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Cyan Signs MoU with El Sewedy for Smart Meter Deployment

Cyan, a Cambridge UK smart metering and lighting control technology enterprise, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with El Sewedy Electrometer India to develop, market, and deploy integrated smart metering solutions in India and other countries. Under terms of the MOU, El Sewedy and Cyan will tender as part of a consortium for a number…

Microsoft Invests in Wind Farm Project

Microsoft has committed to investing in the 175 megawatt Pilot Hill Wind Project in Illinois. The wind farm project will be funded through Microsoft’s carbon free initiative and is the largest wind investment ever made by the company. The new Pilot Hill project will produce enough energy to power to approximately 70,000 standard homes in…

Judge to Rule on AEP Smart Meter Deployment

Despite the concerns that Oklahoma’s American Electric Power-Public Service Co. (AEP-PSO) hasn’t proven the its smart meter plan will be cost effective, an administrative law judge is considering letting the utility’s $120 million plan for deployment to move forward. Representatives from AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons), which is an advocacy group for…

UAE Offers $1 Million for Clean Water Solar Solution

United Arab Emirates (UAE) vice president of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Sheikh Mohammed) has pledged to award $1 million to any research institute that devises a solar-powered way to solve the region’s perennial scarcity of fresh water. During the launch of the UAE Water Aid Foundation, Sheikh Mohammed challenged some of the…

ABB Joins MeyGem Tidal Stream Project

Atlantis Resources Limited has awarded ABB a contract by to provide the onshore grid connection for Phase I of the MeyGen tidal stream project, located in Scotland’s Pentland Firth, which separates the Orkney Islands and the Scottish mainland. MeyGen is the UK’s first large-scale tidal array scheme. The first 6 megawatt (MW) demonstration phase calls…

Crown Estate Signs Agreement for Two-Bladed Turbine Demo

The Crown Estate has signed a lease agreement with 2-B Energy subsidiary Forthwind for the UK’s first offshore two-bladed turbine demonstration: the installation of two 6MW full-scale units. According to Crown Estate, the demonstration on the seabed at Methil in Scotland will be the first of its kind in the world. The full-scale onshore prototype…