New News information at Modern Power Systems New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Modern Power Systems 105km Finland – Estonia EstLink 1 to be upgraded by <br/> <br/> Hitachi Energy has won an order to provide Fingrid and Elering, the transmission system operators in Finland and Estonia, with an extensive control and protection system upgrade of the EstLink 1 high voltage direct current transmission system that connects the two countries. Thu, 29 Feb 2024 20:24:00 GMT Bekaert and Toshiba sign PEM electrolyser agreement by <br/> <br/> Bekaert and Toshiba Energy Systems have entered into a global partnership that includes a strategic co-operation agreement, and a manufacturing technology licence for membrane electrode assemblies, a key component for proton exchange membrane electrolysers (PEM) that is expected to help accelerate the advance towards green hydrogen production. The agreement formalises a recent collaboration agreement to combine the two companies’ technological, manufacturing and commercial strengths. Thu, 29 Feb 2024 20:18:00 GMT India boosts nuclear expansion with launch of two new units at Kakrapar by <br/> <br/> India aims to add 18 new nuclear power reactors with a capacity of 13,800 MWe by 2031-32, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) announced after Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated two 700 MWe reactors at Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS) in Gujarat. The additional 18 units will bring the total share of nuclear power in the energy mix to 22,480 MWe by 2031-32. Currently NPCIL operates 24 reactors with a total capacity of 8,180 MWe. Thu, 29 Feb 2024 18:00:00 GMT XFLEX HYDRO unveils seven recommendations to enhance hydropower flexibility by <br/> <br/> The XFLEX HYDRO project has unveiled a comprehensive set of recommendations aimed at enhancing the flexibility, resilience, and security of hydropower systems. The project, supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation initiative, underscores the pivotal role of hydropower in facilitating a transition towards renewable energy sources. Thu, 29 Feb 2024 17:00:00 GMT GE and Dragos to develop grid protection solutions by <br/> <br/> GE Vernova’s Grid Solutions business and Dragos Inc have announced a technology partnership to offer holistic cybersecurity solutions by combining their respective areas of expertise in grid automation and operational technology (OT) cybersecurity. From this partnership GE will provide its global grid automation customers with Dragos’ cybersecurity solutions such as the Dragos Platform, Dragos Worldview threat intelligence, and incident response services, aiming to provide a holistic approach to safeguarding their critical infrastructure and other OT environments. Tue, 27 Feb 2024 17:32:00 GMT Plan for 100 MW green H2 plant in Finland by <br/> <br/> Oulu Energy is in the initial stages of planning what it believes will be a ground-breaking 100 MW hydrogen production plant in Oulu, northern Finland, marking a significant step towards clean energy production. The initiative aligns with Oulu Energy's broader objective of achieving carbon neutrality by the year 2030. Collaborating on the project planning is Finnish company P2X Solutions, currently engaged in the construction of a hydrogen production plant in Harjavalta, western Finland. Tue, 27 Feb 2024 17:29:00 GMT Aker awarded waste-to-energy study contract by <br/> <br/> Aker Carbon Capture has been awarded a study from an un-named European developer to assess the feasibility of integrating carbon capture at multiple biomass and waste-to-energy facilities. The four initial plants will be based on Aker’s modular Just Catch, to enables synergies across the projects, faster realisation and reduced overall risk. Tue, 27 Feb 2024 17:28:00 GMT $559 m financing for 1 GWh BESS in Arizona by <br/> <br/> Strata Clean Energy, a developer, owner, and operator of renewable energy projects, has closed on $559 million financing for the construction and ownership of the Scatter Wash battery storage complex. The 255 MW/1020 MWh storage facility broke ground on 18 January and is expected to be operational by April 2025. Tue, 27 Feb 2024 17:26:00 GMT ZNPP in more danger as the front line comes nearer by <br/> <br/> Powerful explosions shook windows at the site of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear power plant during the week of 19 February, underlining the urgent need for maximum military restraint to reduce the danger of a nuclear accident as the conflict enters its third year, director general Rafael Grossi of the International Atomic Energy Agency said in the IEAE’s Update 213 on 23 February. Tue, 27 Feb 2024 17:25:00 GMT Prysmian signs €2 billion contract for EGL2 link by <br/> <br/> Prysmian has finalised a contract worth in the region of €1.9 billion with Eastern Green Link 2 Ltd, a joint venture of SSEN Transmission and National Grid Electricity Transmission plc, the UK transmission network owners. Under the contact, Prysmian will deliver a 2 GW capacity HVDC cable system for the Eastern Green Link 2 (EGL2) network development project to further connect the Scottish and English grids. 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