Wind

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.

Grid

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.