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ABB pioneers new Statcom technology
ABB’s Power Grids business has completed the installation of the world’s first hybrid static compensator (Statcom).
Three UK firms will pay £10.5 million blackout fine
Three energy companies in the UK have agreed to pay fines totalling £10.5 million following a power cut that affected over 1 million people.
GE celebrates 100 years of supplying synchronous condensers
GE is celebrating 100 year anniversary of the supply of its first synchronous condenser, and in November officially inaugurated a new unit at the Uchtelfangen substation.
First use of HVDC for offshore WTG link
ABB is to supply its HVDC Light converter systems to connect what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farms to the UK grid.
GE expands its SF6-free HV portfolio
GE has announced plans to invest heavily in expanding by 2025 its range of SF6-free high-voltage substation equipment to include all voltage levels.
Dominion files grid application for 2.6 GW project
US utility Dominion Energy has filed an application with a regional transmission organisation (RTO) to connect a planned large-scale offshore win farm to the grid.
Final report on UK power blackouts
The TSO's final report into the UK's power blackout on 9 August has concluded that it was caused by a combination of rare events acting together, nut not necessarily unpredictably.
Fingrid strengthens its grid ties
Fingrid has announced plans to strengthen the electricity transmission connection between the north and south of Finland with the installation of two 400 MVA power transformers.
Ofgem launches investigation into UK power blackouts
Ofgem, the UK’s electricity industry regulator, has launched an investigation into the causes of the power cuts on 9 August that left around a million people without power for several hours.
Blackout "lessons to be learned"
At about 17:00 BST on Friday, 9 August the UK suffered power blackouts for several hours that affected nearly 1 million people.
Prysmian’s Viking link contract confirmed
Following the letter of award sent two weeks ago, National Grid Viking Link Ltd and Energinet have awarded Prysmian Group the contract for the turnkey installation of Viking Link.
Prysmian to develop Viking
Prysmian Group has received a letter of award from TSOs National Grid Viking Link Limited and Energinet for the development of Viking Link, the world's longest interconnector.
North Sea Hub a feasible concept, say partners
An initial study of proposals to develop an offshore wind ‘hub’ in the North Sea indicates that the project is technically and economically feasible.
Argentina’s power failure blacks out 44 million
On Sunday16 June a catastrophic blackout cut power to all of mainland Argentina and Uruguay for most of a day.
Prysmian secures DolWin5 grid connection
Dutch-German grid operator TenneT has awarded Prysmian a contract valued at €140m for the 900 MW DolWin5 offshore grid connection in the German North Sea.
Scotland OKs new Inch Cape design
Design changes to the proposed 700 MW Inch Cape offshore wind farm have been approved.
E.On to eliminate its use of SF6
E.On has announced plans to eliminate greenhouse gases from its gas insulated switchgear products.
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.