Show me the power. Cuivre River Electric Cooperative provides power to four eastern counties in the "Show Me" state: Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles, and Warren. The membership utility, which is one of Missouri's largest cooperatives with more than 58,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers, gets its wholesale power supply from the Associated Electric Cooperative and the Central Electric Power Cooperative. Cuivre River Propane, jointly owned and operated by Cuivre River Electric Cooperative and MFA Oil Company supplies propane to co-op members from four locations, Bowling Green, Elsberry, Troy, and Wright City.
Enersis S.A., through its subsidiaries, engages in electric power generation, transmission, and distribution in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru. It generates electricity using water, coal, oil or natural gas, and wind resources. The company also transports natural gas to refineries, generators, distribution companies, and industrial and mining clients; develops real estate; provides consulting and engineering services in various specialties; and engages in tunnel operation. In addition, it provides information technology (IT) services, which include outsourcing and infrastructure, data centers, contact centers and mass printing services, remote applications service provider, and assessment and implementation of technology solutions to support business processes; products integration, information systems services and technologies, and implementation and maintenance; and IT solution construction and development for high availability and complex business processes. Further, Enersis S.A. offers various products and services related to electricity comprising measuring and certification services; engineering, construction, assembly, and electric power operations; and energy consulting services to companies in various industrial sectors, such as retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, agro-industrial, and mining. As of December 31, 2008, it had an installed generation capacity of 13,893 MW, and supplied electricity to approximately 12 million customers. The company was formerly known as Compania Chilena Metropolitana de Distribucion Electrica S.A. and changed its name to Enersis S.A. in 1988. Enersis S.A. was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile. Enersis S.A. operates as a subsidiary of Endesa Latinoamerica SA.
South West Water, one of the main subsidiaries of Pennon Group, provides water and wastewater services to 1.6 million people (more during the summer tourism season) in England's South West region. The company's service territory covers nearly 4,300 square miles and includes Devon, Cornwall, and parts of Dorset and Somerset. South West Water maintains more than 9,320 miles of water mains. Because 8 million tourists come to the region annually to swim at its numerous beaches, the utility is responsible for environmental cleanup in the region. It instituted a Clean Sweep program to improve the treatment of coastal sewage and meet European Union guidelines. The utility was privatized in 1989.
Guangzhou Development Industry helps keep the lights on in China's Pearl River Delta. Established in 1997, the company is the largest power producer in Guangzhou province, with stake in about 10 coal-fired power plants with 2,100 MW of generating capacity. Guangzhou's energy logistics division operates an 80,000-ton deep-water coal-loading terminal and a 340,000-ton coal storage field. Nansha Oil Terminal, its joint venture with BP, has expanded Guangzhou's oil products distribution services throughout the region. The company is also a shareholder in Guangzhou Northern No. 2 Ring Expressway, a key toll road operating in the Pearl River Delta
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative's mission is similar to the late Lady Bird Johnson's quest to spread wildflower seeds along Texas' highways -- the cooperative spreads currents of electricity among rural central Texas dwellers. One of the largest power distribution cooperatives in the state, Bluebonnet Electric serves almost 80,000 customers in 14 counties. The member-owned company, which was formed in 1939, operates approximately 11,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines, and 19 substations. It purchases its wholesale power supply at 21 Lower Colorado River Authority-owned substations.
Steril-Aire lets you breathe easy. The company's products use ultraviolet "C" wavelength (UVC) energy to destroy molds and infectious diseases in HVAC systems. Steril-Aire makes and markets a wide range of UVC devices and accessories for commercial, residential, school, food processing, health care, and industrial applications. The company has an extensive portfolio of patents covering many aspects of UVC germicidal technology. Some products are designed for outdoor installation, and are water resistant. All others are designed for 99% relative humidity and function properly under those conditions.
Dee Valley Group, operating through its Dee Valley Water unit, supplies water to more than 106,000 households and 8,250 commercial, industrial, and business customers in North East Wales and Cheshire. Dee Valley Water, formed from the combination of Wrexham Water and Chester Waterworks, supplies water to an 831-sq.-km. area. Dee Valley Water exited its nonwater operations in 2002. The company has been investing in its mains and distribution system to preventage leakage, and in 2005 it completed a 15-year water main rehabilitation program. It also commissioned a water treatment works at Pendinas. Dee Valley Group was created in 1994 as the holding company for Wrexham Water. Axa Sun Life owns 35% of the company.
Minnesota Power can keep both Vikings and Packers warm. The utility, an operating unit of ALLETE, provides electricity to about 144,000 customers in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin, as well as wholesale electricity to 16 municipal systems. Large industrial customers include Boise White Paper (a subsidiary of Boise Cascade) and Hibbing Taconite (a joint venture owned by ArcelorMittal, Cliffs, and US Steel). Its largest purchasing contract is with the Square Butte Electric Co-op in North Dakota -- Minnesota Power gets half of Square Butte's output -- but the company is attempting to transition from Square Butte's traditionally coal-generated energy to wind power.
Anglian Water provides regulated water, wastewater, and environmental services to some 6 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers, primarily in eastern England. The main operating subsidiary of AWG, it provides water services to 4.2 million customers across East Anglia and the East Midlands, supplying 1.2 billion liters of water daily. Anglian Water maintains a network of more than 37,000 km of water mains and treats wastewater (from 5.5 million customers) at its more than 1,100 sewage treatment works. The company also manages water and wastewater systems for the City of Hartlepool in northern England.
When the Blue Moon of Kentucky is not enough to light the way, East Kentucky Power Cooperative is there to help. The company generates and transmits electricity to 16 local distribution cooperatives, which in turn provide electricity to 519,000 customers in 87 counties in eastern Kentucky. East Kentucky Power operates more than 2,900 miles of transmission lines, and generates most of its electricity from primarily fossil-fueled power plants with more than 2,500 MW of capacity. The company also operates landfill-gas generation facilities and purchases hydroelectric power from the Southeastern Power Administration.
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