From a press release from General Electric:
ABB seems to be determined to show just how fruitful the collaboration between automation and power can be. Here's a new release describing a solar power plant in Spain. Apparently the sun in Spain falls mainly on the plain, too.
ABB announced its Q1 2009 quarterly financials in the press release below. It looks like, at least from the vantage of one of the most stable and secure automation vendors, the tide is beginning to turn.
How much is automation going to matter to the recovery from this economic meltdown? We know the answer, and it is, "we matter plenty."