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South Africa’s Eskom to Implement ‘Stage 4’ Power Cuts From Sunday Noon
South Africa's Eskom will implement "Stage 4 power" cuts from noon on Sunday until early Monday morning.
EIB Invests Nearly Half a Billion Euros in Major German Grid Expansion Plan
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing Dutch-German TSO TenneT with a loan of €450 million ($440 million) for the construction of a 185km electricity transmission corridor.
Australia and Tasmania Sign Milestone Energy Sharing Deal
The Tasmanian Government has signed a partnership agreement with the Australian Government to push forward development of the Marinus Link interconnector.
Digitalising Europe’s Energy Sector – The Strategy
The European Commission has released its action plan for digitalising the region’s energy sector to improve efficiency and renewables integration.
Australia Promises Billions for Renewable Projects to ‘Rewire’ Power Grid
Australia on Wednesday announced plans to build renewable energy zones, wind projects and underwater electricity interconnectors, as it looks to build its renewable power capabilities and bring more clean energy into its national grid.
Superconductivity Tech to Deliver up to 10X More Renewable Capacity
National Grid and VEIR, a US-based early-stage clean technology company, have announced a collaboration to demonstrate VEIR’s use of superconductivity to modernise electric power transmission, critical to meeting clean energy goals.
Data Innovations Drive UK National Grid Smart Meter Project
British distributor National Grid has launched the new Smart Meter Innovations and Test Network (SMITN) project.
SMS Brings U16 Gas Smart Meter to Market in UK
Smart energy infrastructure specialist SMS is the first meter installer to bring the device to the UK market.
British Households Should Cut Energy Use Where Possible This Winter -Ofgem
British households should reduce their gas and electricity use where possible this winter to help cut costs and reduce the risk of power cuts.
Romania Secures €420m+ for Massive Grid Overhaul
Contracts have been signed valuing €424.4 million ($411.8 million) for nine projects to oversee the digitisation and modernisation of Romania’s transmission network and power grid.
Northern Ireland Smart Grid Demo Delivers Savings
Project Girona, Northern Ireland’s first smart grid project, was designed by The Electric Storage Company to demonstrate the potential benefits of a smart local energy storage system in combination with rooftop solar PV.
Can Grid Expansion Keep up With Surge in Solar Power Generation?
Solar power generation to surge in the near to medium term.
Octopus Energy Flexibility Scheme Pays Prosumers to Support the Grid
UK energy supplier Octopus Energy is announcing a new energy reduction and flexibility scheme while calling to end the prospect of electricity blackouts.
FirstEnergy Brings 3-Year US Smart Grid Automation Project to a Close
As the grid implications of intense weather events become more obvious, an electric utility in Ohio has announced the completion of a smart grid automation project, which aims to strengthen the grid in the face of severe weather.
Smart Meters and Heat Pumps to Drive Belgian Domestic Flexibility
Octopus Energy Group’s entech platform Kraken will control domestic assets such as heat pumps, smart meters and other energy tech to automatically reduce bills for Belgian households.
Philippines Energy Chief: 2023 Power Supply Conditions Look 'Difficult'
The Philippines' energy minister said on Monday the country's power supply situation next year is likely to be difficult, with some hydro plants expected to be unable to deliver electricity.
UK Minister Zahawi: Planned Power Cuts Extremely Unlikely
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Nadhim Zahawi walks at Britain's Conservative Party's annual conference in Birmingham, Britain, October 5, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah McKaySenior Cabinet Office minister Nadhim Zahawi on Sunday said it is &qu
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South African State Utility Reinstates Rolling Power Cuts from Monday
South African state utility Eskom said on Sunday it would resume rolling power cuts from Monday till Wednesday during night-time to attend to unplanned breakdowns and replenish generation capacity.
GE to Supply Reserve Power to Swiss Federal Office
GE Gas Power has secured an order from the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) for the rental of eight of its trailer-mounted gas turbine units.
India – 5 Million Smart Meter Milestone
The five million smart meter milestone was passed in India on the last day of September, according to National Smart Grid Mission statistics.
Canada’s Ocean Energy Smart Grid Project Reaches Milestone Testing
A smart grid controller to integrate ocean and other energy resources and regulate their distribution goes into full-scale testing.
Iberdrola Taps EIB for €220M Smart Grid Development
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Iberdrola have agreed to increase the green loan signed in 2021 with a top up of €220 million ($215 million) to strengthen smart grids in Spain for renewable integration, energy efficiency and security of supply.
Laos Poised to Be Southeast Asia’s Key Electricity Supplier
This comes amidst the development the Laos-Thailand-Malaysia-Singapore Power Integration Project.
Siemens Enables Complete Digital Model for Largest US TSO’s Physical Grid
The energy giant will replace American Electric Power’s (AEP’s) protection simulation operation software with PSSCAPE with the aim of establishing software interoperability and setting up a digital model of their transmission grid.
5 Million IoT Enabled Smart Meters for India
Vodafone Idea is partnering with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) and Trilliant to deliver IoT enabled smart meters in two states in India.
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The Uk’s Ofgem Approves Eligibility of 7 Interconnector Projects
Electricity Produced by Renewable Energy Sources Grew by Over 12% in 2022 and Provided 23% of Total U.S. Generation
Duke Energy to Mobilize First-Of-Its-Kind Microgrid-Integrated Fleet Electrification Center
Schneider Explores New Resource for Microgrids — River Currents
The Increasing Energy Demand Is Fueling the Consumption of Distribution Transformers
Price Rises in European Electricity Markets at the Beginning of March