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Electrical Public Safety at American Electric Power: Anatomy of a Transmission System

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Chapter Two of AEP's An Anatomy of an Electric System  explains the role of tranmission lines and details basic safety precautions around transmission lines and substations.

Click here to view Chapter Three: Anatomy of a Distribution System

 
AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S.  AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined.
 
AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas).
 
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Chapter Two of AEP's An Anatomy of an Electric System  explains the role of tranmission lines and details basic safety precautions around transmission lines and substations.

Click here to view Chapter Three: Anatomy of a Distribution System

 
AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S.  AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined.
 
AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas).
 
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GE, NRG & ConocoPhillips Invest in Wastewater Bioreactor

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A new technology for the treatment of wastewater has been developed by General Electric, NRG Energy, and ConocoPhillips. The companies are supporting Israel-based Emefcy, developer of the Megawatter System, which uses bacteria to turn a regular wastewater treatment plant into an electricity-producing bioreactor that produces both clean water and electricity.

 

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A new technology for the treatment of wastewater has been developed by General Electric, NRG Energy, and ConocoPhillips. The companies are supporting Israel-based Emefcy, developer of the Megawatter System, which uses bacteria to turn a regular wastewater treatment plant into an electricity-producing bioreactor that produces both clean water and electricity.

 

Guest Post: Shifting Language

Not all sustainability terms are understood equally
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An interesting shift happened in 2010: consumer awareness of the term “carbon footprint” surpassed that of “renewable power” (according to Natural Marketing Institute (NMI)’s 2010 LOHAS Consumer Trends Database, and based on a nationally representative survey of 4,000 U.S. general population adults). We think this is significant because renewable power has been talked about for decades. Perhaps this is just the reason that consumers have latched onto the new kid in town.

Electrical Public Safety at American Electric Power: Electricity 101

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Taking chances with electricity can cause injury or even death. Want to learn more about electricity and how to avoid potential electrical hazards? The Anatomy of an Electric System is a series of five videos that explain in easy-to-understand terms how electricity works and important safety measures that you need to understand to protect yourself and your family.  Chapter One, Electricity 101, explains how electricity works and what happens when you come into contact with electricity.

Click here to view Chapter Two: Anatomy of a Transmission System

 
AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S.  AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined.
 
AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). 
 
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Taking chances with electricity can cause injury or even death. Want to learn more about electricity and how to avoid potential electrical hazards? The Anatomy of an Electric System is a series of five videos that explain in easy-to-understand terms how electricity works and important safety measures that you need to understand to protect yourself and your family.  Chapter One, Electricity 101, explains how electricity works and what happens when you come into contact with electricity.

Click here to view Chapter Two: Anatomy of a Transmission System

 
AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S.  AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined.
 
AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). 
 
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Solar Power Goes Mainstream with Help from Solar Brokers

Solar brokers expand the solar market by making solar sales easier and cheaper
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The growth of the US solar power industry has been extraordinary by any standard in recent years. The solar industry grew 67% in 2010 despite sluggish economic conditions overall, performance that few other industries can match. The solar market is growing rapidly in states like New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland and Pennsylvania as high energy prices, solar incentives, and falling solar panel prices boost the solar market. The growth of the solar market means that it is not just for treehuggers.

GE Announces Winners of Ecomagination Challenge, Invests in 10 Home Energy Start-Ups

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GE announced $63 million of investments in 10 home energy companies as part of its ecomagination Challenge. The initiative, announced last July, is a $200 million commitment to invest and develop partnerships with promising clean technology start-ups. 

The $63 million in investments and commercial partnerships in phase two include ten new concepts from consumer clean tech sectors including solar, communications and software and building efficiency. This phase of the GE challenge, “Powering Your Home,” was launched in January as part of the company’s efforts to improve household energy efficiency through new technologies.  
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GE announced $63 million of investments in 10 home energy companies as part of its ecomagination Challenge. The initiative, announced last July, is a $200 million commitment to invest and develop partnerships with promising clean technology start-ups. 

The $63 million in investments and commercial partnerships in phase two include ten new concepts from consumer clean tech sectors including solar, communications and software and building efficiency. This phase of the GE challenge, “Powering Your Home,” was launched in January as part of the company’s efforts to improve household energy efficiency through new technologies.  

Portland Trail Blazers Join BICEP Business Coalition Advocating for Strong Clean Energy, Climate Policies

BICEP’s First Sports Franchise, a Low-Carbon and Clean Energy Innovator, Highlights the Business Case for Strong Policy Among Major Sports Teams
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Portland, OR - June 29 - The Portland Trail Blazers today became the first professional sports franchise to stand up publicly for comprehensive energy and climate policies in the U.S. by joining BICEP - Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy - a coalition of consumer brands organized by Boston-based Ceres.

Honey, We Shrunk the Electric Bill: REI and the Path to Sustainability

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“When it comes to the environment, can business be part of the solution? Conventional wisdom says that growing a business means increasing environmental and social impacts. More sales must mean more trash to the landfill and burning more coal to make the electricity that keeps our lights on… right? 

GE Secures $130 Million Wind Deal in Western Australia

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A $130 million contract has been awarded to GE Energy and Leighton Contractors to supply and install 22 GE 2.5-100 wind turbines for the Mumbida Wind Farm in Australia.

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A $130 million contract has been awarded to GE Energy and Leighton Contractors to supply and install 22 GE 2.5-100 wind turbines for the Mumbida Wind Farm in Australia.

Xcel Energy announces 2011 Efficiency Partner Awards

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Xcel Energy recognizes customers every year for outstanding efficiency achievements. This is a top line summary of the companies who have saved the most energy and money through Xcel Energy efficiency programs.

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Xcel Energy recognizes customers every year for outstanding efficiency achievements. This is a top line summary of the companies who have saved the most energy and money through Xcel Energy efficiency programs.

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