A number of Japanese firms have collaborated to launch an experimental virtual power plant project as part of the government’s plan to rebalance the energy mix.
Argo Infrastructure Partners subsidiary AIA Energy North America has signed an agreement to purchase 49.9% stake in Black Hills Colorado.
Danish power equipment manufacturer Vestas has secured a contract from an undisclosed customer to deliver wind turbines for a 200MW project in the US.
Power and automation technologies group ABB has received a contract from ScottishPower Renewables to supply medium voltage (MV) switchgear, which will connect the wind turbines to the grid at new Kilgallioch windfarm in south-west Scotland.
Denmark-based Dong Energy has agreed to sell its 50% stake in 258MW offshore wind farm project Burbo Bank Extension in the UK, for approximately £660m.
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Electric and gas utility firm Fortis has signed an agreement to acquire US-based independent electric transmission firm ITC Holdings, for approximately $11.3bn.
Canadian-based renewable energy and regulated utility Algonquin Power & Utilities (APUC) has agreed to acquire Empire District Electric Company in Missouri for approximately $2.4bn.
UK-based Cyan has received a smart metering contract from telecommunications contractor Micromodje in Iran.
Siemens has secured a long-term contract to continue to provide services at the Nubaria, Talkha and El Kureimat power stations in Egypt.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has secured an order for a refurbishment of eight units at fourth thermal power plant in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.