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Finalist's for this year's Griddie have been revealed

The Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid has announced the finalists for its "Griddie®" Awards for Excellence in Communications. The Griddie winners will be chosen by attendees of the National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid to be held on May 19-21 in Washington, DC.

New orders for Highpower's batteries

Lithium and nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable battery company Highpower International, Inc., has announced that the company has received an initial testing order for its 10kWh lithium-based energy storage system (ESS). The news follows the recent roll out of its first series of commercial ready off-grid energy storage system products.

Eaton power managment solutions operate with VSPEX

Power management company Eaton has announced that its integrated power management solutions suite is now EMC® VSPEX® Lab Validated® to operate with VSPEX Proven Infrastructure Solutions, a reference architecture designed to simplify the deployment of private cloud and end-user computing solutions.

New GE Zenit transfer switches have been launched

GE's Critical Power business is introducing a new line of GE Zenith STS-3 Series three-phase static transfer switches and GE Zenith STS-1 Series single-phase static transfer switches for critical infrastructure applications. The new GE Zenith STS-3 static transfer switches provide power source redundancy in UPS system architectures.

Kohler has launched a new generator unit

Kohler Generators has introduced a new 60 kW light commercial unit, the Kohler 60RCL, which features a compact footprint and neighbourhood-friendly sound levels. Contributing to the quiet sound levels of the 60RCL is a patent-pending, three-fan, automotive-style cooling system.

Perkins celebrates 20 millionth engine

Diesel engine manufacturer Perkins has recently celebrated a major milestone with the production of its 20 millionth engine. More than 80 years after the brand was established, the 20 millionth Perkins engine, a 1206 two-stage turbo Tier 4 diesel engine, rolled off the production line at the company’s manufacturing facility in Peterborough, UK.

NZ success story now in the UK

Calibrate Energy, a company specialising in renewable heat pump technology that can be managed and maintained off site, has launched a UK operation. Founded by Shane and Susie McDonald and originally launched in New Zealand, the owners recently sold up their NZ operation to launch in the UK.

Himoinsa to power Mexican offshore oil platform build

Diesel generators from Spanish manufacturer Himoinsa are to power the construction of four new offshore oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

Plug Power, Hyundai to form fuel cell JV

New York-based fuel cell system manufacturer Plug Power and steelmaker Hyundai Hysco have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a fuel cell joint venture in Asia, the companies have announced.

Highpower rolls out off-grid energy storage system

Icon Energy Systems, a subsidiary of Chinese/US lithium and nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery firm Highpower, has announced the rollout of its first series of commercial-ready off-grid energy storage systems.