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UK offshore transmission auction announced
Tuesday, June 06, 2023 by Britain’s energy regulator Ofgem has put out a call to prospective investors looking to bid for £7 billion worth of offshore transmission assets that are set to be auctioned off in...

Prysmian invests in new plant strategy
Tuesday, June 06, 2023 by Prysmian Group is to invest around €120 million in its strategic plant in Pikkala, Finland. The investment – in addition to the €100 million already provided in 2022 – is aimed at...

Prysmian is preferred bidder for UK’s EGL2 link
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 by Prysmian Group has received notification from SSEN Transmission, and National Grid Electricity Transmission, Great Britain’s electricity transmission network owners, that it has...

National Grid launches ‘largest overhaul in generations’
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 by National Grid has launched what it is calling ‘the largest overhaul of the grid in generations’. It plans to invest £16 billion between 2021 and 2026 to support the UK’s net zero...

Funding for net zero innovation projects
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 by The UK National Grid’s electricity transmission and distribution networks have been granted nearly £1m, from a scheme by regulator Ofgem, for eight innovation projects.

22 GW of offshore HVDC connections awarded by TenneT
Tuesday, April 04, 2023 by Dutch/German transmission system operator TenneT has awarded 11 contracts of 2 GW each to bring green electricity from the North Sea to land in unprecedented volumes. It has secured...

Italy's largest islands connected to the mainland
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 by To claim the maximum benefit from renewable energy in the future, the islands of Sardinia, Sicily and the Italian mainland must be able to flexibly exchange electricity. To help make...

National Grid energises world’s first T-pylons
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 by National Grid has successfully energised 36 of the world’s first pylons in the new T-design between Bridgwater and Loxton in Somerset, SW England. The new pylons have been constructed...

Trial of drone-mounted field sensors for pylon inspections
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 by The UK’s National Grid and The University of Manchester are working together to develop a new drone-mountable system that will allow live inspections of overhead transmission...

NKT and Prysmian to create ‘world’s largest offshore cable systems’
Tuesday, March 07, 2023 by NKT and Prysmian are to install five 525 kV XLPE HVDC cable connections for Dutch 2 GW projects to be completed between 2028 and 2030.

Prysmian and National Grid to upgrade UK electricity grid
Tuesday, February 07, 2023 by Prysmian Group has been awarded, through its subsidiary in the UK, a medium voltage cable framework agreement with National Grid Electricity Distribution for a minimum of 3 years.

Duke Energy brings advanced microgrid into service
Tuesday, February 07, 2023 by Duke Energy has brought into service what is said to be one of the nation's most advanced green microgrids, in the Madison County town of Hot Springs (population 500), North Carolina....

Irish power grid will connect to continental Europe
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 by Siemens Energy has contracted to deliver the high-voltage direct current transmission technology for the Celtic Interconnector between France and Ireland. It will be the first...

Victoria-NSW interconnector upgrade completed
Tuesday, November 08, 2022 by A greater volume of renewable energy will be able to flow between Victoria, New South Wales, and the Australian Capital Teritory (ACT), with the successful delivery of Transgrid’s...

Hitachi launches world’s first eco-efficient 420 kV CB
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 by Hitachi Energy chose CIGRE Session 2022 on 29 August as the place to unveil the world’s first eco-efficient 420 kV circuit-breaker. The technology is described by Hitachi as a...

Hitachi to build SuedLink DC4
Tuesday, August 09, 2022 by Hitachi Energy has won a major order from TenneT and TransnetBW, two of Germany’s four transmission system operators, to supply a transmission solution for the SuedLink DC4...

UK-Germany energy link reaches financial close
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 by The €2.8 bn NeuConnect project, a significant new energy link between two of Europe’s largest energy markets, the UK and Germany, reached financial close on 21 July, paving the way...

UK’s Greenlink construction under way
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by Greenlink Interconnector Ltd has announced financial close on construction of the 500 MW 190 km subsea and underground electricity interconnector that will join the power grids of...

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.

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