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EirGrid and Smart Wires partner on grid optimisation
07 July, 2021
EirGrid is partnering with power technology firm Smart Wire Grid...
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World bank to support Uzbekistan’s transition
Wednesday, July 07, 2021 by Uzbekistan’s ministry of Energy has announced that a new $380 million project to enhance the performance of the National Electric Grids of Uzbekistan (NEGU) has been approved by the...

New data shows impact of energy transition on distribution networks
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 by depsys, a specialist digitalisation company, reports that the acceleration of photovoltaic installations, charging points for electric vehicles and the intensive use of heat pumps,...

UK path to integrating more renewable energy
Tuesday, June 01, 2021 by What is being called a ground-breaking project – the Constellation project – by UK Power Networks, with ABB as its partner, is intended to increase the amount of renewable...

Commissioning of giant capacitor bank in Minnesota
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 by Hitachi ABB Power Grids has announced the successful commissioning on 31 March of a 500 kV, 1400 MVAr series capacitor bank, one of the largest in the world, for Minnesota Power’s...

Planning begins for Bornholm underwater cable routes
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 by As part of the Danish climate agreement of June 2020, it was decided to build two energy islands, in the Baltic and North Seas respectively, linked to offshore wind farms that...

GE and Sembcorp seal Sofia transmission deal
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 by The consortium of GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions and Sembcorp Marine has been awarded the full contract to supply the HVDC transmission system converter substations for RWE’s 1.4...

Ørsted to develop huge renewable hydrogen plant
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 by 'SeaH2Land' is an ambitious vision, linking GW-scale electrolysis to the large industrial demand in the Dutch-Flemish North Sea Port cluster through an envisaged regional...

Crete’s record-breaking subsea interconnection completed
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 by On 1 April Prysmian Group and independent power transmission operator IPTO successfully completed the submarine interconnection between the island of Crete and the Peloponnese...

Prysmian finalises Sofia offshore cable contract
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 by Prysmian Group has finalised its contract agreement with RWE Renewables, worth over €200 million, for the development of the turnkey high voltage submarine and land export...

‘Future-ready’ grid control centre system
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 by Ellevio, Sweden’s second largest grid company, has contracted with Siemens Smart Infrastructure for the delivery of a new grid control system for its distribution network. The...

GE begins microgrid study
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 by GE Energy Consulting along with its subcontractor and partner Nexant, has started work on a microgrid feasibility and evaluation study for the town of Bedford in Massachusetts, USA....

IFA2 interconnector is open for business
Tuesday, February 02, 2021 by 22 January marked the opening of the new power line, IFA2, linking France and England, after 33 months of construction and 3 months of testing.

Hitachi ABB launches first HV hybrid switchgear for offshore
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 by Hitachi ABB Power Grids' latest high-voltage hybrid switchgear for offshore wind applications is the first-of-its-kind to enable the wind tower connecting grid to operate at a...

Hitachi ABB Power Grids energises NordLink
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by On 9 December Hitachi ABB Power Grids announced energisation of the NordLink project, a 623 km long high voltage direct current interconnection that for the first time links German...

Accenture makes strategic investment in Reactive Technologies
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by Accenture has made a strategic investment and formed a strategic alliance with Reactive Technologies, a London-based provider of power and grid technology, to help utilities...

Power firms to deliver underwater super-highway
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 by Three of the UK’s largest energy firms have confirmed that they are developing ambitious plans to deliver an underwater super-highway that will see the North Sea become the hidden...

50Hertz and Energinet inaugurate world’s first hybrid interconnector
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 by On 20 October, 50Hertz and the Danish system operator Energinet inaugurated the world’s first hybrid offshore interconnector, integrating the German Baltic 1 and Baltic 2 offshore...

Hitachi ABB system for IFA2 interconnector
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 by Hitachi ABB Power Grids will be delivering its HVDC Light system for the IFA2 Britain-France interconnector project, which is now entering its final commissioning phase.

Emerson to buy Open Systems International Inc.
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 by Emerson has agreed to acquire Open Systems International for $1.6 billion in an all cash transaction. OSI Inc. is a leading operations technology software provider that...

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