ABB to Supply Switchgear for Lagre ScottishPower Renewables Windfarm

ABB has been contracted to supply and install medium voltage (MV) switchgear for wind turbines at the new Kilgallioch Windfarm. The windfarm is owned by ScottishPower Renewables and it is situated in south-west Scotland.

The windfarm will have 96 turbines, each having a 33 kilovolt (kV) switchgear, and a generating capacity of 239MW. The final handover is expected to take place in Oct 2016.

To read more about this announcement, visit ABB.


Opower partners with South Jersery Gas for Energy Efficiency

Opower, leading developer of cloud-based software, will provide its technology solutions for South Jersey Gas’s energy efficiency project that will serve more than 170,000 homes. Users of the energy program will get energy reports that will include advice on how to lower energy consumption.
Commenting on the energy efficiency program, president of South Jersey Gas, Jeffery DuBois, stated: “We are excited to empower our customers to save money and energy by not only providing them with personalized insights, but a high quality customer service experience.”
To learn more about Opower and read more details about this partnership, visit their website.

Solar, Water

Europe’s Largest Floating Solar Panel Project Underway in London


Thames Water plans on using its own resources to generate a third of its energy by 2020. For this purpose, the company is in the process of installing the largest floating solar panel setup in Europe.

When complete, the PV array will consist of more than 23,000 panels, floating in London’s Queen Elizabeth II reservoir. For more details of this story, check Thames Water.


Duke Energy Indiana’s Electric Grid Plan Gets Approved


Duke Energy Indiana’s revised plan for modernizing its present electric grid has been agreed upon by some of the main consumer groups of the state. “Besides replacing aging equipment, the plan modernizes the electric grid for the type of information and services that consumers have come to expect,” said Melody Birmingham-Byrd, President, Duke Energy Indiana.

The original proposal made by Duke Energy was denied in December last year by Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. The commission requested the company to focus more on the electric grid. More details of this development are available here.



US Water Alliance Restructures Board of Directors

US Water Alliance is focusing on a “One Water, One Future” policy, and the organization has restricted its board of directors to achieve it future objectives.

According to Dick Champion, founding member of the organization, “We are now diversifying the experience and background of the board, refining the organization’s strategic direction, and laying the foundation for the organization to thrive.”

For the names of the new board members, visit this link. Here is a link to the webpage of the US Water Alliance.