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NY Regulators open storm damage probe
New York State utility regulators have told the management of the state's biggest electric utilities that an investigation into preparedness for, and response to, two early March...
European TSOs have restored the norm
Following frequency deviations that affected the Continental Europe Power System between mid-January and the beginning of March, the continental TSOs have restored the situation back...
Prysmian signs framework agreement to upgrade Italian grid
Prysmian Group, the prominent energy and telecom cable systems company, has been awarded a framework contract to upgrade the national power grid.
European frequency disruption traced to Balkan states
ENTSO-E, the association of European TSOs, has reported a severe disruption of the Continental European Power System.
GE to build HVDC ‘highway’ in S Korea
GE has signed a $320 million contract with KEPCO to build an HVDC ‘Energy Highway’ to power South Korea’s capital, Seoul.
Nexans completes Canada’s Maritime link contract
Canada’s Maritime Link project is on schedule to start commercial operations this month.
ABB achieves 1100 kV DC breakthrough
Transformers and other key equipment to be supplied by ABB for the world’s first 1100 kV UHVDC project have successfully completed a ‘stringent’ test phase.
ABB signs grid research MOU with Imperial College
The ABB Group has signed an MOU with Imperial College London to explore opportunities for the creation of a unique digital power network demonstrator unit.
GE to manufacture largest generator transformer
GE will manufacture the largest generator transformer ever made in Turkey at its power transformers factory in Gebze.
ABB to install solar inverters at 750 railway stations
ABB has contracted to provide inverters for solar systems at 750 railway stations in northern India to reduce dependence on traditional sources of energy.
Nexans orders new cable-laying vessel
Nexans has ordered a new state-of-the-art cable laying vessel with a cable capacity of 10 000 tonnes to handle contracts resulting from the growing worldwide demand for high...
EIB supports Alliander upgrade
Dutch network firm Alliander has signed a €300 million loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to help finance the renewal and expansion of the distribution network.
Innovative traction power solution for UK rail network
ABB has won a $20 million contract from Network Rail to provide a trackside power electronics solution for new high-speed electric trains.
Major progress on Turkana transmission line
A power transmission line linking a large-scale wind farm in Kenya with the country’s national grid could be completed in the next three months, the government has announced.
ABB hands over DolWin2 wind connection
ABB has commissioned and handed over the DolWin2 offshore wind transmission link to the transmission system operator TenneT.
EIB to finance NordLink
The European Investment Bank has signed a EUR 300 million loan agreement with Norwegian TSO Statnett for the completion of the Nordlink interconnector between Germany and Norway.
Mobile substations to be deployed in Saudi Arabia
Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply two mobile substations to National Grid SA, the transmission operator of Saudi Electricity Company.
EU network codes conference gets under way
The various bodies involved in running Europe’s electricity grid are holding a web-streamed conference to determine how to jointly implement the EU’s new network grid codes.
TenneT to trial first ‘super cable’
TenneT is planning to install a trial run of between two and four km of underground superconducting high-voltage cable in the Dutch electricity grid.
World’s first digital distribution transformer launched by ABB
ABB has launched what it says is the world’s first digital distribution transformer. It employs integrated sensing and monitoring technology