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It’s Official: Shealy Electrical Wholesalers, a Division of Border States

From Border States on August 2, 2018

Border States Electric (BSE), a 100 percent employee-owned company, reached an agreement to purchase Shealy Electrical Wholesalers, an electrical wholesale supply leader in North and South Carolina. Shealy officially joined BSE August 1. This acquisition adds 350 employees in 17 branches. Shealy employees are now employee-owners and share in the financial success of Border States Electric, a 100 percent (employee stock ownership plan) ESOP-owned company.

Shealy Electric Wholesalers / Border States has been a SCCEBA member since 2015 & Shealy SE Region Clean Energy Product Manager Jim Woods is a SCCEBA Board member.

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Global Double Deck Bus Market Leader, Alexander Dennis, Selects Proterra To Power North America’s First Electric Double Deck Transit Bus

From Proterra on July 12, 2018

Burlingame, Calif. – July 12, 2018 – Today Proterra, the leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, Alexander Dennis Inc (ADI) and Foothill Transit announced North America’s first electric double deck bus order for a public transit agency. ADI chose Proterra’s highly efficient E2 battery technology for its next-generation Enviro500 platform in North America, which will enter service in 2019 as part of Foothill Transit’s growing battery-electric bus fleet. The Alexander Dennis signature vehicle, recognized in cities around the world from London to Hong Kong, Auckland, Singapore, Toronto, Ottawa, Seattle and Mexico City, will utilize the same high-performance E2 battery technology from Proterra that broke the world record for range last year, achieving 1,101.2 miles on a single charge with the Catalyst® bus. This deal reflects the mass-market shift to electrification and the growth of zero-emission technology transfer enabling heavy-duty fleets to go 100 percent electric.

Proterra became a new SCCEBA member in 2017 and a Summit Sponsor.
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EDF Renewables North America and Fishermen’s Energy Submit Joint Application for the Nautilus Offshore Wind Project

From Proterra on August 6, 2018

SAN DIEGO and ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (August 6, 2018) – EDF Renewables North America and Fishermen’s Energy, today announced the submission of a joint petition for approval of the Nautilus Offshore Wind project, located in state waters off the coast of Atlantic City. The project represents a crucial opportunity for New Jersey to gain the immediate benefit of local investment, jobs, infrastructure, and offshore experience ahead of many other states looking to capitalize on this new economy. EDF Renewables and Fishermen’s Energy will contribute to the New Jersey offshore industry and deploy capital investment to bring a first project online by 2020.

EDF became a new SCCEBA member in 2017.

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