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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.
ABB wins $150 m order to grid-connect Hornsea
ABB has won orders worth over $150 million from Ørsted to supply a range of technologies that will help transmit power from Hornsea Project Two to the UK's national grid.
Maritime Link completed
ABB has officially completed the Maritime Link, formally handing over the interconnector to Emera, an energy and services company headquartered in eastern Canada.
Shift needed in electrification for EU goals
European trade body Eurelectric says that a “major shift” in electrification to transport, buildings and industry is required to enable EU nations to meet Paris climate goals.
New SF6-free MV GIS switchgear
Siemens has developed a medium-voltage switchgear that doesn’t require sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) as the insulating gas.
NY Regulators open storm damage probe
New York State utility regulators have told the management of the state's biggest electric utilities that an investigation into preparedness for, and response to, two early March...
European TSOs have restored the norm
Following frequency deviations that affected the Continental Europe Power System between mid-January and the beginning of March, the continental TSOs have restored the situation back...
Prysmian signs framework agreement to upgrade Italian grid
Prysmian Group, the prominent energy and telecom cable systems company, has been awarded a framework contract to upgrade the national power grid.
European frequency disruption traced to Balkan states
ENTSO-E, the association of European TSOs, has reported a severe disruption of the Continental European Power System.
GE to build HVDC ‘highway’ in S Korea
GE has signed a $320 million contract with KEPCO to build an HVDC ‘Energy Highway’ to power South Korea’s capital, Seoul.
Nexans completes Canada’s Maritime link contract
Canada’s Maritime Link project is on schedule to start commercial operations this month.
ABB achieves 1100 kV DC breakthrough
Transformers and other key equipment to be supplied by ABB for the world’s first 1100 kV UHVDC project have successfully completed a ‘stringent’ test phase.
ABB signs grid research MOU with Imperial College
The ABB Group has signed an MOU with Imperial College London to explore opportunities for the creation of a unique digital power network demonstrator unit.
GE to manufacture largest generator transformer
GE will manufacture the largest generator transformer ever made in Turkey at its power transformers factory in Gebze.
ABB to install solar inverters at 750 railway stations
ABB has contracted to provide inverters for solar systems at 750 railway stations in northern India to reduce dependence on traditional sources of energy.
Nexans orders new cable-laying vessel
Nexans has ordered a new state-of-the-art cable laying vessel with a cable capacity of 10 000 tonnes to handle contracts resulting from the growing worldwide demand for high...
EIB supports Alliander upgrade
Dutch network firm Alliander has signed a €300 million loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to help finance the renewal and expansion of the distribution network.