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RD&D Cooperative Agreement for American Centrifuge Program Extended

USEC, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have agreed to extend the research, development and demonstration (RD&D) program for the American Centrifuge uranium enrichment technology through April 30 at no additional cost to the U.S. government as discussions continue between USEC and the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Federal funding for the highly successful centrifuge RD&D program was scheduled to expire Apr...

Power Generation - General News - Apr 15, 2014


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California Energy Storage Installations to Use Ideal Power Products

Ideal Power, a developer of a disruptive power conversion technology, received initial purchase orders for 20 units of its 30kW battery converter from two Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) integration customers to be installed in commercial storage systems in California. The identities of the system integrators and project details are protected by customer non-disclosure agreements, but Ideal Power expects to make joint announcements on spe...

Power Generation - Power Generation, Smart Grids - Apr 14, 2014


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GE Power Conversion Helps Propel US Navy with First All-Electric Warship

The USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), 610 feet long and with a displacement of 15,656 long tons, is the largest stealth destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy and is the first of its kind in recent history to use an electric propulsion system with induction based motors, rather than propelling the ship directly with gas turbines. The ship marks a new era for naval vessel design. GE’s Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) has provided the integrated...

Smart Grids - Power Generation - Apr 14, 2014