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UK’s Greenlink construction under way
22 March, 2022
Greenlink Interconnector Ltd has announced financial close on construction...
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The Texas grid is ‘ready for winter weather’
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 by The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has filed its final winter weatherisation readiness report with the Texas Public Utility Commission.

Texas generation fleet ‘ready for winter’ – ERCOT
Wednesday, January 05, 2022 by ERCOT  – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas – mindful of the chaos created last winter in the wake of unusually severe storms, has completed on-site inspections of...

EDF consortium wins major UAE transmission project
Wednesday, January 05, 2022 by A consortium of EDF, KEPCO and Kyushu Electric Power Co has signed a $3.6 billion strategic power transmission project, alongside the UAE’s Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and...

First replacement of SF6 in existing HV equipment
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 by Hitachi Energy and National Grid have successfully energised a pilot project replacing SF6 in installed high-voltage gas-insulated lines with an eco-efficient fluoronitrile based...

£158 million redress agreed for delays to major power cable
Tuesday, December 07, 2021 by National Grid Electricity Transmission and Scottish Power Transmission have agreed to pay a redress package of £158 million for delays to the Western Link Project, following...

Atos and Siemens to support Morocco‘s ‘smart grid’
Tuesday, December 07, 2021 by Atos and Siemens have announced an agreement to collaborate with Morocco’s National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) on an ambitious project for the smart management of...

TSOs partner on interconnectors to energy islands at sea
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 by Transmission system operators Energinet of Denmark and Elia of Belgium have signed two co-operation agreements that “move connections from planned Danish energy islands to Belgium...

Prysmian awarded framework contract for the Tyrrhenian link
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 by Prysmian Group has been awarded a framework contract worth around €1.71 billion by Terna Rete Italia, a subsidiary of Terna SpA, the Italian electricity grid operator. The...

New plant for production of SF6-free switchgear
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 by Siemens Energy is investing over €60 million in a new 6200 sq m production facility in Berlin to manufacture its SF6-free vacuum interruptors.

National Grid ESO launches world-first digital grid replica
Tuesday, November 09, 2021 by The UK’s National Grid ESO has launched a programme, a world first of its type, to digitise Great Britain’s energy system and advance the transition to net zero.

World’s first T-pylon is installed
Monday, October 25, 2021 by The world’s first ‘T-pylon’, the first new design for an electricity pylon in Great Britain for nearly a century, has been erected in Somerset

IFA ‘will take two more years’ to get back to full service
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by One of Britain’s most important electricity import cables, the 2000 MW IFA undersea link between the UK and France, will not return to full service for another two years according to...

Prysmian awarded €221m submarine cable project in the Middle East
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 by Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract for a ±500 kV HVDC submarine and land cable system to create an interconnection between Egypt and Saudi Arabia worth around €221 million.

North Sea Link commences operations
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 by National Grid’s €1.6 billion North Sea Link (NSL), the world’s longest subsea electricity interconnector and a joint venture with Norwegian system operator Statnett, has...

Siemens and Sumitomo awarded Ireland-UK interconnector
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 by Greenlink has awarded the EPC contract for the Greenlink electricity interconnector project to a consortium comprised of Siemens Energy AG and Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.

Converter station fire shuts down France-UK interconnector
Monday, September 20, 2021 by A fire at the National Grid’s converter station at Sellindge, southern England, on 15 September has shut down the IFA interconnector linking the UK grid to that of France.

Prysmian connector for Gruissan offshore array
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 by Prysmian Group, in a consortium with Asso.subsea, a submarine installation specialist, has signed a contract worth approximately €30 million with RTE, Réseau de Transport...

SP Energy Networks starts £40m network refurbishment project
Wednesday, September 01, 2021 by SP Energy Networks, which owns and manages overhead and underground power lines in southern and central Scotland as well as Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and North Shropshire,...

Power automation solution for NTDC
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 by Pakistan’s largest transmission company, National Transmission & Despatch Company Ltd (NTDC), has awarded a consortium of (primarily) China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC)...

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