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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.
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.