Fortum and Skelleftea to Buy Wind Turbines

Fortum and the Swedish Skelleftea Kraft will purchase 60 wind turbines from Nordex for the Blaiken onshore wind farm which is currently under construction in Northern Sweden. Of the 60 turbines ordered, Fortum’s share is 12. Blaiken Vind AB, a joint venture of Fortum and Skelleftea Kraft, will have a maximum of 100 wind turbines on its wind farm with a total capacity of 250 megawatts.

Echelon New Powerline Available for NES Meters; France Ponders Smart Meters

Echelon’s Control Operating System software will run on the company’s new optional open-standard power line and ZigBee communications modules now available for NES smart meters. The new modules, CNX 3000 for power line and CNX 2000 for ZigBee, enable utilities to connect to a range of building information and control devices such as In-Home Displays, thermostats, load controllers, motion detectors and temperature probes via the NES smart metering infrastructure.