Power Engineering and Renewable Energy World name Projects of the Year Awards
TULSA, Okla. and NASHUA, N.H., Sept. 12, 2013
TULSA, Okla. and NASHUA, N.H., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The editors of
Power Engineering and Renewable Energy World magazine and their respective
websites have announced 17 finalists for the annual Projects of the Year
The finalists were selected from eight major categories: Coal, Gas, Nuclear,
Solar, Wind, Bioenergy, Hydro/Marine and Geothermal.
For the first time in the award program, there is a tie in the Best Solar
Project category. The three finalists are the Solar Electrification of 57
Remote Villages in the Andhra Pradesh, India; the Solar-Agro-Electric model
from Abelon Clean Energy in India; and the 50-MW Godawari Green Energy Project
in Rajasthan, India.
The Best Coal Project finalists are Duke Energy's Cliffside Modernization
Project in Cliffside, N.C. and the John W. Turk Plant in Fulton, Ark., owned
by American Electric Power.
The finalists for Best Wind Project are BrightSource Energy's Marble River
Wind Farm in Clinton, N.Y., and the Bison Wind Project Phase 2 and 3, owned by
Minnesota Power in New Salem, N.D.
The 2013 Best Gas Project finalists are the Cape Canaveral Clean Energy Center
in Brevard County, Fla. and the El Segundo Energy Center in El Segundo,
Calif., both by Siemens Energy.
The Best Bioenergy Project finalists are the Sacramento BioDigester by
CleanWorld in Sacramento, Calif., and the Nexterra's Renewable Energy CHP
Project at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
The Best Nuclear finalists are the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Units 3 and 4
Extended Power Uprate project, completed by Bechtel in Florida, and Florida
Power & Light's Extended Power Uprate Project in Florida.
The Best Hydro Project finalists are Alstom's Xiangjiaba hydroelectric power
plant in China, and the North Fork Skokomish Powerhouse and Fish Passage
Facility, owned by Tacoma Power near Hoodsport, Wash.
The Best Geothermal Project finalists are the Ngatamariki Geothermal Power
Plant in Taupo, New Zealand, and the McGinness Hills Geothermal Power Plant in
Lander County, Nev., both owned by Ormat Technologies Inc.
Voting has commenced for the final category: Readers' Choice. Readers can cast
their vote for their favorite project, selecting among the entire group of
Project of the Year finalists. The voting page is here. Voting is open until
October 1, 2013.
"The world's appetite for energy continues to grow," said Richard G. Baker,
senior vice president of PennWell's Power Generation Group. "Companies like
those represented by this year's project finalists are instrumental in meeting
the growing demand. Power Engineering magazine is once again pleased to be
able to recognize some of the exceptional power generation projects that were
completed in the past year."
"The innovation and sheer force of will exhibited by this year's Renewable
Energy Project of the Year winners is an important achievement worthy of the
world's recognition," said Jim Callihan, Vice President and Publisher of
Renewable Energy World magazine and RenewableEnergyWorld.com. "Each of these
successes, these achievements are important not only for today, but for years
to come as the technology of renewable energy evolves for use by future
The winners of the Projects of the Year Awards will be announced during a gala
awards banquet on Monday, Nov. 11, at the Hard Rock Live at the Universal
Resort in Orlando, Fla. as part of the POWER-GEN International Conference and
Exhibition and the co-located NUCLEAR POWER International Conference and
Exhibition, Renewable Energy World Conference & Exhibition North America and
the Financial Forum.
Power Engineering magazine is the voice of the power generation industry. More
than 70,000 power generation professionals read Power Engineering magazine for
expert coverage of the industry's important news and emerging trends.
RenewableEnergyWorld.com is the website for Renewable Energy World magazine.
With more than 52,000 magazine subscribers, 190,000 registered website users
and a global readership in 174 countries, it is the No. 1 renewable energy
network for news and information and the largest renewable energy information
The magazines, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, POWER-GEN International, NUCLEAR
POWER International, Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America
and the Financial Forum are all owned by PennWell Corp., a worldwide media
company based in Tulsa, Okla.
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