Monday - June 26, 2017

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from U.S. and international businesses.

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Investments Create Cleaner, Stronger and Smarter Energy Grid for Customers
PHOENIX, June 24 -- Arizona Public Service said it was building the energy grid of the future.

According to a news release, the company's 2016 rate review outlines the need for projects that will create a cleaner, stronger and more advanced energy grid for customers.

APS is devoting $1 billion annually to infrastructure updates and maintenance in the next three years. The projects range from replacing decades-old wires buried directly in the ground to a top-tier operations program that provides more real-time grid management capabilities and improves system flexibility to integrate new distributed ... Show Full Article

AEP Receives Back-to-Back Edison Awards from Edison Electric Institute
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 24 -- American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has received the 2017 Edison Award, the Edison Electric Institute's premier award recognizing "distinguished leadership, innovation and contribution to the advancement of the electric industry for the benefit of all."

In a news release, AEP was said to be the first U.S. company to receive the Edison Award in consecutive years and has earned this honor three of the last five years. AEP has won more Edison Awards than any other company, a total of seven since the 1950s.

"AEP has embraced the challenges of a changing energy landscape, ... Show Full Article

New IDC MarketScape Evaluates Worldwide Digital Transformation Consulting, Systems Integration Service Providers
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 23 -- International Data Corp., a provider of market intelligence and advisory services, issued the following news release:

International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced the release of a new study, IDC MarketScape : Worldwide Digital Transformation Consulting and Systems Integration Services 2017 Vendor Assessment (US41523517), which evaluates consulting and systems integration providers catering to the worldwide Digital Transformation (DX) space.

The 10 vendors evaluated in the study are Accenture, Cognizant, Deloitte, EY, HCL, IBM, KPMG, NTT DATA, PricewaterhouseCoopers ... Show Full Article

Eaton Highlights Residential Building Solutions for Modern Lifestyles at PCBC 2017
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., June 23 -- Eaton issued the following news release:

Power management company Eaton will showcase technology for modern lifestyles with its latest residential solutions for builders and home buyers at the PCBC 2017 show, booth 2041, in San Diego, California, on June 28 and 29. Eaton will highlight its portfolio that is helping enable the connected home of the future, including innovative LED lighting, residential energy management, backup power and wiring devices solutions.

"The future of home connectivity is bright and home buyers are looking to builders and contractors ... Show Full Article

Blackstone Energy Partners and Fisterra Energy Announce the Financial Closing of the Tierra Mojada Power Plant in Guadalajara, Mexico
NEW YORK, June 23 -- Blackstone, an investment firm, issued the following news release:

Fisterra Energy, a company majority owned by Blackstone's (NYSE: BX) energy-focused private equity fund, Blackstone Energy Partners, and global private equity fund, Blackstone Capital Partners, today announced it has achieved a financial closing for the Tierra Mojada combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant in Guadalajara, Mexico. Tierra Mojada is a greenfield CCGT power plant that will sell exclusively into the new wholesale electricity market created by Mexico's energy reform.

Tierra Mojada is ... Show Full Article

Allianz Life Awards $42,000 in Scholarships to Area Students
MINNEAPOLIS, June 23 -- Allianz Life, a provider of retirement solutions, including fixed and variable annuities and life insurance for individuals, issued the following news release:

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life(R)) announced today that it has awarded 14 scholarships totaling $42,000 as part of its Legacy Scholarship Program. Through this program, Allianz Life awards college scholarships to children of its employees and recognizes these students for excellence in academics, community involvement, and conveying the Allianz Life core values of integrity, caring ... Show Full Article

Alexander Street Partners With A+E Networks
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 23 -- Alexander Street Press issued the following news release:

Alexander Street, a ProQuest company, has added streaming access to over 200 videos from A+E Networks for college and university libraries and faculty via the Academic Video Online solution. The videos come from A+E Networks' HISTORY(R), the leading destination for award-winning series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner.

Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 62,000 ... Show Full Article