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World’s First Long-Range Wireless Transmission Project Showcased at AEF
Hitachi ABB Power Grids Unveils New Substation Monitoring Technology
Hitachi ABB Power Grids has launched a new reliability-based service solution, RelCare.
Enel Romania Investing EUR 100 Million in Electricity Network Modernization in 2020
Enel Romania’s power distribution companies will invest about EUR 100 million during 2020 in electricity network modernization in the capital Bucharest and the ten counties in which they operate.
South Africa Seeks to Boost Grid System with Dispatchable Power
South Africa has been experiencing power supply issues and is now looking into available options including dispatchable power to boost the grid.
Another 500MVA Transformer Unit to Aid in Supporting Eskom Grid
In South Africa, a local Pretoria-based transformer manufacturer’s high voltage unit effectively passed all factory acceptance tests at the end of July.
California’s Renewable Energy Conundrum
Amid a heatwave in the West, the largest U.S. solar state, California, is grappling with power issues and with keeping its electricity grid stable as demand exceeds supply.
GE Secures $1.2bn of Power Contracts from Iraq Power Ministry
The Government of Iraq has awarded two power generation and transmission contracts, valued at more than $1.2bn, to General Electric.
German Power Grids Spend 750 mln Euros as Frankfurt Adds Data Centres
More power is also required to digitalise the German energy industry's transition to reliance on volatile green power, and to support the mass arrival of electric cars.
Rapid Renewable Growth Boosts India's Transmission Infrastructure
The country’s green energy sector could add 90GW capacity by end-2025.
Jordan and Saudi Arabia Sign MoU to Connect Power Grids
Jordan and Saudi Arabia have reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding by laying out the framework for connecting their electric power grids.
China's Electricity Consumption Growth Eased to 2.3% in July
A shift in production strategy by crude oil refineries may have played a role.
Umeme Earmarks $15.2m for Two Power Projects in Mbale District
Uganda’s power distribution company, Umeme, is investing $15.2 million into two major power projects in the Mbale district to improve power supply quality and reliability in the region.
Hitachi ABB Power Grids to Operate in Six Balkan Countries
The company’s top officials have also said that “world-class power grid solutions” will help it play an active role in the global decarbonization of energy systems.
Saint-Nazaire Cable Work Gets Underway
French grid operator RTE has started export cable installation works for the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project off France, in the Atlantic Ocean.
Elsewedy Electric to Build High Voltage Substation in DRC
Egyptian electric company Elsewedy Electric has contracted to build a 220-15/6.6kV high voltage distribution substation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mozambique: EDM to Review Transmission Integration Study
Energy developer Ncondezi Energy announced that it has submitted a power transmission integration study to Electricidad de Moçambique for its integrated 300MW coal-fired power project and coal mine in Tete Province.
Enel Green Power Connects €4.6 Million Project to Spanish Grid
Enel Green Power España has connected a new 3.46MW wind farm to the electricity grid in the towns of Mallén and Fréscano, in the province of Zaragoza.
New Zealand: Powerco to Trial Wireless Power Transmission Technology
Kiwi start-up Emrod claims to have developed the world’s first long-range, high-power, wireless power transmission technology.
Bosch Signs Power Purchase Deals with RWE, Statkraft and Vattenfall
German technology company Bosch has signed three long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for electricity generated by RWE, Statkraft, and Vattenfall.
Hitachi ABB Power Grids Wins HVDC Order Linking Shetland Islands to the UK Grid
The link, which will connect Shetland to the UK transmission system and will enhance security of power supply and help transmit wind power generated on the islands.
World Bank Programme to Enable Electricity Trade in West Africa
The World Bank Board of Directors approved a total of $300 million in International Development Association (IDA) credits and grants to support reforms that will help promote electricity trade in West Africa.
Nigeria’s Grid is Set for a Make-Over to Boost Capacity
Siemens’ pre-engineering contract to expand Nigeria’s grid capacity to 25,000MW has been approved.
Reimposed Lockdowns Weaken India's Power Demand
This will affect the revenues and cash collections of discoms.
Power Distribution Arm of REC Orders Cancellation of Contract to Dongfang Electric India
Power distribution arm of REC Ltd, RECPDCL, has directed cancellation of an order to Dongfang Electric India, the Indian unit of the Chinese power equipment maker.
Sweden Becomes Second Largest net Power Exporter for the First Time
Sweden overtook Germany to become the second biggest net exporter of power in Europe in the first half of 2020 – the first time this has happened.
UK Energy Supplier Publishes Report on Power Systems in 2050
UK power distributor National Grid ESO has released a report forecasting changes to the UK energy sector before 2050.
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