GE to manufacture smart meters in Chicago, Silver Spring Networks to open new office here

“A modern, high-tech electric infrastructure is essential for Chicago’s global economic competitiveness.” ComEd and GE are partnering on a $200 million contract for GE to manufacture and deliver approximately 4 million smart meters, which ComEd will install for all customers beginning this September through 2021. GE will assemble the smart meters in Chicago at a south side factory, creating approximately 50 jobs. Smart meters provide timely data to electricity users about how much power they’re using, giving customers more control over their energy use. Silver Spring Networks, which provides the technology platform for ComEd’s smart grid network, will also open a new facility in Chicago that will house dozens of new technology jobs and a next-generation network operations center to serve Smart Grid projects in Illinois and across the Midwest. That facility, which was announced by Mayor Emanuel in January 2012, is being implemented now and is currently being staffed. “Our $2.6 billion Smart Grid investment will benefit Chicago–and all our customers–by strengthening the local economy, creating jobs, attracting new businesses to Chicago and giving more choice and control to our customers,” said Anne Pramaggiore, president and CEO, ComEd.
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Utah Jazz Selects YESCO Electronics to Manufacture and Install New Video Displays at EnergySolutions Arena

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Fiat to manufacture outside Italy unless it adopts better labor rules

A High-Level Committee , headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh , decided that a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) will be created for this purpose. According to the original proposal, the design and development of the aircraft was expected to cost Rs 4,355 crore and series production would entail further expenditure of Rs 3,200 crore. The development of the aircraft is targeted to be completed in five years and further two years would be for trials, sources said. The Committee took “a major strategic decision for the development of a civilian aircraft, of a 70-100 seater range to begin with, in India”, a PMO statement said here. “The idea is to house the development and production in an SPV that would be created for this purpose. The design capabilities in National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and other institutions in the country would be utilised for this,” it said. Addressing the meeting, Singh said, “I agree that we should start working for the future, even if it takes time and even though there are uncertainties on the horizon.” The PMO statement said development and production partnerships with Indian private sector firms as well as overseas institutions is envisaged in the project. “Efforts will be made to leverage the offsets that are available in the defence sector for building critical domestic capabilities in high precision manufacturing and avionics,” it said.
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Government gives nod to manufacture indigenous civilian aircraft

Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:00pm EDT Utah Jazz Selects YESCO Electronics to Manufacture and Install New Video Displays at EnergySolutions Arena PR Newswire LOGAN, Utah, July 10, 2013 LOGAN, Utah, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Miller Sports Properties recently announced YESCO Electronics will manufacture and install state-of-the-art video displays for EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Installation is scheduled for completion in time for the 2013-14 Jazz basketball season. The video package consists of 37 displays, including a new center court high definition video display system, upper deck corner boards with video and statistics, and two LED fascia rings. Digital signage will also be featured on the inside portals of the arena and on the floor behind the baskets in padded portable units. The showpiece of the new video screen package is the center-hung feature with four 16:9 HD video displays in a 6 mm pitch. “We are pleased to bring a new visual experience to our live sports and entertainment events with the high-definition imagery of the new video board system,” said Steve Miller, president of Miller Sports Properties. “The fan experience at EnergySolutions Arena will change significantly, showcasing the world’s best basketball players in a dynamic and entertaining game-time presentation as well as providing enhanced visuals and sound for concerts, family shows, dirt shows and more.” The advanced technology features of new video system will be comprised of more than 9,900 square feet of displays and 33 million individual LEDs. The primary center hung video displays are each the size of fifty-two 80″ television screens stacked together. The fascia display is 1,680 feet in length and forms two complete rings that circle the arena. “This is truly a special project,” said Chris Olinger, director of live events for YESCO Electronics. “It represents a huge commitment by the Jazz to provide the best fan experience in the NBA. These will be the most technologically advanced video displays in the league. ” About YESCO: YESCO Electronics is a leading manufacturer of versatile, full color LED video displays for general commercial, live events and spectacular applications. For more information visit http://www.yescoelectronics.com .
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