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German TSOs TenneT and TransnetBW have selected NKT and Prysmian to...
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‘Power bridge’ to connect Crete to mainland Greece
A consortium led by Siemens Gas and Power has been awarded a turnkey contract for two converter stations for the HVDC link that will connect Crete, Greece’s largest and most...
Ofgem approves 600 MW Shetland link
Ofgem has approved a proposal by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) to build a 600 MW subsea electricity transmission link from the Shetland Isles to mainland Scotland....
ABB partners with China’s state grid
ABB’s Power Grids business has won several major orders to supply advanced HVDC converter transformers and high-voltage equipment for three 800 kV ultrahigh-voltage direct current...
Vattenfall inks HKZ grid connection agreement
Vattenfall and TenneT have signed an agreement for the offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 3&4 offshore wind farm.
Terna initiates power system upgrade
Ansaldo Energia and ABB have won a 70 million euro order from Terna to improve the quality of the electric power system in Italy.
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.