A consortium of Siemens Energy, a division of German-based Siemens AG (NYSE: SI), and Prysmian Cables & Systems, a division of Italy-based Prysmian SpA (Milan: PRY.MI), has won a $400 million turnkey contract to design, supply and install a HVDC (high-voltage direct-current) link to connect the power supply networks of New Jersey and New York, the companies announced today. Construction has begun and the link is scheduled to come on line in the summer of 2013.
The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today granted conditional approval to the 250-mile Atlantic Wind Connection project that plans to interconnect up to 6,000 MW of offshore wind power. Subject to the project being included in regional grid manager PJM Interconnection’s regional transmission expansion plan, FERC granted an overall return on equity (ROE) of 12.59%, which includes 250 basis points in incentive ROE adders. Atlantic Wind had requested 300 basis points.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for “winning the future” by innovating world-beating clean energy technologies.
Here are three U.S. companies that are already winners by the President’s definition -- and are also enriching their shareholders: Polypore International, Inc. (NYSE: PPO) (market cap $2.41 billion) up 32.75 percent year to date, up 322 percent in 12 months; Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) (market cap $2 billion) up 13.8 percent year to date, up 89.4 percent in 12 months; Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) ($239 million) up one percent year to date, up 187 percent in 12 months.