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September 27th, 2012

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

by Andrew Price, President & COO

Trucked natural gas can take the form of either Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) or Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Both LNG and CNG have a relatively short history as a fuel used by the end-use sector. To date, LNG has been used mostly by natural gas utilities as a distributed peaking fuel to serve regional load pockets with insufficient pipeline capacity to meet peak period demand. CNG has been used mostly in the fleet transportation sector including the municipal bus system in Portland Maine. Both LNG and CNG are experiencing a broadening of interest due to the very low cost of natural gas commodity relative to both propane and oil.

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September 20th, 2012

Adventures at CES U: Beaver Ridge Wind & Worumbo Hydroelectric Tour

by Andrew Price, President & COO

On Tuesday of this week, the Competitive Energy Services (CES) Analytical and Account Management teams took a road trip to tour two groundbreaking renewable energy projects. The first stop was Beaver Ridge Wind (BRW) in Freedom Maine. A brisk wind was blowing out of the southwest on Tuesday and BRW was producing between 2 MW and 3 MW, giving us a nice show while we were onsite.

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September 13th, 2012

Deepwater Offshore Wind: Hywind Maine

by Andrew Price, President & COO

Last week I attended the AWEA Regional Wind Energy Summit in Portland, Maine. This two day conference had many great speakers and provided a wealth of information on the current state of the wind power industry in New England.

One topic of particular relevance at the conference was the Hywind Maine project.

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