North America

RES Americas Building Commercial Large Energy Storage Systems Near Chicago

Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) developed two grid-scale energy storage projects outside of Chicago that, once completed in 2015, will be the largest, fully commercial energy storage projects in North America. RES Americas will develop and construct the two 19.8-MW energy storage systems, each having the ability to store 7.8 MWh of energy. The first project, Elwood Energy Storage Center, will be located in West Chicago and the second project, Jake Energy Storage Center, in Joliet.

ABB Appointed Greg Scheu as Executive Committee Member

ABB realigned responsibilities within its group executive committee (EC) to focus on acquisition integration and its expanded North American business portfolio. Under these changes, Greg Scheu, who is currently responsible for marketing and customer solutions (MC) on the EC, will lead the group’s acquisition integration efforts and take over responsibility for North America including the United States, ABB’s largest geographical market.