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Minnesota Power U.S.-Canada transmission line wins FERC approval
Minnesota Power's Great Northern Transmission Line has taken a step forward. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), on November 25, approved a facilities construction agreement required to build this 500-kV, 220-mile line that will run from the Canadian-U.S. border northwest of Roseau, Minn. to an expanded Blackberry electric substation east of Grand Rapids, Minn.
Utility Products – 12/12/2014

Brazil to invest $3 billion in power grid upgrades in country's south
Energy developers have unveiled plans to invest $3 billion over the next five years to bolster electricity supply in Brazil's southern state of Rio Grande do Sul.
Utility Products – 12/10/2014

Latest Survey of Manufacturers. Reflects Optimism about Coming Months
The latest NAM/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers continues to reflect optimism about the coming months, with 91.2 percent of survey respondents saying they are either somewhat or very positive about their own company's outlook.
National Association of Manufacturers – 12/8/2014

The Lame Duck Home Stretch: Funding Federal Government, Extenders Top Agenda
The roller coaster ride on Capitol Hill continued last week. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced a deal on tax extenders package. But it was quickly derailed by an Obama administration veto threat.
AED News – 12/1/2014

SunEdison wins deal to develop 1 GW of solar power in Brazil
Photovoltaic module manufacturer SunEdison has struck a deal with Salvador-based Renova Energia to develop 1 GW of solar power for Brazil's regulated market, according to Business News Americas.
Utility Products – 11/25/2014

Latest Trends in Trade Show Booth Design
See the latest trends, newest techniques and must-use technology in tradeshow booth design from Jay Burkette, Vice President of ExpoDisplays and 2014 President of The Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA).
AEM – 11/20/2014

China to invest up billions in Mexico energy sector
Mexico and China have signed 14 cooperation agreements that will see up to $14 billion in investment in Mexico's energy, mining, infrastructure, telecom and tourism sectors, according to Business News Americas.
Utility Products – 11/14/2014

Indiana Michigan Power transmission project moves forward
Indiana Michigan Power, an operating unit of American Electric Power (AEP), is moving forward with Powering Up Central: City of Fort Wayne, a key transmission project in north Fort Wayne to enhance reliability and help serve the city's economic development.
Utility Products – 11/6/2014

Despite Encouraging Data, Manufacturers Continue to Have Concerns
Despite rising manufacturing activity, manufacturers continue to have a number of concerns.
National Association of Manufacturers – 11/3/2014

Indiana Michigan Power plans power grid improvements
Indiana Michigan Power plans to enhance its infrastructure system that serves over 458,000 customers in Indiana and help grow the economies of the communities its serves with a comprehensive, seven-year power infrastructure project.
Utility Products – 10/17/2014