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The world’s most advanced network control system?
UK Power Networks has unveiled plans to create what it believes will be the world’s most advanced electricity network control system.
Abengoa selected for Chilean transmission project
Arauco has selected Abengoa for the construction of a new 220 kV transmission project in Chile.
Prysmian secures offshore wind cabling contract
Prysmian Group has been awarded the contract to provide a submarine power cable connecting Vinyard’s 800 MW wind farm to the Massachusetts power grid.
ABB wins major order for offshore wind power transmission
ABB has been awarded a triple digit million-euro order to supply the HVDC transmission system for the offshore wind connection project DolWin5.
ABB reinvents the LV DC circuit breaker
ABB has developed what it describes as a revolutionary solid-state circuit breaker concept for low voltage DC.
GE to modernise Rajasthan’s transmission grid
GE has been awarded a technology-driven grid modernisation project, the first-of-its-kind in India, by Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam.
ABB signs microgrid partnership
ABB has signed a framework agreement with SUSI to promote the deployment of microgrids and energy storage solutions.
EIB supports Greek network upgrade
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced one of its largest energy investments in Greece, a €255 million facility to support the upgrade of the national electricity network.
WorleyParsons awarded microgrid project by the University of Toronto
This project will see an entirely direct current microgrid system installed at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.
Nemo link gears up for operation
The first electricity link between Belgium and the UK will start operating at the end of January.
Nexans completes HV cable project to connect Kype Muir wind farm
Nexans has completed a project to provide a 16 km, 132 kV underground grid connection for SP Energy Networks.
Lithuania and Poland in harmony on new link
Lithuania’s and Poland’s transmission system operators have signed an agreement to start development activities on the 'Harmony' submarine link.
Nexans qualifies its 525 kV HVDC underground cable
Nexans has successfully qualified its HVDC cable systems for the German TSOs for operation at 525 kV.
Nexans wins Greek island interconnection contract
Nexans has won the contract for the installation of submarine cable for Greece’s Cyclades Islands interconnection project.
ABB to enable world’s first HVDC grid
The Zhangbei propsed HVDC grid in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area of China is intended to enable the integration of remote wind, solar and hydro energy in a transmission ring.
ORE Catapult awarded 10-year R&D extension
The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult has been awarded a consent variation by the Scottish government to operate its 7 MW Levenmouth offshore wind demonstration turbine in Fife until 2029.
Irish grid gives renewables go-ahead
Over 1400 MW of renewables and energy storage capacity has been approved for grid connection by EirGrid, Ireland’s grid operator.
ABB to enable the world’s largest digital substation
ABB is to enable the world’s largest digital substation with the upgrade of one of the biggest air insulated substations ever built.
Spain signs deal on new interconnector with France
Spain and France have signed a grant agreement to help fund a new power interconnector across the Bay of Biscay.