Natural Power advises Octopus on 149MW portfolio deal

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has advised funds managed by Octopus Investments (“Octopus”) on the acquisition of a 149MW portfolio of four UK-based onshore wind projects. Giles Dearden, Natural Power’s Director of Due Diligence, said: “We’re delighted to have acted as technical advisors for Octopus in the acquisition of this wind farm portfolio.” Chris Gaydon, a director on Octopus’ Energy Investments team, said: “We were very pleased with the speed and professionalism of Natural Power’s support throughout this transaction.” The acquired portfolio includes Blue Energy’s flagship Beinneun…

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Gael planning in Ireland

Natural Power’s Irish office continues to expand with the appointment of Gael Gibson to the role of Principal Planner. A qualified planner with more than 15 years of experience working within the planning system in Ireland and nine years’ experience in relation to the planning and development of the Irish transmission system, Gael joins the Natural Power team in Ireland having also previously worked for several local authorities and the transmission system operator in senior/principal planner roles. She has a strong background in all aspects of feasibility, land use management,…

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Advisory and Analytics department launches at Natural Power

In response to evolving market conditions, Natural Power has launched a new department, ‘Advisory and Analytics’, which brings together the best of its due diligence, market analysis and resource analysis teams. Lauren Wheatley, Director of Advisory and Analytics will provide direction to the team globally. International advisory services will be coordinated by Giles Dearden, Director of Due Diligence with local delivery lead by in regional and subject matter experts. Richard Walls, Chief Operating Director said: “By combining the teams, we will see greater knowledge sharing internally providing a more integrated…

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John Gustafson named CEO of Nexant

Nexant, Inc., a global provider of technology enabled solutions to the Utility and Energy industries, announced today that it has appointed John Gustafson as the company’s new CEO. Mr. Gustafson comes to Nexant from Cognizant Technology Solutions where he served as Vice President and Head of the Utility and Energy Business Unit. He has held similar leadership roles at other leading service and solution providers including Wipro, IBM, and others. Mr. Gustafson is a recognized leader in the Utility and Energy Industry who has consistently delivered transformative growth in previous…

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Schneider Electric Partners with GSK to Help Suppliers Reduce Carbon Emissions

GSK Supplier Exchange serves as online community to support more than 360 suppliers in their efforts to improve sustainability and energy efficiency Building on a 14-year relationship, this programme will help GSK reach its goal of a 25 per cent reduction in value chain emissions by 2020 LONDON, UK – 28th June, 2017 – Schneider Electric, the global energy and sustainability specialist, today announced a partnership with GSK to manage an online community that gives the healthcare leader’s suppliers information and tools to improve environmental performance through energy, water and…

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Prysmian Secures A Project For Submarine Power Cable Links In The Venetian Lagoon

The Group also built the previous high voltage submarine cable link connecting Venice, Murano and Mestre Milan, 27 June 2017 – Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announces that Terna Rete Italia has confirmed a series of additional works – originally included as an option – to be added to the Venetian Lagoon submarine power cable links project, a contract awarded to the Group last year following a European bid. These new works are worth approximately €20 million and involve the completion of the…

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UltraSoC announces industry’s first processor trace support for RISC-V

Support of five major vendors demonstrates growing strength of RISC-V ecosystem AUSTIN, TX, USA, 19th June 2017 UltraSoC, the leading developer of embedded analytics technology, today announced that it has developed processor trace support for products based on the open source RISC-V architecture. The company has developed a specification for processor trace that will be offered for adoption by the RISC-V Foundation as part of the open source specification. In addition, UltraSoC today becomes the first ecosystem participant to offer an implementation of this functionality. Five core vendors have already…

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Prysmian Group Presents at Offshore Wind Energy 2017

Group strengthens its offering with enhanced strategies and investments to support the Offshore Wind sector Turnkey cable solutions, Project engineering, State-of-the-art cable technologies and monitoring & maintenance services all on display Milan, 05 June 2017 – Prysmian Group, world leader in energy and telecom cable systems will present its products and services portfolio underpinning its new enhanced strategy expanding its presence and offering in the offshore wind sector on the occasion of the Offshore Wind Energy 2017, the largest industry conference and exhibition, to be held from 6th to 8th…

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Schneider Electric’s leadership in Advanced Distribution Management Systems recognised by Gartner

For the third year in a row, Schneider Electric’s ADMS also scored highest in all three use cases measured in the Gartner Critical Capabilities report London, UK, June 5, 2017 – Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS) are comprehensive, grid management platforms for electric power distribution and provide numerous capabilities to system operators. Those include monitoring and control, network performance analysis, incident management, and maintenance planning. These systems are key to electricity distributors’ strategies to boost grid efficiency, improve system reliability and resiliency, optimise asset management and network operations, and reduce…

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Natural Power appointed for Teevurcher Wind Farm

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has been appointed by NTR for the asset management of Teevurcher Wind Farm located in Co. Meath in the Republic of Ireland. Natural Power successfully tendered for the asset management contract, and will be providing a full range of operational services to NTR including site management, as well as high voltage system management, commercial back office, advanced performance engineering (including operational reporting and analysis), safety and environmental compliance, backed up by 24/7 ‘Control Centre’ support. The Teevurcher Wind Farm site is currently…

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