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GE Doing OK

Meaning, working in Oklahoma GE Renewable Energy announced via press release March 31 that it has been selected to provide onshore wind turbines for the 1485MW North Central Wind Energy Facilities in Oklahoma. Through this agreement, GE will deliver 492 x 2.X-127s and 39 x 2.X-116 turbines with varying nameplates and hub heights. The North […]

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Menlo Macro

Microsystems outfit receives big-time funding round Menlo Microsystems, Inc. (Menlo Micro) the company announced today the closing of its $44 million Series B funding round October 14, per a press release from the Irvine, Calif.-based company. Menlo considers itself the company “responsible for re-inventing the electronic switch with its Ideal Switch technology.” That innovation has, it claims, “created an […]

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They Came To Baghdad

GE Grid Solutions strikes major contract with Iraqi government Peak demands for electricity generally occur during the extreme seasons, a trend compounded by social distancing practices worldwide in the summer of 2020. General Electric knows this, and isn’t limiting its scope to its home turf. Two new agreements have been signed between GE Grid Solutions […]

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In the Navy!

GE delivers first electric combatant ship The first full-electric power and propulsion surface combatant, the USS Zumwalt, has been delivered to the US Navy, courtesy of General Electric. “The electric propulsion solution delivers efficiency, survivability, cost-of-ownership reductions, and system redundancy for enhanced vessel safety,” said GE’s Power Conversion division, who spearheaded the project and manufactured […]

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GE Rising

GE taps into its Wild West lineage, professing its utility during a time of chaos Prior to its apparent demise in recent years, General Electric was considered venerable by any metric. Perhaps the circus that is early 2020 is the historic company’s chance at redemption. Here’s an update on how GE is professing its utility—in […]

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Just Another Perplexing General Electric Update…

The company is too large, too vital, to be quashed. But is it a “lame-duck” operation? For all GE employees out there, I would fully understand (and support) a work approach that involved not reading the news. Yours truly—and the entirety of the communications world—have reported on the GE saga ad nauseum for the last […]

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ABB’s U.S. Electrification Business Under New Leadership

Maryrose Sylvester, a former GE executive and software specialist, takes over ABB’s U.S. business has a new chief. The Zurich-based industrial-tech conglomerate appointed Maryrose Sylvester, an industrial and software specialist and former General Electric executive, to the positions of United States country managing director and U.S. head of electrification business. Sylvester will replace company veteran […]

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Can CPP Rollback Bring Coal Back?

EPA officially nixes CPP…and other news in utilities, renewable energy The Environmental Protection Agency, a branch designed to protect the natural human and animal habitats of Earth, has completed one of the more controversial moves in its history. The EPA finalized the rollback of the Clean Power Plan on June 19th. In replacement, the agency […]

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Business Briefs Galore

Boeing/GE/Amazon deal, Schneider Electric, PG&E’s future, and more So a struggling industrial giant, a 747, and Jeff Bezos all walk in to a bar… I tend to agree with Al Root’s assessment of this mega-deal. It sounds like a cheesy joke, and it could only happen in Paris. General Electric, Boeing, and Amazon struck a […]

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GE/Wabtec Drama

GE sells BioPharma life sciences unit; merges transpo with Wabtec General Electric is showing resilience yet again. The iconic company made serious noise with the assets sale of BioPharma, its life sciences unit, to Danaher for $21.4 billion on Monday, and then inked a merger of its transportation sector with Wabtec on Tuesday. Equally moving […]

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