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KiWi Power is to provide full-service demand response programmes to UK government agencies through Government Procurement Service (GPS).

Exide Industries is extending its relationship with Japanese automotive battery maker Shin-Kobe Electric to improve the quality of the batteries it makes.

Scientists as Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a solid electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries that will provide greater energy density. The substance is made by manipulating lithium-thiophosphate so that it could conduct ions 1000 times faster than in its natural bulk form. The researchers used nanostructuring to alter the structure of the crystals that make up the material.

Spanish genset OEM Himoinsa has unveiled the HVW480, a genset specially designed for integration into mobile cranes.

An experimental wind farm project that has been on hold for more than a year is due to restart. Xcel Energy’s 1MW sodium-sulphur battery bank in Minnesota, US, was put out of action amid safety fears when a similar battery caught fire in Japan.

Aggreko provided 13MWs of power to the 2013 Super Bowl at the New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome. There is a lesson to be learned about the importance of backup provisions following the much talked about low-light of this year’s American football clash - the power cut in the second half.

Emerson Network Power has announced a feature to make industrial UPSs twice as secure. Data from the UPS is fed into the AMS Suite Intelligent Device Manager to provide continuous monitoring of critical systems. This will benefit oil and gas terminals, power generators and offshore facilities and other plants where predictive maintenance is required.

SPP Pumps has selected Finning to supply two custom Cat 3512C HD engines to drive firewater pumps for the UK North Sea’s ATP Cheviot oil and gas production platform – a semi-submersible drilling, production and storage facility due for completion in 2013.

German genset OEM Tognum is to showcase diesel gensets carrying the MTU Onsite Energy brand at the Bauma construction machinery exhibition in Munich from 15-21 April 2013.

UK Uninterruptible Power Supply specialist Source UPS has announced the appointment of David Gould to the role of Business Development Manager.

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