoltaic components and systems manufacturer, brought their latest double-sided solar module. The new design utilises an innovative new back-panel to make use of reflected and scattered light from the module's surroundings, increasing the power yield by up to 30%.

Comprehensive Supply Chain Offered for Machinery

In addition to product demonstrations, Canton Fair is also helping companies establish a global supply chain and achieve international operations goals. The agricultural machinery manufacturing section has received increased investment in research and development to create a complete industrial chain.

Xiong Jun, Deputy General Manager of Changzhou Machinery & Equipment Import & Export Co., Ltd, a company that targets emerging markets, noted, "China has agricultural machinery products covering a wide range of categories meeting diverse consumer needs" and that the Canton Fair has been a unique platform to boost their cooperation with buyers from various countries.

"The Canton Fair has always been a key platform to promote international trade from China," said Maggie Pu, Deputy Director General of the Foreign Affairs Office at Canton Fair. "In recent years, the export turnover at the Canton Fair has reached approximately US$30 billion. There has never been a better time for exhibitors and buyers to work together and trade more."


About Canton Fair

The China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, is held biannually in Guangzhou every spring and fall. Established in 1957, the fair is now a comprehensive exhibition with the longest history, highest level, largest scale and largest number of products as well as the broadest distribution of buyer origins and the highest business turnover in China.

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) will discuss its third-quarter 2018 financial results on a conference call, Tuesday, October 30, 2018  at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The call-in number is (877) 371-5747 passcode: SunPower, or the webcast can be accessed from SunPower's website at http://investors.sunpower.com/events.cfm.

The earnings press release and supplemental financial information will be available on SunPower's website at http://investors.sunpower.com/events.cfm at 1:05 p.m. Pacific Time on October 30, 2018.

About SunPower
As one of the world's most innovative and sustainable energy companies, SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) provides a diverse group of customers with complete solar solutions and services. Residential customers, businesses, governments, schools and utilities around the globe rely on SunPower's more than 30 years of proven experience. From the first flip of the switch, SunPower delivers maximum value and superb performance throughout the long life of every solar system. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, SunPower has dedicated, customer-focused employees in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. For more information about how SunPower is changing the way our world is powered, visit www.sunpower.com.

©2018 SunPower Corporation.  All Rights Reserved.  SUNPOWER and the SUNPOWER logo are registered trademarks of SunPower Corporation in the U.S. and other countries as well.

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This customary Japanese finish, which combines hexagonal shapes into groups of three, dates back to ancient times and was often seen on the armor of Bishamonten – a group of warriors that symbolized ultimate strength in battle.

Including premium features such as a diamond-like carbon coating to increase abrasion resistance, as well as titanium that's undergone a deep layer hardening process to render it up to five times tougher than normal, the MRG-G2000R combines Japanese aesthetics with modern technology for a luxurious, tough watch.

Other top-of-the-line finishes include a scratch-resistant sapphire inner crystal coating, G-SHOCK's legendary Multi-Band 6 technology and tough solar technology, as well as Bluetooth connectivity through the G-SHOCK Connected app.

In another first for the brand, the Dura Soft Fluoro-Rubber Band and titanium case are connected via "L/R-Δ Loc" (pronounced "L-R Delta Lock"), which Casio co-developed in partnership with NejiLaw – a company known for "screws that never come loose." Based on an L/R bolt* with two nuts that lock together and spin in opposite directions, L/R-Δ Loc was created specifically for watches as a revolutionary mechanism that prevents screws from coming loose due to vibration and other forces.
*L/R is a registered trademark of NejiLaw Inc.

Each timepiece also comes equipped with standard G-SHOCK technology of:

  • 200M water resistance and shock resistance
  • Solar powered
  • Automatic Date Update
  • Airplane Mode
  • World Time (39 cities + UTC)
  • Super Illuminator LED light
  • Daily alarms
  • Full auto calendar
  • Stopwatch and countdown timer
  • Day/date display
  • 49.8mm case

The MRGG2000R-1A will retail for $2,800 and will be available for purchase starting this November at selected G-SHOCK retailers including Macy's, G-SHOCK Soho Store, and gshock.com.

CASIO's shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch is synonymous with toughness, born from the developer Mr. Ibe's dream of 'creating a watch that never breaks'. Over 200 handmade samples were created and tested to destruction until finally in 1983 the first, now iconic G-SHOCK hit the streets of Japan and began to establish itself as 'the toughest watch of all time'. Each watch encompasses the 7 elements; electric shock resistance, gravity resistance, low temperature resistance, vibration resistance, water resistance, shock resistance and toughness. The watch is packed with Casio innovations and technologies to prevent it from suffering direct shock; this includes internal components protected with urethane and suspended timekeeping modules inside the watch structure. Since its launch, G-SHOCK has continued to evolve, continuing to support on Mr. Ibe's mantra "never, never give up." www.gshock.com 

About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casio.com.

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