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Japanese firms collaborate to launch experimental virtual power plant project

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 to acquire 49.9% stake in 200MW gas-fired power facility in US

Argo Infrastructure Partners subsidiary AIA Energy North America has signed an agreement to purchase 49.9% stake in Black Hills Colorado.

Vestas to supply wind turbines for 200MW project in US

Danish power equipment manufacturer Vestas has secured a contract from an undisclosed customer to deliver wind turbines for a 200MW project in the US.

ABB secures switchgear contract for new Kilgallioch windfarm in Scotland

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.

Dong Energy to sell 50% stake in 258MW UK wind farm for £660m

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.

Fortis to buy US electric transmission firm ITC for $11.3bn

Electric and gas utility firm Fortis has signed an agreement to acquire US-based independent electric transmission firm ITC Holdings, for approximately $11.3bn.

Canada’s Algonquin Power to buy Missouri-based Empire District for $2.4bn

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’s Cyan secures smart metering contract from Micromodje in Iran

UK-based Cyan has received a smart metering contract from telecommunications contractor Micromodje in Iran.

Siemens wins ten-year contract to support three power stations in Egypt

Siemens has secured a long-term contract to continue to provide services at the Nubaria, Talkha and El Kureimat power stations in Egypt.

MHPS to refurbish eight units at Ulaanbaatar thermal power facility in Mongolia

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has secured an order for a refurbishment of eight units at fourth thermal power plant in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.