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Large Fire at Key UK Substation Cuts off Power from France
Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan Reached a Power Swap Agreement
According to news from the Press Center of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan recently reached an agreement on power swaps.
Enel Peru to Meet Growing Energy Demand with Efacec’s Digital Substation
Enel Peru has announced the operation of its new digital substation 175km north of the country’s capital city Lima.
Zambia Launches Blueprint to Enhance Electricity Generation
Zambia on Wednesday launched an ambitious plan aimed at increasing electricity generation in the southern African nation.
Hitachi ABB: Coordination At National Level Needed For Transmission Planning
The company said that the lack of intraregional, as well as interregional, transmission capacity is a major limiting factor for large-scale development of hydro, wind, and solar power to meet emission reduction targets.
Siemens to Deliver Grid Control Center System to Sweden
Support reliable power supply for 965,000 citizens in Stockholm area
Lom Pangar-Bertoua Transmission Line Construction to be Completed in 2021, Cameroon
The construction of the Lom Pangar-Bertoua transmission line in Cameroon, which is being carried out by the French engineering company known as Cegelec, is expected to be completed between November and December this year.
LS Cable and System Asia to Supply Undersea Cables to Vietnam
LS Cable and System Asia announced on March 23 that LS-VINA, its subsidiary in Vietnam, will supply undersea cables for an offshore wind farm project in Tan Phu Dong, southern Vietnam.
Smart Grid gets Boost in Alberta
The Canadian government is investing Ca$900,000 (US$720,000) in two smart grid demonstration projects in Alberta.
Two 95 MVA 426kV Transformers Ready for Norwegian Hydro Plant
Italian transformer manufacturer Tironi has successfully tested two 95MVA transformers with a 426/14 kV ratio for a Norwegian hydropower plant.
Offshore Wind Power
Cuomo Announces Construction of Wind Farm Transmission Line
New York’s Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the adoption of a joint proposal to build a 7.6-mile transmission line that would link the proposed South Fork offshore wind farm to a substation in the Town of East Hampton, Suffolk County.
Construction Starts on $180m Empire State Line Transmission Works in US
Construction has started on the Empire State Line, a $180m power transmission line upgrade project in the US.
ABB Brought on Board to Power Total-Led Mozambique LNG Project
CCS JV, comprising Saipem, McDermott and Chiyoda, has signed a deal with ABB to provide the integrated electrical systems for a Mozambique LNG field.
AfDB Offers $530m Funding for Power Transmission Project in Angola
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has agreed to provide $530m funding for the construction of a transmission line in Angola.
Siemens Energy and Sumitomo Electric Commission India’s First VSC HVDC
The joint venture of Siemens Energy and Sumitomo Electric has completed connecting India’s first high-voltage direct current link featuring voltage-sourced converter and DC-XLPE cable technology.
Solargis to Measure Renewable Resource for Vietnam Grid Operator
Vietnamese grid operator, NLDC, contracts Solargis to provide forecasting data for over 7GW of solar and wind capacity
Nigeria Electrification Project All in on Decentralisation
Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund will finance Chapel Hill Denham N1.8billion to construct 22 minigrids under the Nigeria Electrification Project.
Pakistan: Govt Set to Raise Power Tariff by Rs3.9 per unit
In another development, the government is all set to increase power tariff by Rs3.4-3.9 per unit under the head of FCA for the consumers utilising 300 units a month and private agriculture consumers.
Solar & Wind In South Africa Contributed More Than Nuclear For 1st Time Ever In 2020
The rest was met by other sources, including diesel, hydro, and pumped storage plants.
Blockchain in Power Sector Gets a Boost with Hitachi Backing
Hitachi ABB Power Grids is to collaborate with Energy Web in advancing the implementation of blockchain in its solutions.
Hawaiian Electric to Expand Grid Services Contract with OATI
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has approved Open Access Technology International’s second Grid Services Purchase Agreement with Hawaiian Electric.
French Company Orange Signs Power Purchase Agreement with Total
French telecommunications operator Orange has signed a corporate power purchase agreement with Total.
Wartsila, LUT University Carry out Study to Explore Carbon-Neutral Power System in India by 2050
The joint study is focused on investments in flexible generation technologies for India’s energy transition
TCN to Add 4,000MW to Nigerian National Grid
According to a variety of news reports, the Transmission Company of Nigeria have said that projects currently being executed by the company would boost the national power grid by an additional 4,000MW when completed.
Israel, Cyprus and Greece Agree to Link Power Grids via Subsea Cable
Cyprus, Greece and Israel on Monday signed an initial agreement to build the world's longest and deepest underwater power cable that will traverse the Mediterranean seabed at a cost of about $900 million and link their electricity grids.
ERCOT Overcharged Power Companies $16 billion for Electricity During Winter Freeze, Firm Says
An independent market monitor for the Public Utility Commission of Texas wrote in a letter that the power grid operator kept market prices too high for nearly two days after widespread outages ended.
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