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(Advanced Encryption Standard) A U.S. government encryption standard supported by the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST). AES is a cryptographic cipher that uses a block length of 128 bits and key lengths of 128, 192 or 256 bits. Officially replacing the Triple DES method in 2001, AES uses the Rijndael algorithm developed by Joan Daemen and Vincent Rijmen of Belgium. AES can be encrypted in one pass instead of three, and its key size is greater than Triple DES's 168 bits. In early 1997, the NIST invited cryptographers to submit an advanced algorithm. In late 2000, the Rijndael (pronounced "rine-doll") symmetric block cipher algorithm was selected out of submissions by 21 teams from 11 countries. See cipher, cryptography, NIST, DES and AES/CCMP.

(2) (Audio Engineering Society, Inc., New York, www.aes.org) A membership association devoted to audio technology research and development, marketing and education. Founded in 1948, technical standards have been continually developed under its auspices. AES is dedicated to ensuring that audio quality is maintained in the digital world. See AES/EBU.

(3) (Automated Export System) A U.S. Customs Service application that tracks goods exported to foreign countries.
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The acquisition of these two plants enables AES to expand our strong platform in Mexico," said Mark Woodruff, AES Vice President of North America Development.
AES has operated in Mexico since 2000, when it completed construction of the country's first independent power plant: AES Merida III, a 484 MW natural gas and diesel-fired power plant.
AES has consistently demonstrated its commitment to supporting the environment in New York," said Pete Norgeot, Vice President, AES Eastern Energy.
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AES has had power facilities in Europe since 1992 when it acquired the AES Kilroot plant in Northern Ireland.
AES has been in this region for nearly ten years, since it acquired three power plants in Hungary in 1996.
AES currently operates 274 MW of wind farms in California, in addition to the wind generation facilities it operates in Colorado, Oregon, Texas and Wyoming.
AES Gener is an important part of our business today and will continue to play a key role in our growth strategy going forward," said AES President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Hanrahan.
Through the creation of an alternative energy business group, AES said it intends to expand its existing alternative energy businesses in wind power generation, biomass and the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and announced the following new initiatives:
The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) will webcast an investor conference on Wednesday, March 22, 2006, the first in a series of such meetings the company plans to host this year.
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