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Schneider Electric, Black & Veatch chosen for military advanced microgrid project
Council Lead Partner Schneider Electric and Associate Partner Black & Veatch have been chosen to develop one of the U.S. military's largest advanced microgrid projects at San Diego's Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. The microgrid will operate in conjunction with existing solar PV and landfill methane gas distributed energy sources already on the base. The two companies will add diesel and natural gas generators to those energy sources. The project is intended to not only demonstrate energy security for the base, but also how an advanced microgrid can augment the central grid.
Enevo recognized for its sustainable waste management technology
Council Associate Partner Enevo has been named a "Cool Vendor" based on a report from Gartner Inc. on "...new and innovative vendors, products and services in the Sustainability marketplace." Charbel Aoun, chief sales and strategy officer for Enevo, commented "By bringing intelligent sensors, dynamic predictive analysis and smart planning to waste collection we are enabling a new value chain that creates the opportunity for significant savings for customers."
Saudi Telecom's lead role in the country's digital services push
As the largest telecom company in the Gulf region, Council Associate Partner Saudi Telecom is an important part of Saudi Arabia's drive for telecommunications connectivity and a broader array of ICT services for its citizens. The company is providing services in remote areas of the country where many smaller businesses are still without basic telephone and Internet services.
Enel begins work on Latin America's largest solar plant
Council Associate Partner Enel subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações has begun work on a 292 MW solar plant in northeast Brazil. The plant will provide enough power for about 300,000 Brazilian homes and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 350,000 tons. The $300 million Nova Olinda project will be the largest solar power plant in the country.
Major additions to Oracle's SPARC platform
Council Lead Partner Oracle has announced major new additions to its SPARC platform that bring advanced security, efficiency and simplicity to the cloud. Built on the new SPARC S7 microprocessor, the latest additions to the SPARC platform include new cloud services, engineered systems and servers. Oracle says the new features will help businesses innovate and drive business growth while reducing costs.