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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A recent financial analysis of the Rose Project based on price forecasts of US$260/kg ($118/lb) for Ta2O5 contained in a tantalite concentrate and US$6,000/t for lithium carbonate (Li2CO3) show an after-tax Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of an estimated 25% for the Rose Project, with an estimated Net Present Value (NPV) of CA$279 million at an 8% discount rate. The payback period is estimated at 4.1 years. The pre-tax IRR is estimated at 33% and the NPV at $488 million at a discount rate of 8%.

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27 May 2015 00:00:0
May 27, 2015 -- California offers peak-savings windows twice daily: Demand charges offer EnerNOC customers a chance to create significant savings, especially in markets such as Australia and California, where those charges can be very high at certain times of the day


27 May 2015 00:00:0
May 27, 2015 -- Duke Energy, Greensmith Energy Management Systems and LG Chem are set to jointly build a battery-based energy storage system in Ohio, the firms told the press yesterday. The new 2-MW storage project, which the trio expects to put into operation late this year, will help regulate


27 May 2015 00:00:0
May 27, 2015 -- Energy markets will be "transformed by new decentralized products and services, including solar PV, battery storage, connected appliances and smart grids," AGL Energy told its shareholders yesterday as it showed them its plan to improve investment returns and deliver sustainable


27 May 2015 00:00:0
May 27, 2015 -- Modi campaign promise for smart cities renewed ... Portuguese utility to add CG concentrators


26 May 2015 00:00:0
May 26, 2015 -- EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW -- Early adopter sees advantages in move to going wire-free: The Cowlitz Public Utility District (PUD) is moving its AMI system from PLC to wireless RF networking, Cowlitz PUD Director of Operational Technology Rick Syring told us


26 May 2015 00:00:0
May 26, 2015 -- About 680 million smart meters will be installed around the world by 2017, leading to 280 petabytes of data/year, Capgemini said in a recent report on "big data." The consultancy called the phenomenon "an opportunity for utilities to drive new levels of operational efficiency


26 May 2015 00:00:0
May 26, 2015 -- Skagerak Nett became the fourth large energy distribution firm in Norway sign with Aidon for AMI technology, the vendor told the press Friday. Aidon will act as subcontractor for Ericsson, which won the contract for all of the smart meters for the utility


26 May 2015 00:00:0
May 26, 2015 -- California PUC adjusts residential-rate ideas ... GreenSoil fund to target smart grid ... ON Semiconductor joins Thread Group


22 May 2015 00:00:0
May 22, 2015 -- Utility firms know 'in their heads' change is here: Utility executives know "in their heads" that their business model is transforming with the rise of DG and smart grids, but they do not yet "know it in their hearts" and are slow to respond to the industry's changes


22 May 2015 00:00:0
May 22, 2015 -- French President François Hollande, French Minister of Energy Ségolène Royal and global corporate and government leaders yesterday stressed the crucial role of business investment in climate action and low carbon growth, a nonprofit called the Climate Group told the


22 May 2015 00:00:0
May 22, 2015 -- Landis & Gyr added a smart metering system that runs on G3-PLC technology, the firm told the press this week. It began field tests with G3-PLC this year in Norway and Switzerland and found "all measurement values can be collected from the meter in just a few seconds


22 May 2015 00:00:0
May 22, 2015 -- Zpryme, partners seek microgrid opportunities ... Enphase Energy teams with Swiss solar firm ... Elster offers cellular, RF mesh data collection ... ABB testimony cites power-grid risks


21 May 2015 00:00:0
May 21, 2015 -- 15-minute reads offer municipal much data for apps: In the AMI program Chattanooga Electric Power Board (EPB) and Tantalus recently completed, the utility collected data from customers at 15-minute intervals over a fiber optic network connecting customers' smart


21 May 2015 00:00:0
May 21, 2015 -- JuiceBox Energy's first home energy-storage system was installed in a California home, the vendor told the press this week. The 8.6-KWH, lithium-ion system was installed on an exterior wall with a 5.9-KW, roof-mounted solar PV array from Cobalt Power Systems, JuiceBox said


21 May 2015 00:00:0
May 21, 2015 -- Using Enoro's centralized meter data management system (MDMS), called Generis, a three-year, Europe-wide "smart campus" project reached 30% energy savings -- 10% beyond what was expected, the software vendor told the press yesterday. The project was inside non-residential university


21 May 2015 00:00:0
May 21, 2015 -- Tech Mahindra plans to build an intelligent electric vehicle charging system, with funding from the Ontario Smart Grid Fund initiative, the technology firm told the press this week. The project will analyze the effects of EV charging on transformers by creating "a real-time