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Chevrolet Harnesses Sun to Power Volts and Dealerships

Summary: 
  •  Capacity to charge a dozen Volts daily; excess energy to supplement dealer’s use

  • Two dozen U.S. dealerships pledge to install solar-powered charging stations

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  •  Capacity to charge a dozen Volts daily; excess energy to supplement dealer’s use

  • Two dozen U.S. dealerships pledge to install solar-powered charging stations

Xcel Energy Awarded “Champion of Energy Efficiency in Industry” from ACEEE

Utility receives national award for outstanding industrial efficiency programs
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The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has named Xcel Energy one of four winners of the organization’s prestigious “Champion of Energy Efficiency in Industry” Award. The award, presented to outstanding leaders involved with advancing industrial energy efficiency, recognize leadership and accomplishment in the field. Winners were selected based on demonstrated excellence in leadership, program implementation, energy policy, and private sector initiatives. Xcel Energy was nominated for “creativity and persistence in delivering exemplary energy efficiency programs to industrial customers, and for providing leadership and support to the electric and natural gas utility industry in the design and implementation of industrial energy efficiency programs.”

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The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has named Xcel Energy one of four winners of the organization’s prestigious “Champion of Energy Efficiency in Industry” Award. The award, presented to outstanding leaders involved with advancing industrial energy efficiency, recognize leadership and accomplishment in the field. Winners were selected based on demonstrated excellence in leadership, program implementation, energy policy, and private sector initiatives. Xcel Energy was nominated for “creativity and persistence in delivering exemplary energy efficiency programs to industrial customers, and for providing leadership and support to the electric and natural gas utility industry in the design and implementation of industrial energy efficiency programs.”

GM Ventures Invests in Solar Power Developer Sunlogics

Summary: 
  • Investment strengthens GM’s Clean Energy Commitment

  • Global solar electric output equivalent to powering 10,000 homes annually

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  • Investment strengthens GM’s Clean Energy Commitment

  • Global solar electric output equivalent to powering 10,000 homes annually

OSU’s Purchase of Green Power Puts it at the Top of Nation’s Universities

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) CORVALLIS, Ore. – July 27, 2011 - Oregon State University has become the second-largest purchaser of green power of any university in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Top 20 College & University list of green power purchasers. 

How Can Making 3,000 Tons of Ice Every Night Actually End Up Saving Energy?

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Once again the United States is experiencing record hot temperatures this summer, which means that electric grids are working harder than ever to provide the energy needed to keep commercial buildings and their employees cool. And, as businesses try to keep costs down the increased use of air conditioners continues to be a drain on the bottom line.

Electrical Public Safety at American Electric Power - Copper Theft Kills

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Copper theft is a deadly problem because it can injure or kill those stealing it and endanger the public. Law enforcement, scrap dealers and local citizens can help to prevent copper theft by increasing their aware­ness and reporting theft. You can help save a life. Would you be able to identify stolen electrical copper cables? This factsheet explains the copper theft problem and identifies ways to prevent this alarming and deadly crime.

Electrical Public Safety at American Electric Power - Copper Theft

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Recognize and report metal theft. Stealing wire and equipment from electric utilities is dangerous, illegal and must be reported. Metal theft can cause power surges or outages and injury to an innocent person coming in contact with tampered equipment. Learn about the real life consequences of copper theft in this video.

 

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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Recognize and report metal theft. Stealing wire and equipment from electric utilities is dangerous, illegal and must be reported. Metal theft can cause power surges or outages and injury to an innocent person coming in contact with tampered equipment. Learn about the real life consequences of copper theft in this video.

 

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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Electrical Public Safety at American Electric Power - Planning is essential before digging in your yard

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Planning is essential for safe digging, especially because you must call AT LEAST 48 hours before you plan to dig. After calling 811, utilities have at least 48 hours to come out and mark their lines with a color-coded paint or flagging system.

  • Red indicates electric power lines, conduit and cables.

  • Yellow represents gas, oil, petroleum or gaseous materials.

  • Orange is used for communication, alarm or signal lines.

  • Blue is the color used to indicate potable water.

  • Purple is reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines.

  • Green is the color for sewers and drain lines.

  • Pink is used to indicate temporary survey markings.

  • White is used before the locating services to mark the proposed excavating site.

 

Learn more about the 811 process in this informational video.

 

ABOUT AEP - American Electric Power

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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Planning is essential for safe digging, especially because you must call AT LEAST 48 hours before you plan to dig. After calling 811, utilities have at least 48 hours to come out and mark their lines with a color-coded paint or flagging system.

  • Red indicates electric power lines, conduit and cables.

  • Yellow represents gas, oil, petroleum or gaseous materials.

  • Orange is used for communication, alarm or signal lines.

  • Blue is the color used to indicate potable water.

  • Purple is reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines.

  • Green is the color for sewers and drain lines.

  • Pink is used to indicate temporary survey markings.

  • White is used before the locating services to mark the proposed excavating site.

 

Learn more about the 811 process in this informational video.

 

ABOUT AEP - American Electric Power

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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Electrical Public Safety at American Electric Power - Underground Line Safety

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Know what’s below. Call 811 before you dig. Did you know that a simple job like planting a tree in your yard can jeopardize your safety? Many energized power and utility lines are buried just a few feet under the ground. Digging, trenching or excavating without knowing where utility lines are buried could be costly... and fatal. Before you dig, protect yourself and call 811 to have the area marked for utility lines.

Biofuels Slowly Take Flight with the Airline Industry

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Airlines won final approval from a U.S.-based technical-standards group to power their planes with a blend made from traditional kerosene and biofuels derived from inedible plants and organic waste.”

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