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Enel Green Power Purchases Ownership Stake In Oklahoma Wind Farm

Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) has purchased a 51 percent piece of the Rocky Ridge Wind Project. Located in Oklahoma, where the wind famously comes sweeping down the plain, the Rocky Ridge wind farm is expected to supply enough power to meet the energy needs of approximately 55,000 households while saving over 470,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
Construction is scheduled to being in the fall.

Enel Green Power Espana Acquires Full Ownership of Sociedad Termica Portuguesa

Through its subsidiary Finerge, Enel Green Power España has acquired a 100 percent stake in Sociedad Térmica Portuguesa (TP), becoming the only shareholder of the Portuguese renewable company.

Availability of Smart Meter Data Curbs Energy Consumption

A study of 750,000 households of varied demographics in six states found that Americans who receive meter data on their home energy usage—whether via smart meters or traditional analog utility meters—reduced consumption by 1.8 percent after the first year. The research, which was conducted by energy-management software company Opower and sponsored by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), followed homes enrolled in various utility programs that provided home usage data via a Web portal, text, or paper reports mailed to consumers’ homes.

MET Laboratories Contracts to Test Texas Smart Meters

Navigant Consulting has contracted MET Laboratories to perform side-by-side accuracy testing for smart watthour meters in Texas. The testing is scheduled to begin this week.