Daily power demand in India has fallen by 24 per cent over the ten days to 26 March, due to reduced industrial and commercial activities, in the wake of the spread of Covid-19.
Wärtsilä has delivered an island grid energy solution on Graciólica in the Azores, which will enable the use of renewables to increase to 65 per cent.
GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business has been awarded €2.2 million through the European Commission’s LIFE climate action programme to help fund the development of an SF6-free 420kV 63kA gas-insulated substation circuit breaker.
Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) has confirmed that it has submitted an offer to Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) to transfer the majority of its water and electricity generation, transmission, and distribution assets.
Andre de Ruyter, CEO of Eskom, said that while he is in favour of allowing companies generate their own power, there will be significant initial costs if they are to sell their excess generation into the South African grid.
To help meet increasing demand for electrification in India, Siemens Ltd (India) has signed an agreement to acquire New Delhi-based C&S Electric Limited.
GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business has been awarded a project for the design, supply, construction, and commissioning of onshore and offshore wind substations for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm, 12 miles off the Fife coast in Scotland.
Jose Ortiz, Executive Director of the power utility PREPA, said that Puerto Rico’s largest power plant could remain out of action for up to a year because of earthquake damage.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that “acts of sabotage” at Eskom led to a massive power loss of 2000MW during the most recent load-shedding period.
South Africa was hit by power cuts on 5 December after a number of generating units broke down, forcing the state utility Eskom to cut 2000MW from the national grid on a rotational basis.