The rural distribution cooperative operates nearly 5,300 miles of transmission and distribution lines. Adams-Columbia Electric was formed through the merger of Adams-Marquette Electric Cooperative and Columbus Rural Electric Cooperative in 1987. The utility expanded further through its 1992 acquisition of Waushara Electric Cooperative. The cooperative covers a 2,500 sq. ml. geographic service area.With a name that harkens back to Christopher Columbus and the Founding Fathers, Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative provides power to more than 36,000 member-owners in 12 counties in central Wisconsin.
Empire District Electric (EDE) has the sovereign authority to light up its territory. The utility transmits and distributes electricity to a population base of more than 450,000 (or about 215,000 direct customers) in southwestern Missouri and adjacent areas of Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma. It also supplies water to three Missouri towns and natural gas throughout most of the state. EDE's interests in fossil-fueled and hydroelectric power plants give it a generating capacity of 1,257 MW; it also buys and sells power on the wholesale market. In addition, the company is pursuing nonregulated opportunities such as leasing capacity on its fiber-optic network.
Pall Aeropower, a subsidiary of filtration products maker Pall, manufactures filtration equipment for use in the aerospace and defense industries, as well as for general industrial applications. The company's products are used in aircraft cabin air filtration, fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, marine vessels, military land vehicles, and space vehicles. Its Portable Fluid Purifier automatically removes water, gases, solvents and particulate matter from coolants, hydraulic and lubrication fluids, and other liquids. The unit sells directly to customers in most of its markets, though Danish company Satair distributes to commercial airlines. Pall Aeropower is part of its parent's industrial business segment.
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative's mission is similar to the late Lady Bird Johnson's quest to spread wildflower seeds along Texas' highways -- the cooperative spreads currents of electricity among rural central Texas dwellers. One of the largest power distribution cooperatives in the state, Bluebonnet Electric serves almost 80,000 customers in 14 counties. The member-owned company, which was formed in 1939, operates approximately 11,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines, and 19 substations. It purchases its wholesale power supply at 21 Lower Colorado River Authority-owned substations.
Black Hills Power has been delivering energy for over 125 years. It was formed through the consolidation of several smaller electric suppliers in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. Black Hills Power is an investor-owned utility and is part of the Black Hills Corporation family. The utility serves 63,500 customers in 20 communities located in Western South Dakota, Northern Wyoming, and Southeastern Montana.Our customers use 1,501,805,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity at an average price of $0.0714 per kWh. Cost containment efforts and customer load growth have provided our customers with stable residential electricity costs and our commercial electricity costs that are declining in real terms, and have remained stable for the last 11 years.
Beacon Power Corporation designs, develops, and commercializes advanced products and services to support stable and reliable electricity grid operation in North America. The company primarily focuses on commercializing its patented flywheel energy storage technology for storing and transmitting kinetic energy. It provides Smart Energy Matrix, a non-polluting, megawatt-level, and utility-grade flywheel-based energy storage system that provides sustainable frequency regulation services. The companys energy storage and power conversion solutions provide electric power for the utility, renewable energy, and distributed generation markets. Beacon Power Corporation was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts.
Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an electric utility company. The company engages in the purchase, production, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity. It sells electricity to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. As of December 31, 2009, the company served approximately 159,000 retail customers in Vermont. Its wholly owned plants included 20 hydroelectric generating facilities with an aggregate nameplate capacity of 45.3 megawatts; and 2 oil-fired gas turbines with a combined nameplate capacity of 26.5 megawatts. The company also owns, buys, sells, and leases real and personal property and interests therein related to the utility business; and sells and rents electric water heaters in Vermont and New Hampshire. In addition, it has joint ownership interests in electric generating and transmission facilities. The company was founded in 1929 and is based in Rutland, Vermont.
Seeking fame and fortune in and outside Finland, energy powerhouse Fortum generates electric power across the region. In the Baltic Rim its power plants create electricity (more than 10,980 MW of generation capacity), and heat. Fortum distributes electricity to 1.6 million customers (primarily in Estonia, Finland, Norway, and Sweden). The company also has significant operations in a growth area, Russia, including 2,785 MW of power generation capacity. (Russia accounted for about 9% of Fortum's total revenues in 2009). Fortum has divested its oil and engineering assets in order to focus on its core power and heating businesses.
Environmental, Safety & Health, Inc. (ES&H) will follow through. Serving US companies and government agencies, ES&H provides training and services for safety, health, environmental, and regulatory concerns. The company also offers general contractor services for construction, demolition, and remediation projects. Clients include corporations like Schering-Plough and Alcoa, as well as districts or regional divisions of government agencies like the FAA and US Army Corps of Engineers. Founded in 1997, ES&H is based in Tennessee and operates offices in Delaware and Louisiana.
North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (NCEMC) generates and transmits electricity to the state's 26 electric cooperatives in 93 of North Carolina's 100 counties. The co-op owns more than 600 MW of generating capacity through four primarily natural gas peak load generators, plus a 62% stake in Catawba Nuclear Station Unit 1, and a 31% stake in the common facilities of the Catawba Nuclear Station in South Carolina. It also buys power from Progress Energy, American Electric Power, and other for-profit utilities. NCEMC's member cooperatives serve more than 950,000 businesses and homes in North Carolina. The wholesale co-op also operates an energy operations center.
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