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Design saved nuclear station from earthquake, says Dominion

Officials said the North Anna Power Station successfully withstood an earthquake without any significant damage because its robust design included multiple, designed-in safety margins
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Weekly News Wrap-Up
  • Power markets cover more than 20 million in North America
  • ConEd named 'greenest' utility
  • IEC releases electric vehicle charging standards
  • Congress asked to extend renewable credits to geothermal power
  • Global smart grid HAN market will grow 18.2 percent annually Click to continue
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  • Our top five stories from elp.com
    Here are this week's most-read stories, chosen by our readers at elp.com.
  • The time for solar is now
  • Seizing microgrid opportunities
  • Top 12 questions about energy storage
  • Basin Electric named to top revenue-earning co-op list
  • California's electric policy is not a model for the U.S. Click to continue
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  • Eye on the Grid blog
  • Illinois' smart grid soap opera
  • Obama wants to build a better grid right now
  • Autovation shows innovation
  • Utilities contribute backbone and Benjamins to the economy
  • China out Wal-Marts the Waltons and Solyndra collapses Click to continue
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  • Solar outlook sunny despite Solyndra
    Solyndra's messy and expensive collapse a few weeks ago dominated the news. This week, it’s been replaced by a bevy of solar positives Click to continue
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    Features
    Model-based microgrids
    Realizing the maximum operational potential of an integrated system requires strong collaboration among multiple engineering disciplines Click to continue
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    Protocols driving smart grid interoperability
    Efforts are underway to create a smarter grid by adding intelligence to the electrical infrastructure Click to continue
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    Industry news
    Design saved nuclear station from earthquake, says Dominion
    Officials said the North Anna Power Station successfully withstood an earthquake without any significant damage because its robust design included multiple, designed-in safety margins Click to continue
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    KEMA opens Smart Grid Interop Lab
    The lab provides independent testing of specific designs within a specific environment, enabling flexibility and innovation within existing smart grid programs and configurations Click to continue
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    enXco 205 MW wind farm in Minnesota is fully operational
    The company has struck a 20-year power purchase agreement with Indianapolis Power & Light Co. for 200 MW of the plant's capacity Click to continue
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    GE backing ComEd grid modernization
    GE believes ComEd's efforts are vital to delivering efficient, reliable power to meet the area's growing energy needs Click to continue
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    Utility Products
    Utility body for trucks
    A.R.E. offers new SpaceKap Compak slip-in utility body for trucks Click to continue
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    Adapter kit available in white bronze plating
    RF Connectors introduces 7-16 DIN adapter kit, now available in white bronze plating Click to continue
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    Wired and wireless connectivity products
    L-com's high-flex USB 2.0 cables maintain connectivity through extreme bend cycle counts Click to continue
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    Electric lift trucks offer safety and value
    Nissan Forklift's QX series of electric lift trucks offers features to rival internal combustion forklifts Click to continue
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